April 23, 2018

Youth Night

Parkway UCC enews 318: PALM SUNDAY

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Parkway United Church of Christ E-news
March 22, 2018

TONIGHT! Thursday, March 22
 
Bible Study Friday at 10:00am
Holy Week Preview — Bible Study this Friday, March 23rd at 10:00am in Kevin’s office.
Join us as we have a conversation about some of the scripture texts that we will share in worship on Palm Sunday through Holy Week and on Easter morning. Beware: Spoiler Alert!

Saturday, March 24 | Rain or Shine! | Doors open at 9:00am
Bring your little ones out to enjoy refreshments, crafts, a fun egg hunt with three age divisions, and to meet the Easter Bunny!
(This community event is in addition to our Easter egg hunts after services on Easter Sunday.)

Greetings, Peace Activists!
PLEASE join in the ‘Students March for our lives ‘in support of gun laws. March 24,2018 at 10:00 am, Market Street at Union Station. We will march to the Arch.

Contact Lynn Sableman: lynsableman@att.net

More info…


 
Worship with Us this Sunday!
 

Join us this weekend on the sixth Sunday of Lent = Palm Sunday 

 at 9:30am Traditional Worship and/or 11:00am Informal Worship where will start in the Gathering Space and process with palms into the sanctuary as the crowd did on that day when Jesus came into Jerusalem. As they waved palms and threw cloaks/garments on the ground to become a red carpet of welcome and honor for Jesus, we are asking you to bring a new shirt/blouse/sweater to spread on the ground (more directions upon arrival this Sunday)

[Note: the clothing will be donated to folks in need next week.]

Our scriptures will be Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 and Matthew 21:1-11 with a sermon entitled From Lovers to Fools with our Heads. We have a great deal to ponder today as we transition from Lent into Holy Week. How much can we grasp? What makes sense to us and what is foolish, unbelievable, unwanted?

 
We will extinguish our sixth Lenten candle as we move further into Lent and closer to the (temporary but deep) darkness of Good Friday and the tomb.

 
We will hear more about our mission partners this 2nd Mile Lent/Easter …. Unleashing Potential (formerly Neighborhood Houses), Heifer Project, Lydia’s House and Eden Seminary.

Morning and evening worship/events/opportunities each day. Details…


 
Prayer List Updates

Rosanna Hogarty & family as they celebrate her mother’s 96th Bday!
Kristin Edmonds and family as they grieve/give thanks for her father.

Family and friends of John Linder – remembering/celebrating him.

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

Bejoy Kurian & family – on way to India to mourn/celebrate his mom

Pat Owensrecuperating from recent shoulder replacement surgery.

Polly Rutherford – healing at home after recent back surgery.

Kathleen Tarr and family as they grieve/give thanks for her brother.

Sisters Ruth Peace, Mary Whitney, Pinky Wilcoxen healing.

Sue and Jim Houser – while he is still at Surrey Place.                                              

Rev Francis and Marge Rath – healing in Albuquerque (Engel).

St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner of Week — Faith UCC in Little Rock, Arkansas

 
Announcements

PUCC Easter Candy 
Donations of individually wrapped candy will be gratefully accepted in the Gathering Area until Palm Sunday, March 25. Thanks for supporting a beloved tradition! Questions? Contact Barb Kuhlmann at barbk@parkwayucc.org
 

AWOL Opportunities in April
  • GEOGRAPHY OF GRACE Saturday, April 14th 9am-12pm- “Holy Wells” w/new member Mollie Grisham @PUCC $37
  • Unleashing Potential (formerly Neighborhood Houses) TRIVIA NIGHT April 21st 7pm @ The Den $30
  • Also- look for signups for RACE FOR THE CURE JUNE 9th! Coming soon!
Contact Carmen Bumgarner at cfbum@charter.net for more information.


Earth Day Celebration Luncheon
Sunday, April 22 | 12:00pm | Fellowship Hall





 
Community


Vitality – Start Your Engines! 
Sunday, April 8 | 10:00am
John Wimberly, our Vitality Consultant, will be back with us the weekend after Easter as we select and prioritize from our huge range of strategies you have suggested since our super session in late January and at our commission and committee meetings since then. These strategizes will help us live further into our new purpose statement! Please plan to be with us on Sunday, April 8 for our One Family Worship at 10am followed by a meal and strategizing!


