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Renewing our Pledge or 
Estimate of Giving for 2022

By Pastor Dale Flowers
 
How important is giving to growing our relationship with God?  Jesus seemed to think it was very important.  He said the greatest commandment is to love God with our whole being—heart, mind, soul, and strength.  He also stated, “where our treasure is, there our heart will be also!” If faith and finances are inseparable, then let’s make giving a true expression of our trust in God.


I once owned stock through a corporate share plan.  Before becoming a shareholder, I seldom paid attention to the company listing on the stock market; however, once I owned shares that changed. I developed a focused interest in the value and performance of our company’s stock and what contributed to our profitability.  This newly acquired treasure had my attention. 
 
If where we invest our money gets our attention, then what better investment can we make than toward that which serves the advancement of God’s kingdom?    

It’s the time of year when we renew our financial commitment to God with a pledge or estimate of giving for the coming year.   As a cost saving measure (in place of a direct mail to every member and friend) we invite you to click on the attached pledge letter with pledge card or click directly to the pledge card to complete this process.  If you have any questions about making a pledge commitment or giving options, please email Ann Hall, Financial Coordinator or call her at 890-8014. 

 
 
In observance of our County’s recent 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 5  ~ Matthew 1:1-16

Women in the Genealogy of Jesus, Emily Stockert preaching

Profile of Faith:  Donna Thomas




 
Presbyterian Women's Handmade Projects
for Missions Sale


Sunday, December 5th, 10:00 & 11:30 AM

Between and After Worship Services, Ingram Hall
 
All are invited to join us during coffee time to shop for beautiful, handmade items such as blankets, scarves, hats, decorative objects, and other items that would make a thoughtful Christmas gift as well has homemade cookies.  It is a long-held value of Presbyterian Women to care deeply about and be supportive of local missions.  Your participation directly supports this objective.
 
 
Angel Tree ~ Gifts for Kid Street Students

Sunday, December 5th, 10:00 & 11:30 AM

Between and After Worship Services, Ingram Hall
 
We’ve made a tradition of providing Christmas gifts for the students of Kid Street Learning Center.  This year you can choose to buy a present for one of the younger aged children or a gift card for older children.  Our turn-around for buying gifts and returning them to the church this year is only one week.  So be sure to visit the Angel Tree in Ingram Hall if you want to participate.


Anxious to Talk About It:  
Helping White People Talk Faithfully About Racism 


by Rev. Carolyn B. Helsel (2nd Edition) 

Starts December 5th at 9:00 AM in Room 114 

A Book Discussion Facilitated by Laurel Quast

The word anxious can mean eager or nervous.  Talking about racism can certainly bring about either or both of these emotions!  Therefore, in this book discussion we will seek to have a respectful and safe space to learn how to talk about racism, to be curious and open to the topic and what God might be saying to us.  We are all learners in this discussion.

We will meet two Sundays in December -- 5th & 12th and four in January – 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th.  For the participation to be most effective, we ask two commitments of you:  (1) Attend most, if not all classes.  Our discussion will build as we go along, making it difficult to drop in sporadically; (2) Read the book and give yourself time to reflect and/or journal about what you are reading which will enrich our discussion and our overall experience.  

To sign up for this book group, please use this link or contact Laurel Quast (quast@pon.net or 707-478-8955). A limited number of books will be available.
 

Adult Discipleship Class

"Jesus and the Relevance of the Law of God"

Taught by Rev. Dr. Kent Webber


 
Join us Sunday, December 5, 10:30 AM, in-person in Room 113 for lesson 5 entitled, "God's Concern for the Poor and Oppressed."  We'll explore this theme as it is expressed in the Old Testament law codes and in the teaching of Jesus. 



Second Sunday
December 12, 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary 



A refreshing evening of worship filled with music and Scripture
led by our Praise Band.

 



Library Book Sale
Sunday, December 12th, 10:00 & 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 an wonderful way to grow your faith and equip our library.
 
 
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.
     
     

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary—
of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Christ.

Matthew 1:16

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