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Excellence in Ministry Awards

Congratulations to these churches who received Excellence in Ministry Awards for the 2014-2015 church year. Awards were determined by growth in worship attendance, number of baptisms and giving to missions.

CHURCH OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS (Qualified in all three categories)
Angola Wesleyan Church, Pastor Mike Trippett
Fillmore Wesleyan Church, Pastor Bill Lawson
Forestville Wesleyan Church, Pastor Bruce Ellis
Hillside Wesleyan Church, Pastor Rick Long
The Vine Wesleyan Church, Pastor Christopher Baldwin
Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, Pastor Greg McClain

Kingdom Impact -Worship Attendance (Top 3)
  1. ZionQuest Christian Fellowship - 36.4% Gain
  2. Higgins Wesleyan Church - 30% Gain
  3. Angola Wesleyan Church - 27% Gain
Kingdom Builder - Baptisms (Top 3)
  1. Wesleyan Church of Hamburg - 44
  2. North Park Wesleyan Church - 23
  3. Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church 19
Kingdom Steward - Missions Giving (Top 3)
  1. Wesleyan Church of Hamburg - 22.6%
  2. The Vine Wesleyan Church - 21.6%
  3. Houghton Wesleyan Church - 21.4%

Kingdom Bound 2015 - Last day for reduced price

Kingdom Bound 2015 is Wed July 22nd - Sat July 25th at Darien Lake!  It's our 29th annual Summer Festival featuring Casting Crowns, Newsboys, for King & Country, Lecrae, Paul Baloche and over 70 other musicians and speakers!  Be sure to get your tickets by the end of June if possible, prices go up July 1st!  For complete information, including a full schedule and to order tickets visit

Free Concert in Wellsville
Sponsored by Houghton College

Please help us spread the word about "Rock the Tarmac," a Christian music event at the Wellsville, NY airport sponsored in part by Houghton College. This concert will feature several Christian bands and give young people in the area a chance to learn about Houghton College. Please share this message with youth leaders and young people in the area. If you plan on attending the event yourself, please stop by the Houghton College booth to say hello. 
Phyllis Gaerte
Alumni and Community Engagement Director
Houghton College


Refresh Retreat and Family Camp
July 26-31, 2015 @ Houghton College
Register for Camp Here
Lodging is free for WNY District Pastors 

Best Years Fellowship Lunch (55+) 
Monday, July 27, 12:30 pm, Lennox Dining room
[NOTE: This is on Monday, not Tuesday as in years past!]
Program: Panel of the district's new plants and projects
Reservations Required. (Space is limited)
Please register yourself or your group for the lunch HERE
Registration deadline July 11th 

Hymn Sing
Monday, July 27, 2:00 p.m.
Wesley Chapel
Dr. Judy Congdon, College Organist

Wesleyan Women "Frozen" Party
Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 pm. at Houghton Wesleyan Church

The full seminar schedule will be published soon. See the Refresh Facebook Page for up to date information.

Urban Service Opportunities

The Urban Advocacy Team is announcing several opportunities for ministry in the city. Your help is invited. Please read this detailed list of opportunities

P.A.T.H. Job Posting

P.A.T.H., Inc. (People Against Trafficking Humans ) is a faith-based, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Western New York.  P.A.T.H. has a job posting for a Drop In Center Supervisor who will oversee the agency's program services and outreach activities, and will provide assessment and case management to clients who are victims of human trafficking. Please email with inquiries.
Julie Palmer
Executive Director

Jericho Road Job Postings

Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo is announcing these job openings: