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2015 Friends of the Region
What's Happening!


Sunday, July 19, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:00 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.


Saturday, July 25, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bring garage sale type treasures or craft items to our Church parking lot @ 50 Lake Ave, Hilton

Reserve your space for $10 per vehicle and sell from your vehicle or from your table.

Food items will also be sold.

Call Hilton Baptist Church at 392-7990 to reserve your space or with any questions.

Church Planter's UnConference

October 15-17, 2015

1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610
Article Submission Deadline for the Monthly Newsletter is the 15th of every month.
July 10, 2015
The Rev. Alan G. Newton, Executive Minister
Dear Friends,

Each summer I have provided a few reading suggestions for members of region churches.  Given the tensions over race made evident in our country by recent tragic events I felt it fitting to focus on a few books which might help advance the conversations that continue to be necessary.  Of course, simply reading a book will not bridge the racial divide but perhaps the insights gained through reading might prompt questions, conversations and understanding. Read Full Article
Dr. Andrew Davison Dies; 

Co-Recipient of 2013 Sparrowk President's Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/10/15)-Dr. Andrew "Andy" Davison died on Sunday, July 5, in Madison, Wisconsin. Andrew and Beverly Davison were named as the 2013 recipients of the Cora and John Sparrowk President's Award, presented to them on behalf of the Board of General Ministries at Mission Summit 2013, held June 21-23, 2013, in Overland Park, Kansas. 

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*Andy Davison was an active region pastor in ABCRGR, serving many years in leadership at CRCDS. 
Cards may be sent to Beverly Davison at 6205 Mineral Point Road, Apt 525, Madison, WI 53705-4580.

2015 Annual Gathering
"Singing of Justice"

September 25 September 26, 2015

September 25, 2015
Minister's Council Workshop
Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church
"Critical Conversations: Making it safe to talk about almost anything"   Presenter is Rev. Alan Newton 

ABCRGR Recognition Dinner
Location: Fairport Baptist Homes
Music by David Caughey, Member of 1st Baptist Church Ithaca NY

September 26, 2015
Peace Breakfast & Annual Gathering
Location: Ogden Baptist Church
"Singing of Justice"
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins, Executive Director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies 
Feature Article 



J. Brent Walker

Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty


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Originally Published in the April 2015 

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