MISSION MINISTRIES

Federated Church mission activities happen locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.  We have active mission activities in the Chagrin Valley with our primetime@fed ministry to senior citizens, in Cleveland through our sister church, St. Paul's Community Church in Ohio City and through StitchingHope in Nicaragua.  Our high school youth spend a week of their summer vacation traveling to a place where they can be the hands of God to those in need.  Opportunities to participate both locally and overseas are available throughout the year. 

CURRENT PROJECTS


Homeless Stand Down

Saturday, January 20


“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.” - Anne Frank


This January, Federated will have an opportunity to share our abundance with our neighbors throughout Cleveland who are homeless this winter. As in the past, you can donate clean and gently worn winter jackets, warm winter boots and waterproof gloves for all ages. Please consider these gifts as something you’d pass along to a friend, and not any discards, please.


If you don’t find any items in your closets, please consider a donation to Federated Church, with Homeless Stand Down in the memo line. Just $20 buys a new pair of boots at their wholesale price. There will be volunteer opportunities for the day of Saturday, January 20. If you’d like to be on the team just let us know.


SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY

MINISTRY (SJAM)

The mission of the Social Justice Advocacy Ministry is to be a voice and witness to God’s love for all people and creation and to advocate for justice for those who are marginalized, discriminated against and denied their inherent rights as children of God and citizens of our nation and world.

 

OUR CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING

Every year, instead of using the offering collected at Christmas Eve for operating expenses, we select a deserving organization - local, national or international - and donate the offering collected at all four services to that worthy cause.  

 

Organizations are invited to apply starting in September and our Mission & Service Commission chooses and announces the organization in November.

PRIMETIME 

MINISTRY

Primetime is a church-based program designed to benefit senior citizens in our congregation and the wider community.   Primetime, though it primarily serves those over 65, is not exclusive.  The many programs it offers provide opportunities for older persons to be involved in social, educational and spiritual group experiences, as well as opportunities to give service to others. It is the mission of Primetime to provide a sense of community and to support vital involvement among the older population.

CHAGRIN VALLEY

MINISTRIES (Local)

Federated Church provides outreach to the community by providing facilities and meeting space for community programs like 12-Step meetings and scout meetings.  The local Meals on Wheels organization uses the commercial kitchen at our Family Life Center to prepare and deliver meals throughout the week to local people in need of a friendly visit and a hot meal.

OUR SISTER CHURCH

ST PAUL'S UCC

Federated Church and St. Paul's Community Church on the near west side of Cleveland have a long history as sister churches.  We raise funds and gather resources to support the many programs there that are so important to that inner city neighborhood.

STITCHING HOPE

NICARAGUA

JustHope and Federated began a partnership the end of 2011 when Stitching Hope was created and chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Christmas Eve offering.


The objective of the “Stitching Hope” program is to assist women in Chacraseca, Nicaragua in the development of a multi-faceted enterprise which will enable them to work together creating both fabric art articles for export and utilitarian items for local sale. It created a center where women work with quality machines and adequate materials. It  provides training for the women, equipping them with the business and financial tools they will need to market their products and run their business.