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Easter Offering 2014. This year your gifts to our Easter offering will support Christian ministry in the Middle East, where they face tremendous and increasing challenges.  We will support ministry and care for  Syrian refugees in Lebanon as well as leaders of churches in Egypt and Iran. Thank you for your generous participation in Jesus’ work around the world. Look for the special Easter offering envelopes or write "Easter Offering" on the memo line of your check. You can also give online at mppc.org/giving.

 

MENLO PARK 

 

Healing Prayer Service. Sunday, April 20, 12:15 pm, Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Garden Court. Receive extended, personalized confidential prayer for healing - physical, emotional and spiritual. Drop in for prayer, whether your need is large or small. Beth Seabolt, 650.363.8303, [email protected].

 

Hearts for Homeless Fellowship Dinner. Saturday, April 26, 5 - 8:30 pm, Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Fellowship Hall. Join the MPPC Hearts for Homeless ministry to help provide an evening of food, fellowship, bingo and fun for about 75 unhoused guests from our surrounding community, who are also invited to attend a Bible study or the worship service at 5 pm. Dinner begins in Fellowship Hall at 6 pm, followed by bingo. Volunteers are welcome in a variety of areas, including cooking and serving dinner, helping with bingo or simply visiting with the guests who join us. Children are welcome. Gary Malinverno, 650.368.6005.

 

Connect Reception. Sunday, April 27, after each service. Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Library (across the breezeway). Please join us for coffee and light refreshments. Meet and hear from our pastors and leaders, learn how to connect with groups and volunteer at MPPC, and engage with other newcomers in our congregation. No RSVP needed - just show up. Patti Yukawa, Connections Coordinator, [email protected].

 

A Conversation with N.T. Wright. Sunday, May 4, 7 pm, Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Sanctuary. Join us as we hear from N.T. Wright, the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the leading Bible scholars of our day. MPPC will host a dialogue with Professor Wright, considering some of the most difficult questions we face when it comes to understanding and living a Christian faith in the modern era. This night is a great opportunity to invite friends of all faith backgrounds who are interested in thoughtful conversation about the Bible. Becky Ankerberg, 650.323.8664, [email protected]

 

Loving Yourself as You are Loved. Thursdays, May 8 - 29, 7:30 - 9 pm,  Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, C-21. Learn how to apply Christ’s teachings and the scriptures to transform your negative feelings about yourself and your life situations into positive ones. Also learn about the cause and care for addictions. Cost is $5 for materials. To register, please call soon as class size is limited to 24. Bruce Barkhau, 650.369.4221, [email protected].

 

Mothers Together Menlo Park: Spring Brunch. Tuesday, May 20, 9 - 11:30 am, Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Fellowship Hall. Brunch will be served from 9 - 9:45 am in Fellowship Hall. We will then move to the Sanctuary for music and a message from Michele Mollkoy on “Keeping it Real: What Brene Brown, the movie Titanic and marathons have in common with motherhood.” Cost is $25 per person ($20 early registration before May 9). Childcare available. Register online at mppc.org/brunch. Sarah Chai, [email protected].

 

Men's Summer Bible Study. Tuesdays, June 3 - July 29, 6 - 9 pm, Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, D-11. Join us for a nine-week study of "The Holy Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls" that includes inductive Bible study and biblical archaeology. All men and their sons welcome. Visit mppc.org/calendar/bible-studies for more information. No registration required. Larry Wilson, 650.213.2142, [email protected].

 

Living Inside Out Summer Day Camp. June 23 - 27, 9 am - 12 pm, Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue. For children 3.5 years (3 yrs. by 10/01/13) to incoming 5th graders. Day Camp is an incredible week of making new friends, jumping in bounce houses, getting messy at arts and crafts, and singing and dancing to some incredible music all while learning about God’s great love. Register at mppc.org/dc. Vicki Kirkland, 650.323.8647, [email protected].

 

Real Life: Your Emotional and Spiritual Fitness Fellowship. Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm, Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, D-11. As we face uncertain, painful, or tragic circumstances or struggle with our relationships or our own behaviors, we can feel overwhelmed emotionally and spiritually. This is an ongoing support group for emotional and spiritual healing and growth as we study content from Christian psychologists, Henry Cloud and John Townsend, and  others, and discuss in small groups how to apply what we learn to our lives and our relationships. Monte Fisher, 650.330.7581, mfisher@mppc.o[email protected].


Steps of Faith - A Weekly Christ-Centered 12-Step Fellowship.
Thursdays, 7 pm, Menlo Park: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, A-26/27. We invite Christians to join this fellowship of recovery and those who are in recovery to join this Christian fellowship. Together we will share God's gift of the 12-Step program and stories of transformation and recovery from all types of brokenness. Our evening includes a speaker with a personal story and teaching followed by a time of open sharing in small groups. Diane Lopez, 650.329.7421, [email protected].


Steps of Faith Celebration - Recovery Worship and Fellowship.
2nd Saturday of every month, 7-9 pm Menlo Park: 950 Fellowship Hall. This monthly recovery worship service includes live worship music, a speaker with a personal recovery story and open sharing as a way to celebrate and to introduce the Steps of Faith weekly recovery fellowship. We will begin serving food about 6:40 pm and worship will start at 7 pm. The weekly meeting is on Thursdays at 7 pm in A-26/27. Monte Fisher, 650.330.7581, [email protected].


Kirk House Preschool Enrollment for 2014.
Registration is now open for Fall 2014. Children must be 3 by September 1, 2014. Visit: kirkhousepreschool.org. Carol Day, 650.323.8667, [email protected].


Counseling Connection.
MPPC can offer referrals for professional counseling services. These services are offered on a fee-for-service basis to individuals, couples, families and adolescents. Mary Campbell, LMFT, 650.799.2933.

 

SAN MATEO 

 

Juarez Mission Trip Info Meeting. Sunday, April 27, ODC San Mateo. Trip dates are: August 3 - 6. Our team will build a small, solidly built house for a deserving family in the community selected by the church. We will also feed the hungry, engage and entertain the children, and participate in a local church service. Appropriate for adults and children age 5+ with a parent. Application deadline is June 1 at mppc.org/juarez. [email protected]