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! It’s our Annual Meeting weekend and a Communion Sunday – the perfect time to celebrate our Open Table and to think more about our renewed purpose statement and strategies in our Vitality Adventure.
 
John was recently at Central UCC in Jefferson City, MO. Several PUCCers were there last Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday to experience his leadership and call to love like Jesus. They came back pumped and fired up for our own planning!
 
As we move forward with our visioning for this time with John, please consider reading his book, A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community – which will be at the core of one of his presentations at Parkway.
 
Please add a note to your calendar for the first weekend of June now, because you’ll want to be part of this! Trust us! The weekend will have many facets-an event for PUCC in particular, an event for the community, an event for area youth!?






Humor

The Bishop visits local parish and asks a class of little kids, “What is Easter?” First kid says, “That’s when we eat turkey and watch football.” “No,” says the bishop, “That’s Thanksgiving.” Next kid, ” It’s when get presents and put up a tree and a manger scene.” “Nope, that’s Christmas,” replies the bishop. The local priest is getting embarrassed now and suggests the bishop call on the star pupil. The bishop does so and the kid comes through for the priest. “Easter is when we celebrate Jesus coming out of the tomb alive.” The bishop smiles her wide and wonderful smile and the priest let’s out a sigh of relief. Her class is learning something after all. But then the star pupil continues. “And if Jesus sees his shadow, he goes back in and we have six more weeks of winter.”

 

 

Inspiration 

Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right. ~Stephen Richards


Video
This is me! Very powerful, upbeat, positive… and only about four minutes.
 
A very unique way to gather people to celebrate their individuality together!

 


Parkway United Church of Christ, 2841 N Ballas Road, Saint Louis, MO 63131
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Youth Night, 318, Glow in the Dark Night!

 

 

Youth Night, 3-21-18!
Middle School, 6:00-7:00 pm, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 pm


Youth Night!

 Glow in the Dark Night!

 Wednesday, March 21
 


   Dexter keeps asking what this night is all about. I just tell him to come and find out! I can promise it will be FUN!
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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No Youth Night, 2-14-18

 

No Youth Night, 2-14-18!


No Youth Night!

Ash Wednesday

 Wednesday, February 14


 
Join us as we begin the Lenten Season with the
Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 in the Sanctuary.
 
See you next week, Wednesday, February 21! 

 

contact Barb Kuhlmann at barbk@parkwayucc

Youth Night Winter/Spring 2018

January 24, Volleyball Night

January 31, Super Bowl Trivia

February 7, Bible Minute to Win it

February 14, No Fellowship, Ash Wednesday Service

February 21 Winter Olympics

February 28, Pictionary

March 7, Balloon Bonanza

March 14, Record Breakers

March 21, Glow in the Dark

March 28, No Youth Night, Spring Break

April 4, Movie Night

April 11, Cardinals Night

April 18, Big Ball Night

April 25, Your Pick

May 2, Our Amazing Race

May 9, Scavenger Hunt

May 16, Outside Games

May 23, Youth Night Party

Youth Night Fall, 2017

Middle School 6:00-7:00 PM Senior High 7:00-8:00 PM

 

Wednesday, September 6, Let’s Get Together!

Youth Night is a time to get together and have fun! Hope to see you there and bring a friend along! Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM

 

Wednesday, September 13, Big Balloon Bop!

Oh my, balloons will be the theme and popping will be the dream! Come join us for a night of fun and fellowship. Snacks, games and door prizes are all part of this fun evening. Hope to see you there! Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Wednesday, September 20, Go Bananas!

Don’t slip on the peel! Banana games you’ve never played as we meet in the fellowship hall, Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 27, Big Game Night!

What game? Come find out! Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM. Who knows, we’ll shoot some baskets or play some volleyball, you decide. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 4, Disney Night!

Who’s your favorite character? What’s your favorite movie? You’ve got to come and see what this night is all about. Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Wednesday, October 11, Newspaper Night!

What can we do with a stack of newspapers? Come and find out! Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM. Youth Night is a blast, come and bring a friend along!

Wednesday, October 18, Pumpkin Ball!

Yes, we will use pumpkins to play ball! Come and see what that means! Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM.  We’ll see what else we can do with these pumpkins, let’s get creative!

Wednesday, October 25, Halloween Fun!

Masks and candy and fun, oh my! Halloween is coming and now we can pretend to be someone else! Let’s create a character to be for Halloween.

