Worship With Us
Gather with us for worship this Sunday at 9:55am. It’s the third Sunday of Advent – the Sunday of JOY. We will light the HOPE, PEACE and JOY candles in the Advent Wreath as we wait and prepare for Christ’s birth! Our children and youth will offer their version of the Christmas Story. You don’t want to miss this.
My Time in the Army; One Woman’s Story
by PUCCer Sue Stohr

Sun, Dec 15 | 11:15am Heritage Room

The defense of our Nation is a shared responsibility. Women, such as Sue Stohr, have served our country in the military from Lexington and Concord to Vietnam and beyond. Plan to attend and learn to salute Sue for her service.

More info? Contact Richard Scherrer: [email protected] 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
December 5 - 20

Initiative to Adopt 10 Refugee Families

Congregation Shaare Emeth will join Parkway United Church of Christ again this year to support a number of new American families. Help fulfill the Christmas wish lists for the children and provide each of the 10 families with $400 to go towards rent and utilities.
Stewardship Campaign/
Consecration Sunday
Just a reminder that we are still receiving pledge cards. If you forgot or lost your card, blank cards are available in the basket on the round table in The Gathering Space. Thank you for your commitment to the mission of Parkway UCC.

~Stewardship Commission
Christmas Gifts for Women in Transition
Deadline: Wednesday, December 18

The Center for Women in Transition provides immediate services, life skill training, and help with job seeking to formerly incarcerated women.
Christmas Caroling
Wed, Dec 18 & Sat Dec 21 | 9:00am | Carpool from church

Join us as we spread the Christmas Spirit with PUCCers that would be blessed by such a gift.
Prayer List Updates
Advent – hope, peace, joy and love!
Val Detjen - relieved with great test results.
Skyler Brussee and Justin Dario - engaged to be married.
Ruth Peace home after a few days in the hospital.
Ruth Murray - hospitalized for tests.
Cherie Stolze - spent a couple of days in the hospital last week.
Karen Boyd - home recovering from surgery; grateful for care/prayers.
Individuals and families grieving this season.
Families and individuals receiving SNAP benefits ( Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ).

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending December 8 - St. Martin UCC, High Ridge;
Week ending December 15 - Ivy Chapel UCC, Chesterfield; ivychapel.org

Christmas Eve Worship at Parkway
Tuesday, December 24
4:30pm Family Friendly Worship —A lively and spirited service with Nativity scriptures, carols and contemporary reflections. We will sing Silent Night by candlelight as we prepare to go out into this holy night.

7:30pm Candlelight & Communion —This traditional service includes the Christmas Gospel, choir and carols as we ponder what this love story means for us today. We will share Communion at our open table and sing Silent Night by candlelight.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
-Ronald Reagan

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
-John F. Kennedy
How many syllables in the word Gloria?
Eighteen (see Christmas Carol - Angels We Have Heard on High)
An important reminder for Advent.
Emma's Senior Sermon in two parts...
Fellowship Treats
Please c onsider providing treats for Sunday morning Fellowship Time as old friends, new friends and first time visitors build and sustain relationships…
Sunday Morning Flowers
Beautify the sanctuary even more by signing up for flowers or plants some Sunday…
December Financial News
December 31 means closing the financial books on 2019. PUCC maintains financial records on a CASH basis, which means recording transactions at the time that they occur.

All receipts for reimbursement of purchases made during 2019 need to be submitted by 12/30/19 so that the expenses are charged against the 2019 Budget.

All contributions intended for a 2019 pledge—or tax receipt in 2019, must be included up to and including the 12/29/19 Sunday offering—contributions received after 12/29/19 will be applied to 2020.
Questions? Contact Rich Race: [email protected]

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