November 2017


Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am

All are welcome! Bring a friend!

St. Mark's Lutheran Church  (Heritage Hall)  
1111 O'Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco

(Please do not park in the St. Mark's parking lot as those
spaces are rented to others. Parking is available
across the street at St. Mary's Cathedral at 1111 Gough Street).



Sensei Elaine Donlin,  Minister's Assistant

Jeff Kositsky is a nationally recognized leader in innovative homeless services and has over 20 years of experience managing nonprofit organizations in San Francisco. From 2013, he served as the executive director of the Hamilton Family Center. During his tenure, the organization expanded its rapid re-housing program and developed an innovative partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District to prevent and end homelessness among school children and their families. From 2001 to 2010, he was executive director of Community Housing Partnership, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in San Francisco. He has served on several nonprofit boards, including San Francisco's Coalition on Homelessness and the Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Kositsky holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations from American University in Washington, DC and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas.

Jeff will be presenting on the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing's new Strategic Framework which outlines the goals and strategies of the Department's efforts to significantly and sustainably reduce homelessness in San Francisco over the next five years.


Rev. Monique Ortiz, Pastor


To be placed on a waiting list, please contact Cynthia Zamboukos at 415-474-1321 or email

Prayer Breakfast Chair Kaushik Roy

Announces the San Francisco Interfaith Council's
20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post Street (at Laguna),  San Francisco

"Communities of Faith 
Nurturing  Education  in our City"

For our milestone 20 th  Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast on November 21, 2017, the theme is "Communities of Faith Nurturing Education in our City." We will honor philanthropist, Clint Reilly, for his efforts in pioneering the Bay Scholars program that enables promising low-income students to have access to our City's faith-based high schools. We will also recognize the significant role communities of faith play in providing educational opportunities to our City's young people. 


PLEASE BRING: Non-perishable food items to fill the  SF-Marin Food Bank 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION/PARKING:  Muni bus lines 2, 3, and 38. There is metered street parking adjacent to the event until 9:00 am. Enforcement of metered parking starts promptly at 9:00 am. There is also parking available in Japantown garages at reasonable rates. We encourage you to park in these garages.

Please share in your congregation bulletins, 
newsletters,  websites and social media!

PDF Flyer here

Please share in your congregation bulletins, 
newsletters,  websites and social media!

PDF Flyer here

Twenty years ago, Heidi Kuhn, a former reporter for major media networks, founded Roots of Peace, a charity dedicated to removing the worldwide scourge of land mines and creating thriving farmland in countries dealing with and recovering from conflicts and economic instability. In Afghanistan, for example, over 5 million fruit trees have been planted. Kuhn, who has received numerous prestigious rewards, will discuss her work for Roots of Peace, an organization that turns seeds of terror into seeds of hope.
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm
The Commonwealth Club110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco 94105
Heidi Kuhn, CEO and Founder,  Roots of Peace
Michael G. Pappas, Executive Director,  San Francisco Interfaith Council
To purchase tickets please visit:

Please share in your congregation bulletins, 
newsletters,  websites and social media!

PDF Flyer here