People of Praise Buffalo basket raffle

popBuffalo Events — People of Praise Buffalo is having a Basket Raffle. “We hold this fundraiser every year to help raise money for the summer camp we host here in Buffalo and for our mission work around the country,” says Sarah Hammer. “The event will be held on April 27th and we would love if you could come! It really is a fun time. Even if you aren’t able to make the event, I would ask that you could consider buying a ticket as a donation. Tickets are $20.” There will be a raffle with the tickets sold with a Grand Prize of $2,000, Second Prize of $500, 5 prizes of $100 and 10 prizes of $50. To buy tickets, email Sarah Hammer at

Family Life bringing ballet to Evangel Buffalo

Family Life has a ballet play coming up on Monday/Tuesday March 11-12 at Evangel Church ($18/ticket) on Greiner Rd. down the street from Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. Experience the incredible drama of missionaries living amidst one of the cruelest regimes ever known. Unwilling to compromise their faith, they are able to share their faith to a dejected woman and point her to the ultimate truth, Jesus Christ.  Music and dance will be spectacular.

DETAILS: America’s premier Christian ballet company, Ballet Magnificat!, will perform its newest ballet, The Scarlet Cord, on Mon., March 11 and Tues., March 12. Presented by Family Life, performances will be held at Evangel Church of Buffalo, located at 8180 Greiner Road. Tickets are $18 in advance and $21 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and performances begin at 7 p.m.Inspired by the Biblical account of Rahab, The Scarlet Cord depicts a vivid drama of betrayal, love, and dedication as two missionaries hold fast to their faith in Jesus Christ. In The Scarlet Cord, missionaries minister in one of the cruelest regimes the world has known – the communist Soviet Union. The main character, Rahab, learns a hard lesson when she is abandoned by a Soviet commander – the man she desperately loves. In her grief, two missionaries share their hope in Jesus Christ. Afterward, Rahab’s heart is changed and a redemptive story unfolds.From the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, to Singapore’s historic Victoria Theatre, thousands have experienced the professional dance companies of Ballet Magnificat!  Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, the company was founded in 1986 by IBC Silver Medalist, Kathy Thibodeaux. Her husband, Keith, is the former child star known for his portrayal of “Little Ricky” in the TV series, “I Love Lucy.”Recognized for its excellence in ballet training, Ballet Magnificat! offers dance classes, workshops and schooling for youth and adult dancers. The company’s Summer Dance Intensive, Teachers Workshop, and School of the Arts attract hundreds of students from around the world to Jackson, MS, for a unique technical and spiritual experience.

To order tickets for Ballet Magnificat’s, The Scarlet Cord, call Family Life at 800-927-9083 or visit

Buffalo events – Good Friday Together

Good Friday First Niagara Buffalo event
Good Friday First Niagara Buffalo event

Good Friday Buffalo event!

Easter means many different things to different people, but in WNY, churches are gathering together to celebrate and reflect on the meaning of Good Friday.  Good Friday Together will take place at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo on Friday, March 29th at 7pm.

Congregations from all around the area are setting aside denominations, associations, and differing locations in order to join together for the remembrance of the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross over two thousand years ago.  This unprecedented gathering of so many churches on a Good Friday is a first in the region.

There will be guest speakers from local WNY churches and the Christian community such as Pat Jones, Marty Macdonald, Roderick Hennings, Jill Kelly, Darius Pridgen, Angel Gautier, and Jerry Gillis.  Along with all of these speakers and churches gathering together, an offering will be taken.  None of the funds that are gathered from the offering will be distributed to any church, speaker or musician.  The funds will be distributed to help fulfill needs in the city of Buffalo and will likely be dispersed to multiple groups in need in the areas of education, sustainable housing, healthcare, and teen mentoring.

Good Friday Together is a free event, open to the public and is all inclusive, so any and all who would like to experience this combined gathering are welcome to attend.

  • Where should I park?

    Parking is available along Perry, Washington & Swan Streets.

    Costs for parking range from $10 – $20. Please note that some lots do not accept Canadian dollars.

    Bus Parking is available in the lot on Perry and Michigan for $40, or in the FREE lot on Exchange Street (10 minute walk to arena).

    Additional parking is available on Baltimore, Mississippi, and Columbia Streets.

    Click here to view a parking map

  • 2

    Why are the doors opening so early?

    Since we are anticipating a large crowd, we want to give plenty of time for people to find a good seat. Those who arrive early also have an excellent opportunity to pray for the event and all who are attending.

  • 3

    Is this event affiliated with any one denomination or ministry?

    No. Good Friday Together is a Christian event, focusing on Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. It is open to all people, from any church background, or no church background at all. Though there will be a great expression of diversity in worship, there is just one purpose: to lift up the name of Jesus as one Church!

  • 4

    Will an offering be taken?

    Yes. The proceeds from this offering, after expenses, will go entirely to help fulfill needs in the city of Buffalo and will likely be dispersed to multiple groups in need in the areas of education, sustainable housing, healthcare, and teen mentoring. None of the funds that are gathered from the offering will be distributed to any church, speaker, or musician.

  • 5

    Will childcare be provided?

    Childcare will not be provided. Children are welcome to attend the event.

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    Will there be sign language interpretation?


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    Will I be able to take the Metro Rail to First Niagara Center?

    The metro will be running a regular weekday schedule on Friday, March 29.

Keri Cardinale and Brandon Grinder-Kirchner excel at WDCX radio

WDCX radio in Buffalo has been broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ for fifty years! With that in mind, Buffalo Christian wanted to share with you that two friends work there in key roles. First, Keri Cardinale, who started in sales, is now the Program Director. When Keri is not working at the station, she’s known for her dynamic and powerful singing voice at The Chapel at CrossPoint, as well as her missionary work in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Here’s a picture of Keri:

kericNext up is Brandon Grinder-Kirchner, known for his work around town as an audio engineer– the “sound guy” that makes things sound great when it comes to churches and recordings. Brandon is the newly hired Production Manager for WDCX. When he’s not making sure WDCX’s sound “sounds great,” you might find him on the slopes south of Buffalo, where he likes to snowboard in the winter. He’s also a Sabres’ fan. Brandon has worked at Guitar Center, and at “Live at the Studio Cafe, hosted by Starfields Productions” at 463 on Amherst St. in Buffalo, where local music artists perform in an intimate cafe setting. Here’s a picture of Brandon:
brandonWDCX is at 99.5 FM in Buffalo, and 970 AM in Rochester. The station has a considerable Canadian audience, too.