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Service November 29, 2020

Rev Gregory J. Rupright
Date: November 29, 2020
  December 2020  
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  • 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

Out of care for one another during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are continuing to keep "social distancing." As of Sunday, September 13th, we have reopened our public (in-person) 9:30 A.M. Worship Service.  We ask that all people worshipping in-person would continue to follow the safety protocols which were mentioned in the Reopening Letter:  Reminder that everyone should have signed in on the Tracing Log.  We are required to maintain a list of everyone entering our church. Please wear your mask throughout the Worship Service and while you are inside the church.  At the conclusion of the Prayers of the People, please pray the Lord's Prayer in the silence of your hearts and minds.  At the end of the Service, please wait for the ushers to dismiss your pew row.  There will be no coffee hour or other indoor socializing, but please feel free to socialize outdoors as the weather permits.  Prayer requests must be emailed to Pastor Greg by 8:00 A.M. on Sunday morning.  Thank you for helping to make our in-person Worship Service a healthy and positive experience.

We will continue to provide a 9:30 A.M. live-streamed Worship Service on our church’s Facebook page. Here’s the link:  Also, an audio Worship Service will be recorded and downloaded to our church’s website ( each Sunday by 11:15 A.M. All of our Church Boards, Committees, and Church Council will conduct meetings via Zoom or email.

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, NOVEMBER 26th - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  "Enter God's gates with thanksgiving, and God's courts with praise. Give thanks to God, bless God's name.  For the LORD is good; God's steadfast love endures forever, and God's faithfulness to all generations" (Psalm 100:4-5, NRSV).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26th - check the Pastor's Blog Bible Study on our church's website: Just click Pastor's Blog. This week's Pastor's Blog Bible Study is on Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19. Reply to the blog or email Pastor Greg any of your reflections on this passage.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29th - 9:30 AM PUBLIC WORSHIP SERVICE ( - click the sermons tab) - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT.  The Reflection, "Where Are You, God?" will focus on Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19. During this time of pandemic and governmental transition of power, it's okay to question God and long for an answer to our prayers.  People of faith down through the centuries have asked God, "How long, O God?"  The season of Advent affords us the time to pray for God's rescue and to remember how God was with us in Jesus' birth and how God continues to be with us as we give birth to actions of kindness and love. Special music will be shared by Heather Watras, our Director of Music Ministries, who will share an oboe solo, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J.S. Bach, arranged by Sidney Lawton. COME JOIN US IN PERSON OR VIA OUR WEBSITE AUDIO SERVICE OR OUR FACEBOOK PAGE LIVE-STREAM WORSHIP SERVICE (  ALL ARE WELCOME!



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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