January 19, 2019

Serve at Parkway

You can start volunteering today! The Parkway faith family is a service and volunteer oriented community. We jump at the chance to serve others and want to include you in that excitement. You can share your time and talent with any of our ongoing ministries.

Service is integral to our congregational vitality. Whether it is serving each other or those in the local or global community, Parkway offers many ways to get involved in the community beyond the Sunday morning worship service.

Weekly Opportunities: In-House Places to serve
Instrumental Music
Worship Volunteers (greeters, ushers, AV, coffee, flowers, refreshments)
Sunday School Teachers
Office volunteers

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!] 


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Work Day to Clean Old Cemetery & Main Grounds 4/21

April 21 | 9:00am until finished | Meet at main building

Contact: Mike Mason | (314) 971-4446 | mmason_family@yahoo.com

To honor those who came before (as well as respect our neighbors), we are asking for your help to clean growth, limbs, and debris from the old cemetery. In addition, we are also looking for volunteers willing to collect trash from the north side of our property. This will be a great way to prepare for Earth Day on the following day. Please bring gloves, appropriate work dress, rakes, saws, and a pick-up truck if you have one.

Parkway Sustainability Seekers 12/15

Parkway Sustainability Seekers

Thu, Dec 15 | 2:30pm | Library

Have ideas to help us become a greener congregation? Come and share them with our group. Contact Polly Winklemann: winkwoods@charter.net | 636-220-8484

Church Orchestra Rehearsal 3rd Sundays

parkwayorchestra1Third Sunday of the month | 6:30-8:00pm | Choir Room

The Parkway Church Orchestra continues with its third Sunday monthly rehearsals. Concerts are normally in August and December. We are seeking more instrumentalists (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) to join us. We will meet in the Choir Room. If you have not participated recently, please contact Roger Fagerberg at 314-878-7646 or at rrfagerberg@hotmail.com for needed information.

Holy Week 2017

Palm Sunday: April 9 | 9:30 & 11:00am
Feel the excitement as Jesus comes into Jerusalem. Wave your palm, listen to scripture that sets the scene for the week, receive the sacrament of communion at our open table. As Jesus enters in, how will we welcome and spend time with him this Holy Week—so that we can become more like him?

Maundy Thursday Service: April 13 | 7:00pm
Join us in the Gathering Space for a simple soup supper as we hear about the Passover that Jesus and the disciples were in the city to celebrate. We will ask God to let some of this Holy Week pass us by. Gather at our open table to receive the incredible gift of communion—which will sustain us in these next days of challenge.

Good Friday Prayers: April 14 | noon | Historic Sanctuary
Enter into the heaviness on this day of trial, tribulation, crucifixion. The organ will play and we will observe some silence. We will hear scripture and poetry and reflect on this last day.

Good Friday Service: April 14 | 7:00pm | New Sanctuary
Absorbing Even This! We will imagine the unthinkable and come out on the other side. On the darkest night, we will remind ourselves of the depths of God’s love for us. The Choir and Voices of Grace will sing and we will be aware of light and shadow tonight.

Easter Prayer Vigil: April 14 | Good Friday through Easter Sunrise!
Please sign up to be in prayer for at least one of the 36 hours at your home—not at church. Devotion materials will be available in the Gathering Space or on our website (parkwayucc.org). 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 16 | 6:00am | 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 16 | 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! We will experience the turning and returning of Mary and a couple of the disciples at the tomb. It has been a season of deepening our Christ-like identity. Lean in toward God! [Special Easter activities for the kids during worship—Easter Egg Hunt after both services.]

We’re in need of some additional Sweet Bakers…

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Helping others through food and fellowship is a very special time for all the sweet bakers. We meet once or twice a month on a Tuesday morning and bake desserts with a variety of easy recipes started with box mixes. While we bake to bring smiles to those less fortunate, we laugh, we bond, and we solve many of the world’s problems! Come join us and make a difference, not only for yourself, but for others!

Advent Workshop 12/6

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Sunday, December 6 | 4:00-6:00pm | Fellowship Hall

Parkway UCC Christmas Elves are bringing our annual Advent Workshop back this year. Come join us to make crafts for the holiday season. Mingle around the different booths for all types of activities, including making special holiday ornaments, a nativity set, bird feeders, yummy cookies to decorate, and other crafts. God’s Eyes will be special craft available. Our traditional soup dinner will be held as the craft booths close. We love to see families working together. A short Vesper service provided by our confirmation class will be held at the close of the evening.

Carol Cobb and Barb Kuhlmann, Head Elves this year, are recruiting dedicated Christmas Elves to run booths. Already signed up are Ingrid Scharf and Jill Schatz. We are still recruiting more helpers: Phone lines and email are now open.

Membership Care, along with Linda Tossing, will be providing Kitchen Elves and are recruiting special super cooks to make a pot of their favorite soup to share, to bring bread or crackers, or a dessert.

What a great way to kick off the holiday season in a special way. Please join us for this yearly Parkway event. Click below to view your sign-up options.



PUCC Mission Trip to Rebuild Homes and Lives October 5—9

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October 5—9 (Mon—Fri)

Where can you stay for 6 nights, 5 days, room and board, for $29.00 / day? In a recently renovated house? Three meals a day. That’s only $174!

On the fall 2015 New Orleans Mission Trip, that’s where. A group of folks will be heading to New Orleans to work with the St. Bernard Project (www.stbernardproject.org) and we hope you will join us! All skill levels are welcome and needed, still cleaning up after Katrina. Come learn or teach, or probably both. Come be God’s hands in this world. For more information, please contact Tom McKenzie at: mckenzie1947@att.net 314-567-0429

Sunday School Teachers Workshop 8/15

teachers workshopParkway UCC Teacher’s Workshop

Saturday, August 15 | 9:30am | Heritage Room | Childcare provided

Come and meet us for a morning of information, inspiration and great fellowship! Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Let’s get together and share our experiences as teachers. Also, let Barb know if you can or cannot be a part of our teaching team this year. A big thank you for all your time, talents and willingness to teach our Parkway kids!