August 24, 2017

MAD Camp

July 31-August 4| 9:00-12:30PM (with the option of childcare until 3:00PM)

 

MAD CAMP! (Music | Arts | Drama)

 

It’s here again and it’s going to be so much fun! During the week of July 31 through August 4 we will learn the music and story of the musical, “Down by the Creekbank.” We will create our scenery, make our costumes and learn the lessons of God’s love for us. Stories around the campfire and outdoor fun will all be a part of this great adventure. There will be a special performance of the musical on Friday evening! The fee is $25.00 for the week. Any additional children in the family will pay $20.00 per child. The childcare after 12:30 PM will pay additional childcare $20 each afternoon session; $100 for the week. We will explore God’s great creation and how he loves each of us. Don’t miss out! Make plans come on this adventure with us,

 

Got friends? Bring them along!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER…

 

For more information or questions contact Barb Kuhlmann at barbk@parkwayucc.org

Carol Cobb at ccjcobb@aol.com

Documentary Film June 22

Protect the Planet!

See the Documentary Film:  From the Ashes

Thursday, June 22 | 7:00 pm | Heritage Room

Sponsored by: Sustainability Seekers and MO Interfaith Power & Light

Popcorn and drinks provided!

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration.

From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

This is a great opportunity to discuss positive actions towards a clean energy future.  Now is the time when people are standing up and demanding we protect Creation and the health of the planet.

Contact Polly Rutherford: pollyrutherford@gmail.com

Tuesday Evening Dialogue

New Book-Spiritual Defiance by Robin Meyers

On June 27th, we begin Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance by Robin Meyers: “A leading voice of progressive Christianity makes a powerful case for faith as a radical way of being in the world.”

We will discuss this book until the end of July, then break for August.

TED welcomes everyone interested in delicious POTLUCKS and interesting, informal BOOK DISCUSSIONS!  Please consider joining us.

For more information, contact Karen Boyd: kkseib@gmail.com.

Write Children in Tanzania

Notes to Africa-A Note from Cheryl Schrenker

Denyse (who is volunteering in Africa) has mentioned that the children in her village love anything involving English words.  Most students in Tanzania attend Swahili-speaking primary schools, but then are instructed in English once they enter secondary school.  It’s a challenge for teachers and students.  I’m sure the kids in her village would love to receive a written note from someone in the United States.  I also thought they would love to receive that note on a postcard with a picture on the front.  So what I’m asking, if you are willing and interested, whether you travel this summer, or stay in town, grab a postcard and write a note on it.  We’ll put a box in the gathering space or church office to collect them.  Toward the end of summer I’ll send all of the postcards to Denyse and she can distribute them.

You are a generous group of people! I thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for Denyse while she is on this journey.  Your kindness is a blessing.  Thank you!

~Cheryl Schrenker

Perform This Summer!

We Need Your Talent!

During the summer months when the choir does not sing, we invite members, both adults and youth, to provide special instrumental or vocal music for the 9:30 service.  If you would like to share your musical gifts with us over the summer, please speak with Barbara Raedeke or contact her at braedeke@aol.com.  We are blessed with many musically talented members here at Parkway and we hope they will make this important contribution to our worship!

Lunch Bunch June 11

Lunch Bunch: St. Thomas Fried Chicken Dinner

Sunday, June 11 | PUCC gathering space | 12:30 pm | 7842 Wild Horse Creek Road

Join us and St. Thomas UCC for a fried chicken dinner.  RSVP or if you need to car pool contact Gloria Wandless at 314-606-9768 or email her at Gloria.wandless@gmail.com so we can let them know an approximate number.  Looking forward to you participating in the event!

Historic Sanctuary Evening Service | Potluck | Karaoke

Saturday, June 10 | 3-Part Event | Attend all or any portion of the event!

5:00 pm Worship service in the Historic Sanctuary: scripture, music, prayer, and a brief message.  Bring a candle or votive if you have one.  If not, we have some extras.

5:30-7:00 pm Potluck (finger foods and dessert): bring an appetizer or dessert to share!  Thanks to the Membership Care for their help.

7:00-9:00 pm Karaoke

The theme of this worship service is The Light. 

Individuals and families will light their candles together and leave them on the altar for the remainder of the worship service.  At the conclusion of the service, you will take a different candle home with you as a memory of the event.  Our goal is to provide a unique, spiritual, uplifting and memorable worship experience among the walls of our Historic Sanctuary followed by the warmth of friendship and fellowship.

 

Questions?  Contact Rosanna Hogarty, Worship Commission member,  rjhogarty@gmail.com or 314-265-7992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Louis 2017 PrideFest Volunteers Needed

st. louis pride fest

June 23-25 | Soldiers Memorial Park, St. Louis

 

We would like to have people in the tent to spread extravagant hospitality to visitors.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ron Hill at hill4716@gmail.com.

It looks great when we have 100 people or more in comma or Parkway UCC t-shirts walking in the parade with signs for each ONA or ONA-Friendly church.  Once again, First Congregational Church of St. Louis has agreed to coordinate Gateway’s participation in the parade.  For more parade details and to volunteer to walk in the parade, contact Hannah Rice at hrice@firstcongregational.org.

There will be an ecumenical and interfaith service on Sunday morning as part of the PrideFest event.  More details will be worked out and announced soon.

Thank you, in advance, for volunteering to be a part of the United Church of Christ’s participation in the St. Louis 2017 PrideFest.

 

Lorin Cope, Convener: Gateway Open and Affirming Churches

2017 Annual Report

Click here for the 2017 Annual Report.

 

PUCC Night at the Muny: Jesus Christ Superstar

PUCC Night at the Muny – Jesus Christ Superstar


Friday Night, June 16| 8:00pm | The Muny in Forest Park

Ticket includes a free backstage tour and carpooling from church if needed.  Price will vary from $11.25 to $15 per ticket depending on how many sign up.  The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber phenomenon returns. Jesus Christ Superstar was an album that became a cultural phenomenon, then Broadway’s first rock opera and remains a world-wide favorite.  With classic songs like “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,”  “Heaven on Their Minds” and the title song, this bold and rocking retelling of the gospels will leave you singing nothing but heavenly praises.

Contact Dan Connors at connorsd@aol.com or 314-651-0279 by June 1 if you are interested.