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  - September 17 through October 16

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

  • Now until gone – Free Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church mugs & tee shirts are on a table in the Multi-Purpose room. These items are left over from previous HUPC activities. Help yourself! 

  • Tues, Sept.17, 5-7 pm - Third Annual MoonWine and Cheese Party, a fundraiser for the MoonCatcher Project, at 1061 Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, NY, 12159. Three women from HUPC will be going. Ms. Phoebe Nabwami, the Uganda Coordinator for five sewing cooperatives will speak. Purchase your own ticket on https://www.mooncatcher.org or call Ellie at 517-859-5114. If you would like to carpool, contact Nancy Messersmith at 518-356-2394 or n.messers38@gmail.com or Charlotte Hasselbarth at 518-356-0637 or chasselbarth@hotmail.com 

  • Thurs., Sept. 19, 9:00 am - 11:00 am – Pastor’s office hours at Panera Bread (off Washington Avenue Extension). 

  • Sat. Sept. 21 from 1-3 pm - Presbyterian Women is hosting a Moonbee in the Multi-Purpose Room. We will be assembling reusable feminine hygiene kits for girls in Africa and India. No sewing skills are needed. Portable sewing machines are needed. For questions, contact Nancy Messersmith at 518-356-2394 or n.messers38@gmail.com. Disposable feminine hygiene supplies will be collected. 

  • Sun., Sept. 22 – Serving at the 10:00 am Worship Service 
    • Lay Reader: Michael Hall 
    • Greeter(s): Dorothy Favitta 
    • Ushers: Ann Mckinney, Debbi Waggener 
  • Mon., Sept. 23, 11:45 am – HUPC Peer Group at Indian Ladder Farms, Yellow Rock Café (32 Altamont Rd., Altamont 518-765-2959). Honor the first day of autumn with a scenic ride to our destination, followed by a country lunch, and concluded with farm-fresh produce shopping for those who wish. 

  • Tues., Sept. 24 - Presbyterian Women’s Circle Meeting, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. All women are invited. We will be beginning a new Bible study: God’s Promise, I am With You. Rev. Janice West will provide an introduction and lead a discussion of Lesson 1, God With Us, Wherever We Are. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Extra study books are available. 

  • Wed., Sept. 25, 6:00 pm - 8th Annual Patrons’ Dinner, a fundraiser for the Cornerstone Protestant Campus Ministry at First Lutheran Church, 181 Western Avenue in Albany. Silent Auction is at 6 pm, dinner and program at 7 pm. The Keynote speaker is Rev. Joy Perkett, Pastor at First Baptist Church in Essex. She is a Cornerstone Alumni from the class of 2006. Invitations and RSVP cards can be found on the bulletin board at the top of the stairs in the Christian Education Building. 

  • Thurs., Sept. 26, 9:00 am - 11:00 am – Pastor’s office hours at Panera Bread (off Washington Avenue Extension). 

  • Sun. Sept 29 at both worship services and in between them - Roger Ellis and Rev. Ted Wright from our Presbytery's Mission Committee will speak on Presbyterian Mission in the Capital District: Who, What, Where, How and Why as part of both services. They will also be available between the services to answer questions in the Multi-Purpose Room. 

  • Oct., 8, 6 pm - 7:30 pm - Food and Faith, a program of the Cornerstone Protestant Campus Ministry at the Interfaith Center on the UAlbany Campus. People are needed to eat and visit with the students. No individual food donations needed, this time. There are sign up sheets in the back of the Sanctuary and in the Multi-Purpose Room. A carpool will leave the church at 5:15 pm or you can come right to the Interfaith Center at 6 pm. For questions, contact Charlotte Hasselbarth at 518-356-0637 or chasselbarth@hotmail.com.  

  • Wed, Oct 9, 6 pm, APW Night in America at Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church. American food will be provided and a freewill offering will be taken to be split between the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Fund and the New Beginnings Christian School in Liberia. A group of women from HUPC are going. A carpool will leave the church at 4:45 pm and return by 8:30 pm. Sign up sheets are in the back of the sanctuary and in the multi-purpose room or contact Charlotte Hasselbarth at 356-0637 or chasselbarth@hotmail.com.

  • Thurs., Oct. 10 – Newsletter deadline. Send articles to Editor Mark Hutchinson at goodnewshupc@gmail.com. 

  • Sun., Oct 13, after the 10 am Worship Service, Volunteering – Connecting With Our Neighbors in the Lounge. Betty Deitz will share her experiences as a volunteer for the Wizard's Wardrobe and will also ask people to share their volunteer experiences and discuss how volunteering creates connections with our neighbors. 

  • Wed. Oct 16, 11:30 - 2:30 pm - Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Albany Fall Gathering at Cambridge United Presbyterian Church. A group of women from HUPC will be going. The theme is Our Mission Partner in Guatemala. Sign up sheets to are in the back of the sanctuary and in the multi-purpose room or contact Charlotte Hasselbarth at 356-0637 or chasselbarth@hotmail.com. There will be a carpool. For details, see the flier on the Presbyterian Women's bulletin board in the Christian Educaion Building

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 Tues., 5:00 pm - deadline for submissions for the Upcoming Events List or to the Bulletin. Please submit to Ann Duncan in the church office at hupc@hamiltonunionpresbyterianchurch.org or 518-456-5410. Ann can provide help with writing. 

  • Every 3’rd Wednesday of the month 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, in the lounge. 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. For more information, see Charlotte Palmeri.

  • Every Thursday during September, 9:00 am-11:00 am - The pastor will hold office hours at Panera Bread (off Washington Ave. Extension) 

  • Every Sunday June 30th till Oct. 13th, 10:00 am till 2:00 pm - The Guilderland Farmers Market continues this year behind Star Plaza, Rt. 155 and Western Ave., GuilderlandFarmersMarket.com.

Deacon on Call is Nancy Snyder, with Bettye Goodnow as back up.