• Prayerfully discerning and prioritizing together those issues of social justice where the Holy Spirit calls for our advocacy and attention at Federated Church
  • Studying current issues of social justice through book studies, films, workshops, presentations, field trips, and information gathering from other local groups who advocate for social justice.  
  • Praying for organizations, agencies and groups working on behalf of social justice. 
  • Uniting with and collaborating with other churches and social justice organizations who are actively participating in the work of Social Justice (e.g., Greater Cleveland Congregations).
  • Proclaiming Federated’s position on issues of social justice, when appropriate, through worship, church publications, social media, local news outlets, letter writing, phone calls, public witness and the wider United Church of Christ.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Kathy Franz at 440.543.4086 or




Sunday, February 9

11:30 am

Bell St. Room 240

Join us at our monthly SJAM meetings to learn more and become part of this dynamic, active ministry team. Think about joining one or two of the subcommittees:

Racial Justice, Healthcare for All,

Environmental Justice, LGBTQ,


All are welcome - Federated folks and others.



SJAM is sponsoring a series of movie nights that will focus on human rights, race relations, environmental issues, and more. Everyone, from Federated Church and the larger community, is invited to join together for an evening of learning, stimulating conversation, and exploring the issues of our times.


As we explore issues of social justice, questions keep coming:

What is God calling us to do?

What is God asking of us?

How will we respond?"

Movie Nights for African-American History Month

Henry Louis Gates’s four-part series,“Reconstruction in America” continues:


Monday, February 10, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Part 2, A Brief Moment in the Sun

Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 pm, Fellowship Hall
Part 3, From New South to Jim Crow

Monday, February 24, 7:00 pm, Fellowship Hall
Part 4, The New Negro


Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Encore Series 

“Station Hope: A Conversation” and “The Infamous Future”


Two short movies followed by a panel discussion
Thursday, February 20, 7:00—9:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $12 at the door or online at




Join us for a  monthly vigil the first Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm at Lakeside and E. 9th. For more information, contact Bill Shaul at