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Upcoming Events at St. John's

Regular Events (click on name for link to event on page)

Regular Events

Benedictine Study Group

Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
In the Sanctuary

Join us as our contemplative Benedictine Study Group continues with members of the Benedictine Study Group leading the office of Morning Prayer with simple Taize chanting in the church sanctuary. We go to the library for fellowship; study of chapter one of Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict (see below); Lectio Divina; discussion of Benedictine Spirituality; and closing prayers.

More information on it can be found on our diocesan website: http://www.norcalepiscopal.org/seasonalresources. Interested in learning more about Benedictine Spirituality or Rule? Visit the Friends of St. Benedict website: www.benedictfriend.org/the-rule.html.

Everyone is welcome-please let us know if you will join us. For more information, contact Paul Mascovich at pmascovich@att.net.

   

Celtic Evensong

 

2019 Schedule TBD
5:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuar
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Monthly Labyrinth Walks

Release and Renew
Sunday, December 30
5:00 p.m.
In Norm Cram Hall

Please register through the
Veriditas website by clicking here.

Veriditas and St. John’s are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks. Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress. First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome.

Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.
Facilitated by Brighid FitzGibbon.

Donations gratefully accepted.

Veriditas would like people to register for each event they will attend. 
Please click on the title of the event to link to their website.

   

Petaluma Contra Dance

Sunday, January 5
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Beginner's Lesson at 6:00 p.m.
In Cram Hall

Band: The Crabapples: Teresa Fife (bass), Marta Lynch (fiddle), Bob Silberstein (mandolin, piano, doumbek), Norm Cotton (piano)

Caller: Kelsey Hartman
Sound: Marty Brenneis

Prices: $10 NBCDS/CDSS-affiliate members; $12 non-members; $5 under 30, FT students w/ID, and financial hardship; $2 ages 6-17

Please note the dance is in the St. John’s Social Hall on C St. between 5th and 6th Streets by the parking lot.

   

Poetry Circle: Living Word | Creative Spirit

Friday, December 21
7:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary

The Living Word/Creative Spirit Poetry Circle is on the third Friday of each month from September thru June.

   

Riddles of Our Humanity Study Group

After the 10 a.m. Eucharist
See schedule below.
In the Library

Fundamental questions posed by the riddles of our Humanity call out for us to seek understanding, to take time to ponder, contemplate and discuss.

Free From Dogma by Rev. Tom Ravetz, a book of theological reflections, will serve as basis for our discussion.

Larry Temple will facilitate this study,

Upcoming dates for this study are basically every other Sunday:

December 23
January 6 & 27
February 3 & 17
March 3,17 & 31.

All are welcome. For further info contact Larry Temple onezelf2@gmail.com or 707-628-9870.

   

Sacred Circle Dance

Wednesday, December 19
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Parish Hall

No partners or experience needed.The circle is your partner and all dances are simple and taught first. Music comes from around the world. A donation is requested.

There will be no Sacred Circle Dance on November 21.

   

Taize

Friday, January 4
7:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary

St. John’s has been hosting Taize services in Petaluma on the first Friday of the month since 2009. These candlelit services of contemplative chant and song offer participants an alternative worship experience to the traditional Sunday morning church service. The Taize service is ecumenical, providing a quiet space for spiritual communion with no preaching, no doctrine, just a calm environment for meditation and for song led by a cantor to the melodious tones of piano and cello.

A donation of $10 is requested, but not mandatory.