Join us for Sunday Worship
@ 10:00 am.
Church of Binghamton
42 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Office phone # 607-
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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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.
Mobile Pantry September 23 2015
UPC’s Session Leaders Concurs!
The Session of the Rutgers Presbyterian Church hereby declares its serious concern
about the growing refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East relating to conflicts
in the Middle East, and commits to providing immediate assistance to help alleviate
suffering and also to consider longer term mechanisms of support including hosting
a refugee family, with alone or in collaboration with other faith-
Morning Prayer Group Thursdays, 8:00–8:30 a.m.
Starting September 10:
Praying with Christian Mystics, vol. 1 by Tracey Marx with Anne Thayer
Led by Pastor Kimberly Chastain.
Praying with Christian Mystics is a 9-
· September: Introduction to Mysticism and Preparing for the Journey
· October: Bernard of Clairvaux
· November: Hildegard of Bingen
· December: Meister Eckhart
· January: The Anonymous Author of The Cloud of Unknowing
· February: Julian of Norwich
· March: Teresa of Avila
· April: John of the Cross
· May: George Fox
No prayer experience necessary.
Introductory Bible Study
Mondays at 12:00 noon starting September 21
Making Sense of the Bible:
Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today by Adam Hamilton
In this book, Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational questions such as, “How and when was the Bible written?” “Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why?” “How literally must we read it?” And, “Is the Bible ever wrong?”
Hamilton then addresses often misunderstood biblical themes in approachable and
inviting language, leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that
we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-
No previous knowledge necessary, all are welcome. Bring your own lunch.
Single Mom Support Group -
Looking for encouragement to get through the challenges of being a single parent? Need to talk about the stressful week you had? Join our group every Wednesday for 6 weeks. We learn from each other as we grow to become better parents. Come to one or attend all meetings.
Free childcare is available during the meeting to moms with children ages 18 months
to 6 years of age. Arrive at 11:45 a.m. to sign your child(ren) into the nursery
with our professional fully-
Light refreshments served. Contact Jenniffer for more information 722-
Youth Fellowship to the Corn Maize!
Sunday October 11 there is a youth fellowship trip to Stoughton Farm Corn Maize.
We will be joining our friends from Union Presbyterian Church in Endicott. It will
be $9.00 for ages 10 and above, $6.00 for 6-
Getting to Know you Luncheon
Please join the Communications Team on Sunday, Oct 18 following worship service for a special luncheon. We will have subs,cookies, salad, fruit and activities.
Everyone is welcome!
Mobile Food Pantry, November 25
The next Mobile Food Pantry distribution is Wednesday, November 25. We will need
lots of help with food set-
Monday Evening Book Studies Mondays, 6:15–7:15 p.m.
Fall September 21, 28; October 5, 19, 26; November 2, 16, 23
Short Stories of Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-
Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday
life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-
In Short Stories of Jesus, Amy-
Familiarity with the gospels useful but not required.
Thursday Evening DVD Study Thursdays, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Living the Questions
Living the Questions is an exploration of the major themes of Christianity, with an emphasis on questions rather than answers. Each Thursday we will gather to share a meal, then watch a 20 minute video presentation that include conversations with leading voices of faith, sermon and lecture clips, digital stories illustrating aspects of an evolving faith, and concrete spiritual practices.
The material is framed so that it is appropriate for those who are just beginning the journey as well as those who have participated in such conversations all their lives. It is divided into “seasons” so that participants need not feel they must commit to the whole year to participate.
Everyone is welcome. The first week the meal will be “potluck,” so bring something
to share, and we’ll make decisions about the rest of the meals at our first meeting.
Fall September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5
Invitation to Journey
This fall, we are invited to walk with Christ as we cover the topics: “Taking the Bible Seriously”, “Thinking Theologically”, “Stories of Creation”, “Lives of Jesus”, “A Passion for Christ: Paul”, and “Out into the World: Challenges Facing Progressive Christians”.