Child Safety Training

2017 Child Safety Training with Registration Form

Campus Quest at U of R!

For more information, Click here!:  Campus Quest at UofR

Contact Laurie if you’re interested – [email protected] or 770-3074

Learn Together about Systemic Racism

Crossroads Antiracism flyer

Follow the link in the flyer to register for the exciting event!

More resources from Congregational Ministries Publishing

More resources are available from Congregational Ministries Publishing

GenOn Ministries’ resources for broadly graded (preschool through high school), intergenerational curriculum and program design are now available at   Sample sessions are available here

The resources from GenOn (formerly LOGOS) will fill a niche in your midweek ministry or in gathering multiple generations together for discipleship.

Seasonal intergenerational curricula includes program design suggestions. For children, Faith for Life offers a third curricular option to complement Growing in Grace and Gratitude and Feasting on the Word.


More resources are available from Congregational Ministries Publishing

Click here for:  More resources are available!

New resources for new school year focus on Christian formation

Click to read more!  New resources for new school year

Come to the Table 2017

Our theme, Feasting on Abundance: When the World Says There Isn’t Enough, will shape an incredible two days where our all that we do together is informed by our worship and sacraments.

WHERE:  Stony Point Center

WHEN:  Friday, September 22 @ 10am – Saturday, September 23 @ 12pm

For more details and to Register, click here!  Register for Come to the Table

Nurturing Faith -LifelongFaith Event

LifelongFaith Associates is coming to the Presbytery of Genesee Valley!!

LifelongFaith Associates is committed to helping congregations develop lifelong Christian faith formation for all ages and generations, increasing the capacity of leaders and communities to nurture faith growth in everyone. 

Two Opportunities for Learning!

  1. Faith Formation for Every Adult in the Congregation; and
  2. Nurturing Children’s Faith in the 21st Century

Click on this link for more details:  Nurturing Faith Events – LifelongFaith Flyer Nov 2017 (002)

SAVE!  If you register prior to October 1, save $$!
Register here if before 10/01/17:
Early Bird LifelongFaith Registration

After October 1st?  Register here:  LifelongFaith Registration (after 10/01/17)

Get equipped–Be inspired!

Join our presbytery-wide Lifelong Faith Associates events November 3 and 4, 2017. On Friday 11/3 we’ll be exploring adult faith formation and Saturday 11/4 will be devoted to children’s faith formation.

Why should you come?

Friday: To discover new ways to engage adults in your church and to gain access to ongoing web-based support for adult faith formation.

Saturday: To explore children’s faith formation for the 21st century and how we as families and church leaders can equip and inspire one another to nurture faith in daily life.

Who should attend?

Friday: Church leaders, pastors, and educators.

Saturday: Parents, grandparents, pastors, Sunday school teachers, youth leaders, Christian educators, Vacation Bible School leaders, and any other adults who want to learn more about nurturing children’s faith.

What’s special about these events?

Lifelong Faith Associates has a record of empowering families and congregations to nurture lifelong growth in faith.  This is an amazing opportunity right in our own presbytery!

Our Saturday morning event (11/4) will include a special children’s program with Bible story, music, games, crafts, a snack, and a few special guests.  This program is open to any child whose parents or grandparents are attending the workshop.  Traditional play-based childcare will be available Friday and Saturday afternoons.

What’s the cost and how do I register?

Registration for Friday’s event is $25/person including dinner.  Early bird pricing is $15 before October 1st!

Registration for Saturday’s events is $10/person including lunch.  Early bird pricing is $5 before October 1st!  You must be present for the morning workshop in order to participate in the afternoon session.  Children’s program is provided free of charge with paid adult registration.

Online Registration at:  

BEFORE 10/01/17 –

AFTER 10/01/17 –

For more details regarding times, locations, and registration: Please open the attachment for this additional information.

Lifelong Faith Associates Website



Laura Fry [email protected]

Rod Frohman [email protected]

Susan Orr [email protected]

New Curriculum Now Available!

