love is for all
Everyone is always welcome.
We pray that God may bless you with
peace, inspiration, and strength. We are a community, seeking to learn what it means
to follow Jesus. No matter what you may
be going through no matter where
you may be on your faith journey,
you are most welcome here!
Looking for a new church home?
Live Worship Steaming available and Service in Church
at 10:00AM Sundays!!!
It will be streamed on Facebook Live on our Facebook page
Update from Session:
In times of change and transitions, it’s easy to lose direction or to feel overwhelmed with uncertainty. However, Proverbs 3: 5-6 reminds us to: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” We want to reassure you that you have been hard at work and faithfully praying for guidance as we move forward.
In June we met with Rev. Dr. Rebecca Chaffee and discussed Transitional Ministry and the services she could provide to our church. As a result, Session approved hiring Rev. Rebecca as a consultant to guide us in our transition utilizing The Five Focus Points of The Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry Training. The Five Focus Points will allow us to shape a vision for our church, our mission and our leadership going forward. Elders, Deacons, Sunday School Teachers and members of the congregation will be encouraged to join one of five teams. These teams are Heritage, Mission, Connections, Leadership and Future.
In August, Rev. Rebecca will be meeting with a team of representatives who will serve as team leads for each of the five Focus Points teams. Each team will include at least one elder, one deacon, one Sunday school teacher, and one at large member of the congregation. Please prayerfully consider joining or leading one of these teams. On September 11th, Rev. Rebecca will lead our worship service and provide an introductory presentation, followed by a meal. We hope that you will plan on attending this exciting service and “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…”
Yours in faith,
Diane Charsley, Betsy Crocker , Tom Dugan, Pat Loeswick, Nancy Rolando and Billy Welch
1. The following persons will be serving as pulpit supply during August:
- August 7th - Rev. Hope Harle-Mould
- August 14th - Elder James Sanford
- August 21st - Mr. Michael Donovan
- August 28th - Mr. Leon Weinsheimer
2. Painting opportunities are still available to help paint the Sunday School rooms. If you can spare some time, contact Tom Dugan.
3. Thank you to all who have donated their time and talent to make the soap bags for Hearts for the Homeless. Keep on making them, they are so appreciated. If anyone has items that you would normally donate to Circle II, please see Laura Marohn to make arrangements. She and Alvin are happy to drop off items to Hearts for the Homeless.
4. Life Line Screening will be held at First Pres on Saturday, August 13th. Call 1-800-324-1851 to make an appointment; flyers are in the narthex that explains the tests that will be offered.
5. Linda Apple would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during her illness. She said they were much appreciated and she is feeling much better now.
If you have a prayer request, please contact Janet Haacker at 716-694-4290.
The prayer requests that have been received in May will continue, but the others will be dropped until we hear an update from you. Thank you.
Prayers for healing for the families, loved ones, and anyone involved in the Buffalo shooting
Prayers for healing for the families and loved ones involved in the Uvalde school shooting
Prayers for Nancy Bassett and her family for healing due to recent deaths and family illness
Prayers for the family of Ann Drapo in her recent passing
Prayers for Rose for continued healing
Prayers for Jessica Schurr for upcoming tests and continued healing
Prayers for Tom Anthony for testing and treatment
Prayers for Marlene Tyrrell, still recuperating after a bad fall
Prayers for continued healing for Shirley Hagle
Prayers for healing for Linda Apple who has issues with back pain.
Prayers for recovery for Bill & Janet Bearfield and Tanner
Continued prayers for Pam M. and Pam L. in their struggles with cancer
Prayers for all those who struggle, grieve, or are feeling displaced
Continuing prayers for all first responders, police officers, and medical personnel
Prayers for peace and refuge for Ukraine, and for all refugees
Prayers of healing for all victims of violence and their loved ones
List of Officers
Class of 2023 Class of 2024 Class of 2025
Diane Charsley Betsy Crocker Tom Dugan
Patricia Loeswick William Welch, IV Nancy Rolando
Class of 2023 Class of 2024
Jane Crossan, Moderator Alvin Marohn
Donna Blinston Mike Donovan
Leslie Dugan Marlene Tyrrell
- Tom Dugan
Church Parking Lot
Please, if you are able to walk, we would appreciate if you would park on the surrounding streets near the church
and leave the spaces in our parking lot for our folks who need them most. Thanks very much.
Don't forget that the third Sunday of the month is Hunger Sunday. Food and cash donations are welcome
and proceeds are donated to the Twin Cities Community Outreach. Any food items may be dropped off at Donna and Bruce Blinston's front porch at 25 Elmwood Park West. Thank you for your continued support.
Deacons Tonawanda School Mission Project
The Deacons are continuing to partner with the the Tonawanda Elementary Schools to provide much needed clothing items to needy children. This is an ongoing mission project and the Deacons would like to thank the people who have donated so generously. The schools have expressed an urgent need for underwear in the
following sizes: Boys and Girls underwear size 6 and size 8 at one school and Boys underwear sizes 6-8,
10-12, and 14-16 at a second school. Either a monetary donation or clothing donation is acceptable. See Jane Crossan or Leslie Dugan for more details on how you can donate and what items are needed. There is also a designated tote in the Narthex to place your donations.