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No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey you are welcome here at
St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ.  We believe that God is still speaking to us today and promises to speak to each of us in a unique and special way during worship.
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The Faith & Joy Food Pantry and Food Rescue

Welcome to St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ! We are a welcoming, energetic, and eclectic group of Christians meeting at the crossroads of Western New York just outside of the city of Buffalo. Our history goes back to the mid-1800s and five separate churches that have combined to form a unique congregation.

St. Stephens-Bethlehem is the proud sponser of the Faith & Joy Food Pantry, a 501(c)(3) which provides dozens of families each week with groceries and other essentials. The Faith & Joy Food Pantry was founded in the basement of the church in 2020 by Sue Lyons-Minnoe, and still operates here today.

The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-5:00pm and on Sundays from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

SSBUCC and Faith & Joy also work in conjunction on a Food Rescue Hub, which takes in and redistrubutes reclaimed food to local Food Pantries throughout WNY.


In the early Christian communities, care-giving was the responsibility of everyone in the community, not just one designated person.
Following this example, the St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ's Congregational Care Team will fulfill the care needs of our faith community at all times and for all situations.

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