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What's Happening!

Sunday, September 20, 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

September 10-12, 2015  
Brockport First Baptist Church, 124 So. Main St.
September 10 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
September 11 (8:30 AM - 2:30 PM)
September 12 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
Hilton Baptist Church, 50 Lake Avenue, Hilton, NY.
RSVP by September 15, 2015 Click Here 
Announcing Our 2015 Film Selections

September 27, 28; October 4, 5, 2015 

The Witness Palestine Film Series is back at The Little and St. John Fisher College offering five films in September and October. Click Here for Schedule

Sisters of Scripture 
Essay Contest 

"Who is the Ruth or Deborah in your life?"

Watch the book trailer here:
Prizes Awarded:
The contest is open to American Baptist women who are 17 to 35 years old. Winners will be announced the week of November 2nd.

First Prize $1000.00 
Second Prize $500.00
Deadline: September 15, 2015
Church Planter's UnConference

October 15-17, 2015

1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610
2015-2017 Ministry Focus Theme Resources
You are invited to join the New York State Council of Churches for the 2015 Faith for a Fair NY retreat, held Oct. 11-13 in Niskayuna, NY. 

This year's event will explore how the shift to a low-wage, high-inequality economy is impacting communities across the state and what people of faith can do about it.  Come be inspired and get connected to great work happening across New York! 

To register visit:   http://bit.ly/1EezUAp For more information contact Rev. Brooke Newell, New York State Council of Churches Director of Social Witness at   brooke@cjgreen.net. 

Article Submission Deadline for the Monthly Newsletter is the 15th of every month.
August 31, 2015
Dear Friends,

The Rev. Alan G. Newton, Executive Minister
On October 4, 2007 a friend of mine, J am es Slater, was gunned down by youth on his way hom e.  James worked at Action for a Better Community as a community organizer.  When James died the
 collective cry of the community was that this senseless gun violence had to stop.  But as time passed that cry dissipated and eventually it
 disappeared.  Since James death, hundreds of other persons have been victims to gun violence in Rochester.  Thousands have died in our country. The cry is always the same, "We must do something!"  Read Full Article
Sharing Prayer Concerns
2015 Annual Gathering
September 25 - September 26, 2015

September 25, 2015
Minister's Council Workshop
9 AM - 4 PM
Cost: $45 Members; $55 Non-Members; 
$25 Seminarians
Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church
"Critical Conversations: Making it safe to talk about almost anything"   Presenter is Rev. Alan Newton

ABCRGR Recognition Dinner
6 PM
Cost: $20 per person; Honorees: Complimentary
Location: Fairport Baptist Homes
Music by David Caughey, Member of 1st Baptist Church Ithaca NY

September 26, 2015
Peace Breakfast & Annual Gathering
War & Peace: A Chaplain's Story 
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Cost: $10 Per Person
Keynote Speaker: 1LT Jennifer Lane, JD/MPA
The Veterans Chapel Chaplain; Vanderbilt Divinity
Location: Ogden Baptist Church
Annual Gathering
"Singing of Justice"
9:30 AM
Registration Fees:
$30 - Standard;  $15 - Seminarians
$20 - Half Day (No Meal)
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins, Executive Director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies 

To Download and Mail Registration Forms
West Henrietta Baptist Church 
to celebrate its bicentennial Sept. 20
 All are welcome to the 10 a.m. worship service.  Anyone wishing to attend the banquet please contact Sharon Scurlock at scurlocks@ymail.com for a reservation.  Anyone unable to attend the banquet but interested in the year's publications, should contact Bonnie Healy at bonniehealy@yahoo.com.

Community News
Church Women United Meeting
S eptember 12, 2015 
10:00am - 11:30am

Covenant United Methodist Church, 
1124 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609.
We hope you will join us.   This meeting is open to all so feel free to bring a friend.   Church Women United needs YOU.  We seeking more young women 18yrs - 45yrs to become a part of this organization.   We need EVERYONE!!

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