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Rev. Margie Pride described the many community engagement programs of Memorial Blvd. to XPLOR Residents during XPLOR Laboratory 2015.
STORIES, NEWS, XPLOR

NBA Honors Rev. Margie Pride of Memorial Boulevard Christian Church

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   December 01, 2020

The National Benevolent Association celebrates the ministry of and congratulates Rev. Margie Pride on her recent retirement from more than 30 years of ministry as pastor of Memorial Boulevard Christian Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Bonnie Osei-Frimpong, NBA XPLOR Director
NEWS, CORONAVIRUS, XPLOR

XPLOR Responds to Coronavirus with “Virtual” Residency Model

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   May 04, 2020

NBA XPLOR has been a nexus of change and transformation for young adult Residents and local communities since it began in 2004. This spring, COVID-19 brought changes to our program, here's what we're doing.

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NBA XPLOR 2016-17 at Laboratory (Aug. 2016)
XPLOR, NEWS

NBA XPLOR Concludes Third Program Year and Prepares for Incoming Residents

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   June 28, 2017

At the end of the 2016-17 program year, NBA XPLOR continues to strengthen the faith lives and missional presence of our partners and stakeholders.

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DONOR STORIES, XPLOR

Blessing for Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong, Rev. Virzola Law   |   October 17, 2016

On September 23, 2016, we gathered at Union Avenue Christian Church in St. Louis to honor Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren and celebrate his 50 years of ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)! Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong and Rev. Virzola Law, who work with Ben as the NBA XPLOR program team, shared this blessing as the evening's benediction.

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XPLOR, STORIES

NBA XPLOR: The Art of (Re)Discovery

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   September 30, 2015

The Residents set the agenda on their last evening of NBA XPLOR Laboratory, the orientation week for incoming XPLOR Residents and Spiritual Companions. This year, XPLOR Residents decided to visit the City Museum in St. Louis, a genre-bending playplace where adults and children can climb in an ornate, beautiful, massive, 10-story den of tunnels, tubes, pipes, and slides—where you lose yourself and find yourself again and again. The genre-bending nature of City Museum is like the genre-bending experience of XPLOR.

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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, ADVOCACY

Hiram Farm is an agricultural setting that serves developmentally disabled adults, with an emphasis on adults on the autism spectrum.