Helping Neighbors by Raking Leaves

Pastor’s Message June 2021

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, we have new neighbors! Rural and Migrant Ministry is in the process of moving into The Grail on Duncan Avenue. Our congregation has a long history of partnership with Rural and Migrant Ministry, through donations and volunteer efforts, and especially through the work of Rev. Jim Palm. Rural and Migrant Ministry seeks to empower, support, and build relationships among the rural and migrant communities throughout New York State. The Grail will be the home of RMM’s administrative offices, Youth Arts Group, Daughters of Sarah, summer institutes, and camps for youth. Session, the Mission Committee, and a newly formed RMM Partnership Team, are excited about developing a deeper partnership and shared ministry with RMM. We hope to use this opportunity as a catalyst for “Transformational Hospitality” both in our church and in our community. As details develop, I look forward to sharing more about this partnership with our new neighbors on Duncan Avenue.

I also want to introduce you to Liesl Hoeldtke, a ministry intern who will be with us throughout the summer. Liesl is a student at Gordon College who is interested in attending seminary after graduation next year. Liesl is familiar with church life, as her father is the new pastor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monroe. However, she would like to see ministry up close by working with us this summer. Please join me in welcoming Liesl!

Thanks to all of you for your partnership in ministry in this very exciting time.


Pastor Tricia