UPCOMING WORSHIP

 

ON SUNDAYS

 

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)

 

 


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT:

HOPE

 

10AM  WORSHIP

in the Sanctuary at 76 Bell Street

(Live-streamed on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch)

_______________

 

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

Your Redemption is Drawing Near

Scripture: Luke 21:25-36

 

Music by Joshua Konow and the RISE to Shine Band

 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 5

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT:

PEACE

 

10AM  WORSHIP

in the Sanctuary at 76 Bell Street

(Live-streamed on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch)

_______________

 

Rev. Judy Bagley-Bonner preaching on

All Flesh Shall See the Salvation of God

Scripture:  Luke 3:1-6

 

Communion celebrated

 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 12

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

JOY

 

10AM  WORSHIP

in the Sanctuary at 76 Bell Street

(Live-streamed on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch)

_______________

 

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

We are Baptized with the Holy Spirit and Fire

Scripture:  Luke 3:7-18

 

Special Christmas music by the Children's Choir

Christmas Eve Offering Recipient introduced

 



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

Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love in a Fractured World

 

The season of Advent is the four Sundays preceding Christmas. With “Advent” meaning “coming,” during this season, we will look at four passages from Luke’s gospel for signs of hope, peace, joy, and love. We will seek those signs in our faith and in the world around us. Come to rest in the promises of God, to be fed, and to be led into faith-filled ministry. In the frenetic days leading up to Christmas, you’ll be especially glad you took this time with God!


November 28      First Sunday in Advent        Hope        Scripture Luke 21:25-36     "Your redemption is drawing near"


December 5       Second Sunday in Advent    Peace       Scripture Luke 3:1-6          “All flesh shall see the salvation of God”


December 12     Third Sunday in Advent        Joy           Scripture: Luke 3:7-18       “We are baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire”


December 19     Fourth Sunday in Advent     Love         Scripture: Luke 1:39-55      “God’s mercy is for those who revere God”

 


December 24     Christmas Eve                     Candlelighting Services at 4pm, 6:30pm & 8:30pm      
 

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.