Events

Events

Mission: Joy – the movie

Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY is a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.  Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the film showcases the exchange between these…

All Earth is Waiting: Good News for God’s Creation

This Advent course is based on All Earth is Waiting by Katie Dawson. All Earth Is Waiting invites readers to explore the familiar Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the heavens and earth in mind. Through her powerful and personal reflections, author Katie Z. Dawson calls us to consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, taking seriously the notion that the good news of Christ is good news for all the world. Anticipating in…

Spiritual Conversations on The Book of Joy (+Film Showing)

Starting on November 30, our spiritual conversation will be based on The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. To start off this Session, St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church and @interfaithpowerandlight invites you to join us for a free viewing of the film Mission: JOY on two dates – Tuesday, Nov 30th @10:15am & December 2nd @ 630pm. Please REGISTER HERE (after you register please send us an email @ office@stbenslososos.org so that we can send you the Zoom link) Deeply moving…

Thanksgiving Dinner

For those wishing to celebrate Thanksgiving with their St. Benedict’s family, we are having a potluck style dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, at 1pm.  You are invited to bring a side dish or dessert of your choice.  Volunteer(s) are also needed to cook the turkey, which may be cooked in the church kitchen and will be paid for by the church.  Speak with Caro+ if you’d like to volunteer for that.  It will help us if you would RSVP to the church office (email…

A Celebration of Carols

A Los Osos tradition. Enjoy carols from the centuries and a lively sing-a-long of familiar carols, presented by the St. Benedict’s singers and community musicians. Please invite your friends and neighbors! The concert is a free gift from St. Benedict’s Church to the community. Refreshments to follow. Photo by David Beale on Unsplash

2021 Gratitude Dinner

We are so thankful for you! Your gracious contributions, time, love and generous sprit keep St. Benedict’s Church thriving and able to share God’s goodness with one another, as well as with our local community. Dinner will be provided by the Parish Council to thank all parishioners & Abundance Shop & Laundry Love Volunteers. St. Benedict’s annual Gratitude Awards will be given out by the Rev. Caro Hall+ Dinner will be served at 6:30pm – Friday, November 12th @ 6:30pm.…

Lovingkindness – A Conversation

Join us for a new Spiritual Conversation starting October 12th for four weeks. This will be based on the book Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg. “In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of America’s leading spiritual teachers, shows us how the Buddhist path of lovingkindness can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us. This practice of lovingkindness is revolutionary because it has the power to radically change our lives, helping us cultivate true happiness…

The Dream of God – A Conversation

Starting on September 7th, the Tuesday Spiritual Conversation group will base its conversation on the book The Dream of God by Verna Dozier. There are five chapters and each one will form the basis for one week’s conversation, focused by Carol Brubaker-Walton. Everyone is welcome to join in, even if you don’t have time to read the book. Conversations take place on Tuesdays at 10:15 on Zoom. You can meet Verna in this very short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0giAg2qP9mY  You can read about her life here: https://www.stmarks.net/learning/dozierlibrary/dozierlife/…

The Way Home

You are invited to a virtual screening of two episodes of @TheWayHomeDocSeries, season 2, a documentary created with support from @KPThrive that explores solutions to the #HousingForHealth crisis in California and beyond. Join us here: https://picturemotion.com/e/the-way-home-07282102 (pw: snowy)  About the Series Without a safe place to call home, it’s nearly impossible to focus on basic health and medical needs. As rates of housing insecurity amid COVID-19 steadily increase, people experiencing homelessness face heightened health risks. Now, more than ever, housing…

Live Facilitated Sessions:
Beginner’s Guide to Creation Care & the Climate Crisis

Join us for five, live facilitated discussions of the “Beginner’s Guide to Creation Care and the Climate Crisis” We invite all persons of faith to join in the series via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. PDT, on Thursdays from September 9 to October 7. Sessions include bible reflections, short videos, and discussion. Explore: What’s driving climate change, How we can think anew about God’s call to be good stewards, Concrete steps we can take at home, church, and…