Pastoral Letter

(10/7/2018) [This was send via email to the congregation this morning and subsequently read aloud at Fellowship of Faith.] Good Morning, Church! Although I know that some of you will be attending worship in the next few hours, there are some things to share with everyone on this fall morning in Rochester. I am really mindful of the various responses that many among us are having to the … [Read more...]

2018 State of the Church Message

Here's is the Pastor's 2018 State of the Church address as found in the 2017 Annual Report. If you would rather watch the 18 minute video of this address, CLICK HERE.   A Look Ahead …  Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power … [Read more...]

“Happy” Lent? You’re Kidding, Right?

(February 25, 2018) With all of the national news that is SO upsetting ... Parkland, Florida ... the Mueller investigation(s) ... the Me, Too ! Movement ... people in the WH not having security clearances to the documents they're seeing every DAY ... the number of now-convicted FELONS coming from this administration ... it might seem naive to some that this year, we are re-framing Lent to … [Read more...]

The Evan Dawson Show

Pastor Deb was a guest (again) on Evan Dawson's show. You can listen to the podcast here. Connections WEEKDAYS NOON-2:00 P.M. ON WXXI-AM 1370, FM 107.5, AND WRUR-FM 88.5 IN ROCHESTER AND WEOS 89.5 FM IN GENEVA HOSTED BY EVAN DAWSON Evan Dawson talks about what matters to you on Connections, Every weekday from Noon-2 p.m. Be part of the program … [Read more...]

A Meerkat Moment

(February 22, 2018) I. Am. Exhausted. The last week or ten days have been emotionally draining, the work load has been huge. And I know I'm not the only one feeling this way. The shootings in Parkland, FL -- the students' outrage and mobilization -- has brought about both pride and tears from me. There is hope for the nation when I see the next generation of activists being born from … [Read more...]