Jr. and Sr. HIGH


S.P.I.F.F.Y. (Service Projects Initiated From Federated Youth)

for junior high school youth


for high school youth

GROUP is our ministry for teenagers in grades 9 through 12, offering a weekly program September through May. The program is open to all high school age youth regardless of denominational background. 

GROUP strives to make personal faith a living, growing part of life through relevant programs and fun events, emphasizing that it is in Christ that we find our meaning. The thrust of GROUP is to provide a sanctuary for teenagers where no question is stupid, no concern trivial. We are friends exploring the same path together in Christ. GROUP is the place to be for high school young adults. Our missionary efforts include trips to a soup kitchen at our sister church on the near west side of Cleveland and an annual summer work camp. 


For more information contact Gary Dole, gdd.fedchurch@gmail.com


for high school youth

We invite youth in 9th & 10th grade and above to participate in bi-weekly Confirmation lunches and discussions from the beginning of October through the end of April. Confirmation Class happens every other year. The next class will take place in 2024.Classes are uniquely designed to support our teens as they explore the faith of their childhood through the lens of a growing adult. We provide a sacred space in which our youth can gather in friendship to share a meal, explore their faith through

  • Story
  •  Music
  •  Film clips/discussions
  • Scripture lesson reflections and prayer
  • Service experiences

The culmination of these experiences are shared on Confirmation Sunday in late April, where our youth are invited to write and share their faith journeys with our church family.


For more information contact Betsy Wooster, bwooster@fedchurch.org



For 24 years The Federated Church has embraced this amazing ministry for the youth of The Federated Church and the surrounding community.  Junior and Senior High kids from the Chagrin Valley and beyond have worked together to reach the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  You do not need to be a member of Federated Church to participate, although we ask that you attend all required fund raisers and come to as many weekly Youth Group meetings as possible so that we may grow as a group on this Journey that starts long before we reach the mountains.

The basic agenda of the Colorado Trip features...

  • White Water Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rappeling
  • Backpacking

...through the Ministry of Noah's Ark Adventure Co. in Buena Vista, Colorado.

For more information, click HERE or contact Emily Moore at emoore@fedchurch.org