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UPC hosts July Fourth Pancake Breakfast

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled its 41st annual Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. today on the church’s patio and in its fellowship hall, 858 University Ave.

Church members will serve pancakes, sausage, fruit, orange juice and coffee.

The Pancake Breakfast began in 1971 as a small gathering at the church’s outdoor barbecue pit. Over the years, the tradition has evolved into an all-church event that invites the community, neighbors and friends to attend.

During the event, the Burks family will perform patriotic music in honor of Independence Day, and attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Boy Scouts from Troop 31 will conduct a color guard flag ceremony.

A free-will offering will be collected, with proceeds donated to Help One Child, a nonprofit group that supports foster children and their families.

For more information, call 948-4361 or visit unionpc.org.

Immanuel Lutheran offers July Day Camp

Immanuel Lutheran Church has scheduled a day camp for kindergartners through sixth-graders 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16-19 and 9 a.m. to noon July 20 at the church, 1715 Grant Road in Los Altos.

A potluck and ice cream social, featuring a performance of camp songs, are slated 6-8 p.m. July 19 for parents and campers.

Water-fun activities are scheduled July 20.

The week will feature Bible encounters, snacks, crafts, games and songs. Participants will receive T-shirts.

Campers are encouraged to bring sunscreen, a water bottle and lunch.

Cost is $75 per child, with a discount for families with more than one child.

Registration and health forms must be completed. Pick up forms in the church office, the narthex of the sanctuary or Fellowship Hall, or access them online at www.praiseimmanuel.com.

For more information or to register, call 967-4906, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.praiseimmanuel.com.

Pathways Hospice offers book club

Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty has scheduled a Faith and Grief Workshop Book Club intended to explore the writings of people of deep faith who have experienced profound grief.

Led by Pathways Hospice bereavement staff members Tanya Gulevich and Lindsey Reed, sessions are slated 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7 at the Pathways offices at 585 N. Mary Ave. in Sunnyvale.

Books selected for discussion include “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” (Random House, 1978) by Harold S. Kushner and “A Grace Disguised” (Zondervan, 2005) by Jerry Sittser.

The Faith and Grief Workshop Book Club is one of 10 workshops offered by Pathways Hospice as part of the Pathways 2012 Summer Grief Workshop Series.

Advance registration is required.

To register or for more information, call (888) 905-2800, ext. 4241, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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