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Religion/SpiritualityLifetree Cafe: 'Prayer: Could a Conversation With God Change Your Life?'
Lifetree Cafe in Menlo Park will host two hourlong conversations discussing effective prayer. They will feature a filmed interview with former golf professional Wally Armstrong, who found an unusual way to make his prayers more meaningful. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Dec. 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Dec. 3, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Religion/SpiritualityChristmas Creche Exhibit
The 28th annual Christmas Creche Exhibit will showcase over 350 nativities from around the globe with artistic settings. The five-day exhibit will also include daily concerts, speakers, local artists, activities and live holiday music. Visit the website for the full schedule of activities. Dec. 9, noon-9 p.m. Free. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3865 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Religion/SpiritualityChristmas Eve Festival Communion
At this Christian inter-denominational service, there will be candlelight, holiday music from Organist Robert Huw Morgan and The Choral Project, and a sermon by Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean for religious life at Stanford University. Dec. 24, 8-9 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Religion/SpiritualityChristmas Eve Family Service
This Christmas service at Stanford University's Memorial Church will feature a children's sermon by Rev. Joanne Sanders, associate dean for religious life. Attendees are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped gifts, which will be distributed to needy children. Those planning to attend should arrive early. The doors will open at 3 p.m. Saving seats will not be allowed. Dec. 24, 4-5 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Religion/SpiritualityUniversity Public Worship at Stanford
Stanford University's Memorial Church, historically a center of spiritual and ceremonial life at the school, offers weekly services that are open to the public. Sundays, Sept. 6-Dec. 27, 10-11 a.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Religion/SpiritualityLabyrinth 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.
Religion/SpiritualityInsight 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.
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.
Religion/SpiritualityJ.Studio at Congregation Kol Emeth
This new Jewish education program for children in kindergarten through third grade will offer four sessions throughout the 2015-16 school year. At the weekly meetings, students will explore themes through art, music, games, storytelling and a family Havdalah. See website for specific dates and pricing. Sundays, Sept. 20-May 15. Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto.