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Church of Christ
Church of Christ, Northern California Nevada Conference
& Affirming Statement
The Center for Progressive Christianity
Welcome to the First Congregational Church of Sonoma
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.
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome
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
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.
California Interfaith Power and Light has chosen our congregation, First Congregational Church of Sonoma, as the winner for their 2014 Advocacy Climate award. CIPL says, "Because of First Congregational Church of Sonoma many impressive achievements in the area of advocacy - you have been chosen to be honored at our 2014 Cool Climate awards ceremony in San Francisco on November 12, 2014. It is encouraging that faith communities are increasingly aware that climate change is one of the leading moral issues of our time, and we are pleased to recognize the inspiring work you are doing."
The 2014 California Interfaith Power and Light Cool Climate Awards will be held on Wednesday, November 12 at The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco, at 6:00pm.
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Check out the Youth Service video on our FB page.
• Save the Date:
• Seekers - The Seekers will resume their twice monthly meetings starting Tuesday, May 6 at 7pm in the Community Room. All are welcome.
• Meditation Group: Fridays 8 a.m. Community
• December Worship Schedule
• Spiritual Inquiry led by Tim Boeve, 9am, Community Room Sunday 14 and 28.
• Contemplative Advent Service December 21 cancelled.
• Christmas Eve Services:
7pm Family Service
11pm Candlelight Service
• Communal Meal, FCC and CSS, BH 12:30-1:15pm, 1:15-2pm Discourse and Dialogue with Dr. Joel Lohr "Who are the People of God?" Saturday, January 10, 2015.
•Reception for Rev. Nancy and Chey - Sunday, January 11, Burlingame Hall immediately following worship service. Please bring an appetizer or finger food.
• Earth Care Committee Water Saving Tips.
• Carl Sagan's "The Pale Blue Dot"
• FCC Sonoma Advocates for Earth Care - join us today!!
Please take a moment to fill out the form to this Advocates for Earth Care
flyer and give it to one of our Earth Care committee members: John Donnelly, Cathy Webber, Janet Volkman, Tim Boeve, and Jackie Steuer.
Youth Service Movie or click here.
Rev. Nancy Taylor
Sunday Worship Services
• Worship Service - 10:30 a.m.
• Sunday School and Childcare Provided
• Wheelchair Accessible
Work week is Tuesday through Sunday. With some exceptions, I am at the church in the mornings, Wednesday through Friday, but I'm also available to meet with you at the church or elsewhere on Tuesday mornings, as well as most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons.
||I do not check my e-mail or voicemail from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday morning, so, please, if you have a pastoral emergency, call me on my cell phone.
Rev. Nancy Taylor - the communion table is set
• Weekly Communion Service after worship in the Sanctuary.
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
Youth: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!
Check out OurSpiritNow.org
"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.
Son Gives His Gay Dads The Best News Ever.
Her Dad Thinks Being Gay Was Her Choice.
A Man Slams Down A Bigoted Question So Hard He Brings Down The House.
Read about Anthony Venn-Brown who is passionate about ending the unnecessary suffering caused to gay and lesbian people and their families because of the ignorance about sexual orientation.
Andrew Solomon - Love, No Matter What.