ABOUT NORTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Located in beautiful North Tonawanda, North Presbyterian Church offers congregants a place of comfort, hope, and a peace of mind for all their worshiping needs.
North Church was organized on April 30, 1891 as part of the Niagara Presbytery.
On May 17, 1898 ground was broken for a new church at 168 Payne Avenue.
Mark the Date
December 8th immediately following worship
Food: Mr. and Mrs. Catering
Adults $10.00 Kids free
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN CHRISTMAS PARTY
Buffalo Pizza Project
Cost $20.00 Punch at 6pm, dinner at 6:30
3rd Monday of each month in the church parlor at 1:00pm
Come and worship...
Every Sunday at 11:00am
Early Service 9:45 am (check calendar for dates)
Saturday Service 4:00 pm on Nov 9
BIBLE STUDY Wednesdays 7 pm
* If you are attending for the first time, please contact the church office before noon on Wednesday for any updates or location changes. 716-693-7030
Choir 9:30 am
Bell Choir 9:00 am
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
3pm Family Service
7pm Candlelight Service
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE
10am at North
Stu’s Side… Merry Christmas 2019
It’s a bit overwhelming to be staring a year known by clear numbers 2020 in the face. So for self-preservation let’s look back for a bit. The HIGH point of the year could be our trip up Machu Picchu, but that would obscure the stolen carry-on in Santiago Chile at a Starbucks, the amazing food everywhere we travelled and the conversations between us and those we met.
Maddy led us to Peru as she spent almost three weeks working construction and health care with Global Leadership Adventures, as Quin had done similarly in Bali. Quin and I decided that if we were going to Peru we might as well visit Lima, against some advice. Laura did all the computer work organizing flights, buses, trains and overnight accommodations. While the frugal one in the family appreciated the free lodging in the transport which happened overnight, the younger travelers are inspired to get good jobs so that they won’t do that as adults. Shopping, ice cream (repeat) tends to be the activity when nothing better presents itself, of course there is yarn to be purchased right next to the tea shops so that three drawer tea chest doesn’t fall into disrepair.
There are churches to be explored, Quin even offered to go to Vespers with me in Alcala de Henares, where she is studying first semester of her sophomore year of college. It amazes me that spell check knows the spelling of these places I had never been to. In that town the university has been educating since 1292. The cafes and pubs serve something sweet or savory with every beverage order at no extra cost. We sort of grazed from café to café until we had eaten enough Tapas to be ready for – Ice cream.
Mad is taking six Advanced Placement courses as a senior. We don’t know when she gets the homework done but the grades suggest that invisible beings are accomplishing the studies and drop -boxing the info into her brain. Sure wish sermon writing could be that easy. Laura and I essentially have the same jobs except that ministry certainly has new challenges all the time. Recently younger families at Riverside ‘asked’ for a new service. The small groups that I enjoy participating with at North fuel my imagination for topics, questions and conversation. No doubt it is the unexpected question or comment outside of these small groups which encourage us to continue in ministry for God’s people.
As we enter 2020, may we have greater clarity and love for all those around us. May that be fueled by our faith. May 2020 have us sharing tea and talk closer than last year.
Laura, Stuart, Quin and Maddy
Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 12pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
Friday 9am - 3pm
Contact North Presbyterian Church today.
168 Payne Ave, North Tonawanda, NY 14120, USA