February 27, 2015

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Trust the Good News: This weekend at Parkway 2-22-2015

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February 19, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

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We’ve Come a Long Way, But We Still Have a Long Way To Go by Kathy McGinnis

Prayer Updates

The season of Lent.

John Dorhauer-proposed candidate for UCC General Minister and President.

Gail Haack-broken ribs-after a fall at home.

Lara McDougall Reed-broken wrist-after a fall on the ice.

Andrea Barnes-healing from PTSD and eating disorder associated with childhood abuse. She’d be blessed to hear from her PUCC family: River Oaks Hospital; 1525 River Oaks Rd West; Harahan, LA 70123

Lynne Rumney-discontinuing cancer tx…palliative care at home (Gale Haggard’s daughter).

Joyce Smith – hospitalized (Deb Carter’s mother).

Steve Worden-quite ill in the hospital (Laurie LaFramboise’s father).

Jessica Ledford-healing after miscarriage (Christine Bratton’s niece).

The violent murders of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya. 

Submit your prayer request here…

2nd Mile Lent & Easter Giving

Go the second mile with us this spring. Go to http://parkwayucc.org/index.php/2nd-mile-lent-easter-2015/ 
to learn about some of the great organizations we help support.

Community Events

Lenten Adult Ed Series-

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Feb 15 – Mar 29

7:00-8:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality and the relationship between science, particularly evolution, and religion. Read more…

 

4th Annual Gateway ONA Convocation

February 28 | 9:00am-3:30pm | Eden Seminary

PUCC is gathering a group to attend this day of worship and workshop. PUCC will pay the registration fee for you. Please let Kevin know that you would like to attend (kevin@parkwayucc.org) gatewayona.com

Read the flyer…

 

Gender Transition in Ministry: Call Me Malcolm Discussion Hosted by Malcolm Himschoot

Sunday, March 8 | 1:00pm

Peace UCC Webster Groves

(204 E. Lockwood)

Join us for a showing the award-winning documentary video, Call Me Malcolm, featuring a transgender seminarian, with a question-and-answer session led by the subject of the film, Rev. Malcolm Himschoot. This 90-min feature film serves to open up discussion around gender identity and expression – for church audiences and beyond. Age appropriate for teens and up. The event is free of charge. See

for more info about the film.

 

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, Mar 28 | 9:30am | for kids 0-11

Join us for a basket decorating contest, refreshments, egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

3rd Annual Jesus Has Left the Building

Sun, Mar 29 | following 8:30am worship

This experience is back by popular demand! Jesus has left the building in order to feed people, bless children, discover the stranger, provide healing, support and encourage those who are struggling, honor ancestors, appreciate and enjoy nature, and much more! Join us for a brief worship service and be commissioned to be Christ-like…sent to put our faith into action right away!

Neighborhood Houses Trivia Night

Sat, Apr 25 | 6:00-10:00pm | Sunset Hills Community Center

3915 S Lindbergh Blvd

Join PUCC friends for a fun night of trivia! Let’s support the important work of Neighborhood Houses and have fun while doing it! $25 per person/ $250 per table of ten RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net | 314-330-0813

Dear Mona,

 

Join us for Traditional Worship at 9:30am or Informal Worship at 11:00am on this first Sunday of Lent-our journey to Holy Week and Easter. Our scriptures for the day are Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; and Mark 1:9-15 with a sermon Trust the Good News. The role of trust in our lives is critical. How do we trust God, self and others as we go through this season of Lent?

 

Potluck Luncheon with Mar Thoma

Sunday, February 22 | noon | Fellowship Hall

Please join us and our sibling congregation, Mar Thoma, for a meal sure to delight your tastebuds. More…

 

Parkway UCC Youth Bowling!

Sun, Feb 22 | 1:00pm carpool | Brunswick Lanes 1254 Dougherty Ferry Rd (636) 225-2400 

Details…    

 

AWOL: OSCAR NIGHT at PUCC

Sunday, February 22 | 6:00-10pm | Youth Rooms      

Join Adventurous Women Out Late (AWOL) to watch the Oscars with PUCC friends. Contact Carmen Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net | 314-330-0813

More AWOL Offerings…

UPCOMING

Coffee & Conversation

Tue, Feb 24 | 10:00am | STL Bread Co

Located at Manchester & 270. Join us! Questions? Contact: Pastor Kevin: 314-872-9330 or kevin@parkwayucc.org.

 

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

Tuesday Evening Dialogue Continues 

The Fourth Gospel

2nd & 4th Tues | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Fellowship

Youth Night February 25: Volleyball Night!

