The building may be closed, but the good news is...
Church has not been cancelled!
Because of you - and the time, talent, and treasure you bring - Federated’s “doors” are swinging wide open. You are helping us learn new ways of being together while we’re apart. THANK YOU for being with us and inspiring us during these times. We all continue to be the church because of you!
The Congregational Contact Ministry is looking for volunteers to make 5 calls a week from our church directory to have a one- time personal check in. You will be provided with list of people to call each week and a script of upcoming events and news to share with each call recipient. When could be a better time for us to reach out to one another and just let someone know their church family is thinking about them? This is a great way to get involved and meet new church members from the comfort and safety of your own home. Our goal is to get through the entire church directory and let each household know that Federated loves and cares for them. Contact Peggie Jo Shinagawa for questions or to sign up. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-543-5974
Sunday services are livestreamed on our YouTube channel at 10 am offering a full worship service (YouTube.com/TheFederatedChurch) to a widening congregation, including beautiful music, with Sunday School via Zoom afterward at 11:30 am;
Our Work Camp youth program is matching gifts given in memory of the wife of Rev. Ramon Arroyo, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Corozal in Puerto Rico, who hosted them last year. Funds will be designated to their church for relief efforts underway from the COVID-19 pandemic and damage sustained by Hurricane Isaias;
The Pastoral Care team is actively coordinating the Angel Phone Tree and Errand Ministry;
Virtual Coffee Fellowship is taking place after Sunday services via Zoom - a great time to catch up with fellow congregants. The first time Ken Horner taught us all how to use virtual backgrounds!
Social Justice Advocacy Ministry (SJAM) is continuing their movie nights, Zoom meetings, and action steps;
Sit & Stitch is meeting Thursday mornings outside at a local park to continue making and distributing much-needed comfort items like Prayer Shawls and Prayer Squares, as well as scarves and hats for when it’s not so hot;
The Convergence consulting firm, hired to help Federated create a Visionary Action Plan, got their first chance to meet the congregation via two after-Sunday service online forums;
Parish Nurse Ministry opens their clinic every Tuesday for the St. Paul’s Community Church neighborhood;
The Friday afternoon Mahjong players are playing games together online;
Tributaries: Yoga~Spirit~Renewal is held Tuesday mornings on the Family Life Center Labyrinth;
Primetimers gather weekly online for Tai Chi;