Our mission is to Support Congregations in Developing Leaders Who Transform Lives.
As we go about our work we are shaped by the values of respect, Godly justice and reconciliation.
We Respect one another as children of God, holding one another in positive esteem even when we hold different understandings of belief and celebrate with different traditions. Godly justice has to do with loving enemies, refusing to fight back, rejecting the desire to punish and coerce. The justice of God is revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus when love triumphed over power and evil. God’s justice has been revealed separate from the legal realm, apart from the law. God keeps working to heal brokenness as should we. Reconciliation is an element of salvation that refers to the results of atonement. Reconciliation is the end of estrangement caused by sin between God and humanity and between sister and brother. We believe that we know God better when we are reconciled with all of God’s people.
As we join together in God’s work we are directed by the following areas of concentration:
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Information about chronic pain and management options, The American Chronic Pain Association Chapter of Rochester New York.
Visit us on Facebook @Local-Rochester-Chapter-of-American-Chronic-Pain-Association for more information.
The photographic skills of the club’s members are as diverse as the members themselves. Graphics, nature, portraits, landscapes, close-up (macro), fine art and technical photography are just some of the subjects that make our meetings interesting. Competitions for large and small color prints, monochrome prints, and digital submissions are held on the first Monday of each month. Programs, including demonstrations and lectures, occur on the third Monday of the month. Members learn about photography’s past, present and future, as well as state-of-the-art techniques. A lending library of photography books has been created from which members can borrow. The club’s activities include exhibitions of our members’ best images at local Rochester galleries.
Camera Rochester members help each other learn more about cameras and photography in a friendly atmosphere. It is never too early or late to start taking photographs. If you enjoy photography, then please join us.
The Clover Center is proud to provide space for Camera Rochester. Their photos are hung throughout the building. In the photos they have shared with us, one cannot help but marvel at the creation of our world and the talent of those who capture it. We are blessed they have shared their gift with us.
Visit our site www.camerarochester.org for more information.
Do you have a green thumb but nowhere to dig into your passion? Welcome to the Clover Center Community Garden!
Grow anything from asparagus to zinnia in your own plot, and become a part of a green-loving community of fellow gardeners.
Meeting Time: Spring and Summer
Spring is right around the corner! To Reserve Your Plot: Contact The Clover Center at 473-3200.
The Greece Symphony directed by Dr. David Fetler, meets Tuesdays at 7:30 PM in Odyssey School. The group performs both major and light classical works, contemporary programs, plus outreach concerts with area students.
Visit us at
www.greeceperformingarts.org/greecesymphony/ for more information.
At Kids First, we are your partners in child care. We provide a safe, nurturing atmosphere incorporating guided play along with creative learning experiences to promote the acquisition and expansion of language, through speaking and listening, story-telling and recording.
We understand that every child is unique and brings to the program his/her own personal set of experiences, beliefs and values formed by his/her particular family. Each child comes to us with special interests and acquired skills. We are committed to developing a program which supports and enhances the individuality of your child and your family, providing positive and varied learning experiences.
The Clover Center building is secure Monday through Friday due to the in house private childcare. In general, non childcare visitors are asked to use the yellow doors by the Center Office.
Visit our site www.kidsfirstchildcare.com for more information.
Discover Madrigalia Now in its 39th concert season, Madrigalia delights audiences of all ages with diverse choral repertoire spanning the centuries and exploring many styles. Join us at a concert, listen for us on the radio or purchase a recording – and you will discover the magic that is Madrigalia!
Our Mission Madrigalia, a Rochester, New York based chamber ensemble, performs choral music of all genres at the highest level of artistic excellence, and promotes the appreciation of choral singing to diverse audiences through performances, recordings, broadcasts, outreach, and the commissioning of new music.
Our vision Madrigalia presents unique and challenging programs of choral music from all times and places, delighting audiences with its beauty of sound.
Visit our site www.madrigalia.org for more information.
