Support our Mission during Lent


We will hold our annual dinner/discussions

Tuesday evenings in the Holmes Room.

A simple dinner (soup/salad/dessert) is at 6:00 PM ($5 suggested donation)  

Presentation is at 6:30 PM   |   Discussion is at 7:00 PM   |   Concludes at 7:30 PM 

RSVP is necessary: Sign up at the Information Table in the  

Gallery Room or email Jamie at


Please join us this Lent on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM to learn about mission and outreach opportunities and partnerships for Westminster on the East Side of Buffalo. For the past year, our Racial Justice Committee has been exploring ways in which this congregation can establish a meaningful presence in a part of the city where our ancestors built and sponsored the Westminster Settlement House 100 years ago. Many of the needs that were addressed then are the same today. The difference, though, is that now there are many more organizations seeking to improve the quality of life and strengthen neighborhoods on the East Side. Each Tuesday Lenten dinner will feature a leader from a community organization that is undertaking this important work and with whom we may eventually partner.


Tuesday, February 20: Marc Pope from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, whose mandate is to serve the wider community, will tell us about the innovative ways in which the resources of the Medical Campus are being used in the wider community of the Fruit Belt.


Tuesday, February 27: Ben Bissell will share with us the ways in which the Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) is becoming a presence on the East Side, through its sponsorship of entrepreneurs and by transforming what is now a "food desert" into a community in which healthy, affordable food is available.


Tuesday, March 6: Brendan Mehaffy, Executive Director of the Office of Strategic Planning, City of Buffalo will offer a  broad perspective of challenges and opportunities on the multi-faceted East Side of Buffalo.


Tuesday, March 13: John Somers, Westminster member, Chairman and CEO of Harmac Products, located on Bailey Ave. on the East Side, will give us a first-hand account of the work he is leading on a 60 acre portion of the residential community in which his company is located called "Bailey Green." John's work has been recognized and applauded throughout Western New York.


Tuesday, March 20: Ellen Kennedy, the Racial Justice Committee chair, will lead a discussion that will seek to discern where our congregation may be called to mission and outreach on the East Side.


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