Buffalo Christian

Switchfoot coming to Syracuse September 12


Switchfoot will be in concert (with special guests Gungor) on September 12 at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York. Brought to you by CNY Crossroads, the concert starts at 7pm, with doors opening at 6pm. The Landmark Theatre is located at 362 South Salina Street in Syracuse, and is in the middle of the state, so people from Buffalo, Rochester, Utica and Albany can easily attend! Order your tickets today by clicking on the graphic above, or by calling 315-214-7333.


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The Teacher’s Desk provides pencils for Buffalo school kids

The Teacher’s Desk will be giving away 10 pencils to each and every Buffalo Public School student to give them a good start to the school year. That would be 345,000 pencils.  During the 2013-2014 academic year, The Teacher’s Desk, located at 22 Northampton St. in Buffalo, serves 3700 teachers, 205 schools, and 84,000 students with donated school supplies and more. Teachers who work in schools where poverty is rampant end up at The Teacher’s Desk where they fill up carts of school supplies– typically $800 worth per shopping trip– and take all that stuff to their school for FREE! Almost $3 million dollars worth of supplies have been donated/collected for school teachers in Buffalo, and lovingly put in a store-like space for teachers to come and get the things their students need to succeed at learning. Over 15,000 volunteer hours make The Teacher’s Desk happen. The ministry has even been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, for doing such amazing things in Buffalo. For more info, email john@theteachersdesk.org.

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Pictures from Kingdom Bound 2014

To see more than 500 pictures from Kingdom Bound 2014, go to www.facebook.com/meetmarkweber and “like” the page to access the many Kingdom Bound photos and videos.

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Cantor Susan Wehle’s legacy lives on

I am forwarding you this information about a new scholarship and award in honor of Cantor Susan Wehle, who perished on Flight 3407, set up by her sons Jonah and Jacob Mink. I hope that you will help spread the word in our communities so we can get some worthy applicants!
The Network of Religious Communities in collaboration with the Susan Wehle Fund is now accepting applications for two new young leadership awards in memory of Cantor Susan Wehle.
Susan Wehle was a leader in the interfaith movement in Buffalo who died tragically in the crash of flight 3407. She viewed everyone as an individual regardless of culture, religion, race, or belief and honored the shared humanity between us all. Wherever there was an opportunity for healing between peoples, Susan led the way.


This award is intended to honor a young person (19-35 years old) in the greater Buffalo, NY area who has made a substantial commitment to cross-cultural dialogue and coexistence. If you know someone who you would like to nominate for this award, please fill out the form below.

One recipient will receive this award annually. Nominations are due by December 31st every year and are reviewed in the winter. The award is presented at the annual appreciation dinner of the Network Of Religious Communities in May.


This grant is intended to help support a young person (19-35 years old) in the greater Buffalo, NY area who is working on or has an idea for a cross-cultural community-based project. This project should be focused on creating cross-cultural or interfaith dialogue and coexistence within the Buffalo community. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this grant please fill out the application form below.

One recipient will receive this grant annually. Applications are due by September 30th every year and they are reviewed in the winter and the grant is presented at the annual meeting of the Network Of Religious Communities in January. In addition to the grant, the recipient will meet with leaders in the Buffalo interfaith community for mentorship in their pursuits.


Gunilla Theander Kester, Ph.D.
Poet, Writer & Editor
Classical Guitar Performance & Instruction
The Amherst School of Music
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