First Lutheran Church

A Witnessing, Inviting, Hospitable Christian Community


FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF JAMESTOWN, NY
was organized by Swedish immigrants in Jamestown in 1856. The first church was constructed in the 1860's at the corner of Center and Chandler Streets. Since that time, the congregation has seen many changes, including changes in membership and the replacement of the original wooden church with the current cathedral-like church that was completed in 1901 as part of a construction project that began in 1892. The adjoining Education Building and Chapel were constructed in the 1950s.
 
As part of our 150th Anniversary that was celebrated in 2006, many members of our congregation wrote articles about the History of First Lutheran Church.  Some have been posted below.  Enjoy this little walk through history.
 Click on an article below to access the link
 
 
Dr. John Voltmann has written a spiral bound book on the History of First Lutheran Church.  If you would like to receive a copy, please call the church office at 664-4601.  We ask for a donation of $20.00 per copy to offset the printing costs.
 
 
Genealogy Questions
 
Requests for information can be submitted to:
First Lutheran Church
Historical Committee
120 Chandler Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
 
 
 
We cordially invite you to worship with us next Sunday.
There is a place for you in the life and ministry of First Lutheran Church.