Our Mission:

Community

Welcome to Schoharie United Presbyterian Church!

Whatever your religious background and however you have come to be here, we're glad you found us!

We invite you to stay a while, have a look around the site and see what our Church Community and Ministry is all about...

 
 
 
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Our Mission

"We, the members of United Presbyterian Church of Schoharie, are a caring congregation of diverse people who love, trust, and obey Jesus Christ. As such, we are the body that carries out Christ's teachings in the world today. Therefore, we intend to continue to provide a place for worship and christian education, to encourage the community to participate with us, and to reach out to those in need."

~Schoharie United Presbyterian Church's Mission Statement

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Our Worship

Worship is at the heart of who we are here at Schoharie United Presbyterian Church. We believe the purpose of worship is to glorify God, and celebrate what God is doing within our lives and our community. In worship, we demonstrate the powerful vision God has for all of humanity - the way God has designed us to live together in harmony with others and with all the created order.

We love to worship & praise God, and you can find us doing just that all year...in our Sanctuary, out in the Streets, or under our Pavilion on a warm sunny day!

Traditional Worship service:

10:30 AM Sunday Morning September-June, Sanctuary

9:45 AM Sunday Morning July & August, Pavilion

This Sunday in Worship:

 

275+

Years Serving Schoharie Valley

Established as a worshiping community of the Paletine refugees in the early 1700’s, the first pastor called to the congregation was Reverend Peter Nicklas Sommer in 1742.

 

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Pastors over the years

Over the many years this congregation has had pastors from different denominations, Lutheran, Methodist, Reformed, and the current Presbyterian.

 
 

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God at the heart of the service

Through all the changes, trying times, and joyful celebrations, there has always been One God at the heart of the service of the church.

 
 

Our Affiliations

Since 1960 when the church voted to adopt the Presbyterian denomination, instead of choosing between either the Lutheran or the Methodist affiliations that were concurrent with the name of the congregation, United Presbyterian Church in Schoharie has been a member of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.

 

albany presbytery

Schoharie United Presbyterian Church is within the boundaries of the Albany Presbytery.
 

Lutheran CemetEry

The Lutheran Cemetery sits on the hill behind the church. The cemetery is old, as old as the settlers of the valley, and many local families have members buried under it’s shady pines. The members of SUPC are the stewards of the cemetery.

Synod of the Northeast

As a member of the Albany Presbytery, we therefore also fall within the auspices of the Synod of the Northeast
 

Carlisle Presbyterian Church

Over the past few years SUPC and Carlisle Presbyterian Church have had the opportunity to combine ministries. Stay tuned for Carlisle staples like Chicken & Biscuits Dinners and Hymn Sings.

 
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Get Involved

Does the United Presbyterian Church in Schoharie sound like a place you would like to check out? Come worship with us on Sunday, stop in during one of our dinners or other outreach events, or volunteer for one of our community ministries. We would love to have you join us.

 

Sign Up For a Program

In Advent, we will have an Advent Choir. Rehearsal will be Sunday Morning at 9:30 am, to sing a carol in that day’s worship service. Singers of all ability welcome!

Volunteer opportunities

The Food Pantry is always looking for new volunteers. Call the church office for more information about this important ministry!

Make a Donation

Stewardship Sunday is coming up! Keep an eye on your mailboxes for the opportunity to make a pledge to support this community.

We plan to be able to offer online donation service shortly.