Love and Serve the City

This fall we will explore, experience, and respond to God’s love right here in Santa Rosa. Considering six different facets of our city life, we will give thanks as we see God’s love at work in our lives, our environment, and our government.

Use this calendar to plan your participation. There are opportunities for every age and ability. Take time to look it over, and consider where God might be calling you to serve.

Try something new, maybe outside your comfort zone. Whatever it is, serve in one new way this fall.

 

Calendar of Events

Nurture Our City
September 13      All-Church Worship/Ministry Fair
September 18      Code Blue Bike Ride
September 20      Villa Capri Worship Event
September 25      Catholic Charities Family Shelter Tour

The Social Sphere of Our City
September 29      Reconciling Ministries Event
October 4            World Communion Service/Worship/ Luncheon

The Politics of Our City
October 13          Where Religion & Politics Meet Panel
October 18          Visit to San Quentin Prison
October 24          Walk With the People Forum Event

Nature in Our City
October 25         Blessing of the Animals
October 31         Harvest Fair at Stony Point
November 5       Catholic Charities Family Shelter Tour
November 7       Master Gardener Workshop

Our City in the Wider World
November 15     Circuit Charge Conference
November 15     Visit to San Quentin Prison
November 18     Discussion on Immigration

The Economics of Our City
November 22     Combined Thanksgiving Service
November 26     Thanksgiving

 

Detailed Calendar of Events

Nurture Our City
September 13 @ 10:00 am       
All-Church Worship/Ministry Fair
Come for worship, music, food, and fun activities. Stony Point Campus.

September 18 (times vary)  
Code Blue Bike Ride

FUMC’s cycling groups will relay together to fight homelessness; all levels of riders welcome! RSVP to Janin Comiskey

September 20 @ 2:00 pm
Villa Capri Worship Event

Our ministry at Villa Capri brings a worship service to senior residents, many of whom are part of the Memory Care program and unable to attend church outside their facility. Contact Elizabeth Walton

September 25 @ 12:00 pm
Catholic Charities Shelter Tour

Small group tours of the homeless shelter, supported in part by our church. Meet at the shelter located at 465 A St. RSVP to Margie Pettibone, 528-8712 ext.161, or  mpettibone@srcharities.org.

The Social Sphere of Our City
September 29 @ 7:30-9 pm     
Reconciling Ministries Event
Come for a presentation/conversation about making our congregation more welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. Montgomery sanctuary. RSVP to Shirley Cheal

October 4 begins 8:30 am
World Communion Sunday
Engage in a morning of service to the community, then join us for special worship.  And then stay for lunch!

8:30 am—Meet at Stony Point for Service Projects, or meet at Montgomery and carpool to Franklin Community Park.

9:00 am—Meet in Montgomery Fellowship Hall for a presentation  by Catholic Charities about how we can serve the homeless community.

11 am—Combined Multilingual Worship, Montgomery Campus.
In both Fijian and English we will celebrate world communion (Note: This will be the only worship service
Lunch to follow.

The Politics of Our City
October 13 @ 7:30 pm

Where Religion & Politics Meet
Join us in the Montgomery sanctuary for a panel discussion with Sonoma County clergy on the role of religion in politics. Reception hosted by the UMW.

October 18 @10:30 am
Visit San Quentin Prison

Join a group of dedicated people who visit the prison to worship with inmates. Advance security clearance required. RSVP by Sept. 18. to George Young

October 24 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Walk With the People

Join United Methodists from our Bridges District as we learn what it means to be in ministry with Latino/Hispanic people. To be held on the Montgomery  Campus. RSVP to Pastor Lindsey Kerr

Nature in Our City
October 25 @ 1:00 pm
Blessing of the Animals

Bring your beloved pet to worship at the Stony Point Community Garden to receive a blessing. RSVP to Pastor Lindsey Kerr. Your animal must be under control and on-leash/enclosed; or feel free to bring a photograph or a token that represents your critter.

October 31 @ 2:00 pm
FUMC Harvest Fair

Celebrate the abundance of God’s creation and learn about stewardship. Event will be held at the Stony Point Campus. For details and volunteer opportunities contact Elizabeth Walton

November  5 @ noon
Catholic Charities Shelter Tour

If you missed previous tours and want to connect with Catholic Charities, join us for a tour with conversation and lunch to follow. RSVP to Margie Pettibone, 528-8712 ext.161, or mpettibone@srcharities.org.

November  7 @ 10:30 am
Are We Having Fungi Yet?

Master Gardener Workshop
Join the Master Gardeners and learn about how you can make your garden more fruitful using fungi. Meet at the Rincon Valley Regional Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd. Contact Jennifer Dornbush

Our City in the Wider World
November 15 @ 3 pm

Circuit Charge Conference
Join us as we host the Annual Charge Conferences for our District. Meetings will be held on the Montgomery Campus.

November 15 @ 10:30 am
Visit San Quentin Prison

Join a group of dedicated people who visit the prison to worship with inmates. Advance security clearance required RSVP by Oct. 15 to George Young

November 18 @ 7:00 pm
Finding Hope in a Broken System

Join us for a conversation with Comite VIDA, as we learn about our nation’s current immigration system, and how it impacts the lives of people in our community. Meets at the Stony Point Campus.
RSVP Pastor Lindsey Kerr

The Economics of Our City
November 22 @ 7:00 pm
Combined
Service
Come worship and offer thanksgiving with our friends from Christ Church United Methodist and Shomrei Torah at Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Ave.

 

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