Gamboa Union Church was organized about 1940 and the building was contructed in 1951. It is located in Gamboa, a town built in the 1930’s as the home of the dredging division of the Panama Canal. It is 17 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean right next to the Canal. Gamboa Union Church is one of 100 Union churches organized world-wide for English speaking congregations overseas. Presently there is a congregation of 70 people from many different ethnic backgrounds including the Wounan and Embera Indians who live nearby on the Chagres River. Services are in English with Spanish translation.