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We need a little Christmas – right this very minute! We need a little Christmas now.

Wait no longer!

We will be celebrating Christmas in July this Sunday morning beginning at 9:55am on YouTube Live. Christmas carols, the stories of Mary, Joseph, the Shepherd, the Wise Men and the Holy Family. Come think through what this might mean for us today. You may even want to bake some Christmas cookies to get you in the mood… or maybe a fruit cake!? Put on some Christmas music and look through the bulletin so you are ready for Christmas!
Sunday School
See our previously sent email for images to print out in preparation for our ZOOM Sunday School session at 11:15am this Sunday.
Paving the Way: A Military Memoir
Parkway Adult Ed Speaker Series Returns!
Sunday, July 13 | 11:15am
PUCC member and veteran Evelyn Buretta shares about her career in the United States Army.
TED Book Discussion: The Line Becomes a River Part 3
Tuesday July 14 | 7:00pm
via ZOOM
Helping Our Neighbors
Now through 16 August 2020

Back to school clothing items needed.
Choose Your Words Carefully
Prayer List Updates
The momentum toward justice and equity.
Cindy Wessel and Family - grieving and giving thanks for her cousin, John Eric Swing, his wife & three children after his death from Covid-19.
Sister Mary Kay McKenzie - as she heads to rehab (Tom’s sister).
David Haack - still hospitalized with COVID-19 (Bill’s dad).
Pastor Tom and family - his healing (Barry Luedloff).
Healthcare workers, homeless and many others at risk right now.
Social Distancing… if anyone needs groceries, medicine and/or other support, please reach out to [email protected] ; 314-330-0629
People who are struggling with their mental health.
People who aren’t feeling safe at home but are remaining there.
Individuals in all levels of leadership as they make decisions today.
Healing of relationships between the public and the police.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending July 12 - Pilgrim Congregational UCC, St Louis;
Week ending July 19 - Prince of Peace UCC, St. Louis; princeofpeaceucc.com
Enjoy this fascinating short Christmas movie (17 minutes)— The Christ Child, with dialogue entirely in Aramaic. Ask yourself – What is different about this expression of the story than what I usually envision and ponder?
What did Adam say to his wife on Christmas?
It’s finally Christmas, Eve!
Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.
~J. C. Penney

Christmas, my child, is love in action...Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
~Dale Evans Rogers

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
~Agnes M. Pharo

Compassion grows with the inner recognition that your neighbour shares your humanity with you. This partnership cuts through all walls which might have kept you separate. Across all barriers of land and language, wealth and poverty, knowledge and ignorance, we are one, created from the same dust, subject to the same laws, destined for ~the same end.
~Henri J. M. Nouwen

Always deal with the hate being thrown at you with LOVE! Love over hate e
very day. Love should come naturally as people are taught to hate. Even when it's hate from very influential people...love wins!
~Bubba Wallace
MAD Camp Goes to the Circus ONLINE
Monday, July 27-Thursday, July 31 via ZOOM
The Story of Plastic
Tuesday, July 14 | 12:00 -1:00pm
THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. 

Free video viewing. Register to join the panel discussion on Tuesday.

Medicaid Expansion (Amendment 2) on Aug 4 Ballot
As many of you may recall, Parkway had an adult education session led by MCU last fall on the topic of Medicaid Expansion. At that time, a large signature effort was ongoing to get this initiative on the 2020 ballot. Missourians collected signatures from nearly 350,000 voters (many more than needed). On Aug. 4, 2020, Missourians will get to decide this issue. Missouri is only one of 14 remaining states that have not expanded Medicaid for those in need.

Here are a few key points about Medicaid Expansion:
  • It will help about 230,000 hardworking Missourians who have jobs that don’t come with health insurance and healthcare to Missourians who earn less than $18,000 a year.
  • It enables working women to get preventative care to detect and treat breast and cervical cancers early, saving thousands of lives.
  • It helps our economy by protecting thousands of frontline healthcare jobs across Missouri at a time when we need them most.
  • It helps keep rural hospitals open (10 closed since 2014).
  • Brings more than a billion of our tax dollars home from Washington each year, rather than going to other states including California and New York.

On June 12, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry endorsed Medicaid Expansion and hailed the ballot initiative as a “pro-jobs measure that will help fuel economic growth throughout our state.”
It has also been endorsed in Missouri by AARP, League of Women Voters and Progress Women.

More information is available at: https://www.healthcareformissouri.org

Please be aware of the mail-in voting option for the both August and November elections.

If you would like to work with Metropolitan Congregations United to educate others about Medicaid Expansion and to get out the vote (virtual phone banking), please contact Bob Karr ( [email protected]).

More info? Contact Pam Manning: [email protected]
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