For through him (Jesus) we both have access to the Father by the one Spirit. Consequently we are no longer foreigners or aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household. – Ephesians 2:19 “Building Relationships by Growing in Christ” We are a joyful worshipping community, full of grace and humor. When … Continue reading Who We Are
We are, first and foremost, a Christian congregation. We, therefore, subscribe to the beliefs expressed in the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds, which we regularly affirm as part of our worship services. We believe in one God, who exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the full deity and humanity of God … Continue reading What We Believe
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The PC(USA) is structured into several levels of governance. We belong to the Presbytery of Lake Huron, and the Synod of the Covenant. Our national gathering, the General Assembly, convenes every two years. Our congregation is first and foremost its own expression of the Body of Christ. … Continue reading Presby-Who?
Rev. Douglas S. Abel, Pastor Pastor Doug’s About.Me Page . Angie Ayotte, Church Secretary … Pat Middlin Shared Choir Director with First United Methodist Church, Vassar ———- Pam Jacot, Bell Choir Director … Jackie Strecker, Organist … Scott Wegrzyn, Treasurer —– … Kimberly Wegrzyn, Sexton
The name “Presbyterian” comes from the Greek “presbuteros,” a term found throughout much of the New Testament, which means “elder.” A “Presbyterian” church is a church governed and led by Elders. In the PC(USA) we recognize two types: Teaching Elders, who are commonly called by a congregation to serve as pastors, and Ruling Elders, who are elected from … Continue reading Our Eldership
The term “Deacon” comes from the Greek diakonos, which simply means “servant.” In Acts chapter 6, we read about the first Deacons. They were spiritual leaders who were appointed to address a specific and tangible need: the care of a group of widows that were being neglected. In our tradition, Deacons are spiritual leaders and servants … Continue reading Our Deacon Ministry