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Throughout the seasons of the year, we offer special gatherings that will be a blessing to you on your journey.


clipart of yard saleJoin us on Saturday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for our Yard Sale "Fun"draiser

Purchase treasures to help raise funds for the Journey Center!

If you would like to donate items or volunteer: You can bring items for the yard sale to the Journey Center on Friday, June 24 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). You can receive a receipt for a tax-deduction, if you wish. We may be able to pick up larger items so please call the Journey Center at 578-2121.

View the Yard Sale FUN-draiser poster

Support the Journey Center at the Human Race!!!

Saturday, May 11, 2012
This will be the fifth year that the Journey Center participates in this wonderful event that helps local nonprofit organizations to raise funds and we are looking forward to a great experience on Saturday morning, May 11! Our goal this year is to raise $5000 (celebrating our FIFTH birthday- $1000 for every year we've been in existence!). This will provide us with much-needed funding to keep our doors open and continue to offer resources to our community as we expand from Santa Rosa to other cities in our county and beyond. More>

View the "Support the Journey Center at the Human Race" poster



Encountering the Holy during Advent: An Invitation to the Contemplative Gifts of the Season (Workshop)

Cancelled!Sundays, November 27, December 4, 11 & 18, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
The upcoming season of Advent is an invitation to create space in the busy weeks ahead for encountering the Holy and receive the gifts of joy, peace and hope. This workshop is an introduction to the Advent season and to new ways of approaching it that will enrich your spiritual journey.

Facilitator: Joanna Quintrell
Cost: Free
Location: The Journey Center

View the "Encountering the Holy during Advent" poster


Advent Reflections: A Candlelight Contemplative Gathering

Sundays, November 27, December 4, 11 & 18, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
During this busy season, we gather each Sunday to create space for the Holy and receiving the gifts of joy, peace, love and hope. All are welcome, from all spiritual paths, for this time of beautiful seasonal music, contemplative readings and prayerful meditation. In the Christian tradition, the season of Advent is the month preceding Christmas and is meant to be a time of reflecting on the meaning of the coming of the Christ-child.

Facilitator: Joanna Quintrell and other Journey Center Spiritual Directors; gifted musicians and vocalists from our community.
Cost: Free
Location: The Journey Center

View the "Advent Reflections: A Candlelight Contemplative Gathering " poster


Blue Christmas Gathering

Friday, December 4, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Why is it that the Holiday Season, a time of joy and celebration, can be a time of grief and sorrow for so many of us? Please join us for a gentle, contemplative Blue Christmas gathering, where we will create a safe space for grief- to speak our sorrow, to share in simple comforting music, to receive a healing Imaginative Prayer experience- so that we might enter the Holiday Season feeling our losses acknowledged and honored, and our hearts thus more peaceful.

Facilitator: Journey Center spiritual directors Linda Albert and Laurie Harman, with Kalia Mussetter of Living Bridges, who serves people at their most vulnerable in our community.
Cost: Free; tea and snacks will be served
Location: The Journey Center

View the "Blue Christmas" poster

Summer Festival: An Evening of the Arts

August 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Please join us for a spontaneous evening with the arts featuring local musicians, paintings by Maria Crane and poetry readings.You are welcome to bring your instrument, poetry that you like, and even your dancing shoes! In short, come and bring your creativity as we’ll embark on having fun making collaborative art and music together.

We’ll be serving some appetizers and beverages to round out the evening. RSVP’s are appreciated to help us plan the evening.

Cost: Suggested donation: $5-$15, what you can give.
Location: Journey Center, Main Room.


Come and See What’s New at the Journey Center

Friday, October 13, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join the celebration with Robin and Christopher to hear, and see, the latest in the re-envisioning of the Journey Center’s mission. Of course, we’ll be sharing a wonderful autumn dinner together, served at 6:30 p.m. This evening will be a time of gratitude, friendship and sharing what’s new and developing at the Journey Center. More>


Come and See What’s New at the Journey Center

Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This day will be an open house format with a variety of opportunities to participate in spiritual practices and have conversations with our staff and team of spiritual directors to learn how the Journey Center may nourish you on your spiritual journey. Lunch will be served at noon. Please check back here on our website for the most up-to-date information regarding the activities for this day. More>


Clergy Appreciation Lunch with Our Compliments

Tuesday, October 17, Noon – 2:00 p.m.

October is Clergy Appreciation month and we want to bless you, our partners in ministry, with a lovely lunch. It’s also a chance to come together and dialogue about the needs in our community. And if you’ve never been here before, it’s an opportunity for you to learn more about how we serve Sonoma County and how we can support your ministry. More>


Gratitude Gathering for Friends of the Journey Center

Friday, November 11, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For Friends of the Journey Center giving at a level of $200 or more each month, this is a special evening of gratitude. We look forward to showering you with gratitude and nourishing you with a lovely evening including a delicious meal. More>


Are you planning a special gathering or celebration? Or looking for a lovely space for a workshop or meeting?

The Journey Center's beautiful facility is available to groups for rent. It is a wonderful space for meetings, celebration parties, retreats and other events… and we do have a kitchen! For details, contact Robin T-Orton at the Journey Center at 578-2121 or by email at .