Faith At The Table: Your Beliefs in the Workplace

How often do you have a chance to talk with your co-workers about your religious or other deeply held beliefs?   Are these comfortable conversations or do you feel like you have to keep quiet in order to avoid an argument or unwelcome pressure to change?  Do you know your legal rights regarding religious observance in the workplace?

Join us to share a delicious vegetarian meal and your experiences and questions with others who have navigated these sensitive issues.  People from all faith traditions and belief systems are welcome.  This event is free and open to the public.  Invite your co-workers and friends to attend!

Our site partners at the Masjid Al-Fatiha are graciously providing the main meal, so please RSVP using the link below to ensure there will be sufficient food and beverages.


Faith at the Table: The Intersection of Faith, Gender and Sexual Identity

Faith at the Table: The Intersection of Faith, Gender and Sexual Identity

It seems like everything about gender and sexual identity is in flux these days, which has opened more complex, nuanced conversation among faithful people.   For example:

  • If our understanding of human nature shifts, how does our understanding of the nature of God/Supreme Being also shift?
  • Where do I follow tradition and where do I break new ground?
  • When does my faith sustain me and when does it constrain me?
  • What practices can my faith community engage in to accommodate a wide range of life experience and opinions?

The Guibord Center invites you to join us for a time of delicious vegetarian food and listening deeply to each other’s stories about the intersection of faith, gender and sexual identity.  This is an evening of interfaith conversation—young adults and adults from all faith traditions are welcome to attend.

This event is free and open to the public.  We thank our site partner, UCC Simi, a welcoming Christian congregation with connections to interfaith partners in the area.

To help us provide sufficient food and hospitality, please click below to register.

Please share the invitation with your circles.

The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru

The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru

Author Philip Goldberg in Conversation with the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord About His Latest Book

He was called “the 20th century’s first superstar guru” (Los Angeles Times), and today, nearly a century after he arrived in the United States, he’s still the best known and most beloved of all the Indian spiritual teachers who have come to the West. Now, finally, Paramahansa Yogananda has the authoritative biography he deserves.

His own iconic memoir, Autobiography of a Yogi, has sold millions of copies and changed millions of lives since its publication in 1946. But it doesn’t tell the whole story.

Much of Yogananda’s seminal text is devoted to tales about other people, and it largely overlooks the three vital decades he spent living, working, and teaching in America. Huge chunks of his life—challenges, controversies, and crises; triumphs, relationships, and formative experiences—remain unknown to even his most ardent devotees.

But this is more than a compelling life story. “Yogananda would, I believe, want any book about him to not only inform but transform,” Goldberg writes. “It is my hope that the readers will be enriched, expanded, and deepened by this humble offering.” That is sure to be the case for both Yogananda enthusiasts and those who discover him for the first time in these illuminating pages.

From The Life of Yogananda Jacket Copy  


Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. A reception with light refreshments will follow the program. Your RSVP/Registration helps us accommodate all our guests. 


Grace Rising

Grace Rising

A powerful voice is rising that meets misogyny without flinching, without apology or shame, without backing down.

We rise together as individuals and communities, women and men of all colors, faiths and backgrounds, to proclaim the sanctity of the Feminine in all people.

We say to those who would intimidate, injure or exploit the vulnerability of any being: “No More!”

Please join us for an extraordinary evening of healing and empowerment through music, dance and ritual.

We’re pleased to invite community organizations and individuals who share our common concerns to become event sponsors. Sponsors will be listed with their logo and/or name on this website, on our social media and in the program for the event.