Special Events Coming Up
Safe Church Policy
The Church Council in October directed Pastor Rachel to put together a team of people to create a Safe Church Policy for our church. The team worked diligently to develop a Safe Church Policy that defines abuse prevention and response policies, as well as creates an atmosphere of truth-telling and education around being a Safe Church. Serving on the team: Pete Emerson, Pat Furber, Linda Inman, Laurie Kellner, and Pastor Rachel. The Safe Church Policy was adopted by the Church Council on April 5, 2017 and is available below.
Safe Church Policy (PDF)
Let's Get Creative!
Coming this summer â your chance to show off your creativity! During the summer months our Sunday bulletin covers could feature your artwork. We have featured everything from photos of your quilting project, to copies of watercolors and oils, drawings and photographs. All agees and abilities are welcome! We need to be able to copy your project on our copier in the office and shrink it to fit our our bulletin cover (8 Â˝ x 7). Call the office with any questions at 823-2484 or email.
Music Art Dance Drama
Vacation Bible Camp
Where Does God Live?
9 am to 12 pm
for ages 4-10
with a special MADD Camp presentation Sunday Morning, June 25
Where Does God Live? Co-sponsored by the Chrisitan Education and Middle & High Youth Groups at the Community Church of Sebastopol, UCC.
- Early bird registration before June 12 - $115 per child
- After June 12, $125 per child or $25 per day
- No before or after care available
- End of camp show for parents, families and friends during worship on Sunday, June 25 at the Community Church
- Ask about our sibling discount and scholarship information
Contact the church office for registration forms or download MADD Camp registration and medical release forms below.
Our Whol Lives (OWL) Curriculum
The Christian Education Committee is planning to launch the Our Whole Lives - sexuality and our faith program for our 4/5th graders in the Fall.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum for Kindergarten through Young Adult that helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. The UCC & Unitarians co-wrote the faith component of the program, with one of the Community Church of Sebastopol's former Associate Pastors (Rev. Lizann Bassham) as one of the authors. The 4/5th grade curriculum covers the following topics over 8 lessons: value s and sexuality, family relationships, puberty, gender identity & sexual orientation, reproduction, health and safety, communication, and decision making. This 8-week series will be offered during the 9:00 education hour in the Fall, concluding before Thanksgiving.
The Christian Education Ministry Team has identified two co-leaders for this program: Brooke Bell and Pete Emerson. They will attend a three-day intensive training on Our Whole Lives curriculum for elementary and upper elementary age children this summer, so that they are prepared to lead the classes in the Fall.
Anyone whoâs interested in looking at the curriculum is welcome to stop by the church office. The OWL curriculum spans Kindergarten through young adult, and those materials will be available for anyone to peruse. Our focus in the Fall 2017 is 4/5th grade.
Summer Camps at Cazadero and Camp Tamarack
From You & Me Camp to Sr. High Camp and every age in between - enjoy an outdoor experience this summer! Find out more information here.
And don't forget about our Apple Pie Scholarship - earn $$ for camp registration just for volunteering at our Apple Pies Event. Call or email the church office to sign up!
Apple Pies Event
More than 40 Years Baking Pies for the Gravenstein Apple Fair
August 10-13, 2017
Our biggest fund raiser of the year, the Apple Pies Event, is right around the corner - August 10-13 with lots of preliminary work available too! Each year, and for more than 40 years, The Community Church of Sebastopol has baked up to 2000 pies for the Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple Fair. Money raised is used to fund camp scholarships, providing our youth with a great summer experience and help to offset costs for our Family Camp at Camp Caz.
Everyone can lend a hand, no matter what your age or abilities, from the youngest to the oldest. Join us for this wonderful multigenerational event as we prepare and bake hundreds of apple pies to sell at the Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple Fair. We also have our special "drive-thru" right here at the church, so convenient, especially if you are loading up with pies for friends and family. You can also request unbaked pies, perfect for the freezer!
Mark the dates on your calendar now for Apple Pies and watch for sign up information soon!
Family Camp 2017
September 1-2-3, 2017
Join us in 2017 as we celebrate 45 years of Family Camp at Camp Cazadero! Generations have camped at Caz, enjoying the Redwoods and nights under the stars - continue the tradition or start your own family tradition and sign up for Family Camp. Bring your family to meet our family - the 'family' in Family Camp is our church family: singles, doubles, traditional families, non-traditional families and parts of families are all part of our Family Camp at Caz.
Family Camp is a weekend of fellowship, hiking, swimming, crafts, singing, campfires, talent shows, worship and much more â or less if you just want to hang out in this beautiful place called CAZ!
If sleeping in a bunk in a cabin is beyond your scope, plan to join us just for the day on Saturday. You can enjoy breakfast-lunch-dinner and everything that happens in between!
Camp Cazadero is a beautiful 1 hour drive along the Russian River and up the hill past the town of Cazadero. And if you would like to find out more about our history with Camp Caz, check out the the story written by Sara Gerboth.
All of us enjoy greatly reduced camp rates, thanks to our Apple Pie scholarship funds. If we can help you make it to Family Camp, that is what we want to do - contact the church office for confidential scholarship information.