Entries by Bernt Hillesland

Provide backpacks for children in need – 2022

The Women’s Group  is participating in a project to purchase backpacks and school supplies for the children of Seton School in Palo Alto.  Backpacks may be purchased in any color except RED or BLUE from Costco, Target, etc.  There are three ways you can participate: 1) Make a financial contribution by check made out to […]

Struggling to say something about shootings

By Pastor Bernt We have to ask why he did it, but there’s no satisfying answer.  Same for the question: why isn’t more done to prevent shootings?  We’re caught up in some kind of doom (as E. Bruenig grimly describes); we’re captives.  The following words from Ephesians 6 seem fitting: “our struggle isn’t against flesh […]

Music Update

by Jung Jin Kim I can’t believe it, but I have already been here almost three months. For the last three months, I have really been moved by our choir’s great singing. I thank you all for a warm welcome. I am especially impressed by the dedication and openness of the whole choir. Even though […]

Spring Intergenerational Events

by Pastor Kate (Image above: from our Valentines’ Day Event) Exciting Intergenerational Events coming up this Spring and Summer! We have been so lucky as a church community, living with Covid, to be able to do more together as a church! Since the summer, we have had so many nice gatherings, celebrations and chances to […]

Getting Forward Together

By Pastor Bernt It’s not the same as getting “back” together, as there’s no going back to the pre-pandemic world.  Our lives have changed in many ways these past years: loved ones lost, moves, new health realities, new routines, (speaking personally) kids off to college.  But there’s a “forward” together momentum around church that’s energizing: […]

Introducing Rosamia, our new office manager

Hello! My name is Rosamia Morales Valdez. I was born in Lima, Peru and raised in East Palo Alto. I have lived in EPA for 16 years, and consider it my second home. I graduated from CSU Northridge in 2018 with a Bachelors in Marketing. I am currently in my first year of my Masters […]