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Posts by Deborah Swift

Three Videos

Sometimes life is just too good to let go. Here are three videos that give you a bit of a glimpse into South Church – who we are, what’s important to us, and how we got here. The Ordination of the Reverend Laura Bachmann On June 22, 2019, the Presbytery of Genesee Valley ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament, our…

Pride Celebrations and the Church

Thoughts from the Pastor on Pride Sunday 2019 On this 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots … here is a reminder of where our church (both the PC(USA) and South Presbyterian’s Acts of Faith) stands on LGBTQ inclusion. I know that this is an issue that many have been taught over the years is “unChristian” (as if Christ taught that anyone was…

3 New AoF’s

South is preparing to launch three new Acts of Faith during the summer months, but all three will be lasting beyond the summer season. As always, please check the CALENDAR for timely information and expect to see individual pages for these three new ministries by the end of June. Thanks be to God for the Creativity of our people as they continue…

First Members and Summer Prayer

June 9, 2019 On Thursday, June 6th, Back2Center worship welcomed its first ever members in its four year history. LuAnn became an Active (i.e. full PC(USA)) Member, while Maria and Vicky opted for Affiliate Membership, meaning they retain their membership in their home churches but are committed to their lives as part of the B2C worshiping community. When everyone is in attendance,…

Food for Thought

MISSION | VISION | CALLING: Round table or square, seats filled or sparse, the Spirit surrounds even the most casual conversation, as we seek to care for and learn from each other and from our book of choice. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW June 29, 2019 – NO FFT ON JULY 5thWe have completed our study of JUST THIS by Richard Rohr. We will…

Dinner and a Movie

MISSION | VISION | CALLING: We share with one another the spiritual part of us that is touched by films we watch together. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW? Dinner & a Movie DOES CONTINUE throughout the summer. For up-to-date information, please visit out Facebook Page – CLICK HERE and we will hope to see you at the movies.

CLASS ACT

MISSION | VISION | CALLING: Exploring our spirituality as we embrace the wisdom gained through life experiences. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW: July 20, 2019CLASS ACT – a Senior Spirituality group open to all – is on summer hiatus and will resume in September. This spring, we took a close look at Jimmy Carter’s book, Faith. You do NOT need to read in advance…

Bible and Brew

MISSION | VISION | CALLING: Our mission is to acquire knowledge of the Bible from different perspectives by listening with open hearts, welcoming everyone regardless of religion and sharing our stories of faith. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW: June 3, 2019This Bible Study meets throughout the summer. We are currently focused onsayings of Jesus after the Resurrection. Every week we learn about another one…

Back2Center

MISSION | VISION | CALLING: We are a worshiping community of Christ’s ambassadors who study and apply scripture to our daily lives while leading each other to build up his kingdom. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW June 3, 2019On Thursday, June 6th, B2C will welcome its first official members ever!!! One of us will join as an Active PC(USA) member of South Church while…

SoutHeart Fellowship

MISSION | VISION | CALLING: Bringing the Good News to those who are short- or long-term patients in the civil units of RPC, we celebrate worship and a coffee hour with them twice a month. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW? November 4, 2019There have been some changes at the Psych Center this fall as the need for tracking individuals has increased. With an additional…