10am    Worship in the Sanctuary

at 76 Bell Street

(Service will be live-streamed on YouTube)



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






in the Sanctuary at 76 Bell Street

(Live-streamed on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch)



Rev.  Mark Simone preaching his final sermon at Federated prior to his retirement

First in Caring

Scripture: Mark 9:30-37


Reception for Rev. Simone follows worship



in the Sanctuary at 76 Bell Street

(Live-streamed on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch)


Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

Shall We Dance?

Scripture: II Samuel 6:1-5,  12b-19

Music by Joshua Konow and the RISE to Shine Band



in the Sanctuary at 76 Bell Street

(Live-streamed on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch)


Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

Receiving as a Child

Scripture:  Mark 10:2-16

Special Music by the Children's Choir

UCC Neighbors in Need Offering received

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.

Worship in September

September 5                       Rev. Mark Simone preaching                          Being Open. Being Fair    Scripture: James 2:1-10

September 12, Rally Day    Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching         Who is the Real Jesus?    Scripture:  Mark 8:27-38

September 19                     Rev. Mark Simone preaching his final             First in Caring                   Scripture: Mark 9:30-37

                                               sermon before his retirement

September 26                     Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching         Shall We Dance?               Scripture: II Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

Worship in October & early November


During October and the first two Sundays of November, we will focus on the gospel of Mark’s portrait of Jesus and the life of faith, attending to different qualities of life in Christ.

October 3                                              Receiving as a Child                                   Scripture Mark 10:2-16

October 10                                            Leaving Everything for God                       Scripture Mark 10:17-31

October 17                                            Living as Servants                                      Scripture: Mark 10:35-45;

October 24                                            Seeing Again                                               Scripture: Mark 10:46-52;

October 31, Reformation Sunday        Trick or Treat: Love Whom Exactly?         Scripture:Mark 12:28-34

November 7, All Saints’ Sunday           Giving from Out of Our Poverty                 Scripture: Mark 12:38-44

November 14                                        Birthpangs of Christ’s Coming                  Scripture: Mark 13:1-8




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.