Our Church Council met again this week and believes that it is wise and faithful to stay the course. We will continue with virtual worship services and no in-person church meetings until further notice. Please let us know if our Care Team can help you in any way. Please find ways to connect with one another, church leaders and staff. We will be offering new and old ways to BE THE CHURCH this autumn!

Beware! Someone outside our community is sending emails to PUCCers claiming to be Kevin asking for help. Please ignore these requests. Apologies.
He would not make a generic request for help in this fashion – and this particular email came from an email address other than [email protected]

Let Us Worship Together
Join us for a pre-recorded worship experience on YouTube this Sunday at 10am – the exact link will be sent over the weekend.

It’s World Communion Sunday. We will miss our annual shared worship service with Marthoma.

Travel the world with us as we experience music, prayers and poetry from Japan, Canada, Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Spain, New Guinea, Great Britain, the Caribbean, Ghana, the Dakota Tribe of Native America, Korea, Puerto Rico, Israel, Ballwin and the World Council of Churches.

Please prepare a simple communion elements for yourself.

All our worship service videos in one place!
Livestream worship on designated Sundays. Look under videos for previous livestreamed services.
All Mid~Week Meditations that have been recorded on YouTube.
Sunday School
Sunday School for children through 5th grade:

Meeting ID: 383 733 977
Password: 819680
Sunday School for Youth/Teens each week:

Meeting ID: 815 6130 3581
Password: 702228
World Fellowship Time
Today | 11:15am | via ZOOM

Join us for some great conversation/connection!

Meeting ID: 839 5763 8685| Passcode: 451558 | Phone: (312) 626 6799

Halloween Candy Needed
Oct 17 deadline | Container in the front entrance under the food donations

Every year we send our college students a little Halloween treat to let them know we are thinking about them. We are asking for Halloween candy to send to them. Also, in place of our annual Trunk or Treat we’re offering a Community event, Outside Halloween Adventure on Saturday, October 24 from 5:00-6:00 PM. It will be held rain or shine around the church grounds. Families with masks and social distance will meet superheroes telling their stories and will receive candy as if trick or treating, So, we are asking for candy at this event as well. Thanks for helping us! Contact Barbara Kuhlmann: [email protected] | 314-607-2841
Outside Halloween Adventure
Sat, Oct 24 | 5:00-6:00 pm Outside church grounds

Families can go on this adventure to meet superheroes that will tell their stories This is kid- friendly and non-scary. When they meet the superhero they will receive Halloween treats. It will be held outside on the church grounds everyone wearing masks and social distancing. Rain or Shine come and have FUN!
Contact Barbara Kuhlmann: [email protected] | 314-607-2841
Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness that are happening near and far!
The momentum toward justice and equity.

Judy Toombs and family as they grieve the sudden death of Gene. **
Visitation Sunday 4-8pm at Ortmann Stipanovich; Funeral private.
Judy Toombs: 305 Babler Road; St. Louis MO 63141
Gene & Lynn ToombsAllie and Graham: 1701 Mason Knoll Road; St. Louis MO 63131
Jan Shippee and sons Ken & Evan as they grieve/give thanks for Dave.
Cherie Stolze - strengthening in rehab ctr after more than a week in the hospital.
Physical Distancing… if anyone needs groceries, medicine and/or other support, please reach out to [email protected]; 314-330-0629
John and Carol Russell - grieving/giving thanks for his mother
BABIES ABOUT TO BE BORN…
Laura/Phil Waite…little sibling for Henry, Oscar, Felix.
The Scherrers 4th grandchild in California … Betty/Richard are out there right now.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending October 4 - St Martins UCC, Dittmer; stmartinsuccdittmer.com
Week ending October 11 - St. Paul UCC, St. Louis; stpaulstl.weebly.com

Inspiration
The Work of World Communion … in the Spirit of Howard Thurman
by Maren Tirabassi, 2014

When “Des Colores,” “Jesu, Jesu,” “Siyahamba,” and “In Christ there is no East or West”
are stilled,

the tambourine and the djembe and the singing bowl are put away,

when white bread — gluten and GF replace pita and rye,
tortilla, rice cake, and naan,

when the children are not dressed in their grandparents’
or somebody else’s lederhosen
or dashiki or obi,

when mission partners
are not asked to be guest preachers,

and every prayer is in English
(at least until Pentecost) —

the work of Communion begins:

to find the lost girls, to heal Ebola,
to feed all the hungry
in body and spirit,
to release the borders to children and their parents,
to rebuild Palestine and Ferguson,
to ask forgiveness of indigenous people,
to bring peace without drones,

and, in every season,
to make music in the heart.

Humor
Why didn't the two worms go into Noah's ark in an apple?
Because everyone had to go in pairs.
Drive-Thru Notary for Absentee and Mail-In Ballots
Oct. 1, 4, 7, 9, 11, 15, 18, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, Nov. 1: 10am - 2pm
Oct. 13 & 21: 5pm - 7pm

Growing up, we learn that voting is our most valued, our most sacred privilege. It is through this simple act that we can shape the future of our neighborhood, our town or city, our state, our country, and, ultimately, the entire world. During this pandemic, so many of us have felt isolated and alone. Through this generous effort of our friends at Shaare Emeth, we do NOT have to be isolated from our right to vote.
In my opinion, this is the most crucial election in my almost fifty years of voting. Please take advantage of this priceless opportunity provided to us by our family at Shaare Emeth and VOTE!
 
Wear a mask.
Bring a pen.
Bring ID.
Bring your filled out ballot, but do not sign it or seal it ahead of time.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday October 24

The St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer's is happening on October 24th. Small walks will be all over the city, in neighborhoods, on sidewalks or trails with family and friends. People within the PUCC community are currently affected, so it has a special meaning this year. All of us are raising funds for one goal, a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia. Because this disease isn't waiting, neither can we. Please visit the Parkway Team website: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2020/MO-GreaterMissouri?team_id=619694&pg=team&fr_id=13574
to donate to the team.

Contact Joyce Ruiz by email at: joyceruiz7 @gamil.com or phone 314-494-8979 with questions or to sign up to walk together.


UPDATE St Louis Metro Area Crop Walk 2020
Sunday, October 25

The Crop Walk 2020 is still happening on October 25th. It will be followed by the Crop Concert. All Crop Walk Events will be virtual this year

The need to alleviate hunger continues greater than ever. Please visit the Crop Walk website for all details:

Please join Parkway's team as a virtual walker, or donate to the team. Crop Walk and world hunger need you, Parkway

If you have questions, please contact your Parkway Crop Team:
Mike and Gerry Rogers, Pam Manning, Sue Moellering  

As always, we would also appreciate your submissions of jokes, quotes, videos, weekly opportunities, Mid~Week Meditation ideas, scriptures that are important to you, hymn/song suggestions, poetry, etc We would love to hear from you [email protected]
Visit our social media for a mix of pix and to see what other PUCCers would like you to attend/experience/ponder/pray about with them.
Please post a picture of you/yours on our social media:
WORSHIP SUNDAYS at 10:00am
(314) 872 9330 [email protected]
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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