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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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The Eve of the Fourth of July 2019

The Eve of the Fourth of July by Maren Tirabassi, UCC Pastor I’ve loved the parades of other years with bicycles decorated, and children banging coffee-can drums, with cars decorated with streamers carrying the oldest citizens, with the well-rehearsed middle school band the cub scouts and blue birds daisy girls and a flatbed trailer with…

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PRIDE cookies!

As if I need another reason to love Panera!? Imagine my delight when I approached the counter at a nearby Bread CO recently and saw this cookie. Some of you know that I have the good fortune to be a four timer at the Panera Test Kitchen – no, I cannot tell you where it is.…

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Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this. ~Galatians 5:22-23 Common English Bible (CEB)

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