WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAYS
Sunday services at the Fellowship begin at 10:30am and run until about 11:45am. We are located at 67 South Randolph Avenue in the City of Poughkeepsie. For contact information and directions, click here.
Three out of four Sunday services in any given month are led by Reverend LeFlore. Sunday services not led by Reverend LeFlore are coordinated by the Program Committee, and include offerings from the Lifespan Faith Development Committee (religious education), Spiral Web, member panels, guest ministers and other interesting speakers.
Sunday services typically include opening words,
welcome & announcements, the chalice lighting, an opening song, "Words For All Ages," the singing of the children to their classes, candles of joy & sorrow, the passing of the collection plate (accompanied by a hymn), the sermon, an opportunity for congregational reflection, a closing song, and closing words.
On most Sundays, children and youth stay in the sanctuary for the first twenty minutes of the service. "Words for All Ages," usually in the form of a story, often told by the Minister, concludes their time in the sanctuary, and they are then released to go to Sunday School. Several times a year, there will be a multi- generational service when the children and youth remain in the sanctuary and we all worship together.
Following the worship service is the Fellowship Hour, a social hour during which refreshments, including Fair Trade coffee and tea, are served. On the third Sunday of every month, we also host Third Sunday Lunch. Learn more about Fellowship Hour and Third Sunday Lunch by clicking here.