July 3, 2015

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Good DEEDS Beget Good Deeds

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Good DEEDS Beget Good Deeds
Evelyn Buretta, from May 2015 Intersections

HalinaIn the early spring of 1950 when I was eight years old, my parents woke my sisters and me one midnight and said, “This is Halina. She will be living with us now and will sleep in your room.” This lady was about 20 years old and spoke in accented English.

My parents, bilingual in Polish and English, had arranged to host a Polish lady, categorized as DP, a displaced person from WWII, through the local Catholic Diocese. Hosts were obligated to provide room and board, a salary of about $15 a week, and pay transportation costs from Poland if the hosted person remained in the household for at least one year.

Hosting a DP was an especially generous deed from my frugal dad, struggling with farm bills, to help my mom, who had five children and another one on the way.

Halina lost all members of her immediate and probably her extended family and had spent a long time in a concentration camp during the war. The term Holocaust survivor was not common at that time. When the Nazis invaded Poland, it was likely that Halina and her family were imprisoned just for being Polish.

Halina did not stay with us the required one year. She was anxious to join a boyfriend in Chicago and left earlier.

After the fall of South Vietnam in 1975, many Vietnamese refugees arrived in San Jose, California, where I was living at that time. I did some volunteer work with that new community. In 1986 when I was 43 years old, a series of events led me to becoming a foster parent to several Vietnamese children. My whole family thought I was ill-suited because I had never had any children. I told my parents that they had set an example by sponsoring Halina.

I don’t know how successful I was as a foster parent. Children who have experienced trauma from their birth parents are not always happy children. But I hope I have helped by giving them the best foundation I could for the time they were with me.

I am still the mother figure to three of them.

Respect: July 2015 Intersections

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respect coverThe July Intersections focuses on “respect.” Read about the UCC General Synod, the Adult Ed schedule, upcoming events, the Little Bit Foundation and the Rauscher family.

2015 Annual Report

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Puzzle-piecesClick here to read the 2015 Parkway United Church of Christ Annual Report.

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There’s No Place Like Home June 2015 Intersections

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no place like homeOur monthly newsletter, Intersections, explores the topic of “home.” Find perspectives, quotes, photos. Read about how Parkway helps to make homes for St Louisians through Habitat for Humanity. And on the back page read about four generations of Tallyns at Parkway! 

Pentecost: This weekend at Parkway 5-24-2015

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Pentecost: This weekend at Parkway 5-24-2015

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May 22, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

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Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am

Heritage Room

Need for Medicaid Expansion

-Mary Jane Schutzius

See May schedule here…

Community Events

Generations/Evolution Photo Exhibit at the RAC

Apr 24 – Jun 6 | Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar

Our own Naomi Runtz is one of the artists! Read about it here…

 

 

2015 Conference Annual Gathering Please click here to see the current schedule for our MMSUCC Conference Annual Gathering, June 4-6, 2015. The theme for this year’s event is “Rebuild, Restore & Renew.” 

 

 

M.A.D. Camp-Music * Art * DramaVBS with a twist!

August 3-7 | 9:00-1:00pm 

 

 

Parkway Adult Mission Trip

Sun, Oct 4 – Sat, Oct 10

We are considering various locations to help out with disaster recovery work. Contact Tom McKenzie 314-567-0429 mckenzie1947@att.net

Prayer Updates

Baby Waite-born last weekend to Laura & Phil…Henry & Oscar.

All grads!

Ashley Kleine & Matt Krause married here this Sunday evening.

Amy Yakel and family-grieving/celebrating her grandmother.

The Paul Family – grieving for Jerry and son Joshua (Tupper).

Family and friends of Judy Jones-as they grieve (Carol Sullivan).

Jay-B Saffold-as he completed his music ministry here last Sunday.

Millicent Guerri and family as they grieve and give thanks for Bill. We will have a Memorial Service for him on Saturday at 1:30pm. Read more about Bill here…

 

We are looking for a dozen bakers who can whip up two dozen cookies for the reception after the Memorial Service. If you are available for this labor of love, please email kevin@parkwayucc.org Thanks!

 

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Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? -Corrie ten Boom

Join us this Sunday morning for Traditional Worship at 9:30am or Informal Worship at 11:00am as we celebrate PENTECOST – the day that the Holy Spirit comes to give us memory, inspiration, immeasurable gifts, community. Our scriptures are Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:1-18. Please wear red as a sign of the passion and fire of the Holy Spirit! We will be surprised and bewildered as the disciples were on that amazing day … then we will find clarity for our next steps.

