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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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Proud to be an alum of Brandeis University

All the recent talk about graduations and alma maters reminded me of how grateful I am to be associated with Justice Brandeis… I claim him and his spirit on campus as one of the influences of my inclusive and justice seeking mind and heart. Louis Dembitz Brandeis (November 13, 1856 – October 5, 1941) was an…

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Beat the Summer Heat but Stay Green   Cool Your Body When thinking of energy-efficient ways to cool down the home in the summer, people often forget about cooling down their own bodies. 1) Eat and Drink Cold Things Maybe it seems obvious, but a glass of ice water will do wonders to cool down…

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Flowering Dogwoods Soon Available April 22nd marks the 48th Earth Day, an event celebrated around the world.  Planting a tree is an excellent way to care for God’s creation – trees give off oxygen, reduce storm water runoff, provide wildlife habitat, while adding beauty to our homes. This spring a PUCC member has anonymously donated…

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Welcome to the new

On behalf of Parkway United Church of Christ, I would like to welcome you to our new website. It’s bright and friendly, and best of all? We built it with YOU in mind. (Yes. YOU!) In fact, Parkway United Church of Christ was built with you in mind! Are you single, married, divorced, young, or…

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