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Religion/Spirituality

Compline: An Evening Service of Song
Stanford and local choral ensembles will sing a weekly 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chants in the candlelit Memorial Church. Sundays, Jan. 25-March 8, 9-9:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.

Religion/Spirituality

Reiki 1 class
This course will teach the art of Reiki, which aims to reduce stress and enhance health and happiness through a gentle touch. March 7, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $200. Los Altos Reiki Center, 745 Distel Drive, #121, Los Altos.
 

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Palm Sunday service
Ladera Community Church will offer a service celebrating triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, as well as a "walk through Holy Week" at 11 a.m. recounting the events leading to Jesus' crucifixion. March 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
 

Religion/Spirituality

A Service of Healing
Ladera Community Church will hold a morning service focused on healing, where community members can receive a healing blessing and be anointed with oil. March 8, 9:30 a.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
 

Religion/Spirituality

Lifetree Cafe: 'Only One Way to God?'
Lifetree Cafe will host two hour-long conversations where community members can discuss key questions about religion, including whether there is one true religion or many. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. March 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; March 19, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Lenten Services
Bethany Lutheran Church will host services each Wednesday during Lenten Season. A lunch will be offered after each event. Wednesdays, Feb. 25-March 25, noon-12:30 p.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Lenten Retreat
Ladera Community Chuch will host a retreat run by Amy Payne and Wilma Reichard for community members to explore their faith using writing and art. Child care is available, if needed. Attendees should bring a journal, pen and art supplies, if they have them. Those interested should email Wilma to register. March 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Maundy Thursday
Ladera Community Church will offer "A Tenebrae Service of Shadoes and Light," a candlelit service that shares the scriptural story of Jesus' passion. April 2, 7-7:30 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Good Friday
The sanctuary at Ladera Community Chuch will be open for prayer throughout the day on Good Friday. April 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 7-8 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Easter Celebration of the Resurrection
This Ladera Community Church celebration of the resurrection will feature the music of Handel's "Messiah" and an Easter egg hunt following worship. Attendees are encouraged to bring flowers to add to the blossoming cross. April 5, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
 

Religion/Spirituality

Stanford University public worship
Stanford's Memorial Church, an important center of spiritual and ceremonial life throughout the university's history, offers weekly services that are open to the public. Sundays, year-round, 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

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Labyrinth in Memorial Church
This weekly event at Stanford's Memorial Church will seek to help participants find balance and peace in their life through walking in circles. Thursdays, Jan. 23-Dec. 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

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Insight Meditation South Bay
Shaila Catherine and guest teachers will lead weekly Insight Meditation sittings, which are accompanied by talks on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, Jan. 6-Dec. 29, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations accepted. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
 

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Taizé services
Los Altos United Methodist Church will offer monthly Taizé services, where community members can participate in prayer, singing and meditation in a candlelit setting. Second Wednesday of each month, year-round, 6-6:45 p.m. Free. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.