 

On this Memorial Day Weekend, as we remember the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces, we give you the opportunity to support the ministry of Holy Joe’s Café…

Next Sunday, May 31, our next 5th Sunday, we will go back to the tree! We will worship under the giant tree on the north side of the building – more info to come! If you were with us last year, you know what a wonderful, meaningful, memorable morning it was…Don’t miss it!

Upcoming @Parkway

 

 

Saturday, May 23 | 9:15am-12:00pm | Meet in the Gathering Space

 

 

 

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

 

 

3:00-4:30pm | Library

 

TED (Tuesday Evening Dialogue)

 

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

 

 

Bread for the World Sunday May 31

Want to know more about Parkway UCC? Join us for an Inquirer’s Gathering May 31.

 

Come Jump with Us! Super Heroes Fair for Heifer

 

Spring Annual Meeting June 7

 

Barbara Raedeke performs Organ Recital

Sunday, June 7 | 4:00pm | St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 4712 Clifton Ave

Parkway UCC Music and Choir Director Barbara Raedeke will perform an organ recital on the Juget-Sinclair organ. The program will feature music of Nicolaus Bruhns, J.S. Bach, Pamela Decker, and Louis Vierne. Admission is free, and all are cordially invited. Please come, and bring a friend!

Meet us at the Muny to see Hairspray! 6/26

Share your musical gifts with us this summer!

Joke

What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor?

“Make me one with everything.”

Inspiration

The way we use power is far more important in the long run than is the amount of power we have available. ~Elton Trueblood

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Witnesses: This weekend at Parkway 5-17-2015

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May 14, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

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Newsletter May Intersections

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Office Hours:

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am

Heritage Room

Sex Trafficking 101 presentation by Dedee Lhamon

See May schedule here…

Community Events

Generations/Evolution Photo Exhibit at the RAC

Apr 24 – Jun 6 | Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar

Our own Naomi Runtz is one of the artists! Read about it here…

 

 

2015 Conference Annual Gathering Schedule Announced!

Please click here to see the current schedule for our MMSUCC Conference Annual Gathering, June 4-6, 2015. The theme for this year’s event is “Rebuild, Restore & Renew.” 
 

 

M.A.D. Camp-Music * Art * DramaVBS with a twist!

August 3-7 | 9:00-1:00pm 

 

 

Parkway Adult Mission Trip

Sun, Oct 4 – Sat, Oct 10

We are considering various locations to help out with disaster recovery work. Contact Tom McKenzie 314-567-0429 mckenzie1947@att.net

Prayer Updates

Emily Oehler graduating from UMKC – starting Dental School in August.

All grads and their families! Congratulations!

Laurie LaFramboise – as she finished her year as our Seminarian.

Jay-B Saffold – as he completes his time with us as Informal Worship Director this Sunday.

 

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Joke

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? -Corrie ten Boom

Inspiration

If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. -St. Augustine of Hippo

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Go AWOL (Adventurous Women Out Late) this Friday night! We will be seeing the film Far from the Madding Crowd at Des Peres Theater – and then chat about it over ice cream! Meet us at church at 6:30pm or at the theater at 6:45pm Please RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner 314-330-0813 cfbum@charter.net

 

It’s Ascension Sunday! Join us for Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scriptures are Psalm 47 and Luke 24:44-53 with a sermon entitled Witnesses. The disciples and the post-resurrected Jesus are together in person for the last time – as he ascends to heaven. He opens their minds to understand the scriptures. He commissions them to go far and wide to teach and preach. He reminds them that they will be given the power they need to do this!

 

You don’t want to miss Informal Worship at 11:00am where we will celebrate and give thanks for Jay-B Saffold, our Music Director, on his final Sunday with us. After partnering these fourteen months, we have discerned together that we need to go our separate ways. Jay-B will seek experiences where his amazing skills can be better utilized. Via the nonprofit he founded soon after moving here from Michigan in late 2013, Jay-B is moving ahead with plans to start an arts and music program for kids. He will be dedicating his time to bringing more attention to his original art and providing performance opportunities for teens and young adults interested in entertaining for a living. That will include piano and individual voice lessons. He is also producing The Wiz and a brand new musical called The Haunted Pool this fall, all in hopes to provide consistent opportunities for aspiring performers. Jay-B’s passion for the church and the arts has been an inspiration. He has also recently begun training with Noodles & Company to become an Assistant Manager of a brand new store that will open this summer.

