Ministries

Telephone Ministry

The telephone ministry is one of the projects identified by the “Casting Your Nets” initiative as highly desirable by those who participated in two retreats. Callers can dial a telephone number and listen to any functions in the sanctuary, IE: Sunday worship, weddings, etc. in “real time” by calling 585-371-8110.

Outreach

All of us have benefited from the help we have received from others…

Many people in our congregation participate in a wide variety of voluntary
ministries through the church to reach beyond our own front door…

  • Honeoye Community Food Pantry
  • NY/HELP Honduras mission
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Senior Meals on site provided by the Ontario County Office for the Aging
  • Emergency Aid
  • Volunteer chaplains in local hospitals
  • Boy Scouts
  • American Red Cross
  • Knitting Ministry

Senior Meals provided on Site by the Office of the Aging

Any person sixty years of age or older, is eligible for the OFA congregate meal program. The congregate meal site at the Honeoye United Church of Christ is open on Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00 -1:30pm. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon. For reservations call (585)396-4196. You must call at least 24 hours in advance of the meal you wish to participate in.

The United Church of Christ is a Congregate Meal Site, which indicates that we are a central facility where people meet to have a meal and socialize. This is a great opportunity for seniors to get out of the house, get a good meal, and make new friends or visit with old ones.

Emergency Aid

This program was implemented in 2016 by the Deacons to assist local families with immediate financial needs. We strive to respond to each request in a timely manner. If you are in need of emergency aid, please call 585-371-8880 or email honeoyeucc@gmail.com.

Visitation Committee

The visitation committee continues to be awed by the sense of God going with us as we make our visits to members and friends who are unable to participate in our church family as they did in the past.  On each visit, we are reassured this personal contact is an important part of our ministry.  Please let us know if you or someone you know may be in need of caring concern.  Louise Holmes (346-5761) & Carol Van Dusen (229-2280).

Music

Choir

The choir at Honeoye UCC sings for worship services September through June. We rehearse on Sunday morning 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. before worship. We sing a variety of music; classical, folk, jazz, gospel, traditional, contemporary – all reflecting the “sacred” in life and/or offering ideas for reflection about God and love and our own humanness. We feel this variety helps us reach all people in our congregation at some point. It is also a challenge for us. Our choir is a very dynamic group. We strive to do well, work hard, and are supportive of each other. We take our music and our ministry in the church seriously, yet, we have a lot of fun when we’re together. We think of ourselves as always learning and trying to improve; but we aren’t afraid to become vulnerable as performers.

Included in the choir are many who enjoy doing solo work or singing in small groups. We also have several instrumentalists who accompany us and also perform on their own. This all adds to the variety that we are able to offer.

We are blessed! But we welcome with open arms (sometimes hugs and kisses, too) anyone who wants to sing with us. We have added another row of chairs – there’s lots of room. If you don’t read music, that’s OK. You will have plenty of help. And if you can’t make the commitment for all rehearsals and Sunday services, that’s fine, too. If you’re interested in joining us, please call the church office at 371-8880 or see the music director in church.

Adult Handbells

Our church purchased three octaves of English handbells with memorial Fund monies in September 1986 and 2 more octaves again in 2006. Since the beginning, handbells have become involved in our music program for the first time. We belong to the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.
The goals of our program are:

  • To add Handbell music to our worship services.
  • To perform for other groups and organizations in Honeoye and surrounding communities.
  • To learn to play the handbells well.
  • To promote the fun and fellowship that a group music program can provide.
  • To provide a program that will increase the self-esteem of its participants.

The choirs participate in the worship service as well as perform for local groups and nursing homes. Contact the music director if you are interested in playing, or you would like one of the choirs to play at a function.

Children’s Choir

A recent addition to our church, our Children’s Choir has just finished their second season of rehearsals and performances, and is comprised of school aged children in our congregation. During the school year from September to May, the children’s choir rehearses on Sunday mornings from 9:00am-9:45am and meets in the Dining Hall. Besides performing at our church, the children have also performed in the community, including Granger Homestead in Canandaigua. This is a great opportunity for the musically inclined. If your child is interested please see Kelly Roller for more details.