Upcoming Events

The Worship and Congregational Life Committees hope you will consider joining them to help decorate the church on Sunday, December 5th. They look forward to this opportunity of fellowship as we prepare to celebrate Christmas in the sanctuary.  A Pizza lunch will be served

 

 

The Schenectady City Mission is again holding a Coat Drive this year to keep our neighbors warm this winter. New and gently used coats for men, women, and children are needed in all sizes. Coats will collected in the church parking lot on Sunday, December 5th between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Please contact Cindy Schultz if you have any questions.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Sun, Nov 21 – Sun, Dec 12– Mitten Tree Collection. We will be collecting new (handmade or purchased) gloves, mittens, scarves and hats for the New Faith Program for Women at the Capital City Rescue Mission, The Family Life Center at the Schenectady City Mission and Brian Nitsky’s Living Resources Group Home, where there are 5 adult men plus the Guilderland Food Pantry. Donations can be placed in the Food Pantry Collection box outside of the Christian Education Building, in the box at the top of the stairs in the Christian Education Building or on the tree in back of sanctuary.

 

The Mission Team announces the next volunteer opportunities at the Regional Food Bank to sort donated food: Thursday, December 16 from 5 to 6:30 PM. We will have up to 9 slots available, first come, first served. NO sandals or open toe shoes! We are working in a warehouse. A good opportunity to serve the community, and the work is not difficult. If you are interested, please contact Wayne Gannett to sign up.

Interesting facts from the 2020 Regional Food Bank Impact Report:
The Food Bank distributed 55,781,898 pounds of food in 23 counties, the equivalent of 46 million meals – nearly 40% more than in 2019.
More than 80% of distributed food is comprised of healthy staples like fruits and vegetables, grains, dairy, meat, and other protein.
The Food Bank opened an additional refrigerated warehouse in 2020 to manage the increased flow of fresh meat, dairy, and produce.
72,000 pounds of produce were harvested for member agencies from the Food Bank’s Patroon Land

An Important Message from Your Session

Since Albany County currently has high transmission rates of Covid 19, the CDC recommends indoor masking and social distancing for everyone, vaccinated or not. To protect our members and friends, Hamilton Union will follow this guidance. Thank you for wearing your mask and social distancing at all indoor congregational gatherings, including worship, and also for wearing a mask at all times inside our buildings.

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 jarred tomato sauce, beef stew, juice, jelly, canned fruit, deodorant, shampoo, hand soap, paper towels, and laundry and dish detergent. Cash donations can be sent to the Guilderland Food Pantry, 4 Charles Park, Guilderland, NY 12084. Donations of food, household, and personal care products can be brought to the Pantry at Charles Park, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Non-perishable items can be placed in the bin in front of the HUPC Education Building, and the bin next to the Food Pantry entrance. For more information, contact Cindy Schultz, HUPC liaison to the Food Pantry.

 

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!

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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

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

OR

– 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

or

hu-pc.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