Event Archive

Recordings and details of selected past events.

Fall 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)

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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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