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A Message from Pastor Deb

Monday, March 16, 2020

I missed you all yesterday.  Really! I was lost without the church activities, the children, hearing John Milne preach,  listening to families sing and being together as a faithful community.

March 2020 – Lent

March 2020 Newsletter article graphic“Becoming a Beloved Community” is the theme of our Annual Wednesday Lenten Breakfasts starting on Ash Wednesday, February 26.  Clergy from The United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and The Presbyterian Church in Geneva will reflect on “the Beloved Community”.  At 6:45 am delicious breakfast will be served by our excellent cooks who are willing to get up before dawn.

From the Pastor……

Stone Path Graphic “And what does the LORD
require of you?”
Walk this Way

Our church is on its way to search for a new pastor. We have started in January with table talks to discuss questions about the church. This month’s table talks will discuss your hopes for a new minister of Word and Sacrament.

Happy New Year 2020!

A Prayer for God’s Blessing Today, Tomorrow and Always

One of my Christmas Cards that I sent out continues, “May the gifts of love and hope be yours at Christmas and bring you happiness all year long”.

Footprints…a Lantern…a Door

Christmas Sermon Preached on December 24, 2019

At the Presbyterian Church in Geneva, New York

 By Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind

Footprints…a Lantern…a Door

From the Pastor……

It is with mixed emotions that I submit my resignation as minister of The Presbyterian Church in Geneva as of September 30, 2020.

Thanks Giving Letter to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva

“We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.” 2 Thessalonians 1:3

Re-imaging the Church and our Mission

I seldom “recycle” sermons or newsletter articles.  However, my October 2018 Newsletter article began with the question we are asking this fall, ”What is the Church’s Mission?”  Last year, each Sunday covered a guiding principle from “the Great Ends of the Church” as outlined in the PCUSA Book of Order (see list below).

Hands and Feet

“Hands and Feet: Presbyterians Engaging in Community” and Matthew 25 congregations are two exciting mission initiatives of the PCUSA.  The mission movement began when Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, our PCUSA Stated Clerk lit a fire in the hearts of Presbyterians with his vision at the 222th General Assembly in 2016.

“To everything there is a season”

I am writing this summary of summer events in Edinburgh, Scotland on the first day the SCOTUS tour.