June 20, 2018

Not Just for Men

Not just for men anymore! It's an opportunity for anyone available during the weekday to come build relationships, thus strengthening the entire faith community. [Click on the titles to view the expanded posts.]

NJFM and Sustainability Seekers to tour Alberici Headquarters in Overland June 5

Do You Like Seeing Green? NJFM and Sustainability Seekers to tour Alberici Headquarters in Overland.
June 5, 2018 |10:00am | Carpool from church at 9:30am for a 10:00am tour

Come see for yourself the amazing “green” approach that Alberici took in constructing their new corporate headquarters in Overland. The site satisfies the LEED Platinum criteria, including Sustainability Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Material and Resource, Indoor Air Quality and Innovation. We will have lunch in the area following the tour. Please RSVP: Harold Cobb, 314-965-4147 or ccjcobb@aol.com.

Not Just for Men: Let’s go back in time! April 26

Not Just for Men: Let’s go back in time!

Thursday, April 26 | carpool at church 10:40am for 11:10am tour

Not Just for Men will be visiting The Hawken House located in Webster Groves, 1155 South Rock Hill Road


The Historic Christopher Hawken House is the oldest house in suburban Webster Groves. Christopher Miller Hawken built this elegant Federal/Greek Revival style farmhouse in 1857 for his bride, Mary Ann Kinkead Eads. The house originally stood on Big Bend Boulevard along Grant Road, and was moved to Southwest Park in 1970 in order to preserve the structure. It was the first home in Missouri to receive federal funds for restoration, which matched the amount raised by the citizens of Webster Groves and is listed on the National Historic Register. It is now maintained and operated by the Webster Groves Historical Society. The charge for the tour is $4.00 for adults. We will visit a fine dining establishment after touring the house. RSVP Harold Cobb at 965-4147 or email ccjcobb@aol.com.

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.

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.

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.

NJFM going back in history to Thornhill 10/17

NJFM going back in history to Thornhill

Monday, October 17, 2016 |Meet at church @9:00am for 9:30am tour with docent

PUCC’s Not Just for Men is headed back to 1820, visiting Thornhill, home of Missouri’s second governor, Frederick Bates. We will meet at church at 9:00am for a 9:30am tour of the property, outbuildings, and the main house. It is located on the south side of the Butterfly House at Fauss Park. There is some walking involved, but our docent, Micah, will bring the history of Governor Bates and his home to life. We will have lunch after the tour. Call Harold Cobb at 965-4147 with questions. 

NJFM going back to college with George and John

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Thursday, September 29, 2016|10:00am|or meet at church 9:30am

The Not Just for Men Group will visit the Mercantile Library, on the UMSL campus. We will carpool from the church at 9:30am to arrive at the campus approximately 10:00am. Library is currently featuring exhibits on John James Audubon in St. Louis and the images of George Washington in art. We will visit a fine dining establishment after viewing the exhibits. 

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

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Thursday July 14|Missouri History Museum|9:30am carpool|10:00am tour

The Not Just for Men Group will visit the Missouri History Museum to see their exhibit on Route 66. There is no admission charge. We will lunch nearby afterward. Call Harold Cobb at 314 965-4147 for information.

Everybody sings the Blues Sometimes! 4/28

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 9:30am at church for carpool |10am tour

The Not Just for Men group will visit the newly opened Saint Louis Blues Museum. Admission is $15, over 65, $12. Lunch will be after the tour in the area. Call Harold Cobb with questions: 314 965-4147.

NJFM: Let’s Go Eagle Watching! 2/22

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Mon, February 22 (fall-back date: Thu, Feb 25) 9:00am meet at church

Not Just for Men will go Eagle Watching this month. We’ve scheduled a “fall-back” date in the event that the weather doesn’t permit the first time. We will go to the Finn Inn in Grafton, Illinois for lunch. As we will dependent on the weather please let me know if you are planning to go and I will contact you as we get nearer to the day to confirm the date. Call me 314-965-4147