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prizes

 

 

Chili/Brownie SMACKDOWN

 

Sunday, March 1|10:30-12:30 pm | Fellowship Hall

The annual Chili/Brownie cook off is coming and the pressure is building! Plan to join us and enjoy chili and delicious brownies then vote for your favorite. The donations will benefit our youth program. 

 

Please join us for Christopher Haack’s annual birthday celebration at CiCi’s Pizza Buffet.

Sat Mar 7 | 12:15pm | 9745 Manchester Rd.

314-963-7200

We’ll have dutch-treat fun with all you can eat pizza and puzzles and coloring pages for the kids of all ages.

 

 

State of the Communion Address

 

Given by Dottie Dwyer, Church Council President

Read here…

 

 

Church Closing Policy

If we need to cancel church-wide activities/worship, we will communicate with you in a variety of ways:

  • Church wide email.
  • Facebook/Twitter post.
  • KSDK.com listing.
  • Voicemail at church.

Judgment whether to come to church rests with the individual. If you feel it is unsafe to drive, please don’t risk it. Stay safe. Stay home. 

Joke

QUOTE

Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for God. In Hebrew, “Be silent in God, and let God mould thee.” Keep still, and God will mould thee to the right shape. ~Martin Luther

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Bright and Brighter: This weekend at Parkway 2-15-2015

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February 12, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

Church Calendar

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Newsletter February Edition

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Office Hours:

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am

Heritage Room

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up!?

Bob McClelland

February 1, 8 and 15 (and again March 1, 8 and 15)

Prayer Updates

Sue Stolze – moving to nearby Naomi House (Sarah Community).

Gail Haack – healing of broken ribs.

Priscilla DeBandt – just home after a few days in the hospital.

Jesse and Lee Horstmann – health challenges (former PUCCers now in Bem, MO)

Judy Jones – awaiting lung transplant (Carol Sullivan).

Andrea Barnes-healing from PTSD and eating disorder associated with childhood abuse. She’d be blessed to hear from her PUCC family: River Oaks Hospital; 1525 River Oaks Rd West; Harahan, LA  70123 

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

Lenten Adult Ed Series-

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Feb 15 – Mar 29

7:00-8:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality and the relationship between science, particularly evolution, and religion. Read more…

4th Annual Gateway ONA Convocation

February 28 | 9:00am-3:30pm | Eden Seminary

PUCC is gathering a group to attend this day of worship and workshop. PUCC will pay the registration fee for you. Please let Kevin know that you would like to attend (kevin@parkwayucc.org) gatewayona.com

Read the flyer…

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Join us for Traditional Worship at 9:30am or Informal Worship at 11:00am on this Transfiguration Sunday – the Sunday prior to Ash Wednesday and Lent – when we remember the moments when Jesus and a few disciples went up to the mountain to pray. Jesus’ students saw him join with Moses and Elijah and become dazzling white. He was transformed and so were the disciples. Our scriptures for the day are 2Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; Mark 9:2-9 with a sermon entitled Bright and Brighter. We all want to grow, mature, transform to become more Christ-like. Imagine gathering with some of your role models – across time and space – to have an in depth conversation and further conversion. 

UPCOMING

Worship with Us on Ash Wednesday 2/18

Wednesday, February 18 | 7:00 – 8:00pm

You will have the opportunity to set some plans/goals for Lent, receive ashes (made from Palms 2014) and be nurtured at the communion table.

Read more…

Labyrinth-Pray in Motion

Wed, Feb 18 | 10:00am

Meet in Pastor Kevin’s Office

Pray in motion with us as we walk the labyrinth at the Mercy Center at 2039 Geyer Road-just a hop, skip and a jump from church.

 

Potluck Luncheon with Mar Thoma

Sunday, February 22 | noon | Fellowship Hall

Please join us and our sibling congregation, Mar Thoma, for a meal sure to delight your tastebuds.

More information…

Parkway UCC Youth Bowling!

Sun, Feb 22 | 1:00pm carpool | Brunswick Lanes 1254 Dougherty Ferry Rd (636) 225-2400

Details…

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

Lay Reader Volunteers Needed

Contact Roger Fagerberg, Worship Commission Convenor, at 314-878-7646 or rogerlaw@swbell.net.

 

February Gathering of Toys for BRO 

 

Go AWOL this Spring!

 

State of the Communion Address

 

Given by Dottie Dwyer, Church Council President

Read here…

 

 

Church Closing Policy

If we need to cancel church-wide activities/worship, we will communicate with you in a variety of ways:

  • Church wide email.
  • Facebook/Twitter post.
  • KSDK.com listing.
  • Voicemail at church.

