Community Highlights

Coming Up at Saratoga Federated

Coming Up at SFC

May 25, 2022

Mask Wearing Guidance

Masks are NOT required. The California Department of Public Health strongly recommends wearing high quality (N95, KN95, KF94) masks indoors. We recommend you follow your doctor’s advice.

Loving Your Aging Parents Well - Next Meeting June 5

Are you caring for an aging parent? 

Discussion Group: Join our Sunday Speaker Series to hear from speakers sharing their tips and experiences making care decisions for their loved ones. Topics include understanding hospital discharge planning, Alzheimer’s a dementia considerations, hospice, sibling dynamics, managing hard parent conversations, and more. Bi-monthly meetings are held from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm in the Care Center. Upcoming meetings: Sunday, June 5.

Peer-Led Support Group: Join others to share success and challenges of caregiving for our parents. Monthly meetings Sunday in the Care Center from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. The next meeting will be held June 26.

Vacation Bible School - Registration Closes June 1

Register now for VBS, June 13-16 from 9:30 am to12:00 pm. Kids entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to get on a roll with God as a parade of Food Trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer's biggest party! Registration ends June 1. 

Art and Spirituality - Begins June 1

We are created in the image of our Creator, the Great Artist who painted the stars in the sky and the glorious colors of sunsets. If we are truly created in God’s image, then there is an artist somewhere in us…even when we think we have no artistic talent at all. This 4-week class will bring together contemplative practices and creative work, drawing us closer to God. We meet on Wednesday nights, June 1, 8, 15 and 22, at 7:00 pm in Douglass Hall. Please contact Sally Bryant for questions and to register.

Serve Week - June 4-12

The next opportunity to serve our community is coming up in June. We hope you will make plans to participate on one or more of our service projects from June 4 to 12. Register online now .

Flock 3 Museum Trip - June 26

A trip to the San Jose Museum of Art is planned for Sunday afternoon, June 26. All Flock 3 members (>70 years of age) are invited to participate. Box lunches will be provided and a docent tour is scheduled. $10 suggested donation. 23 spaces available. Email Bonnie Noehr to reserve your seat on the bus. We are NOT requiring proof of vaccination or masks. Please follow your doctor's guidance.

Youth Ministry

Middle School & High School Youth Groups meet on Sundays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Contact Malia Clark for more information.

Childrens Ministry

Children 3 months through 3 years are invited to join us for in the Nursery during the 9:30 and 11:00 am gatherings. Kids age 4 through fifth grade are invited to join us for Kids Church on Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am. Check in is by the playground. Kids are always welcome to join their family during any of our gatherings

SFC Mobile Giving - Text to Give*

Text saratogafc to 77977 (from a smartphone or tablet) as displayed below:

To: 77977

Message: saratogafc

You’ll receive a text message with a link to the SFC PushPay webpage. On the webpage, you will fill in your unique information, including name and bank information, one time. Bookmark this webpage for future access.

* When you send “saratogafc” to 77977 you will receive a one-time reply containing a link to give to Saratoga Federated Church (1msg/request). Please be aware that message and data rates may apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit For the privacy policy, please visit For help, reply HELP or STOP to cancel.

If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Bruce.

Do You Need Prayer?

Our Care Ministry is confidential. The person being prayed for must give permission before their name and need is shared with others. Please include your name, the name of the person needing prayer and indicate their permission to distribute the request to the prayer team. Email your prayer requests or submit through the online web form

Federated Family Opt-In

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We celebrate the life of Don Simpson who died April 19.

Judy Simpson (wife)

Marty Simpson (daughter)

Mike & Pat Simpson (son & daughter-in-law)

Max & Carly Besterman (grandchildren)

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 am

in the Sanctuary followed by reception on the courtyard.

A live stream of the service can be seen here.

We celebrate the life of Joe Normington who died May 6.

Kim & Kathleen Normington (parents)

A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary

followed by a reception on the courtyard.

We celebrate the life of Esperanza (Espe) Paxton who died June 15, 2021.

Kent Paxton (husband)

In Memory

Sunday's altar flowers were given in memory of Don Simpson.

In loving memory of Anna & Albert Stregger

a contribution was made to the SFC Sustenance Fund.

Bill Krause (son)