Articles in this Issue

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!   1 John 3:1
From the Executive Minister  ExecutiveMinister

We live in a fractious age made even more so because of the 2016 Presidential election.  Families have been torn apart.  A rift has developed between lifelong friends.  Even churches have been experiencing divisions in ways not experienced before.
Ministers have reported difficulty in preaching in the face of such divisions in fear that if they dare risk bringing the Gospel to bear on current events, a sizable sector of their congregation will be offended and walk.  Also, not saying anything at all about the present-day proceedings will result in another sector's annoyance and departure.

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Our Church Story  ChurchStory

Trinity Church of Nunda

Trinity Church of Nunda
Our church is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. After many months of planning, the First Baptist Church and the First Presbyterian Church officially federated on January 29, 1967. They did so "to emphasize the unity of Christian faith to and create a stronger and more effective parish to practice and proclaim it." 

After using both buildings for several years, the church decided to continue using the Baptist Church for worship and demolish the Presbyterian building. The pastor currently lives in the Presbyterian manse. We have had pastors from both denominations. 
Second mission trip to Haiti

Worship and teaching is Christ-centered and Bible-based, while room is made to accommodate both traditions. Baptism is performed by immersion, or sprinkling. Mission money is divided equally between Baptist and Presbyterian missions. Our ministry is organized and guided by the pastor and a council of twelve members. 

The Women's Association raises funds through an annual yard sale and a Christmas bazaar to support many charities and projects. For several years, we have been providing free suppers twice a month for the community. We work with the Kiwanis and Rotary to help those in need, as well as working in conjunction with the other churches in the area to proclaim the good news and minister to the world around us.

Recently, Trinity helped sponsor a second mission trip to Haiti. We mapped homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. We also built the foundation for a corn grinder in a remote community as part of a micro-development programs.  Visit us at

Vital Partners for a Vital Ministry VitalParnters 

American Baptist Women's Ministries
All of you are Christ's body, and each one is a part of it. 
1 Corinthians 12:27

When the National Support Fund was created 35 years ago, it was customary to ask each woman to give a dollar. Today we realistically invite supporters to prayerfully give $10 a  month for a year.  Your donation is used to build a ministry dedicated to growing leadership skills in women, so they can create, plan, and implement ministry visions. 

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Pancake Breakfast Pancakes

Proceeds to benefit Cameron Community Ministries.
Chicken Barbecue  Chicken 

First Baptist Church of Penfield
1862 Penfield Road, Penfield
Sat., May 6 ~ 2:00 to 6:00
Chickens will be prepared on site by Gale-Wyn Catering.  Eat in or take out. Handicapped accessible.  Call (585) 586-2876 for more information.

2016 Annual Reports   AnnualReports

Thanks to all of you who have submitted your annual reports. If you have not done so already, please send your report as soon as possible.

Fax: 585-473-5929

Crop Hunger Walk  CropWalk

First Baptist Church
Moorestown, NJ  
May 7th ~ 1:30 p.m.

Monies raised by participants through per-mile pledges support programs of Church World Service , a joint Christian ministry organization of 37 different denominations, as well as the work of local church-based food pantries in Moorestown, NJ. 

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Parish Paper   ParishPaper

Financing the Local Church - What Does It Cost?

Even though they are not members, Bill and Dorothy go to a church in their neighborhood once or twice per month. They are fond of the pastor and proud of the congregation's ministry. They also take pride in contributing a small amount when they attend services, feeling satisfied that they have contributed their fair share toward the church's expenditures. Is their assessment realistic? 

The annual budget for Protestant congregations averages between $200,000 and $250,000 per year. 

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