Partners Together

Because of where we are located, we get to see people in all walks of life as they struggle, but also as they make choices and achieve goals and turn their lives around—and what we see and experience during the week affects the choices that we make about mission and ministry.

We come together to worship and to share the sacraments as the core of our life together:

  • thoughtful, challenging preaching, and liturgy planned by a team of congregants
  • a multi-dimensional music program, including choral and instrumental leadership for the congregation’s life of prayer and song
  • a vibrant prayer life for individual needs and for the needs of the world
  • a “PrayGround” where our youngest members can participate in worship as they are able

We continue to provide an exciting and engaging spiritual formation program for Christians at every level, from nursery to retiree:

  • Sunday School for all ages, September–June
  • book studies
  • film series
  • Bible study on Mondays at noon
  • morning prayer on Tuesday mornings
  • all-church retreats at Stony Point Center to recharge and to build our community life

We keep our building busy and full, with people who are committed to helping the community:

  • upstairs—Binghamton City School District’s Adult Education program (GED) 
  • downstairs—the Urban League school-age childcare program
  • lobby hospitality—we have a regular and steady stream of people who come in for warmth, coffee, and human companionship every day
  • Fresh Start—we are often the first call for help when people are released from jail or prison, or when their lives fall apart
  • emergency loan fund
  • re-entry employment and training for those who have been incarcerated
  • Community Meal and Mobile Food Pantry—we feed 100–200 people every Tuesday, and for the last several years we’ve partnered with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to periodically offer “second harvest” groceries in our parking lot. 
  • Care and Share—provides hygiene and personal care items to people in need, on the second Wednesday of every month
  • UPC sewing group—makes blankets for infants and older people in care centers, plus hats, mittens, and scarves for people in need

We offer space to other agencies and organizations who are working on projects we believe in:

  • VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments) 
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
  • Workers’ Center of the Southern Tier
  • Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier
  • Broome County Re-Entry Task Force
  • Binghamton Children’s Choir
  • Susquehanna Valley Presbytery

We partner with others to extend the reach of our ministry and mission to the community and to the world:

  • Whuti-Sgroboe Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana
  • Carolyn Cummings at African Inland Mission in Kenya and Tanzania
  • CARES (Community Advocates Restoring Educational Standards) in the underserved neighborhoods and public schools in Binghamton
  • Mom’s House, bringing Christmas gifts to children in need
  • Children of Abraham, fostering interfaith learning and cooperation
  • Broome County Council of Churches, especially CHOW, Faith in Action Volunteers, and the Jail Ministry program
  • YWCA of Binghamton

“Build Our Community” is a team of church members that reaches out to other organizations to share ideas and talk about how we can work together to more effectively build up our neighborhood and community in Binghamton. Everyone is invited to join the conversation!

Sunday Worship @ 10:00am

The United Presbyterian Church

42 Chenango Street

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607.722.4219