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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.

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Mission Trip  - July 17 , 2014

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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Single Mother Support Group (SMSG)

Journey with us to

· talk with other local single mothers

· engage in personal reflective journal writing

· set personal goals through self awareness activities

· make friends

When: Saturdays Sept. 20 to Nov. 22

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: in UPC’s Library Lounge

Childcare available during the meeting to mothers with children 2 to 10 years old.
Call Jenniffer by Sept. 12 to register: 722-4219 or e-mail her at: office@upcbgm.org

Primers Needed

On Sept. 12, Frito Lay will paint our fellowship hall as part of the National Day of Caring project. However, the hall will need to be primed before painting. If you are interested in helping us beautify our space please sign-up in the Terrace room (yellow sheet) or send us an e-mail (office@upcbgm.org). Leave your name, number and e-mail address. We will contact you when a date is set for priming.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Howe Caverns, Saturday, August 23

Join us for a trip to Howe Caverns.  We will leave UPC at 9:30 a.m.  (or Northminster at 9:00) and will be back by 6:30.  The trip is open to Adults, Youth 6-12th grade (permission form needed without parent) and youth under 6th grade with a parent or other adult.  Howe Caverns is a spectacular cave tour with an underground river boat ride.  The cave temperature all year is in the 50's so bring a sweater. Bring a bag lunch or money to purchase your own lunch at their cafe. More information is on the flyer in the terrace room and on the lobby bulletin board.
If we get 15 people, we qualify for a group rate. Please email Pastor Becky if you want to go so that we have enough car space and can register for a group rate. BKindig@upcbgm.org or call the church office at 722-4219.

If we get 15 people, we qualify for a group rate. Please email Pastor Becky if you want to go so that we have enough car space and can register for a group rate. BKindig@upcbgm.org or call the church office at 722-4219.

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!

In September:

· Education for all ages resumes on Sun., Sept. 7, at 9 a.m.

· Sewing Group will resume on Wed., Sept. 3 at 10:00 a.m. in the Upper Lounge. Bring a sandwich for lunch; chips, pickles, cookies and tea provided.

· Choir Rehearsal resumes on Wed., Sept. 3 at 7:00 p.m. , refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

· Monday Book Study, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. We will be reading  “The Heart of Christianity” by Marcus Borg.

Monday Book Study Sept. 15, 22, 29 & Oct. 6

The Heart of Christianity by Marcus Borg, Elder Chris Burger will lead the discussions (Upper Lounge, 2nd Floor)

This book talks about what it means to be a Christian in today’s world. In part one, Borg focuses on the basics of faith, the Bible, God, and Jesus. In part two, he tackles some Christian phrases that progressive Christians have shied away from, like “born again,” “sin,” and “salvation,” and challenges us to reclaim them.  In this highly readable book, Borg helps us shift from the old paradigm of American Christianity to an emerging compassionate rethinking of the gospel and the essence of Christianity as a lived faith.  Sign-up in the Terrace room if you would like us to order you a book.

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