Rev. Diane Kenaston
The office will be closed on Tuesday, November 13th and is closed on Fridays.
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Church Office Closed on Thursday, 11/15/18
Due to inclement weather, the church office is closed today. Stay warm and safe out there!
Have old markers? Recycle them at UUMC!
Good news: so far 150 markers have been donated. Keep up the good work!
Please help support the program by dropping off any used markers you may have around the house, even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located in each classroom and by the preschool office for you to deposit any used markers that are ready to be discarded.
On the 3rd Tuesday of every month, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion provides free laundry services for the public. Soap and dryer sheets are provided, and kids' activities and homework help are available, too. Volunteers welcome. Laundry Love takes place at Classic-Coin Laundry, 7200 Balson Avenue in U-City.
Lower-Cost Home Health Care Opportunity
The “Homemaker” program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service is now accepting applications. If you or another older adult you know are in need of some assistance at home with light housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping and errands, transportation, etc., the “Homemaker” program offers that type of assistance using a sliding-fee scale that can substantially lower the hourly rate, based on income. Clients selected by this program can receive up to 15 hours per week of reduced cost-service from a reputable home health care company, depending upon assessed needs. Any senior adult in the St. Louis area is eligible to apply. For more information, call 314-812- 9300.
Thimble Club November Meeting
All women in the church are invited to attend the November 21st meeting of the Thimble Club. We meet at the Brookdale, One New Ballas Place in Creve Coeur for lunch at 11:30. Cost is $10. If you plan to attend please contact Cindy Mitchell by Monday, November 19.
Calling All Children: It’s Christmas Pageant Time!
It is time to begin planning for this year’s pageant. The children will be presenting The Backwards Christmas Pageant: The Story of the Birth of Christ Told with Humor, Mystery and Awe, by Dennis Hartin.
The program will be presented on December 16. There will be two group rehearsals: one on December 8 and one on December 15.
There will be ways for all the children to participate either with speaking roles or helping in other ways. Please let Mark Brown know if your children can participate.
Holiday Market at Kingdom House
For over 50 years, Kingdom House has celebrated the spirit of the holiday season through our Christmas Shop. The Shop is our way of saying “Keep up the good work!” to our program participants who have been working hard over the past year.
Changes have come to the Shop this year to bring consistency to our empowerment and dignity approaches to our programming. Now called the “Holiday Market,” the shop will be inclusive of all participants we serve. This will be an affordable market offering a choice of NEW household and clothing items, as well as age-appropriate toys at a low cost.
Sign Up Online to Volunteer!
We're using SignUp.com to organize our Holiday Market volunteer opportunities. Click this link to see our SignUp!
Donate to our Holiday Market!
If you are interested in donating gifts for the Holiday Market, please view our suggested donations list. All items must be new and unwrapped.Donations can be dropped off at Kingdom House through December 7, or at the 12th & Park Recreation Center on December 8 and 9.
Discipleship Path Posters
Wondering about the posters in Fellowship Hall? Each of the featured persons has participated in a new initiative called "Discipleship Path." This initiative gives you the opportunity to explore your spiritual gifts and learn more about how to grow in your faith and in this community. Interested? Read Tom Mitchell's blog post here and contact him or Phyllis Hershey for more information.
Open Door Food Pantry
Did you know that every month UUMC spends about $1000 to keep the Open Door Food Pantry stocked with needed items. This fall, we are collecting hygiene items for our Open Door Food Pantry guests, especially:
Large bars of unscented soap
Small packets of Kleenex
Small tubes (0.85 oz.) of toothpaste
Individually packaged toothbrushes
1.4 oz solid sticks of deodorant
3 fl. oz. plastic bottles of shampoo
Thank you for your continued generosity and support!
Microcredit Club Update
Health Protection and Education Services (HPES)
The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation and its Board of Directors recently selected HPES as an award recipient for their 2018-2019 Community Health Grant program. HPES was one of only seven nonprofit organizations to receive this recognition as the best organization for diabetes screening, prevention, and education, nationwide. Congratulations!
UUMC members Dr. Bob and Jane Paine founded and our congregation continues to support Health Protection and Education Services (HPES). HPES provides free health screenings one Saturday morning each month at the U-City Library in the Delmar Loop. Additional free services include education and treatment referrals, mammograms, sickle cell testing, and free STD, HIV and AIDS testing.
HPES consists of volunteer medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, medical technicians and health educators and medical students. Non-medical volunteers greet, keep records, and help as needed.