UPCOMING WORSHIP

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


Worship is available on YouTube at 10am and Sunday School is available via Zoom at 11:30am. 


Virtual Coffee Fellowship follows worship on Zoom every Sunday (CLICK HERE)


See below for details.


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

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER  27

 

10AM 

Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch

 

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

"The Paradox of Good Intentions"

Scripture:  Matthew 21:23-32

 

Music by Joshua Konow and 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 OCTOBER 4

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY 


10AM

Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch


Rev. Mark Simone preaching on

"Are There Limits to God's Favor"

Scripture:  Matthew  21:33-46


Music by Marcia Snavely & singers from the Children's Choir


UCC Neighbors in Need offering collected

Communion celebrated


11:30AM 

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

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

SUNDAY OCTOBER 11



10AM 

Live-streamed Worship on our YouTube channel TheFederatedChurch


Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

"Dressing Appropriately for God's Banquet"

Scripture:  Matthew 22: 1-14


Music by Marcia Snavely


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.



​​​​​​​Fall Sermon Series

Confounding Discipleship: The Strangeness of God’s Gifts and Expectations


During the fall of 2020, we will be engaging texts and stories from Matthew’s gospel, exploring together the richness and mystery of both the grace God offers and the life of discipleship God invites. The gifts are abundant. The expectations are bracing and full of promise. Join us as we attend to God’s strange and wonderful assurances, as well as to what it means to live a full and faith-filled life. 


September 13, Rally Day               Matthew 18:21-35     Forgiveness


September 20                                Matthew 20:1-16       Unearned Blessing


September 27                                Matthew 21:23-32     The Paradox of Good Intentions


October 4                                       Matthew 21:33-46     Are There Limits to God’s Favor?


October 11                                     Matthew 22:1-14       Dressing Appropriately for God’s Banquet


October 18                                     Matthew 22:15-22     What Belongs to the Emperor and What Belongs to God?


October 25, Reformation Sunday  Matthew 22:34-46     The Impossible Great Commandment


November 1, All Saints Day           Matthew 23:1-12      Greatness and Humility


November 8                                   Matthew 25:1-13      Being Ready for God’s Coming


November 15                                 Matthew 25:14-30    Making the Most of Our Gifts


November 22                                 Matthew 25:31-46    The Least of These

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.