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Parishioner Holly Tambling orchestrated another beautiful building of Easter baskets at Trinity Church this morning. About 300 baskets with books,  stuffed animals, toys, candy and more were built and will beBe delivered to local shelters.

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Broader community invited to participate in MPPC’s Compassion Weekend – March 29-30

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With the goal of making service simple, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and its Open Door Church campuses invite the public to join in serving on 33 projects on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 — its ninth annual Compassion Weekend. This year, there are opportunities for 4,500 volunteers to participate. To sign up, visit http://cw2014.org. […]

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Photographer Scott R. Kline goes annually on a mission trip to Juarez, a time that stays with him heart and mind

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“You are going to Juarez? Why? Isn’t it dangerous?” This is a typical response every year when we prepare to head to Ciudad Juarez Mexico to build houses, treat sick people, and work with our sponsored students. I can’t really blame people. One doesn’t hear much positive about Juarez. But it is a great experience […]

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As practitioner and church leader, Elizabeth Schwartz anchors her life through Christian Science

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Vocation and avocation converge in the life of Menlo Park resident Elizabeth Schwartz in her dual roles as Christian Science practitioner and First Reader at her local church. While she was raised a Christian Scientist, she acknowledges that she “made my faith my own while in college.” “It was then that I recognized that it […]

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Handbells add to the sound of Christmas at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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People hear the word “choir” and most often think of voices, but Trinity Church in Menlo Park has a choir of a different sort, a dozen or so people who are part of a handbell choir called Trinity Ringers. The group will be accompanying a string quartet and vocal choir at the 6:00 pm service […]

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Tim Williams is man behind at the scenes at MPPC’s Christmas Eve services

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Eight thousand people will come to one of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church‘s 10 Christmas Eve services, so  Director of Worship Tim William has much to orchestrate. Along with other staff members, he’ll oversee the 100-person all volunteer choir and musicians. Everyone seems up to the challenge, bound by shared beliefs. “The theme this year is Christmas […]

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St. Nicholas visits Trinity Church in Menlo Park, as he has for 30 years

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Menlo Park may have many Santa Clauses but we’re pretty sure St. Nicholas makes an appearance at only one place. As he has for three decades (now that must be a record!), St. Nick, as portrayed by Dick Livermore, visited Trinity Church on Sunday morning. That St. Nick doesn’t wear a red velvet suit may […]

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Christian Science church in Menlo Park holds prayer vigil for Merrill Newman tonight (12/4)

We received this email from InMenlo reader Kristy Holch, who is a member of  First Church Christ, Scientist on Ravenswood and Middlefield in Menlo Park: “I thought it might be interesting news how local churches are supporting the situation surrounding Merrill Newman, the Palo Alto man being held in North Korea. “Setting the Captive Free is the […]

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Community invited to learn about GAIA’s work in Malawi at Trinity Church on Sept. 29

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Jones Laviwa (pictured above), GAIA’s in-country director in Malawi will be visiting Trinity Church in Menlo Park on Sunday, Sept. 29. GAIA stands for Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, and focuses its work on the country in Africa hardest hit by the AIDS crisis. It was founded by the Rev. Bill Rankin, an Episcopal priest in […]

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Called early to ordained ministry, The Rev. Elizabeth Riley joins staff at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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Elizabeth Riley, a newly-ordained priest in the Episcopal church and associate rector at Trinity Church in Menlo Park doesn’t fit  stereotypes. While she grew up in Alaska and continues to love nature, she’s petite and pretty rather than athletic and rugged.  And at 26, she looks more like a teenager than working adult, although she […]

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Trinity Church to hold prayer vigil for Syria on Saturday, Sept. 7

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Trinity Church in Menlo Park is holding a prayer vigil for Syria on Saturday, Sept 7 at 7:00 pm. “The service will be a time of prayer and vigil for peace around the conflict in Syria,” emails associate rector, The Rev. Elizabeth Riley. “Scripture and prayers from different faith traditions will be read with the […]

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