Our Mission Statement

Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church's purpose is to enrich the lives of its members by offering them hope, support, and a warm, welcoming community in which to flourish in an otherwise secular world. Through the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives, we encourage personal growth and a continuous journey of faith. We strive to accomplish this through our worship, educational ministries, evangelism, and outreach initiatives.

OUR STRUCTURE

“Like the world around us, the Christian church, too, has its calendar of seasons, its circle of spiritual practices to shape and deepen our journey of faith. If we live into these seasons, our rhythms become Christ’s rhythms; our lives become the Spirit’s life, for the God who walks with us walks with us in time.” – Rev. Brandi Wooten

In 2012, TCPC adopted a new structural model that is increasingly common in our Presbytery, the Seasons Model.  Rather than having topically based committees, such as Worship, Mission, Christian Education, and Evangelism, that run indefinitely, TCPC is led in all of these same areas by Season Teams, which guide the church for a single liturgical season (i.e. – Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, etc.).  In preparation for their leadership, these teams study scripture, work with Holy Spirit and each other to develop a specific theme for the season, and help direct the church using that theme.

During each liturgical season of the year, we have regular opportunities for hands-on mission, sharing the joy of our faith with the community, learning about Christ and our Christianity, and celebrating the special holy days of our faith.  To see what’s happening this season, see our online calendar, or follow us on Facebook.

If you’re looking to serve Christ and the community through the church, being a member of a Season Team is open to both members and regular visitors, and participation in missions and events is open to all.

“For everything there is a season, and for everything a purpose under heaven”  – Ecclesiastes 3:1

Location

The name Twelve Corners refers to the area in Brighton, a suburb of Rochester, NY, where three major highways (Elmwood Avenue, Monroe Avenue and Winton Road South) cross to form an intersection with twelve corners.  Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church is located on the east side of Winton Road South, between Twelve Corners and Westfall Road, just south of the Brighton High School.

Worship

Sunday Worship
10:00 am in the main sanctuary

Adult Education
11:15 am, Sundays from September through July

Children's Christian Education
10:00 am, Sundays from September through June

Senior High Fellowship, Praise, and Education
Sundays September through June

Worship lies at the heart of our congregational life. It is an opportunity to come away from the schedules and busyness of our daily lives to join together a friends new and old. To experience through prayer, word and music the loving embrace of God. To hear words of encouragement, reflection and challenge in a way that supports each individual toward a greater sense of personal and communal wholeness.

Whoever you are, Wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, You are welcome here, as you are, To receive the blessings of God so freely given. 

The sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism are celebrated regularly as an integral part of our congregational life with special seasonal services of worship and sacraments celebrated throughout the year.


Membership

We love to welcome new members to Twelve Corners Presbyterian church.  Membership at Twelve Corners is special and is meant to be meaningful to both the member and the church. It’s more that merely joining the church – it’s becoming an active participant. Our goal is to help our regular attendees move from spectator status to active players and help them become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Anyone with an interest in membership can visit with the Minister or with an elder after our regular church service, or contact the church office.

We offer membership classes throughout the year and if you are interested in becoming a member just ask!

There are several ways by which one may join Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church:

  • Profession of Faith - People who have never been baptized may become church members by making a public profession of faith and by receiving baptism. People who have been baptized as infants and go through confirmation also join by profession of faith. Those who have received baptism but never united with a church may also join by profession of faith. 
  • Reaffirmation of Faith - People who have been baptized but have not been active in a local church in recent years may join by reaffirmation of faith. Or, people who have been church members but cannot obtain a transfer of letter may join by reaffirmation of faith. 
  • Transfer of Letter - Persons who are members of another Christian congregation may become members by transfer of letter from their previous church.
  • Affiliate Member - For those who have temporarily moved from another community and would like to maintain a relationship with their home church  but would like to participate in the community life of a local congregation. 
  • Friends (regular non-members) - Friends of Twelve Corners are non-members who regularly worship with us and join in many of our activities. If you have not yet decided to formally unite with Twelve Corners Church, or you are only in the area on a temporary basis, you are very welcome to worship with us and join in our congregational life and activities as fully as you wish.
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church
1200 Winton Road South
Rochester, New York  14618
585.244.8585