Federated offers a variety of opportunities for women to socialize and study.
The Women's Bible Study is a group of women, of all ages who meet weekly. They read the coming Sunday's lectionary readings from various Bible translations and then have a discussion. The focus is to gain insight and meaning from these readings and try to discern how they might influence and impact our lives. Through sharing of thoughts, feelings, experiences and prayers, these women strive for clarity of purpose in their lives while offering support to one another.
Sit 'n' Stitch Community gathers weekly on Thursday mornings for fellowship and to work on individual needle arts projects as well as prayer shawls to give away. Prayer shawl patterns are provided. The group welcomes new “stitchers" at any time.
Women in the longstanding Tapestry & Mary-Martha Circles meet monthly for lunch or to socialize and organize an annual service project luncheon in February.
Same Boat Girlfriends is a group of widowed women who meet monthly for dinner at a local restaurant.
BIBLE & BOOK STUDIES
Special bible study courses and book studies are offered seasonally throughout the year according to interest.
Every year during Lent interested members participate in One Book One Community Book Study where a selected book is read and discussed in small groups.
Bethel Bible Study, a two year program of intense Bible Study, is offered when interest warrants it.
Federated offer several opportunities for men to gather.
Men's Cookout is an annual event usually in August.
Same Boat Friends is a group of widowed men who meet monthly for dinner at a local restaurant.
Men's Breakfasts are scheduled on Saturday mornings periodically throughout the year. A hot breakfast is served and an interesting speaker presents.
Federated has a number of lay ministries which provide opportunities to love thy neighbor. Those who may need some help from time to time - food, a visit, a ride or support during a challenging time. - are matched with someone who can provide that service.
Pastoral care at Federated Church is enhanced by our Stephen Ministers. These caring lay people have been specially trained in Christian care-giving and they commit themselves to using those skills to help members of the congregation and the community who are experiencing one of life's difficult times -- a death or illness, a job loss, a divorce, a move to a new community, a new baby, etc.
If you or someone you know is experiencing such a situation and could benefit from the support of a Stephen Minister, or if you feel God calling you to this kind of ministry, please contact Dan Kershner at firstname.lastname@example.org.