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Service February 21, 2021

Rev Gregory J. Rupright
Date: February 21, 2021
  February 2021  
This Week's Events
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  • 2020 Operation Christmas Child - 30+ Shoe Boxes Packed!
  • The Director of Music with an inspirational solo during the service.
  • Pastor Greg in the pulpit which has clear plastic in front of it.
  • Alter flowers for the church service (Then donated to a shut in or hospitalized member).
  • Beautiful harp music during the church service. October 2020
  • Pastor Greg at the Blessing of the Animals. For more pictures go to HOME page and click on PHOTOS at top.
  • Presentation of Bibles. September 2020
  • A violin solo during the church service. October 2020
  • Another beautiful solo by Music Director
  • About 40 of us showed up with masks. Notice blue tape blocking every other pew providing social distancing,
  • Pastor Greg in the pulpit which has clear plastic in front of it like the lectern.
  • Bea Benedict at the organ with mask.
  • The Pattern of sitting during a church service. Picture by Jim F,
  • No singing hymns. No Choir. Heather sang a solo.
  • Heather read scripture at first service back. Notice clear plastic shield in front of her.
  • Easter Morning sun rise on the canal. Picture by Heather.
  • Pastor Greg recording on Sunday morning during COVID 19 pandemic. Picture by Jim R.
  • Glenda worshipped with us and attended the woman's Morning Circle but now is moving to Texas to be with family. Year 2019
  • Tyler's Baptism in 2019. For more photos of Tyler's baptism go to Home page and click on Photo.
  • Tyler's Baptism, For more photos of Tyler's baptism go to Home page and click on Photo.
  • 2019 Children's Christmas Play
  • 2019 Children's Christmas Play
  • 2019 Children's Christmas Play
  • 2019 Children's Christmas Play
  • 8 new members joined the church today! 11/17/2019
  • Dinner at the November 2nd Dinner/Auction party. For more pictures go to Home page, press Photos then find Nov 2nd Party. Pictures by Joe C
  • Auction at the November 2nd Dinner/Auction party. For more pictures go to Home page, press Photos then find Nov 2nd Party. Pictures by Joe C.
  • Halloween 2019: See 8 more pictures in Photos Album on Home Page
  • .Hymnal Dedication Sunday - October 13, 2019
  • Woman's Circles view a presentation by Town Historian Bill Poray about the Dean family who used to belong to our church - 10/19
  • Pastor Greg with his message for the young at heart - August 2019
  • A quartet formed from the choir sings during the church service - August 2019
  • A cake welcoming Assistant Pastor Katrina on Hawaiian shirt day - August 2019
  • Our church is a part of RAIHN-- Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Nursery care

Welcome to the First Congregational United Church of Christ. 

We invite you to walk with us as we deepen our faith through worship, fellowship, outreach, music, study and more.

Our MISSION is to love God by serving others in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Our VISION directs all our work:  United in Christ's love to be a blessing to our church and our neighbors. 

Together we are the Church.  Come, grow in Christ with us!

Upcoming Services, Events & Opportunities to Serve

COVID-19 has continued to spread within our community, and has impacted several of our Church families.  Therefore, with the health and safety of our congregation and  our community as our highest priority, Church Council has decided to temporarily suspend our in-person 9:30 A.M. Public Worship Service, effective Sunday, January 24th.  We will return to in-person worship when conditions improve and the risk to our members and visitors is reduced.  Church Council will continually monitor the situation, and at a minimum will re-evaluate our decision during regular meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

This was a difficult decision and will no doubt be a disappointment to the small and faithful group that has been regularly attending since September.  We hope to see you all again soon, but until then, we'll be together on Facebook where our livestream will continue each Sunday morning at 9:30.
The Facebook link is: (you do not need to join Facebook to view the service). If you are having difficulty watching the Sunday service on Facebook, please let Jim Franzen know what type of problem you are experiencing. He can be contacted at or 223-8074. Also, an audio Worship Service will be recorded and downloaded to our church’s website ( each Sunday by 11:15 A.M. 

Pastor Greg Rupright encourages anyone who has a pastoral concern or prayer request to contact him at any time:; 585-966-9416 (cell); 585-223-0224 (church).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25th - CHECK OUT THE PASTOR'S BLOG BIBLE STUDY on Mark 1:9-15.  Go to and clck on Pastor's Blog.  

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28th at 9:30 AM - SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT.  The Reflection, "Walking A Way Nobody Wants to Go," will focus on Mark 8:31-38.  Lent is the season of the cross.  Therefore, Lent is a good time for the Church to gather to be taught by Jesus, even if the truth he teaches is a difficult truth to receive.  Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ, a savior we did not expect.  A suffering Messiah?  The thought is inconceivable.  Jesus loves us enough to teach us, to challenge us, and to love us into the truth.  When we walk with Jesus, we walk the way of the cross.  Jesus loves us enough to go to the cross for us.  Jesus also loves us enough to invite us, even us, to walk a way that few want to travel.  Heather Watras will share a Solo, "Holy Is The Lord," by Sally Deford.   PLEASE JOIN THE 9:30 AM LIVE-STREAM WORSHIP SERVICE ON OUR CHURCH'S FACEBOOK PAGE:


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3rd - 11:00 AM ZOOM LENTEN BIBLE STUDY & PRAYER GROUP - We will be discussing 24 Hours That Changed the World, Chapter 3, ",Concemned by the Righteous" by Adam Hamilton.  If you would like to participate, this book may be order via  Here's the link to the Zoom Bible Study:                                                               



Contact Information  
First Congregational United Church of Christ
26 E. Church Street
Fairport, New York 14450
Phone (585)223-0224
Regular Schedule  

Office Hours

  • 9:00 - 3:30 Monday - Friday

    NOTE: Pastor Greg Rupright's Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.


  • Worship Service
    – 9:30 AM
  • Sunday School (During Worship, September - May)
    – 9:40 AM to 10:30 AM
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