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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SONOMA

FCC Sonoma is alive and well! Although we cannot gather for worship in our lovely sanctuary or be together on our campus, we are finding ways to worship God, to care for and support one another, to pursue new ideas and grow spiritually, to seek justice and serve those in need, and to advocate for the care of the earth. Click here for information about Zoom worship services, sermons and music on YouTube, weekly newsletters, and ways that you can be involved in the ongoing life of FCC Sonoma.

We laugh freely and rejoice in the wonder of God’s love and care, while investing our energy, our courage, and our creativity in building a world of justice and equal opportunity for all.

 

We affirm our high calling to care for all creation and to seek justice for the oppressed, ever-conscious of the socioeconomic dimensions of climate change and ecological disruption and its effects on global inequality.


We are spiritual seekers who embrace Jesus’ message of love and compassion, and often find ourselves more comfortable with questions than answers. We value science, culture, and the wisdom of other religious traditions.

In the spirit of love, we welcome people of every age, economic status, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality, race, religious background, and sexual orientation to participate fully in all aspects of our church’s life and ministry.



A MESSAGE FROM

OUR PASTOR

The patchwork quilt is really the symbol of the world which must come: one new design made out of many old designs. We will stitch this world together yet. Don't give up.

- Pete Seeger

 

Beloved,

This Sunday, May 16, as we gather ourselves into this next moment in the worshiping life of our community, we know that for some of you it is easier to remain online for service on Sunday mornings. For that reason, we will keep our 8:30 service on Zoom and open to any and all who wish to join in the online liturgy. A sermon will be delivered at that time and a time for reflection in community will follow. Meeting in this way has been a blessing to many, it has allowed for a depth of intimacy and sharing that has been incredibly special. I look forward to continuing this practice with you.

For those who are ready to meet again in person, we look forward to seeing you promptly at 10:30 for outdoor service in the peace plaza, right in front of the Thrift Shop. A few things will be different:


  • You will be asked to wear masks to help keep safe those who might not yet be vaccinated.
  • There will be no singing in our first several gatherings until we feel safe to include it. We are lucky to have Stephanie, our wonderful music director, who will offer instrumental support to the service.
  • We will not be passing the offering basket or the microphone for prayer concerns. So that everyone will be able to hear, if you have a prayer concern please email me by Saturday evening and I will include it in the service.
  • There will be an offering basket as you exit the space, and we will happily receive your generous gifts.


We will get used to all these little adjustments and there will be more to come, no doubt. It is a small price to pay for being able to worship in person again and I know it will be a blessing to see your sweet faces and be together on our sacred grounds.

With a hopeful heart,
Curran

FCC Sonoma

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