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God is Still Speaking: April 2015 Intersections

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GISSNever place a period where God has placed a comma. The April edition of Intersections contains reflections from Parkway UCC writers about how God still speaks today. Click here to read the pdf version.

Palm/Passion Sunday: This weekend at Parkway 3-28 & 3-29

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March 26, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

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Prayer Updates

Mike & Peggy Mohl are celebrating the birth of their granddaughter, Cara Lina Walsh who was born today weighing in at 9lb 1oz.


Thomas Christian Osborne -baptized here last Sunday…

parents – Brandi and John; big brother – Andrew.

 

Nathaniel and Grant Doty -re-enacting the march from Selma to Montgomery.

 

Andrea Barnes – home from River Oaks; hospitalized with diagnosis of Behcet’s Syndrome.

 

Conrad Damsgaard – home from hospital after successful kidney stone surgery.

 

John Williams – bronchitis.

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Adult Education

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

No Adult Ed this Sunday. See the April Schedule here…

Attention Town & Country Residents!

Are you a resident of Town & Country! Let us know by filling out this ridiculously short form. (You may think we already have that information, but since Town and Country has three zip codes and many opt to say St Louis in their contact information, we don’t necessarily know!)

Community Events

Lenten Adult Ed Series-

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Feb 15 – Apr 12

6:00-7:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith! Read more…

 

Painting For Peace in Ferguson – Book Signing & Panel Discussion

Sunday, March 29 | 6:30pm | St Louis County Library Headquarters

A new children’s book, Painting for Peace in Ferguson by Carol Swartout Klein, reaches out to children with images of hope for unity after the August 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown by then police officer Darren Wilson. Flyer…

 

 

Compassionate St. Louis hosts a Town Hall Meeting: Compassionate Stories

 

Monday, March 30 | 7:0pm | The Summit Rm, JC Penney Conference Ctr, UMSL

Please download this flyer and let Kevin know that you will join him for this community conversation.

We will participate on the St Louis level and think together about how we might use

it to help us with our covenant connections here at home in PUCC.

www.compassionatestl.org/

 

Faith & Food: Eden Spring Convocation April 7-8

Tue, Apr 7 – Wed, Apr 8 | Eden Seminary

This year’s convocation speakers and events focus on various dimensions of how growing, eating, and sharing food engage with important theological traditions and issues of social justice.

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

Annual Conference Women’s Retreat

May 1-3 | Camp MoVal | Union, MO

This year’s theme is Under the Shelter of God’s Wings, with the leaders of Sue Ulmer and Devoree Crist. Registration deadline is April 1!

 

Men’s Spring Retreat

May 1-3 | Shannondale Retreat Center | Shannondale, MO

This Saturday

Community Easter Egg Hunt
pre-post-racial america

Lauren Yakel’s Senior Music Recital

Saturday, March 28 | 7:00pm | Sanctuary

The Yakel Family is hosting a senior music recital for Lauren Yakel. We would like to invite anyone who is interested to join us! PUCC has provided great support and encouragement for Lauren and we would love to have you there! Amy Yakel: da_yakel@att.net | 314-275-8039

This Sunday

It’s Palm Sunday-when Jesus and the disciples went into the City to celebrate the holy days, living out their faith and interacting with God’s people. In like fashion, we will engage in one of numerous activities to feed people, bless children, discover the stranger, provide healing, support and encourage those who are struggling, focus on personal faith journeys, honor ancestors, appreciate and enjoy nature, and much more.

Following our brief Palm Sunday Worship Service at 8:30 am, we will head off in different directions (a few choices at PUCC). In addition to various service projects, there are a few options to worship in a different context, reflecting on another tradition/culture/language during Lent and discovering ways that worshiping a higher power transcends our differences.

If you have not signed up for JHLTB3 yet, don’t fret – there’s still time! Please refer to previous email invitations and email kevin@parkwayucc.org now with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices. We will do our best to accommodate you… some of the options have limits. Thank you!

