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.
We are excited and encouraged that our Covid protocols continue to change and loosen up due to the vaccine's impact and the improving numbers of Covid cases in our county. As a result when you come to church now you will be met with a sign that says:
"If you are fully vaccinated you may choose to not wear a mask.
If you are not vaccinated you must wear a mask."
This is the new rule for worship at Freedom Plains with one exception. When singing in church we will, for the time being, ask everyone to still wear a mask.
Of course, we will be continuing to live stream the 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.
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
3rd Sunday of every month from 4-6 PM
We will not be having any Social Sunday activities in June or July.
They will resume again in August with a church picnic.
Enjoy your summer; see you August 22.
Time: 4-6 PM. Place: Grass area to left of FH parking lot, by the fire pit.
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!
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.
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.