Spiritual Growth

The spirit moves in wondrous ways throughout our church community. In addition to the Sunday worship service there are book study and discussion groups that meet on a regular basis. Friday silent meditation is also an option. To learn more,  see the links below.

A Prayer written by John Philip Newell; a teacher and practitioner of Celtic Spirituality

In the gift of this new day, the gift of this present moment, in the gift of time and eternity intertwined,
Let us be grateful, let us be attentive, let us be open to what has never happened before,
In the gift of this new day, in gift of the present moment, in the gift of time and eternity intertwined.


Gratitude – click to enlarge

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A New Day


Our worship service is a mix of traditional with progressive methods from time to time, representing our loving, energetic, and diverse congregation. Families are welcome! Visit our new Sunday School classroom/Nursery in the Community Room. Nursery care is available from 10:30 a.m. until the end of Worship. Children ages 5 to 12 are excused for Sunday school early during the Worship Service. Learn More


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Links to a variety of topics: church, social justice, earth care and more.  Learn More



Congregation members and friends meet weekly for a simple 30-minute meditation. No guidance, no music, just candles and silent contemplation. Meet in the Community Room, 8:30 a.m.


Participants focus on the works of spiritual authors such as Joan Chittister, Richard Rohr, Matthew Fox, and Hildegard. Meetings are weekly during the approximately 40 day period. For more information, please contact Janet Volkman who is leading the group.


In 2004, the church dedicated the labyrinth at the north end of campus to Rev. David McCracken, pastor at FCC Sonoma from 1984 to 2004.  The rock-lined labyrinth, shaded by redwoods is a contemplative place integrated into a memorial garden with benches recognizing past members.
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