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853: Reminder: News about the potential for a new location for our celebrations - read on!

Day 853: Sunday, July 17, 2022

News about the potential for a new location for our celebrations - read on!

This is a note I received from Victoria MacDonald who met with Therese Taylor of

Knox Presbyterian & Thanksgiving Lutheran Churches. I suggest we discuss the possibility this week or at our next celebration nextr Sunday the 24th of July.

From Victoria MacDonald (photos by Victoria also)

Hello Community:

I met with Therese Taylor of Knox Presbyterian and Thanksgiving Lutheran churches. Here below are photos of:

•The Fellowship Hall and the adjacent covered patio area.

•The hallway right across from the far door has a room where we can store some storage boxes and also the bathrooms.

•The kitchen; not industrial but certainly adequate for our needs.

Therese said that they did have a contract, but that a new one would need to be written up.

But we definitely will need to carry liability insurance, which I said we have.

She said $125 for each use so that would be $250 per month or about $3,000/ year.

She knows we will need to speak to each of our boards and have community meetings for final approvals.

I told her I would pass along photos and this info and we would get back to her soon.

She knows Kay and Jeanine from her past Cursillo work, and was raised Catholic from Redwood City…actually she said there are a lot of former Catholics there.

Also they have 2 churches meeting here already…the Presbyterians and Lutherans…and they both share one pastor! How good is that!

Also , Marcie Dahlen has been meeting with their Church because they do protests on their corner every week, I think, for BLM, and the Rotary has played a major role in their work.



More Information:

Welcoming Statement

Knox Presbyterian and Thanksgiving Lutheran Churches welcome you to our combined congregation. We are an all-inclusive neighborhood church seeking to make a positive difference in the lives of all of creation locally and worldwide.

All of God’s children are celebrated here!

We welcome those of every race and culture, socioeconomic status, marital status, physical or mental ability, and theological perspective to worship with us.

The Rev. Dr. Janet Blair

Pastor Janet Blair is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament, ordained in the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), which has a full communion relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

She received her Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College in New York City, her Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary (NY), and her Master of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia (now United Lutheran Seminary), specializing in Cross-Cultural Ministry.

Pastor Janet is a trained mission developer, having initiated a mission, Morning Star Fellowship, in the Korean and Korean-American community in northern New Jersey. Her Doctor of Ministry project, Language and the Gospel: Relationships and Mission in a Second-Language Ministry, was based upon her ministry experience with Morning Star.

Pastor Janet is a coach with specialized training in discipleship, mission development/congregational vitality, and Care for Creation, and is pursuing additional credentialing. Her first career was in publishing (production and editorial), and she continues to write and publish on various topics.

She treasures her experience in interfaith, multicultural, and ecumenical settings, and is enjoying her new life as a citizen of California!

Knox Presbyterian & Thanksgiving Lutheran Churches

1650 W 3rd Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Knox Phone (707) 544-5468 | TLC Phone (707) 544-0241

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