Our annual prime rib dinner will be Sunday, December 15th at 5pm. Please sign up in the back of the sanctuary or contact the office if you plan to attend and let us know how many people will be attending with you. A donation of $10/meal is requested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For dessert we will be serving a variety of Christmas cookies, if you’d like to bake some for the event, please sign up in the back of the sanctuary.
Take the season of waiting wherever you go with ‘It’s Advent!’
Walk, don’t run, through Advent with It’s Advent! This new daily devotional app is suitable for all ages and features the artwork of renowned cartoonist, Jay Sidebotham. Scripture readings and the Sermon on the Mount bring the anticipation of Advent to life.Email the daily messages to friends and family, or post to your favorite social media feeds. A handy built-in journaling feature allows you to collect your thoughts throughout the season of Advent. It’s Advent! is compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 7.0 or greater. More information.
On Sunday, September 29th at 10am, you are invited to join in an outdoor Eucharist and celebration of God’s love of all creation! Pets (and stuffed animal stand-ins) are invited to come receive a blessing!
On Sunday, October 20th after our 10am service you are invited to join in our annual Barn Dance & Harvest Festival! There will be live fiddle music, pumpkins to carve, and fun to be had. The dances will be expertly called by our very own Jerry Allen, so you need have no prior experience. Please bring a dish to share for a coffee hour pot-luck lunch and invite your friends!
Saturday, October 5th at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa
Sunday, October 6th at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
The Haitian Childrens’ Choir, Les Petits Chanteurs, is holding a concert in Santa Rosa on October 5th. The concert will benefit the Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti which was devastated in the 2010 earthquake.
With an uplifting blend of Hatian folk music, gospel, and traditional spirituals, Les Petits Chanteurs has been performing throughout Haiti, reaching out to the poor in tent cities, spreading positive music across an island nation still reeling from natural disaster.
Now Les Petits Chanteurs is coming to California in hopes to raise money to rebuild and support their music school, an important cultural center in Port-au Prince that has provided music education in voice, woodwinds, brass, strings, and piano for countless young people in Haiti.
The benefit concert is 3pm on October 5th, at the Glaser Center at 547 Mendocino Ave in Santa Rosa. Les Petits Chanteurs will be joined by the Joyful Noise! Gospel Singers, a local choir specializing in African-American spiritual music.
This event is produced and organized by Numina: Center for Spirituality and the Arts. Tickets… Continue reading
Sponsored by Numina Center for Spirituality & the Arts
Friday, August 23rd @ 8:00PM
$10 General Admission
Our Godly Play children led us in collecting donations for chicks!
Coffee Making Instructions
Thank you for making coffee for coffee hour after our 10am service!
Before the service
- Unlock pantry pad-lock
- Fill large coffee maker with water and 2 cups of caffeinated grounds (coffee is in pantry)
- Fill one small coffee maker with water and 1 cup of decaf grounds
- If we are running low on coffee please put it on the shopping list on the wall across from the pantry
- Label pots decaf and caffeinated
- Plug in one on the buffet
- Plug in the other on the coffee table in the Parish Hall (to avoid overwhelming circuits)
- Fill-up and set-out electric tea kettle on coffee table, but do not heat
- Put out teabags and sugar on coffee table (in drawers below and to left of microwave)
- Put out napkins and spoons (from pantry)
After the service
- Move the other pot from buffet to coffee table
- Unplug both pots (tea kettle is only thing plugged in)
- Put out pitcher of cream
- Those hosting coffee hour will do clean up
Next Tuesday evening the 11th, the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol will be providing a free showing of “Love Free or Die.” This film is about the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.
The website for the film writes: “LOVE FREE OR DIE is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. The film follows Robinson from small-town churches in the New Hampshire North Country to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to London’s Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality – inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history.”
The film will show for free at 7pm on Tuesday the 11th.
Community Cinema: Love Free or Die
Tue, June 11 7pm
In 2003, Gene Robinson became the first openly gay priest in a committed same-sex relationship to be ordained a bishop in any Christian denomination. But his consecration… Continue reading