Community Highlights

Coming Up at Saratoga Federated

Coming Up at SFC

January 16, 2022

No Kids Church - January 23

Kids Church will be held virtually this week due to Covid concerns. There will be no in-person nursery or children’s programs. Please email Robyn Swan for the Zoom links.


Mask Mandate - Effective Now

Santa Clara county has issued a mask mandate for indoor gatherings. Until further notice, masks are required at our Sunday gatherings in the Sanctuary, and at anytime while you are indoors on our campus. If you forget to bring a mask, we will provide one for you. We appreciate your cooperation as we continue to prioritize the health of our community.


GriefShare Seminar - Begins January 23

The Care Ministry is sponsoring GriefShare, a 13-week seminar and support group for people dealing with the loss of a loved one. The seminars will be held on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00 pm beginning January 23. Both in-person and online options are available. Each week's seminar session features Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective and small group discussion time. If you are recovering from loss, we encourage you to join! Register here. Email Peggy Beck for more information or visit griefshare.org.


Night to Shine Volunteers Needed - February 11

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God's love, for people with special needs ages 16 and older. This year, SFC will be a host site for the Night to Shine drive through parade on February 11 from 5;30 to 7:30 pm. We are seeking many volunteer "paparazzi" to cheer on the honored guests. More information and volunteer registration can be found here.


Adult Ministry - Life Groups

Please join us for the New Year's Reflective Mini-Retreat. Click here to register. To join a Life Group, please contact Olivia DCosta or visit our Life Groups page.


Youth Ministry

Middle School Youth Group meets Sundays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, and High School Youth Group meets Sundays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Contact Malia Clark for more information.


Study Hall - January 26

Swamped with school work but still looking for a way to connect with others? Come to study hall at SFC on the Wednesdays in January from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for a quiet place to eat snacks and work alongside friends. Important Note: This is NOT tutoring! Don't ask Malia to help with your math homework. She doesn't know the answers!


Childrens Ministry

Kids Church will be held virtually this week due to Covid concerns. There will be no in-person nursery or children’s programs. Please email Robyn Swan for the Zoom links.


Village Preschool Applications

Village Preschool is now accepting applications for fall of 2022. With over 50 years experience, Village Preschool helps to build the foundation for future school success. Click here for a virtual tour. You can email them here.


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 https://pushpay.com/terms. For the privacy policy, please visit https://pushpay.com/privacy. 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

We are asking everyone who wishes to receive the Federated Family newsletter to "opt-in" with their correct email and/or mailing address. If you wish to receive (or continue to receive) the quarterly newsletter, please click here and let us know.

BEREAVEMENTS

We celebrate the life of Jack Dunstan who died December 27.

Phyllis Dunstan (wife)

Eric & Dee Dee Dunstan (son & daughter-in-law)

Cole & Carter Dunstan (grandsons)

A memorial service will be scheduled in the spring. Crazy hats expected.