UPCOMING WORSHIP

The Bell Street building and offices are also closed to the public.  We hope to return to in-person activities in 2021.

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 is available via Zoom 


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29

FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT


10AM 

Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch


Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

"Hope: God's Shining Face"

Scripture:  Psalm 80:7

Music by the RISE to Shine Band


11:30AM 

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

(Contact Kristin at klefeber@fedchurch.org for the link)

SUNDAY DECEMBER 6

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

 

10AM

Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch

 

Rev. Mark Simone preaching on

"Peace"

Special music by Barry Stees, bassoon, and Kiko Weinroth, soprano.

Communion celebrated

 

11:30AM 

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

(Contact Kristin at klefeber@fedchurch.org for the link)

SUNDAY DECEMBER 13

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT

 

10AM 

Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch

 

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

"Joy:  Filled with Laughter & Joy"

Scripture:  Psalm 126:2

 

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.



​​​​​​​Advent & Christmas Worship Series:

Into Unsettled and Troubling Times Come the Promises of God:

Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love


What a year we have been through! It has tested us on so many levels. With the season of Advent (November 29-December 20), we begin again. We are reminded that, whatever our challenges, the promises of God always come to make us new. No matter how tough things may seem, God is again and again giving us hope, peace, joy, and love. So we will be on the lookout this Advent season for those incalculable gifts. “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you” (Matthew 7:7). Together, we will ask, search, and knock, trusting that God will provide. Join us for our 10:00 Sunday morning livestream worship. You’ll be glad you did!



November 29   First Sunday in Advent           Psalm 80:7            Hope: God’s Shining Face


December 6     Second Sunday in Advent                                    Peace


December 13   Third Sunday in Advent          Psalm 126:2          Joy: Filled with Laughter and Joy 

December 20   Fourth Sunday in Advent       Luke 1:30               Love: You Have Found Favor with God


December 27   First Sunday of Christmas      Isaiah 61:10-62:3  You Shall Be a Crown of Beauty in the Hand of God
                                                                                                      The telling of a Christmas story
January 3        Second Sunday of Christmas

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.