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.

Camp Elmwood Now Accepting Applications

An Urban Adventure for Campers Ages 6- 13  and Teen Leadership (ages 4-18)
CAMP SCHEDULE: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Aftercare is available from 2- 5:30 p.m. for an extra fee). Camp will continue until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, for a family barbecue at 5:15 p.m. and program at 6:00 p.m.
Register online, in person or by mail by July 13.
For details go to Camp Website:  www.stjohnsberkeley.org/community/ce

St. John’s Knitting Ministry

will meet Friday, June 16 in the church office break room. Please join us for a relaxing afternoon of knitting, tea and conversation.

Horizons Bible Study Summer Schedule

June 15: Now that we have finished the nine lessons of the “Who Is Jesus” study guide, we have chosen to extend our topic by reading “Meeting Jesus Again For The First Time” by Marcus  Borg. Kathy Pratt will preside at our June 15 meeting when we discuss chapters 1 & 2.
July 20:  Chapters 3 & 4
August 17: Chapters 5 & 6

Max will lead our study of Marcus Borg on August 17. Max asks us to consider the value of myth: “One thing I would ask the group to hold in mind, is the question of the value of myth. Does myth have a way of communicating and hold truth that is important and significant?  Borg wants to break everything down to the historical, factual. There is value in this work of his, and he is a very good communicator and writer. But I think it is an Enlightenment framework from which he is working, which has its own biases. I will talk some about this, but I hope the question would be bounced around throughout your study.”

 We meet for lunch (bring your own) at 12 noon in the Campbell Reception Room, followed by discussion of the readings for each month. We are looking forward to a lively and enlightened discussion of the topic. Newcomers are welcome. Check with Sally Hussey, Claudia Cate, Barbara Taylor or Kathy Pratt if you need to borrow a copy of the book.

June Flick Flack

St. John’s Film-and-Fun potluck supper gathering will meet on June 23 to talk about the movies “Obit” and “Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia.”  We meet in The Campbell Reception Room at 6:30 pm to enjoy dinner conversation and our responses to those movies. Newcomers are always welcome. Seeing the movies ahead of time is not a requirement! You may even have a movie to suggest for our next Flick Flack!  Questions? Call Sally Hussey.

Adult Forums In June

June 11 … American Conscience, the Reinhold Niebuhr story:
We will screen a video about Niebuhr that was recently screened on PBS. The PBS introduction to the video reads: “In the decades after WWI and WWII, Reinhold Niebuhr became the voice of conscience to an America reaching the pinnacle of its economic/political power and has influenced leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., President Barack Obama, former President Jimmy Carter, and others. His broad appeal is proven by the popularity of his Serenity Prayer, adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous.”

June 25 … Moral Philosophy 
Yun Wu, one of the newest members of St. John’s, will speak about her research on moral philosophy. Yun is a visiting professor from the School of Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and is currently doing research at Cal..