Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
November 11, 2016

Worship with us this Sunday!
Worship with us this Sunday - Traditional at 9:30am and/or Informal at 11am where our scriptures are Luke 21:5-7 and 2Thessalonians 3:6-13 with a sermon entitled The Beautifully Adorned Temple Demolished? The church is sacred space - not as an end in and of itself but as a vessel - pathway - living reflection of the Holy. How do we move ahead and not leave the past behind completely?

It's Consecration Sunday when we will dedicate our pledges for 2017. Please be prepared to bring your pledge card forward for dedication during worship. We have other worship elements that will nurture and delight you. Bring a friend!
We have retired the keycode number of 12370 for access to the building. Please contact the church office for the new number.

It's here! The shopping experience of the year!
Sugar Plum Bazaar
Saturday, November 12 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room

This Sunday, Nov 13: Aging Gracefully and Heroically: Creating Positive Models for the Second Half of Life-Jan Aerie
Choices, decisions and dreams | Accepting interdependence | Befriending change | Balancing family and work | Intergenerational perspectives

Share in two interactive and creative sessions about growing older. Learn some practical and purposeful ways to navigate choices, face challenges and support each other as we all grow older!
Jan Aerie, M.S. - Family Counselor and Gerontologist
Jan Aerie has spent a lifetime working with individuals and groups on the journey of aging. Trained in community health planning, family counseling and gerontology, Jan has authored curricula on aging, trained service providers, and presented hundreds of workshops on many aspects of aging, family dynamics and healthy communication. Advocating for and empowering older adults has been her passion through her work with community task forces, regional and national councils, interfaith coalitions, hospice, etc.

Prayer Updates
Richard Hoch & family as they grieve and give thanks for Nina.
Shirley Blume - health struggles (John Williams' sister).
Eddie - healing from heart valve replacement (Pearl Sellenriek's son).
Bill Owens - healing from outpatient surgery this week.
Gerry Rogers - preparing for knee surgery on November 15.
Pat DeHart Family - at death of her husband Jim (Pat was PUNS staff).
Evelyn Null - quite ill and in a great deal of pain (McKenzie).
Election Day - before, during and after

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


Warm Winter Accessories Drive
October 9 -Nov. 13 | Gathering Space

Congregation Shaare Emeth invites you to their first Yin and Yang sale! Sunday, November 20
9:00am-2:00pm. You'll find furniture, musical instruments, household items, baby equipment, art, jewelry and more!

During November PUCC collects items for ECH so that children at ECH can give gifts to their loved ones, parents, staff, siblings, and to each other. Children and teens are given small amounts of money to buy gifts from their Christmas Store. We welcome new clothing and gently used items. Look for the ECH Christmas Store donation box in the Sathering Space. A list of suggested items is attached to the box. Items will be delivered to ECH on 22 November. Contact Evelyn Buretta: for any questions.

Read our Missouri Mid-South Conference publications to find out what is happening around the Conference:

Ginny's Gems This week Rev Dr Ginny Daniel, Conference Minister, shares post-election thoughts.


Youth Night
Wednesdays | 6:30pm | Fellowship Hall

NJFM: Let's get childish with a visit to Toys of the 50's, 60's and 70's
Tue, November 15 | Meet at church for 9:30am for 10:00am tour
PUCC's Not Just for Men will take a trip back to our childhood as we visit the Missouri History Museum's exhibit on Toys of the 50's, 60's, and 70's on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.  The exhibit is free! If you wish to carpool from church, meet at 9:30am.  We will visit a fine dining establishment after the tour.  Call Harold Cobb at 965-4147 with questions.

Coffee & Conversation
Fri, Nov 18 | 10:00am | STL Bread Co
Located at Manchester & 270. Join us! Questions?
Contact Pastor Kevin: 314-872-9330 or
Have you ever had a moment or experience when you felt the true presence of God in your life? We are looking for people to share their faith experiences through a personal story, life event, family tradition, scripture reading, poem or song. You would present your experience in a 2-3 minute presentation during both church services. These will be on the second Sunday of each month. Sharing the experiences will help us gain a deeper understanding of each other and how God has touched your life. We hope many of you will participate and be willing to present your experience in the upcoming months. For more details and scheduling your time to share, please contact Helen Race phone 314-401-4382 or Karen Boyd


How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh?


The person should look for peace within and not depend on it in any other place. There are no waves in the depths of the ocean, it is still and unbroken. -Lord Buddha