As this article is being composed, final plans have been made for Hope Lutheran’s September 23rd dinner service at the San Jose Family Shelter.  With God’s help, we just need to do it!  By the time that you read this, we will have served a turkey dinner to the 30 families staying at the Shelter. 


Thanks again to the on-site preparation/serving team of Bente, Betty, Cindy, Colette, Paul M., and Mark.  Thanks also for everybody at Hope who baked desserts or brought the meat, rolls, potatoes, vegetables, gravy, butter, and other supplies which help our dinner succeed.


As the nights continue to lengthen, our Committee begins to plan food and clothing drives for the holiday season.  If you have ideas for these activities, please remember that our committee meetings are open to everyone.  Our next meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, October 3.


Mark Greiner, Chair


Benevolence Sunday


Benevolence Sunday

October 29th


Berkley Site of PLTS Sold



The Marin Avenue, Berkeley, campus of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary has been sold to Zaytuna College.


Zaytuna is the first accredited Muslim undergraduate institution in the United States. It was formed from Zaytuna Institute in 2009, and moved to Berkeley in 2010 to work with the likes of the University of California-Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU).


Zaytuna is a WASC-accredited liberal arts college whose mission is to “educate and prepare morally committed professional, intellectual, and spiritual leaders who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversant with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.”


The purchase of the Marin campus will help them in the process of becoming a full member of the GTU as they develop their first master’s degree program.