Faith United Church, Oswego, New York
Faith United Church, Oswego, New York
United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church USA
  • "No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at Faith United Church."

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Welcome to Faith United Church

Faith United is a multi-denominational (PCUSA and UCC) community of believers serving in the lake shore community of Oswego, New York. Our Mission to the community is an active focus on both physical hunger (Souper Bowl of Caring,  collections of food for our local food pantry) and spiritual needs (weekly and special worship services) and a church building that is totally handicap accessible, hearing amplified, and ecologically friendly.


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​Sunday Worship

Worship Service: 9:15 am

Coffee Hour/Fellowship: 10:20 am

Adult Study: 10:45 am

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For a sample bulletin from a recent Sunday worship service, click here.

To listen to recorded sermons

click here.

How to Find Us

Our street address:


Faith United Church

12 Mark Fitzgibbons Drive

Oswego, New York 13126

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​Upcoming Events

Due to the pandemic, events that would have been held in the church building have either been cancelled or postponed.

For example: After much thought and consideration, it is with regret that we have cancelled our church's annual yard sale for this year.  We do plan on having one in the spring of 2021.

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Announcements

We Have a New Method for Making Electronic Donations to Faith United Church

The Presbyterian Foundation, in cooperation with Vanco Payment Solutions has provided us with a new way to make electronic donations to Faith United Church.  With this new method, you now have to ability to schedule regular automatic donations, or to make individual, one time donations to the church's general fund or to the building fund (or both) as you wish.  For details, please see our donation page.

Future Plans for Reopening

    On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the church Commission met to discuss possible plans for reopening our church building.  After taking into consideration the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in Oswego County, the State and denominational health and safety guidelines, and the limited capacity of our church sanctuary, the Commission made the following decision.  

  1.  The church building shall remain closed to in-person worship services until the end of the summer.  We will continue to worship via the video conferencing app Zoom for the foreseeable future. The Zoom worship service shall continue to be a "combined" service for people in both the Bristol Hill and Faith United congregations.  People without an Internet connection can participate by calling in.  See below.
  2. We encourage those participating in church programs and in committee work to do so remotely using Zoom, email, telephone, or by other means. 
  3. We will look again at the possibility of reopening the building in the fall, but always with the health and well being of our congregation in mind.
How to join us on Zoom

Pentecost Offering Deadline Extended

The deadline for making gifts to the Pentecost/Strengthen the Church Offering has been extended to August 23rd.  To find out more about how each denomination makes use of these dollars, and how to make a donation, please visit our Outreach page.

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Adult Study


On Sunday, August 30th, we will hold the second of our summer book discussions of Thomas Mullen's The Last Town on Earth.  This is a historical novel, set in a remote logging town in the Pacific Northwest in the year 1918.  The inhabitants of a particular town decide to reverse quarantine themselves to keep the Spanish flu at bay, allowing no one to enter or leave the town.  In their isolation, townspeople fall victim to their own speculations, fueling rumors and fears.  Then, they are faced with a moral dilemma when no one but two strangers approach the town looking for food and shelter, one of whom appears to be ill.  Our first discussion session had focused only on the first half of the novel.  In this final discussion, we will consider the novel in its entirety.  The discussion will begin at 10:45 am on a continuation of the Zoom worship session.

Our COVID-19 response

We live-stream our worship service

     Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we are currently unable to host traditional in-person worship within our building.  However, you can join us from wherever you may be  for our Streamed Worship Service via the Zoom app.  

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Discussion groups are on-line.

     You are welcome to join our Sunday Adult Study discussion session via Zoom.  Please send your request to faithunited1@gmail.com.  In return, via email, you will receive discussion materials and a Zoom link for the session.

    Our church's Spirituality Group is also meeting remotely via Zoom.  For more information please email: secretary@faithunitedoswego.org

We accept electronic donations.

     Our building may be temporarily closed, but the church's work continues and we still have to pay our bills.  We encourage you to continue to submit your contributions (offerings) to us.  You may send them to us via the U.S. postal service or electronically.

How to make an on-line donation

​A Message From Our Pastor, Andy Hinman

    Welcome to Faith United Church of Oswego. As the new settled Pastor, my goal is to continue this congregation’s long standing commitment of providing congregants, visitors, and those longing for acceptance an open and welcoming experience.

    We are all in various stages of navigating a life journey that will contain all kinds of obstacles, some of which may shake our core beliefs. However, in those times of hardship God is present placing loving miracles to lift us up and remind us that we are unconditionally loved and accepted. As a community that accepts and reciprocates the teachings and love of Jesus Christ, Faith United is a safe haven free of judgment in which all can come together to live in the renewed hope of Christ.

    In the safety of community, we have the opportunity to learn Christ’s teachings while applying what we learn to our own lives.This means that we must be open to being uncomfortable at times, as we realize that we are ever changing individuals exploring and uncovering the talents God has placed within us, sharing those gifts with the community and world around us to uplift and build up those in need.

How to join Sunday morning services on Zoom

If you would like to join our new live stream service offering, please join us at 9:15am Sunday morning.

There are two ways to join:
1. Click on the following link from your smart phone or computer: https://zoom.us/j/207196571
a. If you have not used the Zoom application in the past, you will be asked to download and install this free application.
b. Once Zoom has been installed, you will be connected to the worship service (you may have to re click on the above link if you are not automatically joined)
c. You will be prompted whether or not you would like to share your video and audio; this decision is completely up to you and will not impact your ability to see or hear the worship service.
d. I am sorry that we will not have live support available to assist you during this process, but please email me with questions or difficulties you encounter so that these can be addressed for future services.
2. Join the worship service over traditional phone service (no video but you will be able to hear the worship service) Warning: long distance charges may apply depending on your phone plan!!
2. Join the worship service over traditional phone service (no video but you will be able to hear the worship service) Warning: long distance charges may apply depending on your phone plan!!
a. For this option, please dial one of the following numbers and follow the prompts:

i. Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 207 196 571

​How to Find Us

Faith United Church is located on the south side of Mark Fitzbibbons Drive next to Oswego Middle School. Our building is totally handicapped accessible with off-street parking available.

Working Hours

Secretary: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri. 10am - 2pm

Pastor: Mon. - Wed. 10 am - 2 pm

​Where are we?

​Email

12 Mark Fitzgibbons Drive

Oswego, NY 13126

Phone: 315 343-3480

secretary@faithunitedoswego.org

faithunited1@gmail.com

Driving Directions:

From the south on state rte.481:

 
Turn left at the first traffic signal on to Utica St.
Turn left at the second traffic signal on to W. 5th St.
Travel south on W. 5th St. for 1.4 miles.
Turn left on Mark Fitzgibbons Dr.
Travel 0.2 mile, church is on right.

From the east on state rte.104:


Drive to the center of town, crossing the Oswego River.

Turn left at the 3rd traffic signal after the bridge on to W. 5th St.

Travel south on W. 5th St. for 1.7miles.

Turn left on Mark Fitzgibbons Dr.

Travel 0.2 mile, church is on right.

From the west on state rte. 104:

Enter city of Oswego on rte. 104.

Continue on rte. 104 until you reach W. 5th St. Turn right.

Travel south on W. 5th St. for 1.7 miles.

Turn left on Mark Fitzgibbons Dr.