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Praying Hearts

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Praying hearts provides a mid-week opportunity to gather in community for a time of prayer and meditation around a Bible passage or other related reading. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW December, 2019The comfort and peace that we receive through prayer is magnified when we come together as people of faith. Beginning as an observance of the National Day of…

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 December 5, 2019Our next Sunday for hospitality at St. Joe’s will…

Matthew 25 Initiative

In October (2019), our session voted to officially register South as part of our denomination’s Matthew 25 ministry. This nationwide initiative focuses on actively engaging our faith in the world with the goals of building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty. South has a longstanding commitment to meeting people where they are and engaging in ministry that arises organically…

Summer Evening Prayer

On June 27, 2019, a group of 6 participated in the evening prayer service. We met outside the highrise and read a poem called Stay. We discussed it and prayed for our world, our nation, our community and our families. It was a perfect summer evening.

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…

1001 Worshiping Communities

We are so happy to welcome to the discussion table, a new friend recently moved to Webster from Syracuse, Nita. She searched for 1001 Worshiping community in Rochester and found Acts of Faith. After caring for her grandchildren, she comes into the City for some great coffee and warm conversation. She keeps active in her faith community in Syracuse on Saturdays….. a…

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 November 26, 2019Now that we have finished David Brooks’ The Road to Character, we are ready to begin our Advent Study…

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? Most weeks (check the CALENDAR TAB above), we get together at the Angry Goat Pub (corner of S. Clinton and S. Goodman) at 6 for dinner. At 7, we head across the street for the double…

CLASS ACT

MISSION | VISION | CALLING: Exploring our spirituality as we embrace the wisdom gained through life experiences. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW: December 5, 2019CLASS ACT – a Senior Spirituality group open to all – resumed its schedule in the fall. We meet the first three Tuesdays of the month, sharing laughter, memories, insights, and reflections that are sparked by our reading. We are…