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New Matching Grant Program

Due to the generosity of the Palmer Foundation, we are able to offer a new Matching Grant Program for Congregational Ministries. Grants will provide 100% matching funds for projects in ABCRGR churches that strengthen and enhance the congregational life of the church. Generally, award grants will range from $1,000 to $2,500. (Read More)

Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015.
What's Happening!

Saturday, December 12, 2015 5:30 PM
Parma Baptist Church, 4997 Ridge Rd W, Spencerport. Cost is $6 per person (includes dessert). Reservations Required. Call Cindy at (585) 617-4633 or via email at pbcrgr@gmail.com.    (download flyer)

Sunday, December 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
Brockport First Baptist Church, 124 So. Main St., will offer a free community dinner.  All members of the community are welcome to join us for a hot meal and conversation.

Sunday, December 20, 2015 4:00 PM
Hilton Baptist Church, 50 Lake Ave., will present a Christmas Pageant "I Told You So, So Long Ago and Christmas Dinner. Cost: $8 Adults, $4 Kids (6 and under) $25 Family Value Pack Download Flyer
Clergy Tax Information Housing Allowance

To fully optimize the housing or parsonage allowance that your minister (or ministers) can receive in 2016, did you know that your church should adopt a resolution, in writing, within the next 31 days? These allowances are the most valuable tax benefit for ministers. Some tax experts consider it one of the most valuable benefits of all. But some churches fail to capitalize upon it the right way, creating only a partial benefit for their ministers (allowances adopted after January 1 only operate prospectively, never retroactively)-or worse, none at all! That doesn't make sense because an allowance costs a church nothing.
2015 Friends of the Region
Article Submission Deadline for the Monthly Newsletter is the 15th of every month.
November 30, 2015
The Rev. Alan G. Newton, Executive Minister

Dear Friends,
This Advent Season begins in unsettling times. The headlines, be they about racial strife or terrorism, create an atmosphere of distrust during a season that we have always associated with "Good Will." 

Flapjack Saturday Community Fundraiser
Saturday December 19, 8 to 10 am
Delicious pancakes, pure maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, and more!
All for just $4.00 per person, $3.00 for children 10 and under. 

Our December proceeds will go directly to help support The Salvation Army: Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. rochesterny.salvationarmy.org
Fellowship Hall - Handicapped accessible
Bring the whole family; meet up with friends, or make new ones!  Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing YOU there!
Call ahead for reservations of 6 or more.
Please be sure to mark your calendar for this ongoing event:

First Baptist Church of Penfield
1862 Penfield Rd, 585-586-2876

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