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Join us this Sunday in the Sanctuary at 10am for our Annual Budget Meeting.

This is for members and visitors—all are welcome! We will hear about our faith and finances of 2019 and our plans for 2020. Here is the summary of the proposed budget for 2020—our mission and ministry for the upcoming year. Please join us. We are the church together.
Annual Budget Meeting
Sunday, February 9
10:00am

This serves as the official call and invitation to our Annual Budget Meeting.

This is for members and visitors—all are welcome! We will hear about our faith and finances of 2019 and our plans for 2020.
 
Here is the summary of the proposed budget for 2020 – our mission and ministry for the upcoming year. Please join us. We are the church together.
Immediately following the meeting, we will begin our worship service based on two scripture passages – Genesis 11:5-9 (Tower of Babel as the languages of the people separate them) and Acts 2:4-8 (Pentecost when the Spirit creates space where the people can understand one another across language and difference). The sermon is entitled Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture.

Jonathan Smith, our guest preacher for the day, is the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement at St Louis University. He has been a fierce advocate for programming that promotes cultural competency, literacy and fluency; racial, gender and cultural support; and connecting SLU to the greater St. Louis community.

At the close of worship, after a few minutes of fellowship and refreshments in the Gathering Space, we will gather for our Speaker Series with Jonathan in the Heritage Room. He will help us debrief the worship experience and go deeper.

Jonathan has asked us to read and wrestle a bit with the six page Chapter 1 of The Souls of Black Folk (1903) by WEB DuBois. You will notice that we have highlighted one paragraph on the first page. Please become very familiar with that section. You may even want to commit it to memory? 
Book Sunday 2/9
We will celebrate Book Sunday this Sunday during the Worship Service! Babies through 8th grade receive a carefully selected age-appropriate book to take home. This is a special Sunday for all of our children so make plans to be with us.
Interfaith Talks 2020

A limited size group discussion from three faith traditions.
Speaker Series – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Sunday, February 23 | 11:15am
Heritage Room

Read now to prepare for the session.
Helpful Conversation Starters
Recycle Do’s and Don’ts

Prayer List Updates
Marilyn and Ben McDougall - celebrating 50 th Wedding Anniversary!

Pam Manning, Sue Moellering, Gerry and Mike Rogers in Cuba with a group from Eden Seminary.

Ryan Bowermaster - receiving his Eagle Scout Award this Saturday.

Paul/Sue Stohr - healing after his heart attack; making daily progress.

Doug/Sally Dischinger - healing from his emergency appendectomy.

Melissa Uhrig Pounds & family - grieving/giving thanks for her mother.

Patel / Brussee/Race family - grieving and giving thanks for Sid Patel.

Doug & Val Detjen - healing from his shoulder surgery.

Julie and Mark Harms - healing after her vocal cord surgery - a complication of thyroid cancer.

Art Rothman - receiving hospice care at Surrey Place – Room D-1. He would be blessed by your visit (Lisa Duke’s father).

Rory - 2 yr old granddaughter of Connie & Dan Burkhardt diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Removal of eye will happen this Thursday.
Rory, Britt and Sam Sabbah
6136 Chesebro Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Corona Virus.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending February 2 - Christ the King UCC , Florissant; ctk-ucc.org
Week ending February 9 - Christ UCC , Maplewood; christchurchmaplewood.org 

Video
A very intense three minute clip from an important and impactful film – The Amistad (1997).

Do you know the UCC connections with this story? Here is one of them:  
Humor
What does a Jedi on a budget eat for dessert?
Only one Cannoli
Inspiration
Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question: unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others through the difficulty of rightly framing it. All, nevertheless, flutter round it. They approach me in a half–hesitant sort of way, eye me curiously or compassionately, and then, instead of saying directly, How does it feel to be a problem? they say, I know an excellent colored man in my town; or, I fought at Mechanicsville; or, Do not these Southern outrages make your blood boil? At these I smile, or am interested, or reduce the boiling to a simmer, as the occasion may require. To the real question, How does it feel to be a problem? I answer seldom a word.
~WEB Dubois (1903)

Fellowship Treats
Please c onsider providing treats for Sunday morning Fellowship Time as old friends, new friends and first time visitors build and sustain relationships…
Sunday Morning Flowers
Beautify the sanctuary even more by signing up for flowers or plants some Sunday…
Contribution Statements for 2019 were sent out the week of January 27. If you do not currently receive these statements via email, please let us know if you like to begin doing so by sending your email address to Kathy (Kathy@parkwayucc.org). This saves the cost of USPS mailings. Please be sure to check your spam or junk email folders for your statements.
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