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Blessed with Young People

13. July 2015

Columns, Congregation of the Month,


Christian Heritage RPC

Location: Endicott, N.Y.

Organized: 2014

Members: 11 communicant; 7 baptized

Pastor: Doug Chamberlain


What is left when major employers leave and then the city is devastated by three floods? Faithful believers.

The Christian Heritage RP Church is the legacy of much work in the greater Binghamton area of New York. Established as a mission church after a devastating flood, our small group has remained faithful to the kingdom of our Lord. Pastor Arthur Fawthrop carried on the work long after his stated retirement and kept the light shining in Endicott.

In April 2014, Cory Valentine was elected as an elder, and the church became an organized congregation. Doug Chamberlain was appointed as pastor. The facility we rent from the United Methodist Church suits our needs very well. He has also brought many visitors to our services, some of whom have continued to become a part of our body. Our adult Sabbath School recently completed a look at what it means to be a church member, and our hope is that the body will grow by encouraging one another to use the gifts that God has given.

The first thing that a visitor usually notices about our congregation is the abundance of children. We have been blessed with a vibrant group of young people ...

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