About Us

OUR VISION

Guided by God’s Spirit and grace, we are called as disciples to share Christ’s love with the world.

MISSION STATEMENT

We are known as the big white church on the hill in Perinton. We are grateful for our history and heritage of connecting through Jesus Christ, sharing his love and becoming faithful disciples. Now, we set our eyes on an exciting future as we continue to be guided by God’s Spirit and Grace and called as disciples to share Christ’s love with the world.

We recognize the need to adapt our approach to ministry in our ever-changing world so as to more effectively share Christ’s love while continuing to be faithful to the message of the Gospel. We are open to new approaches and willing to take risks in our efforts to do God’s will.

We recognize Christ’s teaching that Christians will be known by how they live their lives; by their love for God and for their neighbor; and by expressing that love in all they say and do. As a congregation of believers, we strive to pursue lives of love.

We are prayerfully called as a congregation to share Christ’s love through worship, education and mission in the following ways:

  • to nurture our multi-generational family of members and friends
  • to address the needs of our changing congregation
  • to engage groups and make new connections
  • to use our facilities and resources in dynamic and versatile ways
  • to address evolving community needs
  • to collaborate with other faith communities in service to our fellow children of God
  • to actively participate in our church family, community, and the world while sharing God’s love with vitality and generosity

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. 

John 13:34-35

We are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), meaning that we are connected in mission and ministry with other Presbyterian congregations in the Rochester area, as well as with churches around the country and world.

Presbyterians affirm God’s faithfulness and love for all creation and emphasize God’s call in our individual lives to service and salvation. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are God’s word for us, guiding our faith and daily lives. We welcome all people to join us in growing in faith and serving God together.