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Reflections on a Nature Walk

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house,” Nathanial Hawthorne On a cool and sunny afternoon recently, four Parkway hikers joined me on the Al Foster Trail near my home.  Jim and I moved near this trail in 1994 and it holds many special memories made there…

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St Louis Metro Area Crop Walk 2019

Thanks to all who participated to make the St Louis Metro Area Crop Hunger Walk an outstanding success. Parkway led all area churches in monetary donations, totaling $2750.00. In addition, Parkway fielded a large group of walkers and volunteers on walk day. Several members of Parkway were on the planning committee. 75 percent of the…

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Election Day – Please vote if there is a ballot in your area – OUR FAITH, OUR VOTE

Getting out the Vote Posted on November 5, 2019 by Maren Tirabassi, UCC Pastor I’m getting out the vote — my vote, from the inertia of my laziness, self-importance of my busyness, contempt of local issues and candidates as if they were not the foundation of everything else, and discouragement with my country, as if it were exempt…

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Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight Savings Time Ends Posted on November 4, 2019by Maren Tirabassi I was given an hour yesterday from the time-dictators. and found myself wondering what to do with this wiggling gift this hour — sleep on it, play with it, stuff it full with another task? or better … talk with a friend, write a long letter or…

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Town Hall meeting re: Beirne Park

You may have heard about the movement to rename Beirne Park in Creve Coeur to address the racist injustice that spurred the creation of the park in 1956. (see article » ) The movement is gaining steam, setting strategies, and PUCC has been asked if we can offer support to the cause. You can join…

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Team Talk from Vitality Forward

Save the Date! Autumn Fest with Team Sign ups! Let’s Barbecue and have a great German meal to celebrate the success of our teams. We hope to enlist more team members on this date. Many of the new teams have met and already planned great functions or organized rotations to accomplish tasks for the church.…

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AWOL to “Harriet”

Meet at church at 6:30pm to carpool to the movie theater (TBA) to see Harriet. Details in on PUCC AWOL Facebook page. RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner: Cfbum@charter.net | 314-330-0813

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Change the World

“What we would like to do is change the world-make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do. And, by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, of the poor, of the destitute…we can, to a certain…

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Isaiah 58 Ministries – Special Request

After polling South County clients, this ministry is requesting pasta sauce as a special addition to this year’s Thanksgiving bags. As you are able, please bring pasta sauce, canned or plastic only containers (no glass, please), meat, no meat, low sugar, any variety, for their food pantry. Hunt’s Pasta Sauce in metal cans is especially…

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Giving thanks for Rep Elijah Cummings

We are all Baltimore, again today (Elijah Cummings, 1951-2019) by Maren Tirabassi, UCC Pastor in New Hampshire   All of us who do not live in Baltimore the 7th congressional district maligned and mis-tweeted that Elijah Cummings loved,   all of us who are not congresswomen of color whom Elijah Cummings defended, all of us…

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