December 19, 2014

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Ferguson Response

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Help us love the people of Ferguson this weekend!

We are pulling together small groups of people to go out for lunch in Ferguson—to five different restaurants—after worship this Sunday, December 21. We anticipate arriving at the restaurants at 12:45pm (Worship and Adult Ed here until noon!)

We invite people to go shopping own their own in Ferguson (maybe even to locally owned businesses) after lunch.

We have also asked three of our Ferguson area UCC siblings (St Peter’s UCC, Immanuel UCC and Christ the King UCC) to consider sending a small group from their faith family for lunch at each of the locations where we will dine. This is a season of getting together!

It’s not too late to sign-up and plan to carpool or caravan from church, departing a little bit after noon. See sign-up sheets in the Gathering Space on Sunday morning or just show up!

 

Celebrity Southern Soul Food

103 N Harvey Ave; St Louis, MO 63135

314-521-0310; celebritysoulfood.com

 

Ferguson Brewing Company

418 S Florissant; Ferguson, MO 63135

314-521-2220; fergusonbrewing.com

 

Marley’s Bar & Grill  (Sunday Brunch)

500 S Florissant; St Louis, MO 63135

314-524-3277; marleysferguson.com

 

Chinese Gourmet Restaurant 

42 S Florissant Rd; St Louis, MO 63135

314-522-0026

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chinese+Gourmet+Restaurant/@38.743131,-90.30427,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x105bbe5110781a54

 

Pasta House

11202 W Florissant

St Louis, MO 63033

314-838-7300; pastahouse.com                                                

 

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Here are a few noteworthy, highly recommended restaurants that are not open on Sundays…. Please consider eating here during the week!

 

Cathy’s Kitchen

250 S Florissant Rd

St Louis, MO 63135

314-524-9200

cjenkinscompany.com

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS

 

Whistle Stop

1 Carson Rd

St Louis, MO 63135

314-521-1600

whistlestopdepot.com

CLOSED SUNDAYS and MONDAYS

 

Ferguson Burger Bar & More

9120 W Florissant

St Louis, MO 63136

314-388-0424

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ferguson-burger-bar-and-more-saint-louis

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS

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!

Jazz Nativity from Parkway UCC on Vimeo.

There will be a non-perishable food collection and the free will offering to be donated in baskets in the Gathering Space as people exit the sanctuary on their way into the reception in the Fellowship Hall. The financial gifts will provide weekend meals for hungry kids near Bethany-Peace UCC and Immanuel UCC in Ferguson.

Generosity of Spirit: December 2014 Intersections

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Dec 2014 intesections 640Advent and Christmas Happenings at Parkway. Click here to read…

A Really BIG weekend at Parkway! 12-6 & 12-7

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December 4, 2014

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

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Adult Education

This week’s AE (Dec 7) will take place at 11:15am in the Heritage Room - right after the One Worship Service – A Jazzy Advent at 10:00am. Next week’s topic: 

Prayer Updates

Conrad Damsgaard -hospitalized again for heart issues.

Christopher, Gail & Bill Haack – all hospitalized with flu & pneumonia.

Ruth Murray – just home after several days in the hospital.

Steve Penico’s mother – at Surrey Place.

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

 

Sugar Plum Bazaar @Parkway

 

Sat, Dec 6 | 9am- 2pm 

THIS SATURDAY! Read about it here…

Jazz Nativity at Parkway:What Child is This?

Sun Dec 7 | 3:00pmRe-imagining Christmas! Details… 

 

Christmas Eve at Parkway

 

 

Join us for PUCC’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!

Dec 31, 2014 5:00-9:00pm

Food! Games! Karaoke! Fun for all ages!

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Joke

A boy wanted to be Joseph in the Sunday School pageant. He was cast as the landlord and objected loudly, but to no avail. When the pageant was presented, Mary and Joseph knocked on the door and asked him if he had a room for them. The boy smiled and said, “Yes, sure. Lots of room. Come on in!”

