Federated Church offers four festive and inspirational candle-lighting worship services on Christmas Eve.  This year we are also offering a morning service due to Christmas Eve being on a Sunday.

Each service has a different ambiance and music.

The earlier services fill up so plan to arrive early for seating.


10:00 am—Family Worship Service

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on Love: God’s Song of Life

Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26.

Music by Ted Rodenborn & Marcia Snavely

Childcare available downstairs in Room 20 (Nursery and Preschool)

4:00 pm—Candle-lighting Service & Pageant

“Follow the Star” Christmas Pageant

Led by Rev. Mark Simone

Children’s Choir sings

(Childcare available downstairs in Room 20 for Nursery and Preschool aged children)

6:00 pm—Candle-lighting Service

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaches

Ensemble sings

(Pre-service music begins 30 minutes prior to service)

(Childcare available downstairs in Room 20 for Nursey and Preschool aged children)

8:30 pm—Candle-lighting Service

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaches

Chancel Choir sings

(Pre-service music begins 30 minutes prior to service)

11:00 pm—Candle-lighting Service

(in the Chapel)

Rev. Mark Simone preaches

Communion served

Piano/Cello Duets by Joshua & Rebecca Konow

Parking at Federated

Because of the construction at the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, parking at the church is limited. A free shuttle service will be operating on Christmas Eve, from 3pm to 1am, between the church and the stadium and baseball field parking lots at Chagrin Falls High School.  Look for the white bus marked Elderlife, Federated Church.  We encourage you to drop off passengers and take advantage of this service and reserve the close-in parking for those with mobility difficulties. Additional parking is available at 139 Bell St. and the Chagrin Falls Plaza. LEARN MORE

Federated's Christmas Eve Offering Tradition

As is the long-standing tradition at Federated Church, the offering collected at these services will go to a charitable organization that will be greatly impacted by the funds donated. This year we celebrate Hiram Farm, an agricultural setting for adults with developmental disabilities, with emphasis on adults on the autism spectrum.

This year’s offering will go to construct an addition to the farmhouse. This addition will provide enough programming space to serve an additional 19 farmers by the end of 2018. This one time investment will make it possible for Hiram Farm to serve 50 adults with significant developmental disabilities annually for many decades to come. LEARN MORE