Anyone wishing to join Bible Study is encouraged to do so. We meet once a week for one hour, on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. The subject of the Bible Study is the New Testament, and currently we are reading Luke. The reading for Wednesday May 5th is Luke Chapter 20. Here is the Zoom link.
Sentenced to life imprisonment + 60 years in Mississippi’s Parchman Prison, Sheldon Gooch had little hope. Then the prison chaplain, a diminutive Brit named Wendy Hatcher got a hold of him, and his life changed. Long before he appeared on Oprah, reconciling with two men he had terrorized at gun point, Sheldon found freedom in
We will be observing Palm Sunday on March 28th. Therefore, the liturgy is changed this week and you will need to print the entire service leaflet for this week only. Click here to find the full service for Penitential Order Rite Two. May the peace the surpasses understanding guide you every day of your life.
In the final session of this series, a speaker panel and small group discussions were held, focusing on how individuals and communities can support restorative practices. Here is a link to the recording on YouTube.
Deacon John Storm, director of Restorative Justice Ministries for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa (and a former parole officer) will describe delivering pastoral care to all those harmed by crime in his community: victims and their families, offenders and their families, first responders and law enforcement personnel, and the public. To watch the
On Tuesday, March 2nd, at 7pm, the 2nd in our Lenten Series was held on Zoom. Leonard Rubio, Executive Director of Insight Prison Project, described his organization’s Victim Offender Education Groups in which inmates engage in intensive small group processes to examine before one another and outside facilitators the impact of their crimes on their
The Altar Guild will be making palm crosses for this year’s Palm Sunday celebration. If you would like some crosses, please notify the church office by March 17. Please be sure to indicate how many crosses you would like. The crosses will be mailed to your home.
In case you missed the powerful presentation by Jodie Geddes, Healing Services Manager at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY), here is a link to the recording. Watch how restorative approaches in schools can be an effective means of early intervention, repairing harm and preventing re-offending. Hear how restorative justice is a movement and an
Tuesday February 23rd is the first in our Lenten Series on Restorative Justice. For more details, please visit our Lenten Series page.
We are still looking for four or five people to help out with delivering meals to the Winter Night families. We have enough donations to cover the costs of the meals, but appreciate someone taking care of ordering the food and delivering it to the families at the church they are staying at in Walnut