The Preservation Association of the Southern Tier, (PAST) Tour Event

First Congregational Church is on the Sacred Sites Tour this year- May 17th, 2015 11:30-1:30pm.  We will have tours going through our beautiful church while  sharing some of our history.   We will also have refreshments available in the parlor.

  • First Congregational Church Established September 25,1836
  • Church Building Dedicated August 17,1869
Stained Glass Windows on South Wall of Sanctuary
Stained Glass Windows on South Wall of Sanctuary
High View of Organ
High View of Organ
Sanctuary Altar
Sanctuary Altar


Links to more historic information about the church

 A Brief History

First Congregational Church – Binghamton, NY – Continental Reformed and Congregational Church Sites on
First Congregational Church of Binghamton on website

Come to Funday School “where every Sunday is a Funday”

Come to Funday School “where every Sunday is a Funday”

*Children bring unique gifts of wonder, excitement and creativity that can make worship more meaningful for all.

*Children have important things to teach us about God. Children worship with each new discovery in their lives with reverence, adoration, respect, love awe and praise.

We invite you and your children to become a part of a community that laughs together, cries together, struggles together and worships together.

The following are some reasons why church matters to kids:

  1. The church matters (deeply) to Jesus.
  2. The church is his body and kids matter deeply to Jesus.
  3. Jesus wants to run to our kids and embrace them as his own children through love and prayers, song and praise.
  4. The church matters because your kids matter to Jesus, and through his church, Jesus blesses them.
  5. If Jesus matters to us, then what matters to Jesus will matter to us.


Seasons of creation will begin in September with the following lessons
  • Forest Sunday
  • Land Sunday
  • Wilderness Sunday
  • River Sunday

Where each Sunday will evoke a connection with the story of Genesis

*Please note that Sunday Service starts at 10 Am and Children are encouraged to stay with their parents/caretaker until the end of the first Hymnal when we leave for Sunday school. Sunday School is typically over at 11:30 PM

“Let the little children come to me for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” Matthew 19:14

Sunday School is Fun

Feel free to contact the church office at 607-723-8981 with any questions.  We look forward to educating, enlightening and inspiring your children to experience God’s Love.

The Coming Interspiritual Age Conference with Kurt Johnson

Spiritual Evolution: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Location: First Congregational Church, 30 Main St. Binghamton


April 24th, April 25th, April 26th, 2015


Friday, April 24

9 am-12pm and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm

  • What is Inter-Spirituality
  • Before Inter-Spirituality
  • Origins of Inter-Spirituality
  • Emergence of Current Spirituality
  • Science and Spirituality
  • Why Inter-Spirituality
  • Evolution and Spirituality
  • The Necessity for Inter-Spirituality

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Meditation/Satsang Circle

Saturday, April 25

9 am-12pm and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm

  • Inter-Spirituality in our Pluralistic Society
  • Inter-Spirituality as a Spiritual path
  • Practical Inter-Spirituality
  • Inter-spiritual Prayer & Meditation
  • Church/Community
  • The Coming Inter-Spiritual age
  • Overcoming Darkness
  • Stages of Human Consciousness

7 pm – 830 pm

Meditation/Satsang Circle

Sunday, April 26

10 am – 11:30 am

Inter-Spirituality, Ecology and Peace
and Worship

Kurt Johnson

Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson is well known internationally as a scientist, comparative religionist, social activist and former monastic. With a PhD in evolution, ecology, systematics, and comparative biology, plus extensive training in comparative religion and philosophy, he was associated professionally for twenty years with the American Museum of Natural History and also the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Ordained in three spiritual traditions, he is widely regarded as the closest associate of Brother Wayne Teasdale, the founder of the modern “interspiritual movement,” and works also with the international Contemplative
Alliance and Father Thomas Keating, founder of the Centering Prayer Movement. In science, Dr. Johnson has published over 200 professional articles and seven books on evolution and ecology. His popular book Nabokov’s Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a literary Genius (co-authored with New York Times journalist Steve Coates) was a “ten best” book in science in 2000 at Booklist, library Journal, the Washington Post and HMS Beagle and “Editor’s Choice for 1999” at The Seattle Times. Johnson and Teasdale cofounded the international Inter-Spiritual Dialogue association in 2002, which presented at the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions and
then expanded to become the virtual inter-Spiritual Multiplex web resource.

THE COMING INTERSPIRITUAL AGE by Kurt Johnson and David Robert Ord, Namaste Publishing, now available

For questions about this event please call our office at 607-723-8981