Gateway ONA Needs You


Hello Parkway Family!

For those who don’t know I am deeply involved with the Gateway Open Affirming Coalition and am the current treasurer. We are in fairly dire need for additional support from within our supporting bodies of churches. As an FYI – Meetings are normally held on the fourth Thursday of each month, by Zoom, beginning at 7:00 PM with a brief social time before the meeting beginning at 6:45 PM.

Our needs include:
1. GONA needs a person skilled in knowledge to support our website, Facebook page, and to assist with virtual connections for the Annual Convocation on the first Saturday in March and the Fall Fund Raising event held in October.
2. GONA needs a person who could become the Assistant Treasurer. Work with the current treasurer, to make deposits, write checks, keep minimal records showing what has come in, what has gone out and what our balance is in the checking account.
This person needs computer skills or accounting skills. If you or someone you know might be interested, please mail me or our convener, Lorin Cope, at, or call his office at St. Paul UCC: 314-772-4772 or my cell: 330-903-7711. Thank you.

Finally, participating in St. Louis Pridefest has been a hallmark of GONA. Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in this years’ celebration as myself and my partner, Doug, will be in Toronto helping my employer with our first in-person Pride celebration. If you could please help us with some of your time during the PrideFest celebration we would greatly appreciate it!
3. GONA need help staffing the booth/tent at PrideFest on June 24 and 25 in downtown St. Louis. We also hope to always have on each shift at least one authorized pastor who would be available to those who come into the tent if there is a need for spiritual care or a conversation with a pastor. Here is the link to volunteer:

Thank you

Greg Schmelig

Post Date: May 19, 2023


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