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Forgoing services for service

Original post made on Apr 20, 2008

On the last Sunday of this month, the sanctuary of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, usually packed with people, will be empty. Instead of dressing in their Sunday best that morning, churchgoers will don jeans and sweatshirts.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 12:00 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Mary Beckstrom, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:02 am

I am overjoyed to be a part of this caring community. I am a member of MPPC and will be helping to put together Aids Kits this coming Saturday. Anyone who would like to see the vidio about this, go to MPPC.org and click on Compassion Weekend then Vidio. It brought tears to my eyes.


Posted by Pastor Bernie, a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2008 at 1:05 pm

I live in Santa Barbara County and Pastor a church. This heart to be the church and not just go to church will impact the member of MPPC and the community at large. They are going and doing what God is calling them to BE. I applaud this great vision and church. We are planning to do the same type of thing this summer and this fuels our passion.


Posted by Bill Gestal, a resident of another community
on Apr 29, 2008 at 8:43 am

I live in Connecticut. Last year a friend and former church member moved back to CA and attends MPPC. He just sent me info on this years compassion weekend, which he and his wife attended. And his link lead me to this link. What a trememndous idea and witness to the community of the practical love of Jesus. This article is a wonderful description of the weekend. Thanks MPPC for your love and creativity... maybe the idea can spread to Connecticut.


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