October 15, 2018

Earth Day Wkend at PUCC – Adult Education and Vegetarian Luncheon

Parkway UCC invites you to our Earth Day events on Sunday, April 22nd.
Guest speaker, Sylvester Brown, founder of the Sweet Potato Project, will present at our Adult Education sessions at 9:30am and 11:00am. Read more…
Eco-Friendly Fundraiser!
Sunday, April 22 | 12:00pm | Fellowship Hall
We are hosting a vegetarian luncheon featuring homemade lasagna, salad and rolls. Come and celebrate at noon and help us raise funds for a new eco-friendly dishwasher!The event will be both paperless and meatless.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and kids 5 and under eat free.



Gather and Scatter April 28

Saturday, April 28 | 8:15-8:30am Gather and Scatter! Communion and commissioning service in the Gathering Space • Followed by three projects in the community


PUCC will share God’s love with our community in meaningful ways! This JHLTB will offer a limited number of projects to focus our efforts on projects that need a significant number of volunteers. Enjoy experiencing new ways to share our mission of love.


Let’s share God’s love and compassion with our community through our seventh annual JHLTB! Please wear your PUCC t-shirt or another red shirt if possible. 

Unable to attend JHLTB7 day?



Please bake cookies to donate and leave the cookies on the back counter of the kitchen on Thursday or Friday (April 26 or 27), clearly labeled “JHLTB.” These treats will be shared with a variety of groups to show our appreciation for serving the community.

Contact Kevin Cameron (314-872-9330 or kevin@parkwayucc.org) with questions.


Projects on Saturday, April 28:



Special Olympics Spring Games

Westminster Christian Academy 
800 Maryville Centre Dr., Chesterfield, MO

– no limit


LOTS of opportunities to work with athletes or running track and field events, scorekeeping, lunch companions, Victory Village (games and fun all day so athletes between events have fun stuff to do). Please use the link above to sign up for the time and activity that is best for you! (You may also sign up on the PUCC iPad between services on April 15 or 22).


Coffee or a meal will be coordinated as people choose their shift to volunteer – please let Kevin know in advance what time you’ll be volunteering.


Contact: Kevin Cameron for more details [kevin@parkwayucc.org or (314) 330-0629].




International Institute – REAP Farm

3636 Aldine Ave, St. Louis 63113

 – no limit



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.


Lunch will be at the immigrant-owned Everest Café & Bar, serving Nepalese, Korean and Indian food; 4145 Manchester Rd. (between Vandeventer and Kingshighway).


Contact: Lisa Mason [lmason624@sbcglobal.net or cell (217) 257-0525] for further details.




Creative cards of support

at PUCC – no limit


Opportunity to join the card craze in creative ways.  You can color, stamp, paste to your heart’s delight.  Supplies are provided.  The lovely finished products will be mailed to members of the congregation, students at Parkland School,(Marjory Douglas Stoneham High School ) or other folks of your choosing who might need a bit of cheer or encouragement.


Lunch will be at Cafe Express at the Des Peres Schnuck’s (corner of Ballas & Manchester).


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



*For the sake of planning, we ask that you PLEASE sign up for your favorite project in advance in the Gathering Space, or contact Lisa Mason at lmason624@sbcglobal.net or (314) 395-4444, cell: (217) 257-0525. For Special Olympics, please sign up using the link, then let Kevin know your plan.


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! Not to worry, we have tricks up our sleeves and contingency plans if needed.



* 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.

Holy Wells April 14

Holy Week 2018

Holy Monday Morning Devotion
Mon, Mar 26 | 10:00am | Historic Sanctuary

Devotion followed by cleaning & preparing the holy space for noon Good Friday service. Contact Marsha Peek: 314-413-1440 | mjpeek@earthlink.com


Chocolat for Holy Week!
Monday, March 26 | 6:30pm | Gathering Space

Even if you gave up chocolate for Lent, you can still come for some CHOCOLAT on Monday night of Holy Week – March 26 at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space! This well-received PG-13 film was nominated for many awards in 2000, including five Academy Awards, one of which was Best Picture. The setting is Lent!


Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche), an expert chocolatier who drifts across Europe with her daughter Anouk (Victoire Thivisol), follows the north wind. At the beginning of the Lenten season in 1959, “fifteen years after the War,” they travel to a quiet French village that closely adheres to tradition, as dominated by the village mayor, the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina). Just as the villagers begin observing the forty days of Lent, Vianne opens a chocolate shop, much to Reynaud’s displeasure.


Vianne wears more colorful clothing than the village women, is an atheist, and has an illegitimate child. She does not fit in well with the townspeople but is nevertheless optimistic about her business. Her friendly and alluring nature begins to win the villagers over one by one,

causing Reynaud to openly speak against her for tempting the people during a time of abstinence and self-denial. There are other characters in town including Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Lena Olin.


Join us for Chocolat… and yes, we will have both chocolate and popcorn to share with you!