 

As we revitalize the Informal Service, we will assess our human, financial and equipment resources. Exciting new things are brewing through the Strengthening Worship Action Plan that you will see this summer. We would like 2-3 more people to be a part of the Informal Worship Team. Interested? Just let us know. For the time being, we are securing substitute pianists to lead us at 11am.


Please pray that we are all open to the Spirit now and into the future.

Upcoming @Parkway

 

 

Coffee & Conversation

 

 

Tue, May 19 | 2:00pm | 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 | Library

 

Youth Night May 20: Youth Night Party

 

Spring Singing (aka Spring Caroling)

Saturday, May 23 | 9:15am-12:00pm | Meet in the Gathering Space

Bread for the World Sunday May 31

 

Come Jump with Us! Super Heroes Fair for Heifer

 

Barbara Raedeke performs Organ Recital

Sunday, June 7 | 4:00pm | St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 4712 Clifton Ave

Parkway UCC Music and Choir Director Barbara Raedeke will perform an organ recital on the Juget-Sinclair organ. The program will feature music of Nicolaus Bruhns, J.S. Bach, Pamela Decker, and Louis Vierne. Admission is free, and all are cordially invited. Please come, and bring a friend!

Meet us at the Muny to see Hairspray! 6/26

Share your musical gifts with us this summer!

 

Blessing Assessing: Mother’s Day weekend at Parkway 5-10-2015

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May 7, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

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Newsletter May Intersections

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Office Hours:

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am

Heritage Room

No AE this Sunday – Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast

See May schedule here…

Community Events

African Musical Arts presents “The Epic Piano Duo” 

Sat, May 9 | 7:30pm | Parkway Church

Mention that you are a parkway member and you will get your ticket at half price ($12.00)

 

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis is in need of volunteers to assist with our ReStore Des Peres annual Tulip Bulb Giveaway scheduled for Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day) from 8:30-10:00am. Interested volunteers can register here… Mother-daughter or mother-son teams are encouraged as well!

See the Facebook promo here… 

Raise funds for Emmaus Homes (Fundraiser, Tuesday, May 12 & Sunday, May 17)

 

Generations/Evolution Photo Exhibit at the RAC

Apr 24 – Jun 6 | Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar

Our own Naomi Runtz is one of the artists! Read about it here…

 

 

2015 Conference Annual Gathering Schedule Announced!

Please click here to see the current schedule for our MMSUCC Conference Annual Gathering, June 4-6, 2015. The theme for this year’s event is “Rebuild, Restore & Renew.” 
 

 

M.A.D. Camp-Music * Art * DramaVBS with a twist!

August 3-7 | 9:00-1:00pm 

 

 

Parkway Adult Mission Trip

Sun, Oct 4 – Sat, Oct 10

We are considering various locations to help out with disaster recovery work. Contact Tom McKenzie 314-567-0429 mckenzie1947@att.net

Joke

Q: If H20 is water what is H204?

A: Drinking, bathing, washing, swimming… 

Inspiration

Let no one attempt with small gifts of charity to exempt himself from the great duties imposed by justice. -Pope Pius XI 

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Greetings!

  

Hope you can join us between 8:30-11:00am for a pancake breakfast this Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day! Women eat free! 

 

We also look forward to being with you for Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scriptures are Psalm 98; John 15:9-17 with a sermon entitled Blessing Assessing. Jesus is still talking about love…How can we be even more intentional about growing and maturing in the ways we love? How do we engage in appropriate meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, expressing an active commitment?

 

We will share in a meaningful and memorable Mothers’ Day Litany, Voices of Grace will sing and we will offer thanks to Laurie, our Seminarian, as she concludes her Contextual Education with us.

Prayer Updates

Isaac Borrowman (Molly & Brian and Ben) – baptized last Sunday.

Gordon & Amanda McDougall (and Sylvan) – Ingrid May has arrived.

Emily Oehler graduating from UMKC – starting Dental School in Aug.

Lucia McKenzie – healing after a fall.

Cassie Rosenberger’s father – hospitalized again.

Karla Shelton’s father – healing after a fall.

The people of Nepal after the devastating earthquakes

 

Submit a prayer request.

Upcoming @Parkway

 

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

 

 

3:00-4:30pm | Library

Recovery of a lost ancient Christian tradition centered on Jesus as a teacher of wisdom: TED Begins New Book Study May 12

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

More info…

Labyrinth-Pray in Motion

Wednesday, May 13| 11:30am| 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.

