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
meets in on the 3rd and 17th of March in the church office break room. Come join us to knit shawls, hats, scarves and baby blankets or just come for tea, cookies and conversation. If you want to learn to knit, we would love to teach you. Knitting is a great way to relax and reduce tension and even helps you stay awake when watching television.
Horizons Bible Study continues this year’s topic: Who Is Jesus?
Dorothy Worth will guide us through Lesson Seven in our study of the question: Who Is Jesus? Our March 16 focus is according to the non-canonical Gospels, the early Christian literature that is not included in the New Testament Cannon. Interested? Join us on the 16 at 12 noon in the Campbell Reception Room with your lunch, the Bible study materials if you have them, and your participation in what will be an interesting discussion.
Leadership training on Wednesday, March 15, 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. No registration needed; COme to the Campbell Room.
March Flick Flack
moves to the 2nd Friday. The movies for discussion are Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion and Fences. We will meet on March 10 at 6:30 pm in the Campbell Reception Room for potluck dinner, followed by our thoughts about the movies we have seen. We would love to enlarge our numbers, so if you haven’t yet experienced a Flick Flack evening, you are invited to come with your edible contribution, your opinions on the film(s), and your suggestions for the movies to see for the April meeting.
Berkeley Presbyterian Mission Homes Dinner and Silent Auction
You are cordially invited to a gala evening of gourmet dining at their international dinner and silent auction on March 25 at St. John’s. The evening begins with wine and appetizers at 5:30, followed by an amazing dinner prepared and served by the residents themselves, which features the flavors of their eight different cultures. Dine on the cuisines of Korea, northern and southern India, Samoa, Pakistan, Ghana, Rwanda, Cameroon as well as the USA. The evening will include a program that gives you the history of the Mission Homes and will delight you with the musical talents of some of the residents. Get to know these gifted and intelligent global faith leaders, meet their families and hear their stories. This will be an evening to remember! Tickets will go on sale during coffee hour in March. $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 10 and under.
Join us for a beautiful, contemplative service
Wednesday, March 1
in the Sanctuary
Adult Forums In March
March 5: First Sunday in Lent: Annual Meting
. . . No Adult Forum
March 12: Second Sunday in Lent
Pierre Labossiere – Update on Haiti’s current situation.
March 19: Third Sunday in Lent
First Lenten Reflection on Spiritual Gifts for Ordinary People
In the first of our series of Lenten reflections, our topic will be “Slowing Down and Celebrating.” We will use material from John Ortberg’s book, The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Gifts for Ordinary People. If you want to be extra-well prepared, read chapters four and five of the book before coming to the Forum.
March 26: Fourth Sunday in Lent
Second Lenten Reflection on Spiritual Gifts for Ordinary People. In the second of our series of Lenten reflections, our topic will be “Praying and Confessing,” again from John Ortberg’s book, The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Gifts for Ordinary People, Chapters six and eight.