The 2019 Lenten Breakfast Series has been announced.  The series will begin Wednesday, March 6, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at The “FED” (Federated Church), 403 N. Main Street, Sandwich, and will be held for six consecutive Wednesdays, concluding April 10.  The devotion theme this year is “Sayings from the Cross”, and will feature area pastors bringing messages around the seven sayings of Jesus from the cross. A continental breakfast will be served, and a freewill offering will be taken for the Ministerial Association Good Samaritan Fund to help the hurting and needy in the community.  All are invited to attend these special services.

Christmas Eve Service:  There will be a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 5:00 p.m. on December 24th.  We will sing the old carols, read the Christmas story, and take communion together. Invite a friend and come join us!

Special Christmas Music:  The Chancel Choir will be presenting special Christmas music during the worship service on December 16.  Please come and invite someone to attend!

Thanksgiving Eve Service:  Pastor Dan will be delivering the message, and members of the Chancel Choir will be singing, at the Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving, to be held at the United Church of Sandwich, 512 Lions Road, Wednesday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m.   

All Military Men and Women, both past and present, and their Families, are invited to attend a special worship service on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, at 9:30 a.m.  We want to recognize and thank you for your service to our country.  Following the worship service, please join us in Fellowship Hall for cake and refreshments in your honor.

Remember to set your clocks back one hour on November 4 when Daylight Savings Time ends!

Happy Veteran’s Day, November 11th, to all veterans, and thank you for your service to our country!

Fourth Tuesday Community Fellowship Feast:  The Federated Church, 403 N. Main St., Sandwich, will be hosting the November free Community Fellowship Feast Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Come join us in fellowship and enjoy a delicious meal.

Worship Service at this year’s Sandwich Fair: 

Guest Missionary Speaker:  Please join us in worship Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., when we welcome Missionary Nate Reuter to the pulpit.  Nate is a talented speaker and musician, who is serving God as a missionary in Japan.  He will be bringing the message “If you take God seriously, He will take you seriously”. 

Baby Dedication Sunday:  Sunday, August 12th, we will celebrate a baby dedication!  If anyone would like to schedule a dedication or baptism, contact Pastor Dan or the church office.

Church Picnic:  The annual all-church picnic will be held Sunday, July 22, 2018, from noon – 5:00 p.m. at Lake Holiday Beach #2, Sandwich.  Come bring a dish to share and enjoy great food and fellowship!  For directions, contact the church office.

Basement Sale:  There will be a church Basement Sale to benefit Open Door Friday, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 28, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Be sure to come find “treasures” and support Open Door.  Donations may be dropped off at the church Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  

Holy Week:  There will be a Maundy Thursday service in Fellowship Hall Thursday, March 29th, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to come and participate in this Holy Week experience.  Easter Sunday, April 1, there will be a full breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. to benefit the EPIC youth summer mission trip this summer. A free will offering will be taken.  Following the breakfast, please join us in a special Easter Worship service at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided.

The 2018 Lenten Breakfast Series will begin Wednesday, February 14th, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at The Federated Church. It will run for 6 consecutive weeks, through March 21. Several area churches will be participating. The schedule is as follows:  February 14: “The Christian Life Begins And Ends With Love”, presented by Pastor Wayne Derber of Salem Lutheran Church; February 21: “Giving And Receiving Belovedness”, presented by Mr. Chuck Johnson of The Federated Church; February 28: “Letting Go And Loving”, presented by Pastor David Johnson of Somonauk Baptist Church; March 7: “Deciding To Love”, presented by Pastor Anne Hoflen of Somonauk United Presbyterian Church; March 14: “Loving In The Midst of Adversity”, presented by Pastor Matthew Jones of Sandwich Church of the Nazarene; and March 21: “The Healing Power of Love”, presented by Rev. Bill Lupole, retired pastor of Lisle Bible Church. All are welcome to come and join in fellowship as we enter this Lenten/Easter season.

A Christmas Eve Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 24th.  All are welcome to join in the celebration of our Savior’s birth!

Come join us for upcoming Christmas celebrations!  The chancel choir will be presenting “Christmas is in the Heart”, a cantata that takes the big picture look at God’s redemption plan for humanity with fresh, lively music.  It will be presented during the 9:30 a.m. worship hour on Sunday, December 10th.  The choir will also be performing the cantata at the Willowcrest Nursing Pavilion at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th.

A Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service will be held at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich, Wednesday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m. There will be a community choir participating in the service.

There will be a Thanksgiving Tea event Monday, November 20, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Shari Tvrdik, former missionary to Mongolia and now Director of Special Projects and Communications for Cup of Cold Water Ministries. Cup of Cold Water Ministries is the sending agency that sent and stood with the Tvrdiks while they ministered in Mongolia. Shari will be sharing how God has used her in the mission field.  Tea and sweets will be served.


Basement Sale Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to benefit Open Door. Time to clean out that basement or attic! Donated items can be dropped off at the church beginning Monday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. – noon, or dropped off in the youth office.

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A Walk in Their Shoes, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Pine Ridge Christian Center for Cup of Cold Water Ministries, 2580 N. 3653rd Rd., Norway, IL.  This is a “Poverty Experience”, developed by a missionary in Mongolia.  A great experience!  Cost is $10.00.  For more information and to register, call 815-496-2024.

Crop Walk coming October 1, 2017, starting at St. Paul’s UCC, Hinckley.  Registration at 1:15 p.m., and walk start at 2:00 p.m.  Come join in on a day to fight hunger.



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The Federated Church-403 N. Main St., SAndwich IL. 60545-815-786-8595

  • Pastor Dan and his wife Linda
  • Our E.P.I.C. Youth Group
  • Church Chapel
  • Some of the children of the church
  • Yearly Lenten Breakfast Series