Join us for worship each Sunday morning at 10:00. Reflecting the unique community in which God has placed us, we are a multi-generational gathering of believers, who seek to know and love God as we pursue God’s vision of peace and justice in our community and the world. We welcome your participation in worship, ministries, programs and mission.

interfaithtreeInterfaith Vigil to Support Immigrant Detainees

Saturday, August 1st … 11 am – noon

West County Detention Center

5555 Giant Highway, Richmond

This month,  Pastor Max and St. John’s folks will lead the vigil. There will be introductions, a litany, music, testimony, prayer, as well as a Moment of Noise!

We invite you to join us as we gather to pray and bear witness to the pain, suffering, and separation of immigrant detainees, and to call for real and immediate immigration reform We invite you to join us to pray, sing and act for just immigration solutions. Please bring a noisemaker for our sacred Moment of Noise when we let the detainees know that we have not forgotten them.

For more information or a ride, go to webpage link.


Camp Elmwood is Next Week . . .

smilyface2An Urban Adventure for Campers Ages 5-13, Monday through Friday August 3-7, from 9am to 1:30pm. THEME: The Pursuit of Happiness: What is happiness? Where does happiness come from? Is happiness made or is happiness a gift? How can we add to other people’s happiness and how can we help the world be a happier place? We will share experiences and ideas through improv, drama, art, music, and stories of compassionate people. Return your application today! Camp Elmwood Application     (pdf version)
More information may be found here . . . http://www.stjohnsberkeley.org/sundayworship/youthministry/campelmwood




knittingneedelsThe St. John’s Knitting Ministry  will meet Friday, August 7 and 21 at 1:30 p.m. to 4p.m. in the Church office. Come join us for tea, cookies and conversation for a while. We would also be happy to teach you to knit — and we have extra yarn if you need something for starting a project.

choir.addSummer Choir  … 
Join in for a day! Arrive an hour early (@ 9:00 am) to rehearse a simple anthem, to be sung in the worship service that follows. Last dates for Summer Choir are August 9 and 16. Come on any or all of these days, as your schedule and desire allow! Regular Choir starts after Labor Day.

Family Faith Formation Bible Study 

Join other parents and caregivers as we explore how to encourage our children’s faith, support each other, and grow closer to God. Our second meeting will be in August. For more information, please contact Amber Jolly.

happysadtheatremask Flick Flak Film Group . . . Due to conflicting Summer schedules, the Flick/Flak movie potluck group is not meeting in August. Our next get-together is planned for Friday, September 4. We will decide our Fall/Spring schedule at that meeting. Movies to see before then are “Mr. Holmes,” currently at the Albany Twin and “Jimmy’s Hall,” now playing at the Elmwood. Come and join us for a lively evening of good food and lots of talk. Questions? Call Sally Hussey.

August Newsletter
Catch up on the latest news.

biblestudy1Horizons Bible Study will next meet Thursday, August 20 from 12:00-2:00pm in the Campbell Reception Room. Pastor Max has accepted our invitation to talk with us about his doctoral dissertation. Bring your lunch and be prepared for an interesting time together.

youthmini4Youth Ministry for grades 6-12  will begin Sunday, September 13 after the Simple Gospel. We will be making plans for the year including Halloween and pageant and planning our discussion topics. We look forward to welcoming new sixth graders. For information, contact Fred Harvey.



Science, Religion, and the Climate Crisis

Science and religion need not clash; what keeps some from signing on to be part of the solution? What are the roots of their resistance? Science, Religiona dn the Climate Crisis Forum, presented by St. John’s, may be viewed here:   http://youtu.be/UbarJmggHVk
Science, Religion and the Climate Crisis . . . click to watch