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Republic/Recycling Presentation Summary

Republic Services Shares Recycling Tips at Parkway “When in doubt, throw it out” was the take-away at a recent presentation by Chris Flaugher of Republic Services for Parkway staff, Sustainability Seekers and Council reps. He explained that the contamination in the recycling industry grew from an average of 5% in earlier years to as much…

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Don’t Quit

Don’t Quit by John Greenleaf Whittier Contributed by Ellie Svenson When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low, and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit,…

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Holy Week to Easter

Our theme for Lent has been around Identity. Our prayer at the Lenten Candles since Ash Wednesday has been: Holy One, we are on this Lenten journey with Jesus because we want to watch him and listen to him—so that we might become more like him. Jesus has a solid sense of who he is.…

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Alzheimer’s News

Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis. Almost two-thirds of American seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease are women. An estimated 3.5 million women aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s. Women in their 60s are more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease over the rest of their lives as they…

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Care Cards and Coffee Team

Cards Team hosts coffee for any interested persons to help write get well, thinking of you, and birthday cards to Parkway UCC members and friend. Have a cup of coffee, possible nosh and enjoy conversation. All are welcome. We usually stay an hour.

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CANCELLED: Town and Country Symphony Orchestra Concert


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Jesus Has Left the Building 11 – MLK Day – January 20, 2020

This was our first JHLTB that wasn’t a Saturday or Sunday. We chose the date because PUCCers have noticed the last couple of years that there aren’t very many community service projects available on MLK Jr Day in St. Louis. We looked for existing projects to join, so that we were helping alongside others rather…

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Recycle Do’s and Don’ts

Recycle Do’s and Don’ts Per REPUBLIC Presentation January 2020 1. Empty. Clean. Dry. 2. Recycle plastic containers identified with recycle triangle numbered 1 through 5, & 7 NOTE: NUMBER 6 IS NOT RECYCLABLE 3. For empty aluminum foil or waxed paper boxes, remove the metal part then recycle the cardboard. 4. All milk/juice cartons are…

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Alzheimer’s News – Helpful Conversation Starters:

If you notice changes in yourself or another person, here’s some ideas about what to say: “I’ve been getting lost lately and it’s pretty unsettling. I think we should talk to a doctor.” “I’m not sure what it is, but I just don’t care about important things the way I used to. I want to…

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Loving the People of Puerto Rico

UCC reaches out with disaster relief following earthquakes in Puerto Rico, launches emergency appeal January 08, 2020 Written by Connie Larkman The United Church of Christ is reaching out to partners in Puerto Rico after a series of earthquakes, the largest of which struck the island on early Tuesday morning, Jan. 7. The magnitude-6.4 earthquake,…

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