Did you know that Music is considered to be a language and is known as the “universal language”? At Harris Hill the study of the musical language is brought to life and made more meaningful through active participation. Students learn the concepts of music such as melody, rhythm, harmony, form, and expression through a multi-faceted approach. If you were to visit us during a music class you would see students singing, dancing, playing instruments, improvising, composing, and performing.
Visit our site
www.penfield.edu/webpages/rmonti/ for more information.
Visit our site on facebook at www.facebook.com/musiconthemovellc/ for more information.
The Older Wiser Learning Seniors are a vibrant group who meet Tuesdays at noon for 45 minutes of carefully monitored, measured, exercise and again Thursdays at 11:30 AM to expand their minds, socialize, share a meal and learn. The OWLS share their experiences and gain knowledge while building deep friendships.
Kandee Tabor, the leader of the OWLS ministry, had always felt a lifelong desire to minister. After a career in engineering and construction, she finally found her calling in serving the elderly. While pursuing a Gerontology certificate from St. John Fisher, she established the OWLS ministry, a way to serve this growing portion of the population.
The OWLS find they have more energy, more friends, and more enriching lives due to their weekly gatherings. This invigorating group proves that no matter what one’s age, there is always more to learn, more to gain, and more to give.
at the Memorial Art Gallery.
At a get-acquainted meeting for potential new members.
Every Tuesday at noon and Thursday, 11:30 am
Whether you’re an alum, a family member of a current or future Principian, or a friend of Principia, we invite you to become a member of your local Principia Club.
Visit our site www.community.principiaalumni.org for more information.
Resonanz was formed in the fall of 2008 as a choir of about 40 voices selected by audition from among the members of the Rochester Oratorio Society (ROS). The idea for this “choir within the choir” was initiated in 2006, when as part of the artistic planning with incoming Artistic Director Eric Townell, the ROS Board of Directors indicated their interest in forming a small touring ensemble. In spring 2007, Townell offered the Board the concept of a flexible, innovative, high-quality small ensemble that could represent the larger chorus. The group performs a cappella or with keyboard accompaniment.
nherent to Resonanz is every member’s ability to perform in quartets, octets or similar small groups as best suits each performance space and occasion. Resonanz members prepare thoroughly and independently to attain a professional-level performance with a minimum of group rehearsals. To date, Resonanz has prepared over 90 musical selections comprising holiday music, patriotic, folk and Americana, Romantic songs and American popular classics from the past seven decades. Close harmonies, energetic rhythmic execution, dance-inspired selections and stirring, and sentimental, “heartland” style music typify the Resonanz repertoire. Increasingly, Rochester Oratorio Society concert selections and music by contemporary and Renaissance composers have been added to the book, further expanding the group’s range.
Visit our site www.rossings.org/resonanz for more information.
We have a unique vision to see people who normally wouldn’t set foot in church feel welcomed and loved.
We also have a heart to see a church that reaches every generation with an emphasis on reaching the next generation. We are passionate about impacting our city and meeting the needs of people.
Sunday at 11AM
The Rochester Flute Association was chartered in 1995 and currently has a membership base of 200 students, performers, private teachers, music educators, and adult amateurs in the Rochester, New York area. We received non-profit status in 1998.
Visit our site www.rfaonline.org for more information.
Rochester Genealogical Society
The Rochester Genealogical Society is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping our members improve their research skills and broaden their enjoyment of family history. Our regular monthly meetings feature two presentations by experienced genealogists.
Our Computer Interest Group provides internet and computer-related presentations with a heavy dose of problem solving for hardware and software difficulties.
If you are writing your family history – or would like to – our Writers Group can provide support and inspiration.
RGS General Meeting
7:00 pm Thursday, 16 November 2017
The Clover Center (formerly known as The Baptist Temple),
1101 Clover Street, Rochester NY 14610
Short Program: Help I’m stuck in a rut!
