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United Presbyterian

Church of Binghamton

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42 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Office phone # 607-722-4219



What we hold in common is belief in the good news of reconciliation to God and to one another through Jesus Christ.  We are committed to live and grow in that good news and to apply it to our lives.

If you would like to be a part of a supportive faith community as you deal with the stresses of life today, we hope you'll come and visit us.  We'll be glad to see you and to welcome you into the care and nurture of our life together.

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Welcome to the website of The United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton!  We are a new congregation of God's people born out of a merger between two historic churches in Binghamton - First Presbyterian Church and West Presbyterian Church.  If you are seeking to learn more about Jesus Christ and discover what God can do in your life, we invite you to join us for worship, education, service to the community, mission, and fellowship.

You will find us to be a congregation of all sorts of people: young and old, single and married, adults and children, traditional and nontraditional families. We are teachers, secretaries, engineers, homemakers, line workers, retirees. Some are involved in a church for the first time (or the first time in a long time), others are transfers from other denominations, and some are lifelong Presbyterians.






Upcoming Activities

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Mobile Pantry

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
by Simon Wiesenthal

Pastor Kimberly Chastain will lead the discussions.
February 16, 23, March 2, 16, & 23

Simon Wiesenthal was a prisoner in a Nazi labor camp when he was asked to give absolution to a German SS officer who was dying. Wiesenthal walked away but years later wondered if he has done the right thing. He wrote up the story and asked a broad community of thinkers wrestle with Wiesenthal’s questions, challenging us to think about our beliefs on justice and compassion. Includes responses from:

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

-Archbishop Desmond Tutu

-Abraham Joshua and Suzanne Heschel

-Primo Levi

-Bishop Franz Konig

and 38 other thinkers.



To help Pastor Kimberly plan for the event please confirm your attendance via e-mail or telephone by Feb. 12. Pastor@upcbgm.org or call (607) 722-4219.

Ashes to Go - Wednesday, February 18

This year, we will offer two worship services on Ash Wednesday- at noon and at 5:30 pm, both in the chapel.
In addition, we are asking for members to help with “Ashes to Go”—offering ashes and prayer to our guests in the lobby at 11:00 am, and then going in teams to those who are homebound or in managed care, to take ashes and prayer to our extended community.

You can learn more about the program at http://ashestogo.org/about/, or talk to the pastors or the seasons team to join this new ministry!

Presbytery Youth Winter Tubing


Save the date!  Friday February 20, the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery (SVP) Youth Fellowship group is planning a snow tubing trip during the winter break.  Come enjoy some fun outdoors with friends old and new.  It will be at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury NY from 12:00 -5:00 p.m. We will leave UPC at 10:00 a.m. and return around 7:00 p.m.


Cost: $15.00 per person, bring money for snacks. For more information, follow the SVP Youth Fellowship group on Facebook or contact Pastor Becky.

Single Mom Support Group Postponed until spring

VINES Annual Meeting

VINES invites you to attend their Annual Meeting on Thurs., Feb., 19 at 6 p.m. The location is--you guessed it--right here at the United Presbyterian Church (Upper Lounge)! Our annual meeting is a way for volunteers, community members, and VINES staff and board members to come together and celebrate the organization's successes so far while planning out where we're going in the future.

The event is going to be a potluck, so if you would like to bring along any food, beverage or dessert, that would be great. We're also doing a seed swap event, so if you've had a few plants on your gardening list you really want to try out, bring some seeds and see what happens! Contact Isaiah Barker at amercorps@vinesgardens.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Weather Related Building Closure Info:
It is UPC’s policy that the building be closed when area schools are closed.
That means all activities and events are considered cancelled.