New Pictorial Church Directory (Update) 

Our first two days of photography sessions are complete and we have added additional photographic sessions on Wednesday, June 15th. (more…)

Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva

 

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Sacred Song Sunday

  • 8:15 AM -Worship Service
    • Hymns:
      • “O for a World”   (#372)
      • “Help Us Accept Each Other”  (#754)
      • “For Everyone Born”  (#769)
    • Scriptures: Luke 10: 25-37
    • Sermon: “Creator of Justice and Joy”
    • Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
  • 9:00 AM – Fellowship / Coffee Hour
  • 9:00 AMSunday School
  • 9:15 AMAdult Education
  • 9:15 AM – New Member Class
  • 10:30 AM – Worship Service
    • Hymn:  “Humbly Walk with God,” Choir and congregation, Ron Stewart – trumpet
    • Anthem: “In Sacred Manner,” Choir and congregation, Tom McClure – recorder,  Ron Stewart – trumpet
    • Anthem: “When the Poor Ones,”  Choir
    • Anthem: God, In Your Grace,”   Choir
    • Anthem: “Prayer for the Innocents,” Bell Choir
    • Anthem: “For Everyone Born,” Choir, Jenneke Hoogland – cello
    • Hymn: “Light Dawns on a Weary World,” Choir and congregation, Ron Stewart – trumpet
  • Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
  • 11:30 AM – Fellowship / Coffee Hour
  • 12:00 PM – Adult Ed Book Study

 

Upcoming Events:

Click here to view Church Events by month.

May
24
Wed
Lunch-time Reading Groups @ South Parlor
May 24 @ 12:00 pm

Meets from 12:00 noon to 1:00 on either Wednesdays or Sundays, beginning the last week of April (26th and 30th)

PCUSA has recommended that every Presbyterian congregation read and discuss the book, Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. We are starting two discussion groups, one meeting on Wednesdays at the church, the other meeting on Sundays after the second service at Bubble Tea (or other local restaurant).  Feel free to attend either (or both) for as many sessions as you can make.  The first meeting of the Wednesday group will be April 26; the first meeting of the Sunday group will be April 30.  The book is divided into 9 sections, each consisting of several short chapters; the plan is to discuss one of the nine sections each week. The book is available in paperback.  The church is purchasing a few copies for those who would like to borrow them rather than purchase one to own. 

Session @ Conference Room
May 24 @ 7:00 pm
May
28
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
May 28 @ 9:30 am

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend

We will worship together at one service in the Sanctuary starting at 9:30AM

We look forward to seeing you!

Lunch-time Reading Groups @ Bubble Tea Cafe
May 28 @ 12:00 pm

Meets from 12:00 noon to 1:00 on either Wednesdays or Sundays, beginning the last week of April (26th and 30th)

PCUSA has recommended that every Presbyterian congregation read and discuss the book, Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. We are starting two discussion groups, one meeting on Wednesdays at the church, the other meeting on Sundays after the second service at Bubble Tea (or other local restaurant).  Feel free to attend either (or both) for as many sessions as you can make.  The first meeting of the Wednesday group will be April 26; the first meeting of the Sunday group will be April 30.  The book is divided into 9 sections, each consisting of several short chapters; the plan is to discuss one of the nine sections each week. The book is available in paperback.  The church is purchasing a few copies for those who would like to borrow them rather than purchase one to own. 

May
29
Mon
Church Office Closed
May 29 all-day
Bell Choir Practice @ Sanctuary
May 29 @ 5:15 pm

A wonderful opportunity to musically celebrate our Faith is with the Bell Choir which has had a resounding year. The Bell Choir meets Monday evening from 5:15 to 6:15 and is a great group of fun loving ringers. If you have never rung a bell, you are in for a treat. It is a wonderful experience to stand in the middle of such beautiful sound. We are a group of both very experienced ringers and beginners. We have great fun AND make beautiful music. Come and join us on Monday evenings!

