Calling all Party Planners and History Buffs!
If you like parties, planning parties, and/or are interested in history — specifically, HUPC history— your church needs you! Hamilton Union has a big anniversary coming up in the spring of 2024. Our congregation will be 200 years old — a BIG deal!
Hamilton Union Church was formally established in 1824, although there was an active congregation and a church building on our site as early as 1797.
Believe it or not, it is not too early to start thinking about, and planning for this momentous occasion. The Session is looking to form a group to work with appropriate ministry teams to plan and carry out our celebration. Hamilton Union’s history parallels that of the Town of Guilderland, so it is likely that the Town and the Altamont Enterprise would also be very interested in helping promote this significant milestone.
If you are interested and can help us celebrate this event, please contact Kim in the Church Office or Karen Williamson of the Communications Ministry Team on Session. After all, there is no party without a plan — and party planners!
The Purple Pantry is an ongoing mission:
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.
Please find the QR code for HUPC donations pictured below. This is another means of donating to our church. Simply open your camera app on your electronic device as if you were taking a photo of the code. When you do this, a notification with the donation website will appear at the top of your screen.
- Every Sunday at 9:00 am (Summer hours until the week after Labor Day) – 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 the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-456-5410. Kim can provide help with writing.
- The 2nd Thursday of each month – Good News newsletter deadline.
Send articles to Editor Kim Matthews at email@example.com
INSTRUCTIONS – Revised 4/8/20
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. Kyle 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, and the Tech Team 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 123 456 789. Input 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:
- Dial HUPC at 518-456-5410
- 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.)
- 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.)
- Leave your message.
- 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.
Administrative Assistant: hupc@HamiltonUnionPresbyterianChurch.org