Thursday, June 17 anytime that works well for you
We Need Each Other - Community Gospel Choir Spring Concert
Enjoy a wide selection of gospel songs in this virtual concert recorded as we were making progress moving our way out of the pandemic late this spring.
Friday, June 18 at 11am
A Juneteenth Celebration with Stories and Sacred Music
Juneteenth marks the official end of slavery in the U.S. The original legal declaration was signed into law by Abraham Lincoln which instituted Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended and slaves had been freed.
Listen to lives of African peoples through 4-genres of storytelling and music. Experience the long history of first peoples despite the interruptions, setbacks, and tragedies. Journey with us through sacred music, spoken word, and creative expressions of joy, sorrow, and praise. African descended people have resisted, revolted, protested, and fought for their freedom and right to exist as God intended. since the beginning of human existence. In the 21st century, COVID-19, state sanctioned law enforcement murders, and white nationalism and vigilante threats and acts of violence continue to impact people of African descent nationally and globally. And Still We Rise!
Register here for this free event:
Saturday, June 19 anytime that works well for you
World Refugee Day at The International Institute
The Festival of Nations season is right around the corner - virtual this year! Join us for kick-off wknd - an outdoor adventure at the International Institute - 3401 Arsenal 63118.
* Enjoy global wines provided by Total Wine & More, Italian Ice from Sia's, and picnic boxes featuring international treats supplied by St. Louis area caterers
* Learn about refugees with a fun activity organized by IISTL's Young Friends
* Participate in a Community Art Project
* Watch live music and dance performances from around the world
Register for your free 2-hour ticketed time slot before spots fill up! Capacity is limited in to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.
Worship with us this Sunday!
Worship with us at 10am on Facebook Live or later on YouTube.
[We apologize for the severe audio glitches last Sunday. We were unable to resolve the tech troubles. We deleted it from Facebook and didn’t upload to YouTube because it was inaudible.]

Our scriptures this weekend are a mix of passages that have to do with stones and rocks – including the lectionary passage 1Samuel 17 (The story of young little David and giant Goliath), the angel rolling away the stone on Easter morning, John 8:2-11 (The people want to stone the woman to death but Jesus has a different idea) and the cakes baked on hot stones for exhausted and depleted Elijah. Have a stone/rock with you to help connect with these stories and to experience a ritual for LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
We will also lift up Father’s Day during our worship service.
July 18 will be our first Sunday back in the sanctuary – as announced at the Congregational Meeting last Sunday. Look for more details after July 4. Yes!
Livestream worship on designated 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.
Order of worship, announcements, prayer list, birthdays and anniversaries.
Sunday School
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
Parkway UCC Leadership Slate Proposal 2021-2022
for Congregational Meeting: Leadership on June 13, 2021
Church Council - two year term with two separate optional years
Ingrid Scharf; Tom McKenzie (fourth year)
Linda Tossing (third year)
Jackie Eiffert; Mike Ruzicka; Mark Sableman (second year)
Treasurer - two year term
John Dwyer (2023 proposed)
Leadership Commission - two year term
Harold Cobb; Betty Scherrer (2022)
Sally Dischinger (2023 proposed)
Stewardship Commission - two year term
Amy Yakel; Harold Cobb; George Lestina (2022)
Ellie Svenson; Phil Waite (2023 proposed)
Property Commission - two year term
Kent Tallyn; Roger Fauss; Mike Mason (2022)
Ben McDougall; John Ruiz; Brad Brueggemann (2023 proposed)
Tuesday Evening Dialogue June 22
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:45pm social time | 7:00pm Book discussion via Zoom

We are discussing The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays | 2:00pm via ZOOM

Please join us this summer as we read Great Psalms of the Bible by Clint McCann.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Carnival Collect through July 22
Trip to the St Louis Art Museum - June 30
Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far!
LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
Gale Haggard – settling in at Laclede Groves independent living
701 South Laclede Station Road, Apt. G-14; St Louis, MO 63119-4981;
314-222-1309; [email protected]
Marv Herpel and family after yesterday’s Memorial Service for his daughter Georgia.
Polly & Mike Rutherford - as they grieve/give thanks for her mother Bea Dot Peck.
Ellie Svenson - recuperating from knee replacement surgery.
Dan & Kim, Ben/Henry/Davis Weas - Dan’s cancer treatment plans are coming together.
All impacted by Covid-19 - individuals, families, healthcare workers.
Physical Distancing… if anyone needs groceries, medicine, vaccine and/or other support OR if anyone fully vaccinated would like to be part of the Summer Care Team, please reach out to [email protected]; 314-330-0629.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending June 20 - Kirkwood UCC;
Week ending June 27 - Carondelet UCC, St Louis;
Three minutes of solid parenting advice from a person who knows a thing or two this LGBTQ+ Pride month...[You might want to search for some other helpful stuff from Jeffrey Marsh.]
What did the beach say to the tide when it came in?
Long time, no sea. 

What does a mermaid use to call her friends?
A shell phone, of course. 

What do you pay to spend a day on the beach?
Sand dollars. 
Happy 90th Birthday to theologian John Shelby Spong!

Whatever it was that people experience in Jesus has today come to be identified with medieval doctrines based on premodern assumptions that are no longer believable. That identification means that serious theological discussion seems to accomplish little more than to erect a division between the shouters and the disinterested. Jesus becomes the captive of the hysterically religious, the chronically fearful, the insecure and even the neurotic among us, or he becomes little more than a fading memory, the symbol of an age that is no more and a nostalgic reminder of our believing past. To me neither option is worth pursuing. Yet even understanding these things, I am still attracted to this Jesus and I will pursue him both relentlessly and passionately. I will not surrender the truth I believe I find in him either to those who seek to defend the indefensible or to those who want to be freed finally from premodern ideas that no longer make any sense. ~John Shelby Spong

June 2021 Alzheimer's News - Brain Awareness Month - from Joyce Ruiz is online now.
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