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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 Events

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Church Picnic  - June 8, 2014

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A photo from Easter Service.

This is a view to the choir loft as the choir and the congregation sing the Hallelujah Chorus.

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Being Christian, Being Presbyterian

Pastor Kimberly would like to offer another session of “Being Christian, Being Presbyterian” if there is interest in the community.  This class is a six-week exploration of what is distinctive about the Presbyterian Church (USA) and how we fit into the Body of Christ worldwide. Since many people have come to Christianity, and the Presbyterian church, late in life, we want to provide answers for those who might have questions. At the end of the class, there will be an opportunity to join United Presbyterian Church for those who are interested.

Please call the church office, 722-4219 and let us know if you would like to attend.

Opportunities for Morning Prayer

We gather for morning prayer at 8:00 a.m. on Thursdays,  sharing insights about scripture and praying the psalms and prayers of the day from the Revised Common Lectionary.

We are arranging to post the Morning Prayer service each week on the Facebook page for the church, but if you would like to receive a copy each week via email, please call the church office and let us know! Even if you cannot join us  in the chapel, you can be with us in prayer!

Summer Youth Mission Trip

Save the Date!  July 30 through August 2, the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley is hosting a 3 1/2 day Youth Mission trip.  Youth entering 6th grade through graduating 12th are invited to participate in doing some mission work at three different areas in our Presbytery.  More details will be coming soon. This will be a great chance to get together with other youth from our area and give back to our community.  For more info, contact Pastor Becky at BKindig@upcbgm.org.

Mission Work Week Project

August 17-22, UPC is sponsoring a mission work-week at Stony Point Center to continue building the Art Center. The Center will provide guests with resources and workshops such as potter’s wheel, woodwork shop, fiber works and painting classes. The itinerary includes morning worship, daily work, brief evening educational programs and outdoor activities. It’s a great time! The cost is $300 per person to be used for building supplies. There are scholarships available to cover part or all of the trip’s cost. Forms are available in the office and on the lobby display case.
Please contact Bill or Joyce Donohue at wmjmdono@epix.net or call (570) 879-4786 to find out more about the week and sign-up.

New Hymnal Purchase

The Session has approved the purchase of a second hymnal, called “Worship and Rejoice.”   They are $12.95 per copy, and we liked the green covers!  These will not replace our “Presbyterian Hymnal,” but include many of the hymns we have been singing from photocopies this year.

If you would like to order a copy for the pews, or for personal use, please fill out a request form (in the August newsletter) and mark your check “new hymnal purchase”.   Dedication labels will be available. The plan is to place the order in August, and to dedicate the new books on the first Sunday in October, which is our anniversary as a congregation!

Traffic Notice:
Beginning Wednesday July 16, 2014 Chenango Street between Court and Henry is scheduled to be reconstructed.  No on-street parking or through traffic will be allowed Monday through Saturday during the hours of 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.