Welcome to The Presbyterian Church in Geneva 

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 6th Sunday of Easter

  • 8:15 am – Worship Service
  • 9:00 am – Fellowship / Coffee Hour
  • 9:00 amSunday School
  • 9:15 amAdult Education
  • 10:30 am – Worship Service
    • Special Music: “Loving Hands”, Adult Choir (10:30 only)
  • Hymns:
    • “Shall We Gather at the River”  (#375)
    • Dona Nobis Pachem”  (#752)
  • Scripture: Acts 16:9-15, John 5:1-9
  • Sermon: “Restoring Creation”
  • Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
  • 11:30 am – Fellowship / Coffee Hour
  • 1:15 pmSky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
  • 5:30 pm – Deacon’s Talent Show

Upcoming Events:

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Self-help Sewing @ Fellowship Hall
May 4 @ 9:00 am
Deacons @ Conference Room
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Chair: Faith Benedict

May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Memorials and History Committee
May 5 @ 5:30 pm

Memorials and History Committee (Meets monthly)

This committee honors the memory of those who have contributed to Christ’s mission in the world and keeps a permanent record of memorial gifts. In addition, it thanks donors, transmits gift acknowledgments to the family of the deceased, and recommends and implements proper use of memorial funds. Our beautiful new memorial garden is just one example of the work of the Memorials and History Committee.

Contact Beth Reiners (315) 789-3761 or breineers@rochester.rr.com

Choir Practice @ Choir Room
May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Early-stage Alzheimer’s Discussion @ The Presbyterian Church in Geneva
May 7 @ 1:00 pm

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group and an individual with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s herself.  She will speak from the perspective of both the caregiver and the person with Alzheimer’s.  Her presentation focuses on maintaining “selfhood” and “living well with dementia”.  Light refreshments will be available.  Please join us!

Click here to download or view a copy of the event flyer.

Worship Service @ Chapel
May 8 @ 8:15 am
Sunday School @ Christian Eductation Wing Upstairs
May 8 @ 9:00 am
Adult Forum @ South Parlor
May 8 @ 9:15 am

Adult Forum
Meets from 9:15-10:15 on Sunday morning
in the South Parlor

Social Issue Study: Prison Nation

We are embarking on a six-part study of the prison system in the US, exploring the causes and consequences of the very high incarceration rate and how as Christians we should respond to this.  According to the World Prison Population List, 11th edition, the US has the second highest incarceration rate in the world (699 adult prisoners per 100,000 adult population) behind only the Seychelles, well ahead of Russia and China, and over eight times the median level for countries in Western Europe.  Come join us as we learn why this is the case and what it means for us as a society and as a church.

4/3 Prison Nation, focusing on US incarceration Judith McKinney
4/10 The trend toward for-profit prisons Bill Fox
4/17 Systemic issues behind the high rates of incarceration in the US Michele Ross
4/24 How should Christians respond to the current prison system? Ellen Reynolds
5/1 Services provided for those in prison  in Ontario County Alice Haskins, Chief Corrections Officer of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department
5/8 Alternative Courts such as drug court, youth court and veterans’ court Judge Steven Aronson
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
May 8 @ 10:30 am

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May 2016 Youth Fellowship Activities 

Youth Fellowship
Grades 6 – 12


Summer Study 

Sunday Mornings: Living the Questions

In her sermons this summer, Pastor Deb will be posing—and reflecting on—a question from the series Living the Questions.  We will then gather in the South Parlor after the service to watch a short film clip addressing the question raised in the sermon and engaging in conversation about it. Begins June 26. (more…)

Adult Forum 

Adult Forum
Meets from 9:15-10:15 on Sunday morning
in the South Parlor

Social Issue Study: Prison Nation

We continue our six-part study of the prison system in the US with two guest speakers. (more…)

May Sunday School Highlights 

MAY 8 – MOMS sing with Children’s Choir, 10:30 worship
Warm-up 9:00
PRACTICE – MAY 1, 9:00

MAY 29 – NO Sunday School

JUNE 5 – Sunday School Sunday – all classes take part

JUNE 19 – BACCALAUREATE Sunday –  we honor ALL graduates on this day. High School seniors will take part in worship.  ANYONE receiving a college degree please contact the church office with your information.

Next Christian Education Committee Meeting – May 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM.


May 2016 Preaching Schedule 

May 1
6th Sunday of Easter
Scripture: Psalm 67, John 5:1-9
Sermon: “Restoring Creation”


Pastor’s Report 




Ah, Spring! May is great  month to celebrate all creation, flora and fauna and the human family. Every day, I notice another sign of life, budding trees, blossoming bulbs, and baby bunnies. Caring for  God’s creatures and  all of creation is a topic often discussed on Earth Day (April 22) However, I believe every day can be designated Earth Day, especially during spring time. (more…)

Birthday Offering Celebration 

Birthday Offering Celebration and

“Building Minds in South Sudan”

A birthday party for all the

 women in the church!


All women are invited by PW to a special luncheon and birthday party following the June 5th 10:30 service (more…)

Early-stage Alzheimer’s Discussion

Speaker for Early – Stage
Alzheimer’s coming to
Geneva Church


Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for Phyllis Fellows will be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 1pm. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.