April 18, 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.]

Be God’s Hands on Earth: Missions to Moore, OK

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In response to the tornado disaster on May 20, 2013 just South of Oklahoma City, Parkway UCC is sending two mission trips to Moore OK this summer. There is a youth trip scheduled from Sunday, June 29 to Saturday, July 5 for young folks 16 and up. There is meaningful work to be done by anyone, regardless of skill level or experience. You will benefit from the team building, friendships, experience and satisfaction. Also, there is an adult trip to Moore leaving Sunday, September 21 and returning 9/27. Same deal. All skill levels welcome and you will reap untold benefits. Guaranteed. (Rumor has it that there are already two cook/house parents signed up!) Contact Tom McKenzie at mckenzie1947@att.net or314-567-0429. Seems like a long time from now, but the organizers in Oklahoma are already asking for our information. Please take advantage of this opportunity.

Coffee Maker Alert!

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vintage aluminum coffee makersCoffee Maker Alert! We are in real need for someone to make coffee for the 3rd Sunday of each month. Be a part of a team that extends hospitality to members and guests! Interested? Please contact us.

Be an Angel!

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Membership Care Commission is looking for a few good women and men to be on a list of potential people who take meals to PUCCers who need some support: new baby, great struggle, illness, grief. Be a blessing to those who are struggling. Interested? Contact Marilyn McDougall (314-576-9659; marilynwmcd@aol.com). Thank you for strengthening our faith family.

Work Day

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Sunday, October 27 | After church | Sean Watkins Trailer

Sean Watkins and his new family now have a trailer that is livable, but still needs lots of work. We are planning a work day on Sunday, Oct 27 after Church. If you are willing to lend a hand, and for more information, please contact Mike Rogers at mike1qaw32@aol.com, or phone 314 434 7122.

Caroling 12/7 & 12/21

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All ages—all (or no) singing abilities invited! Please mark your calendar for Saturday, December 7 and/or Saturday, December 21. We will be visiting special friends of Parkway to usher in the season with songs and fellowship. This is a wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit, for both the singers, and recipients of these gifts. Please join us for one or both of these days. Meet at church at 9:00am. We are usually finished by 11:30am. Questions? Contact us.

Dedication of Offering of Letters

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This Sunday, October 13, we will dedicate our Offering of Letters that were written last Sunday morning. It’s not too late to raise your voice in support of hungry children and adults. Click here to access a letter to print out and sign. Bring the letters in an envelope and place in the basket in the Gathering Space. Thank you.

Connecting with Our College Students

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Bring your bags of individually wrapped candy by 10/13 to send in care packages to our Parkway collegians. If you can help get the packages ready for mailing the morning of Mon, Oct 14, contact us.

Voices of Grace sing at 175th Anniversary Celebration

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Voices of Grace, our choir for grades 6-12, recently sang “Seasons of Love” at our 175th Anniversary luncheon. They were awesome.

[You might want to give it a try … join them some Sunday morning between worship services downstairs by the Youth Rooms …. Look how much fun they are having!]

Chimes Choir & Orchestra

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Chimes Choir & Orchestra

Roger Fagerberg

Parkway United Church of Christ started on September 15 two new multi-generational musical groups which are open to persons having no affiliation with the church as well as church members and regular attenders. Both groups rehearse at the church once a month on third Sunday evenings and are composed of a chimes choir (which plays hand bells music) rehearsing from 6:30 to 7:10 P.M. and a small orchestra rehearsing from 7:20 to 8:00pm. A person can play in either one of the groups or in both groups. We had five persons at the initial chimes rehearsal and we need several more players to fully cover the music. Previous experience with hand bells or hand chimes is not necessary, because the parts are easy to learn if one can read music. We had eight persons playing in the small orchestra, and we could use many more players. Strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion are all welcome. Both groups will be rehearsing Christmas music at the next rehearsals, which will be on October 20. The rehearsals following October 20 will be on November 17. Each group will play one or two concerts in December. Please call Roger Fagerberg, the volunteer director for both groups, 314-878-7646, if you have any questions.

Fall Means Friendship

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Fall Means Friendship

Marilyn McDougall

We are talking about the Fall Friendship Dinners of course!  As the leaves turn brilliant colors and you feel a nip in the air, we invite you to spend a cozy evening with friends enjoying tasty, homemade dishes.

Consider hosting – you choose the time and how many people you would like to invite.

If you would rather be a guest….just sign your name and number of people attending.

Each person prepares only one dish.

So as the days grow cooler and more colorful, sign up for a casual dinner, or even a brunch with new and old friends. The gatherings are all about Friendship and being together.

Sign up/questions - contact us.