Join us for Christmas Caroling
this Saturday and next…This Saturday, come to the Sugar Plum Bazaar at 9:00am before we head out to carol at 10:00am.

Sugar Plum Bazaar this Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall

Details and vendor list…

The jazz musicians from the afternoon’s 3:00pm Jazz Nativity will be with us in the morning…piano, bass, saxophone and drums! Worship with us – One Family Worship at 10:00am (prelude music at 9:45am)…a Jazzy Sunday – the second Sunday of Advent. We will gather at the Advent Wreath and light the candle of Peace. We sure can use PEACE around St Louis, the country and the world!


Our scripture passages are Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8 with a sermon entitled A New Comforter. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our Open Table.

 

It will be another GREAT DAY at PUCC. Please invite someone to be here with you. Neither of you will be disappointed!

 

2nd Mile Advent Giving…

 

Please bring gifts of non-perishable food items as this is a Give-A-Meal Sunday.

UPCOMING

Christmas Pageant & Rehearsals…

Prayer Corner

Tue, Dec 9 | 12:00-2:00pm | Sanctuary
Pastor Kevin is available to pray with you during this time.

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study) 

Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Room

Study and discuss with us! Contact Pam Walker: 314-520-8546.  

 

 

Youth Night, Dec 10: Christmas Carol Quiz!

 

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

 

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.

QUOTE

Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment. ~Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

 

 

2nd Mile Advent Giving

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Advent CalendarEmmaus Homes is a faith-based organization within our UCC that provides around the clock services to more than 250 adults in the St. Louis metro. Arising from faith in Jesus Christ, the mission of Emmaus Homes is to enhance the quality of life for adults who have cognitive, intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Understanding the changing needs of an aging population, Emmaus provides homes and programming for clients of all ages, based on their unique needs and goals. Emmaus serves nearly 50 homes throughout the community and at our two campuses. The program provides opportunities for clients to learn, make friends and become involved in their community through a variety of social, educational and recreational activities. For more information, please visit: www.emmaushomes.org

 

Circle of Concern: Circle of Concern feeds the hungry and provides long-term and emergency assistance to low-income families living in western St. Louis County. We create opportunities for needy families to re-establish themselves as productive members in our community. Through its Food Pantry, Circle feeds over 2,200 individuals each month and provides financial assistance to families on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please visit: www.circleofconcern.org

 

The Christmas Fund: The Christmas Fund provides a lifeline of hope to many lower-income active and retired clergy and lay employees in the United Church of Christ. Gifts from the Christmas Fund have often made a critical difference in the lives of people living literally on the edge. Gifts to the Christmas Fund help provide pension and health premium supplementation to low-income retirees and emergency assistance to the families of clergy and lay employees. For more information, please visit: www.pbucc.org/interior_art.asp?id=CF_Donate

 

Please clearly mark your gifts 2nd Mile Advent so we are sure to share them evenly with Emmaus Homes, Circle of Concern and The Christmas Fund.

We are most grateful for your generosity!

First Sunday of Advent: This Weekend at Parkway 11-30-2014

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November 25, 2014

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

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Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am | Heritage Rm

 

No Adult Ed this Sunday.
Please note that next week’s AE (Dec 7) will take place at 11:15am – right after the One Worship Service – A Jazzy Advent at 10:00am. Next week’s topic:

Health Issues in the LGBTQ Community

 

Prayer Updates

Last Sunday’s Confirmands -Julia Biest, Maya Cameron, Ian Doty, Alek Waddell, Andrew Wessel, Anthony Williams.

Ben & Marilyn McDougall - as they celebrate the life of Ben’s sister Martha Hodge. Memorial service here at 2:00pm this Saturday, November 29.

Ferguson, Missouri and the vision and work of peace.

Family and friends who are grieving this holiday season – and those who are celebrating sweet reunions.

