Faith for All TimesWhat do the oldest public building in Oneida County and one of the county’s most vibrant Christian ministries of the 21st century have in common?
Our church building — today a landmark in the village square — was constructed in 1792 as the meeting house of the First Religious Society of Whitestown, the municipality of which New Hartford was then a part. Our founders were briefly a Congregational Society, but joined the Presbyterian Church in 1801.
Early ownership of the land on which our building stands can be traced to George Washington and George Clinton, who received it as a reward for service to their country. In about 1790 the property was acquired by Jedediah Sanger, who donated the site on which the church was built.
A Center of Worship, Fellowship and ServiceAs historic as the building might be, the essence of New Hartford Presbyterian Church is and always has been the body of Christian believers who gather within its walls.
Today we blend the traditional with the contemporary in a ministry that is powerful, relevant — and still growing.
- We worship and nurture our faith.
- We celebrate and enjoy fellowship.
- We reach out to others.
- We encourage and comfort one another.
- We laugh and sometimes we cry together.
Who are We?Our members come from all walks of life: men, women, children; families and individuals of all ages.
We live in communities across Central New York and have a variety of faith backgrounds. Some of us are lifelong Presbyterians, some had their roots in other denominations or branches of Christianity, and some are experiencing the Christian faith for the first time.
Becoming a Member
Joining New Hartford Presbyterian Church is not difficult or complicated. If you would like to know more about the process or would like to attend an upcoming informational session, simply contact the church office. We would like to welcome you to our growing church family.
New Hartford Presbyterian Church
45 Genesee Street
New Hartford, New York 13413
315-732-1139 • Fax 315-732-1130
The Reverend Dr. Stephen R. Melton — Interim Pastor
James Hanosh — Minister of Music
Rosemary Walters — Office Manager
Office Hours — 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Monday—Friday
Regular Sunday Worship — 10:30
Sunday School for All Ages (September through June) — 9:30
Summer Worship — 9:30
Nursery & Child Care Provided
In addition to our regular worship and Sunday school schedules, church life at New Hartford Presbyterian is filled with other ongoing events and activities on a weekly, monthly and seasonal basis. For more details, see our weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter (Hear the Good News!!) or contact the church office.