Parkway United Church of Christ 
Weekly E-news
September 9, 2016

 
Worship with us this Sunday!
 
Join us this Sunday for worship at 9:30am or 11:00am. Our speaker is the Rev Geoffrey Black, retired General Minister/President of our UCC, now teaching at Eden Seminary. Rev Cliff Aerie will play the saxophone. Our scripture readings are Exodus 32:7-14 and Luke 15:1-10.
 
Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room
This Sunday, September 11: UCC Pastor Martha Robertson is retired faculty at Eden Seminary now serving part-time as a pastoral care provider of a local church.
Rev Robinson is speaking on Spirituality Poetry.

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



Community
 
The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Sat, Sep 10 | 8:00am registration | 9:30am ceremony | 10:00am walk
Healthy Minds is another part of our sabbatical focus, so can we get a group to represent PUCC at the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's? This event will be held on Saturday, September 10th registration beginning at 8:00am. There is a one-mile loop and a three-mile loop both beginning at the Scottrade Center 1401 Clark Ave. in downtown St. Louis. Interested? Contact Marsha Peek: mjpeek@earthlink.net | 314-413-1440.

Please Join Us for the Opening of Miriam Academy
Tue, Sep 13 | 5:30 Ribbon "Cutting | 5:45-7:00pm Open House & Tours
RSVP by Sep 9 to Janine Lawler at 314-962-6059 | jlawler.913@miriamstl.org


September 25 | Meet @church 12:30pm | Eden Seminary
Once again Parkway will recruit walkers and solicit donations for the Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk at Eden Seminary on September 25th. Our church goal this year is $2000.00. The Crop Hunger Walk raises funds for alleviating hunger around the world. Read more...

St Bernard Project: Mission Trip to New Orleans
Monday October 3 through Friday October 7, 2016
Wanna fix something? Join a group of Parkway folks and some others who are going to work with the St. Bernard Project (SBP) in New Orleans, Louisiana (yes, still post Katrina). Kris and I went down there last fall and had a very good experience. Please do some thinking and praying and consider this opportunity.
Contact Tom at mckenzie1947@att.net or 314-567-0429 for more info.


Announcements

Tuesday Evening Dialogue NEW Book 



Youth Night September 14, Pokémon Go Fun!
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30pm | Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door prize
What lessons can we learn from the Pokémon Go madness? We'll take a look and play some related games too. Bring friends along!


It's not too late to join the choir!


Small Group Discussion Gatherings:
Last spring the Tuesday Evening Discussion
group read  Beyond Resistance,  a book by John Dorhauer, the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. As part of the Healthy Spirits/Healthy Relationships segment of the Sabbatical, we have set up small group discussions groups to share a meal and discuss questions raised by Dr Dorhauer. Examples of the questions are: what does the church mean to you?  How do you connect to it in spirit and actions? How can we help our church grow in mission to better serve each other and our neighbors? What's most important to you about Parkway?
 
Please sign up for one of these groups in the Gathering Space. You don't have to read the book but you may want to pick up one of the summary pamphlets called Our Mission is Businessin the Gathering Space.
 
Please see Helen Race for any questions:  raceh@att.net   or call 314-401-4382.


 
 
Joke
Q.  Which vehicle is spelled the same forwards and backwards?

A. Racecar
                                                                    
Inspiration
Grace isn't about God creating humans and flawed beings and then acting all hurt when we inevitably fail and then stepping in like the hero to grant us grace--like saying, "Oh, it's OK, I'll be the good guy and forgive you." It's God saying, "I love the world too much to let your sin define you and be the final word. I am a God who makes all things new."
~Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint