November 2019  
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Events at St. John's

Upcoming Events at St. John's

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

Special Events

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 26
7:00 p.m.
United Church of Christ
825 Middlefield Dr.

This will be the third annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Participating congregations include St. John's Episcopal, B'nai Israel Jewish Center, The Islamic Center of Petaluma, Elim Lutheran Church, Petaluma Unnited Methodist Church, Petaluma United Church of Christ, and First Presbyterian. Prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday with prayer, reflection and song that honrs the religious diversity of our land.

Click here for a PDF flyer.

Oh come, oh come Emmanuel!

Advent Potluck Soup Supper

Saturday, November 30, 5:00 p.m.

Make an Advent wreath

Special guest for the children!

What to bring:

  • A pot of soup or bread and butter, or a finger food dessert
    (plus a beverage of your choice!).
  • Your own wreath frame or purchase one at the dinner.
    Wreath frame $7.00, candles $5.00)
  • Garden clippers

Bring friends, family, and children!!

North Bay Singers:
A Sparkling Night of Carols

Saturday, December 7
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
In Norm Cram Ha

We would love to share the holidays with you and your family, please join us for our winter concert, "A Sparkling Night of Carols". Come celebrate the 2019 holiday season with friends, family, and music from the women of The North Bay Singers.

General: $12.00
Senior/Students: $10.00
Children 12 & under are Free

Petaluma Children's Chorus:
Winter Concert

Saturday, December 14
6:30 p.m.
In Norm Cram Hall

We would love to share the holidays with you and your family, please join us for our winter concert. Come celebrate the 2019 holiday season with friends, family, and music from the Petaluma Children's Chorus.

General: $12.00
Senior/Students: $10.00
Children 12 & under are Free

Regular Events

Benedictine Study Group

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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


Celtic Evensong

Sunday, December 8
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Members of Sonoma Bach with Advent Hymns 

Donations of any amount are welcome.



Fellowship Meal - Prayer and Potluck

Wednesday, December 11
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 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


Monthly Labyrinth Walks

Sunday, November 24
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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 date and registration link:

Sunday, November 24
Sunday, December 22


Petaluma Contra Dance

Sunday, December 1
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 20
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, December 6
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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