100 years ago, representatives from 36 Protestant churches in Monroe County came together to form the Federation of Churches, and since then ecumenical cooperation has been a defining characteristic for the greater Rochester area. Over the years the cooperative spirit widened to include Roman Catholic parishes and organizations, intentional dialogue and joint action with Jewish and Islamic partners, an emphasis with them and other faith traditions on building a strong interfaith community, and most recently forging relationships with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
GRCC Faith in Action Network is in the planning process for 2019 Centennial Celebrations. More than focused on where we’ve been over 100 years, we are looking more importantly at where we are headed in the next 100. Celebration activities will include interfaith and social justice organization partners. Watch this site for news as it becomes available.
The signature event of the Greater Rochester Community of Churches Faith in Action Network is the annual Faith in Action Banquet held every year since 2001. Over 400 people gather to celebrate those from local faith communities and organizations who put their faith into action.
Save the Date:
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Burgundy Basin Inn
In 2018 GRCC awarded the Metropolitan Award to Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School, and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Deni Mack, Pastoral Associate at Church of the Assumption in Fairport.