What We Believe
As Episcopalians, we, at St. Peter’s, believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to share God’s love for every human being. In our tradition, all persons serve as bishops, priests, deacons, and lay leaders, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
The congregation at St. Peter’s is racially, ethnically, and economically diverse, and welcoming to persons of all backgrounds. Basically, we believe that God loves you – no exceptions!
St. Peter’s was organized in September 1953, meeting in a four-room house with 29 members (left). Ground was broken in June 1954 for the present Church which was dedicated on June 12, 1955 (right).
St. Peters Today
More than 50 years later, we are strong in God’s spirit and our love for our community.
- The Threads of Hope Linen Pantry (housed in our original 4-room church) has a 16-year history of providing linens, towels and other essentials to those in need.
- Friendship Partnership Refugee Ministry- Helping families in the WNY area, providing apartment set up, and after school tutoring. Working to improve English comprehension and speech as well as children’ school work. Assist the family to acclimate into a new culture.
- Collins Correctional Ministry (CCM-Prison Ministry) is supported by the congregation several times per year.
- Collection of food for the University Presbyterian food pantries
- Health Ministries for our congregation as well as the community. Providing scheduled flu clinics, informational health training and educational programs.
- “Ashes to go” every year on Ash Wednesday
- Yearly Backpack drive for Journey’s End or School in need
Our Church is Handicap Accessible
- There is an elevator for those who prefer not to use the stairs. Please ask for directions and assistance. Restrooms are located downstairs and are handicapped accessible. There is also a restroom on the main floor adjacent to the office.