Worship With Us
Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:55am based on Luke 7:36-50… Jesus is having dinner at someone’s home and conflict ensues. Jesus tells a story about a creditor and two debtors in different circumstances then he comes back to the moment before him at the table. Jesus shines a light on our thoughts and actions around lavish love, fruitful forgiveness and inspirational intentionality.

Kevin and Emma are pleased to lead worship with Rev Dr Ginny Brown Daniel, our Missouri Mid-South Conference Minister for the last few vibrant and faithful years. Ginny is warm, faithful, inclusive, joyful. She brings comfort and challenge.

At the close of worship, after about fifteen minutes of fellowship and refreshments in the Gathering Space, we invite you to our Speaker Series with Ginny in the Heritage Room. She will help us debrief the worship experience and go deeper. 

Can You Spell Mississippi River?
Thursday, February 20
9:30am carpool from church

Not Just for Men to visit the St Louis History Museum.

The Thursday Afternoon Bible Study Class meets one last time on Thursday, February 20 at 1:00pm in the Music Room. We will finish the discussion of Esther and be treated to a retelling of Abigail’s story. We will also be discussing the group’s future. Come with ideas and insights! Dottie Dwyer and Florence Simonson
PUCC – Growing in Depth and Width!
New Member Sunday, February 23

As we continue to live into our fresh purpose statement where all are accepted, no exceptions… and as we strive for limitless love, courageous action and spirited inquiry, we are eager to add members to the mix. When new people come, we are all transformed. 
Speaker Series – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Sunday, February 23 | 11:15am
Heritage Room

Read now to prepare for the session.
Ice Skating!
Sunday, February 23 | 2:00pm

Build community and balance at Creve Coeur Ice Arena with us!
PUCCers of all ages and skating skills…

Ash Wednesday – as we begin the Season of Lent
Wednesday, February 26 7:00pm

Join us as we begin our Lenten Journey to Holy Week and Easter. This is a journey to Jesus and an inward journey to self.
Prayer List Updates
Pam Manning, Sue Moellering, Gerry and Mike Rogers returning from Cuba with a group from Eden Seminary.

Ryan Bowermaster - received his Eagle Scout Award over last wkend. 

Rory - Connie/Dan Burkhardt’s granddaughter with retinoblastoma; recent removal of eye; pathology report in – she doesn’t need chemo!!
Rory, Britt and Sam Sabbah
6136 Chesebro Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Marvin Herpel - moving to Brookdale Senior Living later this month.

Doug & Val Detjen - healing from his shoulder surgery.

Paul/Sue Stohr - healing after his heart attack; making daily progress.

Art Rothman - receiving hospice care at Surrey Place – Room D-1.
He’d be blessed by your visit (Lisa Duke’s dad; grandpa to Josie & Ben).

Local family struggling - preschooler with cancer; local hospitals cannot treat him; family traveling out of state for 2 years; recent setback; Go Fund Me Account; St Jude’s application pending (Brueggemann).

Corona Virus.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending February 9 - Christ UCC , Maplewood; christchurchmaplewood.org
Week ending February 16 - Church of the Master UCC , Florissant;
About four minutes – filmed about 21 months ago … reverberating in this moment.
You know, house-elves get a very raw deal! It’s slavery, that’s what it is! That Mr. Crouch made her go up to the top of the stadium, and she was terrified, and he’s got her bewitched so she can’t even run when they start trampling tents! Why doesn’t anyone do something about it? ~Hermione Granger
A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom as the children drew pictures. The teacher would occasionally walk around and see each child’s artwork. As she approached one little girl who was working especially hard, she asked what the drawing was.

The little girl told her: “I’m drawing God!”

“But sweety,” the teacher replied, “no one actually knows what God looks like.”

Automatically, the little girl continued drawing and said: “well, they certainly will in a minute!”

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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Update from our Facilities Planning Team (AKA Real Estate Team)
Our Facilities Planning Team (AKA Real Estate Team) was appointed by our Church Council many moons ago – Joyce Ruiz, Rich Race, Paul Roesler and Kevin Cameron. They have been tasked with finding the right tenant for our next chapter.

Miriam Academy High School has been here for four years – two years longer than they had first envisioned. We love their mission and we have been wonderful partners these years as their ‘incubator space’. We wish them well as they engage in major renovations of their new space in Olivette.

The negotiations and lease preparation process with Miriam was such that our Church Council knew we needed professional support the next time around.

Our broker is Peter Newton at Hilliker Corporation, the commercial real estate agency based in Brentwood. We started with an agent from their own well established and highly respected company but they had to break off our agreement due to illness of a family member. A link to our listing is posted below.

Early in this search process, we were beginning work on a lease with another school but the Director was in a serious accident and needed to step away. Another potential tenant discerned that the timing was not right for them.

A report from Loopnet shows that our property has been mentioned in over 30,000 inquiries since mid-November and that 46 people have clicked on the link to view details about our property, some of them numerous times.

Peter has received two phone calls so far, both looking to buy property. Maybe one of them would rent if they don’t find what they are looking for elsewhere.

We are moving forward with placing a lease sign out front.

We need your help. Please share the fact that we are looking for a tenant(s) with your family/friends/networks. You never know who might know someone looking for PUCC – great facility, warm people, clear vision… all with good parking and easy access to highways.
You might not realize that our relationship with Miriam started when a church member was listening to a friend (who was on the Miriam Board of Directors) bemoan the fact that they were having trouble finding the right place to launch their high school…

Here is the link to our listing on Hilliker’s website:
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St. Louis, MO 63131

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