|8339 Ridge Rd. W. Clarkson, NY, 14420|
|Hours (as of October 2015)|
|Sunday 10:30AM to 12:00PM|
|585 637 6070|
|<clarksonchurch AT gmx DOT com>|
Clarkson Community Church is a church located on Route 104 (West Ridge Road) approximately 15 miles west of Rochester, New York, and one mile north of Brockport, an historic college town on the Erie Canal. The town of Clarkson is a residential community of 7,000 featuring numerous historic homes.
History. Clarkson Community Church is one of the oldest congregations in Monroe County. Organized in 1816 as The First Presbyterian Congregational Church of Murray, the church alternated between Presbyterian and Congregational until 1969 when the name of the church was changed from The First Congregational Church of Clarkson to Clarkson Community Church. The colonial two-story clapboard church building was completed in 1825 and has had two subsequent additions, one in 1967 and another in 1985 giving the church over 13,000 square feet of usable space. The 100' tall steeple houses a large bronze bell bearing the casting date of 1853.
Present Status. The church is affiliated with the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals, a world-wide confederation of Calvinistic Baptist churches. The congregation has over 100 members and regular attenders representing several neighboring counties, including Niagara, Livingston, Genesee, and Orleans. WYSL simulcasts a weekly radio program, Grounded in Grace, each Sunday.
Leadership. The church is led by elders (Kevin Lapp; Charles Walker; Tony Bartolucci) and deacons (Jack Fox; Jon MacNeill). Tony Bartolucci (http://www.TonyBartolucci.com) serves as the church's forty-fifth preaching pastor.
Sunday Worship. The worship services feature blended music (hymns and contemporary songs) and expository sermons which generally run an hour in length.
Other Ministries. Home fellowship groups meet throughout the week at various locations. In 2013 the church added an AWANA children's program to its ministry.
Bicentennial. In September, 2016, the church will commemorate its 200th anniversary. A celebration is being planned for the weekend of September 18-21.
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