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.

knittingneedelsThe St. John’s Knitting Ministry… meets the first and third Friday of every month in the church office around 1:30pm. May 6 and 20. We knit shawls for friends and members of our congregation who are going through a difficult time, also hats and scarves for the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center. All are welcome. Come join us for tea, cookies and conversation. If you don’t knit and would like to learn, we would be happy to teach you — or just drop in at any meeting to visit!

 Horizon Bible Study . . .will meet on Thursday, May 19 in the Campbell Reception Room from 12 noon-2:00 pm. Glenda Pawsey will facilitate discussion of Lesson Eight: “The Hospitality of Living Water/ Compassion.”The scripture passages to read are: John 4:1-30, 39-42; Acts 2:41-47. Bring your Bibles, the lesson materials (if you have them) and your lunch. Expect a lively discussion. We are welcoming, and always have room at the table for more.

 Flick Flak Film Group . . . invites you to our next meeting, Friday May 27. We will depart from our usual discussion of recent movies, to reminisce about events from the turbulent times that a lot of us have lived through in the last decades.

Stuart Pawsey will lead the discussion by showing posters, newspapers etc. of these events from his collection. Everyone will be encouraged to talk about these issues or events, tell anecdotes and describe any involvement we might have had.
We’ll meet in the Campbell Reception room, May 27th, with a pot luck dinner starting at 6:30 PM, followed by the slides at 7:30 PM. Come for all or part of the evening!

May Newsletter
Catch up on the latest news.

The next meeting of the Literature Group will be Thursday, May 26, at 2;30 pm, in the Office Break Room. All are welcome.

Family Faith Formation Bible Study  FamilyFaithFormation
On May 22, join other parents and caregivers as we explore how to encourage or children’s faith, support each other and grow closer to God. We will meet after worship, at 11:30 am in the Ark Annex. Please bring lunch for your family, Childcare is provided. Contact Amber Jolly


Adult Forums for May

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May 1 … Labor Day and Rami Bungsut will be sharing with us about women in ministry in India.
May 8 … Mother’s Day – Moms, bring your kids, kids bring your mom to thank God for the love you share!
May 15 … Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit broke out into all cultures, the birthday of the Church. We will share worship with the French African Church.
May 22 … Congregational meeting, following Worship. New Members’ Inquiry Class, after the Congregational Meeting

Special wine and cheese celebration for East Bay Sanctuary Covenant’s 3,000th asylum grant on Friday, May 20, from 5:30-7:30pm at St. John’s. This milestone is evidence of commitment to serving the most underprivileged and the most needy who have come to seek assistance. Since 1992, the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant’s asylum program has served individuals from over 60 countries who escaped war, terror, persecution, intolerance, and other violence. Come and hear the good news!

Science, Religion and the Climate Crisis . . . click to watchScience, 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, Religion and the Climate Crisis Forum, presented by St. John’s, may be viewed here:   http://youtu.be/UbarJmggHVk