The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston will open its doors to the community on Christmas Eve. All are welcome to attend the candlelight service. “Proclaim the Wondrous Birth – a Christmas Eve Service of music and story,” will include a choral concert at 5:30 p.m. featuring Robert Hull, music director for the church and renowned Western New York organist, directing the choir. The service will follow at 6 p.m.
A press release noted, “The church, established in 1817, is the most historic in the village. It played a significant spiritual role in many of Lewiston’s most historic milestones. Of particular note, was its place in the history surrounding the Underground Railroad. During this important Civil War period, a bright light was displayed in The Old Stone Church steeple – a signal to our Canadian neighbors that slaves were about to be transported across the Niagara River to their shores and freedom.”
The Christmas Eve service will be held in the main sanctuary located at 505 Cayuga St.
The church is handicapped-accessible, and parking is available in front of the church and in a large lot directly behind the main building.