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Emergency Preparedness:
Are We Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month, established in 2004 to encourage us to prepare for potential emergencies and disasters.   Here in Sonoma County, we have experienced first-hand how disasters happen without warning. During such times, our church facilities have served as an emergency shelter to many. With the corona virus pandemic and governmental regulations related to it, First Presbyterian will not be open as a shelter, should a disaster occur in the immediate or near future. More than ever, it is most important we make plans in the event of an emergency.

While we hope to avoid emergency situations, we know from experience it is good to be prepared in order to minimize danger and maximize our ability to respond.  Advanced preparation is important for us all, but especially for older adults and people with disabilities because of needs related to medical issues, accessibility, transportation, and more.                                          

In the coming weeks, we will help you get ready by offering information, education, and how to steps; such as: preparing an emergency kit.   We formed an “Emergency Preparedness Focus Group” to assist our congregation with making the necessary emergency plans.  Team members include:
Elaine Carlson, Paddy Coreris, Frank Gorman, Peter Murphy, Kristine Monroe, Marcia McDonald, Gayle & Preston Paull, Colleen Soldate, Carolee Verdier, Mike Weihman, and Marti & Bruce Wilmes

Zoom Fellowship

August 9, 2020, 11:30 AM

We invite you to join us for a time of fellowship at 11:30 AM on Sundays via the zoom invitation (below). We have added structure to our gathering to optimize our time together with a host calling on each participant.
Zoom Link 
Meeting ID: 973 7870 7245   
Password: 709119

Book Study: Survival Guide for the Soul
Led by Rev. Emily Stockert

Friday, August 7 @ 12PM
Our fourth class in this 6-week series of discussing spiritual practices from Ken Shigematsu’s Survival Guide for the Soul. If you would like to join the discussion, let Emily know.

Church Family News

Our love and prayers are with Steve and his family in the recent loss of his beloved wife, Carolyn Prud’homme, who passed away July 30, 2020.  A graveside service is being planned. 
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:

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. ~Romans 8:18

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