"But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”

~ I Chronicles 29:14

​​​​​​​How is God calling me to respond to my blessings?

The work of Federated Church is far-reaching and is made possible through prayerful contributions. We thank you for partnering and investing in the ministry of Federated Church and in our community!

Federated Church is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) tax-exempt organization, meaning gifts are tax deductible.

For questions about giving, contact Janis Stefanchik at or 440.247.6490 x114.

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"For in one spirit we were all baptized into one body... and we were all given one spirit to drink"

~ I Corinthians 12:13

Dear Church Members and Friends,

This fall we have been exploring and living into the richness of what it means to swim in the waters of the Holy One. We together are discovering that the waters of grace are boundless. (Click here for a pledge card and the rest of Hamilton's letter.)

Our Stewardship Campaign involves supporting all five of our life-giving ministry and mission areas, in addition to the facilities that support them. The accompanying 2020 Ministry Investment Plan packet helps each of us see how our pledge gives Federated Church the ability to live in the present and plan for the future.

Please prayerfully consider how you will respond to God’s blessings, so that the ministries of this church can continue to share grace joyfully, just as God has shared that grace with us. Then join us on Commitment Sunday by reviewing the investment plan and returning your completed pledge card, or by emailing your information to Janis Stefanchik at

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Hamilton C. Throckmorton

Senior Pastor




You can fulfill your pledge in whatever pattern works for you:


  • Monthly, quarterly, once/year, or anything in between.

Ways You Can Contribute:


  • Online through Realm. You can set up either recurring or one-time contributions from your checking account or credit card through your Realm profile. Please know that the church is charged a 2.5-3% fee to process credit card payments.


  • Your bank’s online bill pay system. This is a simple, no-cost way to make recurring contributions. Check with your financial institution for details on how to set up these payments. Please enter “General Fund Pledge” in the appropriate account number place.


  • A regular paper check. Feel free to contribute using this simple, no-cost manner. Please enter “General Fund Pledge” in the memo line of your check. Let the church office know if you want us to reserve a box of weekly contribution envelopes. They are ordered each year by request only and can be picked up in the church office in December.


  • Stock Donation. Please inform the church’s Business Office (440-247-6490 x114) of the company name of the stock and the number of shares you are donating. The Stock Donation handout is available here or in the Publications and Documents section of our website.


  • Grants from donor-advised funds, charitable trusts, and private foundations. A grant to Federated from these funds can also be used to fulfill a pledge because pledges to Federated Church represent intentions to give, rather than a legally binding obligation. The non-tax deductibility of these grants is maintained.

Tax/Giving Statements:

  • Giving Statements summarizing tax-deductible gifts are sent on a quarterly basis to all donors who pledge. For those members and friends who pledge, the statement includes the outstanding status of each pledge. Please use these statements as a pledge payment reminder and a means to verify the accuracy of your payments-to-date. This information is also available in your online Realm profile. 
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