Apples!
Saturday, September 18 anytime that works well for you
Check out these options for apple picking in the St Louis area – be sure to call ahead! https://saintlouis.kidsoutandabout.com/content/apple-picking-and-around-st-louis

Not up for this kind of an adventure? How about a trip to the grocery store where you can find a variety of apples. Try some you’ve never had before. Bake a couple of pies – one for you and one to share! Post your favorite apple recipe here – it may or may not be for pie… https://parkwayucc.org/conversations/#join  
Worship with us this Sunday!
Sunday, September 
Worship In-Person in the Sanctuary or on Facebook Live at 10am… or later on YouTube

Our scriptures are Psalm 1 (how to stay focused and fruitful) and James 3:13-4:3 (being wise so there is a plentiful harvest). As the seasons change, what will we be about?
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.
This link lists bulletin posts, with the top one as the most recent.
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
Share Joy with Flowers
Sign up to beautify worship services that are later shared with with homebound people in our congregation.
September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month
It’s time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. In addition to shifting public perception, use this month to spread hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. Be intentional this month so that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help. Do some exploring of these websites and share what you learn with others…
Prayer List Updates
Dana Schrenker and Nate Foreman - wedding here next weekend.
All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far!
Jim and Polly Winkelmann - healing for her intense back pain; healing for his arm and shoulder after a fall - surgery pending? He is at Ascension Living Sherbrooke Village for now – in the Lodge #310… 4005 Ripa Ave, St. Louis, MO 63125.
Kathleen Tarr - healing well after cardiac procedure last week.
John Nourse and family - grieving and giving thanks for Audrey
Dan & Kim, Ben/Henry/Davis Weas - Dan’s cancer treatment.  
Pat & Janet - his cancer diagnosis; radiation/chemo (Skip Larson SIL).
All impacted by Covid-19 - individuals, families, healthcare workers; including the family of Mike (PUCC friend) - mourning/celebrating him.
If anyone needs support or if anyone vaccinated would like to be on the
Care Team, please reach out to [email protected]; 314-330-0629
Caregivers of all shapes and sizes.
People recovering from natural and human made disasters.
20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending September 19 - St Mark UCC, Arnold; stmarkucc.org
Week ending September 26 - St. Louis Association UCC;

 
View
Rowyn, a wise 7 year old, tells us some truth as we think about kids in school …

Humor
What do you get if you drop a pumpkin?
Squash!
 
Who can jump higher, a pumpkin or a scarecrow?
Neither of them can jump!
 
What is red, orange and yellow and doesn’t get hurt when it falls?
Autumn leaves!
Ponder
God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition, I walk through my tradition, but I don't think my tradition defines God, I think it only points me to God.
-John Shelby Spong
Care and Counseling is Katie’s Pizza and Pasta’s Giveback Tuesday September Charity!
What are you doing for lunch and dinner on Tuesday, September 28? That day, Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria is giving us 100% of the pie!
Care and Counseling will receive 100% of the profit, no flyer or special mention required.
Enjoy some of the area’s best pizza and pasta (maybe a cocktail?) with a side of hope and healing.
Rock Hill location only (9568 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO).
Help us spread the word! Visit our event page to let us know you’re going, invite others and share with friends.
We will see you at Katie’s Pizza and Pasta on Tuesday, September 28!

PUCC Mental Health Training - Bridges to Care

In honor and memory of Tyler Wessel and Gloria Wandless, we have applied to participate in some mental health training with other churches in St Louis. The program is called Bridges to Care and Recovery hosted by The Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis. The goals of the training are to reduce the stigma of mental illness in faith-based communities by equipping congregations to talk about behavioral healthy issues and increasing congregation participants' understanding and acceptance of behavioral health through training and education; establish partnerships between area mental health professionals that enable congregations to better access care and treatment; and equip congregations with tools needed to develop wellness ministries and volunteer companions for long-term sustainability.

We are looking for 5-7 PUCCers who would commit to this free training.
This training is all virtual and runs from October - May... most months it is from 6-8pm on the third Thursday of the month beginning on October 21.
If you would like to know more about this important opportunity/responsibility, please reach out to [email protected]

The Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis is a collaborative effort of providers, advocacy organizations, government leaders and community members dedicated to developing an accessible and coordinated system of behavioral healthcare throughout the eastern region of Missouri.

http://bhnstl.org/bridges-to-care-and-recovery

Crop Walk 2021
Sunday, October 24
4:30 check in | 5:00pm walk Eden Seminary: 475 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves MO 63119
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, October 23
10:00am The Enterprise Center


Habitat Work Day 11/20
Welcoming Afghans to St. Louis 
We appreciate your submissions of jokes, quotes, photos, videos, weekly opportunities, Mid~Week Meditation ideas, scriptures that are important to you, hymn/song suggestions, poetry, etc. We would love to hear from you [email protected]
Visit our social media for a mix of pix and to see what other PUCCers would like you to attend/experience/ponder/pray about with them.
Please post a picture of you/yours on our social media:
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(314) 872 9330 [email protected]
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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