Community News

Kingdom news and community prayer reports

This is the place to read our latest community articles and prayer posts, then sign up for an email subscription using the box in the side column.

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!...

read more

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...

read more

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....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

“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...

read more

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?”...

read more

Dan Lill, Winner

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Community, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Dan Lill, Winner

2017 ESL Jefferson Award As reported in an article in the Democrat and Chronicle this week, Dan Lill is just one person but he’s convinced 160 people to volunteer with him every week so that people can get around Rochester. They can bike to their job or ride to the grocery store to get food for their family. It all started 17 years ago when he was serving lunch to the homeless with a friend, Bill D’Anza. A woman asked them if they could help her fix the flat tire on her bike and it kind of grew from there. The operation eventually outgrew his...

read more

National Day of Prayer 2017

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Community, Prayer | 0 comments

National Day of Prayer 2017

As noted in Rochester’s Minority Reporter, hundreds of people attended the National Day of Prayer Initiative in downtown Rochester May 4. Ark of Jesus Ministries Bishop David Singleton founded Rochester’s National Day of Prayer in 2012, which coincides with National Prayer Day, and began Thursday with remarks from local elected officials on the steps of City Hall. Mayor Lovely Warren, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, City Council President Loretta Scott, and other officials attended the event. Following their remarks, Singleton said...

read more