Community Forums

Community Forums are held in the Parish Hall on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.  Child care is available in Room 4 during the forum.

Topics range from spirituality to church history to the application of Christian principles in our daily lives. Many of our speakers come from beyond the St. Jude's community and are experts in their fields.  

Homelessness in our Neighborhoods: Our Plans for Overnight Safe Parking at St Jude's

February 26, 2017

Come and see the documentary, 'The Gift of Hospitality ' about the
creation and first year of the Winter Faith Collaborative (WFC).  The
WFC was a movement that formed in response to publicity surrounding the
eviction of a large number of homeless residents of the "Jungle", an
encampment on the banks of Coyote Creek in San Jose thought to be one of
the largest homeless encampments in the United States. This film about
the first successful year of the WFC, is told by Guests, Volunteers, and
Faith Leaders of this Healing Community, which included 16 interfaith
organizations who opened their doors last winter to hundreds of homeless

St Jude's is planning to operate a small program in our parking lot for
overnight safe parking for families and DeAnza students, pending vestry
approval on February 21. Come and learn more and/or sign up to

Holy Spirit Church, San Jose offered a daytime warming shelter for women
last winter. See their experiences and learnings here:

Jazz Vespers - International Women's Day 2017

March 5, 2017
Amy Dabalos, vocals
Nichole Boaz, piano
Jenelle Roccaforte, bass

Interfaith Jazz Vespers to celebrate International Women’s Day. Rabbi Melani Aron, Dr. Maha Elgenaidi and Rev. Dr. Liliana DaValle  share their reflections on 'Sanctuary and Solidarity' from their Jewish, Muslim and Christian traditions. Join them and our wonderful jazz musicians, Amy Dabalos, Nichole Boaz and Jenelle Roccaforte for an inspiring and informative experience!   Refreshments after and an opportunity to continue the conversations in smaller groups.

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.