Spiritual Briefs December 14

Union Presbyterian hosts Christmas Concert

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled “I Heard the Bells: A Christmas Choral Concert” 4 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, 858 University Ave.

The concert will feature jazz, gospel and contemporary music and will include a sing-along to holiday favorites. A reception will follow the performance.

Spritely and spooky, Christmas carols sing in the season

Gerard van Honthorst's "Adoration"

The cycle of songs that play like ambient music in American shops and parties during the holiday season draw – occasionally – from ancient roots that tell a Christmas story of mummery, mysticism and medieval Christianity.

Spiritual Briefs Dec. 7 2016

LA Lutheran offers ‘Soothe Your Soul’ sessions

Los Altos Lutheran Church has scheduled three “Soothe Your Soul: Prayer & Poetry” reflection sessions, 6:30-7:15 p.m. today and Dec. 14 and 21 in the sanctuary, 460 S. El Monte Ave.

The evenings – designed for those feeling overwhelmed and those who need a safe place to pray and hear some words of love, hope, joy and peace – will include a candlelit time of poetry and prayer for the world, the country and families.

Spiritual Perspective: Diversity in the garden of humanity makes for charm and beauty

It is a fact that humanity is diverse; how we view that diversity and react to it is a choice.

Pastors Perspective: Season of Advent: The best I could with what I have

I saw a movie once where there was a man being pulled in two different directions. One arm being pulled by an angel in a white outfit with wings, the other arm pulled by a devil all equipped with a red outfit and horns.

“Do this,” one would say.

'Junkyard Wisdom': Businessman shares story of wealth, generosity

What can you learn working in a junkyard? According to Roy Goble, quite a lot.

He learned hard work. He learned about business. And he came across a diverse group of people. His junkyard experience also launched him into a career that led to a great deal of wealth.

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