December 15, 2017

RECAP of Jesus Has Left the Building 6

Jesus Has Left the Building 6

We went out into the community to serve. Here are the details…

 

Sugar Plum Bazaar 2017

Sugar Plum Bazaar

Saturday, November 11 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Get some of your Christmas shopping done early! Come out to the 4th Annual Sugar Plum Bazaar! We have over 25 vendors ready to provide you with unique handcrafted gift ideas and the delicious cookie walk!

View all the vendors that will display at this event:

Vendor book

 

 

 

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

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.

 

PUCC’s Fourth Annual COMMUNITY Easter Egg Hunt

Community Easter Egg Hunt April 8

Saturday, April 8 | 9:30am crafts & refreshments | 10:00am hunt | ages 0-11

Join us for basket decorating/crafts, refreshments, egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny!  Rain or shine and all are welcomed so invite your neighbors, friends, and family!  The Easter Egg Hunt will be divided into three age categories: 0-3, 4-6, 7-11. Don’t miss this event.

 

Ash Wednesday Worship


Ash Wednesday Worship

Wednesday, March 1 | 7:00pm | Sanctuary

All ages are invited to join us as we begin our Lenten Journey toward Holy Week and Easter. We celebrate the sacrament of communion and give you an opportunity to have ashes (last year’s palms) placed on your forehead or back of your hand. The choir sings and we hear Jesus’ words about being more faithful as recorded in Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. We also light our Lenten candles of courage, vulnerability, patience, flexibility, receptivity, advocacy, generosity. Each time we worship during Lent, we will extinguish one candle as we get closer to the darkness of Good Friday. We light all of the candles again on Easter morning as nothing can extinguish God’s light or love.

The Grand Blvd Hug-In

 

Click here for the flyer…

Participation Form

Christmas Eve at Parkway Saturday, December 24

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4:30pm—Family Oriented Worship

This service will be alive and spirited with many children present. The traditional nativity scripture will be shared as we mingle Christmas carols and contemporary reflections. We will sing Silent Night by candlelight at the close of the service.

 

7:30pm—Candlelight Communion Worship

Prelude music for flute and organ begins at 7:105pm. This is a quieter and more contemplative service than the earlier one. We hear the Christmas Gospel, sing traditional carols and reflect upon what all of this means for us today. The choir will sing. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table and sing Silent Night by candlelight.

 

Carol with Us December 17!

christmas-carolersCarol with Us December 17!

Saturday, December 17 | 9-11am and/or 12:30-2:30pm | Pizza 12:30pm

Two opportunities —come to one or both! We’ll have a pizza lunch at Parkway UCC between shifts from 11:30am-12:30pm.

 

We’ll serenade fellow PUCCers and friends who have difficulty coming to church or just need a visit from friendly faces. We meet at Parkway and go from there. No singing experience required. Just be prepared to have fun and brighten people’s days. Kids are welcome!
 

We will have songbooks and everything else you will need!

 

Please RSVP to Paul Roesler if you will be with us for lunch—so we know how much PIZZA to order. proesler@charter.net | 314-629-8367