Community Church of Sebastopol

United Church of Christ

Putting our Faith into Action

1000 Gravenstein Hwy North       707.823.2484

Faith In Action Team (FIAT)

Rapid Response Training Saturday, August 25 at 10 am

Put Your Faith Into Action!

Here is a great oportunity to put our faith into action to help support people effected by Immigration Raids. There will be a training for the North Bay Rapid Response Network for Sonoma and Napa Counties at The Community Church of Sebastopol, August 25, from 10:00 am to - 12:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.

Rapid responses in support of people targeted by ICE raids include serving on an Accompaniment Team or as a Legal Observer. Trained teams from Community Church are forming and you are invited to join. Learn more on Saturday, August 25, in the Fellowship Hall at 10 am. Contact Joyce Cox to sign up or the church office 707.823.2484.

This is a great opportunity for us to become more informed about and become involved in issues facing our neighbors right here in Sonoma County. Please come and invite others to join with you. You can make a difference!!

More information here.

Dayani Cristal

Who is Dayani Cristal?

West County Rapid Response Network is proud to host a free moving showing of “Who is Dayani Cristal?” thanks to the generosity of the Rialto Cinema. Please join us to see this powerful movie on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30pm at the Rialto Theater.

Reservations and tickets (free) are required, so please contact Joyce Cox by September 20.

The West County Rapid Response Network is part of the North Bay Rapid Response Network organized in recent months to provide assistance to the estimated 38,000 undocumented immigrants living in Sonoma County.

This Sundance Film Festival documentary winner retraces the steps of “Dayani Cristal” who walked from his home in Central America into the Sonora Desert “corridor of death” while attempting to immigrate to the United States.

Join the People's Climate March

Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice - A Global Day of Action September 8

The North Bay Organizing Project is providing free buses to the People's Climate March on September 8th in San Francisco. Meet at the Park and Ride at 1350 Maple Avenue in Santa Rosa, the parking lot under the freeway in front of the fair grounds. Free tickets are necessary and can be obtained from Choose Santa Rosa Events, Scroll to see Free Events and click on Rise for Climate.

contact Joyce Cox for further information.

Court Accompaniment Support Training

Septmeber 9

Would you be willing to accompany someone to court? The Faith in Action Team is looking for people who would be willing to go to court with immigrants for cases not related to immigration. People without legal status are afraid to appear in court for other issues which increases their risk for deportation. We are looking for people who would attend a training, and be willing to accompany people to court in teams of 2 or 3.

Training; Sunday September 9, 2:00-4:00 in our sanctuary. contact Joyce Cox for further information.

FIAT Meeting

At the recent Issue’s Assembly of the North Bay Organizing Project, we the members, voted on the issues to concentrate on for the next two years. The issues selected are:

    • Housing and Homelessness
    • Immigration
    • Environment and Transportation

    Task forces are being formed to research each issue and decide on actions steps to make a difference in each area. If you are interested in helping on one of these areas, please come to the next meeting, Monday, August 13, 6:00-7:30 at First Congregational Church UCC, Santa Rosa. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month.

    FIAT: Help for the Undocumented

    The tragedy of recent wildfires has hit our undocumented immigrant community especially hard. Ineligible for any aid from FEMA, and prey to skyrocketing rents for replacement housing, these families who are vital to our community, need our help. The UndocuFund was started by three local nonprofits. 100% of donations go to help undocumented fire victims with lost wages, short term rental assistance/security deposits and more. More info and how to donate is available at their website.