Young adult - special summer events


Tuesday, August 16th from 6-10pm

Game Night at the Dowell's House

Bring a game and a snack to pass!

Friday, August 26th @6pm

Church on Woodlawn Beach

Bible Study & Fellowship

Bring a chair, towel/blanket, BIBLE and a small beach friendly snack!

Image by Rosie Sun


August 27th 12 noon until the FREE STUFF is gone!
At Gratwick Park Pavilion in NT

FREE pizza and drinks! Prizes, drawings, music and a prayer tent!

*If you are interested in volunteering to help bless the city, here are some opportunities:

NOW: take posters to businesses

9am-12pm: Set up (unload truck)

12pm-4pm: Keep things neat and help people

4pm-6pm: Breakdown (load truck)



Sept 21 - 24  |  Cost: $395 Early Bird by July 15 / $450 after

Barry & Lori Byrnes will be here LIVE IN PERSON to teach a three and a half day marriage intensive. Registration is open. Click the Registration to see more info!

Love After Marriage (LAM) has helped thousands of couples learn how to restore, maintain, and deepen the connection in their marriage relationship.

By going through LAM, you will:

1. Learn how to develop deeper intimacy by inviting God to play an active role in your relationship.

2. Practice implementing simple and practical tools that will help you build and protect your connection. With the right tool set, even the most stressful and difficult of problems becomes an opportunity to become even closer with your spouse.

3. Gain insight and wisdom on how to further connect on an emotional, sexual and spiritual level.


COST*: $395 Early Bird by July 15 / $450 after -  per couple
Partial payments can be made up to August 9.

*(Includes registration fee and workbooks. Meals and child care not included.)


September 21- 24th, 2022

Wednesday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Friday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm


SonRays 2022 gala 
Featuring: Rebecca St. James

September 29th: Doors open at 6:15pm
Samuel's Grand Manor

Tickets can be purchased through the Church Center app, under Events, if you want to sit with other Vanguardians. Cost is $100 per person (no free tickets available this year). The purpose of this Gala is to financially help Sonrays with their growing vision to be where the need is ---in Buffalo and other local cities.


Verve Youth

High School - 8th to 12th Grade

VERVE YOUTH will begin meeting every Wednesday @ 6:30 - 8:30PM here at Vanguard! 

Verve‘s focus is to help teens forge connections through community. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of excitement towards God and encourage youth to live out their faith with passion.  Biblical principles are taught to confirm and strengthen teens identity in Christ. We desire to see youth excel spiritually, socially, emotionally and educationally. As a whole the ministry includes the following:

  • Worship

  • Prayer & Activation

  • Biblical Teaching

  • Monthly Outings

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Connecting with other Youth Groups

  • Conferences

  • Treasure Hunting


winning wednesdays

Every Wednesday @ 1pm - 3pm

What is Winning Wednesdays?  Prayer & Intercession in the sanctuary from 1pm - 3pm every Wednesday! Come in person or watch LIVE online on Facebook! 


Service times


Sunday Services are now at 10AM in the church sanctuary and run simultaneous with our kids ministry!  Online streaming is also available:

To see online services live on Facebook & Youtube .


Vanguard kids service

Sundays @ 10am

Join us every Sunday from 10am - 12pm for our Special Kids Service in the Fellowship Hall! Nursery for kids 0-4 is downstairs in the Miller Room at this time.