We have heard that many of you are concerned about the state of our building. The building is safe and still a few miles away from the fires.
This page is to provide information about the involvement and response of the Sonoma Avenue Church of Christ to the fires that are devastating the counties of Napa and Sonoma. Several of our members have been evacuated from their homes and we all know many people in similar situations. As of Monday, September 28, 68,000 people have been evacuated from Sonoma County. We are not aware of any of our members having lost their home at this time though some are still in danger. It has been reported that at this point, 28 homes in Sonoma County and 52 homes in Napa county have been destroyed. We are praying for our community that the fires would end and that we would all pull together to recover and rebuild.
At this time the church building is not open as an active evacuation center.
There are many opportunities for volunteering. Brice Smith is the coordinator of our congregation’s efforts. He can be contacted by email at:
Please contact Brice only regarding opportunities to donate or volunteer.
If your church is interested in helping out, please contact the office. We'll get your contact information and get back to you as soon as we have identified specific projects where your team could make a difference.
We are setting up a special account for those who would like to donate to the fire relief effort. Please make checks payable to Sonoma Avenue Church of Christ and write FIRE on the memo line. The elders will be deciding in several days how to disperse the funds based on the needs that have been communicated to them.
On-line giving is available here. There is not a way to designate that the funds are designated for fire relief within online giving, so you can email or call the office to let us know if you would like your gift to go toward fire relief.
If you want additional information on donating you can contact the office by email at:
Checks can be made payable to either Church of Christ or Sonoma Avenue Church of Christ and mailed to the church office atSanta Rosa Fire Relief
c/o Sonoma Avenue Church of Christ
2200 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404