Sunday October 16, 2016 Children's Sabbath Weekend
Churches in Monroe County, NY are urged to encourage the signing of letters advocating for child care subsidies for working parents. Since 2011 thousands of eligible parents have lost or denied this state recommended benefit. The local interfaith collaborative has successfully advocated and received additional state funds. Unfortunately each increase has been met by additional cuts in county support.
There is a direct relationship with the increase in poverty and the decrease in subsidy supports. See the Children's Sabbath Weekend for more background information.Click Here
See pdf attachment for letter to be signed. Signed letters can be returned to or picked up by ABCRGR office. Download Letter
Interfaith Clergy Support Group
Monthly, starting October 2016
ABOUT:This monthly support group will provide facilitated discussion as well as resources and educational materials around key issues faced by clergy, followed by open discussion about the challenges in the current lives and ministry of the participants.
FEE: $25 per session.
LOCATION: Pastoral Counseling & Family Therapy Group, 2000 South Winton Rd.
Executive Board Meeting - October 11, 2016 (5:30 PM) at Region Office - 1101 Clover St.
Delegates Meeting - January 22, 2017
(3:00 PM) Location TBD
Article Submission Deadline for the Monthly Newsletter is the 15th of every month.
September 30, 2016
STATE OF THE REGION
Philippians 4:6-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Please keep Rev. Adrienne Phillips in your prayers. Adrienne has been place on immediate medical leave and will be relocating to Charlotte, N.C. to initially reside with her daughter until more is known about her health status.
Rev. Adrienne L. Phillips
12320 Headquarters Farm Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Sunday October 9 is National Clergy Appreciation Day!
Please join us in spreading the word about our upcoming 6 week Holy Yoga Series at First Baptist Church of Penfield "Lord teach us to pray."
All are welcome; guests should please bring a mat. $10 per class. Thursdays October 6 - November 10th, 6:30 PM. Download Flyer
Brockport First Baptist Church, 124 So. Main St., will continue offering the free community dinner, The Gathering Table, on Sunday, October 16, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. All members of the community are invited to join us for dinner and conversation.
ROCHESTER GENESEE REGION AMERICAN BAPTIST FOUNDATION SEMINAR
This will be a 2 hour seminar sharing the "Strengthening Your Financial Future" campaigns for ABC churches & the services the Foundation provides for our ABC Family, including churches, ministries & individuals.
The seminar is designed for pastors & trustee leadership.
DATE: LATE JANUARY 2017
LOCATION: FBC ROCHESTER
If you are interested in learning more please complete this form & return it to Kris Lutton, ABF Development Advisor.