First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

    The Story

    Love God and love your neighbor. Jesus made it sound simple, but we know it’s not. So each day we learn what this means through celebrations, how we choose to grow, express care, and serve our community and beyond. The story of our church is a story of ever-deepening relationships.

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    Living Justice

    Living Justice

    Justice isn’t simply a longed for ideal, it is a way of life. We tend to think of justice as something we receive, whether it is from a court or from God. According to the minor prophets, justice is more of a verb than a noun.

    As the people of God we are called to DO justice, not just receive it. Join us as we explore what biblical justice is and what it looks like through the eyes and words of those who spent their lives sharing messages straight from the heart of God.

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    A Visual Meditation

    If we’re back to back will my brokenness find you—
    slide through the air and weigh you down too?
    If we stand eye to eye will the truth ring true?
    Will you see me for me, and I see you for you?

    This film blends visual and spoken poetry to offer a meditation on our communal and individual brokenness and how we can allow it to divide us, or we can harness it to deepen our empathy, connection, and compassion.

    August 5 through September 2, we present a sermon series, Living Justice. Connected to that theme, we offer this film as a visual meditation and as a way to create space for personal reflection.

    Film by Lisle Gwynn Garrity • Spoken Word by Sarah Are • A Sanctified Art

    First Pres Stories

    Meet Alexis

    We are a community whose lives are interconnected. Therefore, we naturally share interest and involvement with one another. Beyond that we express a commitment to care with acts of support and service to particular needs. In this video, Alexis describes how people from our church family provide much needed care for people who have become primary caregivers.

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