November 10, 2019

Today’s flowers are from Cindy Lindh who is “giving thanks for a caring congregation in support of the Monach/Pollinator Garden!”

Today – Human Trafficking speaker: Sunday, November 10, following the 10:30 service. Kathy Jewell’s sister, Irene, is a Catholic nun who has been involved in raising awareness of Human Trafficking in Iowa. Listen to her speak about her engagement with this worldwide problem, followed by your questions. 

Help decorate our sanctuary with flowers or a wreath. In November, you are invited to bring flowers on a Sunday. In December, we will be using lovely wreaths for the holiday season. For $15, you may purchase a wreath in honor or memory of someone. If interested in either of these options, please see Janice Mattison today after church or contact her at or 707- 477- 0782.

The Earth Care Committee’s November 12th hike, led by Sonoma Overlook Trail (SOT) docents, will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Jack London State Park’s upper parking lot. The hike will pass the London Cottage and Winery Ruins, go around the vineyard and Pig Palace, to the Bathhouse at London Lake. Return will be on the service road for a total of 2.5 miles. Hike is of moderate difficulty. Return to the parking lot by 11 a.m. Carpool from FCC’s rear parking lot – meet at 8 to leave by 8:15. Dress in layers and bring drinking water. Please RSVP to Jackie if attending: 

Please save the Date: November Birthday Bash, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, Burlingame Hall. All are invited to help celebrate the birthdays of Keith and Donna Ridenhour and Patricia Henley (and anyone else with a November birthday). The party kicks off at 6 p.m. with drumming by Sonoma County Taiko, followed by an evening of live music and dancing, plus light refreshments. (Want to help with food prep, setup, or cleanup? Please contact Patricia at 707-227-8203 or

Baby Shower for Michelle Dench, Fellowship Hour, November 17. Join us in the Community Room as we celebrate Michelle Dench and the coming of her baby daughter in December. Along with our normal snacks, we will be serving cupcakes and will have a place for you to pin up cash, gift cards (Pharmaca, Sonoma Market, or Target for example), or small baby items. Please plan on joining us and celebrating new life in our church community!

Forest Bathing Walk: Thursday, Nov. 21, 10-12:15, at Sugarloaf State Park. This event is for anyone who still feels they are suffering negative effects from our recent fires or floods. This walk honoring loss and resilience is designed to help those recovering from the traumatic impact of our natural disasters. This event is free but participants limited. Register at: For more info contact Susan Karle at or 707-938-3345.

Fourth Annual Women’s Renewal: Time to register for the Women’s Renewal at Santa Sabina: January 31-February 2, 2020.  Our focus will be Coming to Ground and Gathering Courage from the Mystics. Registration forms are in the back of the sanctuary and in the church office. To secure your place for this special time please return form and full payment to the ‘Women‘s Renewal’ basket in the sanctuary, or to the church office during business hours.

December Grapevine items are due by noon on Wednesday, November 20.