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Accompanying their humans in the pews of Trinity Church this morning were well-behaved dogs along with other more skittish pets — cats, birds, bunnies — in pet carriers.

It was the Menlo Park church’s annual blessing of the animals service held nearest to the Feast of St. Francis, known — somewhat mythically noted the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett — for his kindness to animals and care for the environment.

Two amazing things: There was hardly a peep by any of the assembled pets, a miracle in its own right! And when they got out to the patio, the youth group had baked amazing dog biscuits!

Photo of Dennis Nugent and Maggie (looking suitably devout) by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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The Rev. Ama Zenya hosts a Village Hub for Woodside residents

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One of the things that the Rev. Ama Zenya heard when she first came to Woodside Village Church in 2015 was that people felt Woodside didn’t have a community gathering place. “Parents at Woodside School felt a strong sense of community, but when their kids graduated and went on to high school, they lost it,” she […]

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Spotted: Local youth on church mission trip visiting Anna Eshoo

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Nine youth from Trinity Church in Menlo Park have been in Washington, DC, this past week on a mission trip that focused on homelessness. This morning they met with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo at her office on Capital Hill. The wrote on Facebook: “We appreciated your ear for our questions and concerns as well as providing us with […]

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Members from Trinity Church in Menlo Park attend Unity Rally

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Members of Trinity Church in Menlo Park along with its rector, the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, participated in the Unity Rally this morning in Santa Clara. “We decided to co-host this rally in response to a rally that was sponsored by an organization recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-Muslim hate group,” said Matthew […]

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Festival of Music takes place on May 21 at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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On Sunday, May 21, at 10:00 am, Trinity Church in Menlo Park is hosting a Festival of Music, which is free and open to the public. “We offer the Festival of Music to celebrate our many musicians and singers at Trinity, and the wide variety of sacred music that is offered, from classical, traditional choral pieces […]

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Mezzo-soprano Sally Mouzon is at St. Bede’s on Sunday, April 2

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Witches, B**ches, and Boys — or: What do mezzos do all day? is the title of a recital by Mezzo-soprano Sally Mouzon on Sunday, April 2, at 4:00 pm at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park. The recital will feature arias, Broadway melodies, and  art songs exploring the characters typically — and famously — portrayed by mezzo-sopranos in opera, theater, and […]

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Easter basket building extravaganza at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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After the 10:00 am service at Trinity Church in Menlo Park this morning, adults and kids gathered to put together 350 Easter baskets that will be delivered to children in local shelters, including Haven House, Redwood Family Shelter and Crossroads Family Shelter, along with Redwood City Friends of Literacy Project READ children’s program. This is the […]

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SCREENAGERS movie screening & community conversation set for March 12

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Trinity Church in Menlo Park is hosting a screening of the documentary, SCREENAGERS, on March 12 at 6:00 pm. It will be followed by community conversation with a panel of parents and teens. All local parents and children over the age of 8 are invited to attend and stay for a conversation after the screening. SCREENAGERS […]

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Spotted: Nativity scene re-enacted on Christmas Eve

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For those Christians who follow the liturgical calendar, Christmas isn’t over. Rather it just began on Christmas day and will continue to January 6 when the season of Epiphany begins. So, we feel justified in posting this photo of children at Trinity Church in Menlo Park, recreating the Nativity scene at the afternoon service on Christmas […]

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Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori talks about the intersection of science and faith

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Katharine Jefferts Schori has worn two very different hats in her professional life, one as oceanographer and the other as cleric. She brought those experiences to the fore at Trinity Church in Menlo Park last Sunday, first giving an Advent reflection, and then discussing science and faith at a community forum after the service. Her curiosity about the […]

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Spotted: Yes, that’s St. Nicholas at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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Trinity Church in Menlo Park must be feeling especially blessed as it’s the place St. Nicholas, as played by Dick Livermore, visits each year. For over three decades, he’s been making an annual appearance, visiting with the children and handing out “gold coins” from his basket. The historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, […]

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