Taize is Back!

Mark your calendars.

TAIZE SINGERS

There will be a rehearsal this coming Wednesday, September 12 at 7pm in the church sanctuary for instrumentalists, cantors (soloists) and choir members for next Friday’s Taize service. If you would like to be in the Taize “choir,” come to the practice on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

I am very excited about showing you a new very powerful chant (JESUS CHRIST YESTERDAY TODAY AND FOREVER). The congregation’s part is very simple but the choir and instrumentalists have more complicated parts that involve 3 different SATB harmonizations that build in a very powerful way!

If you could let me know you are coming to Wednesday’s rehearsal and/or Friday’s service that would be a big help in making sure I have the right music for everyone! ~ Jim McFadden


You will enjoy meditation, chanting, prayer, and reflective readings. We know that many will look forward to this new offering (every 2nd Friday of the month). Come and join in this lovely way to end our week. Newcomers and experienced in Taize Prayer…all are welcome. Please share this news with your friends. Learn more about Taize at www.taize.fr/en.


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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