The Church has Left the Building. Like Jesus, we go where the People are. We don't expect them to come to us. We are here to share the really Great News that we are created and re-created by a Loving God of Grace and Mercy.

Posts by Deborah Swift

“Like a Rest in the Place where the Music is Born”

The summer of 2022 is so very different from the last few years, isn’t it? At least from the “church” standpoint, it is beginning to feel a little more like an “old welcome” or a “homecoming” to some kind of relaxed calmness when we can all breathe a little deeper (even without a mask sometimes). Sometimes churches change the times in which…

DVD Ministry

MISSION | VISION | CALLING To provide a meaningful weekly, Presbyterian worship experience to individuals and groups who do not have access to the internet. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22With the onset of COVID, it became clear that we have members in our community who would like to worship but who do not have internet access. These sometimes include older individuals as well…

Water from the Well

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Getting aligned with God through the Holy Word, online, we seek to be guided by Jesus’ example of Justice-Love. We do that while building community with each other and sharing our own life experiences. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22This Bible study dives deep into scripture. Thus far in 2022, we have been focusing on the Book of Acts…

Senior Spirituality

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Intentional aging is not for the faint-hearted. Learning about our aging processes, we support each other through significant life changes, and therein mind meaning where we might otherwise have missed it. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22The first of our Senior Spirituality support groups began with a 6-week study component led by the Pastor. At that time, the group…

Ring for Joy!

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Ring for Joy! recognizes that music is the international language which everyone understands. Using handbells, we convey that language while spreading the messages of love, peace, understanding, and harmony. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/16/22In 2021, when one of the Fellowship of Faith members had a vision for a community bell choir similar to Sing for Joy, Ring for…

Matthew 25

MISSION | VISION | CALLING This Act of Faith takes its name from Matthew 25:31-46 which calls us to actively engage in our community and the world around us. We do this by embracing three areas of action: building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.”* WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22With the onset of COVID, our outreach partnership with St. Joe’s…

Mt. 25 Discussion Groups

MISSION | VISION | CALLING It is our goal to strengthen our commitment to the Matthew 25 initiative through intensive and challenging study groups. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22The initial Mt.25 Study Group was held online for 9 weeks in the winter of 2022 when twenty-five individuals from around the country (UT, AZ, FL, NJ, and four areas of NYS) read, discussed, digested…

Living Bread Ministry

MISSION | VISION | CALLING We can all use a tangible reminder that we are nourished by the Living Bread of the Risen Christ. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22It was at Fellowship of Faith that members decided they would like to make and distribute a loaf (occasionally two) of bread each week to someone who could use a reminder that we are praying…

Evening Prayer

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Through Evening Prayer, we seek to be the church to each other as we anchor ourselves to our faith mid-week. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22Reading, sharing, praying, challenging while supporting each other, this Act of Faith started during the pandemic as a means of praying together in real time (unlike the YouTube services which are videotape and non-interactive).…

Cuppa the Bible

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Using the Common Lectionary readings, we dive deeply into our faith by challenging ourselves to apply the Biblical teachings in our current context. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22Following a round-robin check-in to share life events, we address each of four Bible passages in terms of when it was written, to whom was it written, by whom was it…