Acts of Faith: Social w/ a Focus

Sing for Joy

On Wednesdays, 6:30PM, people gather in Briarwood of St. John’s Meadows (Elmwood Avenue) to sing both secular and sacred songs. Mostly, it’s to have fun together singing. There are no auditions. All are welcome.
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Mt Hope World Singers

From March-May and September-November, MHWS sings every Sunday, 2PM @ Community of the Savior (4 E. Henrietta Rd). Focusing on songs of peace in indigenous languages from around the world, this group performs at school, public concerts, etc. and is open to all. No auditions. Read More …

  Dinner & a Movie

Like to watch movies and discuss them? Most Monday Evenings, members of the community join together for a light supper at the South Wedge Diner (S. Clinton Ave.) at 6PM. Many continue together to the historic Cinema Theater, one block away for one or both of the movies on their double feature (total cost less than $10 with discounts for students and seniors). Come for dinner alone, or for either (or both) of the movies. Look for us sitting around Row P (for Presbyterian). The group discusses the movies the following week over dinner at the diner … and on it goes. Check our calendar  (or click to read more) to make sure we have not been preempted by a film festival in the neighborhood. Read more …

 Slow Sheep

A walking meditation group that meets from April-October. Sometimes we just want to move around in nature with others who want to take it in gently, as well. The group meets at 9AM on a Saturday morning at various parks or other public places. Often, a topic or reading is shared and this may, or may not, spark conversation along the walk. Want to be silent in nature? That’s fine. Want to talk about what the walk brings to mind? That’s fine, too. This is a walking group, not a jogging or hiking group. In fact, some refer to it as “Meandering Sheep.” The idea is to get out, build community with others who like to be outside, experience God’s Creation, and an hour later, end up at a diner or other eatery near the walking site. Some come for breakfast alone, some only walk and then go home, while others walk together and extend the fellowship time by having breakfast together. Click on the calendar above, or follow the link to read more which will take you to the most up-to-date news about this Act of Faith. Read more …

Monroe Milers

Monroe Milers is a youth running group that began in 2011. With two six-week seasons per year (spring and fall),  the program is both a 5K training program for older children and one designed for our young runners group (ages six and seven) where members train for a one mile run and a walking group. Over the years, several children (and coaches) with disabilities have joined our program.  A growing number of parents joined the Monroe Milers to serve as coaches or extra adult support, making the program a family fitness opportunity. Milers meets at 6pm on Wednesdays and noon on Sundays at #35 School on Field Street in the Swillburg neighborhood. Read more …

New Life Food Cupboard 

Following Jesus’ instructions in John 21, the New Life Food Cupboard serves the residents of the Upper Monroe neighborhood. Located at 243 Rosedale Street (corner of Monroe Avenue) in the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star church building, our food cupboard is open on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays of the month from 9:30AM – Noon. Using gifts and donations from the community as well as support from the Boy Scouts and Postal Workers’ food collections, and serving as a partner with Foodlink, our little Act of Faith often serves close to twenty families a month. Those who are repeat participants begin to form an important part of our Kingdom of God on earth. If you would like to make donations to the Food Cupboard, or to volunteer your time, please use the Contact tab above.
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The Micah Circle

South’s commitment is to stand with the marginalized in working for justice. This group draws its inspiration from Micah 6:8 … what does the Lord require of us but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. People come together  monthly and are devoted to education and action. Some of their ongoing focal points include: the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, hands-on mission work in Nicaragua through our biennial visits, developing ongoing relationships with Rochester’s diverse refugee community through our multi-church partnership and quarterly International Fellowship Dinners, and more. Monthly meetings take place on the third Monday, 6PM at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church. Please use the Contact tab above to secure more information.

LOL (Love Our Lord) Youth Group

When Monroe Milers (see above) is not in session, the LOL Youth Group continues to build community and good citizenship while enjoying fellowship, friendship, and Christian formation. Joining together for lunch on Sundays, the group takes monthly field trips in and around Rochester and participate with other youth in the area as they are able. During the February break in 2018, they will experience their first multi-church youth retreat at the ROC SALT Mission Center (68 Ashland Street 14620). For more information, contact Pastor Katrina through the Contact tab above.