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Mid-Life Student

During the 20 enjoyable years of my first career as an elementary school teacher and principal, an early dream began to speak more and more persistently. At age 48 I found myself enrolling in college again, this time to become a pastor. Just as full of enthusiasm as thirty years before (possibly with a little less energy), I had a new vision.

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Dance the Night Away at the UCP ‘80s Dance Party!

Bust out those legwarmers and L.A. Gear shoes and come rock out for people with disabilities! We’re excited to announce our 9th Annual UCP ’80s Dance Party – Sacramento’s largest 80’s dance party! The event will take place October 17th from 7-11 p.m. at Whitney Oaks Golf Course in Rocklin.

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My Brother, Freddie

It was graduation season at Sacramento State University and my brother Freddie was going to be walking the stage in his cap and gown to graduate from the same campus I had just a year ago. I was elated by the thought of seeing Freddie being recognized for his achievements and growth. However, my apprehension outweighed my excitement for this moment because Freddie is autistic.

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Up and Around Again

I woke up feeling great on Monday, the last day of June. I had slept especially well, and the congestion that had troubled me on Sunday was gone! I headed for the shower anticipating a productive week.

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Self-Check

I’m guessing that the more people fly, the less attention they pay to the safety instructions that are dutifully demonstrated before every takeoff. To our own detriment, no doubt.

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Support UCP During the Big Day of Giving!

You’ve probably heard talk around town about the Big Day of Giving on May 6, the 24-hour campaign asking Sacramento-area residents to give where their heart is. But did you know UCP is one of the local nonprofits participating?

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Fund a Success at Our Humanitarian Dinner!

Sacramento’s premier humanitarian event – and our largest fundraiser of the year – is on May 21! At our Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner you can Fund a Success – empowering a person in our community who, because of a disability they were born with, needs and deserves your support. Be a part of turning isolation into success!

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How to Be Positively Realistic!

What runs through your mind when you hear motivational slogans such as “believe it and achieve it” or “the sky’s the limit”? Are you inspired? Prodded in a positive direction? Spurred on?

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