December 10, 2018

Sugar Plum Bazaar Nov 10

Sugar Plum Bazaar
Saturday, November 10 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Get some of your Christmas shopping done early! Come out to the 5th Annual Sugar Plum Bazaar! We’ll have over 25 vendors ready to provide you with unique handcrafted gift ideas and the delicious cookie walk!

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We are no longer accepting vendor applications for the 2018 bazaar.

Christmas Memory Tree

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You are invited to fill an ornament with a note or a small significant item in honor of a loved one to be remembered during this season. Ornaments are in a basket beneath the tree in the Gathering Space.

Celebrate Christmas Eve

Neighbors helping Neighbors: Adopt a Family from the International Institute Through December 16















Neighbor Helping Neighbor Initiative to Adopt a Family

Until December 10 | SignUp Genius and Gathering Space

Questions? Contact Lisa Mason (

As we celebrate this season of gratitude and Thanksgiving, PUCC will join with Shaare Emeth again this year to support a family of new Americans. A few members of Shaare Emeth’s New American Committee and the Jewish Council for New Americans (JCNA) have partnered with a family since their arrival in St. Louis on June 13, 2018. The family consists of a mother, Apendeki, and her five sons and one daughter, ranging in age from 16 to almost two years old. Apendeki is originally Congolese but had been living in a refugee camp in Tanzania since 2006.

The International Institute’s assistance primarily focuses on the first 90 days after arrival. Having passed that timeframe, the mother is struggling to support her large family and is still in need of significant financial assistance. The family primarily speaks Swahili and language barriers are further complicating their transition. Together with our friends at Shaare Emeth, we will collect funds to be distributed for future rent and utility payments, grocery gift cards, shoes, and some apparel. The JCNA will help the family budget and manage the resources.

A Sign Up Genius detailing the needs is now launched! Please use Sign Up Genius to “claim” any item you would like to donate so we can coordinate and avoid duplication between our congregations. Please place your donations in the Gathering Space. Please make any checks payable to Shaare Emeth with a note on the memo line to direct the donation toward rent, utilities, or grocery cards. We will conclude the collection December 10. Thank you for your generosity in welcoming this family.



Lessons & Carols Dec 9

Join us Sunday, December 9, at 10:00am for a service of Lessons and Carols. The service includes Scripture readings from the Gospels and the Hebrew Scriptures along with choral and instrumental music. Please join us for this special musical celebration of the Christmas story.