FREEDOM PLAINS UNITED
We are a vibrant community church at the crossroads of our modern changing world. As a congregation from varied backgrounds, we work and worship cooperatively to bring others and ourselves closer to God. Through the spirit of Christ we are connected to our worldwide church family by stewardship, commitment, mission outreach, and educational opportunities.
Pictured above: Members and friends of the congregation gathered in September, 2015, to break ground for the construction of our new Fellowship Hall.
statement of inclusivity
Convinced of God’s Grace, we affirm that there can be no exclusiveness in the body of Christ. We welcome all regardless of race, ethnic heritage, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic standing; and we encourage the full participation of all in the life of our congregation.
Every week a committee of Session is meeting to evaluate, and if need be, adjust our policy.
OUR COVID PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP HAS CHANGED. We will require masks to be worn in worship services for the time being. The policy while in the building - "Those who are Unvaccinated MUST WEAR A MASK, Those who are vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask".
We will be continuing our live-stream service as well.
Our congregation has many things to say about happenings in the life of our church. The community blog is a place to find out what we are up to and how the Spirit is moving among us! Here are some of our recent articles:
Thank you for your food and monetary donations to Dutchess Outreach. Hearty soups, canned vegetables and fruits, ravioli, chili, rice, cereal, powdered milk, and coffee are welcome. Snacks like granola bars, raisins, cookies and crackers help to break the winter/pandemic doldrums.
Gail Webster House
FPUP Church provides food for evening meals for between 80 and 110 adults on the fourth Wednesday of every month in Poughkeepsie for the Gail Webster House. The clients have been housed at a larger site since the spring. Transitional housing is still taking place at the previous facility. If you would like to help with this Mission project - which is more important than even - please contact the church office (452-0684) or any member of the Mission Committee.
Another way to support Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church's commitment to provide a monthly meal for the Homeless Shelter is to make a monetary donation. Donate any amount to FPUPC and put "Homeless Shelter Meal" in the "Other" category when giving online or in the memo line if donating by check. All donation amounts are appreciated. It costs Hudson River Housing $300 for one meal for up to 100 people. So, 12 $25 donations or 6 $50 donations will provide funds for one evening meal. We will keep you posted on how donations are going. The FPUP Church Mission Committee.
3rd Sunday of every month from 4-6 PM
We will not be having any Social Sunday activities in June, July or August. Enjoy your summer; see you in September.
Time: 4-6 PM. Place: Grass area to left of FH parking lot, by the fire pit.
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!
Ways to Give During this Time:
If you wish to be able to continue your financial support during these days, the following options are available to you.
1. Go to our donations page and click "Online Giving"
2. Mail in your contribution to:
PO Box 400
Lagrangeville, NY 12540
3. Set up Bill pay option with your bank checking account.
Freedom Plains United
Community Yard Sale
Saturday, Sept. 25th 9-3 PM (rain or shine)
Since there is no ASP Rummage Sale this fall, we have set up a Church Community Yard Sale at Freedom Plains Church. Bring all the stuff you would have donated to the Rummage Sale and sell it yourself at our Yard Sale. Reserve your free space to sell all that clutter. Saturday, September 25th - 9am-3pm (rain or shine). The Community Yard Sale will be on the front lawn of the church. Sign up to reserve your space. This will be a Social Distancing event and masks are required for the participants and the customers. For more information, contact Jen Barry at: email@example.com or call her at 845-473-5421. ANY ITEMS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT CHURCH ON THE MORNING OF SEPT. 25. NOT ANY EARLIER. Please NO FURNITURE! Thank you.
Deacons Care Packages
The Deacons want to recognize and remember our college students and military personnel. We will be mailing out care packages on October 22. Can you donate Halloween candy? We also need the contact information for all students and armed forces members. Feel free to call, text or email: Annvida@yahoo.com or 214-738-9240. Hope on a Mission is still in need of PERSONAL/SAMPLE size hygiene products. They may be left in the collection basket in front of the sanctuary.
WHAt we do
Freedom Plains United is fortunate to be blessed with a wide variety of musical talent, which enriches our worship. Our Sunday service can be found at 10am each Sunday online and, with limited numbers, in-person.
“Through God, all things are possible.” The mission outreach of our church seeks to faithfully address the many needs of our community: both locally and globally.
Our church has many programs that help us grow in faith. From our School of Sacred Music to our Sunday school, we are a community centered in faith formation.