Event Archive

Recordings and details of selected past events.

2021

Congregational Learning Day 2021

Six FREE seminars for congregational leaders and members:

Called and Equipped: Training for New and Returning Elders & Deacons
Finance Forum – (formerly Church Treasurer Forum)
Essentials for Trustees, Finance and Property Elders
Rethinking Stewardship – New Strategies for Changing Times
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Teaching Without Preaching

Rev. Dr. Stanley Bhasker from the First Presbyterian Church in Bath, N.Y. will lead our time of worship. He is delighted to be a part of the learning day which includes leadership from both Geneva and Genesee Valley Presbyteries. (3/6/21)

2020 

 Redlining in Rochester

This presentation examines how federal policies like redlining, racially restrictive covenants, and urban renewal segregated Rochester, built wealth for its white citizens and disenfranchised people of color. It connects the past policies to the disparity and inequality we see in Rochester today and invites us to learn from and apply the activism of Rochester’s past to its present. (11/17/20)

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Congregational Learning Courses

Understanding White Fragility

This timely workshop is based on the antiracism work of Robin D’Angelo and her recently published book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, 2018. After an introduction to her theories there will be opportunity for participants to share both their reactions and their own life experiences related to racism. (11/12/20)

View Robin DiAngelo presentation
View follow-up discussion video

 

Sabbath Practices and Intergenerational Faith Formation

This workshop explores the roots of the Sabbath practice philosophy and will walk through how to access and use this new, FREE curriculum for your congregation or ministry as well as discuss how these practices can strengthen your communities during this unprecedented time in our congregations and our world. (10/8/20)

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Working Out Financial Issues for Churches Now and into the Future

Representatives from Cohocton and Pulteney Presbyterian Churches offer strategies to help congregations, especially smaller congregations, maneuver through financial strains and provide a sustainable financial future. (9/24/20)

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Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Q & A session for NYS Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

The session was conducted to support pastors, clerks of session, and administrators  and answer any questions regarding the on-line training tools and administrative requirements for setting up and completing the training required by N.Y. State for each church employee, paid and unpaid.

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