Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

All of HUPC is invited to a Zoom Social Hour on Thursday, Oct 15, from 7-8.

John “Mac” McDonald, director of the Guilderland Food pantry will be with us to give a 10-15 minute presentation about where our food and money has been used. He’ll also take questions about the food pantry “from the floor–er, screen.” Before and after his presentation, we’ll just socialize–chat, laugh, smile, giggle, just enjoy each

Topic: PW Zoom Social Hour – Guilderland Food Pantry
Time: Oct 15, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 848 3370 0762

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7:15-8:15 pm – Mission Study:  Stewardship and Fundraisers; Communications, via Zoom.


A church-wide food drive with the same parameters as Oct. 15 above. We’ll collect those food items/funds Sat, Oct 24, again from 1-3 PM. We ARE a generous church, especially when it comes to mission, so I thank you in advance for your continued generosity.


Sunday, Oct. 18, 10:00 am – Hybrid Worship Service begin (Zoom & in-person).  Stay tuned for details.


Tues., Oct. 20, 7:00 for 7:15-8:15 pm –Mission StudyStewardship and Fundraisers; Communications, via Zoom. Link will be provided.


Thurs., Oct 22, 5-6:30 pm – The Mission & Social Witness Team is sponsoring a trip to the Regional Food Bank in Latham. Volunteers can be age 6-69. Participation is limited to 10 people, first come, first served. If you would like to go, please contact Wayne Gannett to sign up.


Sat., Oct. 24, 1-3 pm – Presbyterian Women is sponsoring a Churchwide non-contact food drive in the church parking lot. 


Tues., Oct 27, 10:30 am -12:30 pm – All Women are invited. Presbyterian Women’s Circle Meeting. Lesson 2, Words of Love: Don’t Trivialize My Name and Lesson 3,Words of Love: Remember the Sabbath from the Bible Study, Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandment will be discussed. Extra Study books are available. For questions, contact Charlotte Hasselbarth.



From Fri., Oct. 30 – Sat, Oct 31, Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast will host its Fall/ Triennial Gathering on Zoom. The theme is Empowered to Serve. For more information contact Charlotte Hasselbarth. 


Thurs., November 12 – Good News Newsletter Deadline

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

 Guilderland Food Pantry

The Guilderland Food Pantry is currently in need of canned fruit, dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, and deodorant. For more information, contact Cindy Schultz, HUPC liaison to the Food Pantry, at cschult3@nycap.rr.com, cell 518-253-1062. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Help Wanted

We’re looking for folks to serve as Co-Hosts for the Zoom Sunday worship. It is a fairly easy job. Please let Pastor Janice know if you are willing or interested in doing this! Thanks!

Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Every Sunday, 10:00 am – Online Worship Service, via Zoom. 

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

    Meeting ID:  867 6420 0810 


  • Every Monday, 2:00-3:30 pm – 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



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

Pastor:  pastorhu@HamiltonUnionPresbyterianChurch.org

Administrative Assistant:  hupc@HamiltonUnionPresbyterianChurch.org