Welcome to The Presbyterian Church in Geneva 

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, August 30, 2015 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 9:30 am – Worship Service
    • Special Music: “Gift of Love”, Stuart Sewell with guitar
    • Hymns:
      • “Let All Things Now Living”  (GG #37)
      • “I Love You Lord” (GG #627)
      • “In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful” (GG #654)
      • GG – Glory to God Hymnal
  • Scriptures: Song of Solomon 2:10-13, 8:6-7
  • Sermon: “Love Advice”
  • Service led by: Rev., Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
  • 10:30 am – Fellowship / Coffee Hour /Sermon Dialogue

Upcoming Events:

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Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Aug 30 @ 9:30 am
Adult Ed Committee @ Conference Room
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm

Committee Chair: Judith McKinney

Property Committee
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm

Committee Chair: John Hovey

Deacons @ Conference Room
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm

Chair: Faith Benedict

Memorials and History Committee
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am
Interpretation & Stewardship (I & S)
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm
Adult Ed Committee
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm

Committee Chair: Judith McKinney

Worship Committee
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm

Worship Committee (Meets Monthly)

This committee recruits and trains lay readers and acolytes, recruits lay persons to present the “Especially for Children” time during worship, coordinates seasonal decorations for the sanctuary, secures supplies for the sanctuary and special services (Epiphany Feast, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service, Pentecost). It also coordinates preparations for the Sacraments, and coordinates meals and worship for Epiphany and Ash Wednesday.

Contact Ellyn Colquhoun (585) 747-9454 or epcolhon@zoom-dsl.com

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Sanctuary Acoustics 

On September 13, Rally Sunday, Mr. Dan Prusinowski of Aurora Acoustical Consultants will be conducting tests during our Sunday morning service to determine recommendations for solving our acoustical problems.
Please take a look at their website. We have had several referrals to this firm with glowing reports of their knowledge.

CE Wing Renovations 

Last Wednesday Session approved entering into an agreement with Heather DeMoras of Heather DeMoras Design Consultants for the purpose of creating a preliminary plan for the CE wing, downstairs conference room, and South Parlor. We want to make it clear to everyone that this is only the beginning of a design concept by Heather. The results will be shared with Session, and displayed for comment by members, with action based upon consensus, and available funds. The ball is starting to roll.

Please take a look at Heather’s website. Heather has asked that questions about her work be directed to Pastor Deb or John Hovey.

Rally Day 

We invite EVERYONE to join us in Fellowship Hall at 9:15 am on September 13, for games, songs, and fellowship. Let’s all come and reacquaint with old friends and maybe make some new friends. Then we hope you’ll join us at the 10:30 worship service. (more…)

Telephone Service Restored

The Presbyterian Church in Geneva is happy to announce that telephone service at the church has been restore.

New Organ Has Arrived!

The new Roland organ has arrived in the Chapel! We will begin using the organ when Chapel services resume on September 13th and it will be dedicated on September 20th.

Strawberry Festival Update

Upcoming Events:

PW meeting – Date & Time – TBA


The 61st Strawberry Festival & Bake Sale sponsored by the Presbyterian Women was a success. We wish to “Thank” all the members that volunteered their time in various jobs and those that furnished cakes and baked goods. If you were unable to attend – the weather was perfect, the food and strawberries were very good, the various groups of entertainment were excellent and the community participation with fellowship made the evening a success and delight.


New Chapel Organ

A New Organ for the Chapel
Coming this Summer!


The church was fortunate to receive a generous donation by an anonymous donor for the purpose of replacing the Allen organ that has been a mainstay of the Chapel for decades. A Music Task Force comprised of Pastor Deb, Virginia Champlin, Chris Wertman, Don Damick along with, Linda and Richard Cox got busy and traveled in order to hear and evaluate organs that would be suitable for that space. Their hard work has paid off and we are set to receive a new Roland Classic organ this summer!

New Director of Music

The retirement of Chris Wertman as Director of Music for our church left a big gap in our program. We are very fortunate to have among our church family a relatively new member with an excellent background in music. (more…)

Let’s Talk…About Issues This Summer

Summer gatherings devoted to informal discussions of issues following a dessert, wine and coffee time

July 28 – Voluntourism. As individuals of faith we are challenged to feed the hungry, house the poor and provide for those with less. One way to provide that assistance is through Voluntourism. Travel to a different place to provide assistance to those who need help, to learn about a culture different from our own, and to see a world very different from where we live. Michele Ross will talk about her personal experiences with voluntourism. The program will be in the Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva.