Parkway United Church of Christ 
Weekly E-news
July 8, 2016

Worship with us this Sunday!
Join us this Sunday for Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11:00am. Julie Hawker will be our guest speaker with a sermon titled Please Don't Feed the Fears. The scriptures will be Colossians 3:11-15 and Luke 10:25-37.

Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room
This Sunday, July 10: Commitment to Health-Greg Kiger, nutritionist and cancer survivor. You will find healing, hope and a huge heart in your time with Greg. 

Prayer Updates

Gail Haack is at Barnes west for testing of an abdominal mass.

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


Join Us For Jesus Has Left the Building 4: 
Sunday, July 31

We will meet in the sanctuary from 8:30 - 9:00am for communion and a short service.  After the commissioning, we will follow the example Jesus set for us by heading out into the world to spread God's love.
This year's activities include gardening at Caroline Mission, making sandwiches for the St. Patrick Center, interacting with clients at the Children's Home Society, baking cookies for law enforcement officers, singing at an area nursing home, offering cheer to veterans, and more. 
You may look for sign-up sheets in the Gathering Space, beginning this Sunday, July 10.
In addition, click here to order a tee shirt by July 17 to wear for this event. 

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
The Christian Services Commission

Lunch Bunch
Sunday, July 10 | 12:30pm (after 2nd service)
Three Kings Des Peres |  11925 Manchester Road
Due to rave reviews of Parkway's March Lunch Bunch, we're doing it again!
Everyone pays for their own lunch. This invitation is for everyone-members and visitors alike. Catch up with old friends & get to know new ones!
Please RSVP to Paul Roesler at, 636-978-7766 or on Facebook.

Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) June 28
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion
Planning discussion this week.
Get Your Kicks on Route 66
Thursday July 14|Missouri History Museum|9:30am carpool|10:00am tour

Care Collection Vacation Bible School
Summer months for August 1-5, 2016
Parkway's Vacation Bible School, M.A.D. Camp Mission project will be providing Personal Care Items for Pilgrim UCC Food Pantry. Please bring your donations to church during the month of July and the campers will bag them for the clients. Here are the items most needed: toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, bar soap, hand lotion, and razors! Contact Carol Cobb:

Back-to-School Drive
Please help St. Louis children have the supplies they need to begin the school year.

Parkway UCC Night at the Muny
Sat, Jul 30 | 8:15 pm
Join us at the Muny to see the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof. Winner of 9 Tony Awards and one of the longest running shows ever on Broadway, Fiddler tells the story of a Russian peasant family trying to negotiate love, differences, persecution and traditions in an uncertain time. Tickets are discounted from regular price to $10.50 each.
Contact: Dan Connors || 314-651-0279


Register for MAD Camp VBS!

Greg Schmelig has moved and is having an open house/loft warming party. Everyone at Parkway UCC is invited!

I travel all over the world, but always stay in my corner. What am I?
A stamp.

Without the dark there isn't light. Without the pain there is no relief. And I remind myself that I'm lucky to be able to feel such great sorrow, and also such great happiness. I can grab on to each moment of joy and live in those moments because I have seen the bright contrast from dark to light and back again. ~Jenny Lawson