Special Events Coming Up
Pancake Party & Silent Auction
February 26 11:30 am to 2 pm
A Fundraiser for the High School Youth 2017 Mission Trip
You are invited to start the Lenten season with a Mardi Gras style Shrove Pancake Brunch!
- Pancakes & Toppings!
- Scrambled Eggs
Pancake games, pancake story telling, pancake flipping contest - everything pancakes!
Tickets: $15 for Adults (13+)
$7 for Youth (5-12)
FREE is you are ages 0-4
Our High School youth will help cook, serve, and entertain us as we celebrate and prepare our hearts to enter the season of Lent.
All Ages Ash Wednesday Service
On Wednesday, March 1, we will mark the beginning of the season of Lent with our Ash Wednesday service for all ages in Faith Chapel followed by a simple Soup Supper in the Media Room.
At 5:45 all ages are invited to an Ash Wednesday service in Faith Chapel. Ashes will be available for those who would like to receive them as we start the 40 day journey with Jesus to Jerusalem and Holy Week.
Immediately following the service, you are invited to join us for soup in the Media Room.
World Day of Prayer
Friday, March 3
This ecumenical day of prayer is celebrated globally from the time the sun rises in the Pacific until it sets. This event is hosted by the women of the First United Methodist Church, 1551 Montgomery Dr. in Santa Rosa. For more information, call Chris Jenkins. Connie Blackstone will be driving her van - call Connie if you would like to carpool.
Faith Journey & Soup Suppers
Tuesday Evenings March 7- April 4
Each year during Lent, we gather on Tuesday evenings to share in a simple soup supper and then hear one of our church members share his/her story and how faith has helped to shape that story. Easter is April 16 and we will meet on the five Tuesday evenings during Lent beginning March 7 through April 4.
In addition to planning the faith journey portion of the program, we are also looking to sign up soup makers for each of the five Tuesday evenings. We enjoy a variety of homemade soups for this event and if you would like to be on the soup schedule sign up here: Lenten Soup Suppers.
We meet in Fellowship Hall at 6:15 for the soup supper and then move to Faith Chapel at 7PM for the faith journey. Over the years, this has proven to be a meaningful experience for all who attend and a wonderful way to build community. Your participation will make this event even more special.
Watch for an updated list as we announce each of our faith journey presenters. We know the first presenter for March 7 will be Pastor Benjamin.Our Faith Journey presenters for this Lenten Season:
- March 7 - Pastor Ben*
- March 14 - Kathy Mayhew
- March 21 - Mike Ott
- March 28 - Debbie McCallum
- April 4 - Alicia Sanchez
*The Soup Supper for the March 7 presentation will be in Memorial Hall and the Faith Journey will be presented in the Sanctuary. All other Soup Suppers will be in Fellowship Hall at 6:15 pm and the presentations will be in Faith Chapel.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Received March 26 and April 2
One Great Hour of Sharing is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development actions throughout the world. When a disaster strikes or people are displaced or made refugees by violence or extreme poverty, you are part of the immediate response and of the long-term recovery. Through OGHS you engage in holistic development programs including health care, education, agriculture, food sustainability, micro-financing and womenâs empowerment. Through OGHS you are there to help. Please give generously on March 26 and April 2 when we receive the One Great Hour of Sharing offering at the Community Church of Sebastopol.
Order through April 10
Memorial Easter Lilies will grace our chancel on Easter Morning, April 16. You may order one (or more) of these beautiful living plants in memory of a loved one no longer with us or give an Easter Lily in honor of someone special in your life. A bulletin insert for that Sunday will list all the Easter Lilies ordered. Easter Lilies may be taken home after the 11 am Easter Service or you may designate that your lily be delivered to a shut-in. Easter Lily order form. (PDF)
Women's Fellowship Spring Tea
Saturday, May 13
Mark your calendars for the Women's Fellowship Spring Tea on Saturday, May 13. Funds raised will be used to purchase new furniture for the Fireside Room. Call Chris Jenkins at 829-2230 or Kathy Matthies at 758-3970 if you would like to host a table or offer your help in any way. Watch for more details coming soon!
Summer Camps at Cazadero and Camp Tamarack
From You & Me Camp to Sr. High Camp and every age inbetween - enjoy an outdoor expericence 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!