Wayside Presbyterian Church

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Wayside Presbyterian Church
A safe, inclusive place for all people to worship.
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Welcome Members, Guests, and Visitors
Please review our Worship Bulletin and Newsletter.
Wayside Worship Service Bulletin
Wayside Newsletter
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Pastor Installation Service Held on Sunday November 26th.
Rev. Catherine Rieley-Goddard Installed at Wayside Presbyterian Church.
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Welcome to Wayside
Wayside Presbyterian Church has been a home for Christian worship for over 85 years. We are located along the shores of Lake Erie at 5017 Lakeshore Road in Hamburg, NY. Rev. Cathy Rieley-Goddard leads the congregation in numerous activities supporting God's call to service.
Sunday Worship and Sunday School begin at 9:30AM
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Worship & Christian Education
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Our mission is to reach out and bring people to meet, know, and follow Jesus.
Wayside Presbyterian Church was founded in 1928 as the Wayside Chapel. In 1938, the small church became affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.          
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Wayside Activities
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Wayside most recently has reached out to the community in refugee settlement support, food pantry support and volunteering with donations and dinner kitchen  support at Friends of the Night.
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Wayside has a very special worship and music program. Musicians are welcome to join the band, choir and the bell choir. Throughout the year special music programs are promoted for the arts.
icon-1Fundraisers
The Wayside congregation has been conducting fundraisers to benefit charitable groups and others over the years.
icon-1Hosting of Wellness Groups
The Wayside buildings and grounds are ideal for meetings and functions. Many local groups make use of the facilities to support wellness and improved quality of life activities.
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Wayside News
icon-calendar Wayside holds Congregational Meeting to call permanent Pastor
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Rev. Cathy Rieley-Goddard Called to Full-Time Pastoral Role
Wayside held a congregational meeting after Sunday worship on August 13th to receive the Pastoral Nominating Committee's recommendation to call Pastor Cathy to a fulltime pastoral leadership position at Wayside Presbyterian Church. The motion to accept the PNC's recommendation was approved nearly unanimously by the membership present for the congregational meeting. Rev. Ken Hughes of First Presbyterian Church of Springville, NY presided over the meeting on behalf of the Committee on Ministry for the Presbytery of Western New York.
icon-calendar Pastoral Nominating Committee completes charge with candidate presentation and approval
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Pastoral Nominating Committee Celebrates Calling of New Pastor
The Pastoral Nominating Committee and congregation celebrated with newly called pastor Cathy Rieley-Goddard after an extensive year long search. The committee reported at the congregational meeting that they had met weekly and sometimes multiple times per week to consider many candidates in a nationwide search. Through a very selective process and of course through the work of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Cathy emerged as the top candidate. The committee was very excited to recommend Cathy to lead the congregation of Wayside. They also reported that now the real work begins with building Wayside's programs to meet the needs of the community and to do God's work.
icon-calendar World Communion Sunday Celebrated by All Ages
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A Children's Message with Global Reach
World Communion Sunday was celebrated by all, particularly the children. Celebrating the sacraments and learning about diversity is at the core of Christ's teachings. Members, guests and visitors of all ages are welcome to attend Sunday School at Wayside. Traditionally our classes for the children meet during the Worship service hour of 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Sundays. Wayside has a nursery program for those children not yet in elementary school. For school age children there are classes for all ages through the Confirmation Class. Adult Bible Studies are scheduled around the consensus of those attending. Many interesting topics and series are selected based on the interests of the participants. Call the Wayside Office for more information.
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Pastor Cathy preaching from Matthew 14:22-33; "We Are In This Together".
In her first sermon to Wayside, Pastor Cathy emphasized how important it is for us all to work together for the common good in our personal lives, family, church, school, work, and at play. Almost everywhere in our lives, we are in relationships and we need to think tolerance and respect. Like the disciples on a turbulent sea, we need to have faith and trust in God. Cathy's background in ministry to a diverse community brings an important leadership element to the mission work of Wayside. Her emphasis on trusting in Jesus and moving ahead in faith are good words to follow as we reach out to others in need.
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Wayside Presbyterian Church
5017 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg, NY 14075
Tel: 716-627-2150
email: waysidechurch@hotmail.com
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