Schedule and Descriptions

Holy Week Schedule and Descriptions…

UPCOMING


TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

Youth Night April 1: April Fools Day, Watch Out!

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

How exciting that we will meet on April Fools Day! There will be plenty of fun games to play and you will have to be careful that someone doesn’t fool you! Come one, come all, it’s April Fool’s Day!

April Youth Night Schedule…

Change for Maundy Thursday NJFM Group Plans

Thursday, April 2 | 9:30am | Parkway Sanctuary

The Maundy Thursday visit to Friendship Village has been cancelled.  We will instead meet at the church at 9:30am to help arrange the pews for Easter services to be followed by a brief devotional and communion.

Town Hall Meeting Sunday, April 26

Sunday, April 26 | 12:00-1:30pm | Fellowship Hall

Joke

QUOTE

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~Martin Luther King Jr

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Community Easter Egg Hunt March 28

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Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

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Join us for a basket decorating contest, refreshments, egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Contact Cassie Rosenberger: 314-323-6781

Reinvest and Recreate: This weekend at Parkway 3-22-2015

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March 20, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

Church Calendar

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Update Contact Information

Newsletter March Intersections

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Office Hours: 

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Prayer Updates

Andrea Barnes – on her way home this week!

Ron Wilbois – struggling with multiple health concerns.

Hilda Meyer – transitioning to Cape Albeon retirement community, Valley Park.

Barb Kuhlmann & family as they grieve, remember and give thanks for her mother… Memorial Service will be here on Sunday, April 12 at 3pm.

The small island nation ofVanuatu in the South Pacific – devastating damage and loss of life from Cyclone Pam – the Category 5 Storm.

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

Lenten Adult Ed Series-

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Feb 15 – Apr 12

6:00-7:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith! Read more… 

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, Mar 28 | 9:30am  

Join us! 

 

Thank you to all who have so far been involved in our Sacred Conversations on Race here and in the metro. Continue the conversation by joining us on March 28 at 10:30am for  Pre-Post-Racial America by Sandhya Jha… A report and proposed action items is coming just after Easter. Please continue to pray.

 

3rd Annual Jesus Has Left the Building

Sun, Mar 29 | following 8:30am worship

As a part of JHLTB3, we are asking you to do some Spring Cleaning and bring donations of books, shoes, clothes, household items, sports equipment this Sunday, anytime during the week or next Sunday. Please place items in the corner of the Gathering Space by the light switches and History Tower. Thank you! Details… 
 

Compassionate St. Louis hosts a Town Hall Meeting: Compassionate Stories

Monday, March 30 | 7:0pm | The Summit Rm, JC Penney Conference Ctr, UMSL

One of the ways we are considering to follow up and follow through on our

PUCC Identity and Sacred Conversations on Race is to engage in the movement

that would make St Louis an official “Compassionate Community.” Please

download this flyer and let Kevin know that you will

join him for this community conversation.

We willparticipate on the St Louis level and think together about how we might use

it to help us with our covenant connections here at home in PUCC.

www.compassionatestl.org/

 Faith & Food: Eden Spring Convocation April 7-8

Tue, Apr 7 – Wed, Apr 8 | Eden Seminary

This year’s convocation speakers and events focus on various dimensions of how growing, eating, and sharing food engage with important theological traditions and issues of social justice.

 

Neighborhood Houses Trivia NightSat, 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

 

Annual Conference Women’s Retreat

May 1-3 | Camp MoVal | Union, MO

This year’s theme is Under the Shelter of God’s Wings, with the leaders of Sue Ulmer and Devoree Crist. Registration deadline is April 1!

