Worship with us!
Join us for a pre-recorded YouTube Worship experience this Sunday at 10am – or participate later. We will light our third Advent candle, the candle of Joy!. Many of our children and youth will read the scriptures and share their musical talents. It’s our annual Christmas Pageant – done in a most unique way.
ALL AGES are encouraged to be a part of the Pageant from home – it’s your big chance to play the role you’ve always wanted to … or play multiple roles!
IMPORTANT: If you get an email from Kevin, requesting gift cards or for something to manage secretly - IGNORE!! It's not from him. It's a hacking.
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.
Order of worship, announcements, prayer list, birthdays and anniversaries.
Year End Contributions

As year-end quickly approaches, a reminder that if you are making a Contribution via PayPal, it will need to be made by December 21 in order to be included in the 2020 Contributions. Please remember that Parkway UCC does not receive your full contribution if it is made through PayPal. PayPal keeps up to 3% as their fee.
We continue to receive your gifts for 2nd Mile Advent – an opportunity to stretch our hope, peace, joy and love across the area and the wider church. All gifts are shared evenly among the three mission partners in January. Please clearly mark your financial gift ‘2nd Mile Advent’. You may want to honor someone in your life with a 2nd Mile Gift – perhaps that person who is hard to buy for and/or who doesn’t have any real needs right now. We are grateful for your generosity.
Circle of Concern is guided by some lofty ideals. Each day, as they feed families from the food pantry, share financial assistance, distribute school supplies, Thanksgiving turkeys or holiday gifts, they are led by commitment to their Vision, Mission and Values.
Mission: Circle of Concern feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County.
Vision: Improving every life in the community by reducing hunger and poverty
  • integrity in all they do;
  • respecting the innate worth of every Circle stakeholder, including clients, volunteers, donors, staff and community partners, and striving to reflect that respect in every interaction.
  • collaborating with many partners that the work of Circle is successfully accomplished;
  • being responsible stewards of the time stakeholders donate, the talents they share and the funds they invest;
  • committing to excellence which ensures the highest quality services for clients today and the resources to sustain them in the future.
Emmaus Homes knows that adults with disabilities want to be independent.
In order to do that, they need a home and a community that embraces their unique abilities.
The problem is it’s hard to live without support, which makes EH clients feel frustrated, excluded, and powerless. EH believes everyone deserves the resources needed to live independently.
EH understands it’s tough to manage life alone, which is why for 125 years, as a faith-based organization, they have provided high-quality service caring for the whole person for their whole life – including the  individual’s spiritual life.
The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees.
Over the past nine months, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency financial needs of many who serve the church have increased dramatically.
In such a time as this, the need for the Christmas Fund is more urgent than ever.
Speaker Series: My Time as a Country Lawyer

Phil Smith, Politician and Country Lawyer
Sunday, December 13 | 11:15am
Join Us for Tuesday Afternoon Dialogue (TAD)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays beginning 2:00-3:00pm | via ZOOM
"We loved our visit to touch base with our church home and drop off some things, and we appreciated all the setup and swag. So nice and organized! I almost had to drag Mom out of there. Joy!" ~Jackie

Christmas Cs: Carols, Candles, Candy Canes

Who doesn’t love the things on the list!?
Please consider participating with us. Don’t delay – physical distancing is honored!
Christmas Cs: Creches, Cookies, Caretakers, Carols, Candles, Candy Canes

Please video yourself singing, playing, humming, drumming, spooning a verse or two of a favorite Christmas Carol or Song. We would like to create a virtual “Christmas Carol” video to share with our shut-ins and others. Send along to [email protected] or text to 314-330-0629.

We would LOVE for you to send us a photo or brief video of you holding a lit candle - reminiscent of our Silent Night tradition on Christmas Eve. Youc an take a selfie or, if you need a masked photographer/videographer, please let us know. We can also get you a PUCC candle if you’d like! Send photo/video to [email protected] or text to 314-330-0629.

Creches, Candy Canes and other Complimentary Gifts
Come enjoy a variety of nativity scenes around the sanctuary Dec 12-14 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4CA4AC23AB9-private 
Sign up to honor physical distancing. We will add more slots if needed.
You may want to bring non-perishable food items and/or personal care items to donate at the same time – our collection table is in the front entryway.
We have candy canes, a wonderful CD of 4 stories told by our own Perrin Stifel, and other treats available as a holiday gift for you. They are on tables in the entryway, kitchen, Gathering Space and sanctuary! * Front door: 17024

Prayer List Updates
Donna Carey - gaining strength after a few days in the hospital.
Linus Waite - infant healing from a bad case of hives.
Charlotte Smith and Family - grieving/giving thanks for Dwight.
Charlotte Smith, 3337 Lake Bend Dr, Valley Park, MO 63088.
All who are grieving at the holidays.
Cassie Rosenberger - tested positive for Covid-19.
Tommy Kurz 14 yr old - recuperating from surgery to alleviate seizures.
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.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending December 13 - Ivy Chapel UCC, Chesterfield; ivychapel.org
Week ending December 20 - Mt Tabor UCC, St Louis; mounttaborucc.org

New addresses for Sue and Paul Stohr
Mason Pointe Independent Living
13198 S Outer 40 Rd    Apt 143
Town & Country MO 63017
Get ready for joy … almost three minutes of baby laughter.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Wooden shoe.
Wooden shoe who?
Wouldn’t you like to hear some more Christmas jokes?
[Be sure to be with us this JOY Sunday … jokes aplenty!] 


Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing - sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death - can take that love away. ~Henri Nouwen

We 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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