Programs & Services

Missions

Local missions include:

  • Paxton Area Ministerial Association
  • PBL Foodbank
  • School District Holiday Meals
  • Support our Pool – local Park District
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • PBL School Supplies
  • Hold a rummage sale with donations made by both members and non-members. Proceeds are used to support local mission work.

Outreach Missions include:

Church World Service School Kits, Hygiene Kits, Clean-up Kits, and the Blanket Program

Education

  • Sunday School is offered for children of all ages from August through May. Sunday School meets on Sundays from 9am-9:45am.
  • Confirmation Class for eligible youth-Sunday mornings, 9am

Youth

  • Youth Group meetings, every other Sunday night, 5pm.
  • Christian Education Committee plans a variety of activities for our youth during the year including:
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Owl Prowl & Wolf Howl trips to Middlefork Forest Preserve
  • Visit area nursing homes Wednesday evenings in the summer to play bingo with the residents.
  • Various Youth Group activities during the year including visits to Sholem Pool, Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch, Barnum & Bailey Circus, Christmas live nativity scene.

Worship & Music

Choir

Choir meets every Wednesday from 7-8 pm from mid August to late May. The *Federated Choir meets Wednesday nights from 7-8pm. Priscilla Andreae, directs and leads the choir.

Children’s Sermons

Each Sunday Pastor Colleen prepares a short “talk” just for the youth. The children are very important at Federated and this is a special opportunity in our service to share and teach our children.

Community

The Federated Church participates in a variety of local activities including:

  • local Christmas Parade each year and many years has a live nativity scene.
  • help plant flowers in the main street planters
  • In 2011 the congregation participated in Paxton’s first all-church softball tournament.

Many members from The Federated Church of Paxton are represented in a wide variety volunteer community activities including:

  • Paxton Masonic Lodge
  • Order of the Eastern Star, Paxton
  • Ford County Crime Stoppers
  • Paxton Buckley Loda Education Foundation
  • Paxton Historical Society
  • PBL Foodbank Board
  • Paxton Swim Team Coach
  • Paxton Special Olympics Basketball
  • Middlefork Bluebirds
  • Paxton Chamber of Commerce
  • Paxton Pride
  • Paxton Rotary Club
  • PBL Booster Club

…and many more – our members are a diverse group with diverse interests.

© 2011- Paxton Federated Church