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December 2020

Case Library Conversations • Constructing the Messiah: Who Were the Magi, and What Was that Star?

December 20, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Constructing the Messiah Who Were the Magi, and What Was that Star?   Phil Stevens Associate Professor of Anthropology Emeritus University at Buffalo, SUNY Join via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88990403711 Many attempts to explain aspects of this beloved story have been offered, including 20 papers delivered at a three-day international conference in 2014.  We will consider a very different perspective, involving the influential reputation of Cyrus the Great of Persia, who liberated the Jews from Babylon and was given messianic attributes by…

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The Longest Night: A Service of Peace, Hope, and Light

December 21, 2020 @ 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Yorty, Pastor The Rev. Beth Hennessy, Pastoral Care Associate The Rev. Micah Nutter Dowling, Director of Youth Ministries On the Winter Solstice, literally the longest night of the year, Westminster's clergy will offer prayers and solace for the difficult year we have experienced and those we have lost. Watch online at sundown, 4:45 PM. Video will be posted at 4:45 PM on Westminster's Facebook​ and YouTube​ pages and available for later viewing.

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Holiday Break – WECP Closed

December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021
724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

WECP will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 24 to Friday, January 1.

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Christmas Eve Family Service

December 24, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
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The Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Yorty, Pastor The Rev. Katelyn Nutter Dowling, Associate Pastor for Christian Education Dr. Yorty and Rev. Katelyn Nutter Dowling will read the Christmas Story and assemble the créche, preparing us for the birth of Jesus. Watch online from 12 PM. Video will be posted at 12 PM on Westminster's Facebook​ and YouTube​ pages and be available for later viewing.

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Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

December 24, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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The Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Yorty, Pastor The Rev. Katelyn Nutter Dowling, Associate Pastor for Christian Education Garrett F. Martin, Organist and Director of Music The Westminster Schola The Buffalo Brass Ensemble The Westminster Handbell Choir Walter S. Mayo, Handbell Choir Director The Westminster Schola and Buffalo Brass Ensemble lead our 84th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, alternating with biblical readings leading to the birth of Jesus. Watch online from 4 PM. Video will be posted at 4 PM…

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Christmas Morning Pastor’s Address

December 25, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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The Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Yorty, Pastor Dr. Yorty will share prayers and a brief message in a fireside chat from the Case Library. Watch online from 9 AM. Video will be posted at 9 AM on Westminster's Facebook​ and YouTube​ pages and available for later viewing.

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January 2021

Case Library Conversations • Cruise the Danube

January 10 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Cruise the Danube - Hungary to Germany and the Czech Republic David Weeks Join via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87955692959 Travel the Danube! Visit Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and points along the way, along with a visit to Prague. David Weeks and Debbie Erwin will present a travelogue from their 2019 river cruise. See iconic architecture, charming eateries, and scenes practically dripping with history. We’ll also take side trips to delightful and charming cultural heritage sites and sobering visits to a WWII concentration camp…

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Case Library Conversations • How I Fell in Love with Tall Ship Sailing • Ardrey Manning

January 17 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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How I Fell In Love With Tall Ship Sailing Ardrey Manning Join via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85365987742   Seventeen years as volunteer crew on the US Brig Niagara taught me many skills, gave me the opportunity to sail the Great Lakes and beyond and to meet sailors from all over the world. Through my photos I hope to share the experience with you. I have grown up at Westminster, but my summers, growing up, were spent in Vermont, where I would watch…

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Martin Luther King Day – WECP Closed

January 18
724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

WECP is closed for Martin Luther King Day.

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Holmes @ Home • Dr. Yorty, Holmes at Home: Challenging Conversations: Erosion of Public Trust

January 20 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Holmes @ Home Challenging Conversations: Erosion of Public Trust Dr. Tom Yorty Pastor, Westminster Join via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/95519578158 Second in a three-part sermon series, Dr. Yorty examines the erosion of public trust on Inauguration Day. Tom Yorty came to Westminster Presbyterian Church (Buffalo, NY) in 1998 following pastorates in Easton, PA and Williamsville, NY. During Tom's pastorate at Westminster, the congregation has continued its historic role as a leader in mission to the city, social justice, and worship and music…

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