First Presbyterian Church of Chittenango

In these days of so much sickness, despair, financial crisis and war, there is an ever present need for us to share the Love of God, give words of encouragement, and pray for one another. The Prayer Bear Ministry is one way God is using the Church Deacons to bring His love to those in need. This ministry originated in loving memory of Don Hallchurch, brother of Edie Pinager. 

Each Prayer Bear wears a prayer tag that reads, "This is a Prayer Bear from the first Presbyterian Church of Chittenango. It has been in the sanctuary during services for one month absorbing the love and prayers of our faith community. Now it brings these caring thoughts to you." 

These bears are a gift. It is not necessary to "pay" for a bear. However, if you feel led to donate a bear. please bring to the office or indicate on your donation that this is for the Prayer Bear Ministry. We can always use more bears for this ministry as there is always room for another bear. 

If you take a bear, please sign the "Prayer Bear" Gift Sheet. This allows us an opportunity to place the recipient on the Prayer Request sheet and pray for them in the coming weeks. 


9:00 am - Worship
10:00 am - Coffee Hour (September - June)
10:15 am - Sunday School for children & adults (September - June)