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Faith Assembly Church to Present Fully Orchestrated Easter Cantata: “At the Cross”

The 2016 Faith Assembly Church Easter Cantata

Live Production Poignantly Walks the Audience Through the Events of Holy Week and Features a Fifty Member Choir, Thirty Piece Orchestra, Solo Performances and Selected Videos

POUGHKEEPSIE – Faith Assembly Church in Poughkeepsie will be presenting a live Easter performance entitled, “At the Cross”. The free and open to the public presentation will run both Saturday evening, April 8th and Sunday evening April 9th will feature a fifty-member choir and a thirty-piece orchestra that is made up of music professionals from throughout the Hudson Valley. Under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Edward Jones and the musical direction of Rev. Kreg Godfrey, “At the Cross” showcases a mixture of expressive, reverent and upbeat songs interwoven with selected videos that conveys, and helps the audience ponder, the magnitude, meaning and hope that is associated with the events leading up to Easter Sunday.

“We normally remember the events of Holy Week leading up to the Easter Resurrection and while that is fitting, we often gloss over how the finished work of the Cross impacts our lives today,” said Musical Director, Kreg Godfrey. “Jesus’ redeeming sacrifice presents us clean before God, and the reality of new life empowers us to live that life before the world.”

“Each year we have such a positive response to our annual Cantata from both church members and those who live in the community who join us for the Easter production, “said the Reverend Edward Jones. “Meeting new friends and sharing the many things Faith Assembly has to offer is big part of who we are as a congregation.”

WHO: Faith Assembly Church

50 Member Choir

30 Member Community Orchestra

WHAT: Original Easter Celebration Presentation, “At the Cross”

WHEN: Saturday, April 9th, 2017 6:00 pm

Sunday, April 10th, 2017 6:00 pm

WHERE: Faith Assembly Church (Spackenkill Campus)

254 Spackenkill Road

Poughkeepsie, New York

Event is open to the community and free of charge.

Free tickets are available or just show up and enjoy the production.

* Again, Please note the Easter production will be performed at the church building located on 254 Spackenkill Road.




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Men’s Group Utilize Skills in the Preservation and Restoration of Safe and Durable Housing to Those Living in City of Poughkeepsie and Surrounding Areas
November 6, 2016


New porch after Faith Assembly Men’s group volunteers complete reconstruction
of the structure for “Make a Difference Day”.

POUGHKEEPSIE – For the third straight year members of the Shift Men’s Ministry at Faith Assembly Church in Poughkeepsie came out to support the Dutchess County, Habitat for Humanity’s annual “Make a Difference Day” event. On a rainy Saturday, October 22nd eleven volunteers from Faith Assembly demolished and began the reconstruction of a dilapidated back porch at a home in the City of Poughkeepsie returning on Saturday, October 29th, to complete their mission.


Dilapidated porch before “Make a Difference Day”

“Make a Difference Day would not be possible without the commitment of groups like the men from Faith Assembly,” said Make a Difference Day Coordinator, Barbara Adams. “They perfectly personify the spirit of the event by working together on every facet of the project. Their skills and talents give me the confidence to assign them some of our most challenging repair efforts year after year.”

The Faith Assembly Shift Men’s Ministry looks to help men make the shift from self-centered lives to God centered lives and therefore to others centered lives. Recently, the men have offered their professional expertise to guide those overwhelmed by some legal challenge, joined students at Faith Christian Academy in their “Socktober” event that feeds and clothes the needy during the winter months and have continued their ongoing home repair ministry to church members that was modeled after their experience working as part of Habitat for Humanity’s annual “Make a Difference Day”.

“I began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity many years ago when the City of Poughkeepsie School District teachers union I was part of began doing summer work projects to assist Habitat,” said Faith Assembly’s, Skip Hoover. “Three years ago I asked the men in our church if they would like to take part in a Make A Difference Day event and they were all for it. Habitat’s mission is to put God’s love into action and Faith Assembly’s mission is to build a community that serves the community, so it is a perfect match.”