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Presbytery of Western New York
2016-2017 Presbyterian Planning Calendar Order

The Presbytery of Western New York office will once again place a bulk order of the Presbyterian Planning Calendars for churches and individuals in the presbytery. The planning calendar features:
  • Monthly calendar pages from June 2016 through December 2017
  • Lectionary for the Lord's Day and special days
  • Colors for the liturgical seasons
  • Liturgical days, programmatic emphases and secular holidays
  • Monthly planning suggestions and resource listing
  • Synod, presbytery and General Assembly staff directories
  • Foldout synod, presbytery and world maps in color
  • User-friendly size—easily fits into a binder
Orders must be received at the Presbytery Office no later than April 29, 2016. The total cost for the 2016-2017 calendar is only $9.00 per copy if we can order 50 or more – Presbytery is paying for the shipping to the Presbytery office. (If ordered individually, the calendars are $14.95 + shipping each!)

Click here for the order form.
Interfaith Climate Justice
Community Gathering

Wed. April 6th at 7 PM
St. Joseph’s University Church
3269 Main St. Buffalo (parking at rear of church)
All Faiths & Individuals are Encouraged and Welcome!

We will reflect together on the question of where do we go from here following the Paris climate talks.

In the words of Pope Francis: "What kind of world do we want to leave to those who
come after us, to children who are now growing up?"
Laudato Si’ No.179

Refreshments will be served.
Niagara/Northeast Branch Meeting

Please mark your calendars and spread the word about the next meeting of the Niagara/Northeast Branch of the Presbytery. 

Monday, April 25, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.
North Presbyterian, North Tonawanda
168 Payne Ave.

For the meal, those who wish may bring a dish to share.  Those who prefer not to bring a covered dish may put in a few dollars for pizza.  Either way, we'd like to know who plans to attend.

Stuart Buisch,, 716-713-6488
Mary Beth Karr,, 716-870-6276
Branch Co-conveners

Churches in the Niagara/Northeast Branch are Alden, Amherst, Bacon Memorial, Clarence, Crittenden, Island United, Lewiston, Lockport, New Hope Korean, Niagara, Niagara Falls, North/North Tonawanda, North/Williamsville, Riverside, Third/North Tonawanda, Tonawanda Indian and Youngstown.
Summer Campership Application

Spring is almost here which means summer is just around the corner and so is the camping season!  Please post applications for Christian Camping in your church newsletters and areas where families gather so they are able to avail themselves of an application for a camp scholarship!  Summertime is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn about the story of God's love; the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Spirit's work in the world in outdoor based settings.  Please note that applications received after JUNE 1 will not be considered.  If you have any questions or wish to have applications mailed to you; please contact Linda Babcock at

Campership Application:
A Season for New Growth:
A time to plan and plant
  • Have you been to the Resource Center lately? 
  • Have you browsed through our new books and Sunday School curriculum? 
  • Have you chatted with our Christian educators and volunteers? 
Come to our Open House
Thursday, April 28th 4:30-6:30PM
Saturday, April 30th 10AM-Noon
Presbyterian Women
Spring Gathering
Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Stormy Waters-- Practicing Faith"

Program - practicing faith through workshops:
  • Labyrinth
  • Weaving plastic mats for Homeless
  • Breathing techniques
Wayside Presbyterian Church, Hamburg, NY

Cost is $5.00 for registration and lunch

Worship Leader: Rev. Rachel Brown

Mission action: for Cornerstone Manor
bring beauty and hygiene products

RSVP by April 15 to cluster leader
or to Peggy Fanning, 826-7542

Wayside Presbyterian Church is at 5017 Lake Shore Road (NY Route 5), Hamburg, NY:
church is on corner with Amsdell Road, west of Woodlawn and east of Lakeview.
March 29
Today in the
Mission Yearbook:
Presbyterian Women Newsletter
A New Edition!
E-Newsletter Mailing List

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Around the Presbytery

April 2
10 AM - FREE Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Workshop at Randolph Presbyterian Church, open to the public: call 358-2521 for more info.

April 6
Welcome Spring Sale at First Presbyterian Church of Tonawanda

April 9
Downsizing and Estate Planning Conversation at Presbyterian Village at North Church

April 9
10 AM - Science & Faith Book Discussion on “Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology” at Randolph Presbyterian Church: call 358-2521 for more info.

April 19
Let's Do Lunch Series Continues at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church

April 30
"Murder at Mike's" Interactive Mystery Dinner Theater at East Aurora Presbyterian Church

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