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Five Top Trash Items Found on Beaches Worldwide

Fishing Gear Plastic bags and utensils Balloons Cigarette butts Plastic caps and lids Plastic caps and lids have always been a problem. They can jam machinery at recycling centers and even injure workers if they shoot off the line. Plastic bottles with the lids may not compact well and because they are from a different…

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Biogen Presses Ahead on Alzheimer’s Drug

Biogen Inc. will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, called aducanumab, aims to help the body clear harmful plaques from the brain. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Biogen is developing it with a Japanese company, Eisai Co. Ltd. Two studies tested aducanumab, given as monthly infusions, in more than 3,000 patients…

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Advent Daily Devotion Booklet

Complimentary copies of an all new Advent Daily Devotional booklet are available in the Gathering Space right now. The title is LOW: An Honest Advent Devoional by John Pavlovitz – progressive Christian thinker and friend of Parkway UCC … in fact, the idea of this devotional was pitched to John by Brad Lyons – PUCCer…

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Angels & Artist Talks Dec 3rd and 12th

PUCCer Angela Chostner has more angels to share! “Kindred Spirits” -a two woman art exhibit at Longview Farm Park Art Gallery, 13525 Clayton Road, Town & Country, MO 63131 is up until Jan. 8th. Angela and her fellow artist, Luisa Otero Prada will give Artists talks on their paintings on Tuesday, 12/3/19 11am to noon,…

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Bread for the World Update

Thanks in part to the PUCC offering of letters this past summer, Senator Hawley signed Senate Resolution 260 supporting global maternal/child nutrition! It took a lot of teamwork with other Missouri churches holding Offerings of Letters generating messages to him. I hand-delivered PUCC letters in a meeting with his aides in his Washington DC office…

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MUSIC TRIVIA NIGHT

All Music Trivia Night! So much fun! $30 per person RSVP Carmen cfbum@charter.net ASAP!

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AWOL Scone Baking

Melissa Lane, a trained pastry chef, will teach us how to make the perfect scone! Ingredient list will follow with RSVP, or you can chip in $10 and Melissa will bring what you need! RSVP by December 15 to Carmen Bumgarner | cfbum@charter.net!   Image by John Verive Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode  

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Rogers Christmas Open House

We will be hosting our annual open house on Christmas Day! Come for food, drink, fellowship, and lots of fun anytime after 2 PM, stay for a short time or all afternoon/evening! No need to bring anything except yourself, friends and family. RSVP nice but not necessary. We always have a great time More info?…

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A New Daily Spiritual Resource

A New Daily Spiritual Resource Local spiritual director, poet and artist, Clarence Heller, has recently launched A Piece of Goodness, a daily Twitter-length excerpt from one of his poems, with convenient access to the entire poem for those who wish to engage it. These messages are available through a daily email, a post on Facebook…

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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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