"I would like to personally invite you to our Community Bazaar and BBQ event! A wonderful chance to mingle with members of the Muslim community and to try various ethnic foods. We will have several vendors on hand along with children's activities! This event is open for all so please invite others from your communities as well. We look forward to welcoming you to the Islamic Foundation!" ~ Mufti Asif
Worship With Us
It’s a fifth Sunday of the month so we are doing something different…
JHLTB10 – Jesus Has Left the Building!

Join us this Sunday at 9am! NOTE SPECIAL TIME for our brief worship experience before we go out to be the church in the world.

Our scripture lesson is from Psalm 91 with a brief reflection - We All Have Wings. We will sing Make Me A Channel of Your Peace, On Eagle’s Wings and They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love. We will find strength and tenderness in the sacrament of communion at our open table.

As always, we invite you to bring family and friends with you!

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for JHLTB10!

Remember to come back to church for our annual Church Picnic at noon .
10 th JHLTB Service Project Day!
Sun, Sep 29 | Beginning at 9am
This is a wonderful way for our community to focus on educating and empowering, nourishing the hungry, appreciating those who serve, and loving ALL of our neighbors!

Schedule:
  • 9am short service
  • 9:15am travel time
  • projects commence 9:30-9:45am
  • projects wrap up 10:45am-12:15pm
  • picnic starts 12pm
  • food is served 12:30pm
This will be a big Sunday no one will wish to miss. More info? Contact Lara Reed at 314.575.9344 (call/text) or [email protected]. Thank you!
Annual Church Picnic
Sunday, September 29 | noon Behind the church-by the playground area
Thu, Oct 3 | 1:00pm
A study of Robert Williamson Jr.’s The Forgotten Books of the Bible: Recovering the Five Scrolls for Today (c. 2018). The O.T. books covered are The Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. October 3 will be a second session on The Song of Songs. All are welcome to join the group at any time. Contact Dottie Dwyer: [email protected] | 314-821-6073
50 th Anniversary CROP Hunger Walk & Concert
Sunday, October 6 | 4:30pm | Eden Seminary, Webster Groves, MO
Conquer hunger one step at a time. Register to walk or support a walker on Parkway’s Team, or make a donation: .
The name of our walk is Parkway UCC. 75% of money raised goes to Church World Service for both domestic and international distribution. 25% of money raised is divided among Operation Food Search, Circle of Concern, and Webster Rock Hill Ministries .
Contact: Susan Moellering | [email protected] | (636) 949-2925
Sunday, October 6 | 3:00pm
Parkway UCC
 
Organist Travis Evans will be offering an organ concert – free to the public. Mr. Evans is Music Associate at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church.
We are looking for help to host a simple reception after the concert. If you’re available and willing, please reach out to [email protected] . Thank you!
We Want YOUR Opinion on Climate

Each year the UCC partners with Blessed Tomorrow to conduct a climate survey. This survey helps us know what our members are thinking, how opinions change from year to year, where future possibilities for collective action reside, and how our denomination compares with the broader population.

Prayer List Updates
JHLTB10 and Church Picnic this Sunday, September 29.
Cherie Stolze and family - completing her ministry at St Peters UCC, Okawville, Illinois this Sunday, September 29.
Dawn Jones-Goldstein and family – grieving/giving thanks for her mother, Judy Jones. Visitation/Memorial Service on Sunday, October 6 at 2pm at Victorian Gardens Retirement Community in Eureka. **
Brad Lyons - healing at home after several days in the hospital.
Sue Houser and family - grieving and giving thanks for Jim.
Bill Haack - health concerns; further testing to come.
St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending September 22 - St Mark UCC, Arnold; stmarkucc.org
Week ending September 29 - St. Louis Association ; missourimidsouth.org/st-louis-association


** Jones, Judy E. (Aug 28, 1955 - Sep 22, 2019)
Judy went home with Jesus after a long struggle with primary progressive aphasia in Eureka, MO. Judy was born Judy Elaine Schlemper on Aug 28, 1955 in Wildwood, MO to the late Ivan and Leola Schlemper (nee Krueger). She grew up with two brothers, Leon Schlemper and the late Gary Wells (Martha Wells). Despite her many accomplishments, her most proud achievement was her three children with Douglas Jones: Dawn Jones- Goldstein (David Goldstein), Karen Mayfield-Jones (Dustin Mayfield-Jones), and Stephen Jones (Rebecca Jones). Judy is survived by five grandchildren: Daniel, Michael, Preston, Braydon, and Skylar Jones. She was a dear friend to Margaret Whybrew-Duvall, Fay Parrot, and countless others. She was a dear cousin to many.
Judy was the first girl in her family to graduate college, and the education of her children was of upmost importance to her. Sometimes working three jobs at a time, Judy made sure that her children grew up in a good school district and made it through both undergraduate and graduate studies. Today all three of her children are professionals well respected in their fields.
Judy worked as a teacher in several capacities including gifted education, but she really felt her calling at St. Louis Public Schools where she worked to write curriculum for the district and ensure that the needs of the most at-risk students were met. Judy was passionate about social studies, Kids Voting, and civil rights. How ironic that she spent her final years fighting for her own rights.
After years of service to teaching children, she worked to revitalize homes in low income areas. Judy was also an avid volunteer helping with Girl Scouts, Sunday School, the Hydrocephalus Association WALK, her churches (St. Johns UCC, Bethel UMC, and Parkway UCC), and the City of Wildwood.
Judy’s great loves were her family, her late dog Ernie, and the natural beauty of creation. May her memory be a blessing to all of us.
Per her wishes, a memorial service will be held at Victorian Gardens in Eureka, MO on 06 Oct 2019 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse.
Humor
How does an Elephant get out of a tree?

Sits on a leaf and waits till autumn. 
Video
Autumn means that leaves are about to turn different shades of red, orange, and yellow and fall to the ground. An important piece of this brief video connects with the spirit of our UCC. Let us know if you see it and feel it too!
Inspiration
If your relationship with God doesn’t make you more compassionate, more kind, more generous, more sensitive, more loving, more honest, more humble, and more patient, then it isn’t God you are in a relationship with. ~unknown
Sunday Morning Flowers
Beautify the sanctuary even more by signing up for flowers or plants some Sunday…
Sunday Morning Fellowship Treats
Consider providing treats for Sunday morning Fellowship Time as old friends, new friends and first time visitors build and sustain relationships…
Green the Church Summit 2019
Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday Oct. 5

Summit attendees will experience a powerful conference centered on learning, connecting, and networking around environmental and sustainability issues.

Oct 4 Registration: 9:00 AM
New Northside Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center 5939 Goodfellow Blvd St. 63147
Highlights

Oct 4 11:00 AM Plenary; "Toxic Water and Implications for Mid-America"
7:00 PM Worship Service- Reverend Dr. Dianne Glave- Author of Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage & To Love the Wind and the Rain: African American Environmental History.

Oct 5 11:15 AM Plenary: "Environmental Justice and Implications for Mid-America
1:30 PM Keynote Speaker Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, National Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator on Social Justice and Environmental Justice
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-the-church-summit-2019-registration-63022451850
WORSHIP SUNDAYS at 10:00AM
(314) 872 9330 [email protected]
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131
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