UPCOMING WORSHIP

The Bell Street building and offices are also closed to the public.  We hope to return to in-person activities after Easter.

We are livestreaming our Sunday morning worship service until we can safely gather as a faith community. 


ON SUNDAYS


10am    Worship is available on YouTube


11am    Virtual Coffee Fellowship follows worship via Zoom (CLICK HERE)


11:30am   Sunday School (grades K-5) is available via Zoom 


SUNDAY MARCH 7

YOUTH SUNDAY 

 

10AM 

Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch

 

Rev. Mark SImone  preaching on

Covenant and the Ten Commandments

Scripture:  Exodus 20:1-17

Communion celebrated

 

Music by singers from the Children's Choir

 

11:30AM 

Sunday School (for K-5th grade) via Zoom

Contact Kristin at klefeber@fedchurch.org for the link

SUNDAY MARCH 14​​​​​​​

(Daylight Savings Time begins)


10AM 
Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch


Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

The Covenant of Love

Scripture:  John 3:14-21

UCC One Great Hour of Sharing collection taken


11:30AM 

Sunday School (for K-5th grade) via Zoom

Contact Kristin at klefeber@fedchurch.org for the link

SUNDAY MARCH 21

 

10AM 

Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch

 

Rev. Mark Simone preaching on

The Covenant Written on Our Hearts

Scripture:  Jeremiah 31:31-34

 

11:30AM 

Sunday School (for K-5th grade) via Zoom

Contact Kristin at klefeber@fedchurch.org for the link


The parking lot at Chagrin Falls Intermediate School (CFIS) is available on Sunday mornings. 

If you are able-bodied and lightly-burdened please park there

so that the Federated parking spaces are available to new visitors and those with mobility issues. 

Access to the CFIS parking lot is from Philomethian Street.

There is a set of lighted, heated stairs between the Federated and CFIS lots.




Lenten Worship Series, 2021


“Covenant: Deepening the Relationship Between God and Us”

 

For worship on the six Sundays of Lent this year, we’re going to delve into the beauty and the wonder of the covenant between God and us. “Covenant” is a strange word to our ears. It may sound somewhat outmoded. Maybe, to contemporize it somewhat, we could use the word “agreement” instead. By whatever name, though, covenant is central to the relationship we have with God. We human beings have a covenant with God, and it defines everything about our faith. We’re going to explore what covenant says about God. And we’re going to reflect on what that covenant means for us. What does God’s faithfulness look like? What does our faithfulness look like? Join us as we live into this foundational gift and call.


Here’s what we’ll focus on each Sunday:


    February 21                             The Covenant of the Rainbow                             Genesis 9:8-17


    February 28                             Covenant and the Promise to Abram and Sarai  Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16


    March 7, Youth Sunday           Covenant and the Ten Commandments              Exodus 20:1-17


    March 14                                 The Covenant of Love                                         John 3:14-21


    March 21                                 The Covenant Written on our Hearts                   Jeremiah 31:31-34


    March 28, Passion Sunday     The Covenant and Self-Emptying                        Philippians 2:5-11

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 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 Sanctuary and they are immediately wired in when they enter the ‘loop’.


Large print bulletins and hearing aid devices are available in the Narthex.  



Communion Accommodations

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