 

Men’s Spring Retreat

May 1-3 | Shannondale Retreat Center | Shannondale, MO

QUOTE

Wealth and riches; that is, an estate above what sufficeth our real occasions and necessities, is in no other sense a blessing than as it is an opportunity put into our hands, by the providence of God, of doing more good. -John Tillotson (1630-1694)  

Join us on Sunday for Traditional Worship at 9:30am or Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scripture lessons are Jeremiah 31:31-34 (being in covenant with God); Psalm 51:1-12 (God is merciful) and John 12:20-33 (what it means to follow Jesus) with a sermon entitled Reinvest and Recreate. We will extinguish another Lenten Candle. We’ll celebrate the sacrament of Baptism with Thomas Christian Osborne (Brandi and John… big brother Andrew) at 9:30am worship.

 

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday-when Jesus and the disciples went into the City to

celebrate the holy days and live out their faith. In like fashion, we will engage in one of numerous activities to feed people, bless children, discover the stranger, provide healing, support and encourage those who are struggling, focus on personal faith journeys, honor ancestors, appreciate and enjoy nature, and much more.  

 

Following a brief Palm Sunday Worship Service at 8:30 am, we will head off in different directions (a few choices at PUCC). In addition to various service projects, there are a few options to worship in a different context, reflecting on another tradition/culture/language during Lent and discovering ways that worshiping a higher power transcends our differences.

 

Be on the lookout for an email over the weekend that lists the choices for JHLTB3 – so that you will be ready to sign up in the Gathering Space this Sunday.

Attention Town & Country Residents!

Are you a resident of Town & Country! Let us know by filling out this ridiculously short form.(You may think we already have that information, but since Town and Country has three zip codes and many opt to say St Louis in their contact information, we don’t necessarily know!)

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am | Heritage RoomImmortality in Judaism through the Ages

Rabbi Joseph Rosenblum 

March Adult Ed Offerings…

UPCOMING

 

Open House Celebration for Nancy Brown

Sunday, March 22 | 2:00-4:00pm | Kirkwood House

385 South Taylor | Kirkwood, MO 63122 

Nancy Brown turns 80 years of age this month! Her family is hosting an open house and would love for her Parkway UCC family members to come by for cake and ice cream! We also ask for no gifts please. Please park on the street and not in the Kirkwood House parking lot. Questions? Contact Julie Brown: 

314-413-3093

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

 

Tuesday Evening Dialogue Discusses Religious Pluralism beginning March 24

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

 

Coffee & Conversation

Wed, March 25 | 10:00am | STL Bread Co

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

 

Youth Night March 25: Bowling Night!

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

We will transform Fellowship hall into a bowling alley like you’ve never seen! Bowling ball needed, NO! Come and see what we have in store for our first bowling night at Parkway. Come for a fun night of fellowship together and bring a friend or two!

 

Lauren Yakel’s Senior Music Recital

Saturday, March 28 | 7:00pm | Sanctuary

The Yakel Family is hosting a senior music recital for Lauren Yakel. We would like to invite anyone who is interested to join us! PUCC has provided great support and encouragement for Lauren and we would love to have you there! Amy Yakel: da_yakel@att.net | 314-275-8039

 

Town Hall Meeting Sunday, April 26

Sunday, April 26 | 12:00-1:30pm | Fellowship Hall

 
Choir Call

If you would like to sing with the choir but can’t come on a regular basis, please consider joining us for Holy Week and Easter. We will present special music on Good Friday (April 3) and Easter (April 5). We rehearse this music on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm. If you’d like to sing with us, please contact Barbara Raedeke at Braedeke@aol.com, or simply come to choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. You are most welcome!

 

Parkway’s children are already looking forward to the annual Easter Egg Hunt, held on Easter Sunday after both worship services. Please consider donating individually-wrapped candy to this much-anticipated event. Donations will be gratefully accepted in the Gathering Space until Palm Sunday. (Look for a collection bin with a bunny on it!) Thanks very much for supporting a beloved tradition. 

 

Holy Week 2015 schedule

2nd Mile Lent & Easter Giving

Go the second mile with us this spring. Click here to learn about some of the great organizations we help support.

