July 23, 2017

Get Involved

At Parkway United Church of Christ, there are limitless opportunities to get involved. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to share your God-given talents, dig deeper into your own understanding of God’s will or looking for fellowship, you’ll find it here. No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey, we have a place for you.

The Christian Services Commission of Parkway UCC facilitates much of our congregational and community service. The goal is to educate the congregation on the needs of our church, our community, and the world. Some of the church’s participation in giving is included in the general budget. Other opportunities of giving are choices suggested throughout the year. As our congregational vision statement says, “we shall seek the way of God in today’s world through joyful worshiping, inclusive caring and compassionate serving.”

The giving opportunities suggested are by no means meant to be obligations. It is our desire that it be your choice as to which you support and how you support them. We recognize it is difficult to give to all those in need and that many of us also have favorite charities outside our church. Please give as you are able, faithful to your own heart.

The Grand Blvd Hug-In

 

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Tuesday Evening Dialogue: Hillbilly Elegy—Jan 9

Tuesday Evening Dialogue: Hillbilly Elegy—Starting Jan 9

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) continues its tradition of casual potluck suppers and book discussions with the hotly discussed 2016 book: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. This book has gained much attention during the contentious 2016 election cycle, often cited as shining a light on the populist vote that emerged in our recent general election. Join the TED discussion group as we tackle this title and many others in 2017! Books are available for purchase in the church office or purchase it yourself, print or electronic!

Contact Karen Boyd: 314-878-1002 | kkseib@gmail.com

AWOL to see Hidden Figures 1/14

AWOL (Adventurous Women Out Late) to see Hidden Figures

Sat, Jan 14 | Carpool from church 6:30pm or meet at theater (TBA).

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the true life stories of three of these women, “human computers,” we follow them as they rose the ranks of NASA specifically tasked with calculating the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Christmas Worship

joy-to-the-worldChristmas Morning

Sunday, December 25| 10:00am worship

The hope, peace, joy and love of Advent are coming to fruition! Join us as we begin to care for this baby that has been born to us! We sing Christmas carols and reflect on how and why God has come to live among us.

 

Christmas Dinner

Dec 25 | Gather 5:00pm | Dinner 6:00pm | Heritage Rm

Dine with us on Christmas evening! All are welcome. Bring a dish or just yourself. There will be plenty!  RSVP to Pam Walker (314-520-8546 | pamandbrenda95@yahoo.com) or Gerry  Rogers (314-434-7122 | gcr123055@gmail.com).

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.

 

Christmas Memory Tree

clear-ornamentChristmas Memory Tree

You are invited to fill an ornament with a note or a small significant item in honor of a loved one to be remembered during this season. Ornaments are in a basket beneath the tree in the Gathering Space.

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

Neighbors helping Neighbors: Adopt a Family from the International Institute Through December 16


neighbors-helping-neighborsNeighbors helping Neighbors: Adopt a Family from the International Institute Through December 18

PUCC is partnering with Shaare Emeth to help two refugee families feel welcome and prepare for their first Missouri winter. 

 

When refugee families arrive in St. Louis, the International Institute provides basic household items, furniture, and bus passes using a small government allocation received on the individual’s behalf. However, families’ initial apartments are quite sparse and budgets are tiny so the Institute looks to the community for additional help. In addition to winter accessories, blankets, art and school supplies and easy books (to learn English), the families need monetary assistance to pay for their apartment and utilities.

 

Let’s show these refugee families the generosity and love of our community —any help will be greatly appreciated. Visit the following website for the list of needs and to sign up to help: www.sestl.org/neighbors

 

Contact Lisa Mason:  lmason624@sbcglobal.net | 314-395-4444  or Jill Schatz: jdschatz@msn.com | 636-821-3478

Advent/Christmas Choir Call 2016

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If you enjoy singing but can’t make a regular commitment to the choir, consider joining us for the Christmas season! We present a Service of Lessons and Carols at the 9:30am worship service on Sunday, December 11, and sing special music for the 7:30pm worship service on Christmas Eve. We rehearse this music on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm beginning November 16. If you would like to participate, please contact Barbara Raedeke at Braedeke@aol.com | 314-495-8696, or simply come to choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. You are most welcome!

Parkway Sustainability Seekers 12/15

Parkway Sustainability Seekers

Thu, Dec 15 | 2:30pm | Library

Have ideas to help us become a greener congregation? Come and share them with our group. Contact Polly Winklemann: winkwoods@charter.net | 636-220-8484