Upcoming Church Activities

For more information on any of our programs and events, contact the church office at 607-722-4219 or office@upcbgm.org

Click here to download the PDF of “This Week at UPC” from Sunday’s worship guide.

  • Introductory Bible Study

    Mondays, 12–1pm in the Library Lounge

    We choose a specific book of the Bible and then do “deep reading” of that book, verse by verse, over the course of several weeks. We are reading to learn what we missed in Sunday school and what gets lost in preaching—to understand the Bible as the story of God’s people and their relationship to God and the world. We don’t always find answers, but we always learn from the text and from each other! You’re welcome to bring your own lunch. Come and see—it would be good to have you with us.

  • Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition by Christine Pohl

    Mondays, October 15, 22, 29, 6:15–7:30pm

    Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. Making Room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today.

         Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities, this book shows how understanding key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel.

  • Potluck and Fellowship

    Sunday, October 28, 4:30pm

    Join us for a time of fellowship and food (of course!). Dave Ruston will share with us his recent experiences hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail. Then we’ll enjoy a potluck dinner. All are welcome.

  • All Saints’ Day Bouquet of Remembrance

    Sunday, November 4, 10:00am

    We will celebrate the Feast of All Saints with a bouquet of remembrance. If you have a loved one you’d like to be included, please provide their name to the church office. Everyone is invited to bring a flower to add to the bouquet. Extra carnations will be available for those who need them.

  • Film Discussion: Doctrine of Discovery – In the Name of Christ

    Sunday, November 4, 12:00pm

    The PC(USA)’s 223rd General Assembly (2018) has directed our churches, sessions, and presbyteries to study the “Doctrine of Discovery” and what we as Christians have done in our past to indigenous peoples in the name of God, and to also confess our complicity and repudiate this doctrine. The PC(USA) has put together a recommended study list for us to accomplish this task. Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ is a documentary from the Mennonite Church that is on the study list. It is a good introduction to the subject and important for us all to watch.

    Join us for fellowship and conversation around this topic. After worship we will gather for a light lunch, then we’ll watch the movie and engage in some lively discussion. No previous knowledge necessary, all are welcome.

  • Film Discussion: Rabbit-Proof Fence

    Sunday, November 18, 12:00pm

    Rabbit-Proof Fence is a stirring, true story of three little girls who were part of Australia’s “lost generation” when aboriginal children were stolen from their families and sent to training camps to learn to be farm workers and domestics, under the government’s guise of helping them, by forcing them away from their native lives. Three sisters decided to run away, and set out on foot on a harrowing 1500 mile journey back home. They followed the rabbit-proof fence to find their way.

    The story was written by the daughter of one of the girls about her mother’s journey. It is frightening, poignant and joyful all at the same time.

    Join us for fellowship and conversation about this film. After worship we will gather for a light lunch, then we’ll watch the movie and engage in some lively discussion. No previous knowledge necessary, all are welcome.

Sunday Worship @ 10:00am

The United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton

42 Chenango Street

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607.722.4219