Our MISSION: “Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in [my] way of life.” (Mt. 28:19 – The Message)
Our Acts of Faith Community provides community organizing around spiritual needs and interests.
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Fellowship of Faith

FoF seeks to provide a meaningful, traditional Sunday morning worship experience, through music, the Gospel, preaching, prayer & community; to lift and guide all, in there spiritual journey. We welcome everyone as Jesus did.
In the last six months we have begun to celebrate our 175th Anniversary as South Presbyterian Church and the beginning of the second decade as an Acts of Faith Community. As such, Fellowship of Faith is the collective worship site for those celebrations.

A proud member of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities Initiative of the PC(USA), Fellowship of Faith was recently granted voting status by the Presbytery of Genesee Valley signifying the recognition by the Presbytery members that we are an independent worshiping community that is a separate identity from South Church.

With traditional worship in the Reformed Tradition but in a non-traditional space, our services contain scripture, prayer, sacraments, music and sermons as you would expect, but we are housed within the Senior Living Community of St. John’s Meadows/Brickstone on Elmwood Avenue in Rochester, NY.

If you are in the Rochester are, we invite you to join us for worship every Sunday afternoon at 1PM. You are most welcome!

Our New Worshiping Community that meets at St. John’s Meadows on Sunday at 1PM is Fellowship of Faith. Between thirty and fifty people have formed a faith community that reaches beyond the bounds of the Meadows, with some members living in Henrietta, Penfield, Marketview Heights, and beyond.

Worshiping at 1 PM has its advantages and its drawbacks. The later start time speaks to those who move slowly in the morning, but the one o’clock hour sometimes interferes with meals and/or the Buffalo Bills.

Still, this year, we have had several highlights:
– A robust Easter celebration
– Guest preachers Mary Lee Miller, Darryl Powell, and Susan Riblett
– Guest speaker Sister Chris Wagner from St. Joseph’s
– Neighborhood Center
– Reformation Sunday service that was a tour through our history
– Advent services with special emphases of communion, our Advent Healing Service, and more
– Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

With the joint leadership of Sing for Joy! and Ring for Joy! we were treated to special music and also welcomed new hammer dulcimers.

With the use of our communion table and various seasonal banners, we are able to create a worshipful atmosphere, even in the social room of a senior living community. Our thanks to the St. John’s Meadows staff for setting up and taking down the room with each worship service.

There is a strong sense of community in this Act of Faith. Residents of the Meadows/Brickstone, along with neighbors beyond the senior community gather weekly in support of each other and living out the teachings of Jesus.

As our fall schedule gets underway, we have blessed our AoF Leaders and celebrated World Communion / Peacemaking & Global Witness as well as put out a call for new members. All are welcome all the time.

Looking for worship that challenges while comforting? Join us on Sunday afternoon at 1PM for Fellowship of Faith. Currently, 30-40 people gather weekly to sing, pray and share with each other on their spiritual journeys. Although we meet in the Parks Room of St. John’s Meadows, many non-Meadows residents create the faith community. No matter where we come from, we are ONE in our commitment to “BE CHURCH” to (and with) each other.

Special and Exciting Services that are coming up?
September 18th – Blessing our Leaders
October 2nd – World Communion / Peacemaking Sunday
October 31st – Reformation Sunday

We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion every FIRST SUNDAY.
For members of our other Acts of Faith who find themselves traveling to the Rochester area, in-person worship is a joyful time to sit alongside those that we may have met only as a face in a virtual meeting, as recently happened one Sunday afternoon.

Fellowship of Faith is a place for joy, love, compassion, and caring. Anchored by our monthly observance of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (the first Sunday), we work hard to find ways to apply our faith to our everyday lives as 21st century Christians.

Come and share the joy, the laughter, the love and the mutual care that are hallmarks of this faith community.
We hope to see you there!