October 31, 2014

Volunteer Opps

There are many ways to plug in and serve at Parkway. Browse the list below to see what might be a good fit for you. [Click on the titles to view the expanded posts.]

Join the Parkway UCC CROP Hunger Walk Team 10/12

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Join the Parkway UCC CROP Hunger Walk Team

Sun, Oct 12 | 12:30pm Registration | 1:30pm Walk | Eden Seminary

Be a part of the phenomena! Fight hunger! Last year we had a large team of walkers and raised over $1500 as a team. That means that we raised enough money to provide 4,000lbs of food for our local food pantries AND enough money to provide food packets for 10 displaced families to feed them for 5 months. Great job Parkway UCC! Let’s keep up the great work in the fight against hunger both here in our community and around the world.

 

You can walk and/or support our walkers by:

  1. Look for me, Stephanie DeLong, at church on Sunday morning. I can give you a walker envelope or sign you up as a sponsor.
  2. Email Stephanie DeLong at greenwagonmom@gmail.com.
  3. Telephone Stephanie DeLong at 636-236-7907.
  4. Go to this link to join the Parkway UCC CROP Walk Team and/or sponsor a walker: http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/TR/2014FallCROPHungerWalk/TR-Fall2014?team_id=112480&pg=team&fr_id=19114

Candy for Collegians October 2014

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DSC07625Membership Care will be collecting candy for the collegians in October. Please donate a bag or two. Look for the box near the bulletin board. The candy will be sent to our collegians a week before Halloween.

Pilgrim UCC Requests Assistance in Food Pantry

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Wednesdays|10:00am – 12:00pm | Pilgrim UCC | 826 Union Blvd
Parkway Sweet Bakers have increased our baking days to two a month as Pilgrim UCC is hosting more visitors to their Neighborhood Wednesday Lunch. Diane Yanczer, Christian Education Director and Food Pantry Director is requesting assistance (4-6 people) in the Food Pantry on Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. She invites volunteers to stay for lunch and would appreciate a phone call to confirm when volunteers are coming. 314-497-6095.

Teacher Workshop 8/16

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TEACHERWORKSHOP

Saturday, August 16 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Heritage Room

This is a great time for everyone involved in Christian Education to come together for fellowship and fun. We will discuss curriculum and sign up for teaching rotations. We will also discuss safe church guidelines. If you ever wondered what is going on in the world of Christian Ed this is a great time to come and see. If you have any interest in teaching, shepherding, or just want to help with special events come and enjoy a morning where a light breakfast will be served as well as fun fellowship. Childcare is provided.

Choir Call Fall 2014

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Every year in September when the choir returns to our 9:30 service, I invariably hear many people say how great it is to have them back. I agree! I miss them over the summer, and I think everyone else does too. They provide a very important ministry as they sing hymns and anthems which enrich our understanding of the Scriptures and move us as only music can.

Have you ever thought about joining our ranks? If you enjoy singing, we would love to have you sing with us. The choir is a warm and welcoming group—we work hard, have fun, and enjoy making music together. Our rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and we sing for the 9:30 worship service on Sundays, with a warm up at 8:45. Child care is provided on Wednesday evenings and before the service on Sundays. This fall our rehearsals begin on Wednesday, August 27, and we will sing for the 9:30 worship services beginning on Sunday, September 7. We very much need additional singers! If you would like to join us, please contact Barbara Raedeke at BRaedeke@aol.com, or just come to the first rehearsal on August 27. You will be most welcome!

Ushers and Usher Leaders Needed

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Ushers and Usher Leaders Needed

For our traditional worship services we need:

  • An usher team leader for the fourth Sunday of each month
  • A head usher to work with the four team leaders
  • New ushers to augment our current teams of faithful ushers.

Interested? Contact us: info@parkwayucc.org

Orchestra Rehearsal

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Orchestra Rehearsal

Sunday, July 20 | 6:30 – 8:00pm | Heritage Room

The Parkway Church Orchestra will rehearse this evening from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Heritage Room. Additional players are welcome to join us!

Ushers and Usher Leaders Needed

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Ushers and Usher Leaders Needed

For our traditional worship services we need:

  • An usher team leader for the fourth Sunday of each month
  • A head usher to work with the four team leaders
  • New ushers to augment our current teams of faithful ushers.

 

Interested? Contact Roger Fagerberg: rrfagerberg@hotmail.com | 314-878-7646.

Help End the Cycle of Domestic Violence

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Lydia’s House works in faith to end domestic violence by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children. They are desperate for supplies. Christian Services is collecting cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and paper products to transport to Lydia’s House by Wednesday, July 16. Donations collected in the Gathering Space. Please visit their website to see a complete list of needed supplies and for opportunities to volunteer:

Lydia’s House website

Thanks so very much for your generosity and concern.

 

Update 7-16-2014: 

On behalf of Lydia’s house and Christian Services we wanted to thank everyone for your generous gifts of cleaning supplies and paper products. The response was overwhelming and the need was great. Rest assured that they will all be put to good use so thank you once again.

Help Kids Prepare for Learning: School Supply Drive

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July 13-August 3 | PUCC Gathering Space

Joint Neighborhood Ministry has asked for our help in collecting school supplies to make sure all children have a positive start to the school year. Specifically, the children need:

 

backpacks/book bags | calculators | loose-leaf paper

spiral-bound notebooks | folders | three-ring binders | crayons/markers #2 pencils | colored pencils | black, blue and red pens | highlighters scissors | rulers | glue/glue sticks | pencil cases | protractors | compasses

gift cards for Payless Shoes, Shoe Carnival, etc.

socks: all sizes from kindergarten to high school (adult)

underwear: (boys prefer boxers rather than briefs)

 

Please place any donations in the gathering space bins marked for the School Supply Drive before August 3. We understand that many organizations are requesting your support; please give as you are able, faithful to your own heart. PUCC youth will volunteer to organize and distribute these items at Joint Neighborhood Ministry’s School Fair on August 8-9. Thank you! Contact Jill Schatz with questions 636-821-3478 or jdschatz@msn.com