In order to raise funds for the restoration of the Buffalo Religious Arts Center, a monthly speaker series is being held starting in June. The topics for the events revolve around the churches of Buffalo, their architecture, their respective neighborhoods, and the people that helped them to come alive.
As we all are aware, our churches are the cornerstone of our neighborhoods, whether we attend services or not. From the architecture, to the gathering spaces, to the religious messages that they deliver, our churches are the foundation of Buffalo to this day. Can you imagine this city without them?
The mission of the Buffalo Religious Arts Center is to secure and tend to this city’s forsaken religious architectural bounty. This is a monumental task that cannot be truly measured.
- June 8 – Tom Murda on the history of Black Rock and its churches (see Facebook)
- July 13 – Chet Fery The Bread Man on wellness and kindness
- Aug 10 – Jack Edson on Stained Glass Windows
The Buffalo Religious Arts Center is located in the former St. Francis Xavier church which is 102 years old.
Buffalo Religious Arts Center | 157 East St Buffalo, NY 14207 | Facebook
Speaker Series – June 8, July 13 , Aug 10
Doors open at 6:30 speaker at 7:00pm. Admission is $10.00.
Lead image: The campanile tower houses 3 bells that were manufactured by Jones Bell, Troy, NY in 1877. The bells are three different weights: 1500, 1100 and 900 pounds.
Inset: The Buffalo Religious Arts Center has 4 clock faces.