At First Church, all are welcome
As the first religious congregation in Buffalo, it’s a philosophy we’ve served our community with since 1812.

Founded in 1812, First Presbyterian Church was the first faith community in Buffalo. The congregation has worshipped in its magnificent building on Symphony Circle since the late 19th century. Throughout the years, First Church has played a dynamic role in the Buffalo community, and more recently on the West Side. Its ministries and outreach programs have enriched the lives of countless people in need, and its diverse membership has always welcomed people from all walks of life, ethnicities, and races.

Currently, several groups and businesses are located here on Symphony Circle. Houghton College, Explore Buffalo, Native Offerings crop share, and more. Westside Ministries manages the church’s facilities. Another faith community, Village Church, offers Sunday services on the third floor. Sharing such a large and beautiful space is yet another way in which First Church is dedicated to its ministry on the West Side. Despite the increased building usage, however, First Church continues to operate a full schedule of worship services, classes, ministries, missions, and programs for adults and children.

First Church is a part of the Presbyterian Church, USA. It is a Christian Church, in the Reformed Protestant tradition. It is a faith community which celebrates two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. All those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior are welcome to receive Holy Communion here at First Church. Rev. John R. Long serves as Parish Associate, with Elder Quinton Meyer serving as Associate for Pastoral Care.

Our Mission

The mission of historic First Church is to bring diverse people of metropolitan Buffalo together to follow Jesus Christ through worshiping God, fostering spiritual growth and serving the community.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Poetry and Jazz unite to create a unique worship experience. Sunday, August 7 6:00 PM Potluck Supper (Please bring a dish to pass.) 7:00 PM…  more »
Friday, July 15, 2016
When the Garden Walk ends, One Symphony Circle’s jazzy summer party will just be getting underway! Join us on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 4 PM -…  more »
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Date:  July 24, 2016
Time:  10:00 AM
Location: Chapel Rev. Rami Al Maqdasi preaching
Date:  July 30, 2016
Time:  10:00 AM
End time: 4:00 PM
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Sunday Schedule
10:00 AM Worship
10:15 AM Children’s School *
11:00 AM Fellowship Hour
* Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.
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First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo
One Symphony Circle
Buffalo, New York  14201
Phone: 716.884.7250
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