From the church office . . . . .

Please note that information for the Sunday bulletin needs to be in the office by 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.  GenPres newsletter information needs to be submitted by noon on the third Wednesday of each month.

Have you moved, changed your email address or your phone number recently?  If you have, help us keep your contact information accurate by calling Colleen in the church office or by emailing her at with the changes.

Church Directory changes:

New address for Gordy & Stacey Baxter:
7 Parkway Street, Geneva, NY 14456

Correct phone number for Margie Fishback:

New home phone for David and Colleen VanAllan:

New home phone for Howard and Anna Scribner:


On July 1, 2018 four new members joined our congregation:
-Dennis and Pam Bishop
-Andrew and Jenna Ritting

Please get to know these folks and make them feel welcome!!


Please consider whether you are called to be the Assistant Clerk of Session.  If you feel that you are, please contact Fred Schühle, Clerk of Session.

Spyware, Viruses and Ransomware!

One day earlier this month my web browser displayed a window titled “Malicious Spyware/Riskware Detected.” 

Adult Forum

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

Please join us in conversations in which we explore our faith, expand our understanding and learn about opportunities for action.

We will be devoting the first part of our program year to an examination of mission—both in principle and in practice.

FPOC Grand Opening Ceremony!

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Grand Opening Ceremony!

The Family Promise of Ontario County Day Center will officially open for families on September 23rd. Please join us on Thursday, September 20th for our Grand Opening Ceremony.  More details will follow.


Cookies and brownies are needed on Sunday SEPTEMBER 23.
The Membership & Evangelism Committee is planning the annual preparation of Care Boxes to be sent to our college students and Welcome Bags to be delivered to HWS students who are Presbyterians. Please help us brighten the college students’ day. Bring your treats to the conference room NO LATER THAN 9:00 am on SEPTEMBER 23. Sunday School classes will pack the bags and boxes. If you don’t have time to bake and would like to help with postage, donations will be accepted too.

Youth Fellowship Kickoff Picnic

Youth Fellowship
Grades 6 – 12

Kickoff Picnic

September Sunday School Highlights

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SEPT. 9 – RALLY DAY –  9:15 in Fellowship Hall
SEPT. 9 – 10:30 WORSHIP – Youth Elders and
                            Deacons ordained and installed
Rye Weber, Audra Burrall, Lauren Schmit, Alex Komara

Rally Day

                    NEW PROGRAM YEAR!!!!

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We invite EVERYONE to join us in Fellowship Hall at 9:15 am on September 9, 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.

     pkg of 12 pencils, pkg of washable markers,
     pkg of dry erase markers, pkg of 3×5 cards

Hope to see you SEPTEMBER  9, at 9:15.

September 2018 Preaching Schedule


Date Sermon Scripture
Sep 2 “Pause for Peace” James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

September 2018 A Season of Peace


A Season of Peace

“Peace to those who are near and those who are far away.”
Ephesians 2: 14-17

September 2018 A Season of Peace

For the first time, we will be recognizing the month of September as a “Season of Peace”.  It’s been on our Presbyterian calendar for several years. The Presbyterian Mission & Global Witness website ( has a plethora of peace-full opportunities; five weeks of reflections (Path of Peace)Peace Dove Multi-color Poster, ninety peace cards for table conversations and action. We will be utilizing some of this material and urge you to do the same. This year’s season of peacemaking concludes with a Peace & Global Witness offering on World Communion Sunday. I’m looking forward to all that leads up to October 7th including a peacemaking speaker from Greece who will lead worship and adult education on Sunday, September 23. In September there will be other peace-making activities, including an intergenerational creative art project of coloring this peace poster (to the right). The poster has the word “Peace” written in five languages – Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, Korean and English. 

Social Hour is a chance to catch up after a busy summer. Along that same line, if you missed the 220th anniversary, you may watch the PowerPoint and two dramatic presentations of the Rev. Jedediah Chapman (Jay Hannagan) and Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (Eleanor Stearns).  The tours of the church from the “Basement to the Belfry” and “Sacred Arts” were very popular.  We will announce opportunities to tour our newly renovated church and learn about our rich history.  “Sacred Arts” brochures, historical information about Dr. Blackwell and this church are available in the office. Also, Rev. Dr. Richard Hart’s fascinating history of “the Presbyterian Presence” is available for a donation of $20.  The collectable Blackwell stamped postcard is available for a minor donation. All proceeds will be used to purchase a fitting tombstone for Jedediah Chapman in the Glenwood Cemetery. 

Something new:  Mid-week prayer, September 19, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Peace be with you, Pastor Deb