Friday, March 4 at 10am on Zoom
What if…? -- A Pocket Portion of Post-Pandemic Ponderments
Written by our UCC’s Stillspeaking Writers’ Group, these brief thought-provoking statements will be great springboards for conversation. We had a good conversation on a few of these a couple of weeks ago and want to engage more of them.
Join with video:
Join on your phone: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 834 3375 6140; Passcode: 226377
Saturday, March 5 - anytime that works for you
Women’s History Month
March is WHM and is dedicated to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history - the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back to the founding of the United States.
The actual celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa.
Worship with us this Sunday
March 6, 2022 | 10:00AM

Worship In-Person in the Sanctuary or on Facebook Live… or later on YouTube.

Join us in the sanctuary or virtually. It’s the first Sunday of Lent - - on our way to Holy Week and Easter. Our scriptures are Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (God is our refuge) and Luke 4:1-13 (Jesus in the wilderness – the traditional scripture for the start of Lent). We will jump into our Lenten theme: Jesus Does. How about you? as we look at Jesus’ life and how we can model our lives after his. We will light our Lenten Candles and extinguish the first one. We’ll celebrate communion and receive your gifts of non-perishable foods.
This link lists bulletin posts, with the top one as the most recent.
Livestream worship on 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 Live and via Zoom
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
Select Sundays | 11:15am
Heritage Room & Zoom
The Parkway UCC Church Council held their monthly meeting via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022. Below are some of the matters that were discussed.
  • The current financial state was reviewed and discussed. A motion was passed to accept the January Treasurer's Report.  

  • The Stewardship Committee, Interfaith Team, Audio-Visual Team were all recognized for their commitment and hard work.

  • The COVID Response Team continues to evaluate protocols. As of now, masks are still required within the building. The team will meet in March to discuss new developments and institute appropriate changes.

  • The Audio-Visual Project in the sanctuary is ongoing and is expected to be completed in May once all the back-ordered audio equipment has been installed. Contributions are needed to offset the expense.

  • The Afghan family that the Interfaith Team has helped welcome is settling into their new St. Louis home.
  • Building and safety protocols were discussed. A motion was made and approved to have a keypad lock (similar to the one at the front entry) installed at the back door near the Music Room in order to limit unlocked doors on Sunday morning to the front doors.

  • Council discussed which current Council members will be staying and which will be leaving Council in June.
Tuesday Evening Dialogue March 8
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:45pm social time | 7:00pm Book discussion | via Zoom
Tuesday Evening Discussion returns! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. On Tuesday March 8 we will be selecting a new book to start our next series of discussions. Our book choices tend to focus on topics related to spirituality, social justice, culture and other relevant issues effecting humanity. Newcomers are most welcome!
Meeting ID: 861 7230 0024| (312) 626 6799 US | Passcode: BookClub
No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) by Kate Bowler
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
From PUCCer Cindy Levin.

Pre-order your signed copy now!
Some people give things up for Lent in order to have more time, focus, resources for the more important things in life. Other people add things that are a blessing to others and themselves (see opportunity below). Either way, there are wonderful things happening this season because people are being more intentional.
Young PUCCer in his 30s is in need of a big brother of sorts. Please reach out to [email protected] if this is something you’d like to know more about. Thank you.
Pick Up Your Copy this Sunday
In this new Lenten devotional, popular progressive Christian author John Pavlovitz once again takes us on a transformative spiritual journey.

Like the human experience, the spiritual journey is not a level path. It is about the falling and the rising. We allow our hopes to rise when we are in the middle of the struggle. We wait for the sun to rise, knowing that joy comes in the morning. We rise to our feet after falling to our knees in desperate prayer. We rise when we are knocked from our feet, persistent in this. We rise to meet the coming day, knowing we are held by a Love that will have the last word.
RISE is a 40-day journey of elevated hopes and ascending spirits. Each entry includes scripture, a reflection, and a prayer.
Pick up your complimentary copy from the round table in the Gathering Space this Sunday.
If you aren’t here Sunday, please let us know that you would like us to send one to you.
Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far.
Intertwine Interfaith Welcome Circle - Afghan family is here.
Barb Kuhlmann and family - at the death of her sister Becky.
Pat and Bill Owens - as she is hospitalized for tests.
Ellie Svenson - healing in STL after a mild stroke and ankle surgery.        
Sally Boughman - continued issues with back pain.
Mark McKenzie - healing after recent heart surgery (Tom’s brother).
Family and friends of David Silverman as they grieve and give thanks.
PUCC families who are grieving and giving thanks for their pets.
All impacted by Covid-19 - individuals, families, healthcare workers; If anyone needs help getting vax/booster or if anyone vaccinated would like to be on the Care Team, please reach out to [email protected]
The war in Ukraine.
St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending March 6 - Epiphany UCC, St Louis;
Week ending March 13 - Peace UCC, Webster Groves;
It’s the first weekend of Lent – way too early to be thinking about Easter Eggs … but if you mind is already traveling to that time, check out this all natural approach in one minute on Vimeo

On Ash Wednesday I will be giving up spreadsheets for 40 days and 40 nights.
It's going to be completely Excel Lent.

Tending the Nest by Todd Jenkins

Anger reared its caustic head
and I, socioculturally programmed,
fed its gaping maw
with the righteous indignation
of manna from my soul,
but there was never enough.
It was a bottomless pit of need.
After a long while, when I had
long-since passed exhaustion,
I sat with the fireworks, in silence.
That’s when I noticed
that there was another being
in the same nest;
a fragile creature
with a broken wing,
stuffed underneath
the voracious and vocal one.
I held her head tenderly
in my hand, and
when she opened her eyes,
I asked, “What’s your name,
dear one?”
As I leaned in
to hear her wispy voice,
she answered, “I am Grief.”
“Who are your parents?”
“They came from
a house called childhood innocence;
a dwelling torn down
by the wrecking ball of adolescence
and the sledgehammer of adulthood;
both of them flattened
by the freight train of change.”
As my eyes began to leak,
down my cheek flowed a creek.
The longer I sat,
the more clearly I saw
that it was Grief
who needed to be nourished,
listened to, and tended,
not Anger.
That was years ago.
Now, whenever Anger squawks,
I look below to see
which fractured wing
needs to be swaddled, so that
Grief can show me the path
along which my pain becomes,
not a burden of rage,
but a teacher and traveling companion
toward a place called tomorrow,
where hope is a candle in the window
that refuses to be extinguished.
Jewish, Muslim, and Christian friends unite to welcome Afghan family to St. Louis
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