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Events at St. John's

Upcoming Events at St. John's

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Special Events


Fellowship Meal - Prayer and Potluck

Wednesday, November 13
5:30 p.m. in Norm Cram Hall

 St. John’s is pleased to announce the forming of a monthly 2nd Wednesday prayer service and potluck dinner beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The prayer service will be at 5:30 in Cram Hall with dinner immediately following at 6 p.m.

If you are coming to the potluck only, and arrive early, please enter the kitchen using the side library door during the prayer service.

This event will continue on the second Wednesday of each month. All are welcome--bring friends!

If you would like to be part of a team to help plan and lead the evening prayer service, contact Daniel at rector.episcopal.petaluma@gmail.com or 762-8872.

If you would like to volunteer to be the maitre d' for the potluck for the October gathering, or a future month, contact Betty at betty.petrillo@comcast.net.

Regular Events

Benedictine Study Group

Saturday, November 2
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
In the Sanctuary

The Benedictine Group meets monthly, focused on learning and practicing the Benedictine Rule. The morning starts with centering and morning prayers, and chanting in the Sanctuary; then moves to the library for Lectio Divina, discussion, and closing prayer. Dates for Fall meetings are listed below. All begin at 8:00 AM. 

  • No group in December

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


Celtic Evensong

Sunday, November 10
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Catherine Braslavsky and music of pilgrimage; Jewish and Christian chant and Jewish poetry of lamentation recited by Doug von Koss, Larry Robinson and Hari Meyers in remembrance of Kristallnacht and the Tree of Life synagogue shooting. Father Daniel and Rabbi Ted will co lead prayers for peace.

A donation of $20 is requested.

Upcoming Evensongs:
December 8 - Members of Sonoma Bach with Advent Hymns


Monthly Labyrinth Walks

Sunday, October 27
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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 date of the event to link to their website.

Upcoming dates and registration links:

Sunday, November 24
Sunday, December 22


Petaluma Contra Dance

Sunday, November 2
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, October 18
7:30 p.m.
In the Sanctuary

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



Sacred Circle Dance

Wednesday, November 20
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.



Friday, November 1
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.





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