You’re invited as we unpack words of love and hope that can set us free, help us celebrate recovery, and better look, live, and love like Jesus. We hope you’ll join us.
- Saturday at 5pm
- Sunday at 9 & 11am
Have you heard that we’re having a Fall Into Fun night at Pearce on Halloween? We want to bless the families in our neighborhood by providing a safe place for them to spend Halloween. We’ll have bounce houses, games, a photo booth, trunk or treat, and more! What is trunk or treat? Kids go from car trunk to car trunk in our parking lot to get candy. We need tons of trunks to make it fun for the kids, a minimum of 25 will work but more would be better! Just decorate your trunk—you can go all out with your decorating, but simple (just a few pumpkins) is totally fine, too! You might even want to dress up yourself (nothing scary or gory, please!). Bring a bunch of candy, hand it out to kids, and get to know some of our neighbors as they move around the lot. We also need help in other areas. Since the bounce houses, games, and snacks are inside, we need people to help the kids get safely across the street to the parking lot. We need people to watch the bounce houses, help with the photo booth, bring apple cider and donut holes…are you catching the vision? This is a great opportunity for us as a church family to love our neighbors, so let’s all pull together to do it well. It’s a fun and practical way for us to look, live, and love like Jesus! Stop by the table in the lobby this weekend to find all the opportunities available and sign up to join the fun. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Kayleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past summer, we had the privilege of welcoming Danen Kane as a guest worship leader in our Sunday services. Guess what? He’s coming back to Pearce, and Roberts, to give a concert! He’ll be at Pearce on Wednesday, November 7, at 7pm in Parmerter Chapel. Danen will also be playing that day at Roberts Chapel, 11am in the CLC. Danen is a Christian artist from Appleton, WI. He was a basketball playing prelaw student in college, who detoured into music and found his life’s calling. He has opened for acts like Building 429, Chris August, Sara Groves, Hawk Nelson, For King and Country, Unspoken, and The Afters. Danen also leads worship and special music around the country.
We’re excited to welcome Danen Kane back to Pearce. Read more about his ministry at danenkane.com and invite a friend to the concert with you!
The holiday season is often difficult and painful for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Holiday gatherings are never the same without the one you miss so greatly. For this reason, the Pearce Grief Care ministry is hosting “Surviving the Holidays with Loss” on Tuesday, November 6, from 6:30-8pm in the Friendship Center. Janet Bratt, our Grief Care coordinator, will lead this special event. Enjoy coffee and tea while engaging in a brief informational sharing session dealing with grief during the holidays. To register, call the church office at 594-9488 or sign up at the lobby reception desk following a weekend worship service. You are encouraged to invite a friend who has been touched by loss to join you for this morning.
Children’s Sabbath is a time to pray, learn about, and act on issues facing children in our community. This year, Children’s Sabbath is focusing on the lack of community services for children with developmental delays or disabilities. Research shows that when services are available early and on time, these children are more likely to develop to their full potential, and the cost is significantly less than waiting until children reach school-age. Unfortunately, an increasing number of young children in Monroe County and across the state are unable to receive the special services they need due to a shortage of providers and therapists. Low reimbursement rates for these services are a significant cause of this delay.
Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Therapists who work with young children are paid much less than their peers who work in schools and hospitals. You can join others in asking Governor Cuomo to include funding in the NYS budget to raise reimbursement rates for Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education services and establish funding equity for these 2 systems. Stop by the lobby table at church next weekend, October 27 & 28, and sign a letter or go to thechildrensagenda.org to learn more and send the letter by e-mail. Let’s join together to help make life better for Rochester’s children and families.
If you are in your 20s and early 30s and you are not already in a small group, contact Pastor Chris to find out more about getting plugged into a group.
- Wednesday, October 31, help out at the church-wide event, Fall Into Fun
Want to join our mailing list or have any questions? Contact Pastor Chris at email@example.com. Or if you prefer texts over emails, text “20sgroup” to 68398.
Overflow-College Ministry Overflow Schedule:
- October 28/November 1: Baked Ziti at Pearce’s Common Grounds Café (6-8pm)
- October 31: help out at Pearce’s Fall Into Fun event
- November 10: Get Legit & Fit—Come to the Loft Main Room at 1pm for an intense cardio and abs workout to Christian hip hop, salsa, and pop music, then recover with a healthy snack and time to hang out.
Stay connected with us on social media to hear about these special events: (search: Overflow- College Ministry on Facebook; Overflowcollege on Twitter and Instagram). Want to join our mailing list or have any questions? Contact Pastor Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you prefer texts over emails, text “College” to 68398.
Journey Kids Jr. (birth-5-year-olds): Nursery care is provided in the Journey Kid wing during each worship service.
Journey Kids (K-5th Grade)
- 9 & 11am: kids begin Sunday worship in the Sanctuary with their family and will be dismissed to Journey Kids
- 10am: Kids Sunday school in the Journey Kid wing
All kids in birth-5th grade need to be signed-in at the Journey Kid Check-in Kiosk (main lobby).
*Learn more about Journey Kids, visit Pastor Kayleigh’s blog: https://voicesofpearce.wordpress.com/kayleigh/ (While you’re there, find out why it’s titled “Grape Juice Faith!”)
Our three invitations at Pearce are Worship, Community, and Service. We find community in spending time together, and sports allows that to happen in meaningful ways. You are invited to join in any of these opportunities, no matter your skill level.
- Mondays-Futsal (all ages)
- Tuesdays-Floor Hockey (High School and up)
- Thursdays-Volleyball (age 13 and up)
All sports meet 7-9pm in the gym (Family Life Center). Contact Dave Mantegna with questions at 585-752-8221.
Pearce’s Widows Gathering meets the second Thursday of every month. Come to Room 251 on Thursday, November 8, at 11:30am for a time of fellowship. Bring your lunch or pick up a sandwich or bowl of soup at Common Grounds Café. Contact Jean Ellinwood at email@example.com to learn more.