Welcome to Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church

“Join the Journey!”
At Hamilton Union we are imperfect people travelling together on a journey of faith and discovery as disciples of Jesus and as Christians. We seek to grow spiritually in the Christian faith as we minister to and care for others and each other. We believe there are different paths for this journey, and we welcome those of different denominational backgrounds.

Early Worship Service at 8:30 on Sundays
An informal, family-oriented, half-hour service enhanced by our Guitar Choir. Come as you are! Bring your coffee -- refills provided!
Traditional Worship at 10:00 on Sundays
A more traditional worship service in the Presbyterian tradition with organ, choir and special music. Service usually concludes by 11:15 am.

We encourage children to join in worship by lighting the candles and participating in the Children's Message. After the Message, children can attend an informal, supervised Children's Fellowship while the worship service continues and concludes.

Upcoming Events

Weekly events - Feb. 12 through Mar. 6 ❤️❤️❤️

For more information, see the "Good News" or call the church office at 518-456-5410.

  • Tues. Feb.12, 7 pm - Misssion and Social Witness Meeting

  • Thurs., Feb. 14 – Newsletter deadline. Send articles to Editor Mark Hutchinson at goodnewshupc@gmail.com. 

  • Sun. Feb.17, Serving at 10 am Worship Service
    • Greeter: Katy Waggener
    • Ushers: Charlotte Hasselbarth, Bill Hasselbarth, Hannah Hunter-Harris, Trudy Hutchinson
    • Lay Reader: George Hannett
  • Tues, Feb 26, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm - Presbyterian Women's Circle Meeting. All women are invited. Lesson 5, In Community With the Traditions of the Past from Cloud of Witnesses, from The Community of Christ in Hebrews will be discussed. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Extra study books are available. For questions, contact Katy Waggener at katyatmags@aol.com or 518-456-6422. 

  • Tues. Feb 26, 6 p.m. - Food and Faith, a Cornerstone Protestant Campus Ministry program at the Interfaith Center on the UAlbany Campus. Donations of main dish, side dish and dessert for twelve are needed, plus people to visit with the students. There are signup sheets in the back of the Sanctuary and in the Multi-Purpose Room. Food needs to be brought to the kitchenette in the Christian Education Building, in a disposable container, labeled "Campus Ministry" by 5 pm that night. If you would like to eat and visit with the students, a carpool will leave the church at 5:15 pm or come right to the Interfaith Center at 6 pm. For questions, contact Charlotte Hasselbarth at 356-0637 or chasselbarth@hotmail.com. 

  • Thurs., Feb. 28 - The Pastor’s Office Hours will be 10:00 am to ? at the Short and Stout Tea Company, 1736a Western Ave. 

  • Mar., 6 at 6 PM -  Ash Wednesday Soup and Sandwich supper, followed by our service at 7 PM. We have these soups coming: taco, potato, pea, tomato basil, and chicken noodle!! If you'd like to bring another kind of soup, please let Mickey Nieman know at mickeynieman@gmail.com or 518-356-1691. We can use help setting up and cleaning up. Please sign up on the sheets in the Multi-Purpose Room. A widely-known secret: lots of people don't bring a sandwich!! They just enjoy several bowls of soup!! 

Regularly Scheduled Events 

  • Every Monday evening, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Lounge – Making Connections, adult bible study. For more information, contact Nancy Messersmith, 518-356-2394. 

  • Every 3rd Wednesday of the month starting Feb 20th from 5:00-7:00 - Guilderland Cares will be sponsoring a free spaghetti dinner at 4 Charles Park (Christ Church Guilderland). The purpose is to increase fellowship between residents of Guilderland. We are looking for volunteers to greet, cook, serve, set up, clean up and plan. If you would be interested in this exciting opportunity to serve others this might be for you. Email henn1219@hotmail.com or info@guilderlandchamber.com. 

  • Every Thursday morning, 9:30-11:30 am – In His Presence. This is a group of lady cancer survivors whose intent is to grow in their Christian faith while both supporting and encouraging themselves and other survivors facing challenges. In the Lounge. For more information, see Charlotte Palmeri. 

Deacon on call is Ann McKinney with Melinda Rielly as back up

A special note from Pastor Janice:
Please do be careful and observant this weekend with the forecast winter weather. Your health and well-being our highest concern, so if you do not feel safe getting out of your home, or driveway, or into the church due to winter weather, please stay home and worship there. If we need to cancel, we'll notify on radio, TV, email, and Facebook. However, since our members come from a wide range of physical locations, please use your best judgment about the roads, sidewalks, and pathways that you take to get to church, and if you do not feel safe, please do not risk it. Please do contact one another and check on those around you, and be in prayer for one another.
Be smart out there this winter. . .and be safe. . .and help keep others safe, too!