Sabbath by the Falls

What a lovely Sabbath!

The morning was spent with the warm, welcoming congregation at the Pioneer Memorial SDA Church on Cedar Ave here in Niagara Falls, NY. (Yes, they are aware of the shared name with PMC at Andrews – they are actually making plans to drop the “Memorial” from their name.) It is always so refreshing to attend a smaller church and be reminded how simple and honest worship can be. 

 Pr. Renee Sims personally welcomed us and actually asked me to give the church a “shout out” from Hope Channel since she and one of the elders recognized me as a participant of Hope Sabbath School. Mom and I were invited to stay after church for a late Mother’s Day potluck, which was delicious and gave us a chance to eat some much desired salad. 

We were very blessed to be visitors at this church today. 

The afternoon was spent braving the wind and exploring the American side of the Falls. We got to see so much more than last night. 

Thankfully we were able to find free parking by a hotel near the state park entrance (why is Niagara not a national park??) and walked across to Goat Island, which then allowed access to Luna Island. 

On Luna Island, you can follow a walkway all the way to the crest of the falls. 

Of course, it was crowded, but we were still easily able to get great pictures with the falls in the background. 

Sadly, I’m still in a location with poor wifi, so I’ll have to share those pictures later. 

We’re looking forward to seeing the Canadian side tomorrow! 

-Wandering Minstrelette


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