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Lenten Services 2024

Lenten Services

Lent is a solemn religious observance commemorating Jesus Christ’s 40 days of fasting and temptation in the wilderness, as recounted in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Observing Lent… Read more »

Earth Care Sunday

Earth Care Sunday comes on April 21st, with a special 11:00 worship service focused on our stewardship of God’s creation. There will be activities for children, refreshments, and a hike… Read more »

It’s Friday

A moving poem by S.M. Lockridge, shared by the Gateway Church.

The Olan Mills Cross

Back in the days when we had physical church directories, they were sometimes produced by Olan Mills, a chain of commercial photographers. This company produced church directories from 1932 to… Read more »

Directory Crosses

Crosses turn up in many places at FUPC. We currently use a digital directory, but for many years we had a physical directory people could keep with their phone books… Read more »

Knox Building Crosses

These button-trimmed crosses are on the wall in Knox building, in the children’s Sunday School area. Two of the crosses are the familiar Latin cross shape, and two have the… Read more »

Jan’s Cross

For this Lent’s theme of “Lift High the Cross,” we have been celebrating all the crosses at FUPC. Today, Jan wore this cross-bedecked Lenten vestment — possibly for the last… Read more »

Phil’s Cross

Pastor Phil sent this photo of a fabric cross prepared for Palm Sunday in Comayagua, Honduras. Phil Butin, who came with his wife Jan as co-pastors in 2010, has been… Read more »

Walkway Crosses

Are the crosses in the FUPC walkway really crosses? That is, were they built with an intention to convey the symbol of the cross? Sometimes we may get meaning from… Read more »

A Crucifix

What’s the difference between a cross and a crucifix? The cross is the symbol we’ve been looking at all through Lent this year, with our theme, “Lift High the Cross.”… Read more »

Bulletin Board Crosses

Seeking all the crosses at FUPC, we found one on the Community bulletin board. Did you know that FUPC has eight bulletin boards in Calvin building alone? Bulletin boards used… Read more »

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