Tarek Abuata was born into a Palestinian Christian family in Bethlehem and moved to Texas during the first Palestinian Intifada, when he was 12. He is the executive director of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) and the former executive director of the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace and of Love Thy Neighbor. He also worked
Discernment of Becoming a Sanctuary Church In 2016, the St. John’s session approved a motion to begin discerning providing sanctuary space at St. John’s. Over the past couple years, partners at St. John’s shared growing concern for refugees and immigrants in our area. Through Interfaith Welcome Bay Area Refugee Support, we participated in creating welcome
In June, we will be focusing on what it means to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind as well as love our neighbor. June 4 – Pentecost Sunday, there will be prayer stations reflecting on Deuteronomy 4 that explains who our neighbor as well as our migration story. June 11 – Joaquin
On Feb 12, John Templeton dressed as Rev. Harry Garnet and read his “Let the Monster Perish” sermon. We welcome John’s guests: Carol Tatum, president of the S.F. Business and Professional Women, Chief Scott and the Silver Man, Brice Glenn who was present.
On Feb. 12, we will celebrate February 12, 1865, when the crowded public galleries of the United States House of Representatives were there to hear Presbyterian Rev. Henry Highland Garnet (Dec. 23, 1815 – Feb. 13, 1882), an ex-slave, preach in the chambers of the House of Representatives. It was the first public speech by
Karen, music director, and Deb, parish associate, teach an after school music class every week for children K through 2nd grade at Claire Lilienthal Alternative School. On the last day of class, parents were invited to come and participate.