Our Mass Mob photographer and fellow organizer Arthur Kogutowski captures each one of our Mass Mobs beautifully. This past Sunday at First Presbyterian was no different.
To view the full photo gallery, click on images below.
From Danielle, Chris, Arthur and Greg (organizers of #Buffalo Mass Mob), thank you for making Buffalo Mass Mob XVIII at Buffalo’s First Presbyterian Church a success.
Thank you to First Presbyterian Pastor Elena Delgado for a wonderful sermon and for going out of her way to make all, regardless of religious background, feel welcome inside of the church. Thank you to church’s Business Manager Christina Banas for helping us behind the scenes organize Mass Mob XVIII. It went off without a hitch! And thank you to the First Presbyterian Church community who welcome everyone through the doors on Sunday with open arms.
Thank you to everyone who brought donations for First Presbyterian’s food pantry!
Two videos from Mass Mob XVIII:
The music was truly exceptional and added a lot to Mass Mob XVII.
We will have more photos up by the end of the week!
One last thank you again to YOU! We couldn’t do this without the support of the people who come each time Mass Mob is held. It means a lot our organizers and the churches we visit.
Just a few last minute details on Buffalo Mass Mob XVIII at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 9th, 2016.
Buffalo Mass Mob is excited to come to Buffalo’s First Presbyterian Church. We can’t wait for Sunday!
The Buffalo Mass Mob is headed to Buffalo’s First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 9, 2016 for 10:00 AM service.
Founded in 1812, First Presbyterian Church was the first faith community in Buffalo. The congregation has worshiped in its magnificent building on Symphony Circle since the late nineteenth century. Greg Witul, Buffalo Mass Mob organizer, “Besides its historic and architectural significance, First Presbyterian is one of Buffalo’s great repositories of stained glass. The Ascension window by the Ford Company is a rare example of stained glass that was manufactured using mercury, while the ethereal light of the New Jerusalem window produced by Tiffany Studios truly captures Ezekiel’s vision of the City of God.”
This is the eighteenth Mass Mob the group has staged since it was founded in 2013. The effort was established to help struggling inner city churches fill their pews. The concept is simple. Buffalo Mass Mob picks a church and asks the public to come en masse to worship on a selected Sunday. This gives visitors a chance to see and experience a historic Buffalo house of worship while giving the host church a boost in the pews and the collection basket. The group has received press from all over the world for their efforts.
Mass Mob XVIII will feature tours of First Presbyterian Church starting at 9:15 AM before service and then after by local historic tour organization Explore Buffalo. Buffalo Mass Mob is also asking people attending to bring a item for the church’s Lyon Food Pantry, in honor of former pastor Geri Lyon. Please bring either rice, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, beans, tuna, mac & cheese, soup, canned vegetables or toilet paper for the bags the pantry distributes.
Buffalo Mass Mob is open to all and the public is invited to attend.
First Presbyterian Church is located at One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, New York 14201. More information about the church can be found at www.FirstChurchBuffalo.org. More information about Buffalo Mass Mob can be found at www.BuffaloMassMob.org.
Here is our promo video for Mass Mob XVIII.
Explore Buffalo, an architectural and history tour organization, will be giving tours of First Presbyterian Church starting at 9:15am prior to Sunday’s 10:00am service and immediately following service for Buffalo Mass Mob XVIII.
This will be a great opportunity to learn about the history First Church and the church building itself.
You can read more about Explore Buffalo by following this link. http://explorebuffalo.org
***For Catholics, this service cannot be used as a substitute for regular Sunday Catholic Mass.
Buffalo Mass Mob XVIII will be held on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 as we come to historic First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo for 10:00am service.
This marks the first time that the Buffalo Mass Mob will be going to a non Catholic church. One of the goals of our group from early on was to visit churches in other faiths as Buffalo Mass Mob grew. First Presbyterian is an wonderful place to take this next step at. We invite everyone who has come to our previous Mass Mobs to join us. Our Mass Mobs are open to everyone. They present a unique opportunity to experience a historic church in its intended purpose. We are excited for the opportunity to share in fellowship with the First Presbyterian Church community.
Website for First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo:
Wikipedia page for the church containing history: (You’ll understand why the church is often referred to as “First Church” after reading.)
We will have more details on Mass Mob XVIII in the coming weeks. This will include information on what to expect at the service and more. Buffalo Mass Mob is excited for the opportunity to give a boost to First Church. It is truly one of the most historic churches in Buffalo. Join us on October 9th!
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BUFFALO
One Symphony Circle
Buffalo, New York 14201
***For Catholics, this service cannot be used as a substitute for regular Sunday Catholic Mass. Click here to read more about that—>
Here are some pictures of First Church…click to see full view.