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On Wednesdays, we come together from different backgrounds and with a variety of experiences; each bringing a story or history to our gathering. In comfort, we share our own thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations because as American Baptist we take seriously the right of “soul freedom” and freedom of expression. Our Wednesday studies include:

  • Bible Study
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Taizé Worship
  • Book/Discussion Topics
  • Videos
  • Biblical Archeology
  • Guest Speakers/Professors
  • Intergenerational Learning/Activities

On our schedule:

Lectionary Study

Led by Marcia McCarthy
February 1, 2017

Listenting to the Heartbeat of God

Led by Pat Hanley
February 8, 15, 22

What had Christianity almost lost because of a decision made almost 1400 years ago? Why does Christianity differ from many other religions in its teachings about nature, the presence of God/Spirit, humanity, inherent sin and evil? Where might "New Age" religiosity stem from? Do any of these questions intrigue you? Looking at Celtic Christianity may give us insights to possible answers to these questions. The short, easy to read book Listening for the Heartbeat of God by J. Philip Newell is our resource.

Childcare is available by reservation for all Wednesday Programs
by contacting Janet Richardson in advance.

What we have done:

Older Studies

DATE TIME TOPIC LEADER INFORMATION
February 1, 2017 6:00 to 7:15 PM Lectionary Study Marcia McCarthy Using Lectio Divina method we will read and study this Sunday's lectionary
January 25, 2017 6:00 to 7:15 PM Lectionary Study Ivan Marable We will read and study this Sunday's lectionary
January 18, 2017 6:00 to 7:15 PM Lectionary Study Janet Richardson Using Lectio Divina method we will read and study this Sunday's lectionary
December 21, 2016 - January 11, 2017 Winter Hiatus See you in mid-January as we resume with a lectionary study.
December 7 & 14 6:00 Mediation
6:30 Service
Advent Taizè Service various With silence, prayers, scripture, song we worship our Christ's birth.
November 30, 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM An Introduction to Matthew Anna Bowden What is the historical basis for the writings in the book of Matthew.
Oct. 19 & 26, Nov. 9 & 16, 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Missional Thinking Pastor Brent An introduction to what Missional Thinking is and how it works.
October 12, 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Children, Poverty, and the Bible Pastor Brent Creating a Vision, a look at where we go from here.
October 2, 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Children, Poverty, and the Bible Marcia McCarthy One Child's Story, a look at the early years of Ishmael.
September 28, 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Children, Poverty, and the Bible Jean Garling Six Things the Bible says about Children, relating it back to last week's lesson on Poverty
May 21, 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Children, Poverty, and the Bible Ken Dodgson Six Things the Bible says about Poverty, along with his personal experience in India and a model of assistance that helped in a short time.
September 14 , 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Children, Poverty, and the Bible Janet Richardson Assumptions, Experiences, and Expectations are explored, seeking the child within, as well as, how our experiences have framed our assumptions.
May 28, 2016 - September 21 Summer Hiatus Have a great summer and see you in the fall.
May 18, 2016 6:00 PM A Review and Evaluation with Future Topic Brainstorming Janet Richardson We will look back at the previous year and evaluate as well as consider new topics for study.
May 11, 2016 6:00 PM Women of the Bible Various Leaders A study to learn about how several women helped shape the faith stories
May 3, 2016 6:00 PM Section Leader Concert Sarah, Sun Ly, Daniel, Trevor Our section leaders perform some of their favorites for the congregation
April 27, 2016 6:00 PM Women of the Bible:Mary & Martha Janet Richardson Learning how to balance hospitality and worship in one's life.
April 13-April 20, 2016 6:00 PM When God Left the Building Pastor Cliff A discussion and viewing to uncover why churches - once the heart and soul of their communities - are now shrinking in both size and influence
March 30-April 6, 2016 6:00 PM Community, Communion, Confession, and Sin Rev. Ivan Marable A study surrounding Bonhoeffer's book "Life Together" and Lebacqz and Diskill's "Ethics and Spiritual Care"
March 2-16, 2016 6:00 PM Nehemiah/Ezra Study Sally Dodgson A study looking into the lives of two leaders of Judah
February 24, 2016 6:15 PM Lenten Taize Service Various Readers
February 17, 2016 6:15 PM Lenten Taize Service Various Readers
February 10, 2016 6:15 PM Ash Wednesday Service Pastor Cliff Houston
February 3, 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Challenging Scripture Series Pastor Cliff Houston Flesh in the Presence of the Spirit, Romans 8:1-11
January 27, 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Challenging Scripture Series Pastor Cliff Houston When Good is Not Good, Romans 7:15-25a
January 20 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Challenging Scripture Series Pastor Cliff Houston The Vicarious Welcome, from Matthew 10:40-42
January 13, 2016 6:00 to 7:15 PM Challenging Scripture Series Pastor Cliff Houston The Christian Sword, from Matthew 10:24-39

Older Studies

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:30AM-1:30PM
Friday, 9:30 AM-12:00 Noon
Other times by appointment.

Address:175 Allens Creek Road
       Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: (585)-244-2468
FAX: (585)-244-2469
E-mail: fbcroffice@frontiernet.net