Beloved Community,

A longtime member of our church family, Pat Larson, passed away last night after her brave decision to end her weekly dialysis treatments. We celebrate her life and mourn her passing. No plans for a memorial have yet been made.

Cards of condolences to Pat's son, Todd, would be appreciated. 
152 Blue Wing Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476
Blessings of peace and love this day,

Wednesday, August 5
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

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Happy Hour

Reading of the Names

Friday, August 7
7 p.m.
We will be once again reading names and placing flowers on the Pray Their Names hearts at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 7. It is a simple but moving ceremony.

If you would like to read names, place flowers, or can bring flowers, please contact Patricia Henley (, 707-227-8203) or Kathy Aanestad (, 707-935-6690).
Closing Blessing

Thursday, August 13
7 p.m.

Any and all who wish to attend are welcome to the closing blessing in anticipation of this contemplative display's move to its new location, Santa Rosa UCC, on August 15.
Featured on the United Church of Christ Website

Click HERE to read the recently published article. Photos by Kathy Aanestad are included.
A Display for All Ages
Thank you for the Pray Their Names exhibit. Charlotte and I went this afternoon and it was very poignant, walking through saying the names. I hardly noticed the cars driving by. Charlotte was asking what all the people's names were.

- Katy, Iain, and Charlotte Pryor
Click below to view the congregational liturgy that was shared during last Sunday's Gathering.
Liturgy ~ August 2
Thank you to those who have let us know how much you are enjoying both the sermons and the Sacred Pauses.

Sacred Pauses will be taking a break during the month of August.
First Congregational Church of Sonoma appreciates your support.
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