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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:

What is a Missional Church?

Led by Pastor Brent
October 19, 26, and November 9, 16.
There will be a one week hiatus on Nov. 2.

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

What we have done:

DATE TIME TOPIC LEADER INFORMATION
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 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
December 9, 2015 - January 6, 2016 6:00 to 8:00 PM Labyrinth Walk with Advent Devotion Contemplate the angels, Mary & Joseph, the shepherd, the kings, and the birth of Christ in the labyrinth walk in Hubbell Hall.
December 9, 2015 6:00 PM Blue Christmas Vigil in the Chapel Rev. Ivan Marable Reflections... and how rituals and symbols may support loss, grief, mourning and healing through the holidays.
December 2, 2015 6:00 PM Meditation
6:30 PM Service
Taizé Advent Service Various readers A reflective service of scripture, prayer, song, and silence.
November 4, 11 & 30, 2015 6:00 PM A study in Ecclesiastes Sally Dodgson A look into the writings of King Solomon.
October 28, 2015 6:00 PM Women of the Bible: Leah & Rachel Janet Richardson Two Sisters, Two Wives; Family and Rivalry.
October 21, 2015 6:00 PM Women of the Bible: Hannah Pat Hanley A look at the faith of Hannah to bear a son and keeping her commitment.
October 14, 2015 6:00 PM Sermon from Biennial A DVD Sermon by Don Ng Transforming through the journey
September 16, 23, 30 & October 7, 2015 6:00 PM From Ephesus to Colossae & intersections Pastor Cliff Houston A look at Paul's letter to the Colossians and tie in to the similarities to our summer Ephesians study.
July 12 through August 23, 2015 9:00 AM Summertime of Grace Series Pastor Cliff Houston A look at Paul's letter to the Ephesians through this special before worship summer study.
May 13, 2015 6:15 PM Feedback and Planning Dr. Ken Dodgson A look at what study and topics we would like to explore in the coming program year.
May 6, 2015 6:15 PM Section Leader Concert Eastman Music School Section Leaders Each leader will treat our ears to their vocal talents singing piece of their choice.
April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 6:15 PM Ancient Israel - how did it originate?
Rev. Dr. George Heyman Secrets from the ancient world through archeology.
February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 2015 6:15 PM Lectionary Study Led by Ken and Sally Dodgson Readings and discussions from the lectionary for the coming Sunday.
January 21, 28 and Februry 4, 11, 2015 6:15 PM Study of Jonah Ken McCarthy Asking... If God loves the outsider, shouldn't we?"
January 14, 2015 6:15 PM Caroling through History Ed Schweibacher A look at various Carols, their words, music, and history.
December 17, 2014 6:00 PM Blue Christmas Vigil Rev. Ivan Marable Purposeful Life which Emerges beyond Loss, Grief, and Mourning.
December 9, 2014 6:15 PM Snowed Out
Carols: The Music & Meaning
Ed Schweibacher Rescheduled for January 7
December 3, 2014 6:00 PM Meditation
6:30 PM Service
Advent Taizé Service Begin your Advent with this special service.
November 19 & 26, 2014 6:15 PM Labyrinth walk In gratitude and thanksgiving, we are asked to prayerfully walk the labyrinth.
November 12, 2014 6:15 PM Churches of Revelation:
Sardis
Pastor Cliff Does Sardis heed the revelation given?
November 5, 2014 6:15 PM Churches of Revelation:
Thyatira
Pastor Cliff What type of church is Thyatira?
October 29, 2014 6:15 PM Churches of Revelation:
Smyrna
Pastor Cliff How does the Church in Smyrna listen to God revelation?
Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 6:15 PM Study of Ruth
Rev. Ken & Marcia McCarthy We will look at hesed love shown by God and shared through cultural differences.
May 28, 2014 6:15 PM Feedback and Planning
Cheryl Frank If you have ever participated in one of our study sessions, we would lobe your feedback and help with new topics.
May 14 and 21, 2014 6:15 PM The Exile
Dr. George Heyman Looking at the Exile period of the Israelites and how it shaped the culture and their beliefs.
April 23, 30, and May 7, 2014 6:15 PM Intergral Life Practice according to the Gospel of John
Cheryl Frank Altitudes of Spiritual Awareness, Shining the Light to Reveal our Shadows, and Jesus us Calls us to be ourselves.
April 16, 2014 No Study See You tomorrow
Maundy Thursday - April 17 A light Agape Meal with Tenebrae Service.
April 2 and 9, 2014 6:15 PM A Study of Bach's St. Matthew Passion Ed Schweibacher A continued study istening to The St. Matthew Passion in two-parts.
March 26, 2014 6:00 PM Meditation
6:30 PM Service
Lenten Taizé Service
Worship Team A Mediative Worship experience with scriptures, meditation, music, and prayer.
March 12 and 19, 2014 6:15 PM A Study of Bach's St. Matthew Passion Ed Schweibacher What’s A Passion?
and Johann Sebastian Bach: Music’s Master, God’s Servant.
To be continued in April
February 19, 2014 6:00 PM Potluck Dinner
and Section Leader Concert
accompanied by David Labman A real treat as all the section leaders sernade us with a few favorite songs.
February 12 & 26, 2014 6:15 PM The Parables of Oppresion in
Biblical Times and Today
Dr. Ken and Sally Dodgson A look at various parables of Jesus and how he shared his thoughts on oppresion and poverty.
January 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2014 6:00 PM The Seven Letters of Revelation
to the Churches of Asia
Pastor Cliff Houston How can the "Church" learn from these letters, and what can we take away from what we learn to prepare us for our future.

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