Let Us Worship Together
Join us for a Facebook Live Worship experience this Sunday at 10am – or participate later. Our focus scriptures will be Psalm 78:1-7 and the parable Jesus tells about the ten bridesmaids – some foolish, some wise – from Matthew 25:1-13. Who gets to decide who is wise and who is foolish? How do we prepare ourselves for uncertainty and waiting? How do we keep our light burning?

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: A Story of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Sunday Nov 8 & 15 |11:15am
via Zoom
Presented by John Dwyer
Tuesday Evening Dialogue November 10
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 7:00pm via Zoom
We continue our discussion Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.  Please read up to page 180 for this discussion.
Pledge Campaign: Parkway UCC Consecration Sunday November 15

Just a reminder that Consecration Sunday for the Stewardship pledge campaign is November 15, 2020. If you didn’t receive your pledge card and letter, call Harold Cobb at 965-4147 or Amy Yakel at 275-8039. You may also submit an electronic pledge card from our website.

Thank you for your continuing support of Parkway United Church of Christ.
Join Us for Tuesday Afternoon Dialogue (TAD)
1st & 3rd Tue beginning 11/17 2:00-3:00pm | via ZOOM

TED has a new sibling! Introducing TAD, Tuesday afternoon Dialogue, a Zoom book discussion group.
Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness that are happening near and far!
The momentum toward justice and equity.
The Election.
Karen and Bob Boyd - as she begins to receive Hospice care at home.
Bill Haack and family - grieving/giving thanks for his father.
Pinky Wilcoxen - just home after a few days in the hospital.
Sally Boughman - recuperating at home after recent hip replacement.
Nate Goldstein and Family – healing from his recent surgery.
Claire Stolze - collegian just tested positive for Covid-19.
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…
including earthquakes and typhoons.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending November 8 - St Philip’s UCC, St Louis; stphilipsucc.com
Week ending November 15 - St. Thomas UCC, Chesterfield; stthomasucc.org
Usually we share an approx 3 minute video with you. Today’s is a bit longer – but simpler … give it a try. It could be a source of deep blessing.

I saw a leaf that was in the shape of a chicken. Apparently it’s from a poultree.

We know something about waiting. Every year, in late November, we enter into a season called Advent. Just before Christmas, Advent is the symbolic time when we wait with hope that God will once again be among us in new forms, now expressions, new birth.
Waiting is terrible. It's uncomfortable. It feels like we are wandering in the wilderness. It’s an in-between space that leaves us anxious, unclear, ungrounded, suspended in time that seems to move at a snail's pace. It leaves us with nothing to do but be, to simply exist in hopeful expectation that something is going to happen for our good, while we also battle the very real fear that what happens might lead to our demise. Waiting is terrible.
But waiting is also wonderful. It’s a fertile time when we consider what might be born, we focus on a future based on what really matters - connection, community and love. We watch what happens around us with hopeful anticipation that God is once again opening our broken world to new possibilities for healing.
We are not the first people to live in a broken world that feels like it's teetering on the edge of hell. All of our sacred scriptures from every world religion tell stories of political authoritarianism generating movements of new prophets who preach messages of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and generosity. These are the fruits of the Spirit. When you hear them, take heart and be reminded that God is with us, has always been with us and always will be. 
Now we wait, watch and hope...
We are in this together,
Rev. Cameron Trimble, UCC Pastor 

November is National Family Caregivers Month!

83% of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends or other unpaid caregivers...Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll on caregivers.
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».
Building St. Louis. Building Together.
Celebrating 25 Years!

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis and The United Church of Christ congregations are celebrating more than 25 years of partnership to build affordable homes and create positive change in our shared community!

Our local affiliate was established in 1986, and UCC Congregations were part of our founding board. Habitat Saint Louis built two homes in those first two years - and as our organization has grown to meet the needs of our community, UCC has been with us every step of the way, providing financial and spiritual support as well as many hours of volunteerism. Over the years, UCC congregations have contributed more than $900,000 to Habitat Saint Louis by hosting year-round fundraisers and going into their own pockets. They've logged hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours on worksites, committees, and boards. Their dedication to building affordable housing has directly impacted the lives of over 100 Habitat families.

Today, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the UCC congregations of the St. Louis region for more than 25 years of collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis. We look forward to many more years of building homes, communities and hope together!

Meet Our New Americorps Volunteer! Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis is happy to welcome Jordan - our new Americorps volunteer!
Like many of us, Jordan's life has taken some unexpected turns due to the pandemic. She decided to take a gap year before starting as a freshmen at MIT to volunteer through Americorps for the 2020-2021 service term.
Serving her community is nothing new to Jordan, who's been a camp counselor for children with special needs. She looks forward to building a new skill set during her time with Habitat Saint Louis before she heads to Cambridge to study aerospace engineering. Join us in welcoming Jordan to our construction crew and thanking her for making the most of her gap year by serving our community!

Visit us online at www.habitatSTL.org

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

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