Our Church Council met last 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!
Let Us Worship Together
Join us for a Facebook Live worship experience this Sunday at 10am – or find it later on our Facebook page (link below). Our scriptures include ideas about God’s mind – what does God think? How might that be similar and/or different from how we think? Listen with us to Isaiah 55, Exodus 32 and Philippians 4… with a sermon entitled God’s Mind and Heart.
Livestream worship on designated 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
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
Speaker Series
Sunday, October 11 | 11:15am
via Zoom
My PhD Journey, How it Unfolded and What I Learned – Dr. Jo Grove
Tuesday Evening Dialogue - NEW book!
Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm | via Zoom

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Circle of Concern Thanksgiving Baskets
Due by Nov 15

Donate Thanksgiving dinner items to area families!
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
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
Prayer List Updates
Laura & Phil Waite, big bros Henry, Oscar, Felix welcome baby boy!
1444 Glenlea Dr, Maryland Hts, MO 63043
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. **
Judy Toombs -- 305 Babler Road; St. Louis MO 63141.
Gene & Lynn ToombsAllie and Graham -- 1701 Mason Knoll Road; St. Louis MO 63131.
Burt - hospitalized; serious health concerns (Mona Herberg's brother).
Cherie Stolze - in a rehab center after a week in the hospital.
Healthcare workers, homeless and many others at risk right now.
Physical Distancing… if anyone needs groceries, medicine and/or other support, please reach out to [email protected]; 314-330-0629
People who are struggling with their mental health.
People who aren’t feeling safe at home but are remaining there.
Individuals in all levels of leadership as they make decisions today.
Healing of relationships between the public and the police.
People affected by storms, fires yesterday/today/tomorrow.

Five Electorates
Author Brian McLaren has a gentle spirit, sharp mind, and brave heart. Recently he published a blog post called "Five Electorates". In it, he outlines the emergence of a new electorate that represents the deep disruption we see today. "You may think that there are only two kinds of voters in American politics, Republican and Democrat or Conservative and Liberal. You may even add a third category, Independents. Whatever your current understanding, I think you'll benefit from this alternate way of seeing American politics in 2020 -- there have been four kinds of voters in recent elections, but now, a fifth voter element is emerging, and that changes everything.” 

Who helps the little pumpkins cross the road to school?
The Crossing Gourd.

Before one can walk as Christ walked, and talk as he talked, he must first begin to think as Christ thought. ~AA Allen
Depression and Caregiving
October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month and awareness of these issues has never been more important. A recent article published by Time Magazine revealed that “three times as many Americans met criteria for a depression diagnosis during the pandemic than before it…”
COVID Mental Health Challenges

PUCCer Dan Conners is contributing COVID Mental Health Challenges. Find them on our blog.

If you'd like to share your own mental health story or have anything else to contribute to our blog, join the conversation here».
Habitat for Humanity St Louis Auction
You may not have been the high bidder on an item, but some of you bid and several went high. Thanks to you for sharing the Habitat Half St. Patrick’s Information.

Over $3000 was donated/raised through the auction. Proceeds from last St. Patrick Day Lunch and Dinner that was called off (people donated tickets and other donations) were just over $5000! Habitat STL and our UCC Housing Ministry and future homeowners are the winners. That will be over $8000!

As Habitat STL features our UCC this month, we will be making donations throughout the month of UCC dollars given. The first check to be written today is $30,000. ~ Keith Karau

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:
(314) 872 9330 [email protected]
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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