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We’ve seen a consistent and growing level of participation in Sunday worship and other church-related activities.  Following covid protocols of wearing masks and social distancing, we have experienced meaningful gatherings and fellowship.  Besides worship, this Sunday’s events include a Library book sale in Ingram Hall and Second Sunday evening worship (6:00 PM) led by our praise band in the sanctuary.

 
In observance of our County’s health mandate to guard against the spread of the coronavirus, wearing of masks is required upon entering the church building and for all indoor activities; including worship, classes, and meetings.

 

 

 
In-person Worship with masks
Online Worship via our website fpcsantarosa.org
 9:00 AM Traditional & 10:30 AM Modern Casual

 
 



December 12  ~ Matthew 1:1-17

Embarrassment in Our Family Tree, Dale Flowers preaching

Profile of Faith: Dusty Ellington  



 

Second Sunday

December 12, 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary 



Join us for a refreshing evening of worship filled with music and Scripture
led by our Praise Band.



 
Library Book Sale


December 12, 10:00 and 11:30 AM
 
Between and After Worship Services, Ingram Hall
 
 
Choose from an array of books and resources available for a small donation.  This is a wonderful way to grow your faith and equip our library.

 


Adult Discipleship Class

No Class December 12

"Jesus and the Relevance of the Law of God"

Taught by Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

 
Join us December 19, 10:30 AM, in-person in Room 113 for our final class session with topics of slavery in the time of Jesus and creation care.

 

 
Community Service Team offers the following ways to serve those in need in our local community:

 
Angel Tree ~ Gifts for Kid Street Students
 
Please return your gift to Ingram Hall this Sunday, December 12th.


 
Catholic Charities Winter Needs
 
With the onset of cold weather, our community service partner, Catholic Charities  has requested the following donation items:  clean, gently used – blankets, towels, sleeping bags, and tents for use by families and adults. Donations may be made from now through the New Year at the Resurrection Catholic Church located at 303 Stoney Point Rd (Santa Rosa), Monday - Friday from 9 to 5.  
 
If you are unable to deliver your items, you may bring them to First Presbyterian Church and place them in a designated box. Rather than buy new items, Catholic Charities prefers a financial contribution so they can fill high priority needs. If you choose to make a financial donation, make your check payable to: Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa and in the memo line write “Winter Needs.” Checks can be dropped off/or mailed to FPC Office and we will deliver them on your behalf.



 
Nomadic Shelter
 
This past week we hosted a group of homeless guests from Redwood Gospel Missions’ overflow shelter program.  Observing covid safety protocols we served a homemade meal, gave away clothing items, and provided a warm, safe place to rest.  Sign-ups to participate in our January Nomadic Shelter events will be Sunday, December 19 in Ingram Hall after each worship service.
 

We extend our love and prayer support to the following church members and friends:

  • Tina Wells, whose mother, Penelope “Penny” Elkins passed away November 18, 2021 in Santa Rosa.  Penny’s memorial is Saturday, December 11, 1:00 PM at  First Presbyterian Church.
  • Kris Irvine, whose father, Thomas Melvin MacDonald passed away November 22, 2021 in Sister Bay Wisconsin. 


We celebrate the birth of Harlee Frankenberg, born November 29, 2021 to Elizabeth Frankenberg and Reily Cooper, of Orange County, California.  Harlee’s great grandmother is Carole Keiner.

 

 

CareGivers Support Group

Thursday, December 9 via Zoom


 
We meet on the second Thursday each month via Zoom. For more information contact Colleen Soldate or join us using this link.
 

 
November Financial Report

 
Actual Income Budgeted Income Difference
   $  83,658    $ 90,342    <$- 6,684>
     
YTD Actual Income YTD Budgeted Income Difference
$  798,414 $  943,924 <$-145,510>
 
 
This report shows the income side of our financial statement.  Our overall expenses are also below budget.  Whatever shortfall there is between the two, Session is able to address with retained income.


 
 
Christmas Concert:  Come to the Manger

Sunday, December 19, 2:00 & 4:00 PM In the Sanctuary 
 
Join us for a wondrous journey to the manger through music and drama presented by Chancel, Handbell, and Children’s choirs, instrumentalists, soloists, and congregational singing under the direction of David Irvine.
     
     

Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.
Matthew 1:17

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