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.
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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. 716 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. Dr. Kenneth Hughes serves as Pastor and Rev. John R. Long as Parish Associate for Community Outreach.
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.
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11:15 AM | Sunday School
12:00 PM | Fellowship Time
Friday, February 23rd, 2018February 25, 2018 Bulletin
Thursday, February 15th, 2018February 18, 2018 Bulletin
Thursday, February 15th, 2018Spotlight on our New Jerusalem Window
Friday, February 9th, 2018February 11, 2018 bulletin
Friday, February 2nd, 2018Blog: The First Twenty Nine
Friday, February 2nd, 2018February 4, 2018 Bulletin
Saturday, January 27th, 2018Winter 2018 Newsletter
Friday, January 26th, 2018January 28, 2018 Bulletin
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018Inter-Generational Lenten Crafts
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018Presbytery Central Branch Meeting Called for April 11
Monday, February 19th, 2018Sermon in 60 Seconds: The Temptation Story
Saturday, February 17th, 2018Presbyterian Hunger Banquet
Friday, February 16th, 2018Lent in 6 Scriptures
Thursday, February 15th, 2018Mid-Week Prayer & Meditation Services
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018Sunday Morning Lenten Book Study