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1/14/22

Pastor's Weekly Visit

Dear PCC Family,


“Bleak is the weather, but cheerful the heart that rests in Christ.” What a great quote. (Actually, I just made up that quote, but I do like it. I hope you like it, too.) We find our joy not in circumstances or weather, but in our secure relationship with our Savior. Let’s keep leaning into Jesus and His Word.


Remember to attend our annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 30 (6:00 pm) and take a few minutes to read the new ministry descriptions (click below) as Pastor Chris will step into the Lead Pastor position and I’ll step into the Pastor of Discipleship position, contingent on the vote of the membership on January 30.


Pastor Dana


P.S.— Take a moment to listen to this week’s Pastoral Visit video about the gift of God’s Word.

Pastoral Transition Plan

As you know, at Pastor Dana Goodnough’s prompting he and Pastor Chris Arcadi have been engaged in a pastoral transition plan announced two years ago at PCC’s annual Congregational Meeting. That transition is scheduled to take place at the end of January 2022 based on an affirmative vote of the congregation at the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 30, 2022 (6:00 pm). In order to keep everyone fully informed, the motions regarding this transition and the two pastors’ new ministry descriptions are available for review and comment (click here).


Pastor Arcadi will take on the role of Lead Pastor. Pastor Goodnough will take on the role of Pastor of Discipleship. Please bathe this transition in prayer as we anticipate God’s blessing on a new chapter of leadership at PCC.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

We welcome Dan Prouty, our guest speaker this Sunday (1/16).


Dan and his wife Rebecca have lived in Rochester since they graduated from Houghton College and they celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. Their daughter Lydia is done homeschooling and is working to save money as she figures out her next steps. Dan served as a missionary to children for over 10 years and loves to share God’s word with kids. He recently began leading the children’s ministry at Journey Christian Church as well as serving as an elder. During the summer of 2020 the Lord used the Covid-19 outbreak and the local riots to awaken him to some deep needs in our community and brought him to a place where he was desperate to make a real difference in people’s hearts and for eternity. Dan says, “I am so thankful that the Lord led me to join the CompassCare team that fall. I am now serving as the Rochester Regional Executive and so excited to see how God is using the church to erase the need for abortion across the state!”


Click HERE for a overview of what Dan will be discussing this coming Sunday.

Let Life Shine: Baby Bottle Drive

Starting this Sunday, January 16th, baby bottles will be handed out to be taken home and filled with change, cash, or checks. These bottles will help support and fund Care Net of Wayne County, an organization that helps save the lives of the unborn and meet the physical and spiritual needs of the men and women who find themselves facing unplanned pregnancies.


A table will be set up in the hallway where you can find out more information and pick up a bottle. Return the bottle to the same table by March 6th so they can be taken to Care Net.


If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ellen Reed at: (585)746-2958 or jnmereed@me.com

Believer's Baptism

If you have not yet been baptized as a believer in Jesus Christ, contact one of the pastors for information about our next baptism service on Sunday, January 23.

Need to Get Away?

Attend the Montrose Bible Conference Couples’ Retreat, February 11-13 in Montrose, PA. Enjoy worship led by Randy & Meg Gehlert, and messages by guest speaker Dana Goodnough. Click HERE for more information.

Cultivating a Contagious Faith

Want to learn how to communicate your faith in a way that catches on? Join the Contagious Faith book study and discussion group facilitated by Robynlyn Ketchum and work together with others to discover your individual, natural style for sharing Jesus. This group begins January 27th and will meet Thursday nights from 6:15pm-7:45pm. For further information or to sign up, click HERE.

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

Pittsford Bible Institute

Want to know more about the New Testament? Register for this spring's course, “A Bird’s Eye View of the New Testament: New Testament Survey" beginning THIS Wednesday, January 19. Click HERE for more information or to sign up.

Save the Date: Movie Night

Pittsford Community Church will be hosting a showing of Dismantled, a movie that explores the scientific deconstruction of the theory of evolution. This event will take place on January 21, 2022 from 7-9:30pm and is open to all ages (children will need to be accompanied by an adult). There will be discussion groups for children, youth, and adults following the movie to allow for a time of conversation about the topic. We hope that you will be able to join us!


For more information about the movie, click HERE.

Join us for the 1/2 DAY OF PRAYER

Men, women, and young people of PCC, do you want to make a greater impact through prayer? Do you want to become an instrument used by the Lord in a greater way? Join us for the 1/2 Day of Prayer event from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday, January 22nd at PCC! Click HERE for more information on how to RSVP. Let's seek the Lord together for His plans for 2022!

Understanding your Muslim Neighbor

Join Pittsford Community Church for a soup and sandwich lunch with missionaries Keith and Karen Moulton on Saturday, January 29, from 11:00am-1:00pm.


Registration is required. Click HERE to register.

Community OutReach (COR) January-March

Over the next few months the ENTIRE body of PCC will be praying for and participating in reaching out to our new neighbors from Afghanistan. Working with World Relief, we will be getting involved at all levels. FIRST we are collecting items for and creating much needed household kits. Pick up a card at the COR or Welcome table to see what we need for these kits. We are also seeking individuals and groups to get veted to help at a closer level- click here for more information or contact Robynlyn at 973-652-3878.

Safety Guidelines at PCC

Given the recent increase in Covid cases locally, the Governor of the State of New York has implemented a mask mandate. The mandate requires the public to be masked while in the church unless eating or drinking (medical exemptions are available).

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Worship Services on Sunday, 8:45 am and 11:00 am

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