December 20, 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.]

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

Join us for Christmas Caroling

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Two dates & times!

December 6 | 10:00am carpool from church

December 13 | 11:30am carpool from church

All ages, all singing abilities invited! We will run through a couple of songs and head out. We will be visiting special friends of Parkway to usher in the season with songs and fellowship.

Ushers & Usher Leaders Needed

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We need, for our traditional worship services, an usher team leader and an assistant team leader for designated Sundays of each month, a Head Usher to work with the four team leaders, and many persons willing to serve as ushers to augment our many faithful ushers. Please contact me if you are willing to serve in any of these usher leader positions. Please let me know if you are willing to serve as an usher, either on a regular monthly basis or occasionally when needed, and are not already serving as an usher team leader or regular usher not willing to be an usher leader. Roger Fagerberg, Worship Commission Convener and Commission Coordinator for Ushers, rrfagerberg@hotmail.com | 314-878-7646.

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!