Flower City Work Camp

1 Peter 4:10, NIV  "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 

Flower City Work Camp (FCWC) is a ministry that unites Rochester-area churches to deliver a range of services into the City of Rochester. Each year, students, grades 7-12, and adults from more than 50 churches serve during Monroe County schools' spring break improving homes, working with city teens at basketball and soccer camps, or with younger children in neighborhood Sidewalk Clubs to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to some of the neediest areas of our city.

Rochester Christian Reformed Church has been involved with FCWC for over 25 years, sending an average of 15-20 students and 8 adult volunteers each spring to serve in this ministry. Members have also used their gifts to serve breakfast and dinner to the 800 participants, provide lunches to the work sites, stay overnight with the students, provide overnight security, or clean up the base camp when the week is done.

To participate adult volunteers must fill out an application on the FCWC website. Youth participants must be active members of the church youth group and fill out an application on the FCWC website.

Rochester Christian Reformed Church stands firmly behind our belief that God calls us to this ministry to our youth and to our community.

School #33 Volunteer Support

In the fall of 2017 RCRC entered into a partnership with Audubon School #33 on Webster Ave. in Rochester where one of our church family teaches. We have volunteers who are working with teachers to provide academic support in all areas including one-to- one reading intervention as well as helping monitor students in the cafeteria during lunch and assisting with loading busses at the end of the school day. We want to help fill in some of the gaps so teachers can teach well and students can learn well. We want to provide encouragement to everyone at School #33 so they can develop their God-given gifts and experience joy at school. We serve because each one of them matters to God. And we pray for the faculty, staff, students and their families at School #33.

Want to serve?  Send us a note - we can work together.

Mitten Ministry

What do you get when you mix needles, yarn and time multiplied with God’s love?  This year, the Rochester Christian Reformed Church Mitten Ministry handmade hundreds of gifts to warm the heads, feet, hands and hearts of people living in Monroe County.  

The items will be distributed to School 33, Open Door Mission Women's Shelter and a Family Medical Clinic where one of our congregants serves as a doctor. The donations consisted of the following:

Hats - 223

Scarf, Mitten, and Hat sets - 4

Scarves and Cowls - 8

Slippers - 2

Mittens - 45

If you are interested in starting to knit or crochet for next year, hats, mittens, and baby blankets are the most needed items.

Donations of washable yarn or funds to purchase yarn are always needed and appreciated.  

Good News Jail Ministry

Matt 25:35-40  .. I was in prison, and you visited me

Christ calls us to bear the light of scripture to the dark and confused places of the world.  Prison is one such place.  

Every other week, men from various fellowships visit the Monroe County Correctional facility with the Good News Jail ministry.  They hold small Bible studies with five to eight men.  On a bi-monthly basis, some attend an ecumenical worship service to strengthen the faith of inmate believers.

The are many opportunities to participate - Bible studies, grading Bible tests, attending worship, and being part of the worship team.

Feel led to help?  Let's talkClick here for more information