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ABC Delegation Embarks on a "Peace and Justice" Advocacy & Mission Trip to Malaysia/Thailand/Myanmar (Burma) Click Here

John L. "Bud" Carroll Dies; was Leader in American Baptist Education, Youth Ministries 

A Pilgrimage 
to  Taiz�

May 21 - June 2, 2015
(includes Chartres and Paris)

This trip is primarily created for those aged 17-29, though everyone is welcome. As you may know, the Taiz� community in France has become a gathering place for young adults from all over the world. In this setting, young Christians have an opportunity to meet the world Church, to develop life-long spiritual practices, and to reflect on their call to follow Christ. If you or someone you know has questions about the trip or would like to hear from a past participant, don't hesitate to email  bridget.holmstrom@abc-usa.org .  

Prayer Concerns  bible-candle.jpg

The Rev. Mark Ballard, pastor of FBC Fairport recently underwent ankle surgery.

Cards can be sent to: 227 Aldine Street, Rochester, NY 14619

The Rev. Kenneth Watkins, interim pastor at University Baptist Church (Columbus, OH) has been hospitalized. 

Cards can be sent to: 7756 Blue Juniper Drive, Westerville, OH 43082
Article Submission Deadline for the Monthly Newsletter is the 15th of every month.
March 2, 2015


The Rev. Alan G. Newton, Executive Minister

In recent weeks I have been spending considerable time reading and thinking about leadership.  What I have discovered is that a lot of what we consider to be leadership in the church is in all actuality management. What is the difference?  Management functions have to do with planning, budgeting, organizing, staffing, controlling and problem solving.  Leadership

on the other hand involves activities such as: establishing direction, aligning people around that direction, motivating and inspiring. 


BPFNA Hires Scott Hayes as Office Manager 
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What's Happening!


Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4PM

Cost: $10 Ebenezer Baptist Church located at 174 Thurston Road, Rochester, NY view flyer


Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7PM

Parma Baptist Church located at 4997 Ridge Road W, Spencerport, NY view flyer


Sunday, March 15, 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.
Community News

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

1100 S Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Main Phone: 585-271-1320
Admissions Phone: 585-340-9500
Admissions Toll free: 1-888-937-3732
Admissions Fax: 585-340-9644

Website: www.crcds.edu

Want to End Poverty? - Become a Mentor

We all know that the statistics are grim in Monroe County.  There are also some things which can be done to make things less grim.  One proven strategy is Mobility Mentoring, a partnership of ABCRGR.  If you have an hour a week and would like to explore becoming a mentor to someone who needs a hand up rather than a handout please fill out the form on the attached brochure. View Brochure

Painting with a Purpose Night 
to Benefit Fairport Baptist Homes

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Where: Painting with a Twist, 1276 Fairport Road, Fairport. Time: 6-9pm (painting will begin promptly at 6:30) Cost: $35 per person. 
Participants must be 18 or older.

Register at:
http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewEvent.aspx?eventID=316772  If you can't attend but would like to donate a raffle item or door prize, please contact Jessica Regan at 388-2324 or email: jregan@fbhcm.org
FR=EE's Race and Education Action & Change Workgroup will hold a Community Forum 

"Making the School-to-Prison Pipeline Visible.".
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Frederick Douglass Resource Center
36 King Street, Rochester, NY 14608
1 PM - 3 PM
Women's Day
in Overland Park, Kansas 
Join us for Women's Day! Raise your voice in thanks and praise to God with your sisters in Christ. Be informed and inspired to be Christ's hands and feet in the world. See . . . what God has in store for you in Kansas this summer! click here for more information
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