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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

Monday, November 29, 2021


NOTES FROM THE PASTOR
Rev. Dr. Curran Reichert


…Christmas comes whether we are ready or not;
It comes whether we want it or not
It comes whether we used to believe,
Or try to believe, or are afraid to believe.


Christmas comes with presents and with absence.
It comes as expected,
And it comes as a nearly unbearable surprise …


- from “Christmas Comes” by Maren Tirabassi


It is upon us beloved, the season of Advent with its gentle tiptoeing steps to Christmas. Who could have imagined a second COVID Christmas, yet here we are.

Even though we are not yet singing together in worship and our masks are still in place, there are still some safe sweet treats to look forward to season.

Our Advent activities are below. I hope to see you at any or all of these love offerings, your presence will make it all the more special.

Curran


* AND PLEASE ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR *
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, December 12
Following 10:30 Service
Burlingame Hall

This meeting is to approve the 2022 leadership slate and provisional budget.


ADVENT 2021


 Winter Labyrinth Walk - Dec. 21 

Our 'walking in a winter wonder labyrinth' returns. From 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., may you be enchanted by this invitation to mark the Winter Solstice walking an indoor rainbow labyrinth surrounded by fresh cut greens, twinkly lights, and candles. The magical musician Scott DeTurk returns to provide inspiration on the grand piano in Burlingame Hall. This is a drop in event; arrive and leave as you wish. All are welcome and visitors are encouraged.


 Christmas Eve Service - Dec. 24 
Christmas Eve by the fire! Join us at 5:00 p.m. in the Peace Plaza for a roaring fire and sacred circle. We will be masked and able to sing a few carols since we will be out of doors. Curran will offer a short homily and there will be opportunities to mark our favorite traditions with bells and candles. This is a kid-friendly event and all are welcome.


Sunday Services - December 26 

We offer both our 8:30 online and 10:30 in-person services. A celebratory service it will be as we welcome the promise of Jesus’ in-breaking into our world once more.

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