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Community invited to candlelight Christmas Eve service at First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston


Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:55 am

The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston will open its doors to the community on Christmas Eve.

All are welcome to attend a candlelight service in the historic Old Stone Church. The event will include music, and readings and will begin at 7:30 p.m. It will be led by Rev. Catherine Rieley-Goddard, pastor of First Presbyterian. Robert Hull, music director for the church and renowned Western New York organist, will direct the choir.

A press release stated, “The church, established in 1817, is the oldest and 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 church is located at 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston. Parking is available in front of the church and in a large lot directly in back. Church members will be available to assist those with ambulating issues. All are welcome.

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