April 19, 2018

Small Groups

Tour a museum and then have a great lunch. See a great movie and discuss over dessert afterwards. Join the pastor for coffee and conversation. Walk and pray through a labyrinth. Experience the blessing of silent prayer. Parkway has ways to connect and explore spirituality for everyone. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, we're sure to have a group that fits you!

Parkway UCC enews 318: EASTER

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Parkway United Church of Christ E-news
March 29, 2018

Join us tonight!

Good Friday Evening Worship
Mar 30 | 7:00pm | New Sanctuary

We have been present to this personal and communal journey of Lent with our whole selves. We’ve engaged the world and one another with our eyes, ears, hands, voices, hearts, head and feet. Now on Good Friday we are depleted and paralyzed. Jesus is taken from us. What do we do right now? What will we do next? Join us as we worship on this dark night. [There will be a Children’s Sermon and the Choir will sing.]
Easter Prayer Vigil

We still have several one hour time slots we need to cover in our 36 Hour Prayer Vigil which extends from the end of our Good Friday Service at 8pm through our Easter Sunrise Service. If you are available to pray where you are (not at church), please let us know now… kevin@parkwayucc.org… Thank you!
Saturday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 6pm, 7pm; Sunday 1am, 3am, 7am

Worship with Us this Sunday!

The palms have been removed and so have the nails. Come add a flower to the cross in our sanctuary! Life and love could not be snuffed out! Everything is transformed!

Join us for worship on Easter morningSunrise Service at 6:30am in our cemetery behind the Historic Sanctuary; Traditional Worship at 9:30am; Informal Worship at 11am. We will come with our whole selves – no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey! Our scriptures are Isaiah 25:6-9 and John 20:1-18 with a sermon entitled Bringing It All Together. We have been on quite a journey this Lent and Holy Week. It’s time to pull it all together and figure out what to do next. We are Easter People!
Give-A-Meal Sunday this weekend and again on April 8. Bring your non-perishable items.

Prayer List Updates

The season of Lent with our whole selves… in midst of Holy Week… Easter.

Donna and Roger Fauss – celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Denyse Schrenker – Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania… home soon!

Pattie Herpelhas moved from hospital to rehab hospital for a week?

Greg Schmelig & Douglas Reynolds – at death of Douglas’ mother.

Sisters Ruth Peace, Mary Whitney, Pinky Wilcoxen healing.

Joyce Yakel – healing after fall and hip surgery (Doug’s mother).

St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner of WeekFirst Congregational UCC, Bonne Terre

Youth Night April 4: Movie Night
Wednesdays | Middle High 6-7pm | Sr High 7-8pm | Fellowship Hall | Snacks | Games | Door Prizes
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org | 314-872-9330

Vitality – Start Your Engines! 
Sunday, April 8 | 10:00am
John Wimberly, our Vitality Consultant, will be back with us the weekend after Easter. Read more…

New TED study begins April 10. Details…


Expanding Our Table June 1-3
We are so excited to let you know that Parkway will be magnifying a compassionate and progressive Christian voice by hosting author John Pavlovitz on the first weekend of June! presentations at Parkway. More info…

Save the Date for JHLTB Sat, Apr 28, | 9:15am – 1:15pm

Intertwine Interfaith Initiative Announced
The Christian Services Commission is launching Intertwine-an interfaith initiative to build positive relationships while learning more about other faith communities.


What kind of bunny can’t hop? A chocolate one! 




The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. -Thomas Merton (Maundy Thursday)
We are to write the words of Scripture upon our hearts, said the rabbi, so that when our hearts break, God’s word falls into them. -Tony Robinson (Good Friday)
The person should look for peace within and not depend on it in any other place. There are no waves in the depths of the ocean, it is still and unbroken. – Buddha (Holy Saturday)
There is no situation so chaotic that God cannot from that situation create something that is surpassingly good. God did it at the creation. God did it at the cross. God is doing it today. – Handley Moule (Easter Sunday)

How would you answer these questions … chocolate, cross, Christ?



Parkway United Church of Christ, 2841 N Ballas Road, Saint Louis, MO 63131
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No Youth Night, 318, BUT there is something for YOU!

No Youth Night, 3-28-18!
BUT come at 7:00-8:00 PM

No Youth Night! 

BUT… Come at 7:00-8:00 PM

 Wednesday, March 28

Join us in Fellowship Hall we craft expressions of our appreciation to send to local first responders,  public servants and our interfaith partners. Gratitude is a spiritual discipline. Refreshments provided.

contact Barb Kuhlmann at barbk@parkwayucc
Parkway United Church of Christ, 2841 N Ballas Road, Saint Louis, MO 63131
Sent by barbk@parkwayucc.org in collaboration with
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Youth Night, 218, Pictionary!

Youth Night, 2-28-18!
Middle School, 6:00-7:00 pm, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 pm

Youth Night! 


 Wednesday, February 28

   It’s always a night of big laughs when we get together to find out who’s secretly an artist and who really isn’t! Come and bring a friend or two! Hope to see you there!

Candy Bowl, Snacks and Door Prizes!  

contact Barb Kuhlmann at barbk@parkwayucc
Parkway United Church of Christ, 2841 N Ballas Road, Saint Louis, MO 63131
Sent by barbk@parkwayucc.org in collaboration with
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CANCELED: Adventurous Women Out Late to see Philadelphia Story FEB 21

Wed, Feb 21 Meet 6:30pm, movie 7:00pm | Marcus Theater, Des Peres.

