What does the Lord

require of us?

To do justice,

to love one another,

to be compassionate,

and to walk

humbly with God.


Micah 6:8


The GRCC 
Faith in Action Network is 
an association of Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, 
religious based agencies, seminaries, and lay/clergy groups that has served Monroe County since 1991. Formerly Genesee Ecumenical Ministries, (GEM), the roots of ecumenical work in this agency date back to 1919 when early churches in the city began to work together to address the common good 
for all people.  

The name of the corporation remains the 
Greater Rochester 
Community of Churches.
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MISSION STATEMENT
Acting out of the core values 
of our Christian faith, 
the (GRCC) Faith In Action Network 
of Rochester  gathers congregations 
and people from diverse communities 
to build relationships and support initiatives based on spiritual and community values that advocate, model, and celebrate basic human rights.  
We work toward the day when 
every child, youth and adult feels safe, experiences support and care, and can discover ways to use their gifts for the good of the beloved community.


         


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Thanks to all who came to the 23rd Celebration Dinner this year! We served over 500 people... 30 faith communities honored 33 faithful servants ages 8 to 80+! Next year we are back to the first Tuesday of June!



Congratulations and Good Luck to all of the Alberta Moss Scholarship Awardees:
Shavae Lewis 

Katherine Johnson

Shannon Lloyd 

Stephanie Medina 

Diamond Cotton

Kristina Williams                  

Nathalia Rosado-Oliveras 

Ruban Perez 

Ciera Caldwell


Thank you to all who joined us for the 2014 Good Friday Cross Walk

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Thank you to all who came out to support the Burial Initiative!





 

GRCC Metropolitan Award Recipient: 
Sr. Barbara Moore, RSM
The winner of our 2014 Metropolitan Award has been a member of the Sisters of Mercy for 53 years. Sister Barbara Moore  was a high school teacher at Benjamin Franklin HS before joining the religious community and has served on the teaching staffs of Notre Dame HS  and Our Lady of Mercy HS.  She was Director of Rochester Interfaith Jail Ministry. She served on the staff of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and also as Community Services Coordinator and Manager of Highland Hospital's Center for Women. 
Barbara says:  My most important and loved area of ministry involves the research, writing and delivery of sermons in an ecumenical setting.  Groups have asked for my sermons and I am currently seeking a publisher for a book of Advent sermons.  Sermon writing and delivery has become over the past 40 years a form of faith development and spiritual direction for me.  This interest has allowed me to share my experience on the M. Div level and the D.Min preaching track level here at CRCDS.

GRCC's Lifetime Achievement Recipient:
Rev. Dr. John S. Walker

John S. Walker is a native of Columbus, Ohio.  Becoming a Christian in 1959, he joined the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, where a short time later he acknowledged a further call to enter the Christian ministry.  While at Morris College, a dynamic small private black school, he learned of, and immersed himself in the writings and lives of Mohandas Gandhi, Mary McLeod Bethune, W.E.B. Dubois, but most importantly to him, Paul Robeson.  He received a scholarship to Colgate Rochester Divinity School, where he earned his Masterís Degree in Church History in 1969.  While a student at Colgate he was involved with the FIGHT Organization holding several positions of leadership where Minister Franklin Florence mentored him. 


GUN VIOLENCE & GOSPEL VALUES:  

This report, approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010), challenges our society's fatalism and numbness in accepting the highest gun death rates in the world, reviews past church positions and proposes a new "spiritual awakening" approach: a church-related, community-based strategy inspired by "Heeding God's Call".  The report looks at our culture of violence-acceptance, with its undercurrents of fear and desperation.  


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