Judgment whether to come to church rests with the individual. If you feel it is unsafe to drive, please don’t risk it. Stay safe. Stay home. 

Joke

If love was easy, there would be almost no music. 

QUOTE

A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use. 

~Pope John Paul II

 

 

 

Sacred Conversations on Race

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It’s time for Sacred Conversations on Race!

 

Hopefully you’ve heard that Metropolitan Congregations United gathered over 350 people a couple of weeks ago to kick-off Sacred Conversations that are now being held in all kinds of faith communities in the St Louis area.

 

Parkway UCC is inviting anyone in our St Louis Association to gather on Thursday, February 12th from 6-9pm and again on Thursday, March 12th from 6:30-8:30pm   We will meet in our Fellowship Hall. 

It’s time for us to talk. We are fortunate to have a dynamic duo, Lorren Buck and David Gerth, facilitating our time together (see below). They come with passion, perspective and prayer. This will be an interactive time that will open our eyes, minds, hearts and spirits.

 

This is a two-part conversation. We need you to come to both – please! Consistency of participants from one session to another is important. Having different groups for each session limits the effectiveness.

 

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly… kevin@parkwayucc.org (314-872-9330).

Everyone engaging in Sacred Conversations around the region is invited back together on the afternoon of Sunday, March 15 (details TBA) for additional reflection and next steps.


Thank you for engaging in this important dialogue.

 

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Co-Facilitators:

David Gerth is the Executive Director of Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and an Associate Minister at St. John’s UCC, North Grand. Prior to joining MCU, David served as a local church pastor in South Bend, Indiana where he led clergy through the founding of a new Gamaliel affiliate. MCU was thrust into Ferguson work, helping to organize clergy and safe spaces. David grew up in O’Fallon, the son of Rev. Walter Gerth and Betty Gerth. He and his wife, Lisa Williams, live in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis.

 

Lorren Buck, a native of St Louis,is an educator and community leader. She is the Coordinator for Diversity, Summer Programs and Community Outreach at Wash U Med School. She is an ordained minister and motivational speaker. Lorren’s work history includes non-profit development and management on the local and state level.  As a former health educator, Lorren’s passion has led her to address systemic oppression and disparities surrounding inclusion. Lorren’s civil attachments include being the Chief Ministry Officer for a local church and has been instrumental in its growth and development.  

2841 N Ballas Road | Saint Louis, Missouri 63131
314-872-9330 | www.parkwayucc.org
 
 

 

 

Healing Art – Loving Touch: This weekend at Parkway 2-8-2015

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February 5, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

Church Calendar

Submit an Announcement

Newsletter February Edition

LIKE us on Facebook!

Office Hours:

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am

Heritage Room

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up!?

Bob McClelland

February 1, 8 and 15 (and again March 1, 8 and 15)

Prayer Updates

Sue Stolze – moving to nearby Naomi House (Sarah Community).

Florence Simonson and family – grieving/remembering Dick’s sister.

Andrea Barnes-healing from PTSD and eating disorder associated with childhood abuse. She’d be blessed to hear from her PUCC family: River Oaks Hospital; 1525 River Oaks Rd West; Harahan, LA  70123 

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

Let Our Voices be Heard: 2015 Black History Celebration

Fri, Feb 6 | 7:00pm | St Louis County Library Headquarters

Info…

Sacred Conversations on Race

February 12 & March 12

Please RSVP to kevin@parkwayucc.org. Details here..

Lenten Adult Ed Series-
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Feb 15 – Mar 29

7:00-8:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality and the relationship between science, particularly evolution, and religion. Read more…

4th Annual Gateway ONA Convocation

February 28 | 9:00am-3:30pm | Eden Seminary

PUCC is gathering a group to attend this day of worship and workshop. PUCC will pay the registration fee for you. Please let Kevin know that you would like to attend (kevin@parkwayucc.org) gatewayona.com

Read the flyer…

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QUOTE

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
-St. Thomas Aquinas

Join us for Traditional Worship at 9:30am or Informal Worship at 11:00am this Sunday. Our scriptures for the day are Isaiah 40:28-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; and Mark 1:29-39 with a sermon entitled Healing Art -Loving Touch. Jesus can do amazing things. How can we be like him in the ways that we are focused on healing? How are we available channels, increasing the flow of healing?

UPCOMING

Book Sunday this Sunday!

