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2017 Christmas Tree!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

2017 Christmas Tree!

A Visit From School 29 A big thank you goes out to the Arnett Branch Library, the Arnett Friends, the Rochester Fire Department, New Life Fellowship Church and the kids and grownups from Adlai Stevenson School #29 for decorating this year’s community Christmas tree in the garden park at the corner of Arnett and Wellington today! They walked from school to the park with their teachers by classes – over 200 strong – with handmade decorations, little suet and seed bird and squirrel feeders, and cheerful faces singing songs,...

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Winter Kids’ Coats

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Winter Kids’ Coats

The cold winter is coming! Unfortunately many young people in our neighborhoods don’t have winter coats that fit them. But, fortunately, God has a plan for some of them! Lydia’s Closet, a ministry of Calvary Community Church, will be coming to our Arnett Boulevard conference room on Saturday, November 18, from 10 am to Noon with a supply of Children’s Winter Coats, first come, first served! Let your neighbors know, and come on out. Got any coats you’d like to donate? Just contact Ingrid by email or phone at (585)...

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GNOC Banquet

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Community, Missions | 0 comments

GNOC Banquet

Gerhardt Neighborhood Outreach Center Annual Banquet November 2nd, 6-8 pm at Shadow Lake GNOC is our partner in ministry on Rochester’s Northeast Side where our Joy Family Medicine office is located. Help us support our brothers and sisters!...

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Lydia’s Closet Day

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood | 0 comments

Lydia’s Closet Day

Back to School Outreach Last Saturday, September 23 the Lydia’s Closet ministry joined us at 350 Arnett Boulevard for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. The weather was perfect for playing some mini-golf and meeting new friends! Neighbors were able to shop for clothes for their children in a wonderful selection of gently used children’s clothing. School supplies were available for neighborhood students. Many thanks from us and our neighborhood to Jennifer Wolford, our nurse manager and all the volunteers from Lydia’s...

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Congratulate Jerusalem!

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Community, Hebrew Roots, Middle East, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Congratulate Jerusalem!

Jerusalem celebrates 50 years as a unified capital city Join us in sending your Congratulations Today! Your name and message will be added to a special Jerusalem Jubilee 50th Congratulations book and presented to the Mayor of Jerusalem by our representatives at the International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem (ICEJ). Just follow the directions listed below: Scroll down to watch the video, then Go to www.jerusalemjubilee.com Fill out form, write your congratulations, & click send. Check your email & open email confirmation from ICEJ....

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Block Party 2017

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Block Party 2017

Was this the best one yet? We all had a marvelous time at our 12th annual Arnett Block Party on Saturday, August 5th. Volunteers started arriving at 9:00 am, and by noon when the party started we were up and Bob Puff had us all rocking to the Gospel! Seven churches pitched in with music, break dancing, a magic show, amazing bubbles, the bike clinic, and basketball hoops, jump rope, and hula hoop contests. And, can you believe it, there wasn’t a single bad incident, not even with the snakes and spiders in the Creeping Things booth! Kids...

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Block Party 2017

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Block Party 2017

It’s that time of year again! Please join us at our Twelfth Annual ARNETT BLOCK PARTY! on Saturday, August 5, Noon to 4 pm Location: Arnett Boulevard from Warwick to Rugby (street closed)   Here’s the Schedule! 12:00 – 12:30 Check out the party – get a hot dog 12:30 – 1:00 Puppet Show 1:00 – 1:30 Break Dance with Johann 1:30 – 2:00 Magic Show with Nicky 2:00 – 2:30 Jump Rope and Hula Hoop contest 2:30 – 3:00 Reptile Guy 3:00 – 3:30 Amazing Bubbles! 3:30 – 4:00 New Life...

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Bike Clinic June 10

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Bike Clinic June 10

<-> Bike need repair? Come to a Free Bike Clinic Get help repairing your bike 350 Arnett Blvd parking lot June 10th, 1-4 pm <-> No Bike?? 15 free rehabbed bikes and helmets raffled off to kids without bikes Cosponsored by the Arnett Block Association & R Community...

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“Creating Hope” – Art Force 5

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

“Creating Hope” – Art Force 5

Art Force 5 Joins Team Alfred, NY – Alfred University’s Art Force 5 truly believe that they can be superheroes to the City of Rochester. After spending 2016 as the ambassadors of the Democrat & Chronicle’s Unite Rochester Challenge, the team is building new partnerships for the summer of 2017. Their primary mission is to contribute their talents to “Creating Hope: Beyond the Front Row,” an educational/inspirational video produced by numerous Rochester agencies. In 2015, agencies including the Rochester Police Department and Rochester...

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Think Again

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Community, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Think Again

A Kaleidoscope of Colors When our son was only four years old and we moved to a different city, he raised a question that brought rounds of laughter from the whole family, and even prompted a wistful thought. Driving in the car one day, right out of the blue he turned to my wife (who is from Canada) and said, “Mummy, when do we turn black?” Caught completely off guard she said, “I don’t know what you mean.” “Well,” sounded the pensive, albeit innocent, childish voice, “You are white, we are beige, and Daddy is brown – when do we turn black?”...

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