Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
December 29, 2017
Worship with Us this Weekend!
Join us this Sunday - the last day of the year - as we look back and look ahead. The Holy has been with us and promises to stay right we are... regardless of season, weather, circumstance. How can we lean on the Holy and trust more? How can we listen more intently for God's whispers and shouts? God is still speaking!

Prayer Updates
Ron Wilbois - recentpacemaker surgery.
Jerry Debandt - was in the hospital this week.
John/Dottie Dwyer and family as they grieve/give thanks for his sister Catherine
Donna Ruzicka's father, Rich - seeking healing and wholeness.
Deb Reynolds - just diagnosed with cancer (Ruiz).
Individuals and families celebrating the holidays together and those in midst of estrangement, struggle, grief.


MONTH OF GRACE + PRAYER (A Retreat in Everyday Life)

Tuesday Evening Dialogue resumes Jan 9
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion
Contact Karen Boyd for more information at
Start the new year by joining Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED)-a twice monthly potluck/book discussion that is informal, open, and fun! Books are available in the church office for purchase or you may order your own.
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World   by Dalai Lama and Desmund Tutu
Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships-or, because of them-they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing week together.

I have only one resolution. To rediscover the difference between wants and needs. May we all have what we need and want what we have. Happy New Year!  

I was going to quit all my bad habits for the new year, but then I remembered that nobody likes a quitter.

Video of the Week

  This is a fun video from Disney about resolutions you may want to make for the new year. Beloved Disney characters and clips invite us to focus on important things for 2018. You will enjoy this!