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The Open Chair

The Open Chair

In the celebration of the Jewish seder it is traditional to set an extra place and leave an empty chair. This place at the table and the meal are prepared to be available for the prophet Elijah who, tradition suggests, will arrive one day as an unknown guest who will herald the arrival of the Messiah.

The First Evangelist

According to the Gospel of John the very first person to see the resurrected Christ was Mary in the garden. She became the first evangelist telling the miracle of the Good News. Jesus instructs her to go and tell the disciples what she has heard and seen, and she does so. Mary’s Easter work was to speak of resurrection and beauty to a stressed and distressed people who have seen the world gone wrong.

Missing Pancakes

Missing Pancakes

This morning I’ve been made aware of a deep loss in our community. There are no pancakes today. The tradition of Shrove Tuesday dinner at PCG will not happen today because the pandemic has changed yet another thing. I like pancakes. I want to feast with you all. This could have been fun and full and fabulous. But not this year.

Hello Church!


Hello Church!

I am so pleased to be able to write you this first newsletter article in anticipation of joining you as your pastor on February 1st. Thank you for extending to me your trust and inviting me to join in the next chapter of life, love, service, witness and worship here at The Presbyterian Church in Geneva. Looking forward, I want to both share with you some information and offer you an invitation.

The invitation is this: please help me get to know you. Due to the ongoing restrictions required by the Covid-19 pandemic many of the “normal” ways we would have to encounter one another are not possible right now. So, we have a chance to be creative and find ways to connect in new ways. I will be reaching out and working with the Session, Deacons, and staff to find forums and possibilities. And I will need your help. Please reach out with your ideas, invitations, stories and hopes. I will do my best to honor them. Thank you for your patience and generosity as we continue to navigate the stormy seas.

The information is this: this month we will begin the journey of Lent. It is so good to know we are walking together in celebration of our eternal and abiding hope. We will begin by offering a virtual Ash Wednesday service on February 17th (details coming soon). This will be followed by a Lent worship series on “Practicing Faith”. In advance of Palm Sunday and Easter we will focus on the gifts of prayer, learning the biblical story, sharing joy, generosity, and acts of service.

There is much more to say and share, but for now I pray this will suffice. Thank you. Bless you. It is good to be with you.

Pastor Colin

Geneva Presbyterian Church Elects New Pastor

For immediate release, December 23, 2020

                                                            For more information, contact,
The Rev. John Milne, Parish Associate, (315) 789-1343 OR
Sigrid Carle, Chair, Pastor Nominating Committee, (315) 521-8306

Geneva Presbyterian Church Elects New Pastor

Portrait of Rev. Colin Pritchard

Rev. Colin Pritchard

The members of The Presbyterian Church in Geneva have elected the Rev. Colin E. Pritchard as their new pastor. Rev. Pritchard will begin his new call on February 1, 2021. He is currently pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Victor, NY, where he has served as pastor and head of staff since October 2004. He was ordained in September 2000 and is currently moderator of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley.