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The mission of the First Presbyterian Church

is to make disciples for Jesus Christ, to share the Gospel, and to equip the Saints for the work of the church.

Canisteo First
Presbyterian Church 


Welcome friends, neighbors, visitors,  curious folk and those who already know us.  You are all welcome as Christ would welcome you.  We are a very accepting, open and inclusive congregation.  Many of us come from different denominations, even different towns,  and we have all found a home here.  We are all part of the family of God.  We hope you enjoy being part of our church family too.

Because we are the oldest Christian community in Canisteo, founded in 1852, our church looks very traditional.   But our interests and activities are very much today!  Look around our website.  Even better come and visit us on Sunday.  Church is at 11:00 AM except in the summer when it starts at 10:00 AM.   We are an active force in our Community and are still growing and offering important services.

Click here for our calendar of events


Pastor Search Underway:  Please consider us if you’re looking for a new church.  Our Mission Study is available using the link below while our MIF is on the PC(usa) website for your perusal.

Click here to download the Mission Study

Summer Sermon Series

This summer we are taking a look at several different characters from the Bible, mostly from the Old Testament. We will begin with a few “she-roes” of the Bible and study Esther, Ruth, Miriam and some women that were healed by Jesus. Later in the summer we will then focus on “faithful followers” like Abraham, Joseph, Moses and Elijah.

These individuals were used by God in mighty ways. They were regular people, just like you and me. God worked through them to do extraordinary things. When we are open to God, and look for His presence and listen for His voice, He can use us too!

The series will close with a sermon titled “The Superhero Inside of YOU!” Please join us to learn more about each of these people, about God and about ways that God can use YOU. As we gather together to worship God, it is our hope that you will feel God’s love and peace. Hope to see you on Sunday at 10 am.


Canisteo First Presbyterian Church

10 South Main Street, Canisteo, NY 14823

Pastor Michelle Serra

Irene Osborn — Church secretary
Church office hours are Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon

Phone: 607-698-2589


The church office is located on the Maple Street side of the church.


Contact us for more information at 607-698-2589