Children will be presented with age-appropriate books. More…

 

February Gathering of Toys for BRO

Prayer Corner

Mon, Feb 9 | 11:30am-1:30pm | Sanctuary
Pastor Kevin is available to pray with you during this time. The Prayer Corner-with a perpetual candle-has a current prayer list, prayer books, journal, kneeler and chairs.

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

TED (Tuesday Evening Dialogue)

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room

We are reading The Fourth Gospel by John Shelby Spong. Details…

Youth Night February 11: Valentine’s Party at the Beach

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall

Lay Reader Volunteers Needed

Contact Roger Fagerberg, Worship Commission Convenor, at 314-878-7646 or rogerlaw@swbell.net.

 

State of the Communion Address

Given by Dottie Dwyer, Church Council President

Read here…

Church Closing Policy
If we need to cancel church-wide activities/worship, we will communicate with you in a variety of ways:

  • Church wide email.
  • Facebook/Twitter post.
  • KSDK.com listing.
  • Voicemail at church.

Judgment whether to come to church rests with the individual. If you feel it is unsafe to drive, please don’t risk it. Stay safe. Stay home. 

Joke

 

 

 

State of the Communion Address

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Given on Sunday, January 25 by Dottie Dwyer, Parkway United Church of Christ Council President

Good morning and thank you for being here today for this service and this important annual meeting. This is my “State of the Communion” address.

First, let me say it has been an honor to be your Council President this year.  I’ve been at Parkway for 25 years and still had no idea how much goes on in this very special place – and beyond. Or how many people contribute so much to making it all happen. Let me assure you that the members of PUCC are continuing the tradition of committed Christian living which we celebrated last year in our 175th Anniversary year.

I’m sure most of you read the newsletter and bulletins and note all the activities which go on regularly here. Many of them are familiar as they happen repeatedly. Every year we make apple butter. Every year we have a Christmas pageant (though not always as fabulous as this year’s Christmas Country Spelling Bee!). You know if you drop by two Tuesday mornings a month you will smell yummy stuff baking in our kitchen as the Sweet Bakers work their magic for the hungry gathering at our sister church Pilgrim UCC. And you’ll always find piles of things being collected to give to others—from shoes to mittens to toiletries to calendars to school supplies to toys to nonperishable foods. Parkway is a very giving, very generous congregation.

I’d like to mention this morning just a few of the new things that happened this year at Parkway. Some you may have noticed and participated in, and some may have gone by unnoticed except by those who made them happen. I list them in no particular order. They all contribute to making Parkway what it is. Parkway Church:

  • Hosted our first (annual) Sugar Plum Bazaar in December.
  • Made bags for homeless veterans at our Blast Off VBS! this July.
  • Stood with pride beside two members (Thomas and Agnes) of the African family we have supported as they became U. S. citizens.
  • Gathered beneath the huge tree by our lower playground for an outdoor worship this August.
  • Joined with The Rock Church to be part of Project Cope, which helps people make the difficult transition from incarceration to life outside.
  • Formed a new Facilities Committee to promote and oversee the appropriate and safe use of our buildings.
  • Purchased for our pastor a new laptop computer as his was being held together with duct tape.
  • Repaved our parking lots.
  • Installed new handicapped-accessible door handles for our bathrooms.
  • Hired a new Music Director (Jay-B) for the 11:00 worship service.
  • Sent a volunteer tornado disaster recovery mission team to Oklahoma in the fall.
  • Hosted the first (annual) Community Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Held the first congregational READ-IN as we read together Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, a book about adult literacy recommended by the national church.
  • Welcomed Laurie Framboise, our contextual education student pastor from Eden Seminary.
  • Installed a new digital locking security system on our doors.
  • Had a member go to Israel with a circus troupe!
  • Enjoyed the Youth Super Heroes Circus and Picnic in June.
  • Confirmed six youth.
  • Were treated to wonderful choral music by two choirs from First Congregational Church in Crystal lake, Ill.
  • Raised – the children raised — $1,000 to send to the Family Village Farm Orphanage in India, which Parkway families have visited in recent years.
  • Bought a new printer for the church office.
  • Visited the Missouri History Museum Exhibit on Prohibition as part of our Not for Men Only
  • Celebrated with German food and live German music in honor of our German heritage in June.
  • Hired a new Financial Administrator (Melinda Bentley).
  • Installed one new outside door in the basement, one new outside door to the nursery, and painted the outside PUNS doors those eye-popping primary colors.
  • Hosted the first (annual) Trunk or Treat event on Halloween weekend.
  • Thrilled to the voices of the Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club in the spring.
  • Had THE most diverse and interesting Adult Ed offerings on Sunday mornings anywhere around; if you didn’t attend, you really missed out. Make it a priority in 2015.
  • Installed WI-FI in the Gathering Space and Fellowship Hall.
  • Approved a new commission – The Communications Commission – to help us get the word out, among a million other things.
  • Planted elderberry, persimmon, and mulberry trees at Seeds of Hope Farm in North County.
  • Supported local restaurants in Ferguson by joining with members of our churches up north for lunch one Sunday.
  • Are privileged to have two UCC St. Louis Association pastors on the Ferguson Commission.
  • Wrote and adopted a Crisis Communications Plan.
  • Welcomed new staff to PUNS after the retirement of Sally Dischinger after 24 years of leadership and a fall of unexpected staff changes.
  • And – if you were part of any of Parkway’s rockin’ karaoke events—you had numerous opportunities to learn both the words and the melody to “Let It Go,” the number one song from Disney’s movie “Let It Go” was the number one request.

