A Place to Grow
We aspire to be a place where you can learn to better seek God by imitating Jesus Christ. Disciple is another word for a follower or imitator. Following or trying to imitate Jesus Christ, who exemplifies divine human relationship, is central to what we do as we seek to interact with God. Toward this end we seek to assist all in becoming life-long Bible learners, develop habits that promote relating to God and creating an environment of free inquiry where all can contribute to our efforts to understand and respond to God.
Fostering Free Inquiry
At Federated Church, we like to say that we are diverse in opinion, but united in Christ. Indeed, we believe the more faith perspective that can be brought to bear on a subject, the better it will be understood for the good of all. You are invited to be a part of the following opportunities to come together, share our various points of view and be one with God and each other.
Practicing the Spiritual Disciplines
Internal habits like meditation, prayer, fasting and study, external habits like simplicity, solitude, submission, service and shared disciplines such as confession, worship, guidance and celebration, are an essential part to spiritual growth.
With these things in mind, Federated offers the following learning opportunities in 2011:
Christian Meditation Group
Our meditation group meets each Monday evening at 7:00 at the church. We are a member group of the World Community for Christian Meditation. If you have questions, please contact Bill DeWitt at (497-3750) or Nola DeWitt at (497-3750).
The Jesus I Never Knew
At 9:30 each Sunday morning through July 10, 2011, our adult class is studying The Jesus I Never Knew, an award-winning book by Philip Yancey. Teacher Gary Steinhardt says "All are welcome to attend. We have a schedule and books available and I think you will find this a rewarding experience."
Rivers of Eden
Tentatively scheduled to meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 beginning July 17, 2011, our adult Sunday School class will discuss Daniel Hillel's book, Rivers of Eden: The Struggle for Water and the Quest for Peace in the Middle East. From the dust jacket: "...the history of civilization in the Fertile Crescent is fundamentally the story of how societies in this semiarid environment managed or mismanaged their land and water resources ... Rivers of Eden offers hope for ... [and points the way ... toward the peace and regional cooperation that can restore the Middle East] to the Eden and center of culture that it once was..."