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Serving Christ in Our Community

Our Community Service Team (CST)—through designated partnerships with service organizations-- facilitates opportunities for us to build relationships of care and support with some of our most vulnerable neighbors.  At times CST invites us to participate in service projects which benefits their clients.  

One such project was our Angel Giving Tree which provided wished-for-presents to students of Kid Street Charter School.  Thanks to an additional financial gift we were able to also give each Kid Street family a $50 Target gift card and each staff member a $50 Amazon gift card.  Kid Street sent us this video of their Christmas Drive By event.  

Another project we’ve invested in is Caritas Village -- Catholic Charities' bold answer to homelessness in Sonoma County. After three years of fundraising and city permitting processes, their team is ready to break ground and commence building.  We are invited to join community members across Santa Rosa in celebrating this historic moment at the virtual groundbreaking event, Friday, January 15th at 3:00 PM. To receive the email package of this pre-recorded event and watch at your own convenience click this RSVP link.  If you are new to Caritas Village, visit the website; or contact John Pavik for more information.

CST celebrates the many ways members and friends of our congregation provide leadership and service through personal involvement in various organizations and activities.  Two such people were recently recognized for their service: Linda & Joe Maloney by the city of Sebastopol and Patrick Caskey by the Sonoma County Medical Association.


Our sermon series, All Shook Up! looks at biblical stories of people who experienced a life crisis of one kind or another and the role faith played in sustaining them through it. This week Pastor Kent Webber looks at John the Baptist’s confusion about the mission of Jesus:  Are you the one who is to come or should we look for another?         


Sunday January 17


10:00 AM Interactive Worship

10:00 AM Interactive Worship

Meeting ID: 813 7532 4243      Passcode: 579433


11:30 AM Fellowship via Zoom
Meeting ID: 973 7870 7245    Passcode: 709119

Sunday morning small group gatherings via Zoom

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade at 10:00 AM

3rd – 4th Grade 11:00 at AM

Contact Darcy for the zoom link

Club Paradise (4th-6th Grade)

Meets Wednesdays at 4:00 PM

Contact Shawna for the zoom link

Adult Discipleship


Daily Bible Reading Plan for 2021

We offer this easy-to-use pamphlet produced by the American Bible Society as your guide for developing a daily scripture reading practice. Each month focuses on a different attribute of God.  There are three ways to receive a copy of this resource:
  1. Pick-up a copy at the outside door of the church library on Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM during January;
  2. Request a copy be mailed to you from Allie Shoulders or leave a message at (707) 890-8010;
  3. Access the online version (including a Spanish language edition)

Small Groups via Zoom

During this period of gathering restrictions and isolation, many of us have found meaningful connection, encouragement, and spiritual growth through participation in small groups using zoom.  The following groups welcome new members:  
  • Men’s Group -- Thursdays at 10:00 AM; currently studying Genesis. Leaders: Dave Paul and Dave Berto.
  • Women’s Group -- Thursdays at 1:30 PM; currently studying the sermon series.  Leader:  Carolee Verdier.
  • Women’s Group - Fridays at 1:00 PM; currently studying the sermon series. Leader:  Daralyn Ruchalski and Julie Beardslee.
  • Young Adults’ Group – Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. Leaders:  Aimee and Chris Studer.
If you desire to be part of one of these groups or wish to register your interest in a small group that meets at another time, please contact Allie Shoulders at (707) 890-8010.  

Presbyterian Women
Fellowship & Bible Study

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM via Zoom

Presbyterian Women via Zoom

Meeting ID: 858 1665 9502      Passcode: 12121212

If you have questions contact Sarah Held or Donna Thomas.

January Scheduled Events


Movie Night Discussion via Zoom - Friday, January 22 

If Beale Street Could Talk (R, strong language)

Zoom Link for Discussion (remember to watch the film beforehand!)
Meeting ID: 851 1453 6461      Passcode: MovieNight
This beautifully filmed adaptation of a James Baldwin novel is a powerful story set in Harlem in the early 70's.  A major theme of the film is tragic racial injustice, but it manages to also feel optimistic through the tender love story and hopeful dignity of the main characters.  

Available to stream on Amazon and YouTube for $3.99, or DVD through Redbox and Netflix; or a 2-day loan through Allie Shoulders.  RSVP to Allie attend the discussion or loan of DVD or leave a message at 890-8010.


The Cosmic Christ: Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 

Monday, January 25, 7:00-8:15 PM 

Zoom Link for Class

Meeting ID: 843 4109 4365     Passcode: Letter

Rev. Dr. Kent Webber 

A six-week (01/25 – 03/08) verse by verse study of Colossians, followed by a three part study (03/15 - 03/19) of issues Paul addressed in the closing chapters of his letter to the Corinthians; namely: women in church leadership, the meaning of Paul's poem about agape love, and the meaning of resurrection for Jesus and us. Register with Kent and receive a 36-page study guide here.

Race-based Inequality: 

Why It Persists and What We Can Do About It

Wednesday, January 27, 7:00-8:30 PM

Dr. Judith Richlin-Klonsky with Host Laurel Quast 

This three-week seminar invites us to learn more about the basics of race and ethnic relations and how racism is perpetuated both personally and through institutions. What is “systemic racism?” What role do those identified as white play in it? How can we help dismantle it?  

Sociologist, Family therapist, and Community educator --Dr. Richlin-Klonsky has taught, and learned from, thousands of college students in courses dealing with race and ethnicity offered at UCLA, SRJC, and SSU.  

Participants will receive an overview and introduction of this topic with resources for further study; including:  
  • A glossary of terms that defines around twenty of the relevant ideas – such as race, prejudice, discrimination, systemic racism, white privilege, and white fragility– and provides specific suggestions for learning more about each of them.  
  • Recommended follow-up activities for each session.
  • A five-page resource guide that includes books (both non-fiction and fiction), videos, movies, websites, and podcasts on aspects of race and racism. 

Church Family News
Our love and prayers are with family of Jay Ratcliffe, who passed away January 7 from a chronic illness.  Jay was the husband of Jennifer, father of Eva Hazel Ratcliffe, and son-in-law of Carolee and Paul Verdier. 

GriefShare Support Group

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM via Zoom

To sign up and receive the Zoom link or for more information,
email Colleen Soldate or call her at (707) 328-5465. 

GriefShare meets weekly and concludes on January 26, 2021.

Care Givers Support Group

Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 PM via Zoom

Meeting ID: 814 7962 5150

To use Zoom by phone for any Zoom call you may dial one of these numbers: 

+1 669.900.6833
US (San Jose)

+1 346.248.7799
US (Houston)

 For outside the US, locate your local number here.

You are all God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus. All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~ Galatians 3:26-28

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