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

West Spain Thrift Shop

March 21, 2019
10:00 AM / 01:00 PM

The West Spain Thrift Shop hours from

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

March 21, 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

March 22, 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

March 23, 2019
10:00 AM / 01:00 PM

The West Spain Thrift Shop hours from

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

8:30 a.m. Quiet Reflective Service

March 24, 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.

10:30 a.m. Sunday Message and More

March 24, 2019
10:30 AM / 11:45 AM

WELCOME!

As a community of faith, we know some measure of God's grace, compassion, mercy, justice and peace, and it is our desire to share that love with you regardless of your age, race, gender, marital status, physical condition, sexual orientation, ethnic or economic background.

Large print worship bulletins are available in binders at the back of the sanctuary. Our ushers are happy to assist you.

Please join us for fellowship following the worship service.  ~ Rev. Dr. Curran Reichert

 

 

West Spain Thrift Shop

March 28, 2019
10:00 AM / 01:00 PM

The West Spain Thrift Shop hours from

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

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