Events at St. John's

Upcoming Events at St. John's

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

Special Events

An Evensong for the Archangel Michael

Sunday, September 29
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

A Michaelmas Evensong will be celebrated with music, song and verse we will celebrate the Archangel Michael and deepen our understanding of his mission in service of Christ, for the sake of Humanity and our evolution, our individual lives and the whole Earth's. 

This Christian festival for the Autumn, that is only now coming into the consciousness of our time, is a great teacher of how Christ would lead us throughout the whole year into a deeper understanding of our place in the Universe. The Archangel Michael calls for us to become conscious of the workings of the angels in our lives, and of the many spiritual beings involved in earthly evolution. He calls for us to consciously take up the challenge of Evil, ready to help us understand and balance the polarities, as we meet them in our individual lives and in society. In all these regards, Michael is indeed the leading Spirit for our Time. Hope to see you here.

Fellowship Meal - Prayer and Potluck

Wednesday, October 9
5:30 p.m. in Norm Cram Hall

 St. John’s is pleased to announce the forming of a monthly 2nd Wednesday prayer service and potluck dinner beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The prayer service will be at 5:30 in Cram Hall with dinner immediately following at 6 p.m.

If you are coming to the potluck only, and arrive early, please enter the kitchen using the side library door during the prayer service.

This event will continue on the second Wednesday of each month. All are welcome--bring friends!

If you would like to be part of a team to help plan and lead the evening prayer service, contact Daniel at or 762-8872.

If you would like to volunteer to be the maitre d' for the potluck for the October gathering, or a future month, contact Betty at

Regular Events

Benedictine Study Group

Saturday, October 5
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
In the Sanctuary

The Benedictine Group meets monthly, focused on learning and practicing the Benedictine Rule. The morning starts with centering and morning prayers, and chanting in the Sanctuary; then moves to the library for Lectio Divina, discussion, and closing prayer. Dates for Fall meetings are listed below. All begin at 8:00 AM. 

  • Saturday, November 2
  • No group in December

Everyone is welcome, but please let us know if you will join us. For more information, contact Paul Mascovich at


Celtic Evensong

Sunday, October 13
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Joyful Noise Gospel choir and Benjamin Mertz

A donation of $20 is requested.

Upcoming Evensongs:
November 10 - Catherine Braslavsky and music of pilgrimage; Jewish and Christian chant and Jewish poetry of lamentation recited by Doug von Koss, Larry Robinson and Hari Meyers in remembrance of Kristallnacht and the Tree of Life synagogue shooting. Father Daniel and Rabbi Ted will co lead prayers for peace.
December 8 - Members of Sonoma Bach with Advent Hymns


Monthly Labyrinth Walks

Sunday, September 22
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 date of the event to link to their website.

Upcoming dates and registration links:

Sunday, October 27
Sunday, November 24
Sunday, December 22


Petaluma Contra Dance

Sunday, October 6
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, September 20
7:30 p.m.
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 or 707-628-9870.


Sacred Circle Dance

Wednesday, October 16
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.



Friday, October 4
7:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary

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.