 

 

 

 

 Youth Night May 13: Outdoor Games

 

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


 

Spring Singing (aka Spring Caroling)

Saturday, May 23 | 9:15am-12:00pm | Meet in the Gathering Space

 

Come Jump with Us! Super Heroes Fair for Heifer

 

 

 

 

Love Languages: This weekend at Parkway 5-3-2015

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April 30, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

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Office Hours:

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

OGHS offering to be received this Sunday at PUCC

One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Churches Wider Mission, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in 138 countries. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water and food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, emergency relief, and advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons.

OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response (eg. earthquakes in Nepal)

Eight Christian denominations – American Baptist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Church of the Brethren, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America, the United Church of Christ, and Church World Service work together to develop common promotional materials thereby sharing ideas, costs, and a commitment to faithful service.

Each denomination receives and manages its respective OGHS offerings, and together raise about $12 million each year.

More than 60% of the UCC’s offering supports international development initiatives, including annual support for missionaries.

Currently there are 7 OGHS supported missionaries and 2 Global Mission Interns working in disaster relief, health care, education, and agricultural development.

The offering funds disaster preparedness and response, and disaster related volunteer initiatives in the U.S.

Community Events

Generations/Evolution Photo Exhibit at the RAC

Apr 24 – Jun 6 | Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar

Our own Naomi Runtz is one of the artists! Read about it here…

 

 

2015 Conference Annual Gathering Schedule Announced!

Please click here to see the current schedule for our MMSUCC Conference Annual Gathering, June 4-6, 2015. The theme for this year’s event is “Rebuild, Restore & Renew.” 
 

 

M.A.D. Camp-Music * Art * DramaVBS with a twist!

August 3-7 | 9:00-1:00pm 

 

 

Parkway Adult Mission Trip

Sun, Oct 4 – Sat, Oct 10

We are considering various locations to help out with disaster recovery work. Contact Tom McKenzie 314-567-0429 mckenzie1947@att.net

Joke

Inspiration

You may call God love, you may call God goodness, but the best name for God is compassion. ~Meister Eckhart

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Greetings!


We look forward to being with you this Sunday for Traditional Worship at 9:30am and Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scriptures are Psalm 22:25-31 and 1 John 4:7-21 with a sermon entitled Love Languages. Jesus talks about his core message again – the reason he exists: love. Part of the challenge for us as we lead lives of love is that we are speaking different languages – even if we share a language. Confusing.

 

This is a Give-A-Meal Sunday. Please bring your gifts of non-perishable food items for those who are hungry.

Adult Education


Presented by Tom Tupper of Bread for the World.

Details and May Schedule…

Prayer Updates

Ethan Royer (Angela & Robert) – baptized here last Sunday.

Isaac Borrowman (Molly & Brian) – to be baptized here this Sunday.

Gordon & Amanda McDougall expecting a sibling for Sylvan this wk.

Jan Rothman – serious health concerns (mother of Lisa Duke.)

Cassie Rosenberger’s father – hospitalized again.

Gerry and Mike Rogers as they grieve and give thanks for her dear friend Linda.

The people of Nepal after devastating earthquakes.

The migrant death toll in the Mediterranean Sea.

The people of Baltimore as they seek healing and a future of peace and justice.

 

Submit a prayer request.


Upcoming @Parkway

 

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

 

 

3:00-4:30pm | Library

 

 

 

 

Youth Night May 6: Basketball

 

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


 

 

Youth Board to host 2nd Carnival

 


 

 

Spring Annual Meeting June 7

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Spring Annual Meeting June 7 | Following 10:00am Worship

Please plan to attend the One Family Worship at 10:00am followed by our spring Annual Meeting held in the sanctuary. We will have one by-law change to vote on. We will thank retiring church leaders and welcome new ones.  After that brief meeting, we hope all will stay for a fun-filled luncheon and youth- sponsored Super Hero Fair!

 

ARTICLE III.  COMMISSIONS

 

  1. GENERAL ARTICLES FOR COMMISSIONS
  2. Members of the Commissions shall be nominated and elected for two-year terms at the Annual Meeting by a majority of the voting members of the congregation present.
  3. Each Commission shall consist of five elected members. In addition to these members, there shall be at least one liaison member from the Council (ex-officio) on each Commission. A nominee for election to a given commission may either be a member of the congregation or an actively participating non-member.  The Pastor (s) is (are) an ex-officio (non-voting) member (s) of all commissions.