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
Help decorate our sanctuary for the Advent & Christmas season. Christmas Tree costs $95. If you would like to donate Wreaths to decorate our sanctuary during the Advent & Christmas season, send your request to email@example.com. A suggested donation of $18 per wreath is requested to defray the cost.
St. John’s is in a discernment process of being a sanctuary congregation. To kick it off, worshippers were given an opportunity to explore the issues surrounding immigration as well as reflect on the creation story through prayer stations. Sanctuary at St. John’s – Process (This document was inspired by the process that the Congregational Church of
Choir begins on September 3. Join the choir, whether you want to just check it out or be a part of a singing community. Practice is every Sunday morning at 8.45am. Contact Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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