Feasting on the Word

Continuing Education Scholarship for Christian Educators and Youth Workers

The Resource and Education Committee is proud to offer a scholarship to support the continuing education of our current Christian educators and youth workers.

This scholarship will pay the registration cost for any of these four conferences: Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE), Northeast Association of Church Educators (NEACE), Presbyterian Youth Workers Association (PYWA) and Progressive Youth Ministry (PYM). These scholarships are drawn from a special fund previously used for Christian Education Certification: once the funds have been spent, they will not be replenished.

Requirements: Applicants must be a clergy member, staff member, or layperson currently active in Christian Education or Youth Ministries in the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Each person may only receive one scholarship from this fund. There is no application deadline; applications will be considered by the Resource and Education Committee as they are submitted. Plan for approximately a one-month delay before receiving news about your application, since the committee meets monthly. Recipients of this scholarship must write a newsletter article about their conference experience (less than one page, pictures encouraged) to share with the presbytery.

Click and Complete the Application now

Introducing PC(USA) Denominational Children’s Curriculum


growing in grace logo

Growing in Grace & Gratitude

Here is a very short video to help get the word out about a PC(USA) curriculum

A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denominational children’s curriculum will help transform the lives of children and those who love them, shaped by grace and gratitude.

Growing in Grace & Gratitude is rooted in the foundation of Presbyterian identity where God’s grace and our gratitude are the heartbeat of our faith, life, and worship. The curriculum extends an invitation to discipleship that inspires children to learn and practice hospitality, generosity, and love, and it reaches beyond Sunday morning, encouraging children to live their lives as an expression of God’s grace.

Published by Congregational Ministries Publishing, Growing in Grace & Gratitude is a quarterly curriculum available in English and Spanish. Each session shares a Bible story that reveals God’s grace for us. Through fun, age-appropriate activities, prayer, and singing, children and their leaders will celebrate the meaning of this grace in their lives as they encounter a living God.

“This is the way you teach Reformed faith to children,” said Lib Caldwell, noted Presbyterian educator and professor emerita at McCormick Theological Seminary. “With thoughtful biblical background for the teacher and age-appropriate learning activities, children will grow in their understanding of God’s grace as it is revealed through biblical stories.”

Churches can try Growing in Grace & Gratitude for free by ordering a sampler in English or Spanish at

Congregational Ministries Publishing is the denominational curriculum publisher of the PC(USA). Its mission is to bring glory to God by inspiring, equipping, and connecting Presbyterians of all ages with faithful, affordable, educational resources that further commitments to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Christian Educator’s Brown Bag Lunch

brownbaglunchA series of discussions for Professional Christian Educators employed by a church

The Christian Educator’s Brown Bag Lunch meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 12:00 till 1:00 beginning September 13, 2017 in the Resource Center at the Presbytery Office.


On-line Teacher Training


Opening Doors to Discipleship is a series of three courses in the Presbyterian/Reformed tradition to help teachers and leaders equip themselves to be faithful teachers and leaders.

Once you register with this site, you will have access to all three courses. The three courses are:

  1. Teaching Skills,
  2. Bible Background,
  3. Presbyterian/Reformed Faith (to be released Fall, 2008).

Each course has 12 sessions which should, ideally, be done with a Learning Group from your own congregation.

The courses address questions like these:

  • How can I tell a story and use activities in such a gripping way that my students long to be disciples of Christ?
  • How can I communicate the broad sweep of biblical stories so that learners yearn to enter them?
  • How can I speak with passion and enthusiasm about the particular “flavor” of Christianity which we identify as Presbyterian/Reformed?

Site sponsorship:

  • The Cumberland Presbyterian Church
  • The Moravian Church in America
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • The Presbyterian Church in Canada
  • The Reformed Church in America

Contact Susan Orr at the Resource Center, 242-0099 for the PCUSA login code.

The Thoughtful Christian


The Thoughtful Christian is a web-based resource center that seeks to help Christians wrestle with difficult questions by stimulating informed conversation and reflection about living faithfully in a complex world.