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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.


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.


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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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.


9/11 survivor Michael Hingson finds purpose

Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – 1,463 individual steps. You are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you can make it out of the building before it collapses or explodes. Struggling for each breath, you smell the heavy stench of jet fuel. Plus that, imagine you are blind.

This was the reality for Michael Hingson Sept. 11, 2001, the day the World Trade Center collapsed. He survived with the help of his guide dog, teamwork and help from God.


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