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

 

Want to do something tangible for the people of Ferguson? Lots of ideas here…

 

Eden Christmas concert

December 3 | 10:00am

Our Student Pastor, Laurie LaFramboise, is in the choir!

 

Sugar Plum Bazaar @Parkway

Sat, Dec 6 | 9am- 2pm 

PUCC HOLIDAY SHOPPERS mark your calendars for PUCC’s Sugar Plum Bazaar! Read about it here…

Jazz Nativity at Parkway: What Child is This?
Sun Dec 7 | 3:00pm

Re-imagining Christmas! Details… 

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Joke

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked the stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” The stock boy answered, “No ma’am, they’re dead.”

Blessings to you and your loved ones as we celebrate Thanksgiving!
PLEASE NOTE THE CORRECTED SERVICE TIME FOR THIS SUNDAY IN THIS EMAIL:
 
Worship with us this Sunday morning – a Fifth Sunday….One Family Worship at 10:00am.
It is the first Sunday of Advent. We will gather at the Advent Wreath and light the candle of Hope. We sure can use the light and warmth that will come from that Hope candle.
Plan to stay after worship for our Annual Advent Workshop in Fellowship Hall. There will be delicious soups and scrumptious desserts…and fun crafts for all ages. Ask someone to join you for this wonderful kick-off to Advent.
We continue through this weekend to collect your gifts of hats, gloves, mittens, scarves to be distributed through some of our mission partners in St. Louis.
 
Reminder: Next Sunday, December 7 is also a One Worship Service …a Jazzy Advent Sunday at 10:00am. The jazz musicians from that afternoon’s 3:00pm Jazz Nativity will be with us in the morning. It will be another GREAT DAY at PUCC. Please invite someone here to be with you. Neither of you will be disappointed!

UPCOMING

ECH Christmas Store November 16 – 30

Accepting donations now. Info…

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study) 

Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Room
Study and discuss with us! Contact Pam Walker: 314-520-8546.  

Advent & Christmas Choir Call

Join us for the season!

Youth Night, December 3: Lights, Camera, Action!

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

Join us for Christmas Caroling

Two dates & times!

December 6 | 10:00am carpool from church

December 13 | 11:30am carpool from church

Info…

Our Missouri Mid-South Conference
is preparing to have Sacred Conversations on Race in early 2015 and would like to know who is interested in attending these conversations – which will be facilitated by trained leaders.
Sacred Conversation on Race is a church-wide initiative for our United Church of Christ congregations, as we seek to confront racism in our desire to see the Church live and be as one. Dates, times and locations are yet to be determined. There is a yellow signup sheet in the Gathering Space today. Questions? Please contact Kevin at PUCC or Josh Gibson at the UCC Missouri Mid-South Conference Office at 314.918.2601 (office) or josh@mmsucc.org

Poinsettias

Please share your Christmas spirit by purchasing a beautiful poinsettia to decorate the Sanctuary this Christmas Season. A signup sheet is in the Gathering Space, where you may indicate if you would like to dedicate the flower to someone. The poinsettias may be taken home after the Christmas Eve services. (Please make out your check to PUCC with “flowers” in the memo section: $8.00 for each poinsettia.) Thank you for your support in purchasing these flowers.

 

 
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.

QUOTE

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. -Emily Dickinson

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Sunday: This Weekend at Parkway 11-23-2014

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Thanksgiving Sunday: This Weekend at Parkway 11-23-2014

 

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November 21, 2014

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

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Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am | Heritage Rm

 

November 16: 

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fter the Tornado

-PUCC Adult Mission Trippers
 Read the description here…

 

Prayer Updates

New Members last Sunday – Karen Boyd; Kevin & Rosanna Hogarty; Andy & Kris Wilson.

The Rite of Confirmation this Sunday -Julia Biest, Maya Cameron, Ian Doty, Alek Waddell, Andrew Wessel, Anthony Williams.

