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Stations of the Cross at the Polasek Museum

Gathered in His Name, the intercessory prayer group of the church has organized a special Lenten experience for our church community at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens on April the 9th (Palm Sunday). The Museum and Gardens will be open from 11am to 1pm for FUMCWP guests before opening to the public at 1:30pm.

The Polasek Museum contains a breath-taking array of framed artwork depicting the Stations of the Cross in its chapel. A group at a time will be taken into the chapel to be given a tour of the Stations by one of their docents, along with Rev Gary Rideout who will give a religious perspective of the work. Following viewing of the chapel’s Stations, guests can tour the sculpture garden which contains another depiction of the Stations of the Cross in bronze relief. Access to the museum in the Polasek house will also be available.

We will run a shuttle from 11am until 2:00 pm from the church to the museum and back. About 35 cars can be accommodated at the site but it is recommended that you take the shuttle. Members driving their own cars can park in front of the Capen House. The cost is $4.00 payable at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens as you enter through the gallery.

It is hoped that our members will find that this beginning of Holy Week experience touches our hearts and brings meaning as we retrace the final steps of Jesus toward his crucifixion.

The Museum and Gardens are located at 633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL

Contact: Gary Rideout at