Worship

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WHAT’S A SERVICE LIKE?


During the summer months, everyone is invited to join us for one worship service. The worship service includes both hymns played on the organ and praise songs played by the band. The service is followed by time for fellowship. September through May, we have two worship services.

9am – CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
Greeters hand out announcements for the week. The service begins with a time of singing led by the praise band. The praise band includes a combination of piano, guitars, drums, bass, violin, mandolin, and singers.

10am – SUNDAY SCHOOL AND FELLOWSHIP HOUR

Sunday school classes for preschool – 6th grade meet at this time.
The adult bible study meets in the parlor and includes a discussion-based study led by Pastor Doug.
Fellowship is a time to get to know others in The Federated Church and strengthen relationships with the people you already know. Coffee, juice, water or tea; and cookies or crackers are available downstairs in the fellowship hall.
Occasional cross+generational Sunday school classes are held in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to participate in these times of connecting with one another, having caring conversations, and growing in faith together across generations.

11am – TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
Greeters hand out bulletins and ushers offer assistance in seating. The service includes traditional hymns played on the organ and anthems sung by the choir. Liturgy is printed in the bulletin to be read responsively as part of worship.


FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

communionCOMMUNION
Communion is celebrated together every first Sunday of the month. At the contemporary service, the congregation is invited to come forward via the center aisle and take a piece of bread and a communion cup.

At the traditional service, the congregation remains seated and is served by the Deacons and Elders.

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR
The Caring Ministry and Outreach Committee provides name tags as you enter the narthex to provide another way for people to be refreshed on each other’s names.

FOOD SHELF SUNDAY
The Federated Church has designated first Sundays for our community Food Shelf and encourage members and visitors to make a financial gift for this program

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC
Blood pressure clinics are supervised by our Parish Nurses during the fellowship hour. (No appointment is necessary.)

PASTOR’S SERIES
“First Sundays”, a program lead by Pastor Doug, cites and discusses themes of the Bible. The participants choose the themes for each year.


HAND BELL CHOIR
The Federated Church Bell Choir plays one Sunday a month during the 11am worship service.

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AT ALL WORSHIP SERVICES

NURSERY
The nursery space is available during the 9am service for parents to sit with their children, and is staffed with volunteers during the 11am service. The Narthex is also available and provides a comfortable space for parents to be with their children while still being able to see and hear the worship service. Activities for young children are available in the Narthex.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY
The Federated Church provides curbside assistance, if needed, and has wheelchairs available. The elevator is accessible from the main level, and opens to all three levels. Several of our pews have been modified to accommodate wheelchairs and walking assists. We also have “Hearing Boosters” and large print Bibles.