Don Winter – at Mercy Skilled Nursing after hospital stay (Jane”s husband).

Val Detjen – knee replacement surgery earlier this week.

Conrad Damsgaard – at home after heart surgery and rehab.

Gail Haack – awaiting test results and next steps.

Amy Yakel”s mother – knee replacement surgery the other day.

Mary Lou Campbell – care ctr for rehab (PUNS Director).

Ben & Marilyn McDougall - as they celebrate the life of Ben’s sister Martha Hodge. Memorial service here 2:00pm Saturday, November 29.

Ferguson, Missouri and the vision and work of peace.

Some new hope amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

 

What does Lydia’s House and a Gingerbread House Have in Common?

November 15-23, 2014 | The Galleria Mall

 

The 8th annual Gingerbread House Contest is a Lydia’s House* fundraiser which will be held at The Galleria this year from Saturday, November 15 through Sunday, November 23. During this time, participants build huge gingerbread houses to be put on display and judged.

 

Eden Christmas concert

December 3 | 10:00am

Our Student Pastor, Laurie LaFramboise, is in the choir!

 

Sugar Plum Bazaar @Parkway

Sat, Dec 6 | 9am- 2pm 

PUCC HOLIDAY SHOPPERS mark your calendars for PUCC’s Sugar Plum Bazaar! Read about it here…

Jazz Nativity at Parkway: What Child is This?
Sun Dec 7 | 3:00pm

Re-imagining Christmas! Details… 

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Worship with us this Sunday morning – Traditional at 9:30am; Informal at 11:00am. Our scriptures are Psalm 100 and Matthew 25:31-26. Please pray for our six high school sophomores who will be confirmed at the Traditional Service (Anthony, Andrew, Alek, Ian, Maya, Julia) when we will also share the sacrament of communion at our open table. At our Informal Service, we will participate in a Bibliodrama to help us reflect on the scriptures and our own lives. Join us on for worship – and invite someone to come with you!

We will receive our annual offering for ECH – Every Child’s Hope (formerly Evangelical Children’s Home or the German Orphanage). ECH was started in 1858 by Pastor Nollau – our first pastor at PUCC. Each year at Thanksgiving the kids would come and sing in our worship service and they would go back with a pick-up truck filled with all kinds of nourishment and blessing from our farms and kitchens. We continue this tradition by receiving a financial offering each year. Read about the ECH Christmas Store here…

To learn more about ECH, please visit www.everychildshope.org

 

We continue to collect your gifts of hats, gloves, mittens, scarves to be distributed through some of our mission partners in St Louis.

 

Want to do something tangible for the people of Ferguson? Lots of ideas here…

UPCOMING

ECH Christmas Store November 16 – 30

Accepting donations now. Info…

Kinderbells & Chimes

Sunday, November 23 | 10:40am | Room 2

For Grades 1 – 5. We are learning a song for Christmas. Questions? Contact Carman Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study) 

Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Room
Study and discuss with us! Contact Pam Walker: 314-520-8546.  

Advent Workshop and Soup Luncheon

Nov 30, 2014 | 11:15am|Fellowship Hall

More info…

Advent & Christmas Choir Call

Join us for the season!

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

When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past).

 

For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, “And all girls.”

This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, “Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?”

Her response, “Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying “All Men”!”

QUOTE

There are no shortcuts. The road cannot be made by wishing, by whining or by talking. It can be made only by walking, day after day, step by step, struggle by struggle. It’s easier, it turns out, to get people out of slavery than it is to get slavery out of people. So, people, let us walk the road – right through the middle of the desert. ~Brian McLaren 

 

 

 

We Reap What We Sow: This Weekend at Parkway 11-16-2014

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November 14, 2014

2841 N Ballas Rd

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314-872-9330

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Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am | Heritage Rm

 

November 16: Peace Through Pyramids: Circus Harmony goes to Israel by PUCCer Leslie Tupper (grandmother and trip chaperone). Read the description here…

 

Prayer Updates

New Members this Sunday.

