Faith and Justice in Action



 

Support for LGBTQ+

 

 

We have marched in our local Gay Pride parade every year here in Santa Rosa and sometimes in SF too. 

 

 

Sunday, August 7th

 

On Sunday, August 7, First Congregational Church Santa Rosa will be observing the 77th anniversary of one of the saddest days in human history – the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the death of 200,000 human beings. Since 1945, hydrogen bombs, more than 3,000 times as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb, have been developed. Detonate one and burn greater New York City to a crisp. Detonate a few and condemn our planet to a nuclear winter ending life as we know it.

 

Redwood Empire Food Bank

 

 

For the past several months, our Outreach Team has been scheduling group work days at our local food bank! If you're interested in joining us next time, email our church office at secty@sonic.net and we will contact you. It's a fun, busy, and day and rewarding day!

Black Lives Matter

Our congregation has been suppportive of the Black Lives Matter movement, even during the pandemic. 

Our Peace Pole 


Our church has a Peace Pole in the front of our sanctuary.  A Peace Pole is an internationally recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. 

www.worldpeace.org/peacepoleproject


 Agencies We Support

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Our congregation and members consistently support many local, national, and worldwide groups that provide outreach in different communities. 

UCC Five for Five 

We are a “Five for Five” church within our denomination meaning our congregation supports all special and mission offerings during the church year.


More Ways We Take Action


On the last Sunday of each month, our Outreach committee supports letter writing to our representatives on various topics requiring advocacy.  We've written to legislators about the environment, food insecurity, health care for all, immigration, racial justice, support for living wages, etc.  Click arrow for more info.

Serving Within

Music

Our church glorifies God through many forms of musical expression. The music you’ll hear here includes traditional hymns, choral music, jazz piano, pipe organ, flute, percussion instruments and acoustic guitar.  The choir, a diverse group of folks who like to sing, provides music for most Sunday services during the year.

Liturgical Art

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Artistic-minded members are encouraged to express themselves through First Congregational’s Liturgical Art.

Council and Committees

Serving on committees and church council is a very important part of an active church.   

Most church activities are impossible without a structure supporting them.  Our council, which is a governing board, and the committees provide that structure.  If you're interested in serving on a committee, please let our pastor or moderator know.  

Other Opportunities to Serve

Our congregation has many ways to serve. Is something calling you? Listen inside yourself. Might it be helping with hospitality, praying for others, assisting with special projects, sending cards, etc? Whatever is calling you, we hope you'll trust the spirit and respond "Yes!"