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Prayer Concerns

Deb Hedtke, chaplain and a member of United Church of Granville OH is receiving treatment following surgery for cancer.  

Cards can be sent to: 
83101 Adams Road, Tippecanoe, OH 44699

The Rev. Alan G. Newton and Family, for the recent passing of his father in-law,  Eugene McSweeney .
 
Cards may be sent to: 
2892 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618


"For where two or three gather together in my name, there I am in the midst of them"   - Matthew 18:20
What's Happening!

HARVEST DINNER 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 4:00 PM
The Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover Street, Rochester , will offer a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixins'.   Reservations appreciated not required.  A free will donation will be accepted.   (download flyer)

THE GATHERING TABLE 
Sunday, November 15, 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.
ABCRGR Students @ UofR

Do you have a student from your congregation attending the University of Rochester this year, either as an undergraduate or a graduate student? If so, I would love it if you'd let me know their name, so that I can reach out to them.  As the chaplain for the Protestant Chapel Community on campus, it would be my delight to connect with them and let them know about all that we have to offer as the mainline Protestant "church on campus." We've been at the U of R for over 50 years, as a ministry of Genesee Are Campus Ministries, of which the ABCRGR has been a strong supporter and partner for many years.  You can reach me at ltiberi@ur.rochester.edu.

S how your warmth for those less fortunately in our community by donating  new or gently used coats at any Julian's Dry Cleaners now through November 20, 2015   for our Share the Warmth Coat Drive. 
We know that warmth is created in more than one way... A warm coat brings physical warmth, the gift of community brings warmth to our spirits...the knowledge that someone cares brings warmth to the heart. See attached flyer for more information regarding this event.

SAVE THE DATE FOR BPFNA'S 2016  SUMMER CONFERENCE!

June 27-July 2 

 Cheyney University * Cheyney, PA

CRCDS Offers One Week Intensive Doctor of Ministry Course

 January 11-15, 2016 

CRCDS is excited to offer a one-week intensive opportunity for students to engage in and reflect on the legacy of the social gospel in the Methodist/Wesleyan tradition. Dr. Christopher H. Evans, Professor of Christianity and Methodist Studies at Boston University School of Theology, will be teaching the course. 
Article Submission Deadline for the Monthly Newsletter is the 15th of every month.
October 30, 2015
We And They The Rev. Alan G. Newton, Executive Minister
1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Annual Gathering 2015

The final stanza of the poem We and They, by Rudyard Kipling reads as follows:

All good people agree and all good people say,
All nice people, like Us, are We and every one else is They: But if you cross over the sea, Instead of over the way, You may end by (think of it!) looking on We
As only a sort of They!
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.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT

The Baptist Temple
1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610

Pastor: Rev. Katie Jo Suddaby
PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT NEEDED
Between 10-12 hrs per week. Answer phones, prepare correspondence, weekly bulletin, and light bookkeeping. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Required and Power Church a plus. To apply send your resume to  BTCloverCenter@gmail.com 
Rev. Dr. Michael Ford 
and Ms. Lara Brokaw 

are exited to share with you all details of their upcoming marriage, to which all who wish are welcome to attend (no need to RSVP).

November 14, 2015
2PM

Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church 
72 Ambrose Street
Rochester, NY 14619

A light standing reception will take place in the church Social Hall following the ceremony.

In lieu of gifts, for those who wish, we invite donations to the Michael and Lara Ford Scholarship fund which has been established at Lake Avenue Baptist Church to assist our young people in pursuing their academic dreams.

Community News
WORLD 
COMMUNITY DAY
November 13, 2015
6:30 PM
Memorial AME Zion
549 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY 14608

Speaker: 
Pastor Denise Lynn Bell, Parma Baptist Church

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