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We admit to being influenced by the photojournalists we’ve known who manage to capture an image that’s just a little bit off kilter, which ultimately makes it better than if it had been “perfect”. That is our take on this photo shot during the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett’s sermon during the Easter service this morning at 10:30. We think it’s the white heels — so attentively pointed toward the speaker — that make this shot, not to mention that it’s in black and white!

Photo by John Getze

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Guest opinion: The practice of hate – and what we can do about it

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Editor’s note: The Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, who is rector at Trinity Church in Menlo Park, posted this on his personal blog. We thought his observations could benefit from an additional audience. I have never in my life known a time when hatred has been so acceptable. I cannot remember a time when politics and hatred have had […]

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The Konevets Quartet at St. Bede’s on January 24

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The Arts at St. Bede’s is presenting the Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia. This is a rare chance to experience the harmonic brilliance and unique sound of Russian choral music sung by a male chamber choir. Founded in 1992 by graduates of the St. Petersburg Music Conservatoire – Glinka Choral Academy, they share the […]

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Spotted: St. Nicholas with a basket of gold coins at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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For over three decades, St. Nicholas, as portrayed by Dick Livermore, has been visiting Trinity Church in Menlo Park. Yesterday’s appearance was particularly appropriate as it was St. Nicholas Day. The historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor (modern-day Demre, Turkey) had, according to Wikipedia, “a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins […]

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Former market research company CEO shares what he learned filming innovators of global warming solutions

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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 […]

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National Donor Sabbath is observed in Menlo Park with a free screening of “Perfect Strangers”

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Menlo Park resident Linda Umbach considers herself one of the lucky ones, when it comes to living with kidney disease: “I didn’t die in my 20s from the auto immune disease that triggered my kidney problems. I made it 40 plus years without getting a transplant — and never had to go on dialysis. And I […]

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Trinity Church hosts Hearts for Justice conference focused on incarceration

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Last year, Trinity Church in Menlo Park hosted the inaugural Hearts for Justice conference with the goal of creating a forum for understanding and responding to issues of injustice locally. This year’s conference, Hearts for Justice: Incarceration in Our Community, is focused on understanding  issues surrounding incarceration and how we, as a community, can thoughtfully support the men, women, and youth in […]

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More than 41 opportunities to volunteer in the Bay Area April 11-12 during 10th annual Compassion Weekend

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With the goal of making service simple, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and its campuses in San Mateo, Mountain View and San Jose invite the public to join in serving on 41 projects on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 — its 10th annual Compassion Weekend. Instead of attending church that weekend, congregants participate in service […]

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“Parenting Teens & Young Adults : Who’s in Charge?” is topic at Bethany Lutheran Church lecture on March 19

Dr. Martha Cravens will explore practical tools you can put to use immediately through her interactive workshops and discuss how to handle responsibility and accountability with a teen/young adult. The focus is on helping parents move from frustration to feeling empowered about their relationship with their child. And, yes, even have some fun! The event is free […]

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Parenting teens is focus of one day conference at MPPC on Feb. 28

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Parents, educators, mental health professionals, and interested community members are invited to learn about adolescent mental health and addiction, and where to find support when problems arise, at the “Parenting Teens Through the Challenges of Life” Conference at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, on Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 […]

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Eats & Beats fundraiser for GAIA’s work in Malawi set for Feb. 8 at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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Don your African prints (your own or buy  at the door) to enjoy an evening of fun and inspiration featuring: African food African music & dance featuring Baba Ken and the Nigerian Brothers And a brief new film about GAIA’s work in Malawi The public is welcome at this event which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 8 from […]

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