 

That’s a whole lot of “new” at Parkway!  Not to mention new faces and friends.  As we enter this new year together, we continue to live into our pledge to strengthen our worship, build our relationships, and develop our identity. The Council challenges everyone to continue the excitement evidenced in 2014 into our next year together – 2015. 

 

Ask yourself:

 

What is still missing at Parkway?

What have I experienced at another church that I’d like to introduce here?

What group would I like to form?

What interest or hobby do I have that I’d like to share?

What books or movies would I like to read or see and discuss with others?

What would I like to do in worship that I’ve never done here? (Wear pajamas?)

What new technology would I like to see introduced at Parkway?

What other ways can I imagine to publicize what we do here? 

Are there acquaintances I’ve considered inviting, but never actually invited to church?

Are there topics I’d like to cover in Adult Ed or another setting?

Have I got an idea for another Jesus Left the Building Sunday?

Have I ever attended a UCC Synod?  (The next one in is Cleveland, OH, not far away at the “mother church.”)

Have I ever attended a Life Event at Eden?

Do I have story I’d like to share? Or a song?

 

On that note, I, too, will “let it go” and turn the meeting over to the Stewardship Commission to deliver other news from 2014 and hopes and plans for 2015.  I understand they have both a report and a challenge.  Just remember, the other challenge strongly considered, but ultimately rejected, was the “ice bucket challenge.”

 

January 25, 2015

Dottie Dwyer, PUCC Council President

 

 

We Are Intentionally Inclusive: February 2015 Intersections

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We are intentionally inclusive.
This important statement is posted on the homepage of our website and can be found in various other Parkway documents.
What does this mean to you?
How is Parkway intentionally inclusive?
How can we become more inclusive?
How are we doing on issues such as migrant children, LGBTQ concerns, race and creed?
What are your thoughts on inclusivity in
Your life
Your family
Our nation (workplace, migrant children, sports teams, Hollywood)
Read these pages for some responses by Parkway writers. As always, if wish to express your thoughts as well, send them our way. We’ll post them on the website or perhaps have a follow up issue.

Click here to read the February 2015 issue of Intersections.

God’s Words, My voice: This weekend at Parkway 2-1-2015

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January 30, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

Submit an Announcement

Newsletter January Edition

LIKE us on Facebook!

Office Hours:

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am

Heritage Room

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up!?

Bob McClelland

February 1, 8 and 15 (and again March 1, 8 and 15)

Prayer Updates

A faithful and effective Annual Budget Meeting last Sunday!

Ron Wilbois – healing at home after a few days in the hospital.

Andrea Barnes-healing from PTSD and eating disorder associated with childhood abuse. She’d be blessed to hear from her PUCC family: River Oaks Hospital; 1525 River Oaks Rd West; Harahan, LA  70123 

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

Let Our Voices be Heard: 2015 Black History Celebration

Fri, Feb 6 | 7:00pm | St Louis County Library Headquarters

Info…

The Practice of Presence: Creating What You Need From Everyday Conflicts

February 15-19, 2015 | Pallottine Renewal Center, North STL Co.

This retreat is a four-day immersion into an experience of Presence with each other, with one’s Self, and with the Divine. We will share in a variety of contemplative practices and private and small group exercises. More info

Lenten Adult Ed Series-
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Feb 15 – Mar 29

7:00-8:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality and the relationship between science, particularly evolution, and religion. Read more…

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Join us for Traditional Worship at 9:30am or Informal Worship at 11:00am this Sunday. Our scriptures for the day are Psalm 111; Deuteronomy 18:15-19; and Mark 1:21-22a with a sermon entitled God’s Words, My Voice. God shares things with us and then asks us to make them our own and to share them with others. We must raise our faith voice. How might our voice differ from some of the other Christian voices we hear? What happens to you before, during, after you share your voice?

