Sunday School: for all ages after the morning service.
Children’s Events: Every year we have a special event for the
children. Everyone participates and shares their gifts to put this together. We
usually have skits, games, Bible study and dinner.
Ladies' Bible Studies and Ladies’ Night Out:
Ladies gather for a time of food, fellowship, Bible study and prayer.
Men’s Dinners and Bible Study:
Men get together for a dinner out or at the church, watch sermons on various topics, then discuss the sermons together.
The Father’s Heart Ministry-A Mobile Food and Clothing Ministry:
Some of our church members join with this established ministry to witness the gospel and serve food in the inner city.
Every April the ladies have a wonderful time of fellowship, food, service project, Bible study or Christian biography all hosted by one of the ladies in our church.
CompassCare Walk for Life:
Every May our church members help to raise money for this prolife ministry.
In the fall, we gather together to fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and toiletries and the boxes are sent to needy children throughout the world.
Operation Food Basket:
This is an event that is held around Christmas time. One of the ladies in our church organizes volunteers for this every year.
Heritage Hymn Writers Presentations:
One of our members gives talks concerning the lives of writers of some of our most beloved hymns, visiting local schools and organizations.
Picnics in the summer and sledding/game nights in the winter
Annual Camping Trip
Our Pastor John traveled with another Pastor to Nepal for nearly two weeks of training native Pastors in the cities Kathmandu
and Butwal. It was a joy to see the earnestness of these men and the progress of the gospel in Nepal. All the men were greatly encouraged by their time
together and much good for the kingdom of God was done.
Books to Siberia
We were very grateful to learn that
God has worked in the hearts of over a dozen pastors in small churches in
the Irkutzk region of Siberia, bringing them to understand and embrace the
Reformed faith. As this change has come about only over the past couple
years, there is a great need for these pastors and their congregations to
receive more books, sermons and commentaries which have been translated into
the Russian language, along with encouragement from like-minded brethren.
There are presently about 10,000 books in storage in Minsk and Moscow. These
titles include the puritans John Bunyan and John Flavel, theologian William
Hendriksen and sermons by Charles Spurgeon.
Grace Baptist Church sponsored 6 children ranging in age from 9-17 to come to Rochester. The young
people came from Mogilev, Belarus; an area affected greatly by radiation from
the Chernobyl nuclear accident in the 1980's. Studies showed that even 6 weeks
being outside the affected area could increase their lifespan. Although
healthy, area doctors, dentists, and opticians showed generous support and
offered appointments free of charge. The children were also present for church
services, attended family conferences in Tennessee and vacation Bible schools,
shown hospitality by church families, and were taken to such notable sites as
Genesee Country Village and Museum, Ontario Beach, Seabreeze Amusement Park,
Letchworth State Park, and Niagara Falls. They also visited Washington, DC,
Hershey Park, and New York City before their return flights to Belarus. Many of
the “children” are grown and keep in touch.
Several members entered the mission field to the Ukraine with the Reformed
Bible Church of Westmoreland, NH. The first year consisted of Pastoral teaching
to area Pastors as well as offering dental support by dentists and hygienists
as exams and cleaning were provided while Bible stories were shared with those
children waiting. Pastoral teaching to area pastors and construction of a fence
around the church building as well as a vacation Bible school to area
orphanages. Many times, Pastor John traveled with Pastor Ken Sanders of NH to
provide teaching to pastors from Ukraine and Belarus.
Boxes to Ukraine:
Items are collected, and boxes sent to a sister church where the items are distributed to the needy and nearby orphanages.
Boxes to Papua New Guinea:
Items requested by Caleb and Melissa Gibello are sent to them.