C4C Western New York Chapter

Chapter Contact:

Gary & Elaine Fallesen, coordinators
Rochester, NY

E- mails: GFallesen@ClimbingForChrist.org and efallesen@ClimbingForChrist.org

HIStory

The first “official” meeting of the Western New York Chapter took place Jan. 30, 2004 at Hope Lutheran Church in Greece, N.Y. This was also where the first public meeting of Climbing For Christ had occurred on Feb. 1, 2002. Seven people attended the 2002 meeting, one of the baby steps in the early development of this organization.

Latest News

Support our team

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Time is running out We need supporters for our team. Cheer us on and cheer us up by donating to Team C4C, running in the George Eastman Photo Finish 5K on Saturday, Sept. 27 in Rochester, NY. CLICK HERE to go to our fundraising page. “Do you not know that in a race all th...

A Walk for Missions

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C4C's Turning Point Trek Whether you’re into climbing or not, come take a stroll in the park with us on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. to celebrate and support HIS ministry of Climbing For Christ. This easy and informal 3-mile “trek” will begin at the park and marina parking lot off Pe...

Record crowd walks in the woods together

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Story by Diane Sturmer Photos by Gary Fallesen We had an incredible morning starting out with prayer and a group photo. But we needed to take more than one group photo because our group was so big. More than 45 people showed up for our April Birdsong Trail hike. It was a record turnout for our ...

Western New York hiking event

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Heritage hike series kicks off on snowshoes By Diane Sturmer Snowshoeing party. Eighteen of us from Heritage Christian Services and Climbing For Christ ventured out on the trails on Saturday, Feb. 15. The snow was perfect and the weather was cold, but not too cold. We picked out snowshoes and p...

Hiking Heritage continues

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The Western New York Chapter of C4C is partnering with Heritage Christian Services for the sixth straight year for a series of hikes with our friends who have some developmental disabilities. The events: Feb. 15 – Snowshoe adventure, 10 a.m.-noon at Mendon Ponds Park. April 19 &nda...

Western NY Chapter: 5 years of Heritage hikes

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Group photo at trailhead of Rocky Mountain. A mountaintop of love By Diane Sturmer “Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord's people!” – Philemon 1:7 (NIV) Our time on Rocky Mountain in New York's Adiro...

All four seasons at Mendon Ponds Park

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Climbing For Christ board member Kevin Kimble said it well when he spoke of God "blessing us with all four seasons" as we hit the trails with Heritage Christian Services on Saturday, April 20th. At times it was sunny like summer, crisp like fall, and even snowy like winter. Of course, all ...

Snowshoeing for the birds

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For the fifth straight year, Climbing For Christ's Western New York Chapter is partnering with Heritage Christian Services on a series of special hikes. The 2013 kick-off was on Super Bowl weekend - Saturday, Feb. 2 - at Mendon Ponds Park in suburban Rochester, NY. Story by Diane Sturmer (Heritage ...

Brad Stine in concert

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Delivering laughter to the church UPDATE: Brad Stine performed at a Climbing For Christ fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 4 in Rochester, N.Y. An offering was taken at the end of the event to benefit church building in Nepal. About $2,400 was raised. Brad Stine was busy pursuing his craft. Or what he cal...

FUNdraising

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Record weekends at Hilton AppleFest, Photo Finish 5K Lines formed in front of our food booth during good weather on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the annual Hilton AppleFest. (Photo by Katie Kimble) HILTON, NY — Climbing For Christ hosted a food booth for the sixth straight year at the AppleFest i...
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