Wednesday, November 1, Oh Baby!

Ever changed a diaper? Baby games and baby bottle chug will all be a part of this fun evening. Hope to see you there! Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Wednesday, November 8, Invention Convention

What kind of Thingamajig can you make with a bunch of “stuff?” We can’t wait to see! It will all be here for you to create! Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 15, Secret Stash!

You will be on the search for hidden items. Don’t worry, there will be a check list to help you through. Come and see how fast you can find them. Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

Wednesday, November 22, No Youth Night, Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 6, Trivia Night

Let’s see how much you know about Christmas! Lots of fun, snacks and you could even win a door prize! Come and bring a friend! Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Christmas Gift Bags

Wednesday, December 13, Finding the Christmas Spirit!

Let’s put together bags of goodies for children in need. We’ll have a great time as well as putting a smile on little one’s faces. Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 20, Youth Christmas Party!

Let’s bake some cookies and enjoy time together before Christmas. The candy bowl will be out , games to play and you could even win a door prize! Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM, Senior High, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 27, No Youth Night, Christmas Break

Youth Night Resumes September 6

Youth Night Resumes September 6

Wednesdays | Middle High 6-7pm | Sr High 7-8pm | Youth Room

Contact Barb Kuhlmann: 314-872-9330 | barbk@parkwayucc.org

Youth Night Schedule

lamp-halloween-lantern-pumpkinWednesday, October 26, Halloween is coming!

Come and make a costume! There will be plenty of materials to make the costume of your dreams. For fun we will act out our own Halloween stories and film them. It should be fun as we eat candy, maybe win a door prize and make a spooky snack. See you in fellowship hall at 6:30-7:30 this Wednesday night.

 

pexels-photo-26339-largeWednesday, November 2, Pumpkin Ball!

We can’t tell you everything about this evening but we can say it will be a ball! Oh yes, and there will be pumpkins. Come see what we can accomplish with pumpkins and little luck! Meet in fellowship hall at 6:30-7:30 for a chance to win a door prize and gobble down a snack.

 

Wednesday, November 9, This Day in History

We will take a look at the history of this day. Who knows what we’ll find but we will surely have fun doing it. Make plans to meet us in fellowship hall at 6:30-7:30pm to spend another fun evening together, have a snack and try and win a door prize. Bring a friend along!

 

ornamental-corn-1651971_960_720Wednesday, November 16, Thanks a lot!

What are we thankful for? Should we celebrate even the hard things that come our way in life? We will discuss being thankful an how it enriches our lives. We will have to play some “turkey” games as well. Meet us in fellowship hall at 6:30-7:30pm to enjoy an evening of fellowship, share a snack and if lucky you might even win a door prize.

 

Wednesday, November 23, No Youth Night, Thanksgiving break

christmas-xmas-christmas-tree-decoration-largeWednesday, December 7, Christmas Trivia

What do you know about the origins of Christmas? Let’s see how much you know about the baby in the manger, his mom and dad and what really happened with the three kings. Meet us in fellowship hall at 6:30-7:30pm. The famous candy bowl will be out and you might even win a door prize. Hope to see you there!

 

christmas-cookies-553457-largeWednesday, December 21, Youth Night Christmas Party

Meet in fellowship hall at 6:30-7:30 for a fun filled Christmas party. We’ll even make our own Christmas cookies to enjoy for snack. As always the candy bowl will be out, cookies baking and a chance to win a door prize! See you there!

Wednesday, December 28, No Youth Night, Christmas Break

Youth Night September 21, Volleyball Night!

sports_1000009780-120613intLet’s put the net up and play a few games and have fun hanging out together!

Youth Night September 14, Pokémon Go Fun!

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Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30pm | Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door prize
What lessons can we learn from the Pokémon Go madness? We’ll take a look and play some related games too. Bring friends along!

Twist & Shout! Youth Night Returns 9/7

twist and shoutYouth Night is back! Hooray! Twist and Shout!

Wednesday, September 7 | 6:30-7:30 | Fellowship Hall

Let’s get back together for fun, fellowship and welcome newcomers to our youth night! Come and find out what it’s all about! The famous candy bowl will be out and you will even have a chance to win a fabulous door prize! Meet us in Fellowship Hall at 6:30-7:30 where we will Twist and Shout and try not to get tangled up! Contact Barb Kuhlmann for details at barbk@parkwayucc.org