In worship at The Federated Church, we joyfully embody the living Spirit of God – glorifying God through scripture and sermon, music and prayer, silence and sound. We invite people to pursue God wholeheartedly in a personal and a corporate way and to be transformed. We strive for justice and inclusiveness following Jesus’ example of love and celebrate the diversity of God’s creation knowing that every person is uniquely made in God’s image.
RISE to Shine! - Our New Worship Schedule
Sunday mornings at Federated, get ready to RISE! Council’s Task Force for Re-Imagining the Sunday Experience gathered your reactions to five prototypes for re-imagining a worship experience that opens our doors and horizons to new light. Beginning in December and throughout this program year the congregation will float possibilities in action.
At February’s Annual Meeting, a goal to “Re-Imagine the Sunday Experience” set up a team and spun the wheels in motion. The charge was to imagine the kind of worship experience that responds to the needs of a younger generation and that cultivates a rich sense of the presence of God in fresh and relevant ways. Using tools for design thinking, members of the task force hosted input sessions across the summer, designed bare-bones prototypes to spur active feedback from our staff and congregants, and then analyzed the information gathered along the way to discover trends, needs and passions.
We stand ready to breathe life into the favored and viable features to test-run a model, play with ideas and possibilities, and continue to innovate, tweak and refine across the year.
Starting the first Sunday in Advent (December 2) we dedicated two distinct worship times and styles. Our traditional worship runs 10-11 am, with the richness and invitational welcome of our Federated Choirs and Sunday School. Then from 11:30 am-12:15 pm, we offer “Rise to Shine” to shine God’s light in spirited, eclectic and relevant worship, featuring excellent music and participation alongside an enriching sermon.
We encourage the congregation’s participation, input and promotion of “Rise to Shine” to friends and family to help Federated move toward God’s promising and thriving future at Federated “for this generation and the next.”
Spirited. Relational. Relevant.
Come: let’s grow a church with soul and spirit…together!