Our Background

Sonoma Valley Community Church (initially called Grace Reformed Church) held its first worship gathering on June  10, 1945 at the Sonoma-Vista Improvement Club House in Boyes Springs. The church building on Chase Street was built within a few years reflecting the charming and nostalgic architecture of that time. Through the years in Sonoma the church has desired to express the love of God to the surrounding community.  


Sonoma Valley Community Church has its historical roots within the Reformed Church in America (RCA). The founding of the RCA dates back to 1628, when this community was begun by a group of Dutch colonists in New Amsterdam (now known as New York City).  It is one of the oldest Protestant churches and denominations in the United States.  


Being in step with the RCA, we at Sonoma Valley Community Church believe that the Holy Scriptures are the only rule of faith and practice in the RCA. We also affirm other historical affirmations of faith throughout the history of the church, such as the Apostles Creed and The Nicean Creed. While these documents are helpful in our understanding of Scripture they are not held in the same place that Scripture is held.   


The four governing units within the RCA are the Church Consistory (leadership team) , the (Area) Classis, the Regional Synod and the General Synod.


Sonoma Valley Community Church (SVCC) is part of the Central California Classis.  To explore more of our history and background visit the following websites. 


www.centralcaclassisrca.org

www.rcawest.org

www. rca