Upcoming “Virtual” Events

We are planning on having some kind of online programming every day for us all to stay connected. Most of these will be Zoom video chat.


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  • Pilates with Karen Cole & Dave Ruston

    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30–10:30am

    Please join UPC member Dave Ruston and certified Pilates instructor Karen Cole on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (9:30–10:30am) for Pilates on Facebook Live. We will focus on relaxation and stretching along with a few easy strength building activities. To fully participate in the Pilates you will want a mat, a chair, and room to move your arms and legs without kicking over a lamp.

  • Zoom Bible Study

    Mondays, 12–1pm

    Starting on Monday, April 27, we will be shifting our format slightly and looking at the gospel texts that Pastor Kimberly will be preaching on for the coming week. Help her think about the text and its meaning, compare the story to parallel stories in other gospels, look at Hebrew Bible texts that might have shaped the gospel's telling, and prepare to engage more deeply with the text in Sunday's worship.

         It would be good to have you with us.


    To join the meeting online: https://upcbgm.org/zoom

    To join on your mobile phone: +16465588656,,8652748433#

    To dial in as a phone call: 646-558-8656, then enter Meeting ID: 865 274 8433 #

  • Zoom Book Study

    Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben

    Mondays, April 27 and May 4 & 18, 6:15–7:30pm

    Click here to learn more about this book study.

  • Zoom Sewing Group lunch hour

    Wednesdays, 12–1pm

    Even though we can’t get together in person to work on our quilts, the Sewing Group continues to gather virtually for our social lunchtime each Wednesday at noon. Join us on Zoom!


    To join the meeting online: https://upcbgm.org/zoom

    To join on your mobile phone: +16465588656,,8652748433#

    To dial in as a phone call: 646-558-8656, then enter Meeting ID: 865 274 8433 #

  • Zoom Hymn Sing

    Wednesdays, 7–8pm

    Come and sing with us. Our musicians have pre-recorded some favorite hymns to share. We’ll put words on the screen and we can all sing along! (Pro-tip: if you don’t want to hear yourself, use headphones.) Music is therapeutic; you don’t need to do it well, but by joining the group to listen or sing along, you can lift your spirits. We’ll check in on how everyone is doing & take suggestions for next week at the end of each “gathering”.

     

    To join the meeting online: https://upcbgm.org/zoom
    To join on your mobile phone: +16465588656,,8652748433#
    To dial in as a phone call: 646-558-8656, then enter Meeting ID: 865 274 8433 #

  • Zoom Story Time!

    Thursdays, 10–11am

    Tune in for story time! This is aimed mostly at the children, but everyone is welcome. We’ll read a story from the church’s book library and have a sharing time for the children to “see” each other. Let us know if you have a favorite story to share, or if you’d like to read any week.


    To join the meeting online: https://upcbgm.org/zoom
    To join on your mobile phone: +16465588656,,8652748433#
    To dial in as a phone call: 646-558-8656, then enter Meeting ID: 865 274 8433 #

  • Zoom Cocktail Hour

    Fridays, 5–6pm

    Bring your beverage of choice and your favorite snacks! We’ll “gather” to share a drink & talk about our week. It would be good to have you with us, to de-stress and laugh together.


    To join the meeting online: https://upcbgm.org/zoom
    To join on your mobile phone: +16465588656,,8652748433#
    To dial in as a phone call: 646-558-8656, then enter Meeting ID: 865 274 8433 #


Programs for the Community

  • We host a free community meal every Tuesday evening that everybody in the community is invited to attend.
  • We provide free personal care/hygiene items to supplement products that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits.
  • We house the daytime Adult Education (TASC/GED) program operated by the Binghamton City School District, as well as their alternative education site for at-risk high school students.
  • We provide office space for Associates for Training & Development (A4TD), which administers the U.S. Department of Labor’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The SCSEP is a community service and work-based job training program for income-eligible, unemployed job seekers age 55+.
  • We house the Workers Center of the Southern Tier, a grassroots organization focused on promoting dignity and human rights in the workplace.
  • We host the Broome-Tioga NAACP’s office hours two days a week. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
  • We provide office and meeting space for Truth Pharm, an organization that works to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders, and advocates for policy change to improve treatment options.
  • We host three weekly Narcotics Anonymous meetings. NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
  • We house VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments), an organization committed to developing a sustainable and just community food system through establishment of community gardens, urban agriculture, and community green spaces.

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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

  • 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.

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

    Tuesdays, 9:30–10:30am in the Library Lounge

    Cindy Burger leads a Tuesday morning Tai Chi class here at the church. This free program is designed to not only be relaxing, but enjoyable, too! We use gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for beginners.

     

    Tai Chi is an art and an exercise from ancient China that was created based on the laws of nature and promotes health and relaxation. Evidence has shown that the slow gentle movements of Tai Chi can help those with arthritis increase their strength, flexibility and stamina, reducing their pain and improving their balance to prevent falls. 

     

    This program was developed in collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation and is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

     

    Instructor Cindy Burger is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org

Sunday Worship @ 10:00am

The United Presbyterian Church

42 Chenango Street

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607.722.4219

 office@upcbgm.org

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