Friends  –

 * Tomorrow (Friday), the Taize Prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Time is spent in  simple Taize chants and quiet prayer. All are welcome.   

 * This Sunday, Curran leads both services. We welcome three new members to FCC Sonoma during the 8:30 service: Susan Meeter, Barbara Cook, and Candace Badiner. The 10:30 service brings Curran’s message, “Lost and Found.” We will hear the lovely sounds of our Hand Bell Choir and enjoy music from Taras Lumiere.


The 10:30 service will immediately be followed by a congregational meeting and light lunch hosted by Church Council. This event will be held in Burlingame Hall from 11:30 – 1:00. “After a year of exploration, Council is excited to share recommendations for a some organizational adjustments that might help our beloved church community live and serve together with purpose and joy. This is a time for questions and discussion before we put the plan in action on October 13.” – Susan Kelchner

Following the congregational meeting, the congregation is welcome to Randy and Linda States’ new home at 845 Boyes Boulevard. There will be snacks and beverages and Curran will perform a blessing to encourage this home to hold them in love for the rest of their days. The house is right around the corner of Los Banos, the backdoor of Altimira Middle School. Because parking at the house is very limited, please carpool or, if you can, park at Altimira and walk to the house. (This works for all who are comfortable with a seven minute walk with only partial sidewalks.) Doors will open for all of you at 1:30. Food and tours will wrap up at 5:00. Please plan to bring only your curiosity and good wishes.

* October Grapevine items are due by noon on Tuesday, September 24.

Thank you, everyone.