We’re excited that you found us! The Parish Church is a new church in Petaluma, CA aiming to be a gospel-centered family practicing the way of Jesus for the renewal of our city. You can learn more about us like our mission/vision, our values, our rhythms, etc. on our ‘About’ page.
Below you’ll find some helpful info on how to get connected. We’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions, want more information, or would like to meet with one of our leaders, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missional Communities (MCs) are small groups where we live out our gospel identity in life’s everyday rhythms. They are the primary expression by which we engage in Christ-centered community and live on mission. Every MC is uniquely committed to living as the family of God, being servants of Jesus to each other and our city, and living as missionaries sent by God's Spirit to show and share the gospel of grace.
You can learn more about the vision and values of Missional Communities on our ‘About’ page under the section title ‘Rhythms.’ Below, however, you’ll find some helpful links that will help you get plugged into one nearest to where you live.
Where/when do they meet?
MCs are intentionally subversive to the normal paradigm of church small groups. Instead of being an activity (something we go to or do), they are an identity (who we are). And instead of being organized by affinity or life-stage, they are organized by shared mission (usually geographical — where you live). Each Missional Community has their own rhythms in how they live that identity out but all of them have a weekly time that they gather together called the ‘Family Meal.’ Click the link below and an MC Leader will get in touch with you.
Sunday Gatherings are an important rhythm in the life and mission of The Parish Church. They are, in part, an expression of celebration and gratitude at all the Lord is doing in and through our Missional Communities (MCs) around Petaluma.
Where/when do we meet?
We gather together as a whole church the first three Sundays of every month. These Sunday Gatherings start at 10 AM and are held at Meadow School at 880 Maria Dr, Petaluma, CA 94954. On the fourth (and occasional fifth) Sunday of the month, we take the liturgy out into the city with our MCs. These fourth/fifth Sundays can take on a myriad of expressions ranging form service projects, to prayer walks, to brunches, etc.
What are sundays like?
At our Sunday Gatherings, you’ll find an intentional liturgy that reflects on both the ancient and modern expressions of our Christian Faith. Our music is thoughtfully chosen and Christ-centered to help us reflect on the goodness and mercies of God. Our preaching is most often expositional (tied to a specific text) and always honest, challenging, and engaging to real-life and cultural issues. You’ll also be invited to partake in communion with other believers and pray with one another. Most importantly, you'll get to meet a community of people gathered around Jesus who care for the welfare and renewal of our city.
Our Sunday Gatherings are safe for anyone and everyone regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey. We have zero expectation that you have everything figured out — we certainly don’t. And you can participate in any or all aspects of the worship, or none of them.
What about kids?
Even as a brand new church, there are already a lot of kids — and we love it! As you walk up, our greeters and/or Kids Ministry volunteers will greet you and point you to the Check-In table to register your kiddos (you can even save some time and pre-register below). You’ll be guided through a few simple questions (name, age, allergies, etc.) and get a name badge for each kid and one security label that you’ll keep for pickup. Younger kids ages 0-3 will head straight to the nursery while the older kids ages (K-6th) will stay with you through the music worship. After the music worship, someone will make an announcement that it’s time for kids to be dismissed and they’ll meet their leaders in the back of the room. At the end of the service, you’ll go to your child/children’s classroom and present your security badge to pick them up.
All of our volunteers have been assessed, are plugged into a Missional Community (meaning they’re well known), and have been screened through a federal background check. They all love and serve the Kids Ministry well and are excited to partner with you in the discipleship of your kiddos!