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Events at St. John's

Upcoming Events at St. John's

Regular Events (click on name for link to event on page)

Special Events

June 30th Celebration

Sunday, June 30
Following the 10:40 service

In addition to our regular coffee hour, the Vestry is sponsoring a hot dog and lemonade stand in the courtyard immediately following our June 30th Sunday service. It is an early Independence Day celebration and will have a few fun surprises, especially if you’re a kid (or a kid at heart). This date also coincides with the 10th anniversary of our return to St John’s. Lots to celebrate!!

Indoor Garage Sale

Saturday, July 13
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants can donate items to the St. John's space or reserve an indoor space sell their items themselves.  Cost to reserve sales space is $20 for an 8X8 space.

  • Set up your own space or donate items from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12 only.
  • Payment checks may be made out to St. John's and given to Susan Hadenfeld.
  • More information is available from Kate Klarkowski, Geri Olsen or Jeanne Nelson. 


Regular Events

Benedictine Study Group

Saturday, August 10
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
In the Sanctuary

The next meeting of the Benedictine Study Group will be Saturday August 10th, from 8:00-10:30am. No meeting in July. Even if you haven’t been able to attend much in the past, please feel welcome to come.

We will focus during the next discussion in the book Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living, pp 19-24.

As always, I look forward to a rich and sacred time. Hope all are having an enjoyable and safe summer.

Everyone is welcome-please let us know if you will join us. For more information, contact Paul Mascovich at pmascovich@att.net.


Celtic Evensong

Evensong for the Holy Spirit
Date TBD
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

A donation of $20 is requested.


Monthly Labyrinth Walks

Sunday, June 23
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Please register through the
Veriditas website by clicking here.

Veriditas and St. John’s are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks. Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress. First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome.

Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.
Facilitated by Brighid FitzGibbon.

Donations gratefully accepted.

Veriditas would like people to register for each event they will attend. 
Please click on the title of the event to link to their website.


Petaluma Contra Dance

Sunday, July 7
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Beginner's Lesson at 6:00 p.m.
In Cram Hall

Band: The Crabapples: Teresa Fife (bass), Marta Lynch (fiddle), Bob Silberstein (mandolin, piano, doumbek), Norm Cotton (piano)

Caller: Kelsey Hartman
Sound: Marty Brenneis

Prices: $10 NBCDS/CDSS-affiliate members; $12 non-members; $5 under 30, FT students w/ID, and financial hardship; $2 ages 6-17

Please note the dance is in the St. John’s Social Hall on C St. between 5th and 6th Streets by the parking lot.


Poetry Circle: Living Word | Creative Spirit

Friday, June 21
7:30 p.m.
Note this new time.
In the Sanctuary

The Living Word/Creative Spirit Poetry Circle is on the third Friday of each month from September thru June.


Theological Reflections Circle

In the Library

The next meeting is after the 10am Eucharist, at 11:40 in the library, Sunday, June 2nd. When from the book, Free From Dogma, the discussion will concern the chapter "Evil Calls for Redemption". Each discussion is unique, so all are welcome if for only one time. This is certainly a topic and reality in great need of understanding and handling. Conversation facilitated by Larry Temple.

Larry Temple will facilitate this study.

All are welcome. For further info contact Larry Temple onezelf2@gmail.com or 707-628-9870.


Sacred Circle Dance

Wednesday, June 19
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Parish Hall

No partners or experience needed.The circle is your partner and all dances are simple and taught first. Music comes from around the world. A donation is requested.



Is on break for the summer.
It will resume on September 6.

St. John’s has been hosting Taize services in Petaluma on the first Friday of the month since 2009. These candlelit services of contemplative chant and song offer participants an alternative worship experience to the traditional Sunday morning church service. The Taize service is ecumenical, providing a quiet space for spiritual communion with no preaching, no doctrine, just a calm environment for meditation and for song led by a cantor to the melodious tones of piano and cello.

A donation of $10 is requested, but not mandatory.





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