September 2017


Thursday, September 14, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am

All are welcome! Bring a friend!

St. Mark's Lutheran Church  (Heritage Hall)  
(1111 O'Farrell St. 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.


Carmen Chu, Assessor-Recorder


Fr. Zacharias Thomas,  Spiritual Care Director


Laura Talmus, Executive Director/Co-Founder

Laura Talmus founded Beyond Differences with her husband, Averell "Ace" Smith, following the unexpected death of their daughter, Lili Rachel Smith, born in October 2009. Laura  is passionate about bringing awareness to the issue of adolescent social isolation and brings to Beyond Differences her thirty-five years' experience in running, and consulting for, non-profit organizations. Ace and Laura have a 27-year old son, Abram. They live in Marin County.

Beyond Differences is a student-led social justice movement dedicated to ending social isolation for millions of middle school children who suffer every day from feeling left out and like they don't belong.

While many organizations focus on strategies for reacting to bullying after it happens, Beyond Differences works to prevent bullying before it starts by teaching students to become activists and change the culture of middle school.

She will be bringing two high school student leaders who you'll not want to miss!


Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister

UN International Day 
of Peace 
Interfaith Service

Thursday, September 21, 2017
4:00 pm

130 Fisher Loop,   San Francisco

Honoring the 20th Anniversary of
Roots of Peace "Mines to Vines"



                        Interfaith Center            San Francisco            United Religions Initiative
                        at the Presidio           Interfaith Council

The SF Department of Aging and Adult Services and

The San Francisco Interfaith Council


"Faith Community & City: Coming Together to
Support Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities"

In collaboration with the San Francisco  Department of Aging and Adult Services  (DAAS), the  San Francisco Interfaith Council  will host a half-day workshop at which faith communities will engage in a rich discussion with DAAS and its partner organizations  on serving the needs of our older adults and persons with disabilities.

Date: Monday, October 16, 2017

Time: 12: 00 Noon

Location:   St. Mary's Cathedral (St. Francis Room)

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