Protestant Reformation Forum – Oct. 15th @ Noon

Following the 10:30am service, Pastor Rebecca, priest and church historian, will be giving a forum on the Protestant Reformation.

Join us in learning more about this pivotal time in the life of the church. This year marks the 500th year of reform since Martin Luther posted his 95 theses.

You are in for a special treat!


Please bring a bag lunch if you get hungry after the service. We will meet at the back end of the Cowans Hall, see Directions & Campus Map.


Our new adjunct priest, the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Lyman grew up in Michigan. She is the Samuel Garrett Professor of Church History emerita at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley. Educated at Western Michigan University in Religion and History, The Catholic University of America in Medieval and Byzantine Studies and Oxford University in Theology, she taught history at The Church Divinity School of the Pacific and the Graduate Theological Union for many years.

She has published numerous articles and two books on ancient Christian history and theology, including Early Christian Traditions for the New Episcopal Church Teaching Series. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and is associated with the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology Group at the University of California in Berkeley. At the moment she is working on a new interpretation of the history of the “Arian” heresy.

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Dharma Dialogue – Nov 8

Come for an enlightening evening with the Venerable Pomnyun Sunim as he engages us in his talk Dharma Dialogue. The talk is designed for an English speaking audience and open to the general public.

When is the event?

Saturday, November 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

For Korean Audiences

Visit for more info and his talk schedule in Korean.

A little about our Guest Speaker

Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, a respected Buddhist Monk and activist, is the founder and guiding Zen master of Jungo Society, which was established in 1988 in South Korea to facilitate self-cultivation through volunteerism. He is the founder and chairman of Join Together Society, an international relief agency with offices worldwide including North Korea; Eco Buddha, which has led an ecological awareness campaign; and Good Friends for Peace, Human Rights, and Refugee Issues. He is also the chairman of The Peace Foundation in Seoul, which supports policy research and analysis aimed at Humanitarian aid to famine victims in North Korea. He was worked extensively to supply humanitarian aid to famine victims in North Korea and defend the human rights of North Korean refugees in China (for full biography, visit

For Location and Directions

The event will be located at:
Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – Cowans Hall
231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

See Directions and Campus Map


If you have questions or would like more information, please Contact Us

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