Parkway United Church of Christ 
Weekly E-news
August 5, 2016

 
Worship with us this Sunday!
TONIGHT! Performance of Barbeque for Ben
Friday, August 5 | 7:00pm Sanctuary
Please come and support the children and youth of Parkway UCC and children from the community who will present: Barbeque for Ben, a musical about the prodigal son. The MAD Camp (Music, Art, Drama) kids have worked all week creating scenery, costumes, learning Bible Stories, rehearsing music, practicing drama and generally have a great time. The joy on their face presenting their hard work will leave you smiling. A cake and punch reception follows the performance.

Don't miss the Mental Health Ministry Workshop August 6
Sat, Aug 6 | 9:00-11:00am | Gathering Space
To tell the true story is to heal. That is the power of Christian testimony. Join Parkway for an inspiring and thought provoking conversation with guest preacher Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund, author of Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church. Read more...
 
Join us this Sunday for worship at 9:30am or 11:00am. Our special speaker will be Sarah Griffith Lund with a sermon entitled Healthy Minds: Freedom from Fear. Scriptures are Genesis 15:1-6 and Luke 12:32-40.
 
Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room
Rev Dr Mark Lee Robinson: We are encouraged to "put on the Mind of Christ" and to "grow up into the fullness of Christ." But what does that actually mean and how can we do so? We will look at developmental maps and the challenges that befall us as we try to grow up past the developmental levels of most of those around us.

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



Community

Parkway Sustainability Seekers present: 
Chasing Ice
Sunday, August 14 | 2:00pm | Heritage Room
Award winning documentary featuring stunning photography by James Balog of receding glaciers followed by discussion. More info...


Announcements

The August issue of Intersections focuses on healthy spirits. It also has information about our upcoming Mental Health workshop on August 6, the Chasing Ice movie showing on August 14 and the faith story of Karen Boyd. Read now...
 
T-shirt Orders
Check the church office to pick up your t-shirt if you were unable to pick it up last Sunday. We are doing a second round of orders until August 31.
 
Ordering your tee shirts:
  • Click on the link and download to your computer.
  • Fill out.
  • Save the file with your last name in the file name. Example: herberg-tee shirt order form.pdf
  • Send the file as an attachment to info@parkwayucc.org
  • You will receive a confirmation email.
  • OR You may print out and mail or drop off at church office.
 
Choir Call
If you enjoy singing, we would love to have you sing with us. The choir is a warm and welcoming group-we work hard, have fun, and enjoy making music together. Our rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm, and we sing for the 9:30 worship service on Sundays, with a warm up at 8:45. Child care is provided on Wednesday evenings and before the service on Sundays. This fall our rehearsals begin on Wednesday, August 31, and we will sing for the 9:30 worship services beginning on Sunday, September 11. We very much need additional singers! If you would like to join us, please contact Barbara Raedeke at BRaedeke@aol.com, or just come to the first rehearsal on August 31. You will be most welcome!
 
Our new monitor gives us a chance to share our favorite Parkway UCC photos with visitors to our building and those of us who know the building inside and out. Email your best PUCC photos to Mona Herberg with a brief caption, and maybe a year if you know. If possible, make sure everybody pictured has given you permission to share the photos with the church-nobody wants to see coffee spit-takes between services. Photos will be rotated in and out of use, so don't be surprised if you don't see it right away.
 
As part of the sabbatical segment promoting Healthy Relationships,  we are initiating a project to express our Faith Stories. We hope to gain a deeper understanding of each other as we share faith journeys through written thoughts and experiences that have brought us closer to God. We hope many of you will participate and also consider sharing your 2-3 page Faith Story during the service in the upcoming months of September/October.

Joke
How many seconds are there in one year?
12 of them: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, April 2nd, May 2nd, June 2nd, July 2nd, August 2nd, September 2nd, October 2nd, November 2nd, December 2nd.
                                                                            
Inspiration
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ~C.S. Lewis