Posts By: Rebecca Haden

Communion

Searching for crosses on Presbyterian Hill, you’ll find this cross on communion ware. In the Presbyterian tradition, Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, holds a special place: One of Two Sacraments… Read more »

Bells on the Hill

Beneath the sanctuary cross, the handbell choir is getting ready to present “Lift High the Cross,” a popular processional hymn which is the focus of the Lenten season at FUPC… Read more »

The Clay Bell Memorial Fountain

Another cross on the FUPC campus adorns the Clay Bell Memorial Fountain. Rev. Clay Bell answered the call to preach at FUPC in 1965. He served during the ’60s and… Read more »

The Lenten Banner Cross

The banners welcoming visitors and members to the courtyard change with the seasons. our Lenten banners were designed in 2022 by Debbie Power. Two of the series of four banners… Read more »

The Presbyterian Cross

The cross many people know as the Presbyterian cross has its roots in the Celtic tradition and the Scottish Reformation. The Celtic cross is characterized by a circle around the… Read more »

The Choir Room Cross

The FUPC music program has been a high priority of the church from the beginning. At one time, the church had five choirs, as well as adult and youth handbell… Read more »

Stained Glass

The stained glass window in Fellowship Hall includes a stylized cross. Fellowship Hall was used for worship services when the church was first built. Each family was asked to buy… Read more »

The Gathering Place Cross

The Gathering Place is a new name and use for the narthex of the church. What’s a narthex? It’s an enclosed gathering space opposite the main altar of a church,… Read more »

Kristi’s Cross

Kristi, Director of Christian Education, is another staff member with a cross in her office. In fact, she has more than one. The one pictured was given to Kristi by… Read more »

The Classroom Cross

Many of the crosses at FUPC are carved from wood. One example is this unusual design, which can be found hanging between the Sunday School classrooms in the Calvin Building…. Read more »