Braver is dedicated to fostering civil discourse among Americans of differing political persuasions. Several St. Mark Members have attended. Our next event is: Red- Blue Workshop, Jan. 17 and Jan 24, 1p – 4p: The Red-Blue is Braver Angels flagship event. It brings together both conservative and liberal-leaning Americans for structured conversations with the goal to better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. This event will be held in 2 sessions over 2 weekends. Participants will need to register for both dates. Space is limited for participants; however, we can accommodate up to 75 observers. Click here to register.Contact Jeanie Ardell, co-chair of ADN Commission for more information.


 The Health Ministries Commission wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! During this time of the pandemic surge, please remember to follow the state guidelines and wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and stay safe, stay home. It can also be a difficult time emotionally for many, especially the loneliness that comes with isolation. If you are having any problems dealing with the stress of the holidays during the pandemic, please contact Hayes Noble or Gretchen Carrillo-Weisenburger via email at or, or leave a message for them at the church office (open M-F until 2pm).


Did you and/or your family get dressed up for a Christmas picture this year? Did you take a trip to the beach or mountains? We would like to get an updated picture for our church directory. Especially our families with children. We all know how fast kids grow and change from tots to teens. There is no need for professional quality pictures any snapshot will do, serious or silly, send them to

DeJohn Brown

DeJohn Brown, Jr. has joined our staff as our Director of Virtual Music Ministry.  Click here to watch a short introduction given by DeJohn himself.


Let’s share St. Mark’s message of doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with our neighbors and in our communities! We are offering free yard signs, including the stands, that you can pick up at the St. Mark office or take one from the campus for a contact-free pick-up, (click here to see one in action). Questions? Contact Sue-Ann Wichman, 949.644.1341.