October 23, 2017

Book/Bible Studies

There is something for everyone here. Our Sunday morning Adult Ed focuses on topical issues with films and speakers from Parkway and the community. Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) discusses books while enjoying a potluck meal. And the Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study (TABS) looks at scripture.

Accidental Saints: Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED)

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED)

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

The Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) welcomes YOU to join us for our informal potluck supper and book club.

 

Our current selection is the recent publication by Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber entitled Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People. We discuss this book (and whatever else that comes up….) on Tuesday evenings, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 24. We start with a potluck supper and then convene for “discussion” usually finishing by about 8:00pm. We have one copy left in the church office ($11) or download on your e-reader or visit the library! Here’s just one review –

 

“Besides the fact that she is an amazing writer, my friend Nadia understands more than most that we are messed up people living in a messed up world with other messed up people…She understands that God meets our messed-up-ness with his mercy over and over and over again. I couldn’t put this book down.”

 

Maybe you’re interested in this book but don’t want to get committed long-term to a book club…COME! Maybe you’ve never been in a book club but love to read…. COME! Maybe the idea of a PUCC potluck two evenings a month is too good to be true…. COME!

ALL WELCOME! Contact Karen Boyd with questions atkkseib@gmail.com

Tuesday Evening Dialogue 9/12

Tuesday Evening Dialogue 9/12

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

 

For our next gathering – we did not select another book, but instead we will read and discuss the John Wemberly articles (links below). Pastor Wemberly is an external coach who will be partnering with the congregation this year on a “vitality initiative.” In advance of his visit to Parkway Sept 15-17th, Pastor Wemberly provided some articles (some he authored) for our “pre-reading.” TED will read and discuss these articles, discussion facilitated by Kevin Hogarty.

Contact Karen Boyd for more information: kseib@gmail.com
http://www.congregationalconsulting.org/what-takes-vital-church/

Priorities Lost in the Madness

Aligning our Congregational Systems

Mobilizing for Ministry

How to Have a Better Conversation

Spiritual Formation as the Future of the Church

Tuesday Evening Dialogue: Just Mercy

New TED Book May 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.

We are currently discussing the compelling true story by Bryan Stevenson: Just Mercy: A story of Justice and Redemption. Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University Law School.  He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color.  He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.

TED welcomes everyone interested in delicious POTLUCKS and interesting, informal BOOK DISCUSSIONS!  We hope you will join us!

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

Tuesday Evening Dialogue: It’s Never Too Late

New TED Book March 29


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

Desperate to avoid his 100th birthday party, Allan Karlsson climbs out the window of his room at the nursing home and heads to the nearest bus station, intending to travel as far as his pocket money will take him. But a spur-of-the-moment decision to steal a suitcase from a fellow passenger sends Allan on a strange and unforeseen journey involving, among other things, some nasty criminals, a very large pile of cash, and an elephant named Sonya. It’s just another chapter in a life full of adventures for Allan, who has become entangled in the major events of the twentieth century, including the Spanish Civil War and the Manhattan Project. As Allan’s colorful and complex history merges with his present-day escapades, readers will be treated to a new and charmingly funny version of world history and get to know a very youthful old man whose global influence knows no age limit. An international best-seller, this is an engaging tale of one man’s life lived to the fullest.

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) continues its tradition of casual potluck suppers and book discussions with the quirky and charming book: The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. We hope you will join us! Contact Karen Boyd: 314-878-1002 | kkseib@gmail.com

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

Tuesday Evening Dialogue NEW Book October 25

ted-oct-25Tuesday Evening Dialogue NEW Book October 25

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

TED is offering a respite from election addiction / burnout with a shared reading of a “gorgeously poignant novel of hope and transformation…” ~The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Rachel Joyce’s 2012 bestseller recounts the unexpected journey of a recently-retired Englishman who walks the entire length of England to visit an old friend living in hospice. He’s on a quest—and we get to share in his life-changing encounters along the way.

Come join TED in the Heritage Room for an easy read, excellent food, and conversation which won’t make you want to turn off the TV—or throw something at it! Books will be available for purchase in the church office or in various formats at booksellers and local libraries. For more info, contact Dottie Dwyer: dkdwyer@charter.net

Tuesday Evening Dialogue New Book Study 9/13

Being-Becomming-BTuesday Evening Dialogue NEW Book

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

The Tuesday Evening Dialogue Group (TED) has chosen a new book entitled Human Being and Becoming: Living the Adventure of Life and Love by David Benner. We plan to discuss the first 4 chapters of our new selection on September 13. Books are available  in the office for $14.50. We always welcome new participants.

July 2016 Adult Education

September 5, 2017 Update: No Adult Ed Offerings at this time.

 

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) June 28

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) June 28

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

We’re switching it up! Instead of a book, we will work through a list of questions that the Confirmands have learned in their classes.  Three of us did this at AE and didn’t finish all of them. It reminds us of questions like: How many books are in the Bible to theological questions.  We will try this for one night and see how we like it and how far we get. Come and see how much you remember of your own confirmation and how your own theology has changed over the years.

This is a new format: there is no assigned reading and no book to buy. Just come.

June 2016 Adult Education

June 5—Annual Meeting after 10am One Family Worship… no AE sessions

 

June 12—Stretch your Legs and Your Spirit at the Labyrinth

You’ve heard us talk about the mystery of the Labyrinth for years. You’ve thought about trying it with us but it has never fit in your calendar. Join us today as we head in two different directions—south on Ballas, left on Clayton and right on Geyer to the Mercy Center OR north on Ballas just beyond Ladue to Congregation Shaare Emeth where you can walk an outdoor labyrinth. A primer handout will be available that morning in the Gathering Space. While this is a personal and quiet experience, we will arrange for carpooling…we just ask you not to speak while at the Labyrinth—prepping on the way and debriefing on the way back is highly encouraged! [This is a wonderful experience rain or shine!]

 

June 19—Tell Me About Telemed and other Med Tech

PUCCer Mike Stolze quit his job several years ago to answer the call to be a nurse. Balancing partnering, parenting and preparing for nursing was no small task! Mike has served in different settings and has moved into a fascinating new area with telemedicine – the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. It’s a bit like a sci-fi film from the last century!

 

June 26 – Yoga Six

Perhaps you’ve seen the new yoga studio at Ballas and Manchester Roads? As we move into our Healthy Bodies pieces of our Renewal Time, come learn about the latest in yoga—this will be an experience for your mind, body and spirit … bring someone with you so it will also deepen your relationships!