BIBLE 101

How many creation stories do we find in Genesis? What is the single most important event in the Hebrew Bible? Why is it culturally insensitive to refer to the Jewish sacred scriptures as “The Old Testament”? If such questions intrigue you, come join this lively 3-week class!! All are welcome,

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Taize is Back!

Taize Prayer begins? Mark your calendars? Taize Prayer will begin this coming Friday, June 8, from 4-5 PM in the Sanctuary. The time will be spent in simple Taize chants and quiet prayer. We know that many will look forward to this new offering (every 2nd Friday of the month).

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F.I.S.H. Sunday

Please bring your food donations for F.I.S.H.


Spirit Café offering is Chi Gong

Our Spirit Café offering is Chi Gong with  Rev. Kathy Cramer from 4-5 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Rev. Kathy teaches this ancient practice of integrating gentle movement and meditation to balance the body/spirit.


Summer Circles of Eight Sign-Ups

Summer vacations and visiting guests prohibit some from joining Circles of Eight. Others look forward to the opportunity to dine with friends during the warm, summer evenings. If you want to be included in a summer evening dinner circle, I will be taking names after church on Sunday, May 6.

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Ice Cream Social

Please join us for  a community ice cream social on Sunday, June 10, after the 10:30 service. We will celebrate one another and the start of summer.


Endowment Fund Grant Proposal Guidelines

Click here to view Guidelines.


Lenten Study Group!!

The United Church of Christ has an extraordinary history of being not just engaged, but “out front” on religious and social issues, going all the way back to the Pilgrims. Come join us for a 4-week Lenten study group on the background and beliefs of our denomination, led by Alan

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FCCS in the News!

First Congregational Church of Sonoma reaches out to vulnerable wildfire survivors, with assistance from Disaster Ministries.


Third Annual Earth Care Festival

The church’s Earth Care committee is hosting the Third Annual Earth Care Festival from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22.


Upcoming Events

West Spain Thrift Shop

June 21, 2018
10:00 AM / 01:00 PM

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OPEN 10am-1pm
Thursdays &  Saturdays

Times to drop off donations:
Monday 9-11am
Tuesday 9-11 am
Thursday 9am-1pm
Friday  9-11am
Saturday 9am-1pm.

Women’s Fellowship, First Congregational Church of Sonoma, UCC
252 W. Spain St., Sonoma

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Breath Workshop

June 21, 2018
04:00 PM / 05:30 PM

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Breath Workshop, Sunday, June 21, 4-5:30 p.m. and every third Thursday. So mark your calendars!
Join Margot Biestman in the Sanctuary for the breath workshop This is a free event and open to all.

Handbell Choir 4:30-6pm

June 21, 2018
04:30 PM / 06:00 PM

Interested in playing handbells?

The handbell choir is off for the summer.

Contact the director, Susan Kelchner.

 

 

Meditation Group

June 22, 2018
08:00 AM / 08:30 AM

Join us in the Community Room for silent meditation every Friday morning from 8-8:30am.

Taize is Back!

June 22, 2018
04:00 PM / 05:00 PM

Taize Prayer begins? Mark your calendars?

Taize Prayer will begin this coming Friday, June 8, from 4-5 PM in the Sanctuary. The time will be spent in simple Taize chants and quiet prayer. We know that many will look forward to this new offering (every 2nd Friday of the month). Come and join in this lovely way to end our week. Newcomers and experienced in Taize Prayer...all are welcome. Please share this news with your friends. Learn more about Taize at www.taize.fr/en.

West Spain Thrift Shop

June 23, 2018
10:00 AM / 01:00 PM

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OPEN 10am-1pm
Thursdays &  Saturdays

Times to drop off donations:
Monday 9-11am
Tuesday 9-11 am
Thursday 9am-1pm
Friday  9-11am
Saturday 9am-1pm.

Women’s Fellowship, First Congregational Church of Sonoma, UCC
252 W. Spain St., Sonoma

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8:30 a.m. Quiet Reflective Service

June 24, 2018
08:30 AM / 09:30 AM

The early morning service (a more contemplative tone) continues!! But we have changed the time from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  The liturgy for the 8:30 a.m. service will be similar to the 10:30 a.m. celebration with the same sermon and texts, and Communion on the first Sunday of the month. The 8:30 a.m. service will not have musicians, except on rare occasion, with longer spaces for silence and reflection built into the flow of the service. There will not be Fellowship Time afterwards unless that evolves on its own.