Join a new short-term group for
community, conversation and learning!

Dear Friends,

Responding to your requests, St. Andrew is forming groups for conversation and learning. This is an opportunity to get to know people better in our church community while finding support and exploring new horizons. Each small group will meet for 4-5 weeks, at a time convenient to the participants.

Join one of these groups or suggest another one you would like to start. These will be held on-line and Zoom links will be provided.

1) Men’s Conversation – Meet for fellowship and talk about various topics of interest – Leader TBD

2) “God Talk”: let’s talk about our conceptions and experiences of God – with Rev. Jan Reynolds

3) Book Study for Courageous Conversations on Race (book will be decided by the group) – with various leaders

4) “Grateful Heart” – Journaling and conversation about daily gratitude – with Dawne Carver

5) “Rejoice” Women’s Group – with Dawne Carver

Email Dawne Carver or the Church Office at [email protected] with the group you want to join, and we’ll contact you to find best times to meet. 

In addition, here are fall dates for our continuing women’s groups. Please mark your calendars!

Women’s Space 
September 13- Resiliency 
October 10 – Service
November 14 -Thankfulness 
December 12 -Christmas Cheer

Graceful Aging
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 2:00-3:15 pm

Blessings to you all,

Dawne Carver, Director of Fellowship

Rev. Jan Reynolds, Pastor

COMING THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 23RD:

Popcorn Parables are back this summer! During August, sermons will center on the gospel message in upbeat and inspirational movies. Because of social distancing, we won’t be gathering for movie watching; instead, we will indicate where you can view these movies online. Even if you can’t watch the movie beforehand, each sermon will provide a review of the plot so you don’t miss a thing. Note: Some of these movies have mature topics and raw language but the sermons will be rated PG!

This Sunday, we’ll explore the gospel message in Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker. The film received eight Academy Award nominations, and won Best Actress (Lawrence). It was the first film in 31 years to be nominated in all four acting categories.This heart-warming movie has serious themes, but also plenty of funny moments and silver linings! The two protagonists face tough times due to their mental health challenges but are bolstered by their friends and family, and by their own hopefulness, self-agency, self-love and each other.

Official trailer: You can watch the trailer to this film by pressing the arrow below:

Silver Linings Playbook
2 hours long
Netflix or rent on Amazon Prime
Rated R for frequent strong language, some talk about sexual situations and prescription drugs, and one violent beating. Sermon video clips will be almost PG 

ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS:

BERGEN-MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP AND HAZEL BURNETT SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: Applications for the Fall 2020 Semester are now being accepted for the Bergen-Martin Scholarship (college Freshman and Sophomores) and the Hazel Burnett Scholarship (college Juniors and Seniors).

The deadline for applications is Sunday, August 30, 2020. All application forms and paperwork must be received (hard copies, not electronic submission) in the church office by this deadline – PLAN AHEAD! For additional information and to get applications, email the church office at [email protected]

BEST WISHES AND THANK YOU, AMOS!

Dear Friends, we are sad (and happy!) to let you know that Amos Munoz is on to greener pastures. Here is his exciting update for the congregation. We miss the band under his leadership and yet are very grateful for his gifted musical leadership and the community he formed with the band. Here is Amos’ message:


“Here are my plans… I will be moving out to Bodega Bay effective 9/1/20. I will be renting my home in Agua Caliente. Debra and I are to be married on 10/3/20. 
Our new home is being built in Reno, NV (about 10 miles south of the airport). We expect to move there some time in January 2021. We will keep the Bodega Bay home. I will probably retire by mid-year 2021.
I will miss the people at St. Andrew. The people there are great!”
Much love, Amos

Please continue your giving during this time, so that St. Andrew may continue to serve our local community and our membership. We recognize that some of you have been impacted financially by economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of you who can, please continue to give on a regular basis.

There are several options available:

  • Give electronically to the St. Andrew General Fund
  • Set up your donation to St. Andrew to be paid through your bill paying service at your personal bank.
  • Mail a check to St. Andrew, or drop your envelope into our locked mail box: 16290 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

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