COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information
“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
And important reminder about flushing all faucets and HVAC systems, emptying ice cube trays and water pitchers, etc. to prevent Legionnaires disease when opening a building that has not been in use. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html
Please remember that during this time your congregation and your presbytery will still need your regular donation/pledge; as we continue to have basic bills and try to assist with community needs.
As Stated Clerk of the Presbytery, my understanding is that all member churches are abiding by the directives given by our local and federal governments. -Laura Norris Buisch
Building Reopening Plans
Click here for a Google Drive folder where you will find documents from Presbytery of WNY churches including:
- detailed reopening plans
- lists of products and resources for purchase
- signs to hang in the building
Links to Presbytery of WNY churches that offer video or live streaming:
Please note that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT TO watch a church's Facebook video
Here's a link to PCUSA resources to help you get your church online PCUSA resources
First Presbyterian Church of Tonawanda, Kenmore Presbyterian, and Maryvale Drive Presbyterian joined together to provide online worship services and DVDs and CDs to those who do not have internet service. (Click the church's names above to access their Facebook pages). This is just one example of how churches can come together during this crisis to serve and provide comfort to their congregations.
- Amherst Presbyterian Church Facebook
- First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo Sunday services will be live-streamed at 11 am and video recordings of the services will be posted to the church website
- Bacon Memorial YouTube and Facebook
- Clarence Presbyterian Church - Sunday services and Midweek Meditation and Music at 1:30 pm on Wednesdays can be watched live on their website (recorded versions are also available)
- Cleveland Drive Presbyterian Church Facebook
- Deerhurst Presbyterian Church - Video of services will be posted on their website after the video has been uploaded, around 11:00 am.
- First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora - Worship services at 10:00 a.m., and Bible study, Adult Sunday School, and other enrichment opportunities offered on Facebook and Zoom.
- United Church of Ellicottville - Facebook
- Fredonia Presbyterian church YouTube channel and Facebook Their food pantry will remain open this Saturday from 10:00-12:00. They are moving to a drive up model in order to practice social distancing.
- Gowanda First Presbyterian Church - Facebook. Food Pantry distribution is still open.
- Hamburg Presbyterian Church - Audio sermons can be accessed here. Sermons are also posted on Facebook and their YouTube channel
- Jamestown Presbyterian Church - Audio and video services can be found on their website. Join them in the month of June as they collaborate with First Presbyterian Church Westfield and First Covenant Church of Jamestown. You may come in your car to the parking lot of First Covenant Church of Jamestown at 10am for a Drive-In Worship service. Tune your car stereo to 90.7FM to worship together. Video worship to follow at 10:45am
- Lafayette Presbyterian Church - Worship service at 10am on our Facebook page
- First Presbyterian Church of Lockport - Virtual worship may be viewed on Facebook and YouTube
- First Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls - Virtual Worship on YouTube
- North Presbyterian Church, North Tonawanda Website
- North Presbyterian Church, Williamsville Facebook and YouTube
- First Presbyterian Church of Olean recent sermons
- Orchard Park Presbyterian Church website and Facebook
- Riverside Presbyterian Church Facebook
- Silver Creek Facebook
- University Presbyterian Church audio recordings
- Wayside Presbyterian Church Facebook
- First Presbyterian Church Westfield - Join them in the month of June as they collaborate with Jamestown Presbyterian Church and First Covenant Church of Jamestown. You may come in your car to the parking lot of First Covenant Church of Jamestown at 10am for a Drive-In Worship service. Tune your car stereo to 90.7FM to worship together. Video worship to follow at 10:45am. You can also find them on Facebook.
- Westminster Sunday Worship (8:15 AM and 10:30 AM) will be held through livestream only (here and here). Other worship opportunities will be publicized and available on Facebook.
- First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown Facebook