JULY


SPIRITS & SPIRITUALITY

Remaining Monday: July 29

6-8 pm

Home of Anne Burr

 

Please bring your own beverage and consider bringing an appetizer to share as well.

 

RSVPs are required. The cut-off to register is after church services the day before the gathering, or max 25 people. Please call Federated to sign up: 440.247.6490

I am so looking forward to spending the summer with you as Susi Kawolics takes some much needed time away.  Once I knew I was coming, I knew right away that I wanted to share with you a new program that we have been using with great success at my church in Florida. We call it "Spirits and Spirituality" and it is a program where people gather casually in a local pub to discuss intriguing questions about life, spirituality or theology.

 

An example of prepared questions might be:

"What drains life from you,and what replenishes it?" or

Why does God allow pain and suffering?" or

"What do you believe about the afterlife?"


This is also a wonderful program to which to invite your un-churched family and friends. In fact, people of all faiths and people of no faith are invited.

 

All we ask is that:

*Participants agree to be respectful of all opinions, even if you disagree.

* Participants remember that there is no wrong answer.

* Participants agree not to interrupt one another.

* Participants agree to monitor how long they talk so there is time for everyone.

 

I very much look forward to these casual conversations about things that matter.

 

- Judy Bagley-Bonner

 


AUGUST

BUILDING OUR FUTURE: HOLA OHIO'S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Saturday, August 10

6-9 pm

Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Rd

Join members of Federated Church in supporting HOLA Ohio's critical work protecting Northeast Ohio immigrant workers and their families by attending their August 10 fundraiser.

 

The event will include a delicious south-of-the-border Mexican buffet, festive décor and acoustic music by Elena y los Fulanos. An array of unique baskets and auction items will be available, including an item signed by Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz. Also meet Ohio artist Alberto “Beto” Marin, originally of Puebla, Mexico. A signed print of one of Beto’s paintings, created especially for HOLA to acknowledge Ohio's Latino farm workers, will be available for auction.

 

Tickets are $50 through July 20. After July 20, ticket price is $65. Last year's event sold out fast.

 

Tickets can be purchased online at holaohio2019.eventbrite.com. Sponsorship packages and volunteer opportunities are also available. Contact Judy Kramer at jkramer222@gmail or 440.247.5780 for details.

 

 


PLANNED GIVING SEMINAR AT FEDERATED NORTH

Sunday, August 25

2:30 pm

Ohio Living Breckenridge Village

In April, Hamilton, Pete Franz, and Rob Goble hosted a wonderful group of people who brought great questions about planned gifts and a lively discussion to the table. This seminar gives the church a chance to thank those who have already established planned gifts and provide an environment in which members feel comfortable asking questions and sharing experiences with others.

 

We’re so delighted that Bill & Silvia Kenneweg have agreed to sponsor this next event at Ohio Living Breckenridge Village. Come join us Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm for about 45 minutes to welcome Hamilton back from his time away this summer and talk about ways in which our own legacy can impact Federated.

 

We’ll share more details as the event approaches. Please let us know you plan to attend by contacting Laura Taylor at 440.247.6490 x115 or rejoiceandrenew@fedchurch.org.

 


SEPTEMBER

END OF SUMMER PICNIC

Friday, September 6

Starting at 5 pm (but come when you can!)

Family Life Center

It’s an all-church picnic! Mark your calendars!

 

We are planning to gather with Mt. Zion Congregational Church for a joint picnic at the Family Life Center. Mt. Zion marks its 155th anniversary that weekend and will spend that evening celebrating with us!

 

To mark our fellowship, we will create a joint work of art on the theme of "What Does the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech Mean Today?"

 

Plan to arrive starting at 5:00 pm or any time after that. Bring a dish to pass. After the art project we will serve dinner at 7:00 pm. The picnic is sponsored by Federated's Social Justice Advocacy Ministry.

 

If you plan to attend, please let Barry Stees know. RSVP to steesbassoon@gmail.com or 440.781.1913.