Buffalo United Announces "Rise"

A multi-denominational event geared towards the success of the Church in the Buffalo/WNY area is hosting their first annual event this Friday- 11/11/11 at Resurrection Life Church located at 2145 Old Union Rd. in Cheektowaga. The event is for Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists, Catholics, Lutherans, AG, Church of God, non-denominations, Calvinists, Arminians and all Christ-believing churches to worship, pray and minister together as a unified body of Christ. Founded by Buffalo native Matt Crouch, Buffalo United is made up of a diverse group of believers who have been planning "Rise" for over a year including a time of worship at the event with Corey Coogan of Elmwood Drive & a multi-denominational Buffalo United worship team, and a message from the Word of God.
     Buffalo United invited close to 200 churches to be a part of the event meant to bring together the Body of Christ and spread unity through the region. Crouch explained, "We invited about 188 churches so far and have gotten a pretty positive response for it being our first year. Again, the mission is to see the Church of buffalo praying, worshiping and ministering together regardless of our theological differences, to take in part of what Jesus prayed in John chapter 17."
     Their website goes further stating, "Just as Jesus prayed in John chapter 17, we want to see the Church (His bride) of the WNY area united together regardless of our diverse theological or denominational beliefs.
     Worshiping together, praying together and ministering together… as ONE Unified Body of Christ. “Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.” -Micah 7:8 Rise is the first of many themes for the Buffalo United. We will focus on unity and rise up against the challenges we face in our region."
     The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6, the event starts at 7 and lasts until 9.  More information or contact details for the ministry can be found at www.buffalo-united.com