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Los Altos United Methodist Church sponsors Compassion Week

Courtesy of Los Altos United Methodist CHurch
A volunteer repairs a bike for the nonprofit Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange during last year’s Compassion Week.

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its fourth annual Compassion Week Oct. 3-9.

In lieu of attending regular worship services, congregants and members of the community are encouraged to participate in volunteer service activities in the local area.

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