October 16, 2018

JHLTB8/Intertwine Interfaith RECAP

CLICK HERE to read all about an amazing interfaith day of sharing God’s love with the community.

Trunk or Treat 10/27

Trunk or Treat! Sat, Oct 27 | 5:30-6:30PM | Front Parking Lot

Make plans to attend our annual Trunk or Treat with a decorated trunk filled with candy for our ghost and goblins. Games, Crafts and of course a Halloween Parade! This spooktacular evening is so fun it’s scary! There’s something for everyone: tall or short, young or old, Disney or Super Hero! Bring your friends too! Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org

Caring for Creation: October Green Tip

Should I Reheat My Home or Keep it Warm?


Hey Mr. Green,

In your book, Hey Mr. Green, you say that it takes more energy to maintain a constant temperature at home than to lower the heat at night and crank it back up in the morning. My neighbor claims that keeping a constant warm temperature is better because reheating takes more energy. What’s the truth?

I stand by all of my book’s myriad words of wisdom—

But to your question: Maintain a constant indoor temperature and you’re heating not just your home but also the great outdoors. Heat is constantly lost, especially through doors and windows; the warmer it remains inside, the more heat escapes. It’s a law of thermodynamics, the same principle that makes tank water heaters less efficient than on-demand models.

This is why it takes less energy to reheat a house in a short time than to keep it warm all the time, and why energy-conservation organizations like the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy estimate a 2% savings on heating bills for each degree you lower the thermostat for eight hours at a time.

(Mr. Green is Bob Schildgen – a columnist for Sierra Magazine and has a book titled “Hey Mr. Green” published in 2008)



Earth Day – Every Day

You Can Make a Difference!

Warm Winter Accessories Drive 9/16 -10/14

Warm Winter Accessories Drive

September 16 through October 14

Autumn is coming soon, and along with it will be cooler days, then cold days. Children in the St. Louis area will be needing warmth for winter. New or very gently used gloves, mittens, caps, and scarves of any size will be most welcome and donated to the Little Bit Foundation, an organization that works with schools and their parents. This foundation has expanded its space and has increased its client base. Please give as you are able and place items in the hat-and-gloves box in the gathering area. Questions? Contact Evelyn Buretta, 636-220-1280, burettaevelyn@gmail.com

Black Tulip Chorale Presents Frostiana


Tuesday Evening Dialogue NEW Book 9/11

Tuesday Evening Dialogue Sep 11
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion
We begin discussions of the Walter Bruggemann book A Gospel of Hope. Paperback copies are available in the church office.

Fall Worship Plans

We are almost at the end of summer!
Being together and experiencing worship together this season has been wonderful. Many have remarked that one of the reasons this has been such a successful adventure is that we need more unity in the world right now – coming together for a common purpose.
We believe the Spirit is moving!
The two Vitality Teams (The Sunday Morning Experience and Worship Innovation) have been working with the Worship Commission brainstorming, researching, listening to one another and to all of you …. many of you were with us (50 in fact) on Sunday, August 5th as we held an open conversation about worship.
We had an overwhelming response – a groundswell really … before, during and since that day… of people asking to continue this 10am worship service for a longer period of time. People are appreciating the format, style and spirit of it all.
Therefore, the Worship Commission and the Worship Vitality Teams just recommended to the Church Council at their monthly meeting that we continue to have one worship service at 10am at least through the rest of 2018.
We will have a revised Sunday Morning flow —
9am Choir practice (Intergenerational ‘First Sunday Choir’ monthly – come!);
9:30am Coffee ready in the Gathering Space – come early and build community!
9:55am Announcements in the sanctuary;
10am Worship begins with the Prelude;
(Christian Education for children/youth immediately following Children’s Time);
11am Fellowship Time with refreshments, old friends and new friends;
11:15am-12pm Adult Education in the Heritage Room (most Sundays) and
varied music opportunities for all kids/youth/adults (voice, chimes, bells) that could not happen when we had two worship services on a Sunday morning.
We will continue to evaluate and tweak worship and the Sunday morning experience as we go along. Please let us know what you feel and think.
We are excited! Thank you for your presence, participation and feedback!
– Your Worship Commission, Worship Vitality Teams, Council and PUCC Staff

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!

More info: sugarplumbazaar@parkwayucc.org

We are currently accepting vendor applications.

Adult Mission Trip 10/28 – 11/3

Calling ALL SAINTS to TREAT THE TRICKED October 28 – November 3

Adult Mission Trip | Back Bay Mission, Mississippi

Tom or Kris McKenzie | 314-567-0429 | mckenzie1947@att.net

Please commit to helping the homeless and financially challenged people of the Back Bay, Mississippi, area, near Biloxi. In affiliation with The UCC Back Bay Mission we will be helping those in need of shelter, food and general needs. We will be staying at Back Bay Mission’s deluxe bunkhouse and combining efforts with 3 other UCC church groups from Michigan and Texas.
For more information visit thebackbaymission.org and/or see the sign-up board in the Gathering Space. Sign-up soon; space is limited.