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Speaker Series: What We Learned from Your Children/Grandchildren

Next to parenthood, what is the most important vocation in the history of humankind? Yes, it’s those teachers, who have nourished, educated, and mentored our children. Our session will be facilitated by two of the best: PUCCers Marsha Peek and Sally Dischinger. Marsha is retired from teaching in the Webster Groves School District. She also…

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Speaker Series Grapples with Provocative Issues

Presented by Sister Marianne Race and Sister Carolyn Osiek. Sr. Race (a sibling of Rich Race) will challenge and educate us on commercial sex trafficking and the efforts to help survivors. St. Louis ranks 16th in the top cities for this horrific activity. Sr. Osiek, the Society of the Sacred Heart’s Provincial Archivist, will present…

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Writing “EPIC” letters to Congress

Learn to write a powerful letter to Congress with RESULTS, an advocacy organization dedicated to empowering people to connect with government to end poverty. Join RESULTS advocate and PUCC member Cindy Levin to learn the easy “EPIC” letter-writing format, which can be the foundation to all kinds of advocacy actions to get the attention of…

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A Special Workshop Opportunity with Christopher Grundy

Calling all lay readers-new, current, and interested folks, please join us for an interactive, informative discussion (including lunch) about the significance of the role of lay readers in the worship experience. Christopher Grundy, liturgical/worship scholar, professor at Eden Seminary, and former member of PUCC, will offer tips and provide spiritual grounding and meaningful background for…

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Adult Education: Evicted!

Everyone is invited to a discussion of the stories and themes of the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. This New York Time bestseller was written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Matthew Desmond, who spoke to our UCC General Synod in July. Clearly, housing security is a critical and complicated issue in our…

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Poetry for the Rest of Us by Dottie Dwyer

Some have said that poetry is among the most loved, as well as misunderstood forms of art and literature. What do you think? Dottie Dwyer will enlighten and entertain us with her Parkway Speaker Series presentation on poetry and how one can learn to appreciate its message and its beauty.

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Thomas Jefferson and the Challenges of Religion

Adult Education/Speaker Series Thomas Jefferson selected his drafting of the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom as one of the most significant achievements in his life. He had it so described on the monument over his grave. PUCCer John Dwyer will present a program on Jefferson’s ideas and attitudes about the subject of religion, religious…

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Parkway Speaker Series: Effective Communication Strategies

Adult Education Offering Learn how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. Decode the verbal and behavioral messages, and identify strategies to connect and communicate. Dr. Prizaah Pratt will be our speaker. She currently teaches at Maryville University and has been an Alzheimer’s community educator since 2017. She believes education is the key to success.…

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Parkway Speaker Series: Parkway’s Organs

Adult Education Offering Parkway’s Organs Sunday, May 19 | 11:15am | Sanctuary Kent Tallyn and Barry Luedloff tag team a presentation entitled, The Magic and Mystery of the Great Parkway Organs: A Wondrous Blend of Artistry and Engineering.  

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