Joke

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Town Hall Meeting April 26

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townhall_640Town Hall Meeting Sunday, April 26

Sunday, April 26 | 12:00-1:30pm | Fellowship Hall

Please join us! A light lunch will be provided, and childcare will be available. Topics to be discussed include developing ways to continue building relationships within our church, looking for new ideas for small group opportunities, reviewing ideas for defining and displaying our church’s “identity” (our core values, who we are, what distinguishes us from others), and brainstorming ideas to strengthen our worship services. This is your opportunity to share your suggestions to encourage the growth and spirit of Parkway. We welcome your ideas and look forward to seeing you following the worship service on April 26. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dottie Dwyer (dkdwyer@charter.net), or any member of the Church Council.

Rebound and Rekindle: This weekend at Parkway 3-15-2015

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Weekly E-news

March 12, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

Church Calendar

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Update Contact Information

Newsletter March Intersections

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Office Hours: 

M – F; 10:00am-3:00pm

Prayer Updates

Barb Kuhlmann & familyas they grieve, remember and give thanks for her mother… Memorial Service will be here on Sunday, April 12 at 3pm.

 

Hilda Meyer – just celebrated her 96th Birthday… transitioning from living alone in her house to our UCC’s Cape Albeon retirement community in Valley Park within the next two weeks.

 

Ron Wilbois – struggling with multiple health concerns.

 

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… she may come home by end of the month.

 

Steve Worden (Laurie LaFramboise’s father) has been released home with home care. He is on good spirits. He and his wife appreciate the prayers.  

 

Submit your prayer request here…

Community Events

Lenten Adult Ed Series-

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Feb 15 – Apr 12

6:00-7:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith! Read more… 

 

Drake University Singers & St Louis Children’s Choirs 

Fri, Mar 13 | 7:30pm | FREE

 

Town & Country Symphony

Sunday, March 15 | 2:30pm | FREE

David Peek, Conductor

 

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, Mar 28 | 9:30am  

Join us! 

 

Pre-Post-Racial America

Sat, Mar 28 | 10:30am | PUCC

How do we talk about race when we don’t understand the experiences of others?Continue the sacred conversation on race…

 

3rd Annual Jesus Has Left the Building

Sun, Mar 29 | following 8:30amworship

Details… 

 

Faith & Food: Eden Spring Convocation April 7-8

Tue, Apr 7 – Wed, Apr 8 | Eden Seminary

This year’s convocation speakers and events focus on various dimensions of how growing, eating, and sharing food engage with important theological traditions and issues of social justice.

 

Neighborhood Houses Trivia NightSat, 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

 

Annual Conference Women’s Retreat

May 1-3 | Camp MoVal | Union, MO

This year’s theme is Under the Shelter of God’s Wings, with the leaders of Sue Ulmer and Devoree Crist.

 

Men’s Spring Retreat

May 1-3 | Shannondale Retreat Center | Shannondale, MO

 

Join us Tonight: Sacred Conversations on Race continues at 6:30pm.

Join us on Sunday for Traditional Worship at9:30am or Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scripture lessons are Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; and John 3:14-21 with a sermon entitled Rebound and Rekindle. The Israelites, fresh from Egypt and slavery and the Red Sea, are not yet where they will settle and are frustrated and complaining. They are rebounding from a devastatingly bad experience. The Gospel Lesson celebrates Jesus as the gift of God’s love – which can be seen as a rekindling light that we allow to sometimes dim or be covered over or get lost. How do you rebound? How is Jesus the Light of the World and where does he need to be rekindled?

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am

Heritage Room

Student pastor Laurie LaFramboise shares about the history of our community and congregation.

