While our theologies are joyfully different, don't we all see Christ as a caring shepherd? Can you imagine sitting in the sanctuary of Union Avenue Christian Church and not seeing this magnificent depiction of JESUS AS THE GOOD SHEPHERD standing among his flock and looking out over our Chancel Choir? It's very difficult to imagine our chancel without the comforting words of Psalm 23 ever-present and the dappled shades of blue and red and green and gold spilling out to color our celebration of worship.Read More
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Members and friends of UNION AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH have worshipped facing THE LAST SUPPER for the past 75 years. Even before there was a center aisle, theater-style seating, or a massive stained glass window depicting Christ as "the Good Shepherd," there was the magnificent depiction of Christ gathered at the table with his 12 apostles, sharing their last meal together.Read More
This Sunday, January 22, 2017, we celebrate the WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY in worship. From our earliest beginnings, Disciples of Christ have pursued a vision of Christian unity that has always included a passion and commitment to seeking God’s peace and justice for all. This is the unity we seek ...Read More
OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN ONCE AGAIN — this time by the hateful violence at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. To those who lost loved ones, may you be surrounded with love in your grief and loss; to the injured and your families, may you know healing and hope; to the brave first responders and caregivers, as you face the memories of what you witnessed, may you find peace of mind; to LGBTQ neighbors – beloved of God – to families, allies and friends, may you find courage and hope in the knowledge of our love.Read More
ONE COULD DO WORSE THAN BE A SWINGER OF BIRCHES … Thomas Virgil Stockdale (Tom), age 82, passed away on June 9, 2016 at his home in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born on July 27, 1933, in Peoria Illinois.Read More