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The First Congregational Church of Sonoma

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Welcome to the First Congregational Church of Sonoma


WHO WE ARE

Our community of faith knows some measure of God’s grace, compassion, mercy, justice and peace. It is our desire to share that love with you regardless of your age, race, gender, marital status, physical condition, sexual orientation, ethnic or economic background.

We are an Open and Affirming Church. 

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No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.

Empowered by the spirit of God, we seek peace and justice for all human and other living species on Earth, following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

SCOTUS's DOMA and Prop. 8 decisions opens the way for your weddings to take place at this church. As an Open and Affirming church, we celebrate with all LGBT people in their right to marry. Congratulations!
Photos from 2013.6.30 S.F. Pride Parade showing members of our church supporting LGBT people.


If you are new to the community or planning to move to Sonoma, please give us a call, 707.996.1328, and we shall be very pleased to provide information and assist where we can. You may also want to visit the Sonoma Visitors' Bureau.


Families are WELCOME at FCC in Sonoma. Visit our new Sunday School classroom/Nursery in the Community Room. Nursery care available from 10:30 a.m. until the end of Worship. Children ages 5 to 12 are excused for Sunday school early during the Worship Service.


WHAT'S NEW

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• Weekly Communion Service after worship in the sanctuary.

• Save the Date:

Lenten Weekly Meditation Invitation
Beginning Monday, March 10th at 5:15pm, and continuing throughout the season of Lent, we invite you to join us for a half hour of meditation in our Community Room. Come…. to sit for peace, for justice, for Mother Earth and all living things, for whatever is close to your hearts. We hope that this time will be friendly for working folks, or those not wanting to come out in the evening. We also hope that those participating in the 40 Day Journey from 4-5pm will be able to stay. All are welcome to join us in this practice during Lent!

• Tuesdays, 7:00p.m. - book study co-led by Rabbi Bella and Rev. Nancy - "Jesus: First Century Rabbi". For more info, contact Rev. Nancy.

Maundy Thursday, April 17 - supper and footwashing service, 6:00pm Sanctuary.

Good Friday, April 18 - A reading of the Passion from the Gospel of Mark, Rev. Kathy Speas, who has just retired as a chaplain with Hospice by the Bay, will be offering the reflection. The Sonoma Valley Ministerial Association is once again offering a Good Friday service at 12:10 pm. The service will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 275 East Spain Street.

Saturday, April 19, 9:00am - Landscaping Clean-up Party. Bring your tools and gloves.

Sundy, April 20, 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday

Sundays May 11 and 18, June 1 and 8 - 2:00pm Community Room - New Member Gatherings. Interested in becoming a member of FCC, please attend. For more information, contact Rev. Nancy.

• Sunday, June 7 from 5-8pm Family Food, Fun and Games night.

• Sunday, November 1 from 5-8pm Family Food, Fun and Games night.

• Earth Care Committee Water Saving Tips.

 

Call 211 for Non-Emergency Help

• We Care Cards We Care Cards

Are you interested in joining the handbell choir? Contact Janice.
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ESCRIP program info. Raise $$ for the church!

Peace Pole Dedication photos by Veda Lewis

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ONGOING MEETINGS:
The Seekers, Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. Community Room.
All are welcome to join us!
Meditation Group: Fridays 8 a.m. Community Room


CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

A handful of our members represented this church and marched with various religious affiliations in the S.F. Pride Parade. Read about one Church Lady's experience! - Church Ladies for Gay Rights.


Land Use Team photos Land Use Team - Michael Ross


Handbell choir
March 9, 2014 - FCC Handbell Choir

Video of handbell performance.

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Interested in joining the handbell choir, we'd love for you to contact us.

 

Links to Taize Music

 

Rev. Dorothy Streutker delivered the sermon "Do You Hear What I Hear". Links from her talk

'Walk for Health Care Reform' - photos

Camp Caz Photos

Faith in Action! Photos

CROPWalk Photos 2013 - A Successful Day - Walking to Feed the Hungry

See story and photos from the 'Caring for the Earth - Linking Faith, Hope, Love, Justice and Action in Our Churches' conference.


 

 

 

May the love of God surround you always.
Peace be with you
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Rev. Nancy Taylor

Sunday Worship Services

• Worship Service - 10:30 a.m.
• Sunday School and Childcare Provided
• Wheelchair Accessible

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Rev. Nancy Taylor - the communion table is set

CROPWalk team
CROP Walk 2014 committee
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See more photos.


Rev. Sally Bingham
FCC was honored to host Rev. Sally Bingham, who spoke about our moral imperative to do everything we can to protect Mother Earth. Rev. Nancy Taylor far right, Kathy Aanestad (Forum chair), John Donnelly (Earth Care chair) (Photo by Veda Lewis)

Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment Paperback

Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis Through the Lens of Faith (Skylight Illuminations) Paperback

Rev. Sally Bingham
Rev. Bingham - a passionate, dedicated environmental and spiritual advocate and activist. (Photo by Veda Lewis)


Karen Boon
Karen Boon brings joy to folks at the convalescent hospital. She is yet another great example of church members providing loving service to the community.

A Pledge for Grateful Living

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Sharing the Bounty Breakfast photos

Thrift Shop Hours


2011 First Congregational Church of Sonoma, CA S.F. Pride Group
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Watch the Church Ladies on
YouTube here and here.

LGBTQ Youth: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!
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"We believe that the true basis of religion is love and that all people deserve to be loved, especially youth who struggle fitting the traditional straight model of sexuality. Watch our movies, explore and, above all, know that you’re loved." You are not alone!!
Yes, you are loved and not alone.

The 'Not All Like That' Christians Project
A Christian website proclaiming their belief in full LGBT equality. The purpose of the NALT Christians Project is to give LGBT-affirming Christians a means of proclaiming to the world—and especially to young gay people—their belief and conviction that there is nothing anti-biblical or at all inherently sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Check out their videos.

 

 


 

252 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476 • 707.996.1328
E-mail: contact@sonomacongregational.org Website: http://www.sonomacongregational.org