Restorative Justice

Elle Dowdy poem (lost her daughter on 2/9/2009 to drunk driver Alan) 

 What If 
What if, the word that frees
our hearts and souls is simply ‘yes’?
As we reach to open the door to love,
we realize we are on the inside of
God’s own heart – a heart filled with
Infinite Love, Wild Joy,
and Unspeakable Grace.
We find we reside in an Ocean of Acceptance
that is our home, our starting point,
our birthright, inheritance and
the ‘great jumping off place’.
What if this is the Secret and the
pearl of great price (value) – that when we say
‘yes’ to the Bright Light of Love –a fire is kindled in us that burns
bright and hot and steady.  A holy fire which burns up all that is not Love and fills us with Love Itself?

What if?

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”Abhay Kumar

Love Wins

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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