Our Ministry

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:

  • Bible study on Mondays at 12:30
  • Sunday School packets sent for families to do together
  • book studies
  • film series
  • all-church retreats 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 Broome County Urban League’s Afterschool Enrichment Program
  • lobby hospitality — we have a regular and steady stream of people who come in for warmth, coffee, and human companionship every day
  • Community Meal — we feed 100–200 people every Tuesday
  • Care and Share — provides hygiene and personal care items to people in need, on the third Monday and 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 partner with others to extend the reach of our ministry and mission to the community and to the world:

  • Whuti-Srogboe 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