December 10, 2018

Angels at Parkway Artist Solo Art Show 12/6

Thu, Dec 6 | 5:00-7:00pm | Longview Farm Park Art Gallery

Come see all of Angela Chostner’s paintings at one time! Courage, Unity and many other paintings will be on display. The opening reception is on Thursday, December 6th from 5 to 7pm just down the road at Longview Farm Park Art Gallery, 13525 Clayton Road, Town & Country,

MO 63131 This is a free event, children are welcome.

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!

Vendor book

 

More info: sugarplumbazaar@parkwayucc.org

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

Fall Fun Night Hayride! 11/17

Sat, Nov 17 | meet 6:45pm | ride 7:00pm | Queeny Park Mason Rd Entrance

$5/person; $15/family | Sign up before space is gone! Limit 20.

We’ve reserved a wagon for a hayride! When the hayride is over, we’ll come back to a nice, toasty bonfire ready for us to cap off the evening in a delicious way! All the ingredients for s’mores will be there for us to further enjoy the atmosphere and fellowship. Hope to see you there!

(Be sure to claim one spot per person so we don’t go over the 20!)

 

Parking: All hayride participants must enter on the Mason Rd. side. You will see the tractors from the parking lot. There is no access to the hayride location from Weidman Road.

 

Directions: To reach Queeny Park – from Manchester Rd. North on Mason Road 1 mile to the park entrance on left. The park entrance can also be reached by taking the Mason Road exit off of Highway 64/40, south for 2 ½ miles, turn right into Queeny Park.

 

Questions? Contact Jean Mueller from our Membership Care Commission at grandmajmm5@gmail.com or 314-662-2161

Journey With Us to Bethlehem 12/2

JOURNEY WITH US TO BETHLEHEM

Vitality has come to Christian Education! A twist on the traditional Advent workshop, something new and different for Parkway children and community!

Sunday, December 2 | 2:00-4:00pm

A new and exciting interactive Advent Adventure for the entire family! With passport in hand you will travel back in time and learn about the arrival of the Christ child. You will visit Nazareth, Bethlehem and all the important places and people who played a part in Jesus birth. Learning the meaning of Advent through games and crafts and a petting zoo. As you travel you will see how Hope, Peace, Joy and Love are all a part of the Advent experience as we wait and prepare for the coming of Christ, God’s Gift from God. This is open to the community so we invite you to come and bring your friends and neighbors.

PUCC Anniversary Radio Hour Play Nov 18

PUCC Anniversary Radio Hour Play

Sunday, November 18 | 10:00am | Presented by the Vitality Network

Parkway Kids and Youth will perform to celebrate our three special anniversaries: 10th as ONA, 20th in our new sanctuary, and 180th for our church.

Please join us on Sunday November 18, 2018 at 10am for a special radio play spotlighting all the events in our history that have led us to this Vitality year.

We have found a sponsor for the radio program: Wanda’s Wonderful Wedding Cakery. They service ALL weddings ALL the time. The Parkway studio chorale will be providing the commercials.

A reception will follow immediately following the service. There is a rumor that there will be cake.

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

Jesus Has Left the Building 8

Jesus Has Left the Building 8

Sunday, September 30, 2018 • 9:00-9:15 am Gather and Scatter! Communion and commissioning service at PUCC • Followed by projects to benefit the community

 

This JHLTB will embrace our Intertwine Interfaith Initiative – we are inviting our friends of other faiths to join us in sharing love and compassion with the St. Louis community. After the projects, we’ll all meet at Des Peres Park at 12:30 to share a picnic lunch. Please bring a cold dish to share – no pork please!

 

Projects on Sunday, September 30:

Cookie & treat bakingPUCC kitchen, 2841 N. Ballas Rd, Town & Country 63131 –limit 8 people

Join other bakers to whip up delicious cookies and treats in the Parkway UCC kitchen. Some of the recipes will be from our Turkish friends! These treats will be shared with a variety of groups to show our appreciation for serving the community.

Contact Linda Tossing (ltossing@aol.com) with questions.

Gardening at International Institute – South Farm 4040 Folsom Ave. 63110 – no limit

https://www.iistl.org/globalfarm.html

 

The International Institute’s Global Farms Program provides opportunities for Refugee and Immigrant arrivals to more effectively adjust to life in America. Our program offers new Americans coming from subsistence agricultural lifestyles places where they can immediately engage in their traditional practice of farming and gardening. Your help to improve and maintain these sites is much needed and greatly appreciated.

