June 21, 2018

Gather and Scatter April 28

Saturday, April 28 | 8:15-8:30am Gather and Scatter! Communion and commissioning service in the Gathering Space • Followed by three projects in the community

 

PUCC will share God’s love with our community in meaningful ways! This JHLTB will offer a limited number of projects to focus our efforts on projects that need a significant number of volunteers. Enjoy experiencing new ways to share our mission of love.

 

Let’s share God’s love and compassion with our community through our seventh annual JHLTB! Please wear your PUCC t-shirt or another red shirt if possible. 

Unable to attend JHLTB7 day?

YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE!

 

Please bake cookies to donate and leave the cookies on the back counter of the kitchen on Thursday or Friday (April 26 or 27), clearly labeled “JHLTB.” These treats will be shared with a variety of groups to show our appreciation for serving the community.

Contact Kevin Cameron (314-872-9330 or kevin@parkwayucc.org) with questions.


 

Projects on Saturday, April 28:

 

 

Special Olympics Spring Games

Westminster Christian Academy 
800 Maryville Centre Dr., Chesterfield, MO

– no limit

https://somo.volunteerhub.com/lp/stlmetro?format=Calendar&filter=All

LOTS of opportunities to work with athletes or running track and field events, scorekeeping, lunch companions, Victory Village (games and fun all day so athletes between events have fun stuff to do). Please use the link above to sign up for the time and activity that is best for you! (You may also sign up on the PUCC iPad between services on April 15 or 22).

 

Coffee or a meal will be coordinated as people choose their shift to volunteer – please let Kevin know in advance what time you’ll be volunteering.

 

Contact: Kevin Cameron for more details [kevin@parkwayucc.org or (314) 330-0629].

 

 

 

International Institute – REAP Farm

3636 Aldine Ave, St. Louis 63113

 – no limit

https://www.iistl.org/globalfarm.html

 

The International Institute’s Global Farms Program provides opportunities for Refugee and Immigrant arrivals to more effectively adjust to life in America. Our program offers new Americans coming from subsistence agricultural lifestyles places where they can immediately engage in their traditional practice of farming and gardening. Your help to improve and maintain these sites is much needed and greatly appreciated.

 

Work may entail weeding, mulching, tilling garden berms, working with compost and/or cleaning up the site. More experienced persons may be asked to mow, weed, trim or perform maintenance of structures. You will be using hand tools.

 

Volunteers will be asked to sign a Volunteer Agreement and Release form. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (long sleeves & long pants suggested), closed-toe shoes, and bring water to drink.

 

Lunch will be at the immigrant-owned Everest Café & Bar, serving Nepalese, Korean and Indian food; 4145 Manchester Rd. (between Vandeventer and Kingshighway).

 

Contact: Lisa Mason [lmason624@sbcglobal.net or cell (217) 257-0525] for further details.

 

 

 

Creative cards of support

at PUCC – no limit

 

Opportunity to join the card craze in creative ways.  You can color, stamp, paste to your heart’s delight.  Supplies are provided.  The lovely finished products will be mailed to members of the congregation, students at Parkland School,(Marjory Douglas Stoneham High School ) or other folks of your choosing who might need a bit of cheer or encouragement.

 

Lunch will be at Cafe Express at the Des Peres Schnuck’s (corner of Ballas & Manchester).

 

Contact: Sue Moellering [susieqslp@sbcglobal.net or (314) 302-4373] for further details.

 

 

*For the sake of planning, we ask that you PLEASE sign up for your favorite project in advance in the Gathering Space, or contact Lisa Mason at lmason624@sbcglobal.net or (314) 395-4444, cell: (217) 257-0525. For Special Olympics, please sign up using the link, then let Kevin know your plan.

 

Please share photos of your project (extending PUCC’s Photo and Personal Privacy Policy* of respect and permission for all photo subjects) on social media with #JesusHasLeftTheBuilding #ParkwayUCC

 

These projects offer tangible ways to do God’s work in our community; don’t miss this fulfilling and fun day in the life of our church! Not to worry, we have tricks up our sleeves and contingency plans if needed.

 

 

* Parkway United Church of Christ Photo and Personal Privacy Policy: Photos should generally not be taken of children in church except as part of organized activities and programs, and any requests of children or their parents or guardians should be respected. Please be respectful of privacy and that this is a safe and sacred space for all who enter.