Stay up to date with what's going on at Federated!


  • Community Benevolance 
    • Thrift Sales (May, October)
    • Meals on Wheels (April, September)
    • Sue Lyon Book Sale (June)
  • Church Fundraisers
    • Pork Chop Dinner (May 17, 2019)
    • Pig Roast (October 3, 2019)
  • Congregational Food Celebrations
    • St. Patricks Day Corned Beef Dinner (March)
    • Women's Salad Supper (April)
    • Church Rally Day Picnic (September)
    • Thanksgiving Dinner (November)
  • Kids' Pilgrim Park Summer Camp


  • Ladies' Night Out: women from the church meet monthly (usually the 4th Monday) for fellowship and dinner at a local restaurant in DeKalb or Sycamore
    • Monday, Oct.28, 6:00 pm
      • Thai Pavilion - DeKalb
    • See pictures from last December's gathering at home of Peg Vitkus (right ---> )
  • Guys' Night out: men meet usually on the 3rd Monday for fellowship and dinner.
    • Monday, Oct. 21, 6:00 pm
      • PJ's Courthouse Tavern - Sycamore
  • Periodically, the groups coordinate on a Wednesday night to enjoy the prime rib special at Sorrentos in near-by Virgil.


  • Bunco: is a game generally played with twelve or more players, divided into groups of four, trying to score points while taking turns rolling three dice.
    • Saturday April 27, 7:00 pm
      • Dutton Hall
    • Bring 4 quarters & a dish to pass

Weekly Sewing Circle

  • A group of women who like to stitch and chat meet weekly at Wed. 9:30 - 11:00 AM in the  All-Purpose Room.  Church members and nonmembers are welcomed!

Prayer Shawl Ministry

  • A group of women who like to knit or crochete meet regularly to enjoy fellowship and create beautiful shawls for those facing illiness or grief - or a joy such as the birth of a child!  If you have always want to learn - this is your chance. Great teachers are on hand to help you get you started.
  • They meet the 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:00 PM in the All Purpose Room

Recent Special Activities

Spring Thrift Sale

May 10, 11

  • Proceeds supports Student Backpack Ministry

Ladies' Salad Supper

May 7, 6 pm, Dutton Hall

  • Entertainment by the Sycamore Middle School/High School Jazz Strings!!

St. Patrick's Day Potluck

Sunday, March 17 (after church)

Please Bring Something "Green" to Eat


 Pork Chop Drive-Thru Dinner

May 17 (Fundraiser)

  • Catered by The Country Store (Sycamore)
  • Menu:
    • Barbacued pork chop, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, applesauce, roll, dessert (e.g., brownie, cookie bar, cake)
  • Tickets = $12.00/dinner

Sue Lyon Memorial Book Sale

June 13, 14 & 15

  • Join us for the Annual Sue Lyon Memorial Book Sale  - where you can find  great deals on a wide variety of used books.
  • Many genres: fiction, non-fiction, self-help, history, politics, children's, youth, etc. 
  • Proceeds from this sale will benefit the ministries of Federated Church. 

Drive Through/Eat-in Dinner

Thursday, Oct. 3: 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Catered by Inbodens

  • Each dinner will have: pulled pork, baked beans, twice-baked potatoe salad, applesauce, roll, and a homemade desert (cookie, brownie, or bar cookie).
  • The cost of each meal is  $12.00. Tickets are available from church members and at the Church Office. 
  • You are welcome to enjoy your dinner and fellowship at the church in Dutton Hall: seating, place settings, and beverages will be provided. 

Fall Thrift Sale


Special 'Ladies Night Out' 

Christmas Gathering, Dec. 2019, 

at home of Peg Vitkus




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