Restorative Justice Presentation

After 10:30 worship on Sunday January 13, join Martina Lutz Schneider, a member of our church community, as she leads a presentation on the process of Restorative Justice (RJ). Meet survivors of severe violence who will be sharing their journey of loss, grief and forgiveness followed by a discussion on how we can apply RJ to our own lives to bring forth love and forgiveness. Martina is a facilitator of Victim Offender Dialogues in State Prisons and is a member of the Ahimsa Collective, which is dedicated to working with people who have committed an act of violence, survivors of violence, families impacted by violent crime, and law enforcement. They use RJ practices and a peacemaking approach.

The interactive presentation will be approximately 90-minutes and will be open to the public. Join Martina and survivors sharing this important work of love and forgiveness in a time where we are all called upon to aspire to higher ground. Martina will introduce this topic in the sermon that Sunday. Light refreshments will be served. Your donations will help defray speakers’ travel costs. Thank you.


Upcoming Events

Living the Questions

January 22, 2019
11:00 AM / 12:00 PM


Tuesdays at 11 a.m. beginning November 6.
We will meet in the Sanctuary on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. to reflect on the previous Sunday’s message as well as examine the scripture for the upcoming week. All are welcome to attend as you are able. Don’t feel you had to be present in worship to come to the group - you will still have plenty to offer.

West Spain Thrift Shop Re-Opens Jan. 17th

January 24, 2019
10:00 AM / 01:00 PM

The West Spain Thrift Shop will re-open at

10 a.m. this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

We will resume our usual hours of

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday and Saturday

Please stop by and see what we have!

Donations accepted 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays,

and when the shop is open.

West Spain Thrift Shop

First Congregational Church of Sonoma, UCC, 252 W. Spain St., Sonoma

Handbell Choir 4:30-6pm

January 24, 2019
04:30 PM / 06:00 PM

Interested in playing handbells?

The handbell choir is off for the summer.

Contact the director, Susan Kelchner.

 

 

Meditation Group

January 25, 2019
08:00 AM / 08:30 AM

Join us in the Community Room for silent meditation every Friday morning from 8-8:30am.

West Spain Thrift Shop Re-Opens Jan. 17th

January 26, 2019
10:00 AM / 01:00 PM

The West Spain Thrift Shop will re-open at

10 a.m. this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

We will resume our usual hours of

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday and Saturday

Please stop by and see what we have!

Donations accepted 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays,

and when the shop is open.

West Spain Thrift Shop

First Congregational Church of Sonoma, UCC, 252 W. Spain St., Sonoma

El Verano Planting Project

January 26, 2019
01:00 PM / 12:00 AM

Principal Maite Iturri needs help planting 40 star jasmine plants along the school playground fence line. The Social Action Team is recruiting volunteers to help with this beautification project. Contact Dotty Abbott at 707-293-3131 or dotabbott@comcast.net.

8:30 a.m. Quiet Reflective Service

January 27, 2019
08:30 AM / 09:30 AM

The early morning service (a more contemplative tone) continues!! But we have changed the time from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  The liturgy for the 8:30 a.m. service will be similar to the 10:30 a.m. celebration with the same sermon and texts, and Communion on the first Sunday of the month. The 8:30 a.m. service will not have musicians, except on rare occasion, with longer spaces for silence and reflection built into the flow of the service. There will not be Fellowship Time afterwards unless that evolves on its own.

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