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Prayer Breakfast spotlights testimonies

The 20th annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast, “Creating Connections That Count,” is scheduled 7-8:30 a.m. Friday at the Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara.

The event, launched as the Los Altos Prayer Breakfast by a group of Los Altos couples in 1995, features Christian leaders who offer their testimonies on the power of faith and prayer in their lives and as vital elements of a meaningful life.

The Los Altos Prayer Breakfast grew into the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. Los Altos resident Skip Vaccarello, who hosted the event and served as master of ceremonies, is chairman of the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast Leadership Team.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, and Reggie Littlejohn, founder of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, are slated to headline this year’s event.

The Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast is not a fundraiser, nor is it associated with a particular church or denomination.

Tickets are $40 per person, $400 for a table of 10.

For tickets and more information, visit svpb.net.

Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

Each session will include the context and instruction in a meditation practice for that week, ample time for practice and opportunities to share with and learn from group participants as they integrate the practice in their daily lives.

Admission is free and open to all, including both new and experienced meditators.

For more information, email Susan Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Union Presbyterian offers healing room

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos offers an InSpirit Praise & Prayer Healing Room 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of every month in the sanctuary, 858 University Ave. The next healing room is scheduled April 5.

Director Laurie Kurgas said the healing room is open to anyone battling an illness or injury, or feeling discouraged.

“We will pray with you for healing and for you to draw closer to God,” she said.

For more information, email Kurgas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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