Read our letters from Session about our COVID-19 response

Update from the Covid Task Force Committee – January 15 2021
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Congregational Learning Day
Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

For New and Experienced Church Leaders and Church Members

The Presbyteries of Genesee Valley and Geneva Present the New all Zoom Format

Worship led by Rev Dr. Stanley Bhasker from the Bath, NY Presbyterian Church.  He is delighted to be a part of the learning day which includes both Geneva and Genesee Valley Presbyteries.

8:30 – 9 AM Meet and Greet
9 – 9:30 AM Introductions, Worship & Instructions
9:30 – 11:30 AM Courses (offered simultaneously via separate Zoom rooms)

6 Virtual Classes to choose from:

  • Called and Equipped: Training for Elders & Deacons
  • Finance Forum (formerly Church Treasurer Forum)
  • Essentials for Trustees, Finance and Property Elders
  • Rethinking Stewardship – New Strategies for Changing Times
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Teaching without Preaching

Course descriptions & instructors can be found in the 2021 CLD brochure.

As this year we are all virtual, there will be no fee charged.  Register on line by March 1, using this link:

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Presbytery Wide Event

A conversation with Doug Dicks, PC (USA) Mission Agency Co-Worker for Palestine.

Joining us from Bethlehem on Sunday, March 21 at 12:30 p.m.

Contact John Thomas for Google Meet Entry ( or 442-2035)


2021 National Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD)The 2021 national Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) event will be virtual, and will take place from April 18-21.  This year’s EAD will advocate for Climate Justice, and will be an opportunity to support the global movement for climate justice centered on and led by the people and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts due to historic racial and colonial inequities.  If you or any member of your congregation is interested in receiving more information about this year’s virtual event, sign up for e-mail updates at the link below:


Churchview Commons – our partnership for affordable housing
Gates Presbyterian Church has partnered with PathStone Corporation, developer of affordable housing, having entered into a 99- year land lease agreement for PathStone to build a two story 45 unit apartment building on land behind the church. CHURCHVIEW COMMONS will consist of 24 – 1 bedroom and 21- 2 bedroom units. We have also partnered with the YWCA of Rochester whose mission is to offer a continuum of supportive housing resources to single women and families who need a safe and secure home during times of crisis or homelessness.  Read more about this partnership here.


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