Saturday, November 4, 9-1 pm: Church-wide Retreat – Is There a Better Way to Do What We Do Best?
It has now been nearly 30 years since the First Presbyterian and North Presbyterian Churches united to become the Presbyterian Church in Geneva. Combining our time and talents, we have retained the traditions and missions of both churches and become something even more vibrant and meaningful. You’ve recently been asked what you think this church does best right now. You’ve been asked about the groups and committees you are or have been a part of. Now it is time to come help decide how we will continue our sacred mission in the coming months and years.
For example, when we determined the number of ruling elders and deacons for PCG, it was through the lens of two churches uniting. Nearly three decades later, do we still need the same number? We have tasks and we have committees, but are they the right committees for the right tasks? Like pretty much every mainline church in the United States, we are fewer and we are older than we were in the past. That doesn’t make us lesser; it just makes us different. How can we best use the resources we have to manage the priorities of the present and future?
The following areas of the church will be discussed. Please come share your thoughts about one, two or all:
- Adult education and fellowship
- Children and youth ministry
- Congregational care
- Finance and administration
- Local and global mission
- Membership and evangelism
We were not in crisis when we united the churches. We chose to make a plan that would sustain us into the future. That decision was not easy or painless, but looking back it was the best possible course of action. We are not in crisis now, so it seems like the most appropriate time to once again consider how we’d like to proceed. We don’t want you to feel like changes have been thrust upon you. We want you to be a part of the change.
Come explain why you do what you do in and for this church. Come explain why you don’t do more. Come tell us why you like things the way they are. Come tell us what you’d like to see happen. Just don’t sit at home and then complain about changes “they” made. This church has no “they.” There is only us.
Childcare will be provided.
To RSVP, call the church office at 315-789-1343 or email: email@example.com
PCG is vibrant, hopeful, filled with children, engaged in the community and Jam-packed with special November Events!
Every day there are groups gathering at the church.
Every other year the 1st Congregational Church of Malone, NY sponsors a SERRV sale as a community outreach effort.
IT’S A LIKE-A-THON!
We are trying to get the word out, let people know who we are, what we do and why we are doing it. Sooooooo, we are pumping up our Facebook page with lots of information and fun interesting posts. Do you need to know more about FPOC? Want your friends to know more? Go to Facebook and look us up, learn what we are about, and spread the word to your friends and family. Help us reach our goal of 2500 “likes” by Halloween! Don’t have a Facebook account? This is a great opportunity to bond with your kids or grandkids! Have them show you what it is all about and spend some fun time together!!! Spread the word with your friends and co-workers too!
Help us reach our goal of 2500 “LIKES” by Halloween!
Acolyte Ministry: God Lights Our Way”GLOW!
Acolytes bring the Light into the service
reminding us that “God lights our way.
Troop 4 Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, October 15th
8 AM – 12:00 Noon
Adults $7.00 and children (under 10) $5.00
Come and Join
This year we will be singing the
December 10, 2017!
We will rehearse the Cantata music at
7pm, the beginning of our regular
Thursday rehearsal, so if you are
coming only to sing for
“Cantata Sunday,” you don’t need to be
there for the entire rehearsal.
Come! Join us in this celebration
of the birth of Jesus !
For further information or to let the choir director know that
you will sing with us, please call Richard Cox at (315) 789-0996.