Mon12222014

Spiritual Life

When everything falls apart

It has been said that God’s address can be found at the end of your rope. When devastating events in our lives happen, it is not uncommon to shake our fists at God and shout, “Why?” or “Why me?” Just read Psalms and you’ll get my drift.

Of course, when we are suffering, there is no satisfactory answer to that question, and so we may get angry with the all-powerful God, who we presume must have orchestrated this catastrophe.

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Count your abundant blessings and donate accordingly

Part of being very blessed is a failure to recognize all our blessings.

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Volunteers participate in LAUMC Compassion Week


Courtesy of LAUMC
Los Altos United Methodist Church’s Compassion Week volunteers collaborate on a community service project.

More than 1,000 local volunteers commemorated Compassion Week at Los Altos United Methodist Church Oct. 20-26.

During the week, the congregation focused on serving others in the community. Church members also invited friends and neighbors to participate.

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Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am


The Beth Am Women have scheduled “A Conversation with Author Maggie Anton” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

Anton, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, will discuss her historical novel “Enchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda’s Daughter” (Plume, 2014), which explores the life of a young Jewish woman on the cusp of adulthood in third-century Babylonia.

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Bridges Community Church hires new worship pastor


Bridges Community Church recently welcomed Nate Schofield to its staff as pastor of music and worship. Schofield will oversee the church’s music and worship ministries and lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

Schofield previously served at West Valley Presbyterian Church in Cupertino, SouthWinds Church in Tracy and Delta Community Presbyterian Church in Discovery Bay. He worked as director of bands and theater at Jefferson Middle School in Tracy for eight years.

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