We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table. It’s a Give-a-Meal Sunday too. Please bring gifts of non-perishable food items for hungry people in St Louis.

 

UPCOMING

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

Youth Night Feb 4: Indoor Beach Night

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall

Donate Your Change to Help Ronald McDonald House! Feb 1 – Super Bowl…Souper Change!

Give in to your Inner Diva! Ten Reasons to Join Parkway’s Choir

Lay Reader Volunteers Needed

Contact Roger Fagerberg, Worship Commission Convenor, at 314-878-7646 or rogerlaw@swbell.net.
Church Closing Policy

If we need to cancel church-wide activities/worship, we will communicate with you in a variety of ways:

  • Church wide email.
  • Facebook/Twitter post.
  • KSDK.com listing.
  • Voicemail at church.

Judgment whether to come to church rests with the individual. If you feel it is unsafe to drive, please don’t risk it. Stay safe. Stay home. 

Joke

Why did the football go to the bank? To get her quarter back.

QUOTE

God wills our liberation, our exodus from Egypt. God wills our reconciliation, our return from exile. God wills our enlightenment, our seeing. God wills our forgiveness, our release from sin and guilt. God wills that we see ourselves as God’s beloved. God wills our resurrection, our passage from death to life. God wills for us food and drink that satisfy our hunger and thirst. God wills, comprehensively, our well-being-not just my well-being as an individual but the well-being of all of us and of the whole of creation. In short, God wills our salvation, our healing, here on earth. The Christian life is about participating in the salvation of God.  ~Marcus Borg

 

 

 

Say it Again: This weekend at Parkway 1-25-2015

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January 22, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

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Office Hours:

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Adult Education

 

As we continue to wrap our minds, hearts and spirits around the plight of African Americans today-including the problem of mass incarceration-join us for one or both of these two thought-provoking and challenging conversations at PUCC.

 

Light from the Cage: 25 Years in a Prison Classroom

Sun, Jan 25 | immediately following the Annual Budget Meeting | Heritage Room

The New Jim Crow Book Study

Thur, Jan 29 | 7:00-9:00pm | Heritage Room

Prayer Updates

Corinne ‘Cora’ Niraj Patel – born 1/20 to Alyssa & Natel.

c/o The Race Family , 816 Hollyridge Drive, Ballwin, MO 63011. 

Andrea Barnes-healing for PTSD and eating disorder associated with childhood abuse. She’d be blessed to hear from her PUCC family: River Oaks Hospital; 1525 River Oaks Rd West; Harahan, LA  70123

Cassie Rosenberger’s father-just home from the hospital again.

Marilyn Herberg-recovering from back surgery (Mona Herberg).

Jim Davis-nearing the end of life (dear friend of Feeney-Schwents).

Family of Frank Winter-grieving and giving thanks (McKenzie).

Judy Jones-awaiting a lung transplant for nearly 2 years (Sullivan).

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

Week of Guided Prayer, 1/25/15

Various dates, times and locations available.

Check the website: weekofguidedprayer.org

The objective is a deeper and more spiritual prayer experience.

The Practice of Presence: Creating What You Need From Everyday Conflicts

February 15-19, 2015 | Pallottine Renewal Center, North STL Co.

This retreat is a four-day immersion into an experience of Presence with each other, with one’s Self, and with the Divine. We will share in a variety of contemplative practices and private and small group exercises. More info

Lenten Adult Ed Series-
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Feb 15 – Mar 29

7:00-8:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality and the relationship between science, particularly evolution, and religion. Read more…

Join us for a One Family Worship Service at 10:00am this Sunday…. with Annual Budget Meeting immediately following in the sanctuary. Our scriptures for the day are Jonah 3:1-5; 10 and Mark 1:14-20 with a sermon entitled Say It Again.

 

Jonah was not aligned with the culture/people of Nineveh. In fact, he wanted nothing to do with that place or its people, so he took off in the opposite direction from where God had been calling him to speak out for God. In our Gospel lesson for the day, Jesus is calling the disciples to follow him and be a part of what God is saying and doing. There is a desire to be aligned with the like-minded/hearted/spirited that hear a similar call. God invites us not to deny, deflect, delay…

UPCOMING

January 25 | 10:00am | Sunday School

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

 

TED Discusses

The Fourth Gospel

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Fellowship

Details…

 

Youth Night Jan 28: Super Bowl Night

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall 

Labyrinth-Pray in Motion

Fri, Jan 30| 1:00pm | Meet in Pastor Office

Pray in motion with us as we walk the labyrinth at the Mercy Center at 2039 Geyer Road-just a hop, skip and a jump from church.

