Community Highlights

Coming Up at Saratoga Federated

Coming Up at SFC

September 26, 2021

Mask Mandate - Effective Now

Santa Clara county has issued a mask mandate for indoor gatherings. Until further notice, , masks are required at our Sunday gathering 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.

Women's Fellowship Luncheon - October 5

The next Women's Fellowship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 5, at 11:00 am on the courtyard. Dr. Robert Martines, D.C. from the Chiropractic Wellness Centers will be the speaker. Ladies, make your reservations via email by contacting Nancy Kamalski or (408) 255-3627.

Grief Recovery Workshop - Beginning October 17

In October and November, the Care Ministry will be hosting workshops focused on self care and mutual care for those who are grieving and those supporting the bereaved.  The workshops will feature speakers from our congregation. Each session will include stories, tips, discussion groups and recommended resources to encourage those suffering any type of loss. Divorcees are welcome. The workshops will be held on Sunday afternoons from 4-5:30 pm in Douglass Hall on October 17 & 24 and November 7 & 14. October 17’s speaker is Louise Blevins. Consider attending with a friend. Register here or contact Peggy Beck for more information. 

Sign Up Now to "Host a Trunk" for Trunk or Treat - October 30

We need lots of decorated cars to make this community outreach evening a success. Sign up now, or contact Kelly Blough for more information.

Bible Study Fellowship

BSF classes on Matthew began on Wednesday, September 15 here at SFC. Classes for women and young children are held here every Wednesday morning at 9:00 am. For more information, please email Koyin Weng or visit

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.

Adult Ministry - Life Groups

To join a Life Group, please contact Olivia DCosta or visit our Life Groups page.

Youth Ministry

Middle School Youth Group meets Sundays from 5:30-7:00pm, and High School Youth Group meets Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm. All students have dinner together from 6:30-7:00. Meet in Lifehouse. Contact Malia Clark for more info.

St. Billie Listening Event for High School Students Join us as we listen to Billie Eilish's most recent album: Happier Than Ever. Friday, September 24 - 8:00-10:00pm in the Chapel. Click here for more information.

Childrens Ministry

Join us on Sundays at 9:30 or 11:00 am for in-person Kids Church. Nursery through pre-k will meet in the nursery and kindergarten through fifth grade will meet on the playground. Please send us a message to let us know if your child(ren) are joining us so we can plan for them. Contact Jill Okamura or Robyn Swan to get connected.

Save the date! Halloween Trunk or Treat and Family Fun Night Saturday October 30. Contact Jill Okamura for more information.

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