March Adult Ed Offerings…

UPCOMING

AWOL: Painting with a Twist

Sat, Mar 14 | 4:00-6:00pm | 12623 Olive Blvd 63141 |314-434-7928

Come paint a beautiful Spring painting with AWOL (Adventurous Women Out Late) and share a bottle of wine. Contact Carmen Bumgarner:cfbum@charter.net | 314-330-0813       

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

 

Open House Celebration for Nancy Brown

Sunday, March 22 | 2:00-4:00pm | Kirkwood House

385 South Taylor | Kirkwood, MO 63122 

Nancy Brown turns 80 years of age this month! Her family is hosting an open house and would love for her Parkway UCC family members to come by for cake and ice cream! We also ask for no gifts please. Please park on the street and not in the Kirkwood House parking lot. Questions? Contact Julie Brown: 314-413-3093

 

Tuesday Evening Dialogue Discusses Religious Pluralism beginning March 24

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

 

Parkway’s children are already looking forward to the annual Easter Egg Hunt, held on Easter Sunday after both worship services. Please consider donating individually-wrapped candy to this much-anticipated event. Donations will be gratefully accepted in the Gathering Space until Palm Sunday. (Look for a collection bin with a bunny on it!) Thanks very much for supporting a beloved tradition. 

 

Holy Week 2015 schedule

2nd Mile Lent & Easter Giving

Go the second mile with us this spring. Click here to learn about some of the great organizations we help support.

Joke

 

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Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God. 

-unknown

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Sacred Conversations on Race

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It’s time to continue 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
 
 

 

 

Reboot, Renew and Redraw: This weekend at Parkway 3-8-2015

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March 6, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

314-872-9330

www.parkwayucc.org

Church Calendar

Submit an Announcement

Update Contact Information

Newsletter NEW! March Intersections

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 concludes this multi-session exploration of the gospels.

Join us March 15 when student pastor Laurie LaFramboise about history of community and congregation.

March Adult Ed Offerings…

Prayer Updates

Hilda Meyer – recently celebrated her 96th birthday; moving to Cape Albeon by end of March.

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.

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

Submit your prayer request here…

2nd Mile Lent & Easter Giving

Go the second mile with us this spring. Click here 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 – Apr 12

6:00-7:30pm | Heritage Rm

Celebrating the communion of science and faith! Read more…

 

Gender Transition in Ministry: Call Me Malcolm

Sunday, March 8 | 1:00pm

Peace UCC Webster Groves

More info…

 

Part II Sacred Conversations on Race

Thursday, March 12 |  6:30-8:30pm

 

Drake University Singers & St Louis Children’s Choirs

Fri, Mar 13 | 7:30pm | FREE

 

Town & Country Symphony

Sunday, March 15 | 2:30pm | FREE

David Peek, Conductor

 

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, Mar 28 | 9:30am

Join us!

 

Pre-Post-Racial America

Sat, Mar 28 | 10:30am | PUCC

How do we talk about race when we don’t understand the experiences of others?Continue the sacred conversation on race…

 

3rd Annual Jesus Has Left the Building

Sun, Mar 29 | following 8:30am worship

Details…

 

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

 

Annual Conference Women’s Retreat

May 1-3 | Camp MoVal | Union, MO

This year’s theme is Under the Shelter of God’s Wings, with the leaders of Sue Ulmer and Devoree Crist.

 

Men’s Spring Retreat

May 1-3 | Shannondale Retreat Center | Shannondale, MO

Greetings!

 

Join us on Sunday for Traditional Worship at 9:30am or Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scripture lessons are Exodus 20:1-17 (The Ten Commandments) and John 2:13-22 (Jesus clearing the Temple; tossing the tables) with a sermon entitled Reboot, Renew and Redraw. How do we chart a course for faithful behavior? Where do we draw our parameters. How do we restart when we have gotten away from faithful living? How does Jesus interpret and renew the Law? He does not push it aside but challenges us to see it differently and live further into it.

Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 8. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour.

This Sunday we are still collecting for Give-a-Meal. Isaiah 58 Ministries has informed us they especially need creamy peanut butter.
 

The Chili/Brownie Smackdown is back on this Sunday and it is also Camp Sunday!

 

UPCOMING

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

 

Youth Night March 11: Jeopardy Night! 

