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Spiritual Life

Ugandan pastor visits U.S. to raise support for children's ministry


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Herman Lukwago educates children in Uganda.

Imagine life if your father had 25 children and you were raised in poverty in rural Uganda.

Now imagine that you and your siblings were orphaned at an early age and you assumed responsibility for raising the nine siblings that your mother gave birth to while only a child yourself.

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Spiritual Brief

Union Presbyterian offers healing room

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos is scheduled to open its InSpirit Praise & Prayer Healing Room 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the sanctuary, 858 University Ave.

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

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Anti-Semitism surge in Europe reflects loss of historical awareness

European leaders need to speak out more strongly against the escalation of anti-Semitism, according to a Stanford University scholar.

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Back to Church Sunday offers opportunity to recommit

The children in Los Altos are back to school, and I can still hear parents cheering. Summer is officially over, even if the calendar doesn’t quite think so.

Parents have attended Back to School nights to meet their children’s teachers. But there is one more “Back to ...” for everyone that I would like to mention.

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Spiritual Briefs

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 includes the context for 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.

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