RISE Prototype Perusal

Sunday, September 16, 23 and 30

11am after service


Members of the RISE Task Force have been searching  for ways to inspire the kind of Sunday Experience that cultivates a rich sense of the presence of God and meets the spiritual needs of our community.


Several prototypes have been presented to various commissions, congregants, and friends of Federated. Feedback and suggestions from all have been incorporated into the prototypes. These prototypes will be available for your perusal after worship the three Sundays after Rally Day (September 16th, 23rd and 30th).


For more information contact Maren Koepf at, Sharon Bakke at, or Curtis Grube at

Fed Family Dinner and a Movie

Saturday, September 29


Home of the LeFeber Family

Come share a meal with other Federated families. Stay for a kiddo friendly movie downstairs and a thoughtful, spiritually-natured film for discussion upstairs. Childcare will be arranged if needed.


Contact Kristin LeFeber, for more information and to RSVP.



Confirmation Information Meeting

Sunday, September 30


Family Life Center Youth Room

Confirmation is offered for all Federated Teens, 9th grade and up. Classes will begin in October. Families are welcome as we lay out the entire confirmation program and schedule, and answer any questions you may have.


Please RSVP to Mark Simone at



Cleveland's Storyteller

Wednesday, October 10

Family Life Center 

Prepare to be entertained and learn great lessons through Dan Ruminski's engaging accounts of the leaders who defined Cleveland's history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  TThis event will have a free will donation that benefits the 2019 Homeless Stand Down.

Fall Adult Education Offering: Spiritual Autobiography

Thursday Evenings

October 11-November 8

The Lounge at Bell Street

One of the exciting opportunities of faith is discerning the presence of God in the stories of our lives. How has God shown up for you? In what ways might you have experienced doubts? Where was God in the wonders and struggles of childhood; in decisions about where to live and what to do for work; in the meeting of a life partner; in your relationship with your children; in the death of a dear friend or relative?


This gathering, led by Hamilton Throckmorton, is an opportunity for you to tell the story of your life, uninterrupted, and to see it with the eyes of faith.  You will also have the chance to hear the stories of others, and to respond with support and love.


The class will meet on five successive Thursday evenings, from October 11—November 8, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Lounge at Bell Street. To attend, you will need to register by calling Hamilton (440.247.6490 ext. 100).

Registration will be limited to eight participants. Because of the nature of the class, drop-ins are not possible: each participant will commit to attend every session. If you know you have other commitments on one or more of the evenings, it will be necessary to wait until the class is offered again.

Sign up now! You’ll be glad you did.



New Members Class (Inquirers Class)

Thursday Evenings

October 13

9 am-2pm
Bell Street

Our next new members’ class, which we call appropriately enough an Inquirers Class, is coming up soon.  If you are new to Federated you won’t want to miss this opportunity to explore the programs and purpose of The Federated Church and to take a fresh look at the meaning of Christ for our times. 


Classes are held in the Fall and the Spring.  For the fall class, the content is streamlined so that it fits into a single day.  This is a great option for young parents who find it difficult to attend the spring evening classes.  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, October 21.


Sign up by calling the church at 440.247.6490 or by e-mailing Melinda Smith at




Family Fellowship "Campout"

Saturday, October 13

The LeFeber Home

Come enjoy all the fun of camping without actually camping!  We will have lawn games, hiking, cozy fall food, a camp fire program and a tree house.  Enjoy quality time together as Federated Families!


RSVP: Kristin LeFeber,, 703.434.9851


Stephen Ministry Workshop

Saturday, October 27

Fellowship Hall 

Stephen Ministers are trained congregation members who provide one-to-one confidential support to those in our congregation and community who are hurting—those experiencing grief or loss, changes and transitions in lifestyle and other challenges. Our church is privileged to host an introductory workshop led by staff from the National Office of Stephen Ministries. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the workshop begins at 9:00 am. Refreshments will be served and resources will be available.


Our Stephen Ministry team is excited about inviting members of other churches to attend this informative workshop because we know how valuable this ministry is in a congregation’s life. Our church has been training Stephen Ministers to be caregivers on a one-to-one basis for over 20 years. Members of our congregation are invited to attend for free.


If you might be interested in being a Stephen Minister, attending this workshop is a great way to learn more. You may register by calling the church or contacting Darlene Nichols at if you have any questions.  




Men's Breakfast

Saturday, November 10

Fellowship Hall 

Come hear National Senior Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, husband and father of two, William "Bill"Ryan speak on the topic of being faithful.


Cost is $10 and hot breakfast included.


Please call 440-247-6490 to make reservations.