As the James study is coming to a close, Rev. Mark Simone has  decided to continue on with a study of Philippians.

Mark Simone is offering another Bible study which will consider the Letter to the Philippians. Philippians is known for its presentation of the joy of the Christian experience. This theme of rejoicing is the dominant theme running through the letter by Paul. We will be offering the study according to the following schedule which will accommodate other important service for Federated. All meetings are on Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 via Zoom.

The schedule will be:

March 11 – Intro and part of Chapter 1

March 18 – Finish 1 and Chapter 2

March 25 – No Class... Adult Communion Class available (see p.9) 

April 1 – No Class… Maundy Thursday

April 8 – Chapter 3

April 15 – Chapter 4

April 22– Catch up and finish as needed.


If you wish to participate in this group, contact Mark Simone at




When: Monday evenings, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
How: Online via Zoom
Dates: Every Monday, February 8 - March 15 (6 weeks)

One of the biggest challenges of public performance of any kind is how to handle “stage fright.”  Performance in groups or solo, giving a speech, making a presentation, teaching, working smoothly in groups, and other public settings can all create a feeling of anxiety. How do we prepare for these situations? How do we act “in the moment”?

This new class taught by Director of Music Ministries, Joshua Konow, will explore methods to improve confidence, reduce stress, and most notably how to prepare. Taught through the lens of music, the class will focus on how to practice music and learn more fundamental notation and reading skills. Singing, speaking, and some light assignments will be a part of this class to analyze and help every participant individually. This class is not intended only for musicians. Anyone is welcomed to participate no matter your musical background!  

For questions and to register for the class, please contact Joshua Konow at or 440.247.6490 x120.