Ministries
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Pastoral Ministries

  • Communion to homebound members
  • Faithful companionship during all stages of life and life transitions
  • Pastoral care and visitations at hospitals and patient care facilities
  • Premarital counseling
  • Referrals to appropriate agencies, long-term counselors, and other area supportive services
  • Short-term pastoral counseling

Christian Education

  • Adult education programs, special series and guest speakers
  • Sunday school for all ages
  • Weekly Bible Study
  • Full service library and special seasonal programming
  • New members’ classes

Outreach Ministries

  • Fight Back after school program for youth ages 8 to 18, including Aikido Training, P.I.C.S Tutoring, and much more!
  • Bread of Life Food Pantry
  • From Rags to Riches Thrift Shop (Open Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., except holidays)
  • Literacy Drop-In Center in partnership with Literacy Volunteers of America/Buffalo & Erie County
  • Ministry with Friends of Night People

Church Life-Building Community

  • Regular, thematic church fellowship opportunities, including parties, concert events, picnics and other activities
  • Seasonal grounds beautification projects
  • Weekly coffee hour

Music Ministries

  • First Church Choir
  • Praise Band Contemporary Music on some Sundays
  • Handbell Choir
  • Special music programs throughout the year

Generational Ministries

  • Deacons work with homebound and shut-in members
  • Gen-X social ministry
  • Men’s Fellowship group
  • Women’s Association
  • Women’s Ministries:
    • Spiritual Oasis Group
    • Prayer Shawl Ministries
    • Women’s Book Club
  • Youth groups for junior and senior high schools

Worship & Spiritual Life

  • Sunday Worship with dynamic, Biblically-based preaching with classic hymns and music in our beautiful Sanctuary
  • Summer Worship in July and August at 10:00 a.m. in our Chapel
  • Children’s sermons
  • Healing services
  • Regular celebration of the sacraments, including monthly communion services
  • Service of Tenebrae on Maundy Thursday
  • Special worship services on Palm Sunday and Easter, and other holidays throughout the year


Sunday Schedule
11:00 AM Worship
11:15 AM Children’s School 
12:00 PM Fellowship Time
First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo
One Symphony Circle
Buffalo, New York  14201
Phone: 716.884.7250
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