Presented by: Mike Warner (see more)
Long Program: Daughters of the American Revolution
Presented by: Barbaraann Van Sice and Glena Larson
Computer Interest Group
7:30 pm Thursday, 9 November 2017
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rooms 2,3 and 4
1400 Westfall Road, Rochester NY 14618
Program: When and How to Use a Consultant
Presented by: Dennis A. Hogan
DNA Interest Group
6:00 pm Thursday, 9 November 2017
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rooms 2,3 and 4
1400 Westfall Road, Rochester NY 14618
Program: GEDmatch: the Basics and Tier 1
Presented by: Donald Sigwalt
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Irondequoit Public Library, Irondequoit Bay Room #115
1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit NY 14617
Workshop: To be Announced
Board of Directors
6:45 pm Thursday, 25 January 2018
Irondequoit Public Library, Newport Room #216
1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit NY 14617
Rochester Oratorio Society, a symphony of voices, delivers creative choral performances of sacred and popular music in collaboration with Western New York′s leading performing artists, dance companies, vocal and instrumental ensembles.
The Rochester Oratorio Society, founded in 1945, is the leading choral/orchestral ensemble in Rochester, New York, and the surrounding seven-county region. The mission of ROS is to produce live choral music of the highest quality, engaging and educating our community in numerous musical genres, and gratifying our volunteer singers with the professionalism of their art. Led by Maestro Eric Townell since 2006, the Rochester Oratorio Society gives voice to the very best qualities of Rochester and western New York. Comprising approximately 145 auditioned, adult members in a typical performance season, the ROS presents two to four performances of predominantly well-known masterworks for chorus and orchestra from the 18th-20th centuries. In this role, the ROS has offered the local premieres of monumental works, such as the Berlioz Requiem and Britten’s War Requiem, and many performances of Handel’s Messiah, under the direction of founder Theodore Hollenbach and successors Roger Wilhelm and Eric Townell.
Visit our site www.rossings.org for more information.
A Temple is a holy place. Temple Yoga uses yogic asanas to rebuild and purify the temple of your body.
Led by Kevin Nitsch, this restorative yoga class is held every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Kevin, who is the Music Director at the Baptist Temple, is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher and promotes yoga as a way to strengthen and unify mind, body, and spirit.
Temple Yoga is free and open to all ability levels. Bring a blanket and a mat. All are welcome.
Every Sunday Morning at 8:00am
Enter our doors and discover a life of deeper meaning, independently-minded faith, and supportive community.
At The Baptist Temple, we embrace different points of view, we grow from asking questions, and we deepen our faith by applying the lessons of the past to the challenges of today.
Meeting Time: Every Sunday from 10am to 11am
Who: All are welcome
Where: The Sanctuary
Website: Click Here
Known for by programming that synthesizes thematic inspiration from diverse sources, the Telos Trio performs a wide repertoire of musical styles from Brahms to Higdon to light jazz and newly composed works. Founded in 2011, they have been heard on “Live from Hochstein” broadcast live over WXXI Classical 91.5 public radio and have been featured on the Hochstein “Spotlight on Faculty” concert series and on the Chapel Concerts by Candlelight series at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY. They have performed as guest artists at Chautauqua Institution, the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, and at galleries and churches throughout western NY. Flutist Rita George Simmons, clarinetist Debbie Grohman, and pianist Willie La Favor, the members of the Telos Trio, are all on the faculty of the Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester, NY and perform extensively in the area. In addition, all three have a strong spiritual foundation: Debbie is a Presbyterian pastor, Willie works as a Lutheran church musician, and Rita is active in her Catholic parish.
Learn more and listen to audio clips at our website, telostrio.com, and check us out on Facebook.
From instructor Michelle Taylor:
I am a private voice teacher in Rochester, New York. I work with people of all ages on many different styles of music. My approach is to teach the basics of good technique- to help each student to understand how his or her voice works- and then teach the student to apply good vocal technique to whatever style of music they are interested in. I have had great success in helping people who think th…at they are tone-deaf to learn to match pitch and sing in tune. I also work on gently easing students into performance, WHEN they feel that they are ready and only IF they wish to do so.
I am careful to do this in a gentle and gradual way that does not involve experiences that are too challenging or intimidating. I am committed to making the lessons a FUN and rewarding process and providing an opportunity for my students to learn and grow, in every possible sense
Visit our site www.youcansingnow.com for more detail.