The Year of Bridges

Every year, Grace Cathedral picks a theme to unify and inspire our community to improve their lives and the world. Our 2020 theme is bridges. Join us as we explore this theme about building connections and spanning divides through worship, the arts, civic conversation and service.

The coming year will see the 150th anniversary of African American male suffrage, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and our presidential elections. Over the coming months we will be talking a lot about how we form connections with people who are different than us. How do we reach across divides that separate us from other people and from the rest of creation?

Upcoming Events

The King and Faith Forum: The Time for Justice
Sunday, January 19 at 4:15 p.m. Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Clayborne Carson, presented in partnership with The Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation and organized around the MLK2020 theme of The Time for Justice.There will be an interfaith service in celebration of Dr. King at 3 p.m. in the Great Quire.


Senior Community Day
Thursday, January 23 at 9:30 a.m. Gather together and foster inter-generational connections while enjoying a fresh, hot breakfast with us at 9:30 a.m., followed by Bible study (optional social hour) and a presentation. At 12:10 p.m., we gather for Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of Grace and then return to the Dining Room for a catered luncheon. We conclude our day with the sharing of senior grocery care bags.


Who Is My Neighbor? Building Bridges Towards Inclusivity and Justice
Select Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. In an increasingly divided city, how can we find common ground and reclaim civility? In 2020, we join our neighbors at GLIDE for a series of bridge-building conversations about systemic racism, poverty and climate change.


  • January 30 at Grace Cathedral
  • February 20 at GLIDE
  • March 19 at Grace Cathedral
  • April 23 at GLIDE
  • May 28 at Grace Cathedral


The Forum with Dr. Rani Jaeger: Israel, Palestine and the US
Sunday, February 2 at 9:30 a.m. The head of the Ritual Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute on bridging the divide in the current political situation in Israel and Palestine, and how the US plays a part.


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