Pastor:  Pastor Rachel Patchen


      Office Hours: Monday – Tuesday 9:30- Noon

Church Secretary: Nancy Quigley,


Office Hours:  T-TH: 9:00am-3:00pm.




July 2022

Pastoral letter:

Dear Macedon Center and South Perinton UMCs,

I want to take a moment to introduce myself. I am Rachel Patchen, and I have been appointed as your new pastor. My family and I are excited to take this next step in faith on our journey with God and we look forward to working with you in ministry.

I have met a few of you already and I can tell that your communities are flourishing. There is so much going on in your churches and we are excited to join you in these endeavors! It is clear that you take the work of discipleship seriously and joyfully. My hope is that my family and I can come alongside your congregations and grow together in devotion, discipleship, and service.

My husband and I both grew up in Farmington and went to Canandaigua Schools. Dan and I have been married for fourteen years and we are currently raising our family in Victor. God has blessed us with two incredible kiddos; Mason, 11, and Kaylee, 8. We also have 3 fur babies; Kerby, our six-year-old pug, Laila, our one-and-a-half-year-old pug mix, and Guen, our 6-year-old kitty.

As an adult, I returned to school to finish my liberal arts degree at Monroe Community College. It was then that I fell in love with learning. I went on to earn the following degrees; AA Liberal Arts with concentration in Sociology from Monroe Community College, BA Religion and Philosophy from Roberts Wesleyan College, and MA Theological Studies from Northeastern Seminary. I am now preparing to head back to seminary to take the last few classes that would allow me to earn an MA Divinity which would allow me to become an Elder in the UMC.

I am currently a locally licensed pastor and certified candidate for elder ordination in the UMC. For the past year I have served as pastor at Dresden UMC, a small lakeside church located eat of Penn Yan, on Seneca Lake. Prior to that I served on staff at Farmington UMC as the Small Groups Coordinator for four years.

Our family is excited to add our love of Jesus and our spiritual gifts to both South Perinton UMC and Macedon Center UMC!

We look forward to meeting all you on July 9th and 10th!


Pastor Rachel



Our Vision: “To be a place where ALL people are fed and God’s love shines.”


SATURDAYS: 5:00 PM, WORSHIP Service in the Fellowship Hall at MC Ch.


SUNDAYS: 9:30 AM, WORSHIP Service in the Sanctuary at MC Ch.




5:00 PM, HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated during worship service.


SUN., JULY 3: 9:30 AM, HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated during worship service.




TUES., JULY 12: 7:00 PM, FINANCE Mtg., Macedon Center UMC.

7:30 PM, CHURCH COUNCIL Mtg., Macedon Center UMC.


WED., JULY 13: 9:00 AM, MEN’S BREAKFAST in the Fellowship Hall at the Macedon Center UM Church.  All men of the congregation and community are invited to attend.


SAT., JULY 16: 9:00 AM, DAY QUILTERS Meeting in the Fellowship Hall at the South Perinton Un. Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome, $15.00 for each Day.

Come join us! To register or questions email Sue Parisi at: or call Sue at 585-223-8544.


TUES., JULY 19: 9:00 AM, WOMEN’S BREAKFAST in the Fellowship Hall at the Macedon Center UMC.  The women meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month. Bring a dish to share and its recipe. All women of the congregation and community are invited.  If you have any questions call 315-986-2306.




NOTE: If you knit or crochet, please keep in mind that the Macedon Center Church is in need of Prayer Shawls and Lap Warmers.



A LETTER of THANKS has been received from Global Ministries UMCOR where the Macedon Center UMC gave $327.00 

Church World Service, Blankets and Tools drive the church collected $920.00. All very helpful and very much appreciated. THANK YOU!


The Reconciling Ministries UMC’s of the Genesee Valley (Fairport, Ashbury, Covenant & Macedon Center) will be participating in the return of the Rochester Pride Parade on Saturday, July 16th. The parade starts at 1:00 and runs a little over a mile down Park Ave. in Rochester. This year’s theme is Pride in Bloom. We will have a balloon Jesus, balloon flowers and cards with all our churches listed with rainbow candy attached to be passed out to parade goers. We will have a trailer float so if you aren’t able to walk, you can ride on the float. All are welcome to participate to share God’s inclusive love.

We will also have a table at the Pride Picnic on Sunday, July 17th from 12-6 at The Roundhouse Shelter at Genesee Valley Park. Volunteers from all the churches are needed to staff the table.

Please see Kathy Courtney for more details or to volunteer.


REMEMBER the church bills continue to come in during the PANDEMIC .

PLEASE keep up your weekly offering envelopes as much as possible.

Mail your offering envelopes to the church office at Macedon Center United Methodist Church,1160 Macedon Center Road, Macedon, NY 14502.

It would be greatly appreciated and helpful.


Lectionary Readings for July:

July 3: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30 (UM762); Galatians 6: (1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

July 10: Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82 (UM804); Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37

July 17: Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; 1 Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42

July 24: Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85 (UM806); Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19); Luke 11:1-13

July 31: Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (UM830); Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21


Wayne County Action Program Inc. in conjunction with The Department of Aging and Youth are looking for drivers to assist with deliveries and to provide medical transportation.

Help house bound seniors to receive grocery orders by delivering grocery boxes to their door

Drivers 55 and older are also needed to provide medical transportation to and from medical appointments for seniors. $.56 mileage rate provided.

Please Call 315-665-0131 for more information.