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Service May 9, 2021

Rev Gregory J. Rupright
Date: May 9, 2021
  May 2021  
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New Life AA
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Girl Scouts
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • First Service back in the church again
  • Easter 2021
  • Confirmand and Congregation Beach Cleanup Outreach with Plastic Lakes Project
  • 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

Church Council  is pleased to announce we have returned to in-person worship as of Sunday, May 2nd.  You are welcome to join us!  For everyone's safety, please continue to observe all COVID safety protocols including the wearing of masks and appropriate social distancing.

There will not be any paper bulletins handed out on Sunday. Please print out the attached bulletin and bring it with you or bring your phone or tablet with you and scan the QR code as you enter the church.

There will not be any prayer request cards in the pews. If you have a prayer request, please send it to Pastor Greg via email at by 8:00 on Sunday morning.

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, MAY 6th - CHECK OUT THE PASTOR'S BLOG BIBLE STUDY on John 15:9-17.  Go to and clck on Pastor's Blog. 

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - MOTHER'S DAY, MAY 9th at 9:30 AM.  The Reflection, "Abide in Love," will focus on John 15:9-17.  John 1:14 says, "The Word became flesh and lived among us."  Jesus is that Word.  The Word pitched a tent or "camped out" among us and showed us the embodiment of God's love.  In Jesus' life, God's love walked and talked among the people of first-century Galilee and Judea.  And in this Sunday's Gospel Reading, Jesus is teaching his disciples how to walk in those shoes, too, especially once he is no longer walking around with them.  Jesus is preparing them and us to continue to dwell in that same love, to make room in the homes of our hearts for God's love to abide and to build our lives around that love.  Heather Watras will share a solo, "A Mother's Silent Prayer," by Sally DeFord.  WE WISH ALL MOTHERS AND THOSE WHO SERVE IN THE ROLE OF A MOTHER A VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.  PLEASE JOIN THE 9:30 AM LIVE-STREAM WORSHIP SERVICE ON OUR CHURCH'S FACEBOOK PAGE OR BY CLICKING THE FOLLOWING LINK:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12th at 11:00 AM - ZOOM BOOK STUDY & PRAYER GROUP.  Please read Chapter 4, “Jesus the Prophet: A Study of Mark 8:1-10:52,” pages 28 – 35 from Mark’s Gospel from Scratch: The New Testament for Beginners by Donald L. Griggs & Charles D. Myers, Jr.  PLEASE JOIN THE ZOOM BOOK STUDY & PRAYER GROUP BY CLICKING THE FOLLOWING LINK:

Meeting ID: 833 4712 4887

Passcode: Bible  



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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