The Seneca Street Community Development Corporation and the Seneca Street United Methodist Church collaborate often and have a strong partnership. The two entities work separately and in tandem to improve the lives of the individuals and families living in the Seneca Babcock community of South Buffalo. The UMC has existed in the community for over one hundred years, while the Seneca Street CDC was officially incorporated in 2009.
The CDC and UMC often collaborate for outreach programs. Many of the community volunteers who help at the CDC’s After School Program and Teen Program, also help on Sundays at church.
A Message from
Seneca Street United Methodist Church:
Our goal is to reach out to individuals in our area with the love of God. We do this with Worship, programs, personal support, and direct help for the ”gaps” in what our neighbors can provide for themselves.
Our hope is to help people get stronger, connected in the community and more hopeful and grateful to God for blessings offered and received. The resources for reaching out and for sustaining this church are from God and the hands of United Methodist from all over.
1pm: Breakfast with Pastor Dee: Chats, crafts, stories are shared
3:00pm: Dinner is served to 50-80 people with the help of many church volunteers
4:15pm: Worship for all
5:15pm: Bread & Goodies sharing
Life and Bible at noon. Gather for chat and lunch. Exploring concepts from Adam Hamilton’s book Half Truths.
- Food Shuttle every other week. Gather at 9:45 for drop off and help distribute food to neighbors and friends.
- Personal Support Provided
- Direct Help Gaps provided for many
- Summer Vacation Bible School
- Thanksgiving Dinners provide supplies
- Christmas Store– children’s gifts/clothes for parents to shop for Christmas for the family.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held on the first floor on the church in the dining room.