Welcome to the St. John’s Presbyterian Church!
We are glad you found us.
We are an inclusive gathering of people who seek to know and love God, receive God’s amazing grace and pursue God’s vision of peace and justice in our community and the world.
Join us for multigenerational worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and various community life events throughout the week.
St. John’s Knitting Ministry
will meet on the 3rd and 17th of February. Come join us for knitting, conversation and tea in the church office around 1:30 or 2:00. We are knitting hats, scarves and baby blankets for the Berkeley Daytime Drop-in Center and prayer shawls for members and friends. We are happy to teach and help novice knitters.
Horizons Bible Study continues this year’s topic: Who Is Jesus?
Barbara Taylor will facilitate our February 16 meeting. We will focus on the question, “Who Is Jesus,” as recorded in the book of Hebrews. The suggested background scripture is Hebrews 1-6: 12-13. Chapter 12:1-2 is the key passage. We’ll meet at our usual time of 12:00 noon in the Campbell Reception Room to eat our lunches together, followed by discussion of the materials. Bring your Bibles and the curriculum (if you have it). This is not an exclusive group. Come explore the topic with us!
Leadership training on Wednesday, March 8, 6:30-8:30 pm
St. John’s will host a community organizing training led by BOCA director, Rev. Daniel A. Buford. Rev. Buford developed this training to teach people how to speak truth to power. He has organized and led delegations addressing Hurricane Katrina, police misconduct, racism in the educational system and many other issues. Rev. Buford will share his insights with BOCA member congregations and members of the progressive faith community throughout the Bay Area.
Flick Flack, St. John’s potluck dinner/movie group
will meet on Friday, March 10 at 6:30 pm in the Campbell Reception Room. Movies that were chosen, and are currently playing in local theaters are: Hidden Figures and La La Land. Two other suggested movies are: Lion and Fences. That gives everyone almost two whole months for viewing! More information will be included in THE CALL for March. Questions? Call Sally Hussey.
Berkeley Presbyterian Mission Homes
invites members of St. John’s to attend their Multi-Cultural Dinner & Silent Auction at 5:30 on March 25 at St. John’s. BPMH residents from 10 countries will prepare exotic dishes from around the world and offer entertainment from within their community. Learn more about this unique residential community of global scholars who will share their stories. Hear the story of the Homes from the Executive Director and Board president. Tickets are $25.00 a person, $10.00 for children 10 and under. Childcare provided. For further information, call The Rev. Sally Juarez at (510) 843-8303.
Adult Forums In February
February 5: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Our guest speaker will be Kathy Galvin, a Supervisor for the San Francisco office of the Asylum Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Her office processes applications for individuals and families to remain in the US. In September and October of last year Kathy and others from the Asylum Program traveled to Turkey to adjudicate applications for entry to the U.S. She will talk about the refugees (who they are, how they came to be in Turkey) and the application process — the depth of the process and reasons for approval/denial.)
February 12: Topic yet to be determined
February 19: The Ethics of Climate Change
Chaitanya Motupalli, a graduate student and resident of Berkeley Presbyterian Mission Homes, will speak to us about his research on the ethics of climate change.
February 26: Topic yet to be determined
Wednesday, March 1
in the Sanctuary