 

Host a Friendship Dinner!

Donate Your Change to Help Ronald McDonald House! Feb 1 – Super Bowl…Souper Change!

 

Give in to your Inner Diva! Ten Reasons to Join Parkway’s Choir

Conference Youth Event is coming soon: February 14-16. Download the information/registration materials here: http://www.campmoval.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CYE-Registration-Packet-12-14.pdf

 

 

Church Closing Policy

If we need to cancel church-wide activities/worship, we will communicate with you in a variety of ways:

  • Church wide email.
  • Facebook/Twitter post.
  • KSDK.com listing.
  • Voicemail at church.

Judgment whether to come to church rests with the individual. If you feel it is unsafe to drive, please don’t risk it. Stay safe. Stay home.

Joke

I saw a magician drive down a street the other day. He then turned into a driveway.

QUOTE

As no scripture is of private interpretation, so is there no feeling in a human heart which exists in that heart alone-which is not, in some form or degree, in every human heart. ~George MacDonald  

LINKS

 

 

 

Get Up and Go: This weekend at Parkway 1-18-2015

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January 16, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

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Newsletter January Edition

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Office Hours:

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am

Heritage Room

 

Prayer Updates

Pema Rose Henke-born 1/8 to Rose & Kyle and big brother Kai.

2525 Valley Avenue | St. Louis MO 63143

Ethan Michael Royer – born 1/10 to Angela & Robert.

535 Larsen Ln | Crestwood MO 63126

The Sheltons – as Karla’s parents are in rehab after illnesses.

Family/friends of Pam Jacobson - grieving (John Williams’ cousin).

Jim Davis – nearing the end of life (dear friend of Feeney-Schwents).

The tragic events in Paris last week.

Peace in all relationships – near and far; individuals and communities.

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

Missouri History Museum Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 17-18 | Various Events

Visit www.mohistory.org and check out event listings for a whole weekend of community events including a Family Celebration (Saturday) and a multimedia commemoration (Sunday). 

 

Service Project at Joe’s Place on MLK Day

Mon, Jan 19 | 9am-12:00pm | Joe’s Place in Maplewood

 

All are invited to join an interfaith service project at Joe’s Place in Maplewood. Joe’s Place offers homeless teenage boys in the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District a caring home environment that supports them in graduating from high school and creating positive futures.

 

 

This project will include facilities improvement and general maintenance, as well as an opportunity to reflect among the interfaith volunteers. Sign up: service@interfaithstl.org, or call Leslie at 314-918-2541.

 

Week of Guided Prayer, 1/25/15

Various dates, times and locations available.

Check the website: weekofguidedprayer.org

Participants are matched with prayer partners. The prayer event is put together by Clarence Heller. The objective is a deeper and more spiritual prayer experience.

Contact Clarence Heller: clarenceheller@gmail.com | 314-258-9066
The New Jim Crow Book Study

Thursday, January 29 | 7:00-9:00pm | Heritage Room

The Practice of Presence: Creating What You Need From Everyday Conflicts

February 15-19, 2015 | Pallottine Renewal Center, North STL Co.

This retreat is a four-day immersion into an experience of Presence with each other, with one’s Self, and with the Divine. We will share in a variety of contemplative practices and private and small group exercises.

LINKS

Worship with us this Sunday – 9:30am Traditional and 11:00am Informal. Our scripture texts are 1Samuel 3:1-10 and John 1:43-54 with a sermon entitled Get Up and Go. The boy Samuel hears his name called a few times before he realizes it is God calling. Jesus begins to call the disciples. When do you hear your name called? What do you see that calls to you? How can we respond sooner? How can we support one another in getting up and going to where we are called?

 

UPCOMING

Join us to see SELMA on MLK Day!

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

 

Not Just for Men to Tour Local Radio Station

Tue, Jan 20| 10:30am | 88.1 KDHX (Grand Center)

Details…

 

Coffee & Conversation

Wed, Jan 21 | 10:00am | STL Bread Co

Located at Manchester & 270. Join us! Questions? Contact: Pastor Kevin: 314-872-9330 or kevin@parkwayucc.org. 


Youth Night Jan 21: Game Night
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall 

Donate Your Change to Help Ronald McDonald House! Feb 1 – Super Bowl…Souper Change!

