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BUFFALO’S OLDEST CHURCH TO CELEBRATE BICENTENNIAL
Published Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BUFFALO’S OLDEST CHURCH TO CELEBRATE BICENTENNIAL

On Thursday, February 2, 2012, First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo will mark the 200th anniversary of its founding. Formed on February 2, 1812, with just ten members when Buffalo was no more than a frontier, First Presbyterian Church is the city’s oldest congregation.

There will be a worship service at 6:00 PM on Thursday, February 2, 2012 in the church’s Sanctuary on Symphony Circle to commemorate the occasion. A jubilee worship service featuring bag pipes and holy communion will be celebrated on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Both services are open to the community.

Other bicentennial events will be celebrated throughout 2012.

First Presbyterian Church is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Presbytery of Western New York. The congregation consists of approximately 300 members. The church’s architecturally significant building on Symphony Circle features Tiffany-designed stained glass windows, two impressive pipe organs, and a 168-foot tall tower which stands as a beacon of hope on the west side of the city.

For more information please call (716) 884-7250, ext. 11.

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