May
31
Wed
Lunch-time Reading Groups @ South Parlor
May 31 @ 12:00 pm

Meets from 12:00 noon to 1:00 on either Wednesdays or Sundays, beginning the last week of April (26th and 30th)

PCUSA has recommended that every Presbyterian congregation read and discuss the book, Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. We are starting two discussion groups, one meeting on Wednesdays at the church, the other meeting on Sundays after the second service at Bubble Tea (or other local restaurant).  Feel free to attend either (or both) for as many sessions as you can make.  The first meeting of the Wednesday group will be April 26; the first meeting of the Sunday group will be April 30.  The book is divided into 9 sections, each consisting of several short chapters; the plan is to discuss one of the nine sections each week. The book is available in paperback.  The church is purchasing a few copies for those who would like to borrow them rather than purchase one to own. 

Jun
1
Thu
Columbarium & History
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm
Jun
2
Fri
Church Pictorial Directory Photography Session @ The Presbyterian Church in Geneva
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Presbyterian Church in Geneva has contracted with LifeTouch, the successor of Olin Mills, to produce a new Church Pictorial Directory.  We have scheduled photographic sittings at the church at the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Friday, June 2, 2017 from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9 AM until 4 PM

You do not need to be a member of our congregation to have your picture taken and each  participating family will receive a free 8 x 10 photograph and directory.  Please check back for further information about scheduling  your appointment.

Jun
3
Sat
Church Pictorial Directory Photography Session @ The Presbyterian Church in Geneva
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Presbyterian Church in Geneva has contracted with LifeTouch, the successor of Olin Mills, to produce a new Church Pictorial Directory.  We have scheduled photographic sittings at the church at the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Friday, June 2, 2017 from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9 AM until 4 PM

You do not need to be a member of our congregation to have your picture taken and each  participating family will receive a free 8 x 10 photograph and directory.  Please check back for further information about scheduling  your appointment.

Click here to view the full calendar.

Free Concert in the Church’s Sanctuary

On Saturday, May 20th, the Choir, along with friends from the wider community, will be presenting a Free Concert in the church’s sanctuary.  The concert, Love Your Neighbor – For Everyone Born, a Place at the Table, will explore the strong multi-cultural tradition of loving the neighbor, even the ones who seem most different, in song, Bell Choir music, instrumental music, and words.  Come and join us for this special concert.

Waking Up White

“You know, most white people don’t even think of themselves as having a race.”   (Debby Irving’s Waking up White, p. 151)  Are you interested in exploring whether this statement is true?  And what the consequences are for American society if it is?  If so, please join us in reading and discussing Irving’s book. (more…)

Spring Clean-Up

 

 

Deacons

Spring…Flowers…Sunshine…Friendship

These are some of the things I think about in May! I remember when I was about 8 years old or so, making construction paper cone shaped May Day baskets, filling them with purple Violets and Myrtle from our yard and hanging them on neighbors’ doors, ringing the bell and running away. Such a simple gesture that brings a smile, happiness and friendship. (more…)

Summer Worship

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend

We will worship together at one service in the Sanctuary starting at 9:30AM

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Take Note

It will be a busy month for the music program at the Church this month. Actually, the action starts the last day of April, Sunday April 30th at 5:30 pm with the Church Talent Show and Ziti Dinner. Come to share your talent or come to listen.  This fun event will raise money for the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund to help those in need.  Then on May 20th at 4:00 pm, our choir will be joined by singers from the community for a Concert entitled: (more…)

Have you scheduled your portrait session?

There is still time to schedule your portrait session! Families who schedule a portrait session to have their picture taken for the directory will receive a free 8 x 10 photograph and a copy of the pictorial directory at no cost.  (more…)

Adult Forum

Adult Forum
Meets from 9:15-10:15 on Sunday mornings,
September-May, in the South Parlor
 

Please join us in conversations in which we explore our faith, expand our understanding and learn about opportunities for action. The topics are important, the conversation thought-provoking, the company welcoming. (more…)