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Out, Loud, Proud, and Blessed: A Dinner Benefiting ONA Churches

Join us Saturday, September 21 in the beautiful Eden Commons for dinner, trivia, community building, and fun, as we give back to the UCC’s national Open and Affirming Coalition! Dinner: 5:30pm – 7:00pm Trivia starting at 7:00pm Cost is $20.00 per person and includes Trivia! Please bring cash or check to the door. Please RSVP…

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Youth Climate Strike in St. Louis

The 2019 UN Climate Summit will begin in New York on September 23, 2019. 16 year old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, enlivened the youth around the world to push for action on our changing climate. Since then there has been #FridaysForFuture climate strikes all over the world. To support our youth (and their health and…

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Remembering Parkway United Nursery School

Have you seen the children tumbling around the old school bell in front of the church? The sign says, “Children are Loved here! PUNS 1970-2017.” We wanted something to remember the school that served so many families and celebrate that Parkway always celebrates children.

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Time to Heal the Planet- UCC supports the Green New Deal

By Lynn Sableman I listened in on a call with representatives from the Sun Rise Movement, Sierra Club and My Generation Campaign. These groups and many more support the Green New Deal. Their mission is to spread grass roots activism to correct three things: 1. Becoming carbon neutral in ten years, 2. Creating good high…

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Alzheimer’s News

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) News Six controllable, healthy, lifestyle habits were identified which, when incorporated into a person’s routine, could result in a 60% reduction in the risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease. They are Exercising regularly; that is exercising a minimum of 150 minutes a week – 30 minutes on each of five days,…

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Kindness

Thanks, Mauri, for this gem. Ponder this …. Peace

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Cotton picking

THIS from a UCC pastor on California. Powerful. Please pray … Peace

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Don’t be fooled!

I had to stop the car and get out. The Spirit shouted to me to take notice. Look at this fire hydrant — old, dry, cracked, brittle, flaking away, useless… Imagine what it can do when it is opened up. It can douse a house ablaze. It could send kids squealing and jumping with delight…

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Alzheimer’s Report: The Search For Diagnostic Tools

The following are excerpts from that report. Significant brain damage from Alzheimer’s disease can occur years before symptoms. Scientists estimate that Alzheimer’s related plaques can build up in the brain two decades before the onset of symptoms, so researchers have been looking for ways to detect the disease sooner. Researchers at Washington University School of…

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The UCC Council for Climate Justice sponsored a webinar at the General Synod

The UCC Council for Climate Justice sponsored a webinar at the General Synod   Five resolutions were presented with each speaker allotted 10 minutes. The topics were: The Green New Deal » Forced migration » Carbon dividend legislation » Nuclear war prevention » The use of Styrofoam » Watch the webinar: More about Styrofoam Surely…

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