Worship at UPC
Because each of us worships a little differently, the service is a blend of audio, visual and movement. TV screens at both sides of the sanctuary display words to songs and hymns; the anthem is provided by our Hallelujah Choir, our Praise Band, a solo by a talented vocalist, or an elegant organ or piano piece. Members of the congregation are invited to stand and sit during different portions of the service and occasionally to come forward. The highlight for many of us is the sermon where our pastor shares his thoughts about the relevance and the application of the scriptures to our modern day lives.
We invite you to join us.
United Presbyterian Church of Albany seeks to be a multi-generational congregation that follows Christ and has an impact on our community and world. The church will nurture members, attendees and neighbors and put God’s word into action when and where God calls us to respond. Love, compassion and humility, guide and characterize this church. We use our gifts to support activities and missions and to respond to challenges with love and passion for all.
We recently celebrated the centennial of our beautiful facility and are committed to maintain it for worship and community use. We seek to mindfully respond to the times and enhance worship to the glory of God. The church will reach into the community, engaging children and youth to be of service to God.
We are a long standing church in the community. Church members are active in mission activities, supporting many local community social service organizations, and embarking on both national and international mission service trips. We have an active sewing ministry and music ministry. Children and youth are important to church members and we have had a range of Christian education programs over the years including vacation bible school. Church fellowship is a key feature and includes breakfast fellowship, women’s fellowship activities, senior fellowship activities and transportation. A lay pastoral assistant provides additional outreach to seniors and members. Recently, we celebrated the 100-year centennial of our magnificent historic building. Due to its age, members are committed to its care and maintenance using endowment funds that have been set aside for the building; currently, we are having our glass windows restored. The church is a regular stop during historic tours of the community and often used by community performing groups.