Before Sunday
Friday, October 15 at 2pm in-person at PUCC
Outdoor Pie Party
BYOP – bring your own pie … homemade or store bought. Bring a chair as well… and an autumn poem to share.
We will meet out front by the kitchen so we can access the freezer for ice cream, the fridge for whipped cream and the microwave as necessary. Yum.
Saturday, October 16 - any time that works well for you
Autumn Poetry
Worship with us this Sunday!
Worship In-Person in the Sanctuary or on Facebook Live… or later on YouTube

Our scriptures are Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c about God’s greatness and Mark 10:35-44 when two of the disciples, siblings James and John, want Jesus to consider them the greatest and best.
This link lists bulletin posts, with the top one as the most recent.
Livestream worship on Sundays. Look under videos for previous livestreamed services.
All our worship service videos in one place!
All Mid~Week Meditations that have been recorded on YouTube.
Sunday School Live and via Zoom
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
Sunday, October 10 | 11:15am
Heritage Room and on Youtube:
The Twists and Turns of the Law of Divorce in Missouri with Judge Tom Frawley. Divorce is the death of a dream you thought was going to last. If you have some insights into the law and the process, you may be more helpful and effective in offering care and empathy to yourself and others if divorce is a reality. Today’s topic is children and custody.                                                    
This session is pre-recorded on YouTube. You can view it at 11:15am and discuss it in the Heritage Room or watch it on your own…
Tuesday Afternoon Dialogue October 19
1st & 3rd Tuesdays | 1:45 Fellowship | 2:00pm book discussion| via ZOOM
We continue the book, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, a novel by Christy Lefteri. It is a story about the refugee experience, full of hope and very timely as we welcome immigrants into our city and nation. We will meet and discuss on October 5th, 19th, and November 2nd. Each meeting will cover about 100 pages, first through page 100, next pages 101-206, and lastly page 207 until the end. Fellowship starts at 1:45, and book discussion starts at 2.
Join by phone: 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 836 7061 7428 Passcode: 480007
Tuesday Evening Dialogue October 26
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:45pm social time | 7:00pm Book discussion | via Zoom
We will be finishing up the book Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Du Mez. Please read from Chapter 12 Pilgrim's Progress in Camo through to the end of the book. This book has been described as a sweeping revisionist history of the last 75 years of white evangelicalism, revealing how evangelicals have worked to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with an idol of rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism.
Meeting ID: 861 7230 0024
(312) 626 6799 US
Passcode: BookClub
Outdoor Halloween Adventure
Sunday, October 24, 5:00-6:00pm
Travel around Parkway United Church grounds to meet masked Superheroes that will tell you their stories. Families stay together, physically distanced and also wearing masks. Candy will be dropped into the children's bags with tongs. Costumes are welcome! Come and enjoy a Halloween Outside Adventure! 
Loving our Neighbors at Thanksgiving
We look forward to sharing Thanksgiving with loved ones near and far.
We will provide 200 1-pound bags/boxes of sugar for Isaiah 58 families. Please consider donating one or two or more bags/boxes through 7 November. Place your sugar in the marked box in the church entryway.

Circle of Concern is also gearing up for their big Thanksgiving Basket Program for 700 families. Just like last year, we are committing to supplying 150 boxes of food items that will go alongside a turkey, frozen pie, fresh fruit, vegetables and a gift card from Aldi's. It would be helpful if your donation contained all eight items for the box, but all donations are appreciated.

Items in each box: canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce, canned fruit, chicken broth, boxed stuffing mix, jar of turkey or chicken gravy, cornbread muffin mix, boxed mashed potatoes.
Many thanks for your kindness and generosity!
Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far!
New Members last Sunday: Barb Harris; Kari & Keith Borgmann; Doris McCarter and Jim & Linda Schwarz. WELCOME! Read new member bios here:
Peggy and Mike Mohl - as they relocate to be closer to family in DC.
Lawrence & Amanda Turner - at the birth of Lawson King Turner.
Sally Boughman - hospitalized after back injury; found heart concerns.
Family and friends of Carol Aston - grieving and giving thanks.
Marsha and David Peek - celebrating her mother Norma Pepmeier on Saturday, October 23 at 11am St Paul UCC, Waterloo IL
Jo Grove and family - grieving her niece in AR and aunt here in STL
Andrea and Steve Barnes - giving thanks for his Aunt Nan - she and her husband were directors of Heifer International.
Jim and Polly Winkelmann - healing for her spinal stress fracture and his shoulder after surgery…. Jim heading home from rehab 10/15.
Dan & Kim, Ben/Henry/Davis Weas - Dan’s cancer treatment. 
Mona Herberg -kidney stone/stent removal, surgery to treat cancer.
Pat & Janet - his radiation/chemo treatment (Skip Larson’s son-in-law)
Susan Beyer - back surgery on Friday (Greg Schmelig’s co-worker).
John Pavlovitz - recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumor.
All impacted by Covid-19 - individuals, families, healthcare workers; If anyone needs support or if anyone vaccinated would like to be on the Care Team, please reach out to [email protected]
St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending October 17 - Emmaus Homes;
Week ending October 24 - St. Paul UCC, Oakville;
CROP Walk interview with Clint McCann from Eden Seminary.
There’s much more to this interview than you may assume.
Take a listen!

Maybe it’s not that there are two places beyond the door of death, heaven and hell. Sometimes I wonder if hell is just what heaven feels like for those who haven’t learned in this life what this life is intended to teach. ~Brian McLaren  
How are you supposed to talk in the apple library?
With your incider voice.

Which monster is red, round and comes out in Autumn?

PUCC Mental Health Training - Bridges to Care

In honor and memory of Tyler Wessel and Gloria Wandless, we have applied to participate in some mental health training with other churches in St Louis. The program is called Bridges to Care and Recovery hosted by The Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis. The goals of the training are to reduce the stigma of mental illness in faith-based communities by equipping congregations to talk about behavioral healthy issues and increasing congregation participants' understanding and acceptance of behavioral health through training and education; establish partnerships between area mental health professionals that enable congregations to better access care and treatment; and equip congregations with tools needed to develop wellness ministries and volunteer companions for long-term sustainability.

We are looking for 5-7 PUCCers who would commit to this free training.
This training is all virtual and runs from October - May... most months it is from 6-8pm on the third Thursday of the month beginning on October 21.
If you would like to know more about this important opportunity/responsibility, please reach out to [email protected]

The Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis is a collaborative effort of providers, advocacy organizations, government leaders and community members dedicated to developing an accessible and coordinated system of behavioral healthcare throughout the eastern region of Missouri.
Crop Walk 2021
Sunday, October 24
4:30 check in | 5:00pm walk Eden Seminary: 475 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves MO 63119
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, October 23
10:00am The Enterprise Center

Habitat Work Day 11/20
Welcoming Afghans to St. Louis 
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(314) 872 9330 [email protected]
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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