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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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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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2016 Hearts for Justice conference focuses on “Addiction, Recovery, and Grace”

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“Addiction, Recovery, and Grace” is the topic of this year’s Hearts for Justice conference on October 22, 2016, at Trinity Church in Menlo Park. Featured speakers are Fr. Thomas C. Weston, SJ and the Rt. Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen. The free event, which runs from 10:00 to noon, is open to the wider community; advance reservations […]

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Free Menlo Park screening of “Being Mortal” is part of national dialogue on end of life decisions

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A PBS film adapted from the best-selling book Being Mortal, by physician Atul Gawande, M.D. (pictured), will be shown in Menlo Park at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 17, 2016 as part of a nationwide dialogue about individual goals for end-of-life. The screening will be at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave.). After the film, audience members can […]

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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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Merchants of Doubt to be screened at Trinity Church on March 7

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On Saturday, March 7, at 7:00 pm, Trinity Church in Menlo Park will host the Bay Area premiere of Merchants of Doubt, a Participant Films documentary on the psychology and politics of climate change. Sponsored by the Palo Alto-based non-profit Acterra, the film is free to the public. Registration is not necessary. Attendance is limited […]

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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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Survivor Carissa Phelps is one of the featured speakers at Trinity Church program on human trafficking

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When she was 12 years old, Carissa Phelps was trafficked. She tells that story in her book Runaway Girl. Today, armed with a PhD and MBA from UCLA, she works to provide career development and employment opportunities for runaways and former runaways through the organization of the same name. On November 1st,  she will bring her story […]

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Trinity Church members pedal bike ambulance on Peninsula to raise awareness about GAIA

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Trinity Church members Steve Andrew (center), Kathy Engelmann (right) and Katie Behroozi could be spotted around the mid-Peninsula today as they took turns pedaling a GAIA bike ambulance, a replica of similar bikes used every day in rural Africa to transport critically ill patients across dirt roads to the nearest clinic or hospital. Their goal was to […]

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