FEATURED EVENTS & CALENDAR

FEATURED EVENTS & CLASSES

Family Movie Night

Friday, July 19 @ 5 pm

Phoenix Center (upstairs above the gym)

Join Children's Ministry for a movie night! We will be watching Disney/Pixar's Cars. Dinner will be provided; feel free to wear your PJs!

 

Please let us know if you plan to/think you will attend so we know how much food to prepare.

 

For those able, a small donation is requested to cover the cost of food.


CARAVAN Mission Trip

July 21–28

Camp Fire Disaster Relief in Paradise, CA

High School students and adult volunteers will re-build homes damaged/destroyed by the wildfire in Paradise, CA. Come on July 28 @ 10 am for the CARAVAN Sunday, the student-led worship service to learn about their experience.


Affirming Church Series

Sundays, July 21 & August 18 @ 11:30 am

Soulé Hall & Online

The Community Life and Learning team is pleased to announce this summer's Affirming Church series events that will help guide and educate us further as we head toward our Queer-Led Worship service on August 18.  

 

July 21 - 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted a Culture. Documentary screening, discussion & light lunch.

 

August 18 - The Intersection of Church and Queer A sharing panel with members of the congregation.

 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend as we continue striving to be a more educated and inclusive community.


Memorial for Al Mendoza

Saturday, August 3 @ 10 am

Sanctuary

Everyone is invited to the memorial service for Alfred Mendoza at 10 am on Saturday, August 3. There will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.


Community Learning

Hardy's Sabbatical Plans

Sunday, August 4 @ 11:30 am

Soulé Hall and online

Pastor Hardy and our congregation were awarded a 2024 Clergy Renewal Grant that will fund his travel and study during his sabbatical, which will take place this fall. Come hear him share about his plans and what he hopes to be able to learn and share with others upon his return.


Community Learning

Northern Ireland Peacemaking Trip Participants Panel

Sunday, August 11 @ 11:30 am

Soulé Hall and online

Members of our recent intergenerational peacemaking mission-study trip to Northern Ireland will be sharing reflections on their experiences. Join us to learn more about the history of conflict and the struggle for civil rights in a divided society. Hear what members of our church learned about how faith and community can help us work for peace.


Safe Church Training Classes

Sundays, August 4 & November 10 
@ 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Fireside Room

Everyone who volunteers or works with children and youth are required to be Safe Church trained. One-session classes are scheduled throughout the year.


Out Loud Choir

Sunday, August 18 @ 10 am

(Rehearsals June 13–Aug. 15)

Queer folk & allies* are invited to make music together! All levels of singers are welcome. Even if you can't perform, we'd love to have you just come and sing with us! We will share our music at the Sunnyvale Pres queer-led worship service at 10 am on August 18. Rehearsals are (most) Thursday nights, 7–8:30 pm. For questions and full rehearsal schedule sign up below or email Adam Lee.

 

* Allies are people who support and celebrate queer people, and advocate for equal rights and fair treatment. 


Queer-led Worship

Sunday, August 18 @ 10 am
Sanctuary & online

We are an Open & Affirming church!

Members of the Sunnyvale Pres queer community will lead us in worship, including special music from the Out Loud Choir. Please join us!


Music School Open House

Saturday, August 24 @ 2–5 pm

Come check out The Music School! Hear student performances, meet our faculty & staff, see the classrooms, studios and piano lab. Face-painting and musical crafts, popcorn & cotton candy!


Silicon Valley Pride Parade

Sunday, August 25 @ 10:30 am
Downtown San Jose, at the intersection of
Julian & Market Streets

Come join with others from Sunnyvale Pres to march in the Silicon Valley Pride parade! For more info, please contact Rich Pak. Sunnyvale Pres Pride t-shirts are still available for purchase.


Sunnyvale Pride

Thursday evening, August 29
Downtown Sunnyvale

Come join with other Sunnyvale Pres folks to celebrate Pride in Sunnyvale! If you'd like to buy a Sunnyvale Pres Pride t-shirt, click the button below.


ONGOING EVENTS

Sunnyvale CircleSongs

First Wednesdays @ 7 pm

 NOTE: Not Meeting in July or August 

Fellowship Hall

Join us for our monthly CircleSong gatherings! Both Sunnyvale Pres and The Music School sponsor this free event. CircleSongs is an easy collaborative group-singing format where we join our voices together to create improvised songs. We all have music in our bodies and souls, and we will work together to bring that out in each of us. No experience or skills necessary — only an open heart and an open ear. Led by Adam Lee, Assistant Director at The Music School.

 

Sing Together, Groove Together, Be Together.


Modern Worship Collective

2nd & 4th Wednesdays 

Worship @ 7 pm, Sanctuary

Dinner @ 6 pm, Fellowship Hall

Everyone’s invited to MWC, where we faithfully try to witness how God is breaking through the spiritual status quo. We’re discovering new ideas of worship where everyone can contribute in community, beauty and sacred space. We share a meal, sing new and different songs, experiment with liturgies and spiritual practices, talk with one another and build community. We listen for ways God calls us to a larger story, and hear God’s voice in our changing and chaotic time.


Evensong:
Contemplative Worship

3rd Wednesdays @ 7 pm

Sanctuary

Contemplative worship with Taizé-style music, meditations, prayer, and communion. Most often lay-led.


Children's Ministry Bake Sale

First Sundays after church

Trinity Court

A tasty way to support Children's Ministry service projects! Stop by for some baked goodies and ask us about the service projects we have planned for this year. If you can't make it, feel free to donate online.

If donating online, be sure to designate "Children's Ministry Service Project" in the drop-down menu.


Grief Support Group

First Sundays @ 1 pm

If you've lost a loved one, join us the first Sunday of each month. Contact Karlee with any questions.


Family Meal

2nd Sundays @ 11:30 am—1 pm

Phoenix Center

Children's & Youth Ministries invite the whole family along with advisors, elders and teachers for our monthly lunch. Please RSVP if you're able. (Regardless, you're still welcome!)

 


Senior Coffee

2nd Thursdays @ 10:30 am

Sunnyvale Pres seniors in your 80s and older are invited to a virtual coffee hour with Pastor Laura. Contact Karlee with any questions.


Hiking Group

2nd Saturdays

We meet once a month for a casual hike at one of many local hiking trails. Join the email list to get updates on upcoming hikes!


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