About UPT

Formed in 2009, we're an affiliation of nine Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations in Rochester NY with a total membership of about 2,000. We're located in the urban center of our five-county region of 1 million people and our city of about 210,000. We feel the opportunity and responsibility to serve this urban center given its challenges, which are common to many U.S. cities.

We support ourselves through collegiality among clergy and lay people.

We engage in the community. Please review the "Programs" and "Projects" tabs at the left for a view of our current activity.

We connect with our presbytery including its training and outreach projects.

We have no office or staff, beyond the facilities of our participating churches.

Our projects include:

  • Exploring how we might help improve education in our core city
  • Raising awareness of food scarcity and hunger
  • Combating racism
  • Improving police-community relations
  • Collegiality and mutual support among pastors and lay people

This 2010 article from the Presbyterian News Service gives more information about our origins: "'Urban Presbyterians Together' wants spirituality to meet city's needs, create better future."