Upcoming Events

The Guilderland Farmer’s Market is excited to announce the new location on Rt. 146 West, at the new Mixed Breed Brewing…..457 NY-146, Guilderland Center – starting on Sunday, July 4th, 10am till 2pm, and every Sunday till September 26th.   

The Purple Pantry

Presbyterian Women has started an ongoing collection of 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. Please leave donations in the box at the top of the stairs in the Christian Education Building or in the box in front of the Christian Education Building, labeled that they are for the Purple Pantry.

  Guilderland Food Pantry

 The Guilderland Food Pantry is currently in need of paper towels, juice, laundry and dish detergent, stew,  and hearty soups. 

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.

The deck box near the outside entrance of the Education Building will be used for ongoing Food Pantry and Purple Pantry donations and will be checked weekly. It will also be used for other items as needed. If there
are any questions, please contact Cindy Schultz.

Got fundraising ideas? Our 2021 church budget includes substantial income from fundraisers. We are putting together a group of members and friends to receive and generate fundraising ideas, and to hold and manage fundraisers. If you have fundraising ideas, expertise, or are willing to help, please contact
Sue Ferris. Thank you!


It’s not too early to make plans to help out at our next Brooks BBQ on Wednesday, August 4. As usual, we need many hands to succeed: food packers, cashiers, order runners, greeters/menu providers, and help with set-up (tents, tables, chairs and driveway lane flagging) and take down/cleanup. Come join us for this fun fellowship time and important fund-raiser.

Please let Bruce Williamson know if you can volunteer for a shift (2:30-4:30 pm or 4:30-6:30 pm) and/or if you can help with set-up (either the day before or morning of, depending on the weather) 

Thurs., Aug. 5, 4:00-6:00 pm:  Virtual Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Gathering. The Theme is Rejoice in Hope. For details see, www.presbyterianwomen.org/gathering

Thurs. August 12 – Newsletter deadline

Thurs., Sept. 16, 5:00 to 6:30 PM – volunteer at the Regional Food Bank to sort donated food:  We will have up to 9 slots available. This is a good opportunity to serve the community, and the work is not difficult.  

If you are interested, please contact Wayne Gannett to sign up. 

Reminder:  NO sandals or open-toe shoes!

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Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Every Sunday, 10:00 am – Worship Service in person and on Zoom

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86764200810     Tel.  1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID:  867 6420 0810


  • Every Tuesday, 5:00 pm – Upcoming Events and Bulletin Deadline.  Please submit to Ann Duncan in the church office at hupc@hamiltonunionpresbyterianchurch.org or 518-456-5410.  Ann can provide help with writing.  

  • 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. Kyle
    (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:  RevKyle@HamiltonUnionPresbyterianChurch.org

Administrative Assistant:  hupc@HamiltonUnionPresbyterianChurch.org