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Special Events: Sunday, September 11, 9:00 - 9:45 AM Free Pancake Breakfast in the Church Dining Room followed by a Sunday School Kick-Off at 9:45 AM 9:45 too early for you? Then wear your pajamas! Because it’s “Pajama Sunday”, too. Turkey Supper Sunday, October 16, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Take-outs also available. $10 Adults, $6 Children Worship & Sunday School every Sunday at 9:45 AM

Our Vision: “Know Christ, Live Christ, Share Christ”

The people of our church have a vision! We have a vision that begins with the faithfulness of those who have preceded us. We have a vision that emerges from our desire to be inspired and effective followers of Jesus Christ. We have a vision that grows in our hearts as we commit to serve him together.

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  • May 15, 2016 “The Spark” - SCRIPTURE:  Acts 2:1-42 MESSAGE    “The Spark” Pentecost Sunday is always a lot of fun, with bright red, yellow and orange colors, a happy confusion of...
  • May 22 2016 “What I See” - SCRIPTURE READING   Psalm 8      To the leader: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.  O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name...
  • Bible Study rescheduled - Sorry – the 31st is out – we are now shooting for June 7th. Due to most of our regulars being either out of town,...

Upcoming Church Events

Date/Time Event
10/30/16 9:45am Sunday Service
11/06/16 9:45am Sunday Service
11/13/16 9:45am Sunday Service
11/20/16 9:45am Sunday Service
11/27/16 9:45am Sunday Service
12/04/16 9:45am Sunday Service
12/11/16 9:45am Sunday Service
12/18/16 9:45am Sunday Service
12/25/16 9:45am Sunday Service
01/01/17 9:45am Sunday Service
01/08/17 9:45am Sunday Service
01/15/17 9:45am Sunday Service
For a complete calendar see the events page by clicking Events on the top menu for a complete calendar or click Read More below for a chronological list.

Bible Study

Our church has a wonderful Bible Study group that generally meets every 4th Tuesday of the month from fall through spring.
We are a very friendly and somewhat informal group of folks that just love to get together to read and learn from God's word.
We would be so pleased if you would join us to share thoughts, questions, and insights concerning the teachings of our Lord.
Click the read more link below to view our blog with upcoming study information and highlights of past studies.

Read Our Bulletin

Check out our Sunday bulletin. Most weeks you can read the Sunday complete bulletin 2-3 days ahead of time online. Be prepared for the sermon topic, see what's happening on Sunday, view upcoming events as well as getting a heads up on all the other information normally in the bulletin.

Contact Information

Byron First Presbyterian Church

Street Address:

6293 West Main
Byron NY 14422
Mailing Address:
PO Box 206
Byron, NY 14422-0206

Phone: 585-548-2800

Current Newsletter

The May-June newsletter is available online as a special web version.
If you are a member of our church and would like a copy of the full version emailed to you please email me at byronfpc@jwmoore.com.

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Thanks to all who came to our annual Turkey Dinner last weekend. 430 meals were served and the ticket sales will do a lot to keep our church financially healthy for the mission of Jesus Christ!

Food is a big part of our ministry. We enjoy sharing meals, of course, but we also coordinate the Backpack Project with Byron Bergen Schools, offering children a bag of nutritious food to take home over the weekends. We periodically host the Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry; the next one will be December 2nd. And every week we receive food donations for the Emergency food cupboard of Genesee County Churches at the Salvation Army in Batavia. We have a food donation box at the back of the sanctuary and also a grocery cart at the side entrance. Food donations are especially helpful during the colder months.
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Matthew 3:11-12 Baptism of the Spirit

Matthew connects the dots: water ... fire ... Spirit. Ponder these three words as you recall your own baptism. How have these words been a part of your own experience? You may not even remember your baptism, if you were a young child. Even if your baptism was a long time ago, how has the Spirit become more evident to you?

During October we are encouraging people to make a stewardship commitment to the church for 2017. We have asked some of our worshipers to tell the story of their "spark", that moment when our connection to God became real. Can you describe your "spark"? Think of it as the time when your life intersecting with God ... and for the first time it was a real experience with God. Stewardship is not just a financial commitment, it is committing our "spark" to the mission of Jesus Christ!
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Matthew 3:11-12 Baptism of fire

So water is what we experience in celebrations of baptism at our church. Usually with a big scoop of water, but one time we went with Nelson to the Trestle Park pond and we ducked him under the water, a memorable moment for all who were there. An older man with an oxygen tank for his difficult breathing and we're pulling him under? Yikes! But it was OK, Nelson was eager, with Nelson's son and one of our elders making sure he came up to take a breath of new life!

