Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
January 13, 2017

 
Baptism of Christ Worship this Weekend!
CANCELED: 
Workshop on Interpersonal Nonviolence, January 14


AWOL (Adventurous Women Out Late) to see Hidden Figures
Sat, Jan 14 | Carpool from church 6:30pm, or 7:00pm at Wehrenberg Des Peres.
Buy your ticket online before you go! 
Froyo afterwards for anyone interested! 
Praying for clear roads! 
Text Carmen Bumgarner with questions:
314-330-0813

Join us this Sunday at 9:30am Traditional and/or 11:00am Informal as we worship together on this Baptism of Christ Sunday! Our scriptures are Psalm 29, Isaiah 42:1-9 and Matthew 3:13-17 with a sermon entitled Attaboy! God expresses pleasure in Jesus as he is baptized. Even before Jesus' ministry begins, God is delighted, supportive of Jesus. You have that blessing as well. What will you do with it and because of it? How will you go and where will you go?

 
Inclement Weather Policy

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it. Stay safe. Stay home.
 
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Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room

January 15: It's All in the Stew
Our Stewardship Commission will walk and talk you through our Proposed Budget for 2017. Jesus had a great deal to say about money and power. What do you hear him saying? How does that align with the way we do stewardship, budgeting and spending around here? Keep these thoughts in mind, heart and spirit as you come dialogue with our "stews."




Prayer Updates
Epiphany - follow the light, bring gifts, go back by another road!
Mary Jo Cannon - healing at home after collarbone fracture from a fall.
Pete Eggebrecht - recuperating from ankle replacement surgery.
Greg Schmelig - recovering from bicep tendon replacement surgery.
Nancy Brown - waiting for more medical test results.
Cheryl Schrenker - recovering from surgery after skiing accident in CO.
Andrea Barnes - metal plate was put in her arm last Thursday.
Barbara Eggebrecht - recent sinus surgery - more follow-up this week.
Cathy - 2nd round of chemo for pancreatic cancer (sister of John Dwyer).
Marsha & David Peek - grieving & giving thanks for her father,
Rev. Max Pepmeier. Memorial Service on Saturday, January 28 at 11am at St. Paul's UCC in Waterloo, Illinois.
Ben & Marilyn McDougall - grieving/giving thx for his sister Susan...
visitation at Bopp Funeral Home from 5-8pm Monday and the Funeral will be at the Evangelical Free Church on Carmen Road Tuesday at 11am. 
Doug Watson - in the midst of treatments for cancer.
Marilyn McDougall - as she receives cancer treatments.
Gale Haggard - herniated disc in lower back; pain management consult



Into the Mystic is the Rev. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on UCC.org. 



Community

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Sun, Jan 22 | 7:00pm | St Justin Martyr, 11910 Eddie & Park Rd, St Louis
Join Christians of many traditions as we share an ecumenical prayer service for unity in the Christian faith. RSVP appreciated but not required. We are looking for a few PUCCers to be a part of this on behalf of our faith family. Interested? Please let us know: kevin@parkwayucc.org | 314-872-9330

Toy Collection
the month of January
We will be collecting USED TOYS for the BRO (Board of Religious Organizations) during the month of January from Jan. 8th to Jan. 29th. A large box will be in the Gathering Space. These toys will be renewed and given to needy families next Christmas. It sounds far off, but the BRO's elves have emptied their shelves and are anxious to get to work for next year. These toys go to St. Louis families: the largest number of recipients are referred by our UCC Neighborhood Houses.
Here's a good chance to clear out and RECYCLE for a good cause. Contact Naomi Runtz for more information: 314-993-0469 | naomiruntz@sbcglobal.net
 
Read our Missouri Mid-South Conference publications to find out what is happening around the Conference:





 
Announcements
Youth Night January 18-Winter's Here
Wednesdays, 6:30pm | Fellowship Hall | Snacks & door prizes
Make plans to be with us as we throw some snow and build a snowman! It's winter so we will for sure have hot chocolate with warm cookies! Snow games, glow games and more! Bring a friend!
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: 314-872-9330 | barbk@parkwayucc.org

Parkway Sustainability Seekers
Thu, Jan 19 | 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
 
Confirmation Class Intro!
Sun, Jan 22 | 6:00pm | Heritage Room
Current 8th and 9th graders and their parent(s) are meeting to talk about Confirmation. (If you're not available, let me know and I will catch up with you at another time.) Looking forward to this!
Please RSVP to kevin@parkwayucc.org |  314-330-0629.


We Are All Transformed as New Members Come to Parkway UCC
As far as New Year's resolutions go, attending church and being a part of a vibrant faith community is high on many lists. Congrats! You have come to the right place...we are bubbling up with the Spirit!
 
We consider ourselves to be a caring congregation filled with joy, creativity and faith. Our aim is not only build a strong covenant community here at PUCC, but to keep our eyes and ears open to learn about how we are needed in the world - how to put our faith into action.
 
We are eager to open our hearts and minds to welcome new members to the mix. When new people come, we are all transformed. We want to continue to grow in depth and width. We are looking for individuals and families who align with our vision and mission. We are inspired to welcome people of differing backgrounds and theologies. We blend well as we all seek the same source - the God of love and justice as revealed in Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
 
If you would like to talk more about membership, please contact us at your convenience. It's one of our favorite discussion topics!     
 
Sunday, January 22nd is our next New Member Sunday - at both worship services.
 
Kevin Cameron - kevin@parkwayucc.org; 314-872-9330.
Karen Boyd - Karen kkseib@gmail.com; 314-378-7575.  


Joke 
What did one hat say to the other?
You stay here. I'll go on ahead.
                          

Inspiration 
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. ~Ban Ki-moon