Angel Visitor Retreat

Saturday, July 14

9:00 am
Family Life Center

Have you ever felt a calling to reach out to Federated Church family members who may need a comforting
presence? The Angel Visitor Ministry is planning an educational (or continuing education) retreat.

Come and learn about the Angel Visitor Ministry and also learn some enlightening life skills. We are encouraging attendance from all current Angel Visitors, retired Stephen Ministers, and anyone who has ever considered serving as a visiting friend through this caring and compassionate ministry in God’s needy world.

A continental breakfast will be provided. Questions? Contact Jeri Shaffer or Darlene Nichols. We appreciate RSVPs to either Jeri (jerishaffer427@gmail.com) or Darlene (440.247.6490 ext. 123 or dnichols@fedchurch.org).

SJAM Anti-Gun Violence Speaker

Sunday, July 15

11:15 am (after worship)
Family Life Center Youth Room

Kevin LaMonica, one of the leaders of March for Our Lives Cleveland, will be sharing his personal experience being involved in this powerful student-led movement against gun violence. March for Our Lives is a response by the students of Parkland, Florida after the school shooting that took the lives of 14 students and 3 teachers. Kevin is a rising senior at Shaker Heights High School who, along with other local students, organized March for Our Lives Cleveland. This show of solidarity on March 24 was attended by thousands, including members of our Federated Church. He continues his dedication to gun reform with a summer internship at the Begun Center for the Prevention of Violence at Case Western Reserve University.


Please join Kevin and learn more about what he and his fellow students are doing to keep the momentum going. Find out more about March For Our Lives and its nationwide summer bus tour to register young voters. You might just want to get involved!


In the Company of Women: Midsummer's Delights

Thursday, August 2

7:00 pm
Family Life Center Labyrinth

Come enjoy a midsummer’s evening of connection and sharing. We will gather for a joy-filled exploration of God’s grace in our outer world and reflections of that in our inner world.

Be refreshed and renewed in body mind and spirit. And in the knowing that, indeed, God is at work in our lives and in the world. 

Give yourself the gift of sacred space with women of all ages to simply and significantly share stories, hopes, prayers and support and become refreshed by God’s spirit speaking in and through each one gathered.

Please join Polly Manke, holistic coach, and Maren Koepf, educator, as we reclaim the joy, abundance, and bounty of midsummer's delights.

SJAM Movie

Sunday, August 19

11:15 am (after worship)
Family Life Center Youth Room

Movie Selection TBD


Rev. Malcolm Himschoot from the UCC National offices, and the subject of the documentary “Call Me Malcolm,” will be preaching during the worship service on August 19 and then stay for our program afterwards. You can watch his documentary on YouTube at tinyurl.com/callmemalcolm if you haven’t had a chance to see it.