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Concert Flyer

Saturday, December 9th, 12:00 — 3:00pm

Telling our Stories: a Third Church Advent Retreat

All are invited to take part in this year's Advent Retreat on Saturday, December 9th, from 12:00 to 3:00pm.

It is a season for storytelling; after all, the gospels began as shared stories. Resurrection has always been the story's finale, but each gospel has a unique take on the beginning. Hear the story of Advent unfold as we shape and share our stories and the seasonal stories of Third Church. Work with Jeanne Fisher, Vice President for Radio at WXXI, and Robin Flanigan, freelance journalist, as they lead us in the art of storytelling.

To reserve you place at this retreat, contact Martha Langford ( or 585.271.6537 x108) by December 6th.



Monday, 18 December at 7:00pm, in the Chapel

Living Waters: Longest Night Service

All are invited to a “Longest Night” observance in this Advent Season. Also known as “Blue Christmas,” this Living Waters service will take place on the Monday before the winter solstice—the longest night. It acknowledges that, for many, the Christmas season is one where loneliness and sorrow mingle with joy and peace. Surrounded by the community of hope, we will lift our prayers and our mixed emotions in worship of God, whose Son is “risen with healing in his wings.”



Upcoming Membership Event

Sunday, December 10, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Exploring Membership Luncheon

Four times a year, we host these luncheons designed for people new to the congregation to learn more about life and ministry at Third Church. We eat together and have conversation that introduces you to our community, gives you a chance to ask questions, and lets you get to know our pastoral staff, a few members of the church, and other folks new to this place. Attending a luncheon carries no obligation for you to join in membership; the emphasis is on exploring.

Our luncheon conversation will conclude at 1:30pm. For those that are ready to join in membership, the next step is a New Member Gathering offered at two different times (1) that same afternoon following the luncheon from 1:30-2:30pm, or (2) on new member Sunday one week later, December 17, at 8:30am.

For more information, contact Lynette Sparks (271-6513 ext. 106) or

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