Child Safety Training

2017 Child Safety Training with Registration Form

Judicial Process Commission’s Faith Community Adult Mentor Training

JPC Adult Mentor Training  flyer

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!

2017 Peace and Global Witness Offering

Resources to promote the 2017 Peace & Global Witness Offering:  Offering helps fund peacemaking, reconciliation and, optionally, Freedom Rising initiative

 

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 PCUSAStore.com.   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.

 

Great Schools are Diverse Schools with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Click here for more details:  Great Schools are Diverse Schools

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 – https://pbygenval.org/early-bird-lifelongfaith-registration/

AFTER 10/01/17 – https://pbygenval.org/lifelongfaith-registration-100117/

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

Lifelong Faith Associates Websitehttp://www.lifelongfaith.com

Questions?  

Contact

Laura Fry [email protected]

Rod Frohman [email protected]

Susan Orr [email protected]

Witness Palestine Film Festival Events AND Susan Abulhawa Event

2017 Susan Abulhawa flyer rev-6-26-2017

WPFF Flyer 2017

School success starts with being prepared!

Greetings!

Summer program is in full swing, it’s wonderful to hear the sounds of the children’s laughter throughout the building. While we have them here now enjoying summer, it will soon be time to start thinking about back to school.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

As we always do, we will collect donations of school supplies for the kids in Cameron’s Youth Program along with the families we serve in the Lyell-Otis neighborhood. Our goal is to have a backpack full of the supplies that each student needs along with extra supplies for the teachers at School #54. School can be a tough time for some of our kids and we want to make sure that they are fully equipped to succeed during the 2017-2018 academic year.


A donation of any size is greatly appreciated!

The cutoff date for supplies to be delivered to Cameron is Friday, August 25th. 

 

SUPPLY LIST

 *3-ring binders                                       *Crayons

 *BACKPACKS                                         *Erasers                                                             

 *Dry Erase Markers                               *Highlighters

 *Glue Sticks                                              Index Cards

  Hand Sanitizer                                       *Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled)

 *Masking Tape                                         Pencil Cases

 *Scissors                                                   Pencil Sharpeners

 *Scotch Tape                                            *Pens & Pencils

  Tab Dividers                                           Pocket Folders (solid colors)

  Tissues (Full Size Boxes)                      Post Its

 *Colored Markers (Washable)             Rulers

 *Colored Pencils                                      Socks (All Sizes)

 *Composition Books                               Spiral Notebooks (solid colors, wide ruled)

*Items that are in highest demand 

If you’d like to donate funds for us to purchase the supplies, please feel free to do so here.   

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Thank you for making a difference in helping students succeed!

Sincerely,

Jennifer and Cameron Staff

Cameron is in need of volunteers!

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS (click! for flyer)

Cameron is in need of volunteers to help prep, cook and serve meals in our Soup Kitchen? There are various shifts from 9am-2pm Monday-Saturday. I’m happy to answer any questions as well as Lindsay Jewett our Volunteer Coordinator.

Thank you!

Best,

Jennifer

Jennifer Muniga
Executive Director
Cameron Community Ministries
48 Cameron St. Rochester, NY 14606
585.254.2697

United Way Donor Choice #1708

Video of J Herbert Nelson

From Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, DC:  https://advocacydays.org/2017-confronting-chaos/speakers/sunday-interdenominational-worship/

Support the work of the Hebron Defense Committee

Send  a child from Hebron’s Old City to camp! It costs just $60 to give a boy or girl a five-day break from the checkpoints, soldiers and settlers, from an Israeli occupation that says “Palestinian lives don’t matter” this summer.

Christians Witnessing for Palestine partners with the Hebron Defense Committee, a grassroots organization in Hebron that provides the children with

  •       a trip out into the countryside,
  •       recreation to which they are normally denied access because of their location and economic realities,
  •        educational opportunities that build solidarity and enhance their dignity as Palestinians.

Christians Witnessing for Palestine is providing $120 worth seed money out of its budget to send two children to camp.  We are asking you to consider donating additional funds to give more Old City children the opportunity to look forward to five days of fun and solidarity, instead of checkpoints and soldiers.  The deadline for the 2017 summer camp is the end of June.  Funds sent after that time will be applied to the 2018 summer camp.

Please write out checks to The Downtown United Presbyterian Church or DUPC with CW4P-Camp in the memo and send them to 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY 14614.

 

New Curriculum Now Available!

Feasting on the Word

South Wedge Food Program

South Wedge Food Program Brochure Color

Two articles that may be of interest!

http://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/pcusa-six-agency-effort-share-facing-racism-resources-denomination/

 https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/pcusa-issues-letter-urging-wendys-join-fair-food-program/

Free Jose Coyote Rally

On Thursday, March 9th, there was an Emergency Rally to Free Jose Coyote hosted by Metro Justice, at Summerville Presbyterian Church with 150+ people in attendance.  Jose Coyote Perez is a dairy farmworker, father, and community leader in Upstate NY who has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Jose has been a longtime champion in the fight for farmworker rights and is an active leader of the Alianza Agricola and Workers’ Center of CNY.   Jose was able to telephone in from the Batavia Detention Center during the rally.

How can you help Jose and others?

    • Sign an online petition to support the release of Jose Coyote: http://bit.ly/2mfMqcv
    • Call ICE Buffalo Fed. Detention Facility office of the Chief Counsel and demand Jose’s release. Script and number here: http://bit.ly/2lU5U4A

Photos courtesy of Kay Michelinie

Thank you!

Rural and Migrant Ministry: Menu of Hope

Menu of Hope (flyer)

Presbyterian Mission Peacemaking Program

2017 Travel Study Seminars Opportunities, for more information click:  Presbyterian Mission Promotional flyer for 2017

Volunteers build community as they work for change

Our own YAV Jeremy Glidden, along with others, making a change!

