FULTON, NY – On Friday, April 6, the annual Good Friday Cross Walk, sponsored by the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches, will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St.
Walkers will gather for prayer and the singing of hymns as they take turns carrying a large wooden cross in the downtown section of the city of Fulton.
This annual walk returns to and remembers the ‘way of the cross’ that our Lord traveled on his journey to the place of His crucifixion.
The Cross Walk will conclude sometime before noon at its final destination, First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St.
Everyone who has taken part in the walk will be welcomed to a soup and bread luncheon provided by the Board of Deacons of First United Church.
Both the Cross Walk and the following luncheon are open to the general public to take part. There is no cost for the luncheon.
The Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches is made up of those member congregations who support ecumenical programs, including the annual Michaud Memorial Service, the Community Thanksgiving Worship
service and the very successful annual CROP Walk which raises funds for world hunger and for local food pantries.
A recent gathering of the council featured a presentation on the problem of homelessness in Oswego County by Diane Cooper-Currier, executive director of Oswego County Opportunities, and Pastor Tammy Nippert of Palermo and North Volney United Methodist churches.
According to Cooper-Currier, “Being homeless means not having an ongoing living space that includes a safe place to sleep, cook, store goods, practice hygiene and be safe from the weather.”
Council members were challenged to positively address the reality of both chronic and situational homelessness. Council members were asked to consider ways that their own congregations might provide the resource of space and volunteer assistance.
For further information about the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches and the Good Friday Cross Walk, please contact the Council of Churches president Rev. David Nethercott at 592-2707 or