2020 by Amber Congregational Church

Our church is located in the hamlet of Amber on beautiful Otisco Lake in New York.

Established 1824

About

We are proud of our community and glad to be a part of Amber, New York. To us, it is home—a place to settle down and raise a family, to sink down roots, and grow strong together.

As the only church in Amber, we feel a special responsibility to contribute to the community life. In particular we seek to provide a place and a program for the public worship of God.

 

Of course, there are other services we attempt to provide, but this remains our central focus. We welcome you to join us.

Mission Links

We are pleased to support many important local, nationwide and foreign ministries with our prayers and financial contributions.

 

We encourage you to check them out and become better informed regarding their ministries and to keep current with their prayer needs by visiting their websites regularly.

His Mansion

Teen Challenge

New Hope Family Services

Mars Hill Christian Radio

Radio Bible Class

Syracuse Young LIfe West

Schools for Haiti

TEAMS for Medical Missions

Sundays are just the beginning

We have a schedule of events that extend across the whole week.  

Make new friends, serve your neighbor, and grow in faith.

Share a meal and fellowshio at Saturday Supper Club

Invest in our community through love in action with our Homeless packs.

You will feel a genuine sense of belonging when you attend our bible-based services, join a small group or be inspired and grow through Jesus at weekly bible study.

Raise your voice with our choir, a small unique small group.

Our History

In 1824 , the people of Amber established a Religious Society and erected a Meeting House in order to provide a place for Christian worship in the community. Initially arrangements were made with nearby churches to ensure that an ordained minister be available to conduct weekly worship, preach and officiate the sacraments of the church.

 

All denominations were welcome to use the building although the Methodist-Episcopal Church was the only one to do so on a regular basis. The Amber Religious Society was reorganized in 1918 as a Congregational Church. The change from society to church was more a statement of our identity than a change of direction.

 

The original focus remains the same. We still seek to provide to all people in our community a place for the public worship of God. 

May We Pray For you

It is our honor and desire to pray for you. If we can support you through prayer, please let us know.

The Church as a Safe Place

Six Discussion Points that address the church as a safe place where all can be open about their struggles on divisive issues without fear of ridicule or shame.  Read More

Counseling Offered

Sue Ellen Harris, LCSW-R has opened a counseling practice here at the church and will be taking appointments at 696-8521. Mrs. Harris is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of professional experience addressing oppositional behavior in children and youth, improving marital communication and family functioning, and treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and complicated grief. She will also be holding periodic informational sessions to the general public on a variety of counseling issues. She practices a sliding scale fee structure.

Movie "JESUS"

Have you been to Sight and Sound for any of their musical performances of biblical theater? They really are something to be experienced as they bring the Bible stories to life in a tremendous stage setting. The drawback is that the theater is in Lancaster, PA, a good four or five hour drive. But surprise, surprise, the theater is coming to us. They have filmed their live performance of “Jesus” and are making it available to movie theaters across the country at Eastertime. The local Marcus Theater at the Camillus Movie Tavern in Township 5 is showing the film on April 7,9 & 11.

 

The Fun Committee would like to offer this as a church outing opportunity and try to get a group together to attend. Ticket prices are $15. The Committee is suggesting that we do the Saturday, April 11 matinee at 12:55 p.m. This would be both a weekend and a daylight time for those not wanting to drive at night. If you are interested, please contact Lynn LaFrance (315-480- 0696, or lynn_lafrance@yahoo.com). We will need to make reservations in advance so register you interest with Lynn soon.

 

This would also be a great opportunity to invite a friend or family member to join you. The message of the gospel is clearly presented in the performance so you could use it as a means of outreach to those who don’t yet know Jesus.