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 have opened up in person worship, masks optional with the exception of masks must be work for singing for the time being.
We will also continue to livestream the service.
OUR COVID PROTOCOL FOR WORSHIP/BUILDING - Masks are optional while in the building.
Please continue to pray for our county, our country, our world and our church as we move forward past this time of Pandemic.
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:
Lunch and Bake Sale
The Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church will have a flea market, lunch and bake sale on Saturday, May 21 from
9 AM to 3 PM, rain or shine.
The church is at 1168 Route 55, Lagrangeville, on the corner of Route 55 and Stringham Road, across from Arlington High School. Proceeds benefit the youth Appalachian service project mission trip. Call 845-452-0684 for more information.
Coffee Hour Renewal!!
On your assigned Sunday, please bring in 1 or 2 food items and drop off in the kitchen before the 10:00 AM Service.
If you will not be in church on your assigned Sunday, you may drop off your food item anytime over the weekend.
1st Sunday of the Month
A thru F
2nd Sunday of the Month
G thru L
3rd Sunday of the Month
M thru R
4th Sunday of the Month
S thru Z
5th Sundays: “Groups”
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
Thank you for your food and monetary donations to Dutchess Outreach.
One of the most requested items in the food pantry is toilet paper. It is not available at the food bank. Please donate a package so that we might provide our clients with a roll or two. We also need your used egg cartons to package donated eggs that are delivered in open cartons.
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.
Social Sundays -
3rd Sunday of every month from 4 - 6 PM
The next Social Sunday is scheduled for May 15th from 4 - 6 PM.
For those interested, please consider bringing an appetizer to share. We will provide hot chocolate. Feel free to bring other foods or beverages you might enjoy by the fire. There will be games and activities for all ages. Bring your own chairs to sit by the fire.
Smile for Freedom Plains United
You can help Freedom Plains United when you’re shopping on amazon.com. Join the Amazon Smile program – Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice when you shop at smile.amazon. So start by going to smile.amazon.com and when prompted, type in Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church as the worthy cause you’d like to support. It’s that simple!
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.