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FORGIVENESS:

A prescription for health and happiness

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Los Gatos United Methodist Church Fireside Room

111 Church Street, Los Gatos

Join Dr. Fred Luskin (www.learningtoforgive.com), and using interactive activities:

  • Learn how to let go of hurt, helplessness and anger, while increasing confidence, hope, and happiness
  • Learn about the healing power and health benefits of forgiveness
  • Finish with a happiness mediation

                                                            …and much more!

Refreshments will be served
To sign up, click here:  https://goo.gl/forms/3R2KwqBL3AS73WJb2 
Questions? E-mail [email protected] or call 408-600-2864

Hope to see you there!

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Sunday School Teacher & Aide Training – Sunday, Sept. 17

Interested in either being a Sunday School Teacher or just being an extra pair of hands in Sunday School but are too intimidated to jump in or would just like more info.? No need to worry. On Sunday, September 17 from 10:30-11:30am in the Fireside room current Children’s Ministry Director Susan Berrios, along with experienced Sunday School teachers Jill Kroh and Pam Parisi, will give you all the information you need in order to be successful and to share your gifts with our LGUMC children. Child care and snacks provided. 

 

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Interfaith Event About a Story of Courage and Compassion – October 7, 7pm

Location: LGUMC

with speaker and author Marty Brounstein.

Sr. Pastors Rajiv Pathik and Jennifer Murdock and their respective congregations of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Cupertino and Los Gatos United Methodist Church are  pleased to co-host this special event with Marty Brounstein, author of Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. 

He brings a true interfaith story of courage, compassion, and rescue about a Christian couple in the Netherlands named Frans and Mien Wijnakker who, despite much risk and danger, saved the lives of over two dozen Jews during then Holocaust and World War II. Marty also has a meaningful personal connection to this story and it’s heroes, which he reveals in he engaging storytelling presentation. 

This event is open to the community.

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SAVE THE DATE

WHAT: New Member Brunch  

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28th, 9:30am

WHO: Join Pastor Jenn for Bruch if you want to learn more about the church or are considering becoming a member of LGUMC.

RSVP: Indicate interest on the Connection Card during the service or email Patty Kuehmann at [email protected]

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Sanctuary Restaurant Movement

We are asking you to literally put your money where your mouth is by supporting the Sanctuary Restaurants (www.SanctuaryRestaurants.org) movement.

Launched earlier this month by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United, www.ROCUnited.com), a restaurant worker advocacy group, and www.Presente.org, a Latinx social justice organization, Sanctuary Restaurants provides resources to restaurants, enabling them to support our community, including our undocumented immigrants.

We won’t swallow hate and we need to make sure that the restaurants that we are giving our money to are standing with all-of-us. Here’s how: Go to www.SanctuaryRestaurants.org, read about the movement, and sign up. (5 minutes) Print these cards. Keep them in your wallet, and take them to your favorite restaurants next time you go. Or call or email your favorite restaurants and tell them about Sanctuary Restaurants. (5 minutes)

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Graphic Packaging International: Helping us Reach 150,000 Rise Against Hunger Meals!

Our own Doug Evans, Controller at Graphic Packaging International, has arranged for payment and packaging of 10,000 meals. The company is moving us towards our goal of raising $43,500 this year in order to provide 150,000 meals to be shipped to hungry children around the world. The event will be held at GPI and volunteers will be Doug’s co-workers. What a great community service and team-building event. Thank you Doug and Graphic Packaging International!

Think your company might be interested in doing something similar? Contact Karen Noe for more information at 408-781-6166, [email protected]

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A SIMPLE WAY TO SERVE – EVERY THURSDAY

Help us continue the LGUMC/St. Luke’s Shower Ministry on a regular basis, as we have 5-10 homeless men and women using our showers and receiving a bag lunch every Thursday afternoon.

What can you do?

Sign up for a Thursday shift (4:15PM we start, and done by 5:15-5:30PM)

OR

provide lunches—it is that easy!

Sign up HERE

or see Marna Taylor or Barbara Agrimonti after service or contact Barbara, [email protected].