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RGR ABWomen's Ministries Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ogden Baptist Church
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Church Planter's UnConference

October 15-17, 2015

1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610

May 19
RGR Executive Board Meeting

May 25
Memorial Day (Region Office Closed) 
Article Submission Deadline for the Monthly Newsletter is the 15th of every month.
April 30, 2015
The Rev. Alan G. Newton, Executive Minister
Dear Friends,

There is an expression, "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."  This is a phrase that has confounded me a bit as I have never wanted to catch flies.  I would rather avoid them.  But the phrase, as I understand it, is a proverb meaning that it is easier to get what you want by flattering people and being polite to them than by criticizing them or by making demands.  

Interfaith Dialogue for Peace in Myanmar and around the World

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Lake Avenue Baptist Church

72 Ambrose Street, Rochester, NY

Al-Haj U Aye Lwin of Myanmar 

(Burma) will speak about conflict transformation and peace-building in conflict-torn Myanmar, as well as the critical role interfaith dialogue plays in peace-building globally. Learn More

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Church of the Month


4997 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY
Phone: (585) 352-3344

What's Happening!


Friday, May 8, 2015 7 PM - 6 PM 

We will host a Choral Scholar Gala Concert featuring current and former choral scholars. We promise a highly enjoyable program including music for everyone - from Mozart to musicals! Admission is free; a free-will offering will be taken to support our Choral Scholar program.First Baptist Church of Penfield, 1862 Penfield Road.   view flyer


Saturday, May 9, 2015 2 PM - 6 PM 

First Baptist Church of Penfield, 1862 Penfield Road. Give Mom a break from cooking this Mothers' Day weekend! Dinners are $10.50 (include a half barbecued chicken, coleslaw or macaroni salad, salt potatoes, roll and butter, plus a dessert)  


Sunday, May 9, 2015 5:30 PM Cost: $6.00 per person.  Dinner includes tossed salad, dessert and beverage.  Parma Baptist Church, 4997 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call Cindy at 617-4633 OR email: pbcrgr@gmail.com.


Sunday, May 10, 2015 10:00 AM Eighteen readers will tell the story of Emily's life as she wrote it in poems and letters across six decades. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.  West Henrietta Baptist Church, 5660 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta, NY 14586 view flyer



Sunday, May 17, 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.
Continuing to Care
by: The Rev. Dr. Jack E. Skiles
Pastor, First United Church Bloomington

There remain so many people who are homeless due to mental illness related dilemmas.  Of course, there are a lot people for whom alcohol is a big addiction.  However, even many of those are quite simply using alcohol as a medication for any number of mental health issues...

* Article originally published in the April 2015 edition of "First News", the official newsletter of the First United Church of Bloomington
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When Work and Family Needs Collide

Has your family faced a time when someone had to choose between a job and caring for a new baby or seriously ill family member?  Have you had an adult child, a partner or a close family member deployed in the military and could not get adequate time off to re-organize family responsibilities or share precious time together? IF so, the New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign would like to hear from you.  This campaign is working with legislators to expand the New York Temporary Disability Insurance program to include paid family leave.  For more information or to share your story, go to http://citizenactionny.org/paidfamilyleave or call Blue Carreker at (518) 4668500 to share your story.  More information is also available at www.timetocareny.org

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