CHRISTMAS EVE AT FEDERATED



Federated Church offers four festive and inspirational candlelighting worship services on Christmas Eve.  

Each service has a different ambiance and music.
The earlier services fill up so plan to arrive early for seating.

DECEMBER 24 SERVICES



4:00 pm—Candlelighting Service & Pageant

“Follow the Star” Christmas Pageant

Led by Rev. Mark Simone

Children’s Choir sings

Childcare available downstairs in Room 20 for Nursery and Preschool aged children


6:00 pm—Candlelighting Service

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaches

Choir sings

Childcare available downstairs in Room 20 for Nursery and Preschool aged children

(Pre-service music begins 30 minutes prior to service)


8:30 pm—Candlelighting Service

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaches

Choir sings

(Pre-service music begins 30 minutes prior to service)


11:00 pm—Candlelighting Service

(in the Chapel)

Rev. Mark Simone preaches

Music by soloists

(Pre-service music begins 20 minutes prior to service)


PARKING & SHUTTLE SERVICE


Because of the construction at the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, parking at the church is limited. A free shuttle service will be operating on Christmas Eve between the church and the stadium and baseball field parking lots at Chagrin Falls High School. This service will be available for the 4pm and 6 pm services only, beginning at 3:00 pm. We encourage you to drop off passengers and take advantage of this service and reserve the close-in parking for those with mobility difficulties.

Additional parking is available at 139 Bell St., across from the Marathon Station, and the Chagrin Falls Plaza. LEARN MORE


CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING


As is the long-standing tradition at Federated Church, the offering collected at these services will go to a charitable organization that will be greatly impacted by the funds donated. 


This year we celebrate HOLA Ohio, a community organization based in Painesville, Ohio whose mission is to empower the community it serves through education, outreach, leadership development and more. 


This year’s offering will go to building a fixed location for HOLA to operate. Our donated funds will be dedicated to the Educational Area, an adaptable space with moveable walls that can be used for adult and youth programming, citizenship tutoring, workforce and entrepreneurial tranings and voter education programs.