Spiritual Growth

The spirit moves in wondrous ways throughout our church community. In addition to the Sunday worship service there are book study and discussion groups that meet on a regular basis. Friday silent meditation is also an option. To learn more,  see the links below.

A Prayer written by John Philip Newell; a teacher and practitioner of Celtic Spirituality

In the gift of this new day, the gift of this present moment, in the gift of time and eternity intertwined,
Let us be grateful, let us be attentive, let us be open to what has never happened before,
In the gift of this new day, in gift of the present moment, in the gift of time and eternity intertwined.

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A New Day

 WORSHIP

Our worship service is a mix of traditional with progressive methods from time to time, representing our loving, energetic, and diverse congregation. Families are welcome! Visit our new Sunday School classroom/Nursery in the Community Room. Nursery care is 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. Learn More

SUNDAY SCHOOL – ADULT & CHILDREN’s

We have sessions for both adults and children.
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RESOURCES

Links to a variety of topics: church, social justice, earth care and more.  Learn More

 

FRIDAY MEDITATION

Congregation members and friends meet weekly for a simple 30-minute meditation. No guidance, no music, just candles and silent contemplation. Meet in the Community Room, 8:30 a.m.

40 DAY JOURNEYS

Participants focus on the works of spiritual authors such as Joan Chittister, Richard Rohr, Matthew Fox, and Hildegard. Meetings are weekly during the approximately 40 day period. For more information, please contact Janet Volkman who is leading the group.

SEEKERS

We are a discussion group holding the intention to explore openly and candidly a broad range of political, social, and spiritual issues of interest to the members.
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BOOK STUDIES

Seasonally, we form book study groups that delve into spiritual literature. One group involved members of FCC Sonoma and Congregation Shir Shalom, which shares our church campus. The study book was “Jesus: First Century Rabbi.” Learn More

FORUM

The Forum events have a history of presenting a diverse group of speakers over the years to share from their new books or on issues of the day.
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LABYRINTH WALK

In 2004, the church dedicated the labyrinth at the north end of campus to Rev. David McCracken, pastor at FCC Sonoma from 1984 to 2004.  The rock-lined labyrinth, shaded by redwoods is a contemplative place integrated into a memorial garden with benches recognizing past members.
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