Since 1863, the members of First Presbyterian Church of Geneseo have expressed the values of unconditional hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. Those values have been expressed differently by the many generations in our 148 year history, but they continue to move us toward the vision of becoming the Stone Church with a Warm Heart toward God, toward each other, and toward our community.
In the past four decades, our pastors and members have given birth to the Geneseo Marriage and Family Counseling Service, the Geneseo Food Pantry, and Rebuilding Together Geneseo/Cambridge (1994), all of which continue, under separate non-profit leadership, to provide unique service to the community of Geneseo and surrounding areas. We’re seeking God’s direction for what’s next.
God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.
Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.