How Do I Connect?

We welcome you to connect with Penfield Presbyterian in the way that fits you best. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy parent, or a business person with pressing responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our growing church community. Here are some of the ways you can learn, serve, grow and get to know people at this church.

Mission & Outreach

"Because in Christ the Church is apostolic, it strives to proclaim this gospel faithfully. The Church receives the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ through the testimony of those whom Christ sent, both those whom we call apostles and those whom Christ has called throughout the long history of the Church. The Church has been and is even now sent into the world by Jesus Christ to bear that testimony to others. The Church bears witness in word and work that in Christ the new creation has begun, and that God who creates life also frees those in bondage, forgives sin, reconciles brokenness, makes all things new, and is still at work in the world. To be members of the body of Christ is to be sent out to pursue the mission of God and to participate in God’s new creation, God’s kingdom drawing the present into itself. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) affirms the Gospel of Jesus Christ as received from the prophets and apostles, and stands in continuity with God’s mission through the ages. The Church strives to be faithful to the good news it has received and accountable to the standards of the confessions. The Church seeks to present the claims of Jesus Christ, leading persons to repentance, acceptance of Christ alone as Savior and Lord, and new life as his disciples. The Church is sent to be Christ’s faithful evangelist: making disciples of all nations in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; sharing with others a deep life of worship, prayer, fellowship, and service; and participating in God’s mission to care for the needs of the sick, poor, and lonely; to free people from sin, suffering, and oppression; and to establish Christ’s just, loving, and peaceable rule in the world." F-1.0302 (excerpt from PCUSA Book of Order)
 
Penfield Presbyterian supports the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program of PCUSA with our financial and hands-on support.  Watch the following video to learn more about P.D.A.
 

Penfield Presbyterian is also committed to sharing the mission work of PCUSA through giving to the World Mission.  Learn more below.
 

 
Recent and/or ongoing mission and outreach through Penfield Presbyterian:
Cameron Community Ministry-Providing and Serving Meals
Penfield's Habitat For Humanity-Members serve on the home building coalition
Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf-Donations of food, money and volunteer hours 
Saving Grace Ministry: Men's ministry for those re-entering society after incarceration
Open Door Mission
Camp Whitman
Out of the Darkness
 
Seasonal Ministry Teams
Do you want to participate in making scripture come alive in the community of faith at Penfield Presbyterian but don't want to make a long-term commitment?  If so, give a Seasonal Ministry Team a try.  Seasonal teams are offered for Advent/Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost & Harvest.  Teams gather with Pastor Sue around the scripture texts for that season, come up with a text and season based theme and then consider how the texts and theme can come to life through worship, liturgical art for the sanctuary, hospitality, mission & outreach and by working with Jan Kennedy, Faith Development Leader for educational tie-in.  Watch for announcements in worship, on the bulletin board outside the sanctuary and in the weekly e-news for seasonal sign up.  
 

All PPC Reads

Each summer, PPC in invited to read a book written by a local author.  In early fall, an author evening is held to discuss the book with the author.  
 

Youth Ministry

The second Sunday of each month, PPC youth (6th grade and up) join with four other congregations for a joint youth fellowship.  Gatherings rotate between the churches.  Meetings are designed to grow the faith of our youth and provide light-hearted fellowship.  Pastor Sue leads the PPC youth.  

Knit Wits

Each month on the second and fourth Monday's PPC knitters and their friends gather in room four at the church from 10:00 through lunch to create knitted items for various mission projects.  New knitters and experienced knitters are invited to give this group a try.  

Spiritual Formation Opportunities

A variety of spiritual formation options are being offered for the Fall of 2015.  Upcoming offerings you can pick from include:
 
 
Sensible Shoes Book Two-"Two Steps Forward" 
two steps forward!  

"Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey is going to become a series. The second book, Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope, will be released in October of 2015. The final book,Barefoot: A Story of Surrendering to God, will be released in 2016.  

Two Steps Forward picks up right where Sensible Shoes ends and will track Meg, Hannah, Mara, and Charissa on the next steps of the journey during the season of Advent. Now that they have finished their retreat at the New Hope Center, what will they remember (or forget), particularly when life unravels?"
 
Thursday night group (5 sessions) will begin the 2nd Thursday in Nov.  
 
Silver Links
This lively group of mostly retired folks meets every few months for fellowship and learning.  Watch the upcoming events on the website and in the enews for the next gathering day and time and then come join the fun.  

Saturday Morning Property Crew

Come try out this eclectic group of mostly men that gather Saturdy mornings at 9am at PPC to tackle smaller property needs before heading out for fellowship at a local coffee shop.  Your skills and/or willingness to pitch in are all that is needed to join the crew.  Weekly participation is not required, so come when you can!

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

This is truly a Bible Study on the move. Contact the church at 377-1620 to find out where the study will take place on any given week.