First Congregational Church of Sonoma CA, UCC and Congregation Shir Shalom celebrated ‘All Souls’ in the Sanctuary, ending by gathering in the Peace Pole Garden, holding lit candles and singing. People lit candles in remembrance of a loved one or ones who have passed on.
Rev. Curran Reichert and Rabbi Steve Finley co-led the service, joined by the Threshold Singers and Stephanie Ozer on piano.
Orlando Rodriguez, Chief of Police for Sonoma addressed the group, as well as readings by Janet Volkman and David Schoenbach. Rev. Curran sang a beautiful rendition of the Beatles’ ‘Imagine’. Members of the Sonoma Valley Interfaith Ministerial Association led the group in a joint prayer.