Conversation on Islam and Christianity

May 13, 2017
5:00 pmto6:00 pm

St. John’s hosts “Conversations that Matter:  Islam and Muslims in the Current Global Context” on Saturday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m.. The talk will be led by Scott C. Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor of Islamic Studies and director, Catholic-Muslim Studies at Catholic Theological Union. This event is free and open to the public.

Darwin Day 2017

Don’t miss this annual international celebration of Charles Darwin!

On Saturday, February 11 we welcome the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, past Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, to speak on the topic “Science and Faith a Bishop/Biologist Embraces Both.” The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with primordial soup and a selection of songs celebrating science. A lecture and curated discussion will follow. jefferts-schori-ocean












The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori is the former Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. She was the first woman elected as a primate in the Anglican Communion. Katharine holds a B.S. in biology from Stanford University, an M.S. and Ph.D. in oceanography from Oregon State University, an M.Div. from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and several honorary doctoral degrees. She is also an active, instrument-rated pilot.

Advent Retreat: God Disguised as Your Life

Often, the last place we look for God is in the humdrum of our everyday lives. And yet, as author Paula D’Arcy reminds us, this is precisely where God is revealed to us.

St. John’s Advent Mini-Retreat is designed to help us to pay attention to God’s presence and action in our lives. Our gently paced morning together will include guided meditation, collage, silent prayer and reflection, journaling and optional sharing.

Facilitator: Deacon Patt Moser

Date: Saturday, December 3
Check-in and coffee: 9:30 AM
Program: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Pre-registration is required: Contact

Advent in Narnia

Waiting & Wonder: Advent in Narnia with Heidi Haverkampain-author-photo

C.S. Lewis’s novel for children, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, is also a story for adults— a story about what it might look like if Christ appeared in a different world than ours: the land of Narnia, “where it’s winter, but never Christmas.” Come to St. John’s on November 30 to hear Heidi Haverkamp, author of Advent in Narnia and Senior Associate Rector of St. Chrysostom’s and former deacon at St. John’s, lead a conversation about the novel (which you do not have to have read to participate), faith and imagination, and a deeper keeping of Advent through the theological story of Narnia. Potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m.