UPCOMING WORSHIP

 

Attention: We return to our renovated spaces at 76 Bell Street on November 18

 

Two more Sundays with a single 10am Worship Service

then

On Sunday December 2 we begin a NEW two service worship schedule debuting our Rise to Shine Family Worship

 

 

 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18


Commitment  & Ingathering Sunday - What Shall We Bring?

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

Psalm 16

Theme: Fullness of Joy

Special Music by the Bell Choir and the Choir

The new organ debuts

The Leap of Faith Liturgical Dancers perform


10AM    

Worship & Sunday School

RETURNS TO 76 BELL STREET


On this Sunday we will return to our renovated and refreshed Sanctuary on Bell Street. 


Come early (9:45am) to hear special prelude music by the Bookshar Trumpet Ensemble and Marcia Snavely.


Parking will continue to be a challenge while the school construction continues.  Your patience is appreciated.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25

 

Reign of Christ Sunday

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

John 18:33-37

Theme: Reign of Christ-Testifying to the Truth

Music by the Choir

 

10AM

Family Worship

at Bell Street

(No Sunday School)

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 2


First Sunday in Advent

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching

Music by the Choir


10AM

Worship & Sunday School

at Bell Street


11:30AM

Rise to Shine Family Worship debuts!

(Details below)

Rise to Shine!  Our New Worship Schedule starts on December 2

(at 76 Bell Street)

10 am         Traditional Worship & Sunday School

11:30am      Rise to Shine Family Worship

Sunday mornings at Federated, get ready to RISE! Church Council’s Task Force for Re-Imagining the Sunday Experience gathered 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.


Throughout November, even as we re-enter our newly renovated 76 Bell Sanctuary, we will continue a united worship at 10 am. Then, starting the First Sunday in Advent (December 2) we will dedicate two distinct worship times and styles. Our traditional worship will run 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!


ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS



Accessibility

Both the Bell Street campus and the Family Life Center campus are fully handicapped accessible and have marked handicapped parking.  The entire Family Life Center Campus is on one level.  The Bell Street building has an elevator inside the parking lot entrance that leads to all levels including classrooms, restrooms, offices and the Sanctuary.  The level Bell Street drop-off entrance leads directly into the Narthex.  Inside the Sanctuary there are spaces for individuals in wheelchairs.  Those finding it difficult to sit in pews may find one of the padded armchairs more comfortable.  Ushers and greeters are available for assistance before and throughout services.



Vision and Hearing Concerns

Our Sanctuary is equipped with a Hearing Loop system. This system turns hearing aids into loudspeakers, delivering sound right into the ear. A current is amplified and sent to a magnetic cable loop surrounding the Sanctuary and central section of the balcony. This magnetic cable is installed under the carpet. Sound received with this system has improved quality and clarity. 85% of all hearing aids are equipped with a Telecoil which picks up the magnetic field signal. A person so equipped must visit their audiologist to ensure the Telecoil is activated. The individual simply pushes a button on their hearing aid upon entering the Church and they are immediately wired in when they enter the ‘loop’.


Large print bulletins and hearing aid devices are available in the Narthex.  Reading glasses are also available there to be borrowed by those who may have misplaced their own.  



Communion Accommodations

For communion we use grape juice and bread. An alternative to the bread is available for those with gluten or wheat allergies.