About Faith United Church, Boston, NY

We are a United Church of Christ congregation of open and welcoming followers of Jesus Christ, open to his teachings, open to the leading of the Holy Spirit, and open to all. If you have doubts, are seeking, or just curious, give us a try. We'd love to meet you!

Our Vision

To provide a welcoming house of worship for all peoples, ministering to them, so that they may come to know God more deeply and follow Christ more closely.

Our Church Mission

  • To honor and serve God.
  • To proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and action.
  • To provide knowledge, understanding and nurturing in the Christian Faith, enabling all peoples to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • To create a warm and committed Christian Fellowship for people of all ages
  • To minister to the needs of others in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our History

Faith United Church of Christ was established in 1960, three years after the formation of the United Church of Christ as a denomination. Our church was formed from two antecedent church bodies, the Boston Community Christian Church and St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church.

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Our church family is about 200 members strong. Our Sunday service combines traditional and contemporary worship styles. We are a church rich in diversity yet one in Christ as we work, worship, learn, and grow together. Our Faith Church community includes Boston, Colden, Glenwood, Concord, Eden, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Springville and other neighboring towns. We invite everyone living in Boston and the surrounding areas to worship with us.

Won’t you please join us this Sunday?

Accessibility

  • Elevator at entrance in our church building
  • Worship service dvds distributed weekly
  • Front pew wheelchair access
  • Altar flowers delivered to the ill and homebound
  • Visitation by the Pastor and members
  • Communion to the homebound by the Pastor

Access to First Aid:

  • Defibrillator (AED unit) and oxygen service on site 

Covenantal Partners

As a United Church of Christ (UCC), Faith UCC has covenantal partnerships with the various settings of the church.

We are covenantal partners with other regional UCC churches and Disciples of Christ churches in the Western Area Churches in Covenant. This partnership enables us to share resources, meet together as faith communities, and explore our faith with other residents of Western New York.

Faith UCC is also in covenant with our conference, the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ (www.uccny.org) with offices located in Syracuse. The New York Conference provides staff, resources, and communication support. The New York Conference meets annually with delegates, clergy, and visitors, for workshops, worship, election of officers, budget approval, and the study and exploration of social issues.

Our national covenantal partner is the UCC (www.ucc.org) based in Cleveland, Ohio. Through the national office we receive spiritual and informational resources, support for local and global missions, support for local church development, and an ongoing relationship with the larger church. The national church meets biennially for workshops, worship, elections of officers, budget approval, and the study and passage of resolutions.

Safe Conduct and Harassment Prevention

We have in place and yearly review policies and procedures to ensure safe conduct with children and vulnerable adults, and to prevent and report sexual harassment. Those policies may be viewed here:  Code of Conduct with Youth and Vulnerable Adults    Harassment Prevention Policy

Welcome!

Worship: Sunday - 10:15 am

Sunday School:  9-10 am 

Emergency Closing Procedures – All Church closings will be posted on Channels 2, 4, & 7 in the case of in-climate weather or other emergencies. If you have any questions regarding this please contact the Office.

Check out Pastor Ted's monthly: "PASTOR'S PONDERINGS"  

We invite you to come and meet our growing community. Worship with us at Faith Church this Sunday!

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 2 –- 9 a.m. Sunday school & choir rehearsal; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service with Release & Installation of Board members, and Holy Communion; Coffee hour following Worship 

Sunday February 9 – 9 a.m. Sunday school & choir rehearsal; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; Governance Document Review Meeting following Worship Service.

            

Sunday, February 16  – 9 a.m. Sunday school & choir rehearsal; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; Packing “Meal- in-a-bag” during Sunday school – all classes will meet together to sort out and pack food items to be delivered to Bread of Life in Colden. 

            

Sunday, February 23 – 9 a.m. Sunday school & choir rehearsal; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; Mardi Gras Pot Luck luncheon and Governance Document Review Committee meeting. Mardi Gras Carnival – there will be crafts, games, refreshments and fun this morning for all the kiddos!

 

Wednesday, February 26 – ASH WEDNESDAY – TWO SERVICES will be at Faith Church with imposition of ashes at Noon and 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 1– 1st Sunday of Lent - 9 a.m. Sunday school & choir rehearsal; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service – Holy Communion provided. Coffee Hour.Sunday, February 2 - 9:00 AM Sunday School, 10:15 Worship Service, Installation of new Church Board members during worship, and coffee hour following.

Drive through Chicken Bar-b-que will be on Saturday, March 7. Look for more information on the website, facebook, Sunday Bulletins or bulletin boards here at church!  

 Easter Bunny Breakfast – Date is: March 28, 2020 held at Faith Church From 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. With the Easter Bunny, breakfast, games, crafts and more!  If you would like to help out with this event, please see Chrissi, Katherine, Pam, Jen or Lois!  More information will be in the March Newsletter!

 

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Mission & Outreach

Puerto Rico Benefit written by Pegge Cook

 

            My nephew’s wife is from Puerto Rico.  We traveled there for their wedding 7 years ago.  Recently, they traveled from South Carolina to spend Christmas with her family.  During their stay, they were rocked out of bed by an earthquake that measured 6.4 on the Richter scale.  Her parent’s home was a mess but it was still a house.  Others were not so lucky.  Like thousands of others, they slept outside that night.  Many are sleeping outside still.  Some because their houses collapsed or are unsafe.  Others because they are terrified of being inside.  My nephew and niece are now home safe but her family is living this nightmare along with thousands of others of others who have sustained terrible loss.  Schools have been condemned, hospitals are unsafe and overflowing, roads are impassable. Lori sent me a list of needs and where to send them.  I am asking for donations of cold medicines, Benadryl, Tylenol, bug repellent, sun block, hand sanitizer, wrapped snacks, zip lock bags and batteries.  The full list will be posted on the bulletin board however; I am hoping to only collect lightweight items that will not cost a fortune to ship.  I would like to collect items through February and will pack and ship all to the address she provided.

 

 

Sunday school kids will pack on February 16th and the complete bags will be delivered to Bread of Life in Colden. We are asking the congregation to participate in the donation of the food items.  

*This year’s “Meal-in-a-bag” mission will be Chicken and wild rice casserole.

If you would like to participate in this mission please bring in and deposit items at the box under the bulletin board:

Ingredients

            1 box Long Grain Wild Rice Mix - Uncle Ben's, 6oz, preferably the quick cook option

  • 10 or 12 ounce can of chicken
  • 15 ounce can green beans
  • 10 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  •  1/2 cup sliced almonds packet = 1.24 oz, which may be hard to find, so the closest bag in size available is good

Women’s Support   - The Women’s Support will be meeting Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. We will be making peace blankets.  Come join us!  We always have refreshments and some goodies too!

 

 

 

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