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Sunday Forum

chapel Sunday Forum provides education and discussion time on a wide variety of topics that range from who we are as American Baptists, specific instruction on areas or topics in the Bible, and ministry or mission-focused topics of interest to our congregation. We also deal with social, religious and political issues that we must face in our daily lives.

Forum is held at 11:30 a.m. during the program year in the Chapel. Why don't you grab a snack and gather with us to continue your life-long learning journey.


March 1
Conkey Cruisers: A nurse's amazing effort to bring physical fitness to her neighborhood, with Theresa Bowick, RN, Founder and Cruise Captain

March 8
A discussion with ABCRGR Executive Minister Alan Newton about our Pastoral Search Committee process.

March 15
Who are the Mennonites, and how are they related to Baptists? with Arnie Pedersen

March 22
Sermon discussion and bible study with Sister Barbara Moore, Prof. of preaching and practical theology at CRCDS.

March 29
No Forum


February 22
Moms Out Front: A Grassroots Response to Climate Change with Susan Hughes Smith.

Feburary 15
An intergenerational discussion: Civil Rights, the movie - Selma, and Current Race Relations.

February 8
No Forum so all can go to the movie Selma for a discussion next week.

February 1
Sermon Discussion: Meet with Pastor Cliff to discuss the sermon of the day.

January 25
Annual Meeting: Immediately following worship, we will adjorn to Hubbell Hall for refreshment and our annual meeting.

January 18
A Fireside Chat with the Council: Members of the Church Council will be present to talk with the congregation about topics of interest in the church.

January 11
Food Justice: Connecting communities to locally owned farms with quality food and living-wage jobs. Discussion led by Elizabeth Henderson from Peacework Organic Farm, Newark, NY.

December 21 though January 4
No Forum: We will take a short hiatus for the Holidays.

December 14
Trustees: Early projections for the 2015 budget.

December 7
Youth Group & Leaders: The youth will share their experiences at convention with the congregation.

November 23 & 30
Labyrinth: Take a pilgrimage in prayer and contemplation as a labyrinth is set up in the chapel for your reflection in Thanksgiving and Advent preparation.

November 16
No Forum: Gather as a congregation in Hubbell Hall for our Celebrate Generosity Luncheon.

November 9
Relay for Life: A life-changing fundraiser- A conversation will be led by Hillary Gozigian, from the American Cancer Society with Peter Boulay

November 2
Amy Dickason: A time of sharing on how to talk with your children or grandchildren about God and faith.

October 26
Sarah Oaks shares her experience from her mission trip to Guatemala.

October 19
Emma Preuss shares her experience as a member of the NY State American Baptist Youth Cabinet.

October 12
NO FORUM: Columbus Day Weekend

October 5
Kevin Bell shares his experience as an army chaplain in Iraq.

September 28
NO FORUM: Congregational Meeting
Forum begins new program year next week.

May 25:
Memorial Day Weekend, No Forum - Forum has concluded for the program year.
May 18:
What's new in the FBC Library? with Librarian Nan Wilson
May 11:
Mother's Day, No Forum
May 4:
Feed back and planning for next year's Sunday Forum with Cheryl Frank, Adult Formation Coordinator
April 27:
Updates regarding the mental health population, with Amanda Treadway.
April 20:
Easter Sunday, no forum
April 13:
Palm Sunday, no forum
April 6:
A conversation with Rochester mayor, Lovely Warren.
March 23:
Alexander Technique Part II: Praying the Scripture and Hymnody with full-body awareness, with Katie Fittipaldi.
March 16:
A Young Professional's Journey: An upcoming mission trip to the Dominican Republic, with one of our members, Sarah Oaks.
March 2:
A Conversation with Mark Assini, Gates Town Supervisor, and Candidate for US Congress.
March 9:
Youth Brunch following Worship - No Forum this week.
All proceeds go to Cameron Bowl-a-thon to support Cameron Community Ministries.
February 23:
The State of the Nation: A Congressperson's Perspective, with Representative Louise Slaughter.
February 16:
The Memory Care Program, with Frederick Marshall, M.D., Director.
February 2:
A Tale of Two Rochesters, Dr. Marvin McMickle, President CRCDS
February 9:
What Everyone Needs to Know about Organ Donation before the Last Hour with Susan Miller of Fingerlakes Donor Recovery Network.
January 26:
Annual Meeting
January 19:
How Alexander Technique can enhance your spiritual practice, with M. AmSAT Alexander Technique Teacher, Katie Fittipaldi.
Learn whole body awareness while praying, singing, knitting, even cleaning the house, to avoid injury and enhance enjoyment of life.
January 12:
Albany Perspectives - An inside look at the upcoming 2014 Legislative Session, with NY State Assemblyman Bob Oaks.
January 5:
A conversation on what to expect during our time of transition, with Rev. Cliff Houston.

Contact Us

Office Hours, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Address:175 Allens Creek Road, 14618
Phone: 585 244-2468
FAX: 585 244-2469

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