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Wisdom from Pooh

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Community, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Wisdom from Pooh

Pooh is Back! Here’s a summer movie the whole family can enjoy: In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside. Click here for local showtimes Quotes: Winnie The Pooh: Doing nothing often leads...

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Block Party 2018

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Block Party 2018

What an amazing day! Everyone had a wonderful time at our 13th annual Arnett Block Party on Saturday, August 4th! Volunteers started arriving at 9:00 am, and by noon when the party started the tents were up and Tom Stefano on sound had us all set up and rocking to the Gospel! Willie Lightfoot did a amazing job as our MC for the afternoon. Over seven different churches, ministries, and Rochester agencies pitched in with music, food preparation, kids’ clothing, horse rides in the street, a magic show, the RFD Smoke House, Sew...

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Bishop Curry’s word

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Community, Leadership, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Bishop Curry’s word

The one lasting message of the royal wedding Long after the glossy memories of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faded, people will recall the sermon by Bishop Michael Curry on the power of love to transform the world. It was a stunner, unexpected by the millions who were watching — and probably by most of those in the chapel that day! Curry’s remarks, which lasted all of 14 minutes, brought us back to what matters as Christians, the idea that the essential teaching of Jesus has the power to transform the world....

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Honoring Martin Luther King

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Community, Leadership, Neighborhood, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Honoring Martin Luther King

Today, April 4, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and the Board, staff, and supporters of His Branches will join others in our community and across the nation in paying tribute. The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, built around the hotel where King was shot, is asking that bells toll 39 times to honor the number of years King lived and pay homage to his legacy. In our neighborhood the bells will start ringing at the U of R Hopeman Memorial Carillon in the Rush Rhees Library...

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Pastor Geyer 1927-2018

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Community, Prayer | 0 comments

Pastor Geyer 1927-2018

Rev. G. Robert Geyer, D Min slipped into the arms of his Savior Thursday, January 25, 2018. He was 90 years old and served as the pastor of Brighton Presbyterian Church from 1979 to 1997 during the Charismatic Renewal. Pastor Bob was the husband of our long-term Board Member, Ann Geyer, a strong supporter of His Branches, and the former pastor of our Founder, Dr. Bill Morehouse, A graduate of Middletown High School, Lebanon Valley College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, Pastor Bob also earned his Master’s in Counseling...

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Remembering Roy King

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Community, Leadership, Prayer | 0 comments

Remembering Roy King

It is with deep sadness mingled with joy and gratitude that we share the news that our longtime supporter, prayer warrior, Board member, and friend Roy Wheatley King graduated from this earth to his heavenly home on Friday morning, January 5. We had been friends and colleagues in serving Rochester’s underprivileged citizens since the early years of the founding of His Branches back in the 1970s when Roy was in practice as a local attorney, supported in his office by his wife Lucille. Later on when Roy was appointed to the bench as a...

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New Year 2018

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Community, Leadership, Prayer, Support | 0 comments

New Year 2018

2017 has been a great year for our internal growth as a ministry to individuals, families, and the neighborhoods that surround us. We’ve made great strides in patient care, counseling, community outreach, and strategic planning. We opened the year with a wonderful Banquet and Baby Bottle Drive in the spring, completed Look-Alike application for Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status, hosted a record-breaking Block Party and welcomed several more Board Members. After a successful push and FQHC site visit in December, we’re...

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Winter Kids’ Coats!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Winter Kids’ Coats!

The cold winter is coming! Unfortunately many young people in our neighborhoods don’t have winter coats that fit them. But, fortunately, God has a plan for some of them! Lydia’s Closet, a ministry of Calvary Community Church, will be coming to our Arnett Boulevard conference room on Saturday, November 18, from 10 am to Noon with a supply of Children’s Winter Coats, first come, first served! Let your neighbors know, and come on out. Got any coats you’d like to donate? Just contact Ingrid by email or phone at (585)...

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GNOC Banquet

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Community, Missions, Support | 0 comments

GNOC Banquet

Gerhardt Neighborhood Outreach Center Annual Banquet November 2nd, 6-8 pm at Shadow Lake GNOC is our partner in ministry on the Northeast Side where our Joy Family Medicine office is located. Help support our brothers and sisters!...

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Block Party 2017

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Block Party 2017

Was this the best one yet? We all had a marvelous time at our 12th annual Arnett Block Party on Saturday, August 5th. Volunteers started arriving at 9:00 am, and by noon when the party started we were up and Bob Puff had us all rocking to the Gospel! Seven churches pitched in with music, break dancing, a magic show, amazing bubbles, the bike clinic, and basketball hoops, jump rope, and hula hoop contests. And, can you believe it, there wasn’t a single bad incident, not even with the snakes and spiders in the Creeping Things booth! Kids...

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