"Bear Care" Project

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Children are struggling with online learning these days, and I mean to tell you they really are struggling. It is hard be separated from classmates, at home with stressed out parents, or at various community programs because there is no one who can stay home with them. They are locked onto computer screens and unable to connect in ways that are so critical to their social development. 

That is why we are planning to deliver “gratitude bears” to the children at El Verano School. We want to show them that we are grateful for them and also to invite them to remember what they are grateful for. We are working with our local toy store here in Sonoma “The Toy Shop” to purchase the same kind of bear for each child. Bears will be wrapped in colorful paper with a note attached explaining the project and inviting them to name their “gratitude bear”.  Bears will be given to the schoolchildren in November.

Our goal to raise enough money to buy 388 bears, one for each child at El Verano Elementary School.

To donate mail a check with “Bear Care” in the memo or use the Paypal button on www.sonomaucc.org be sure to

put “Bear Care” in the memo.


Thank you for helping to spread the love.

Rev. Curran Reichert

First Congregational Church Sonoma

252 West Spain Street

Sonoma, Ca


Sonoma Valley

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service


Thursday, November 26th, 10am

Please join us for a virtual interfaith service for Sonoma Valley residents and visitors of all faiths.

More details coming soon!

Christmas Hope 2020

Presented by St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

in coordination with Sonoma Valley's faith communities.


Located at Hanna Boys Center

Saturday, December 19th, 5-8pm

Sunday, December 20th, 5-8pm

A free event for Sonoma Valley residents, friends, and visitors. Hanna Boys Center is our location hosting partner for this event. A Community wide invitation of a Live Nativity being enacted in front of the Hanna Boys Center church so that folks can drive through and experience the joy of the Christmas 2020 Season safely during Covid 19.  The driveway will be lined with lit trees.


We need your help to make this a magical event. We would love for our local faith communities to help share the Christmas story and the Light that is present despite the darkness of the unknown. There is much to do and your help is needed no matter how big or small. Please contact Stacey Schoeningh directly at 707-227-6285 or via email at staceyellis20@yahoo.com



Sonoma  Valley  Interfaith 
Ministerial  Association
252 W. Spain St.
Sonoma, CA 95476