Upcoming Events

Thurs., January 14 –

Good News Newsletter Deadline

for the February Issue

Send articles to Editor Mark Hutchinson at goodnewshupc@gmail.com.

Thurs., Jan. 14, 7:00-8:00 pm 

M&SW meeting, via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 880 6408 453                             

Mon., Jan. 18, 5:30-6:30 pm – Deacons’ Meeting, via Zoom

Thurs., Jan. 21, 5:00-6:30 pm – Food Bank Work Crew to sort food that will be delivered to local food pantries.

The work is not difficult. Up to 9 slots are available, first come, first served. If you are interested, please contact Wayne Gannett to sign up

Tues., Jan. 26, 10:30 am-12:30 pm – PW Circle Meeting, on Zoom.

Lesson 5, Words of Love: Don’t Kill Each Other will be discussed.

The Purple Pantry

Mon., Feb 1 – Sun., Feb 29:  PW will be collecting personal care items. (feminine care products, toothpaste, facial tissues, and deodorant, shampoo, soap, contact solution, tissues, cotton swabs & razors), for The Purple Pantry, which is the food pantry on the UAlbany Campus. 

 Guilderland Food Pantry

 The Guilderland Food Pantry is in need of canned fruit, jelly, jarred pasta sauce, cleaning supplies, paper products, and personal care items such as shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant.

Non-perishable items may be placed in the outside bin near the HUPC Education Building entrance, or in the bin next to the Food Pantry entrance at the below address. The Pantry is open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 to 11:00 AM to receive donations of any type.

Cash donations can be sent to the Guilderland Food Pantry, 4 Charles Park, Guilderland, NY 12084.

For more information, contact Cindy Schultz, HUPC liaison to the Guilderland Food Pantry,

Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Tech Help Still Needed

 We now have six volunteers to operate the new audiovisual system for the church during worship, but we could use a couple more. This is a great opportunity for older middle school students or high school students to accrue service hours. If you can help, please contact Karen Williamson in the next few days, as we need to schedule training soon. Thank you to those who have already volunteered, as well as those still considering!

Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Every Sunday during Advent, 9:50 am – Carol singing before the Worship Service, via Worship Zoom.
    Every Sunday, 10:00 am – Worship Service on Zoom

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86764200810     Tel.  1-929-205-6099 

    Meeting ID:  867 6420 0810 


  • Every Sunday during Advent, 7:00 pm – Advent Vespers, in the Sanctuary. Special instrumental music and
    Lectio Divina (Divine Reading). Maximum seating 25; all Covid safety protections will be followed.


  • Every Monday, 3:00 to 4:30 pm  (note time change) – Making Connections – Adult Bible Study, via Zoom. 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85296543847     Tel. 1-929-205-6099 

    Meeting ID:  852 9654 3847 


  • Second Thursday of the month – Good News newsletter deadline. Send articles to Editor Mark Hutchinson at goodnewshupc@gmail.com.  


INSTRUCTIONS – Revised 4/8/20

Zoom Meetings:

With the recent upgrades to Zoom security, and in light of the Zoom-bombing that occurred during the Bible study this week, all of our more public Zoom meetings will now require passwords. Many of these meetings are recurring and the same Password is used for these meetings each week. When these meetings expire, there will be new links and new passwords. The links to the meetings will continue to be published, but the passwords will be removed.

First – if you enter by computer, tablet, Kindle, Smartphone, do what you always do – follow the link provided. (On-going meetings have the same link for multiple weeks, and Rev. Janice will alert you when a new link is needed). If you enter by non-smart phone or landline, you will dial in as usual, and then you will need to enter the meeting password.

Join Zoom Meeting: example https://zoom.us/j/162506373, or call phone 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: example 162 506 373. NOTE that the meeting ID is the numbers found in the “address”Password: example 123456. Again – call or text if you have an issue. Also, there is no local number to call for Zoom meeting, so yes, long distance charges do apply.

Second – if you enter the meeting before the moderator does, you will find yourself in a waiting room. Just hang out and wait. This is the second level of security, as Rev. Janice will then “open the door” and “let you in” to the meeting, and then close it again. What this means is that we will be in need of a second person to be a co-moderator, especially during worship, as it is difficult to do both at the same time. If you would like to volunteer, let me know. Remember, there is always grace! Zoom meetings all have the same instructions except that the Links, Meeting Identification Numbers (ID’s) and Passwords will change. We will note the data that changes in the corresponding event above.

Standard instructions follow:

-From your computer, tablet or smartphone, for visual and audio,
Click on the link to join the Zoom meeting: example https://zoom.us/j/123456789 Input the Meeting ID: example 123 456 789Input the password: example 123456


– From your telephone or cell phone, for audio only, dial by your location:

1-929-205-6099 US (New York)
Input the Meeting ID: example 123 456 789
Input the password: example 123456
Please Note: Depending on your phone plan, long-distance charges may apply.

To Leave a Telephone Message at the HUPC Office:

  1. Dial HUPC at 518-456-5410
  2. To skip the opening message, you may dial an extension at any time:
    10 – Office, or 11 – Rev. Janice
    (Or you can listen to the entire message and input the extension at the end.)
  3. When you reach the individual mailbox, press * to skip the message, and wait 5 seconds for the beep.
    (Or you can listen to the entire message and leave your message after the beep at the end.)
  4. Leave your message.
  5. Hang up.
    (Or you can press * to receive verification [after a few seconds] that your message has been sent.)

For More Information

Please check any of the following:

The Good News

Our website hamiltonunionpresbyterianchurch.org



Facebook at Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church – HUPC

Call the HUPC office at 518-456-5410 to leave a message.

Pastor:  pastorhu@HamiltonUnionPresbyterianChurch.org

Administrative Assistant:  hupc@HamiltonUnionPresbyterianChurch.org