November 27, 2014

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Jazz Nativity at Parkway UCC: What Child is This? 12/7

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Sunday December 7 | 3:00pm

A Jazz Nativity returns this December for its 4th season with an all-new production! Re-imagining the Christmas story through the artistry of jazz and the magic of storytelling, this year’s program will feature new jazz arrangements of Christmas music and dramatic twists that will creatively bring an ancient story to life for today’s audience. The Oîkos Ensemble under the direction of saxophonist, Rev. Cliff Aerie, will return as the musical hosts. They will once again welcome one of St. Louis’ great jazz vocalists, Ms. Kim Fuller, as their special guest artist. At each performance you will be uplifted by the professional caliber of the musicians, soloists, and storytellers. Be prepared to sing, laugh and feel the true meaning of the Christmas spirit through the joy of jazz. And each performance is FREE! An inspirational and entertaining holiday event awaits you… Free to the public. Reception following!

Ferguson Response

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FERGUSON_RESPONSE_640Want to do something tangible for the people of Ferguson? We have reached out to our UCC family in an effort to help them extend the love of Christ. Our UCC Parish Nurse Network is preparing to serve in a variety of ways. Back in the summer and early fall when there was such tumult, the nurses went in and helped people get their medicine and take care of other medical needs. They are poised to help again. They have asked for $5 gift cards to Schnucks and/or Walgreens. These are two stores that are located in an area that was protected last time and the prayer is that this will be so again – should things erupt. The nurses also gave out, and would need a stockpile, of Ensure, Boost and Glucerna.

 

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We also connected with St Peter”s UCC in Ferguson to find out how we could be with them in all of this …

Check out this response based on an email from one of their pastors, Josh Privitt:

 

Thanks so much for getting in touch. It is always good to hear that other churches are still thinking and praying for us and the broader Ferguson community.

 

First of all, the support of the Safe Sanctuary Spaces (see below re: Mt Carmel across from Christ the King UCC) is a HUGE way to be supportive. Outside of that, I think one of the biggest ways people can be helpful and supportive is just being present. St. Peter”s, among many others, will be open during the day and into the evening the day the grand jury comes back for prayer, pastoral care, meditation, etc. We would love to have anyone who is comfortable to join us. Also, just encouraging cards, messages like yours are always good as well.

 

Besides these things, I suggest one more thing — supporting Ferguson Burger Bar and More (9120 W Florissant Ave, St Louis, MO 63136). They are a wonderful business owned by an African-American couple who are truly committed to supporting and lifting up the whole community in the ways they can as small business owners. Just great people.

 

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Thirdly, we reached out to Christ the King UCC in Florissant. They suggest we help the good people of Trinity Mt Carmel Baptist Church at 11755 Mehl Ave, Florissant, MO 63033 (314) 837-7878 Mt Carmel (which is located right across the street from Christ the King) as they are a Safe Sanctuary beginning right after the Grand Jury announcement comes – read more about that mission and their needs here — prayingwithourfeet.org … a list of items they need to be effective can be found on this website.

 

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We are committed to getting any gifts you bring to the right places, so please read through these suggestions above and bring your contribution to PUCC on Sunday.

Youth Night, November 19: Thanks a Lot!

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

What are we Thankful for? Should we celebrate even the hard things that come our way with Thanksgiving? We will discuss being thankful and how it enriches our life if we do! There will also be some turkey games to play.

Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org

Champions Adjust: November 2014 Intersections

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champions adjustAre you a survivor? Do you need encouragement through a tough time? This issue is for you. Read about our struggles and victories and consider sharing your own story. Click here for the pdf of our monthly newsletter, Intersections

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Just Do It: This Weekend at Parkway 10/12/2014

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309What’s coming up this weekend and beyond at Parkway? Click here to find out.

October 2014 Intersections

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wallet-with-american-moneyThis issue is about Money & Stewardship. Catch all the latest at Parkway UCC. Click here…

Authorized Personnel Only 9/28 E-News

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Stretched Hands: This Weekend at Parkway 9-14-

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handsJoin us this weekend for worship, Christian education for all ages and our Fall Forum/Town Hall Meeting. Click here to read about them as well as upcoming activities at Parkway.

Fall Forum

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FALL FORUMSunday, September 14 | noon – 1:30 | Fellowship Hall

Parkway will hold a Fall Forum on Sunday, September 14 from 12:00 to 1:30 in Fellowship Hall. Child care and a light lunch will be provided. This is in keeping with our plan (initiated last January) to hold town meetings twice a year to provide an open forum for all Parkway folks to share ideas and dreams, ask questions, and be in on planning the future of Parkway Church. This meeting precedes the Fall Leadership Retreat planned for October 24-25, which will incorporate results of the Fall Forum event into its agenda and visions.

 

The agenda for Fall Forum will include issues raised by those attending that day, items previously brought to Council or staff, and some remaining from the January agenda. One carry-over from January was how to strengthen worship. Another issue has come from Leadership Commission about the composition of our Commissions—their size(s), membership requirements, etc. A third concerns a look at how we are living out our Mission and Congregational Statements. A fourth is staff changes and the addition of a contextual education student from Eden Seminary.

 

Please RSVP for the babysitting and light lunch: Steve Penico spenico@hotmail.com or 636-346-4561or Dottie Dwyer dkdwyer@charter.net or 314-821-6073.