Kathy Dischinger and Courtney – married here in StL last Friday!

Don Winter – at Mercy Hospital (Jane’s husband).

Marv Herpel – just  spent a few days in the hospital.

Conrad Damsgaard – healing at St Luke’s Rehab – 14709 Olive, Chesterfield.

Gail Haack – awaiting test results.

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

 

Ready Readers Trivia Night

Friday, November 14

More…

What does Lydia’s House and a Gingerbread House Have in Common?

November 15-23, 2014 | The Galleria Mall

 

The 8th annual Gingerbread House Contest is a Lydia’s House* fundraiser which will be held at The Galleria this year from Saturday, November 15 through Sunday, November 23. During this time, participants build huge gingerbread houses to be put on display and judged. This event is co-sponsored by L’Ecole Culinaire (Yum!). We are looking for PUCC volunteers to donate 4 hour blocks of time at The Galleria. The following website is available to sign up for time slots…. http://vols.pt/1jjoNx Please spend some time helping a wonderful cause and/or come to the Galleria that week to vote on your favorite house! Thanks so much! Questions? Please contact PUCCer Carol Russell 314-878-4418 bunchcarol@gmail.com

Sugar Plum Bazaar

December 6

Saturday, December 6 | 9:00am- 2:00pm 

PUCC HOLIDAY SHOPPERS mark your calendars for PUCC’s Sugar Plum Bazaar! Read about it here…

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This, yes. But also that. It’s not really disagreement, it’s more like turning a prism -to see something from another point of view.

-Susan Sontag

 

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Worship with us this Sunday morning – Traditional at 9:30am; Informal at 11:00am. Our scriptures are Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 and Matthew 25:14-30 and with a sermon entitledWe Reap What We Sow. In this season of harvest, it is good for us to remember when the seeds were planted many moons ago…and all the attention and care it took for the growth and maturation to happen.


It also took grace and God’s rhythms and cycles. In today’s parable, the Master gives coins to five servants as he leaves town…Upon his return, he settles accounts with them. They had varying experiences – doing business with them or burying them. What do we do with what we have been given? What do we invest in and what do we withhold? What do you plant? What do you grow?

  

Neighbors in Need offering will be received this week - a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.

Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. Funding is provided through donations to the Neighbors in Need offering.

UPCOMING

ECH Christmas Store November 16 – 30

Accepting donations now. Info…

Kinderbells & Chimes

Sunday, November 16 & Sunday, November 23 | 10:40am | Room 2

For Grades 1 – 5. We are learning a song for Christmas. Questions? Contact Carman Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study) 

Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Room
Study and discuss with us! Contact Pam Walker: 314-520-8546.

 

New book for TED in November!

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

Just in time for the Advent and Christmas run up, Tuesday Evening Dialogue will begin reading Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggeman. Details…

 

 

Coffee & Conversation

 

Wed, Nov 19 | 10:00am | STL Bread Co

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

 

 

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

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

Smaller babies may be delivered by stork but the heavier ones need a crane.

 

 

 

Abundance and Scarcity: This Weekend at Parkway 11-9-2014

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November 7, 2014

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

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Office Hours:

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am | Heritage Rm

 

November 9: Why with Christine Bratton. Read the description here…

AND…Members of our Stewardship Commission will be in the Library between worship services this Sunday in case anyone has follow-up questions or was not able to be with them last week for their 2015 Budget and Pledge Campaign conversation in Adult Education sessions last weekend.

 

Prayer Updates

John Lindner – recheck shows nocancer (John’s son).

Courtney Mertens – no chemo after surgery! (Eggebrecht’s daughter).

McDougal Family as they grieve/celebrate Ben’s sister, Martha Hodge.

Wiese Family as they remember Jan’s father, Anthony Weston.

