Sonoma United Methodist Church

Open hearts, open minds, open doors

Worship

Sunday Worship

During COVID-19 our worship services are in person and online. 

Protocol for in person worship is as follows: 

  • Enter the Sanctuary from the double doors in the bell tower courtyard. (All other doors will be locked.)
  • Please wear a mask while inside the church buildings.
  • Please maintain social distancing.
  • Only one person in a restroom at a time.
  • Please minimize moving around the Sanctuary.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available.
  • Offering plates will be at the doors and will not be passed around during the service.

To join us over Zoom please contact the church office to be added to the weekly email. The church office can be contacted

at sumcoffice@comcast.net. The e-mail offers ways to create a worship space in the comfort of your own home, with music, spiritual practices, and scripture.

Worship is at 10:00am at 109 Patten St. Sonoma CA.

Sunday School for adults and children are currently on hiatus.

 

What to Expect:  

Our congregation is fairly casual.  People come to church dressed in their Sunday best or in jeans and a t-shirt.  During worship we have a mix of traditional hymns and more contemporary music.  Each service begins with the ringing of the courtyard bell, then we all join together in a responsive Call to Worship.  Next, we sing an opening hymn and greet one another with signs of peace.  Throughout worship we sing, pray, read scripture, and hear a sermon.  An offering is also taken each week to support the ministry of our church.  In addition, we take a loose change offering that goes to benefit a specific organization or ministry.  First time visitors are not expected to give, but we hope that you encounter a welcoming place that inspires you to get involved and give with a generous heart.  At the close of a service, we all join hands to receive the blessing before heading out into the world.  

 

Every first Sunday of the month we celebrate Holy Communion together, and everyone is welcome at the Table.  You don’t have to be United Methodist, or even a Christian to participate in this means of grace.   We are currently holding our communion in front of the church after worship around 11:15 am. You can walk up, drive up or ride your bicycle. All are welcome.

 

Every second Sunday of the month we do a special offering for Heifer International, an organization that seeks to give farm animals to communities in need.  If you are curious about the work of Heifer International click here (https://www.heifer.org/).  During this offering we invite people to share a reason why they are giving.  It is often in memory of a birthday or anniversary, or sometimes, just because they like cows.  It is a fun and joyful time to share something we are thankful for as we help others.