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North Collins Wesleyan Church has called Rev. Justin Leininger to be their new pastor. Justin is married to Julie and they have three children. The Leiningers will be transferring from the Penn-Jersey District of The Wesleyan Church. Welcome to the district!

Refresh Retreat and Family Camp
July 26-31, 2015 @ Houghton College

Register for Camp Here  [Lodging is free for WNY District Pastors]

Here are some events happening at Refresh:
  • 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.
    Houghton Wesleyan Church
  • Seminars
    Click Here for a list of interesting and edifying seminars scheduled for the week.
See the Refresh Website and their Facebook Page for more information!

Invitation for Seniors

Pastor Dick Bennett, the Director of the Young at Heart Ministry at The Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, invites seniors (especially in the Buffalo area) to join them for a one day trip to Niagara on the Lake on Thursday, August 13th. The itinerary will include the Butterfly Conservatory, lunch at the picturesque golf course, and a stroll through the shops at Niagara on the Lake. We want to fill the 40 passenger bus, which will depart from EHWC at 9:00 AM. Cost for the bus + Conservatory is $43.50 per person (less if we fill the bus). Lunch and shopping will be additional. A call to EHWC will secure a spot. 716-688-7165, ext 111 or ext 127.  
Ordination Service
The District Ordination Service will be held Sunday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. at The Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park. Nila McIntyre, J.L. Miller and Robin Schara will be ordained. 

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: