St Bede’s Church

For more than 30 years, Michael Killen led Killen & Associates, Inc., a firm that published studies and short films to help banks and high tech companies identify and seize emerging business opportunities. He’ll share what he learned filming leaders who are invested in slowing the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4:00 pm at St. Bede’s Church (2650 Sand Hill Road) in Menlo Park.

The program, part of Arts at St. Bede’s, is titled  “Michael Killen — Art and Music: Engaging Climate Change” and includes three of his paintings. $10–$25 is suggested donation at the door.

Killen’s paintings draw inspiration from two iconic songwriters of our time: Stephen Sondheim and Mitch Leigh. “At this event we’ll be privileged to view three vibrant 6′ x 15′ canvasses: Gone with the Wind is the Electric Grid, Methane Joins Carbon Emissions to Boil the Planet (shown above) and Don Quixote Fights the Giant of Our Time,” said St. Bede’s Music Director, Katherine McKee  “The audience will hear and enjoy the music, and listen to Killen speak, exploring his art, its relationship to the music and the bigger picture it addresses.”

Killen has exhibited his art before audiences and leaders from the Carnegie Institution for Science, NASA, Microsoft, Packard Foundation, Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford, Smith Andersen Editions & Gallery, and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.


Divisa Ensemble will perform at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park on Feb. 23

On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Divisa Ensemble will present a program of classical chamber music at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park as part of its Fifth Anniversary Season. The recital will feature music ranging from duos to quintets, with works by Ginastera, Schubert, Casterade, Koetsier, Bloomer-Deussen, and Hartmann. The five-person ensemble is made up of […]

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Community service is discussion topic at St. Bede’s beginning March 4

The Dalai Lama calls compassion a “global staple” — something we all need. In the Bible, God is described as having the kind of compassion and loving kindness towards humanity in words that suggest “gut feelings.” But what does this compassion look like when we share it with others, and what do we receive when we […]

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In rehearsal with the Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band

From the hills of far west Menlo come the sound of bagpipes, at least on Wednesday evenings when members of the Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band rehearse at St. Bede’s Church. The Band, which is a non-profit educational organization, was formed in 1958 – and President Bruce Campbell (pictured top, far left) has been with the […]

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