From the Executive Minister  

The Rev. Alan G. Newton, Executive Minister
Dear Friends,  This is my last opportunity to address the good friends I have made here in this region over the last 16 years. It has truly been a privilege to serve this community of faith. Thank you for taking a chance on this outlier from Wisconsin and opening your hearts to me.

Every year has brought new opportunities and challenges. I never know what I will face each morning. I enter the day with a plan and God surprises me with situations that have opened new horizons of exploration and learning through your questions and suggestions. Read more.
Biennial Meeting Registration Deadline Sept. 14

The Baptist Temple
1101 Clover Street, Rochester
Thu., Sept. 20 - Sat., Sept. 22

Thu., 7 pm - Rev. Dr. John Pentland -  "How Curiosity Transformed a Community of Faith"
Fri., 9:30 - 2 - Rev. Dr. John Pentland -  Leadership Workshop
Fri., 6 pm - Rev. Newton celebration and reception - FBC Rochester  175 Allens Creek Rd
Sat., 9 - 4 - Biennial Meeting       
Click here for information and registration.
Delegates Meeting September 22

Churches - Do you know if your delegates are planning on attending the September 22nd Delegates Meeting at the Biennial Meeting? A quorum is needed for voting on agenda items. 

One item of note will be voting on the Executive Minister candidate selected by the search committee. Contact our office with any questions: 585-473-3200. 
Payment for the Biennial Meeting 

If you are planning on attending the 2018 Biennial Meeting, please mail your checks to our
office at: ABCRGR, 1101 Clover Street, Rochester, NY 14610 by  September 14th. 
In memory of Rev. Bruce Dean    

Rev. Bruce Dean died on August 14th. He was 96.  Bruce was a member of Ogden Baptist Church and is survived by his wife, Nancy Hill-Dean and son, Fred Dean.  Cards may be sent to 752 Stoney Point Road, Spencerport, NY 14559. 

Monthly Prayer List   
Sept. 2 University Baptist, Columbus, OH
Sept. 9 Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Sept. 16 West Henrietta Baptist Chuch
Sept. 23 ABCRGR Region Board and Staff
Sept. 30 Peace Community Church
Thank you Friends of the Region 

Golden Friend Level - ($1,000 or more) -  Rev. Al Ginkel

Part Time Church Office Assistant Needed

Ogden Baptist Church
721 Washington St., Spencerport

Ogden Baptist Church is looking to hire a part-time office assistant. This position consists of 8 hours per week and pays $15 an hour. Applicants should have previous administrative experience and be available  between  10 am and 2 pm  Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting in mid-September. Please call the number listed above. 
Step Up For Seniors Walk
Fairport Baptist Homes
4646 Nine Mile Point Road, Fairport
Sat., Sept. 29 ~ 9 a.m.

Your participation will support programs such as rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living and senior housing. Contributions offset the shortfall between government and insurance reimbursements and the actual cost of care. Read more

Upcoming Systems Theory Events

"If my hypothesis about societal anxiety is reasonably accurate, 
the crises of society will recur and recur, with increasing intensity for decades to come."  ~  Dr. Murray Bowen

Wed., Nov. 14 - Introduction to Bowen Family Systems Theory
Thu., Nov. 15 - Bowen Theory's Secrets: The Hidden Life of Families

Read more.

ABC-USA Press Releases  

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