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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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Build It Up

Thursday Morning Prayer Opportunity

8:00 a.m. in the Chapel

Join us in our series on contemplative prayer! Ancient monastics, by contrast, meant by contemplation, the wordless, rapt repose in the presence of God, not thinking about God, but resting in God. It is this “contemplation,” this inner silence, we seek to practice and be shaped by.

Collecting Jail Ministry Donations

Please donate: playing cards, word puzzle books, full size hygiene items, pocket packs of tissues, stamps, single trip bus passes, sweat suits, socks, underwear, hats, gloves, gently used or new children’s books. Place your unwrapped donations in the labeled Jail Ministry box located in the Sanctuary next to the stage.

Tis the Season to enjoy Christmas Caroling! - Saturday, December 20, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Calling all who love to sing or participate in sharing the Christmas season. Join us in caroling to people who are a part of our congregation and may not be able to come to services.  We are looking for singers, people willing to play portable instruments (recorders, flutes, bell ringers, percussion players), and drivers willing to drive from place to place. (Driving does not commit you to join the singing, but it is contagious to join in!)

Meet at the church.  We will be leaving from the church to go to geographically grouped locations. You will not be going to all locations.   We will work with you to coordinate drivers, players, and singers. Signup is on the bulletin board next to the reception area.

Last year we saw so many smiles and enjoyment as we visited people in private homes and continuing care homes. Consider sharing the music of this season!  Questions? call Becky Mebert 754-9892 or the church office 722-4219.

Cleaning UP, Clearing OUT!

The Property Team will be clearing out the storeroom behind the Fellowship Hall in January.  If anyone wants the church to keep anything which is stored there, it must be clearly labeled and the office notified no later than Dec. 31, 2014 or it will be discarded.

Epiphany Celebration & Communion Quilt Project- January 4, 2015

The themes of Epiphany include the gathering of the nations into one family, comfort for the grieving, and turning mourning into joy. One of the ways in which we are planning to celebrate all of these themes is by starting a Communion Quilt for the congregation, a project that will take most of the year to complete. We will gather the fabric on January 4 during worship, then plan and work on the quilt, finishing it in time for our World Communion Sunday/ Congregational Anniversary celebration on October 4. You are invited to bring a piece of fabric that has meaning to you (part of an old blanket, skirt, tie, etc.) to contribute to the quilt. The design will incorporate all of the fabric pieces we receive, and will become a part of our common worship life after it is completed and dedicated.

If you would like to help with design, cutting, sewing, or quilting, talk to one of the pastors or to members of the Seasons team! Current members of the team are: Ann Cobb, Jean Hill, Lou McKeage, Don Law, and Linda Griffin.