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30pm | Snacks & Door Prizes

 

Prayer Corner

Thur, Mar 12 | 9:30am-11:30pm | 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.

 

Open House Celebration for Nancy Brown

Sunday, March 22 | 2:00-4:00pm | Kirkwood House

385 South Taylor | Kirkwood, MO 63122

Nancy Brown turns 80 years of age this month! Her family is hosting an open house and would love for her Parkway UCC family members to come by for cake and ice cream! We also ask for no gifts please. Please park on the street and not in the Kirkwood House parking lot. Questions? Contact Julie Brown: 314-413-3093

 

Tuesday Evening Dialogue Discusses Religious Pluralism beginning March 24

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

 

Parkway’s children are already looking forward to the annual Easter Egg Hunt, held on Easter Sunday after both worship services. Please consider donating individually-wrapped candy to this much-anticipated event. Donations will be gratefully accepted in the Gathering Space until Palm Sunday. (Look for a collection bin with a bunny on it!) Thanks very much for supporting a beloved tradition.

 

Joke

QUOTE

We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity. Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible…The need for solitude and quietness was never greater than it is today.
~A. W. Tozer

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March 2015 Intersections

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imarch 2015 intersections graphic…For wisdom will come into your heart,
   and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul… ~Proverbs 2:10

We asked Parkway members to share their perspectives on wisdom and knowledge. Read these pages and find out more about the wisdom of Yentl, about how reading changes lives, and practical applications of what we have learned. It also has all the latest on stuff for children and youth and upcoming events.

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Rename and Reinvent: This weekend at Parkway 3-1-2015

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February 27, 2015

2841 N Ballas Rd

St. Louis, MO 63131

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Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up!?

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Prayer Updates

Sue Stolze – moving to Naomi House (Sarah Community, Bridgeton) this wkend.

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

Charlene Bovaconti – hospitalized in North Carolina (Ruiz’s daughter).

Keith Tipit: surgery for smashed fingers (John Williams)

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


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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. The event is free of charge. See

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Community Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, Mar 28 | 9:30am

Join us!

3rd Annual Jesus Has Left the Building

Sun, Mar 29 | following 8:30am worship

Details…

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

Greetings!

 

It’s the second Sunday of Lent. We are well on our way to Holy Week and Easter. It’s a full morning of worship, education, mission and fellowship at PUCC. Please join us – and consider bringing a friend or two.

 

Traditional Worship at 9:30am. Informal Worship at 11:00am.

 

Our scriptures are Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 and Mark 8:31-38 with a sermon entitled Rename and Reinvent. Abram and Sarai are renamed Abraham and Sarah as they recognize God’s call and covenant. Peter attempts to stop Jesus by scolding and correcting him but Jesus calls him off by pointing out to him that he is stuck as ‘Satan’ – thinking human and not divine thoughts. Who are we? What is our name now – and who do we want/need to be at the end of Lent? How will we get there?

 

We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table.

We will receive your gifts of non-perishable food items for hungry neighbors.  

 

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.  

If you ordered Girl Scout cookies from one of our young PUCC ladies, they will most likely be available for pick-up in the Gathering Space on Sunday. Thank you! [If you ordered a box or two for our collegians, there will be a box there to place them in. Thx ]

 

You did not see Girl Scout Delaney Barclay selling cookies this winter because she is looking for your support in a different way: In early March, Delaney will be shaving her head and donating her hair to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths. She is getting close to her goal of raising $1,000! Please consider a small donation to help her reach her goal this Sunday.

 

UPCOMING

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

Youth Night March 4: Square Dance 

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30pm | Snacks & Door Prizes

A great big thank you to our church family! You have been generous in giving as our youth sponsored a Souper Bowl Change Challenge. We collected $310.10! This will pay for the dinner we will provide for families at the Ronald McDonald house in April. Our Pathways of Faith sold heart rice Krispy treats for Heifer International and we collected $150.82! Thanks to all who helped! We love helping others!

 

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

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  

~Christopher Robin

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