Book Group: Come Explore Labyrinth as tool for prayer, healing and transformation

Thursdays: May 10, 17, 24 and 31

2 pm at the home of Pat Fox

Contact Pat at



7 pm at the Family Life Center

Contact Rev. Susi Kawolics 440.247.6490 x 310 or


Discussions will be based on the book: The Sacred Path Companion—A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform By Lauren Artress


Noah's Ark Encounter with Overnight in Covington, KY

Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20

Noah’s Ark Encounter

With Overnight in Covington, KY

Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20

While we do not see any extended rain in the forecast, at least for 40 days and 40 nights, we do know of a fellow named “Noah” who was spared from a flood by loading his family and many of the world’s animals into an Ark that he built from instructions he had been given. Although no one has ever discovered the “original Ark,” we will be seeing a new version, which was built in a similar fashion.

It was built as described in the Book of Genesis using the original dimensions. The ark is 510 feet long, 50 feet tall and 85 feet wide. Unbelievably, it can house up to 10,000 people and is the largest wooden timber structure in the world. See how Noah and his family may have lived, as well as an “animatronic Noah” who will answer questions.

Registration is now closed for this event.

Movie Night: Sponsored by SJAM

Monday, May 21

7-9 pm

Family Life Center Youth Room

Movie: “Call Me Malcolm”

Come witness an amazing story of the human spirit and God's spirit, and the liberating struggle to realize and express with confidence the marvelous gift of one's truest sense of self, offering us a glimpse into the real lives of real people who are transgender.

Everyone is invited to attend the movie and conversation. Come, and bring a friend!

Need a Prayer Booth at Blossomtime

Thursday, May 24 - Monday, May 28

The Chagrin Valley Council of Churches, to which Federated Church belongs, has rented a booth for the Blossomtime Celebration at Riverside Park from Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28. We will have information about the local churches and will be offering prayerful support to those who come by. We are inviting people from member churches to sign up for one-hour slots to staff the booth.

This is a great way to offer support to people who may be struggling. Here’s how:  (1.) If you’re comfortable, you can pray with or for someone right there OR (2.) You can just talk to them, find out their need, and offer to pray for them later AND/OR (3.) We will also have paper and pencils so people can write down their prayer requests, and we will then disburse them to the churches for their members to pray.  For anyone interested, there will be a training offered on how to pray with people on Wednesday, May 16 at noon and at 7 pm – your choice. It will be led by Rev. Shaun Drefahl and held at Bainbridge Community UCC (17751 Chillicothe Rd in Bainbridge).

If you would be willing to staff the booth for an hour, please click the button above.

Please help us to show God’s love and care for others by volunteering for this unique opportunity. Contact Rev. Susi Kawolics with any questions or concerns, or to sign you up.


Annual Golf Outing

Sunday, June 2

Supporting the Colorado Kids. More info coming soon. 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, June 4

1 - 6pm

Bell Street Fellowship Hall

The American Red Cross strives to maintain a safe and stable blood supply. Please do your part by making an appointment to donate blood by calling 1.877.RedCros (272.7337) to select an appointment time or go online at or be a “walk-in donor.”

All blood types are in demand. To volunteer your help with the canteen the day of the blood drive or for any other questions, please contact Carole Mason at .

Silent Saturday: Praying through Labyrinth and Centering

Saturday, June 9

8:30 - 12 pm

Family Life Center

Journey to the Divine; Journey to your heart.

Explore the indwelling presence of God. There will be opportunities for labyrinth walking and for centering prayer.

More info to come. Questions? Contact Rev. Susi Kawolics at

All Church Camp Out

Saturday, June 9 - Sunday June 10

Family Life Center

Join us for this fun outdoor event!

Camping. Games. Hiking. Campfire. Singing. S’mores.

Enjoy the outdoors and take time to enjoy God’s creation.

Our Adobe Hacienda: A Taste of Old Mexico

Saturday, June 16

6-9 pm

Family Life Center

Join members of Federated Church in supporting HOLA Ohios's critical work to protect Northeast Ohio immigrant workers and their families by attending their annual fundraiser. 

Grammy-nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble will provide a musical tour of the varied rhythms and sounds of Mexico. Come dance a little to the fun music of Mexico. Meet and mingle with new friends and enjoy an authentic meal, traditional Mexican desserts, a cash bar and other activities. 

Last year's event sold out fast. Reserve your tickets by visiting the HOLA table after worship services, or purchase your tickets online at Sponsorship packages and volunteer opportunities are also available. For further details contact Bill Shaul at or Judy Kramer at