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Just a reminder that you can have the cashier swipe your card every time you shop at Schnucks and the preschool gets up to 3% of your total spent. If you need a card there are some by the coffee in Fellowship Hall or at the courtesy counter at your store. Register it on line for UUM PreschoolID #500004887.
The preschool receives a deposit every month. Thank you so much for your help!
Looking for the Learn section? It has its own page now! Click here.
Pray with us! Visit the secure online prayer list and keep our church family in your prayers. Note: a password is required. The password can be found in your bulletin insert on Sunday mornings, or you may contact the office at 314.863.8055 to obtain it if you are a UUMC member.
Open Door Food Pantry Update
Thank you for supporting the Open Door Food Pantry! This week we had 11 guests and are running low on the following:
- Laundry detergent
- Cooking Oil
- Canned fruit
- Canned chicken and tuna
- Pasta sauce
Conversations on Race, Class, and Culture Meeting 5/24
Our May meeting will be at UUMC from 7-9pm on 5/24. We're hosting a panel discussion on #MeToo, sexual harassment, and related issues. We have a dynamite group of panelists, with a variety of perspectives:
- Amy Hunter, Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
- Cori Bush, Pastor, Activist, Community Organizer & Candidate for MO 1st Congressional District
- Mary Adams, University City Chamber of Commerce
- Michelle Bloyd-Fink, Victim Service Division, St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office
- Samantha Sipple, Asst Director, Counseling/Life Development, Webster University
- Diane Kenaston, Pastor, University United Methodist Church
Each will make a 5-10 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A. Please join us for this important conversation.
Congratulations, Christian Brown!
UUMC member Christian Brown's essay, "On the Deathbed: The August Coup and the Fall of the Soviet Union" won a top prize in high school senior-level writing at the National History Day competition for Missouri. He now advances to the 2018 national competition to be held at the University of Maryland in June.
We'll be celebrating Christian's graduation from high school in worship on 5/27, along with fellow UUMC member Ethan Braeske.
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.
Suicide Documentary at the Tivoli
The Tivoli Theater on the Delmar Loop is screening "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" on Thursday May 31st for $12.50. The movie tells the story of Kevin Hines, who attempted to take his life at age 19 by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. For the showing to occur, at least 77 tickets must be sold. Currently, they have sold 24. Reserve your tickets here.
NEW For the Sake of All Report: Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide
For the Sake of All recently released a collaborative 115-page report, Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide. Read more about the report on the Be You Blog and on the For the Sake of All website.
LIFE At Eden
Did you know that Eden Theological Seminary hosts weekend retreats? Check out the LIFE series and other events on their website.
Ambassadors of Harmony Tickets
Tickets for the June 16 Ambassadors of Harmony shows go on sale on 4/16. Buy your tickets online or call the Touhill ticket office at 314-516-4949. You can also visit the ticket office in person to save $3/ ticket.
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.
SHED Thank You
The SHED (Safe Housing for the Elderly and Disabled) work day on May 12 served 15 homes of seniors and disabled residents in University City. UUMC worked on three of those homes. Thanks to Rich and Ann Wymore, Chris Ewing, Narelle Deatherage, John Barrett, Morgan Hunlen, Bull Durham, Mike Haverman, and Mitch Holsclaw for their hard work on a hot morning. A special thanks to Mickey Croyle for the fabulous brownies.
Mark your calendars for the next city-wide work day on July 14.
Pete's Market Adopt-A-Church
UUMC has been chosen for Pete's Market Adopt-A-Church program for the month of May. Pete's Market will donate 1% of all sales for those who signed up for the loyalty card.To help out, you must first sign up for a loyalty card and swipe it every time you shop at the store. Proceeds for our church will all go to support the Open Door Food Pantry.
Jimmy Pace's Paintings on Display
For the month of May, the Commerce Bank in the Delmar Loop is hosting three of Jimmy's latest paintings. Stop by and check out his latest work!
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.
June Book Club
This year's Pridefest will be held downtown June 23 and 24. We will not have our own booth this year but will be going in with the Reconciling Ministries' booth. Each congregation will work 2 hours and our shift will be Sunday the 24th from 2-4. We need at least 2 people to work that shift. Please let Charlotte Ellis know if you can help.
Microcredit Club Update
We've made almost $50,000 in loans! Read the April 2018 update on the Be You Blog. Thank you for supporting the U-City Microcredit Club!
Health Protection and Education Services (HPES)
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.