Holy Tuesday—Join the Sweet Bakers
Tuesday, March 27 | 10:00am | Parkway Kitchen

Contact Carol Cobb: ccjcobb@aol.com | 314-965-4147

Sweet Bakers invites you to help make cakes for Neighborhood Lunch at Pilgrim UCC & make soup for Parkway Shut-in Mary Maxeiner.


Tuesday Evening Dialogue March 27
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) wrapping up a book by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan entitled The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’ Final Days in Jerusalem. “Informed, challenged, and inspired, we not only meet the historical Jesus, but meet a new Jesus who engages us and invites us to follow him.”

Please consider joining us for delicious potluck supper, stimulating discussion and great fellowship. Questions? Karen Boyd (kkseib@gmail.com)


Holy Wednesday Dutch Meal
Mar 28 | 11:30am | Egg & I | Manchester & Lockett

Contact Carol Cobb: ccjcobb@aol.com | 314-965-4147

Enjoying one another’s company and pondering the meaning of this week.


Holy Wednesday March 28 | 7:00-8:00pm
Join us in the Fellowship Hall as we craft expressions of our appreciation to send to local first responders, public servants and our interfaith partners. Gratitude is a spiritual discipline. Refreshments provided.


Join NJFM for Maundy Thursday Morning Communion
March 29, 2018| 10:00am|New Sanctuary

Not Just for Men will celebrate communion with Pastor Kevin on Maundy Thursday in the Sanctuary at 10am. After communion we will spend a few minutes aligning the pews for Holy Week Services and tidying up the pew racks to be followed by a light breakfast in the Gathering Space. RSVP: Harold Cobb at 314-965-4147 or ccjcobb@aol.com.


Maundy Thursday
Dinner & Worship Fellowship Hall |

Agape Love Feast! Gather ‘round tables in the Fellowship Hall as we recall Jesus and the disciples celebrating Passover in that upper room in Jerusalem the night of Jesus’ arrest. We will sing, pray and reflect on scripture within the context of a delicious meal. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion as we move From Lovers to Fools with our Feet. We will end up outside as we remember Jesus’ arrest and the disciples fear and flight into the night.


Good Friday Prayer Service Mar 30 | 12:00pm | Historic Sanctuary

Spend some time with scripture, silence, hymns and prayers. Face the emptiness of Good Friday in the sacred setting of the Historic Sanctuary.


Good Friday Evening Worship
Mar 30 |
7:00pm | New Sanctuary

We have been present to this personal and communal journey of Lent with our whole selves. We’ve engaged the world and one another with our eyes, ears, hands, voices, hearts, head and feet. Now on Good Friday we are depleted and paralyzed. Jesus is taken from us. What do we do right now? What will we do next? Join us as we worship on this dark night. [There will be a Children’s Sermon and the Choir will sing.]


Easter Prayer Vigil
Mar 30 | Good Friday through Easter Sunrise!
Please sign up to be in prayer for at least one of the 36 hours at your home or elsewhere—not at church. Devotion materials are available in the Gathering Space. There
are a great deal of helps in this booklet—even activities and discussion starters for families with children/youth. Please make a plan—which may include a walk through the Devotion booklet—so you can hit the ground running when your specific time rolls around.


Easter Sunrise Service
April 1 | 6:30am | Elm Lawn Cemetery
(Behind the Historic Sanctuary across the street)
Gathering in the darkness like the women did long, long ago, we will be literally warmed and encouraged by the “new fire.” The Day of Resurrection will dawn on us as we see the empty tomb and decide for ourselves what we’ll do next.


Easter Worship
April 1 | 9:30 Traditional & 11:00am Informal
Lilies all around, snuffed Lenten candles now ablaze again, fresh flowers being placed in the cross, stirring music in the air, eager kids everywhere you look…Come celebrate the most important day of the year! [Special Easter activities for the kids during worship—Easter Egg Hunt after both services.]


School Board Candidate Conversation with the Interfaith Community

Parkway School District Board of Education Candidate Discussion

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24 | Rain or Shine! | Doors open at 9:00am

Bring your little ones out to enjoy refreshments, crafts, a fun egg hunt with three age divisions, and to meet the Easter Bunny! For any questions or if you would like to volunteer, contact Cassie Rosenberger: (314) 323-6781 or cj.rose18@yahoo.com. (This community event is in addition to our Easter egg hunts after services on Easter Sunday.)


Four Ways to Christmas: Christmas Eve Worship at Parkway

Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24

10:00am worship Four Ways to Christmas—The hope, peace, joy and love of Advent are coming to fruition! Join us as we receive the gift of Jesus. We will sing Christmas carols and reflect on how and why God has come to live among us. Celebrate!


4:30pm Family Friendly Worship—A lively and spirited service with Nativity scriptures, carols and contemporary reflections. We will sing Silent Night by candlelight as we prepare to go out into this holy night.


7:30pm Candlelight & Communion—This traditional service includes the Christmas Gospel, choir, carols as we ponder what this love story means for us today. We will share Communion at our open table and sing Silent Night by candlelight.

Advent Workshop 12/3

RECAP of Jesus Has Left the Building 6

Jesus Has Left the Building 6

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