Asheville Young Adult Volunteers meet challenges of a growing city

The Syria-Lebanon Partnership Network

The Syria-Lebanon Partnership Network  (Click for Newsletter)

A Thank You from The Garden’s Edge

Garden’s Edge 2016 Report

We Choose Welcome

We Choose Welcome

Motor City Mission Corps

The Presbytery of Detroit has two Work Groups that would like to promote service opportunities to the newsletters of close by Presbyteries. A brief overview is below. Are you the right person to send that information to for your Presbytery or could you point me in the right direction?

The Hands on Mission Work Group Inbound Mission Subcommittee sponsors both Summer Work Groups and Alternative Spring Break groups to serve within the Presbytery of Detroit.

The Motor City Mission Corps Work Group seeks 18-30 year olds who would be willing to come to live and serve for a year in our Presbytery.

Peg Carpenter, member of both of the above Work Groups.

Motor City Mission Corps Flyer (1)

We’re Changing Our Dining “Habits”!

Kirkhaven Action

The Children’s Agenda

The Children’s Agenda – Spring Update

People’s Ministry in Christ

People’s       pmic      Ministry in Christ

516 Dewey Avenue, P.O. Box 13654,  Rochester, N.Y. 14613

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

November 1, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ;

As we begin a new season of serving God at People’s Ministry in Christ, we wanted to extend our sincere appreciation to you for your faithful support. By partnering with us, we have had the privilege of serving the people in the Dewey-Emerson neighborhood.

During this time of transition, a team of people, with a heart for this neighborhood and the city have been meeting to discern God’s will and direction. We are excited about what God is showing us!  Presently, we are continuing: Bible Study, prayer, neighborhood prayer walks, training in preparation for Celebrate Recovery, and outreach to Edgerton Square.

After the building renovation is complete and God clarifies other ministries, People’s Ministry in Christ will be “REBIRTHED!” (Probably spring!) We will keep you informed as we move forward and would invite individuals and churches to stay connected in any way God is leading.

As of November 15, 2016, Parkminster Church, 2710 Chili Ave, 14624 has agreed to act as financial administrator until PMIC reaches Not for Profit Status. Any donations should be made out to Parkminster Church with PMIC on the memo line.

We covet your prayers, are thankful for all of the donations (clothing, household items, hygiene products, Bibles) and most importantly, the time you gave sharing the love of Jesus with our neighbors.

“May the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.”

People’s Ministry in Christ


People’s Ministry in Christ (PMIC) is a worshipping community located at 516 Dewey Avenue in the city of Rochester. In 2015, it was determined that a Presbytery ministry team be assembled for the following purpose: “to discern and determine the future direction of People’s Ministry in Christ.”

On July 17, 2016 the following recommendations of the Ministry team, as approved by Council, were voted and passed by Presbytery:

  • Dissolve the administrative relationship between People’s Ministry in Christ (PMIC) effective October 31, 2016.

The Presbytery of Genesee Valley will no longer be responsible for financial records or paying bills beyond this date. To ensure a smooth transition, Cheryl Battaglia (PGV Financial Administrator) will be available to PMIC for consultation.

NOTE: Funds must be released to an active 501(c)(3).

  • Authorize the Mission & Advocacy Committee to extend the contract of mission co-worker the Rev. Tedd Pullano through December 31, 2016. Tedd’s leadership and presence at PMIC is significant, and this action will create stability for them in this time of transition.

NOTE: The Mission Co-worker, in consultation with PMIC leadership, concluded his service to PMIC on August 31, 2016.

  • Release the funds from line item 3109 (currently $18,223.17) to PMIC once the 2016 books have been closed and all financial matters have been settled (approximately mid-February 2017).
  • Continue to encourage financial partnerships between the presbytery’s congregations and PMIC. Currently, those congregations include Dewey Avenue, Pittsford First, and Webster.
  • Provide, through the Mission & Advocacy Committee, financial support to PMIC beyond December 31, 2016 (currently $2,300.00 per year).

The Presbytery office is awaiting instructions regarding the transfer of 2016 operating expenses to the new administrator. As of October 31, 2016 the Presbytery will not be responsible for any administrative oversight or services in connection with PMIC.  It is our understanding that a letter will be crafted by People’s Ministry in Christ, co-signed by the Presbytery, detailing instructions on where donations will be received and by whom expenses will be paid.  This must be an entity with a current 501(c)(3).

PMIC is currently not gathering for worship on Sunday but still meets for Tuesday Bible study (led by Ann McCrossen) and Thursday Bible study (led by James Graham).  PMIC Mission Co-worker Tedd Pullano completed his service to PMIC on August 31, 2016

The Presbytery no longer has an administrative roll but will continue as a spiritual partner and champion of PMIC. We hope share further updates with you soon.

Respectfully Submitted,

Rev. Danny Peters, Mission and Advocacy Committee
Sue Tedesco, Mission and Advocacy Committee
Ronald Hansen, Board of Trustees
Susan Orr, Presbyter for Mission and Education


NEWS!

‘Rochester In Focus’ Interview from Channel 10 News:   http://www.whec.com/news/rochester-in-focus/4342471/

 

Sarah Noble Moag’s Women of Faith video

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ancqw9e0lvmbytr/WOF%20-%20Sarah%5B1%5D.mp4?dl=0

 

RCRGL: Rochester Coalition for Reasonable Gun Laws

RCRGL Ltr for Sponsors

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

Welcome to the Presbytery of Genesee Valley

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Welcome to the Presbytery of Genesee Valley

“Genesee Epiphany”

 by Rev. Colin Pritchard