 

Give in to your Inner Diva! Ten Reasons to Join Parkway’s Choir

BRO Toy Collection

A collection of toys for the BRO (Board of Religious Organizations) which they will renovate and distribute next Christmas to needy children. Look for the collection box in the Gathering Space. For more info: Naomi Runtz 314-993-0469.


Conference Youth Event
 is coming soon. The weekend of February 14-16, 2015, youth from all across the Missouri Mid-South Conference will travel to Camp MoVal for a weekend fun, in depth conversation, worship and building community. This events theme is Telling the Tales. Hear bible stories you think you know from a storyteller’s viewpoint. There will also be a Luau Themed Dance and much more, so come prepared. Download the information/registration materials here: http://www.campmoval.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CYE-Registration-Packet-12-14.pdf

 

 

Church Closing Policy

If we need to cancel church-wide activities/worship, we will communicate with you in a variety of ways:

  • Church wide email.
  • Facebook/Twitter post.
  • KSDK.com listing.
  • Voicemail at church.

Judgment whether to come to church rests with the individual. If you feel it is unsafe to drive, please don’t risk it. Stay safe. Stay home.

Joke


QUOTE

To reconcile conflicting parties, we must understand the suffering of both sides. If we take sides, reconciliation is impossible. And humans want to take sides. That is why the situation gets worse and worse. People who are still available to both sides need only do one thing: go to one side and tell all about the suffering endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and tell all about the suffering endured by this side. That is our chance for peace. -Thich Nhat Hahn

 

 

 

 

Continual Renewal: This weekend at Parkway! 1-11-2015

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January 9, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

Submit an Announcement

Newsletter January Edition

LIKE us on Facebook!

Office Hours:

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Adult Education

 

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am

Heritage Room

 

Prayer Updates

Pema Rose Henke-born Thursday morning to Rose & Kyle and big brother Kai.

Conrad Damsgaard – home from the hospital.

Angela and Robert Royer – expecting their first child this week!

Polster-Roesler Family – Stephanie, Paul, Lydia, Alex in England until mid-April as Paul is with a St Louis Community College Program.

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

“Give me a drink.” Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Invite, 1/25/15

Sunday, January 25 | 7:00pm

St. Justin Martyr Parish

Attend this service along with our Acting Conference Minister, Rev. Dr. Allen Fluent! Email Renee at our Conference office or call 314-918-2602. RSVP by January 11.

Read more…

The New Jim Crow Book Study

Thursday, January 29 | 7:00-9:00pm | Heritage Room

Details…

The Practice of Presence: Creating What You Need From Everyday Conflicts

February 15-19, 2015 | Pallottine Renewal Center, North STL Co.

This retreat is a four-day immersion into an experience of Presence with each other, with one’s Self, and with the Divine. We will share in a variety of contemplative practices [chant, silence, meditation] and private and small group exercises [journaling, Creative Conversations, and conflict resolution]. More info…

 

LINKS

Worship with us this Sunday-9:30am Traditional Worship and 11:00am Informal Worship. We’ll celebrate the Baptism of Jesus today. Our scriptures are Psalm 29, Mark 1:4-11 and Acts 19:1-7. John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. John baptized to open people’s hearts & lives so that they were ready when Jesus came and baptized with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit baptizes us over and over again…to continually change/renew us. It’s a new year. Are you thinking about a new you?

UPCOMING

Prayer Corner Tues, Jan 13

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

 

TED Discusses

The Fourth Gospel

 

 

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room

Starting in January!

Youth Night January 14: Night at the Parkway Museum!

 

Join us to see SELMA on MLK Day!

Conference Youth Event is coming soon. The weekend of February 14-16, 2015, youth from all across the Missouri Mid-South Conference will travel to Camp MoVal for a weekend fun, in depth conversation, worship and building community. This events theme is Telling the Tales. Hear bible stories you think you know from a storyteller’s viewpoint. There will also be a Luau Themed Dance and much more, so come prepared. Download the information/registration materials here: http://www.campmoval.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CYE-Registration-Packet-12-14.pdf

 

 

Church Closing Policy

 

If we need to cancel church-wide activities/worship, we will communicate with you in a variety of ways:

  • Church wide email.
  • Facebook/Twitter post.
  • KSDK.com listing.
  • Voicemail at church.

Judgment whether to come to church rests with the individual. If you feel it is unsafe to drive, please don’t risk it. Stay safe. Stay home.

Joke


QUOTE

God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to Your honor and glory. -St. Augustine