Due to impending freezing rain, this event has been canceled.

RSVP Carmen Bumgarner cfbum@charter.net; 314-330-0813.


Join us, AWOL—Adventurous Women Out Late, for an old movie on the Big Screen! On the eve of Tracy Samantha Lord’s (Hepburn) wedding, her blue-blood ex-husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Grant), returns. C.K. discovered that a national tabloid plans to do an expose on Tracy’s philandering father and has agreed to smuggle a reporter (James Stewart) into her wedding if the magazine kills the story on the elder Lord. But C.K. never expects that the woman he still loves will suddenly fall for the undercover reporter. Now, before the evening is over, Tracy will be forced to take an unflinching look at herself and to realize which of these three men she truly loves.


AWOL will travel to the fabulous FOX on March 31 to see The Color Purple. Tickets are approximately $50. RSVP Carmen Bumgarner cfbum@charter.net; 314-330-0813 by Feb 25.

Not Just For Men Group to Visit First MO Capitol in St Charles

Let’s Go Back in Time: NJFM Visit first Missouri Capitol 1/25
Thursday, January 25 | 10:00am|Carpool from church 9:30am
Not Just for Men will visit the first Missouri Capitol in St. Charles. We will carpool from the church at 9:30am and go to lunch afterwards. Call or email Harold Cobb for reservations. 314 965-4147 or ccjcobb@aol.com.

AWOL Goes to the Rep!

Join AWOL (Adventurous Women Out Late) at the Rep for


Fri, Sep 22 | :008pm. Tickets approx $40

RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner asap: cfbum@charter.net (314-330-0813)

The Broadway production debuted at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in October 2014 and closed in September 2016. It won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding New Broadway Play, the 2015 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.


The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor’s dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who has an autism spectrum condition, and his relationships with his parents and school mentor. The play reworked the source material by changing its voice and presenting the story as a play-within-a-play. The play has received a generally warm reception, with most critics impressed by its ability to convey the point of view of the young protagonist and the compassion of his school mentor.

RECAP: Recycling Center Tour 9/14


Recycling Center Tour Recap

Parkway Sustainability Seekers and the Not Just for Men Group joined forces on September 14th for a tour of the Republic Services recycling center in Hazelwood. Twenty people attended the event, which was followed by lunch.


The take-away from our tour is that far more is recyclable than we realized and “when in doubt, recycle it,” is a helpful motto. Some facts we learned include:

  • Glass needs 1-2 million years to decompose in a landfill and when recycled, is back on the shelf in 30 days.
  • Yeah! – It is not necessary to thoroughly wash out aluminum or tinned steel cans. Just put the lid inside the can and recycle.
  • The paper recycling done at this plant alone saves more than 1 million trees a year.
  • Put the lids on plastic bottles and milk cartons before recycling, as the lids can clog or damage their machinery.

Our group asked what the best choice was for hot beverages at our fellowship time. The answer was unequivocally “MUGS.” Later this fall the Sustainability Seekers will begin selling Fair Trade coffee and chocolate to raise funds towards both mugs and a dishwasher for the coffee nook.


Recycling Center Tour

Learn how they do it and how you can help!

September 14 | 9:15am carpool for tour at 10

Recycling Tour Coming Soon to Parkway UCC sponsored by Parkway Sustainability Seekers and Not Just for Men Group! The tour is planned for Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10am. Meet for carpool from the church at 9:15am. The tour will be at Republic Services in Bridgeton, Missouri, 12976 Saint Charles Rock Road. The tour should take approximately 1 hour. (45 minutes is a presentation and 15 minutes of walking.) Thanks to Polly Winklemann for arranging the excursion. Lunch is following at a restaurant of our choosing. Call Harold Cobb at 965-4147 or Polly Winklemann at 636-220-8484 with questions and reservations. It is helpful to know who is planning to attend so there are no surprises.

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.

Holiday Brunch at First Watch…Ho-Ho-Ho!

Holiday Brunch at First Watch…Ho-Ho-Ho!

Thursday, December 15 | 11:00am | First Watch in Creve Coeur on Ballas

PUCC Not Just for Men’s Annual Christmas Brunch. All are welcome. It is a good time to plan activities for the coming year. Contact Harold Cobb to RSVP ccjcobb@aol.com | 314 965- 4147.

AWOL to see Steel Magnolias

awol-steel-magnoliasAWOL is BACK! (Adventurous Women Out Late)

Steel Magnolias!

Sunday, Nov 13 | 2:00pm | Kirkwood Community Center

111 South Geyer Road

Optional food and fellowship afterwards!

Tickets:  $20

RSVP by October 30 to Carmen Bumgarner cfbum@charter.net


Directed by Kasey Cox

Assisted by Danny Austin

Steel Magnolias is the poignant story of a close-knit group of deeply-Southern women. The talk of the town is the upcoming wedding of Shelby, the beautiful and fragile daughter of M’Lynn, an intelligent, compassionate career woman.  Truvy owns the beauty parlor which is the female epicenter of the town. Regular customers keep the banter and bickering going as the group gathers each week at Truvy’s. It’s here that they find comfort and strength in each other while they discuss relationships and loneliness, happiness and loss. A heartwarming, hilarious, and bitter-sweet story about the special bond that enables these women to find their ways past life’s obstacles using humor, compassion, love…and a lot of hairspray.