November 21, 2018

Small Groups

Tour a museum and then have a great lunch. See a great movie and discuss over dessert afterwards. Join the pastor for coffee and conversation. Walk and pray through a labyrinth. Experience the blessing of silent prayer. Parkway has ways to connect and explore spirituality for everyone. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, we're sure to have a group that fits you!

AWOL Goes to the Rep!

Join AWOL (Adventurous Women Out Late) at the Rep for


Fri, Sep 22 | :008pm. Tickets approx $40

RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner asap: (314-330-0813)

The Broadway production debuted at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in October 2014 and closed in September 2016. It won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding New Broadway Play, the 2015 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.


The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor’s dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who has an autism spectrum condition, and his relationships with his parents and school mentor. The play reworked the source material by changing its voice and presenting the story as a play-within-a-play. The play has received a generally warm reception, with most critics impressed by its ability to convey the point of view of the young protagonist and the compassion of his school mentor.

RECAP: Recycling Center Tour 9/14


Recycling Center Tour Recap

Parkway Sustainability Seekers and the Not Just for Men Group joined forces on September 14th for a tour of the Republic Services recycling center in Hazelwood. Twenty people attended the event, which was followed by lunch.


The take-away from our tour is that far more is recyclable than we realized and “when in doubt, recycle it,” is a helpful motto. Some facts we learned include:

  • Glass needs 1-2 million years to decompose in a landfill and when recycled, is back on the shelf in 30 days.
  • Yeah! – It is not necessary to thoroughly wash out aluminum or tinned steel cans. Just put the lid inside the can and recycle.
  • The paper recycling done at this plant alone saves more than 1 million trees a year.
  • Put the lids on plastic bottles and milk cartons before recycling, as the lids can clog or damage their machinery.

Our group asked what the best choice was for hot beverages at our fellowship time. The answer was unequivocally “MUGS.” Later this fall the Sustainability Seekers will begin selling Fair Trade coffee and chocolate to raise funds towards both mugs and a dishwasher for the coffee nook.


Recycling Center Tour

Learn how they do it and how you can help!

September 14 | 9:15am carpool for tour at 10

Recycling Tour Coming Soon to Parkway UCC sponsored by Parkway Sustainability Seekers and Not Just for Men Group! The tour is planned for Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10am. Meet for carpool from the church at 9:15am. The tour will be at Republic Services in Bridgeton, Missouri, 12976 Saint Charles Rock Road. The tour should take approximately 1 hour. (45 minutes is a presentation and 15 minutes of walking.) Thanks to Polly Winklemann for arranging the excursion. Lunch is following at a restaurant of our choosing. Call Harold Cobb at 965-4147 or Polly Winklemann at 636-220-8484 with questions and reservations. It is helpful to know who is planning to attend so there are no surprises.

AWOL to see Hidden Figures 1/14

AWOL (Adventurous Women Out Late) to see Hidden Figures

Sat, Jan 14 | Carpool from church 6:30pm or meet at theater (TBA).

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the true life stories of three of these women, “human computers,” we follow them as they rose the ranks of NASA specifically tasked with calculating the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Holiday Brunch at First Watch…Ho-Ho-Ho!

Holiday Brunch at First Watch…Ho-Ho-Ho!

Thursday, December 15 | 11:00am | First Watch in Creve Coeur on Ballas

PUCC Not Just for Men’s Annual Christmas Brunch. All are welcome. It is a good time to plan activities for the coming year. Contact Harold Cobb to RSVP | 314 965- 4147.

AWOL to see Steel Magnolias

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Steel Magnolias!

Sunday, Nov 13 | 2:00pm | Kirkwood Community Center

111 South Geyer Road

Optional food and fellowship afterwards!

Tickets:  $20

RSVP by October 30 to Carmen Bumgarner


Directed by Kasey Cox

Assisted by Danny Austin

Steel Magnolias is the poignant story of a close-knit group of deeply-Southern women. The talk of the town is the upcoming wedding of Shelby, the beautiful and fragile daughter of M’Lynn, an intelligent, compassionate career woman.  Truvy owns the beauty parlor which is the female epicenter of the town. Regular customers keep the banter and bickering going as the group gathers each week at Truvy’s. It’s here that they find comfort and strength in each other while they discuss relationships and loneliness, happiness and loss. A heartwarming, hilarious, and bitter-sweet story about the special bond that enables these women to find their ways past life’s obstacles using humor, compassion, love…and a lot of hairspray.  

NJFM going back in history to Thornhill 10/17

NJFM going back in history to Thornhill

Monday, October 17, 2016 |Meet at church @9:00am for 9:30am tour with docent

PUCC’s Not Just for Men is headed back to 1820, visiting Thornhill, home of Missouri’s second governor, Frederick Bates. We will meet at church at 9:00am for a 9:30am tour of the property, outbuildings, and the main house. It is located on the south side of the Butterfly House at Fauss Park. There is some walking involved, but our docent, Micah, will bring the history of Governor Bates and his home to life. We will have lunch after the tour. Call Harold Cobb at 965-4147 with questions. 

NJFM going back to college with George and John

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Thursday, September 29, 2016|10:00am|or meet at church 9:30am

The Not Just for Men Group will visit the Mercantile Library, on the UMSL campus. We will carpool from the church at 9:30am to arrive at the campus approximately 10:00am. Library is currently featuring exhibits on John James Audubon in St. Louis and the images of George Washington in art. We will visit a fine dining establishment after viewing the exhibits. 

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

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Thursday July 14|Missouri History Museum|9:30am carpool|10:00am tour

The Not Just for Men Group will visit the Missouri History Museum to see their exhibit on Route 66. There is no admission charge. We will lunch nearby afterward. Call Harold Cobb at 314 965-4147 for information.

Everybody sings the Blues Sometimes! 4/28

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 9:30am at church for carpool |10am tour

The Not Just for Men group will visit the newly opened Saint Louis Blues Museum. Admission is $15, over 65, $12. Lunch will be after the tour in the area. Call Harold Cobb with questions: 314 965-4147.

AWOL to see Demolition 4/9

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Saturday, April 9 | 6:30 carpool from church

Parkway members and friends have been going AWOL for years. A variety of opportunities are offered to weave us together. Join Adventurous Women Out Late to see Demolition at Plaza Frontenac. We will carpool from church. Contact Carmen Bumgarner for more information: | 314-330-0813