The First “Jazzyterian” Church of Lewiston is offering a jazz worship service at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, as part of Jazz Festival weekend.
Renowned Western New York organist and pianist Bob Hull is music director for the church and will be coordinating the musical offerings. Various local musicians and vocalists will be participating.
“This special service is our way to pay tribute to the Village of Lewiston’s highly successful annual Northwest Jazz Festival and is a perfect way to extend the festival into Sunday,” said the Rev. Catherine Rieley-Goddard. She noted the service is open to all, and refreshments will be served.
A press release stated, “The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston is the oldest and most historic in the village, and played a major role in the Underground Railroad that helped secure freedom across the Niagara River to Canada for many slaves during the Civil War.”
The church is located at 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston. It is handicapped-accessible, and parking is available on the street or in the back parking lot.