Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Matthew 24:35
From the Executive Minister  

Dear Friends,  This is the last time that I will be writing a Friends Campaign letter to the region.  For the past 16 years I have sent invitations to you to participate in the region through financial gifts and you have responded faithfully and generously, for which I am very thankful.
 
This year I am seeking your support for the ongoing ministry of the region.  It is important for my successor to have a strong base of support.  More than at any other time your gifts to the Friends Campaign are needed. Read more.

Delegates  Meeting  

The Baptist Temple
1101 Clover Road, Rochester
Sun., June 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Monthly Prayer List   
 

  Week  
Church
May 6 Rochester Chin Christian Church
May 13 Ithaca First Baptist Church
May 20 Good Shepherd Community Church
May 27 Moorestown First Baptist Church
Prayers for Chaplain Jennifer Lane

Jennifer Lane, 209th Aviation Support Battalion Chaplain, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, would appreciate our prayers. She was recently hospitalized from complications with surgery, and will be home on Convalescence Leave for 14 days recovering. She is a member of our region and values our support while she's in the military overseas. Cards may be sent to:  
CH (CPT) Jennifer & James Lane,  1128 Lehua Rd,  Wahiawa, HI 96786

Ordination 

Nicole Iaquinto
Immanuel Baptist Church
815 Park Ave., Rochester
Sat. May 5 ~ 12 p.m.
Read more .
May Friendship Day
United Church of Pittsford
123 South Main St., Pittsford
Fri. May 4 ~ 5 p.m.

Church Women United in Rochester and Vicinity invite you to a program and catered meal (from the Coffee Connection). Guest Speaker: Rev. Joy Bergfalk. 
RSVP: cwuroffice@yahoo.com or 585-342-2790.
Fine Art and Craft Show

Clover Center for Arts & Spirituality
(The Baptist Temple)
1101 Clover Street, Rochester

Fri., May 4 5:00 to 8:00
Sat., May 5 11:00 to 5:00
Sun., May 6 12:00 to 4:00
Eviction Author to Speak

Temple B'rith Kodesh
2131 Elmwood Ave, Rochester
Wed., May 9 ~ 11:30 a.m.

PathStone is excited to launch PathStone Presents - Provoking Thought!, an opportunity to meet and interact with thought leaders engaged in addressing persistent poverty. Our inaugural luncheon will feature Dr. Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of " Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" .
 
In an effort to bring people and resources together to make a difference, PathStone will announce the launch of an anti-eviction support fund at the Desmond event. Call  585-340-3368.  
Gospel Music Hymn Sing 


First Bible Baptist Church
990 Manitou Rd., Hilton
Sat. May 19 ~ 2 p.m.

Read more .
Cameron Ministries Fundraiser
Sat., May 19 ~ 8:30 a.m.
Read more.
Thank you Friends of the Region  Friends

Pal (up to $100) -  Bangert, Elliott,  Green, Mann-Beech, Shakes, Provost,
    A. White, Cole
Friend ($100 - 149) - Sprouts, Gerald & Nancy Bishop, Lance, Kohlenberg,
    Ingram, Klingler, Brown, Sullivan, Ewell, Williams
Companion ($150 - 399) - Cavers, Taylor, Caughey, Dodgson, Carey, Fox,
    Turner, Hazen, Braker, Heisig, Ehr
Partner ($400 - 999) - Womble, Bruce & Nancy Dean, Woodyard
Golden Friends ($1000 or more) - Hines, Newton
Fairport Baptist Home Benefit
Church Reports past due 


Mail to ABCRGR, 1101 Clover St., Rochester, NY 14610
Email to : officeabcrgr@gmail.com  
ABC-USA Press Releases  

News and events in this week's press releases may be found here.