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Posts by Deborah Swift

Ring for Joy! leads worship

On All-Saints Sunday, November 6th, our Act of Faith – Ring for Joy! – led the Fellowship of Faith worship with their rendition of Amt Grant’s “Thy Word.” This marked the return of the bell choir for the first time since their summer hiatus, and it marks the one year anniversary of this Act of Faith led by our Deacon co-Chair, the…

Special Giving: St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center

After welcoming Sister Chris Wagner, the former Executive Director, to our FoF service in November, we are proud to encourage you to support the work of this Center which is open to all. They will turn no one away. CLICK HERE to learn more about them, who they serve, and how they organize their more than 500 volunteer providers every month. If…

Special FoF Holiday Services

Thanksgiving Sunday: November 20, 2022 Advent 1 (Hope): November 27, 2022 Advent 2 (Love) – Advent Communion Service – December 4, 2022 Advent 3 (Joy) – Advent Healing Service – December 11, 2022 Advent 4 (Peace) – Christmas Sunday – December 18, 2022 Christmas Eve Service – 4PM at St. John’s Meadows There will be NO service on Christmas Day or New…

Can you have Justice without Equity?

10-10-22A good question arose in our Cuppa the Bible (AoF) discussion this morning and it really has me thinking: Can you have justice without equity? Of course the first thing to do is to look at what “equity” means if we’re not talking about finance and investments. In essence, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, “The term “equity” refers…

God and the Changing Self

9/30/22 I’ve been thinking a lot about changes, lately. Well, really about changes and peoples’ self-definitions and how they change. At this time in upstate New York, the physical/seasonal changes are pretty obvious, really. The leaves changing colors are the most obvious, but there are also changes in light — not just the angle of the lighting, but the quality of it as…

Like getting Back-to-School Supplies

Maybe it’s because I was a teacher earlier in my life; maybe it’s because I feel like a perpetual student; maybe it’s just that I like to buy new pens and notebooks, but this season is always exciting to me. After weeks of necessary and important breaks from our routine, we’re gearing up to reinstate them, though a few will be modified.…

“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 10/10/22As we head into the fall and the upcoming holiday seasons, if you know of someone who could benefit from our service on DVD, please use the CONTACT US tab above and let us…

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 10/10/22Our online Bible study continues with the Book of Acts. It’s really easy to join — and you’ll get caught…

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 find meaning where we might otherwise have missed it. We focus on the spiritual dimensions of aging. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 10/10/22The group has resumed its fall schedule, meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays at…