The Front Porch welcomes people along all paths who seek to deepen their spiritual lives. We offer contemplative practices, events, and classes rooted in Christian spirituality.

Welcome to The Front Porch! Our fall program calendar runs from September 18 through December 18, 2021, featuring classes that meet regularly or occasionally, and special events by notable spiritual luminaries. To ensure the comfort and safety of participants, The Front Porch follows COVID-19 protocols to determine whether offerings can be provided in person on the St. John’s campus, online through video streaming or Zoom, or via in-person/online hybrids. Adjustments will be made to meeting times and locations as local conditions change.

NOTE: Due to their interactive nature, our three weekly yoga classes can only meet in person. They will be offered as soon as safely possible!

Featured Events

Register for these special events with guest speakers.

Complete Front Porch Calendar

Weekly Offerings

Sung Compline


An opportunity for scripture and prayer before bedtime.

Centering Prayer

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Opportunity for silent communion with God!

Blog Posts

Discovering Labyrinths

(October 6, 2020) – Looking for a unique contemplative experience? Try walking a labyrinth, a mindful practice that can take…

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Mindful Doodling

(September 4, 2020) – We’ve all done it – during a presentation, while on a long phone call, or in…

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Keeping a Gratitude Journal

(July 10, 2020) – Research on gratitude and compassion has shown that, for many people, expressing gratitude and journaling can:…

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