Speaker Series

Adult Education: Evicted!

Everyone is invited to a discussion of the stories and themes of the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. This New York Time bestseller was written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Matthew Desmond, who spoke to our UCC General Synod in July. Clearly, housing security is a critical and complicated issue in our…

Read More

Poetry for the Rest of Us by Dottie Dwyer

Some have said that poetry is among the most loved, as well as misunderstood forms of art and literature. What do you think? Dottie Dwyer will enlighten and entertain us with her Parkway Speaker Series presentation on poetry and how one can learn to appreciate its message and its beauty.

Read More

Thomas Jefferson and the Challenges of Religion

Adult Education/Speaker Series Thomas Jefferson selected his drafting of the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom as one of the most significant achievements in his life. He had it so described on the monument over his grave. PUCCer John Dwyer will present a program on Jefferson’s ideas and attitudes about the subject of religion, religious…

Read More

Parkway Speaker Series: Effective Communication Strategies

Adult Education Offering Learn how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. Decode the verbal and behavioral messages, and identify strategies to connect and communicate. Dr. Prizaah Pratt will be our speaker. She currently teaches at Maryville University and has been an Alzheimer’s community educator since 2017. She believes education is the key to success.…

Read More

Parkway Speaker Series: Parkway’s Organs

Adult Education Offering Parkway’s Organs Sunday, May 19 | 11:15am | Sanctuary Kent Tallyn and Barry Luedloff tag team a presentation entitled, The Magic and Mystery of the Great Parkway Organs: A Wondrous Blend of Artistry and Engineering.  

Read More

Parkway Speaker Series: John Russell

Adult Education Offering Sunday, April 28 | 11:15am | Heritage Room John Russell, former President of the Parkway Congregation and devoted fan of the St. Louis Cardinals (baseball, not football) will entertain us on April 28, 2019.  His presentation is entitled “Baseball and the Biology of Bias.  An Introduction to the Importance and Challenge of…

Read More

Parkway Speaker Series: Brad Lyons

Adult Education Offering Sunday, May 5 | 11:15am | Heritage Room America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks Brad Lyons will read a bit from the book and lead discussion about our experiences in America’s national parks and how they can be part of our daily spiritual lives.

Read More

Parkway Speaker Series: Judge Beach

Adult Education Offering The Hon. Douglas Beach, Presiding Judge of the Circuit Judge of St. Louis County, will present on Sunday, April 14, 2019 on the topic of his experiences in founding and running the Veterans Court.  Judge Beach is a veteran jurists and former City Attorney for Chesterfield.

Read More