Holistic Group Coaching Circle

First meeting: Monday, October 23


Bell Street: Room 350

A special offer to help yourself and the Rejoice & Renew Capital Campaign.

Did you miss out on the Daniel Plan or wish you still had support to continue? Do you need that extra nudge to keep moving in the right direction for your health? This won’t be a repeat of the Daniel Plan, but will incorporate some of the same principles of a healthy lifestyle presented in the DP: food, faith, friends, fitness, focus.

Facilitated by Polly Manke, Certified Holistic Health Coach, you will:  

· Have the support of community and an accountability buddy

· Learn tips, tricks, and recipes to sail through the holidays on track

· Tune in to which foods are supporting you and which foods aren’t

· Learn a perspective on food as medicine 

· Align your goals with your actions

· Nourish Body Mind & Spirit

· Renew the mind, address the stress

Polly has had success in dealing with her own autoimmune condition thru healing foods. Her specialty is in reducing inflammation, pain, anxiety, stress, and fatigue through diet.  

The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 10:30 am to noon in Bell Street Room 350.

October 23 (4th Monday), November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22 (2nd & 4th Mondays), February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19, April 2. (Make up date if needed on April 16)

Suggested donation: $500 per person. Group size: Min. 6, Max. 10 people.

Polly will be in Fellowship Hall between the services on October 15 and 22 to answer questions.

Contact Polly at pjmanke5@yahoo.com. Deadline to register is October 22.

FSAF: Federated Single Adult Fellowship

Wednesday, October 25

6-8 pm

Bell Street: Fellowship Hall

Federated member and Chagrin Falls Historical Society President, John Bourisseau will be joining our gathering on October 25. John will be sharing his knowledge and passion of the Chagrin Valley, and entertaining any questions you may have going back to the early settlement days. John is an exciting speaker and his joy in sharing history is contagious. Potluck at 6:00 pm and discussion at 6:45. Be sure to bring a guest!

Contact Mark Simone with questions at msimone@fedchurch.org or 440.463.9439.

Fall Inquirers Class

Saturday, October 28


Bell Street: Lounge

It is exciting to have people eager to explore the programs and purpose of The Federated Church and to take a fresh look at the meaning of Christ for our times. We have streamlined our content so that it fits into a single day. Lunch will be served and childcare is available upon request. Those who attend the class and wish to join Federated will be received into membership on Sunday, November 12.

Sign up at the Reception Desk in the Lobby, by calling the church at 440.247.6490 or emailing Melinda Smith at smithm@fedchurch.org.


Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, November 6


Bell Street: Fellowship Hall

Save a life… Be a blood donor! 


Click HERE to sign up for a scheduled time with the Red Cross.
The event is listed under the date and Federated Church. 

Or, you can stop by when you have free time and be a walk-in donor! 


If you have any questions, please contact Carole Mason at 440.338.3573 or wfmason36@gmail.com. Thank you!

Men's Breakfast

Saturday, November 11


Bell Street: Fellowship Hall

Topic: The Attack on Christianity in Higher Education

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Muscatello, Associate Professor at Kent State University

Cost: $10 (includes a hot breakfast)

Call 440.247.6490 to sign up, if possible, so we know how much delicious breakfast our talented volunteer chefs should prepare.  But come anyway if your plans change and you have not signed up.  Payment is accepted at the door.


Spirit of Ireland Trip

May 7-18

We've set the date for the Ireland trip in Spring 2018, when Hamilton and Mary, members of your Federated family and Mary Kay Walsh (aka Lola) will travel the hills and vales of Northern and Southern Ireland. We will have guided tours of Belfast and Dublin, and visit abbeys, castles and pubs.  

Do the names “Downpatrick,” “Killarney,” “Blarney” and “Guinness” sound familiar? If not, they certainly will after the trip. Join us to learn more.

Group airfare was recently reduced to $895!

Please contact Peggie Jo Shinagawa at 440.543.5974 if you have any questions.