 

Work may entail weeding, mulching, tilling garden berms, working with compost and/or cleaning up the site. More experienced persons may be asked to mow, weed, trim or perform maintenance of structures. You will be using hand tools

 

Volunteers will be asked to sign a Volunteer Agreement and Release form. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (long sleeves & long pants suggested), closed-toe shoes, and bring water to drink.

 

Contact:  Paul Roesler at proesler@charter.net or (314) 629-8367 with questions.

 


Creative cards of support

at PUCC Heritage Room, 2841 N. Ballas Rd, Town & Country 63131 – no limit

 

Coloring and creating cards offers relaxation benefits for the senders, as well as the recipients! You can color, stamp, and paste to your heart’s delight. Supplies are provided. The lovely finished products will be mailed to individuals on the prayer lists of all participating groups or other people who might need a bit of cheer or encouragement.

 

Contact: Sue Moellering [susieqslp@sbcglobal.net or (314) 302-4373] for further details.

  Baitulmal, House of Goods

5911 Southwest, St. Louis 63139  – no limit

http://www.islamstl.org/daarulislam/history/baitulmal

 

How it started: two Police Chaplains and members of the Islamic Foundation of Saint Louis got together and started a non-profit organization called Baitulmal, which translates to House Of Goods. This mission of the Islamic Foundation of St. Louis gathers thousands of donations for families in need. People from all over St. Louis volunteer and help sort, deliver and distribute donated items. Their passion is to help others and their hopes are to unite the community and inspire others to open their hearts and donate their time to help. 

How we can help:

  1. We will sort and organize goods in the warehouse.
  2. Bring clothing, furniture, household goods, or anything in between to donate to local refugee families or others in need, to PUCC on JHLTB morning.

Please contact Paige Penico with questions at (636) 346-5484.

  Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery clean up

7570 Olive Blvd, University City 63130 – no limit

https://chesedshelemeth.org/

 

Many people became familiar with the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery due to the heartbreaking anti-Semitic vandalism a couple years ago. We will be led by caretaker Woody to help with basic grounds maintenance including: cleaning up sweet gum balls, picking up sticks and debris, cleaning up the sidewalk along Hanley road, and sweeping sidewalks. Bathroom access is available on-site.

 

Contact Doug Yakel with questions at da_yakel@att.net.

  Soup kit assembly

Parkway UCC fellowship hall, 2841 N. Ballas Rd, Town & Country 63131 –limit 30 people

 

We will create dry soup kits, assembly-line style, using the recipe provided by the annual Jewish and Muslim Christmas Day of Service. Join us to scoop dry beans and seasonings and package for distribution. The soup kits will then be provided to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry and the ICNA Relief Halal Food Pantry.

 

Contact Donna Ruzicka with questions at DRuzicka@Polsinelli.com.

The Hindu Temple of St. Louis projects

725 Weidman Road, Ballwin 63011 – no limit

www.hindutemplestlouis.org

 

Project highlights include weeding, planting perennials, and spring bulbs, and indoor storage space organization at the Temple. Please wear gardening gear and bring your own gardening gloves and tools. Teens from the Temple will join us and serve as our guides, including a tour and sampling some Indian food.

 

Contact Lisa Mason [lmason624@sbcglobal.net or cell (217) 257-0525] with questions.

 

 

Please share photos of your project (extending PUCC’s Photo and Personal Privacy Policy* of respect and permission for all photo subjects) on social media with #JesusHasLeftTheBuilding #ParkwayUCC

 

These projects offer tangible ways to do God’s work in our community; don’t miss this fulfilling and fun day in the life of our church!

 

* Parkway United Church of Christ Photo and Personal Privacy Policy: Photos should generally not be taken of children in church except as part of organized activities and programs, and any requests of children or their parents or guardians should be respected. Please be respectful of privacy and that this is a safe and sacred space for all who enter.


 

 

Black Tulip Chorale Presents Frostiana

 

Recap of Jesus Has Left the Building 7

Jesus Has Left the Building 7

We went out into the community to serve. Here are the details…