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15th Anniversary For Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner

By Nichole Fetters

Florissant has always been a town that does all it can to take care of its own. It’s a town of compassion, of unity, and of joyful celebrations. Thus,  it’s not surprising fact that our city is home to two incredibly impacting not-for-profit organizations that really speak the meaning of Thanksgiving and the holidays

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Archbischop Carlson is Keynote Speaker at NCCU Covenant Renewal

North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) will hold will its 12th Annual General Covenant Renewal Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 17  at 3 p.m. at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, at 1765 Charbonier Rd., Florissant.

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St. Ferdinand Parish Adds New Front Gathering Place at County’s Oldest Parish

A dedication ceremony for the new expanded gathering area and a totally new front entrance to St. Ferdinand Catholic  Church  was held earlier this month. This is the oldest parish in St. Louis County dating back to 1788.

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Annual Ecumenical Christmas Concert at Shrine is a Tradition

The almost life-size Nativity scene is just to the right of the alter at St. Ferdinand Shrine during Christmas.

by Nichole Richardson

Many people came out to the St. Ferdinand Shrine Sunday night to celebrate and rejoice in the Christmas season together. The Shrine wrapped up an entire day of Florissant Christmas festivities which included Mrs. Clause at the Gittemeier House and Taille de Noyer on McCluer’s campus earlier in the afternoon, and ended with the annual Christmas concert and a first time novena.

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North County Churches United President Earns Lifetime Award

Rance Thomas, professor Emeritus of Sociology/Criminal Justice and president of North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice, was recently awarded the Human Rights Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Parker Road Church Collecting For Operation Christmas Child

It’s that time of year, when volunteers work to fill empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.

The boxes are delivered by Operation Christmas Child in the world’s largest Christmas project.   In 2012, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone—collecting and delivering shoe boxes to more than 100 million children since 1993.

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