Community

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk

Saturday, May 6th at the Village Gate Square in Rochester, join the NAMI Rochester mental health walk to raise funds and awareness to help change perceptions about mental illness. Check in is at 9:00am, and the walk begins at 10:00am. You can register or donate today by visiting www.namiwalks.org/rochester. For more information contact Kristina Mossgraber at kristingamossgraber@namirochester.org or call 585-520-8380.

The New York State Forrest Owner’s Association

The NYS FOA meets regularly and anyone is welcome to join. Their next meeting will be held at our church.

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16 May (Tuesday), 7:30 pm – General Meeting on Conservation Easements, United Church of Christ, 8758 Main Street, Honeoye – Watch this space or see the NYSFOA spring newsletter for more details.
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Coming this summer: woods walks, apple pruning workshop, Game of Logging.
More information regarding most of these events is published in the Western Finger Lakes Forest Owner, available online at http://www.nyfoa.org/chapters/wfl.php.
Most of these events are free and open to the public.

The Honeoye Riders are at it again!

A group of bicyclist from Honeoye will be bicycling across the southern United States beginning March 1st and ending around May 2nd. One of the riders, Jim Kersting, has put together a blog for those who might want to follow the journey. You can find the blog by clicking here. Another way to get to the blog is go to the “Crazy Guy on a Bike” website and in the search box enter “Honeoye Riders Pedal the Southern Tier”.

This ride will be led by the Rev. Brian Krause, our former minister. He will be joined by Patti Sabxy, her friend Jo, and Jim Kersting. They plan to ride the entire trip. Joining them will be Nathan Krause (who plans to ride to El Paso, Texas); Bob Bacon (chair of our Stewardship committee-he plans on joining the trip in Austin, Tesas); and Linda Johnstone and Betsy Archibald, who plan on joining the riders as they pass through New Orleans, Louisiana.

Please join us in praying for a safe, fulfilling and fun journey for all of the riders!

 

Family shares story to raise Omphalocele awareness!

January 31st is Omphalocele Awareness day. About 1/4,000 births are “O Babies” and we are so blessed to know and love one. Beth, an active participant in choir and bells and the wife of our choir director Brian, has been selected to tell the story of their son, Eric. We are proud of her for sharing, and we continue to love, encourage and support Eric’s journey. You can watch the video here.

God is so very good!