Conrad Damsgaard -healing after heart surgery – ready for visitors at St Luke’s Rehab – 14709 Olive, Chesterfield

Pete Shelton – just home from Ireland – visiting his birth family… including his mother’s grave.

Mary Lou Campbell – moving out of ICU this week (PUNS Director).

Family of Bill Kruel – grieving (Camp MO-Val staff for many years). 

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

Art & Soul IV: Celebrating Art, Children and Community

Sat, November 8 | 6:00-11:00pm | Plush Penthouse | 3224 Locust

Tickets & more info…

Ready Readers Trivia Night

Friday, November 14

More…

What does Lydia’s House and a Gingerbread House Have in Common?

November 15-23, 2014 | The Galleria Mall

 

The 8th annual Gingerbread House Contest is a Lydia’s House* fundraiser which will be held at The Galleria this year from Saturday, November 15 through Sunday, November 23. During this time, participants build huge gingerbread houses to be put on display and judged. This event is co-sponsored by L’Ecole Culinaire (Yum!). We are looking for PUCC volunteers to donate 4 hour blocks of time at The Galleria. The following website is available to sign up for time slots…. http://vols.pt/1jjoNx Please spend some time helping a wonderful cause and/or come to the Galleria that week to vote on your favorite house! Thanks so much! Questions? Please contact PUCCer Carol Russell 314-878-4418 bunchcarol@gmail.com

Worship with us this Sunday morning – Traditional at 9:30am; Informal at 11:00am. Our scriptures are Psalm 78:1-7 and Matthew 25:1-13 with a sermon entitled Abundance and Scarcity. The Gospel focuses on the bridesmaids waiting with their lamps – some had enough oil, some did not. 


The ones with an abundance were unable/unwilling to share because they were afraid there would not be enough for them. What is the nature of giving? What obligation, joys and pitfalls are there in sharing?

UPCOMING

Join (Adventurous Women Out Late) this November!

 

Two great outings in November…

 
Prayer Corner

 

Mon, Nov 10 | 12:30-2:30pm | Sanctuary

 

Reading is a Social Justice Issue!

 

Join the effort to educate, engage and inspire in a book study with the UCC!

Hot Dogs & Hamburgers:Unlocking Life’s Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Ageby Rob Shindler.Books available in the church office.

Mon, Nov 10 | 6:30-8:00pm | Heritage Room
Thur, Nov 13 | 10:00-11:30am | Heritage Room
Free childcare & refreshments will be offered at both sessions.

You may be aware that our United Church of Christ has embarked on an important adventure this autumn. It is an initiative entitled READING CHANGES LIVES.

Read more…

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Room
Study and discuss with us! Contact Pam Walker: 314-520-8546.

 

New book for TED in November!

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

Just in time for the Advent and Christmas run up, Tuesday Evening Dialogue will begin reading Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggeman. Details…

 

 
Youth Night Nov 12: Spelling Bee Night

 

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

Gateway ONA Resource Phone Line:
314-690-1435

The mission of Gateway Open and Affirming (ONA) Resource Line is to serve as a resource for all people who seek a spiritual support for LGBTQIA (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Trangender/Queer or Questioning/Intersexual/Ally) individuals and their families and friends.

What led us to this? Some individuals were struggling with LGBTQIA situations and had been turned away when seeking guidance and support from their religious institutions. We felt a calling from God to provide a personal and/or anonymous telephone line to support these individuals with resources which would include the extravagant welcome of the United Church of Christ.

The Penny Paradox

A penny will hide the biggest star in the universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.

Richard Scherrer | Doug Detjen | Jeannette Kelly | John Dwyer | Ellie Svenson

Joke

My friend’s bakery burned down last night. Now his business is toast.

QUOTE

There is nothing inherently wrong with having money. But beware:

material abundance quickly leads to spiritual amnesia. -Matt Laney

LINKS

 

 

 

 

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