In-Person Worship & Sunday School have been cancelled through Sunday, May 3 due to concerns about COVID-19. 

Livestreamed Worship will be offered as an alternative. (See below for details.)

The Bell Street building and offices have been closed to the public until Monday, May 4.  




Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch

Led by Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton 

Communion celebrated

Music by Barry Stees (bassoon), Bruce Gigax & Beth Rutkowski (vocals), Marcia Snavely (organ)





Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

Recognizing Jesus

Scripture: John 20: 1-18

Festive organ & trumpet music




Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel


Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on 

Finding the Peace of Christ

Scripture: John 20: 19-31

The parking lot at Chagrin Falls Intermediate School (CFIS) is once again 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. 

The CFIS parking lot can now be accessed from Philomethian Street only.

The driveway between our lot and theirs is gone, but the lighted set of stairs remains allowing easy access.

Upcoming Sermon Themes and Scriptures


April 12, Easter     Recognizing Jesus                  Scripture - John 20:1-18       


April 19                  Finding the Peace of Christ    Scripture - John 20:19-31     


April 26                  Guest Preacher:  Rev. Michael Howard from the UCC Living Water Association 





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.