Welcome to Westminster Presbyterian Church

​ Westminster is a mainline Presbyterian congregation and a progressive place of lifelong learning. Everyone is welcome to our campus to worship, rejoice in music, question, reflect, serve, and grow, regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, gender identity, citizenship status, or religious affiliation.

Christmas at Westminster

The services and concerts listed below are free and open to the public. Each will occur in-person and via livestream. Click here to watch.

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

DECEMBER 11 • 10:30 AM IN THE SANCTUARY AND ONLINE

Under the direction of Rev. Nutter Dowling and Sarah Williams, Westminster’s youth ministries offer a presentation of the Nativity story with a timely message.

THE LONGEST NIGHT

DECEMBER 21 • 4:44 PM IN THE SANCTUARY AND ONLINE

At sundown on the longest night of the year, prayers will be offered for those we have lost during this difficult year.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

DECEMBER 22 • 7:30 PM IN THE SANCTUARY AND ONLINE

Ring in the season with classical masterworks, congregational carols, and handbell favorites, presented by the Westminster Choirs and orchestra.

ORGAN RECITAL

DECEMBER 23 • 7:30 PM IN THE SANCTUARY AND ONLINE

Garrett F. Martin offers a program of sacred and secular favorites on the newly refurbished Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ.

CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY-LED SERVICE

DECEMBER 24 • 5 PM IN THE SANCTUARY AND ONLINE

Rev. Leach and Rev. Nutter Dowling will read the Christmas Story as children assemble the créche.

EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

DECEMBER 24 • 10 PM IN THE SANCTUARY AND ONLINE

The Westminster Choir, Handbell Choir, and Orchestra lead the Festival of Lessons and Carols, with biblical readings and music anticipating the birth of Jesus.

PASTOR’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

DECEMBER 25 • PREMIERES AT 9 AM, ONLINE ONLY

Rev. Leach offers prayers and well-wishes for the season in an online message.

CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP

DECEMBER 25 • 10:30 AM IN THE SANCTUARY AND ONLINE

One service will be offered on Christmas Day, in the Sanctuary and livestreamed.

Worship

We believe the worship of God should be conducted with dignity and respect while reflecting the warmth, creativity, and joy of the God we honor. We also embrace contemporary understandings of the Bible; those attending are encouraged to uncover personal meaning in its pages.

Music

Westminster considers music a conduit of religious exaltation. We are committed to excellence in vocal and instrumental music and offer many opportunities for the public to partake in our renowned music programming.

Music

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upcoming Events

Westminster offers spiritual, cultural, and intellectual programming for the whole community, no matter your background, identity, or religious affiliation. We hope you will join us!

724 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209

7168849437

724 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209

716.884.9437

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