Join Us For Advent!

After all of the wonderful activities of November, Advent begins on December 1. We celebrate Advent for the four Sundays before Christmas by preparing our hearts once again for Christ to be born into the world. During this time, we will light special candles, read inspirational scripture, sing powerful songs, and decorate our worship space with beauty and anticipation. This year’s Advent theme is “Prepare the Way. . . .” And together, we will once again prepare the way for Christ to be born and transform our world. 
Throughout Advent , we have several special events going on:
On Dec. 8, 15, and 22, we will collect new socks and underwear, as well as gently-used coats, sweaters, and blankets for people in need.  
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., you are invited to a Full Moon Labyrinth Walk at the Earthrise Retreat Center with Pastor Christy Newton. Earthrise Retreat Center is located at 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. We will meet and carpool from the church at 3:45 p.m. For more information and to register, visit The event is free.
On the evening of Saturday, Dec. 21, at 7:00 p.m., we will hold our Blue Christmas Service to make space for the complexity of emotions arising during this time of year.
We hope you join us and participate throughout the Advent season!