February 23, 2019

Get Involved

At Parkway United Church of Christ, there are limitless opportunities to get involved. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to share your God-given talents, dig deeper into your own understanding of God’s will or looking for fellowship, you’ll find it here. No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey, we have a place for you.

The Christian Services Commission of Parkway UCC facilitates much of our congregational and community service. The goal is to educate the congregation on the needs of our church, our community, and the world. Some of the church’s participation in giving is included in the general budget. Other opportunities of giving are choices suggested throughout the year. As our congregational vision statement says, “we shall seek the way of God in today’s world through joyful worshiping, inclusive caring and compassionate serving.”

The giving opportunities suggested are by no means meant to be obligations. It is our desire that it be your choice as to which you support and how you support them. We recognize it is difficult to give to all those in need and that many of us also have favorite charities outside our church. Please give as you are able, faithful to your own heart.

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.

Christmas Caroling Oppotunities

Join Us for Christmas Caroling!

Sat Dec 8 | 12:30 – 3:30pm | Mon Dec 17 | 9:00am – noon

All ages, all singing abilities invited! We will run through a couple of songs and head out. We will be visiting special friends of Parkway to usher in the season with songs and fellowship. Contact Kevin: kevin@parkwayucc.org

 

More Caroling! We have packaged 97 bags of candy for the children who live in a complex of immigrant families off Hodiamont. On Dec 16 we will leave the church at 3:00pm—along with Santa—to deliver the candy you so generously supplied. If you wish to join us we will be singing Santa songs. If anyone has a Guitar that would be great. 

Stewardship Notes

Stewardship Notes: The 2019 Pledge Campaign is centered on “Gratitude” with a quote from Albert Schweitzer: “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us” and the beautiful painting “Gratitude” by Angela Chostner.

The 2019 Pledge Campaign was blessed on Consecration Sunday, November 11 at the 10:00 Service! Pledge letters and cards were mailed the end of October! However, if you didn’t receive a letter, pledge cards are available on the center table in the Gathering Place. Should you have any questions please contact any member of the Stewardship Commission – Harold Cobb, Linda Tossing, Amy Yakel, Ross Livengood, Tom Maxeiner or Rich Race (Council Liaison)

A Christmas Memory 11/27 & 12/11

Tuesday Evening Dialogue

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) has two sessions remaining before Christmas: Nov. 27 and Dec. 11. On the Nov 27 we will be sharing responses to Truman Capote’s beloved holiday story drawn from his childhood titled A Christmas Memory. On the Dec 11 we will be examining one of scriptures’ most praised passages, Mary’s Magnificat, (“The Song of Mary” recorded in the Gospel of Luke 1:46 – 55) and other Christmas poems. Free copies of the readings will be available in the church office.

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.

Audio/Visual Help Needed

Can You Hear Me Now!?

As we continue to live into the vitality focus on operating as teams, we are expanding the team that takes care of the sound system on Sunday mornings. Are you willing to pitch in for a while? We are beginning to review and update our sound equipment which has been in place for the 20 years we have been here in this ‘New’ Sanctuary. For now we need a few people to learn the basics for this important task. We will have a training on Sunday, November 18th from 11:15am-12:15pm in the sanctuary if we have at least three people sign up! Please contact Val Detjen (Convener of the Worship Commission) at 636-230-0222  booklovervld@gmail.com or Kevin Cameron at 314-872-9330 kevin@parkwayucc.org today if you’re up for this! [This is one of the myriad functions that all come together so that we can be the church on Sundays and other days. We give heartfelt thanks—past, present and future—for all of the individuals who make this place hum!] 

Tuesday Evening Dialogue 10/23

Tuesday Evening Dialogue New Book Oct 23

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

TED discusses The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland over three sessions: Oct 23, Nov 13 (chapters 2 & 3), Nov 27 (chapters 4-6). Books available for purchase in the church office through your preferred vendor.

 

“When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town…of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. As the passengers stepped from the airplanes, exhausted, hungry and distraught after being held on board for nearly 24 hours…they were greeted with a feast prepared by the townspeople. Local bus drivers who had been on strike came off the picket lines to transport the passengers to the various shelters set up in local schools and churches. Linens and toiletries were bought and donated. A middle school provided showers, as well as access to computers, email, and televisions, allowing the passengers to stay in touch with family and follow the news…”

 

ALL WELCOME! Contact Karen Boyd with questions: kkseib@gmail.com