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In December 2007 the SPC Choir introduced a new Christmas tradition,
Christmas Vespers. Built around superb chants, carols and anthems and equally superior Christmas poetry, the annual event has flourished every year since.
On December 2 the choir will present the twelfth edition. Each Vespers includes
newly published works as well as scores by prominent Bay Area composers.
Several of this year’s offerings have just recently been published.
Each year an outstanding instrumentalist joins of us.
This year we feature flautist Rhonda Bradetich.
Go directly to SPINN for the latest SPC news and info
(Usually updated Thursday or Friday)
Pastor Paul writes about the event itself and the awesome gathering one day later, in Tiburon’s Kol Shofar“. . . And in Tiburon, as we drove up to Kol Shofar, as people searched for parking and others were walking blocks to the synagogue, having parked far from the usually ample parking lot, I felt connected with all these strangers — in cars, on foot — as we drove near, and walked together, silently and unknown to each other, but somehow bonded. And in that synagogue, I was not alone . . .” Read more…
He visited ROOTS in the West Bank last fall. It was one of the highlights of his entire trip! And at Kol Shofar he listened to Shadi Abu Awwad, the Roots Palesnian youth director, and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, one of the founders of Roots, who shared their personal, interconnected stories and presented the groundbreaking and challenging grassroots work of ROOTS. For more information, click
Pastor Paul periodically organizes a FREE HUGS event to lift spirits. No agenda. Just an expression of the love we believe is at the core of our human experience and vital to the well-being of our community and ourselves. Email Pastor Paul to take part next time. Here’s a fun video to see how the first person to get this idea put it into action.
She’s had many shows College of Marin, Marin County Fair, and in Mill Valley, The Thompson-Dorfman Gallery and At the Top Gallery/Salon. Her inspiration description in SPINN.
For cognitive impairment caregivers, 2nd Sat. each month,10-11:30 a.m., Rotary Village Community Room, 701 Colima St., Sausalito. Ample street parking. Led by facilitators affiliated with Alzheimer’s Assoc. of N. CA. Email email@example.com, or see SPINN
Dr. Barnwell, previously of Sweet Honey in the Rock, will lead a workshop and evening concert. Singers and non-singers will share learning in the oral tradition, singing rhythms, chants, traditional songs, including spirituals, ring shouts, hymns, gospels, and songs from the Civil Rights Movement.” More details in SPINN.
Opt-up to 100% renewable electric energy. Avg. household pays $4 per month. SPC reduced our electric carbon footprint to Zero! You can, too! More details in SPINN, for questions contact our Green Team Chair, Julie Carlson, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Her comments about this verge on the poetic!
Exciting things are always happening at church! Please drop by our website and Facebook page often as the good news is updated at least weekly.
When I first came, I was struck by the deep caring evident in the SPC community, the warm and friendly atmosphere, and the congregation’s openness to, and interest in, religious traditions other than their own. I invite you to look around and get a feel for our church. We welcome any comments or questions that might be on your mind. If you’re not currently a member of our church, or if you aren’t a “church person,” we invite you to drop in to a Sunday service or to other musical or spiritual event. You might be surprised. And of course feel free to reach out and call or e-mail me or other church staff. Contact
We hope you and your family will have a warm and spirit-filled experience with us as we worship together, share fellowship at our services and events, and serve each other and the community through our ministries.
We are a loving, spiritual family, founded on the teachings of Jesus.
We provide a nourishing environment for the spiritual growth of all beings to serve and support others.
We encourage open-minded exploration to understand, embrace, and celebrate the grace of God.
We are a progressive congregation, including membership in ProgressiveChristianity.org,
and a More Light Church – our congregation values inclusion across faith experiences, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and cultural backgrounds.
(Photo of Paul Mowry by Noah Berger. Thank you!)