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Upcoming Events

Sept. 6 -- Wednesday
11 am Deacons meet
3 pm Session meets
4:30 pm PNC/Methodist meet

Sept. 10 -- Sunday
9:30 am Kick Off Breakfast with the Methodists
10 am Choir
11 am Worship

Sept. 12 -- Tuesday
Board of Elections using Somers Hall 

On-Going Events

Sunday—10am Choir and Sunday School for children over church office

11 am Worship with coffee hour

1st Sunday—Westminster Guild meets

7:30 pm AA

Monday-Friday—3 pm-5:30 pm Youth Center is open

Wednesday—12noon Rotary meets in hall
3 pm—Bible Study in Choir Room

2nd Wednesday—4:30pm Session meets


On September 10, we will have our annual Kick Off Breakfast at 9:30 am with the Methodist Church joining us. Breakfast casseroles will be furnished and you are asked to bring sticky buns, Danish, muffins, coffee cakes, etc. and your own table service. This will also be the return to the 11 am worship time and 10 am choir.

Bible Study will not be held until further notice.

Please keep Pastor Don and Mary Jane in your prayers. It is harvest season for Don with the grapes and Mary Jane has had health issues. Please take the time to lift them up to God and ask for his blessing on them.


Reed Andrews passed away on July 15 and a memorial service was held at the church on July 29.
Reed was employed and retired as a banking officer at Steuben Trust Company in Hornell. After high school graduation, he attended Hamilton College prior to enlisting in the service. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army proudly serving our country during the Korean War from 1950-52.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Canisteo where he was very active in church functions and administrative decisions, and was an adult Sunday School instructor for 30 years and had also ministered occasionally Sunday mornings.
For 10 years of the 64 years Reed and Charlotte were married; they hosted fresh air children for whole summers at a time and at Christmas time. Hosting these children during those years meant a great deal to him.
Reed loved sports of all nature and enjoyed playing golf. He also coached and refereed for several years, and in his earlier years participated on a debating team.


You can shed tears because he is gone,
Or, you can smile because of the life he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
Or, you can be full of the love you have shared together.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live in yesterday,
Or, you can be happy for tomorrow-- because of yesterday.
You can remember him/her and only that he is gone,
Or, you can cherish his/her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or, you can do what he would want:
Smile, open your eyes, love life, and just go on!


Ann Termin Jim Booth Barbara Stephens
Ronnie Frisbee Mary Jane Peek Julie and Bill Case
Anita and Bill Wheeler Sally and Willard Mlott
John and Patsy Heaslip Jerry and Ellen Bush
If you would like to have someone added to the prayer list, please call Bonnie Kraft at 698-2103.

Remember Our Shut-ins

Please send a card to brighten their day!!!


Maralyn Reynolds
Updyke’s Willow Ridge Home
131 Hornell St.
Hornell, NY 14843

Ann Termin
51 Fourth St.
Canisteo, NY 14823

Bill and Anita Wheeler
6 Prospect St.
Canisteo, NY 14823

Ronnie Pierce
Taylor Health Care Facility
7571 State Route 54
Room 132A
Bath, NY 1410-5904

Marilyn Fish
Room 112
Clinton Crest Manor
411 Clinton Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527

John and Pat Heaslip
6 Fairview Place
Canisteo, NY 14823

Children’s Sunday School

Before worship on Sundays, Kathy Weller has been working with the youngsters of our child to give them teachings from the Bible and activities related to them. If you have a grandchild or neighborhood child that you would like to bring, all are welcome.

Canisteo Youth Center

3:30 p.m. Canisteo Valley Youth Center is open Monday-Friday. Every Thursday they have field trips to different area attractions.

After school program in partnership with Concern for Youth from Hornell. Provides tutoring, dances and other supervised social activities.

The Guild will meet during coffee hour in the lounge the first Sunday of the month.

Prayer Chain

Pastor Don and Bonnie Kraft have been working very hard to develop an updated prayer chain that would include everyone in the church. The purpose of this is so that no one will miss the opportunity to lift others in prayer. We are told to pray for all who need healing so we might behold the wonder of our Lord. If you have not received your copy yet, please contact the office or Bonnie.


Contact Us

Canisteo First Presbyterian Church
10 South Main Street, Canisteo, NY 14823
Phone: 607-698-2589

Office Hours
Office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. The office is located on the Maple Street side of the church.

Sunday Service is at at 11 a.m.

Sunday School:
Immediately following “Children’s Message” portion of Sunday services (at approximately 11:15 AM)

Coffee Hour

Immediately following worship as a time of Christian fellowship.

By Appointment:

  • Baptisms
  • Funerals
  • Ministry for the Sick or Shut-in Membership
  • Weddings