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Bridges church hires new pastor of young adults

Bridges Community Church in Los Altos recently named Dan Stockum its pastor of young adults, overseeing the church’s young professionals and college ministries.

Stockum has been a youth minister, camp pastor and college minister. He previously served as campus minister at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.


Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International


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Hidden Villa will bring some of its farm animals to Los Altos United Methodist Church Sunday to support the nonprofit Heifer International.

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to salute the nonprofit Heifer International at its Mother’s Day service 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The service will celebrate Heifer International’s relationship with Hidden Villa, the organic farm and preserve in Los Altos Hills. Next month marks the 70th anniversary of Hidden Villa donating its first cow, Buttercup, to the Heifer International program. Buttercup departed Hidden Villa in June 1946 as one of America’s ambassadors to war-torn Poland.

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LAUMC sponsors rummage sale

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The sale will feature a large selection of household and garden items, clothing, baby furnishings, toys, books, electronics, jewelry, collectibles, sports equipment, furniture and more. The “Quality Corner” will showcase finer items and antiques.

God and the Golden State Warriors: Examining our priorities

Like most people in the area, I have been following the Golden State Warriors closely throughout this great season.

Spiritual briefs

LAUMC sponsors rummage sale

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The sale will feature a large selection of household and garden items, clothing, baby furnishings, toys, books, electronics, jewelry, collectibles, sports equipment, furniture and more. The “Quality Corner” will showcase finer items and antiques.

Unity supersedes other considerations in Baha'i faith

The Los Altos and Mountain View Baha’i communities are scheduled to gather April 20 for the annual election of their respective nine-member governing bodies, as will thousands of other Baha’i communities around the world.

The central theme of the Baha’i faith is the unity of humankind. This unity is of such paramount importance that well over a century ago, the faith’s founder wrote: “The well-being of mankind, its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.”

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Union Presbyterian offers healing room

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled an InSpirit Praise and Prayer Healing Room 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of every month in the sanctuary, 858 University Ave.

Director Laurie Kurgas said the healing room offers prayer for anyone feeling discouraged or battling an illness or injury.


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