But in Matthew's Gospel we hear John the Baptist talking about baptism with water and with fire! I have to admit that in our old wood church building we aren't very willing to play with fire during a worship service! But what would a baptism by fire look like? Maybe it's not using fire during the sacrament that John intends, but an experience like fire? I have often thought that my own spiritual awakening was more related to fire than with water. There came a time - years after my baptism- when I realized that God had lit a fire under me! All of a sudden I began to see some of the wrong things in the world and I got involved with changing them. It was like a fire had been lit under me, and the first response was to jump up! What is there about your baptism that has caused you to jump up and get involved?
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Matthew 3:11-12 Baptism of water

When I celebrate baptism, I love scooping up a handful of water and splashing on the recipient's head. It makes a bit of a mess, but I don't like holding back, because God never holds back. If the water represents a new start, then let's enjoy it to the full! When that big scoop of water lands on their heads, crying babies go suddenly silent; and quiet babies usually have something to say!

We won't be celebrating baptism this Sunday, but the two Sundays after we will. What do you remember of your own baptism? Do you remember getting wet? What is the water supposed to represent? A good spiritual scrubbing? The spirit of God moving over the face of the waters in the creation story? Going under the water represents death, and rising to the surface represents new life? Or is the splash of water meant to represent a spiritual jump start of some kind? What happened when you were baptized?
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“The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night.” Exodus 13:21

We’re on our way to freedom! Freedom from slavery, freedom from violence, freedom from hunger, freedom from injustice, and freedom from fear. The way ahead won’t be easy. There will be many pitfalls and distractions, But God lights the way, a huge pillar of fire in the desert long ago, and many sparks of the living Spirit surrounding us in the present moment. Bless us on the way! On the way we are blessed. Amen.

A pillar of fire is quite a sign not easy to miss! Are there signs that show the way to you? Maybe not as obvious as a pillar of ire, but obvious to you. What do they look like?
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Turkey Dinner, Sunday, October 16, 11:30 - 2:00 PM.
Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.
Take-outs available.
Turkey dinner with all the fixings, plus home-made pie.
Tickets available at the door.
For more information, please call 548-2800.
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Deacons are again reaching that point in the busy holiday season where we will be asking for your help. As always, we are collecting food donations to take to the Salvation Army food cupboard in Batavia. For October and November let's fill our grocery cart with canned vegetables, canned fruits and baking supplies such as flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, etc. In the next newsletter we will ask for your help in filling food baskets for families in our community for Thanksgiving and Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less

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October Bible Study

Join us on Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 PM, for our October Bible Study. Rev, Jim Renfrew will be leading our discussion, based on the text of Luke 18:1-14. This is actually two stories, one about a persistent widow seeking justice from a corrupt judge, and the other about the very different prayers of a Pharisee and a tax collector.

The two readings prompt a variety of discussion topics concerning the subject of prayer, such as:
What matters to God? The frequency of our prayers, the volume of our prayers, the sincerity or saintliness of the one praying, or does God pay more attention when groups of people pray, compared to individuals? And what can we expect from our prayers? Answers, results, affirmation or silence? Is our prayer a shout to get God’s attention, or does God know before we even speak? Does God more readily respond to the prayers of the faithful, or does God listen to anyone, even the worst people?

Pastor Jim thinks that Luke 18:9-14 has been badly misinterpreted by many Christians. In fact, he thinks it may be especially misinterpreted by Presbyterians!

Of course there are many other kinds of questions about prayer: When to pray? Where to pray? How to pray? What to pray?

How should you prepare for our Bible Study? You can read the Bible text if you wish, but it’s perfectly fine to be unprepared, too. Please bring a Bible from home, but if you arrive without one we have plenty in the church that you can use. You might pay special attention to one of your own prayers in order to prepare.

If you’re willing, we can even talk about our various prayers from the previous week. What was your prayer?

Did anything change? Did God change? Did we change?
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