Welcome to

FREEDOM PLAINS UNITED

 
Our Pastor, Rev. Lent welcomes you!
Welcome from our Pastor
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Our

vision

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.

In-Person Worship

Every week a committee of Session is meeting to evaluate, and if need be, adjust our policy.

Moving slowly, cautiously and in compliance with New York State guidelines, we have opened up worship to a small number of in person participants. Each Sunday, we will be allowing 30 people, wearing masks, not singing and socially distanced from people who do not live in your household, to worship in the sanctuary. If more than 30 people show up, we will be providing worship in fellowship hall via projected live stream. This too will be done with the same guidelines as those who worship in the sanctuary. Seating will be first come first seated. We believe that for the time being most of our community will continue worshiping via the livestream that will be provided. We need to discourage people who are “at risk” in this current Covid climate to not attend in person. Being at risk means that you have an underlying health concerns or that you are over 60 years of age. No one will ask your age when you arrive at church, but we encourage everyone to use good judgment when thinking about whether or not you should attend worship in person. Hopefully we will be able to open up more in compliance with New York State and in compliance with our prudent judgment as we move through the months ahead. If you have any questions feel free to call the church and ask. 

Announcements

this month

Dutchess Outreach

Thank you for your continued support of Dutchess Outreach.  Food items needed this month are canned fruit, canned ravioli, hearty soups, coffee (no K-cups please) and hot chocolate.   We can also use non-food items:  toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, baby wipes, and diapers (sizes 4-6).  Monetary donations are always welcome

 

Outreach Committee

JANUARY 27

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.  FPUP Church has promised to provide food on January 27,  February 24, and March 24.  We do not have coordinators for these meals.  Would you like to help with this Mission project, which is more important than ever?  Please look at your calendars and volunteer to coordinate a homeless shelter meal.

Mission Committee

monthly fellowship events

3rd Sunday of every month from 2-4 PM (for winter months)

FEBRUARY SOCIAL SUNDAY -

February 21.  Time: 2-4:P (note change).  The time has changed for the winter months; hoping to maximize sunlight and warmer afternoon temperatures.  Place: Grass area to left of FH parking lot, by the fire pit.

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!

Kristin Fandl

Giving

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

TAKE OUT FISH FRY

February 19th

Between 4PM – 7PM.  Please reserve your pick up time.  Twenty (20) reservations every half hour:  4-4:30; 4:30-5; 5-5:30; 5:30-6; 6-6:30; 6:30-7.  Call the church office to reserve your time slot (845-452-0684).  Menu:  Breaded cod fillet, baked potato, cole slaw, cheesecake.  Adults 15.00 / children under 12 $6.00.  Also available New England clam chowder 16 oz container $5.00.  Please make check out to FPUPC with “Fish Fry” in memo section.  If you wish to pay by cash, we are accepting exact change only.

Melissa Haras

WHAt we do

worship

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.

MISSION

“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. 

Programs

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.

Leadership

We are blessed by faithful leaders and staff who provide support to the congregation in its service to God and the community.

Visit our youtube channel to find sermons by Rev Lent and Rev Finck, musical offerings, children's messages and more!

Our 2021 Pledge Campaign is underway! Grateful for God’s love in Jesus Christ, we make a pledge to support the mission of the church through our congregation.

Freedom Plains United

(845) 452-0684

1168 Route 55 

LaGrangeville, NY 12540

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