Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, July 27, 2014 -  7th Sunday After Pentecost

Upcoming Events:

Jul
24
Thu
Let’s Talk…Twelve Years a Slave @ South Parlor
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We will watch the DVD and then discuss the social and redemptive aspects of the film. This film is about our culture at an earlier time in our history and yet speaks to us today in many ways. The program will be in the south parlor of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

This Let’s Talk Programs are from 6-9 p.m and we will begin at 6 with a light dinner of subs.  Discussion groups are limited to 20 participants.  We ask that those interested RSVP to the church office (789-1343) or  click here to register on the church’s website.

The Adult Education Committee offers these programs. For more information, please contact Ellen Reynolds or Diana Capron.

Jul
27
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am
American Morrice Performance @ Pultney Park
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am

The American Traveling Morrice, will be touring in the Finger Lakes region this summer. The folk dance group will perform in Geneva at Pultney Park on the morning of Sunday, July 27th at 10:30.  Their talented musicians will provide the live music that accompanies these energetic dances and the performance will last between 20-30 minutes.    People may recall their previous performance when they were in Geneva in August of 1993.

The performance is free, but donations at the end of their performance are appreciated.

For more information, please visit their website:

http://www.americantravellingmorrice.org/doku.php/about

Aug
3
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am
Aug
6
Wed
Deacons @ Conference Room
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
Aug
10
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am
Aug
16
Sat
Installation of the Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz @ The Presbyterian Church in Geneva
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm
Aug
17
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am
Aug
21
Thu
Let’s Talk…Twelve Years a Slave @ To Be Determined
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Gerling, pastor emeritus of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva, will lead a discussion on the book Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, and How to Reverse It by Robert D. Lupton.   Toxic Charity shows us how to start serving needy and impoverished members of our communities in a way that will lead to lasting, real-world change. Several copies of the book will be made available in the church library for participants to read. It is suggested that you read the book before the discussion. The program will be at TBD.

Let’s Talk Programs are from 7-9 p.m and discussion groups are limited to 20 participants.  We ask that those interested RSVP to the church office (789-1343) or  click here to register on the church’s website.

The Adult Education Committee offers these programs. For more information, please contact Ellen Reynolds or Diana Capron.

Aug
24
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Clinic @ North Parlor
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am

 

Click here to view the full calendar.

 

 

American Traveling Morrice Performance

 

The American Traveling Morrice, will be touring in the Finger Lakes region this summer. The folk dance group will perform in Geneva at Pultney Park on the morning of Sunday, July 27th at 10:30.  (more…)

Church Welcomes New Minister

On June 1st, the Presbyterian Church in Geneva voted to call the Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz as our installed pastor. The Finger Lakes Times recently interviewed and published an article about Pastor Deb. Click here to view the Finger Lakes Times article.

NEWS FROM THE PCG ORGAN BENCHES

The Organist Task Force advertised and received some resumes for the position of organist at the Presbyterian Church in Geneva. Those resumes were reviewed and we are delighted to report that Linda Hanson Cox has been hired as our organist for both services. (more…)

Summer is Finally Here!


Dear Church Family,

It looks like summer is finally here!!! I hope everyone can relax and enjoy the warmth. Now that the warm weather is here I would like to give you some reminders to keep you safe and healthy this summer. (more…)

Friends and Fellowship

Young adults have demanding careers, children in daycare or with busy activity schedules, and eventful lives. This summer, the Adult Education Committee will be forming a sharing group, Friends and Fellowship, to provide an opportunity for young adults to talk about how to manage such multi-faceted lives. Faith, church, worship… are all words that we consider when we picture the spiritual side of our lives. (more…)

Summer Preaching Schedule

Sunday Scriptures Sermon
Independence Day
7/6/2014 Ps 46, Matt 11:16-19,25-30 Freedom in Christ
Parable of the Sower
7/13/2014 Rom.8:1-11, Matt.13:1-9, 18-23 Foolish Farmer?
Summer Strategy
7/20/2014 Rom.8:12-25, Matt.13:24-30, 36-43 Seed, Feed, & Weed
Jesus’ Parables
7/27/2014 Rom.8:26-39, Matt.13:31-33, 44-52 Net Results
8/3/2014 Suzanne Preaching
Jesus Walking on Water
8/10/2014 Rom.10:5-15, Matt.14:22-33 Sink or Swim?
The Canaanite Woman
8/17/2014 Matt.15:21-28 Leftovers
PR for the Church
8/24/2014 Matt.16:13-20 Who Do They Say I
8/31/2014 Matt.16:21-28 Stumbling Blocks

Letter to Presbytery about 6-24 Meeting

Subject: Letter to Presbytery about 6-24 Meeting

I was asked by General Council to email the attached letter as well as put it on the Presbytery of Geneva website.  The website is www.presbyteryofgeneva.org. You can view this letter under the Meeting Info tab using xxxxxxxxxx as the username and xxxxxxxxxx as the password.

Karen Jensen
Administrative Assistant, Presbytery of Geneva
www.presbyteryofgeneva.org
Camp Registrar, Camp Whitman on Seneca Lake
www.campwhitman.org
315-536-7753 (office)
315-536-2128 (fax)

The letter on the Presbytery website can be viewed by clicking here.

Summer Communion

The Worship Committee would like to let people know that we will be celebrating Communion during the summer, on July 6th and August 3rd. For the summer months, Communion will be served in the front of the Sanctuary. Those who are able, we ask that they come forward to receive the sacrament, and upon returning, spend some quiet time in prayer and reflection. Those who are not able to come forward only need to simply indicate and Pastor Deb will then go to them so that they may be served from where they are seated. (more…)

Summer Calendar

July 4 – Church office closed
July 6 – Communion Worship Service – 9:30
July 8– Adult Education Committee – 5:30
July 13- Worship Service – 9:30
July 18 – Twilight Support Group – 10:30
July 20 – Worship Service 9:30
July 24 – Let’s Talk – 6:00 – South Parlor
July 27 – Worship Service – 9:30

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