Christmas Caroling
Saturday, December 21 9:00am
Carpool from church

Join us as we spread the Christmas Spirit with PUCCers that would be blessed by such a gift.
Worship With Us
Gather with us for worship this Sunday at 9:55am. It’s the fourth Sunday of Advent – the Sunday of LOVE. We will light the HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE candles in the Advent Wreath as we wait and prepare for Christ’s birth! We will sing old and new songs…and one traditional song with new lyrics.

Love came down at Christmas! Come receive it and share it!
AWOL Scone Baking Sun, Dec 22 | 1:00pm | Kitchen

Melissa Lane, a trained pastry chef, will teach us how to make the perfect scone! Ingredient list will follow with RSVP, or you can chip in $10 and
Melissa will bring what you need!
RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner | [email protected]

The Nutcracker & Holiday Traditions
Featuring Wendy Reynolds, soprano and The Rising Generations Youth Choir
Sunday, December 22 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ridgeway Auditorium, The Principia
13201 Clayton Rd, St Louis, MO 63131

Town & Country Symphony Orchestra, directed by PUCCer Maestro David Peek, performs its annual FREE holiday concert.
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.
Please HELP on CHRISTMAS EVE – greeters, ushers, readers:
Rogers Christmas Open House
Wednesday, December 25 2:00pm and after
Gerry & Mike Rogers Home: 12465 Dawn Hill Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Sunday, December 29
Plan to celebrate Happy New Year 2020 with a special family service. We will have Sermon Bingo Game, a project to make lap robes for retirement home residents, and a toast to the new year with Sparking Grape Juice or hot chocolate with marshmallows. Rumor has it that there will be donuts.
Prayer List Updates
Advent – hope, peace, joy and love!
Skyler Brussee and Justin Dario - engaged to be married.
The Bratton Family - adoption of Madison and Taylinn is official!
Ruth Murray - transitioning to care center that better meets her needs.
Individuals and families grieving this season.
Mike and Peggy Mohl - as his multiple myeloma is causing pain and complications; stronger chemo will begin after Christmas.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending December 15 - Ivy Chapel UCC , Chesterfield;
Week ending December 22 - Mount Tabor UCC , St Louis; 
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]

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
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
~This version is credited to Mother Teresa.
Can’t get enough Christmas music? Or have you had enough?
Check out Pentatonix as they discuss and sing…. 
I have this weird talent where I can identify what's inside a wrapped present. It's a gift.
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…
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2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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