Before Sunday

Friday, October 22 between 7am-5pm
This market is so different each season. Check it out today - 730 Carroll St; StL 63101
 
Saturday, October 23 at 10am at the Enterprise Center or Parkway UCC
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Greater Missouri Chapter will host the walk in-person downtown outside the Enterprise Center - everything is outside. The “Parkway Team” decided to meet at church at 10am to walk on sidewalks to about Principia and back for our walk. If you haven't already, please let Joyce Ruiz know you plan to walk with us, so we know who to expect here at church... joyceruiz7@gmail.com

Worship with us this Sunday!
October 24 | 10:00AM

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

Our scriptures are Psalm 104:1-6, 10-17 describing all kinds of amazing things God does in nature and with humans; and Mark 10:46-52 where Bartimaeus is given his sight again. We will talk about opening all of our senses to what God is offering.
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
Outdoor Halloween Adventure
Sunday, October 24, 5:00-6:00pm
Travel around Parkway United Church grounds to meet masked Superheroes that will tell you their stories. Families stay together, physically distanced and also wearing masks. Candy will be dropped into the children's bags with tongs. Costumes are welcome! Come and enjoy a Halloween Outside Adventure! 
Hospitality is Parkway UCC’s middle name
 
Speaking biblically, hospitality is treating strangers and friends alike. We are looking toward the future as we plan Sunday Hospitality Weekly Teams. Each team would be responsible for just one Sunday a month, with a total of 12 Sundays in a year. Some tasks can be done now, others in the future. 
 
A church group met recently to discuss the forming of weekly teams to provide for ushering, greeting, coffee makers, food hosts, beverages, clean up, flower purchasers/arrangers, and preparing bouquets for shut-ins. We have some former hospitality volunteers willing to continue, but we could use more volunteers for specific or any tasks needed.
 
We especially need ushers for first Sunday and Communion servers, ushers for fourth Sunday and subs for any week, and one flower purchaser/arranger.
 
Please contact Ellie Svenson svensonellie@gmail.com or Carol Cobb ccjcobb@aol.com to volunteer for a specific week and possibly a particular task. Many hands make the tasks lighter.

Loving our Neighbors at Thanksgiving
We look forward to sharing Thanksgiving with loved ones near and far.
We will provide 200 1-pound bags/boxes of sugar for Isaiah 58 families. Please consider donating one or two or more bags/boxes through 7 November. Place your sugar in the marked box in the church entryway.

Circle of Concern is also gearing up for their big Thanksgiving Basket Program for 700 families. Just like last year, we are committing to supplying 150 boxes of food items that will go alongside a turkey, frozen pie, fresh fruit, vegetables and a gift card from Aldi's. It would be helpful if your donation contained all eight items for the box, but all donations are appreciated.

Items in each box: canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce, canned fruit, chicken broth, boxed stuffing mix, jar of turkey or chicken gravy, cornbread muffin mix, boxed mashed potatoes.
Many thanks for your kindness and generosity!
Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far!
Brad Lyons & Courtney Richards - married in OK last weekend.
Peggy & Mike Mohl - just relocated to be closer to family in DC…
3709 S. George Mason Dr., #105E; Falls Church, VA 22041
Avery - due 1/6 born 10/17 - now in the NICU doing well (Borgmann).
Conrad Damsgaard - in & out of hospital recently - at Big Barnes now.
George & Peg Lestina - as he recuperates from surgery in a rehab ctr.
Sally Boughman - home after recent hospitalization; pain management.
A friend of PUCC - Gender Affirmation/Confirmation aka Sex Reassignment Surgery this week.
Marsha and David Peek - celebrating her mother Norma Pepmeier this Saturday at 11am St Paul UCC, Waterloo IL.
Jo Grove and family - grieving her niece in AR and aunt here in STL.
Sue Moellering - knee replacement surgery on October 28.
Jim and Polly Winkelmann - healing for her spinal stress fracture and his shoulder after surgery…. Jim went home from rehab last wkend.
Dan & Kim, Ben/Henry/Davis Weas - Dan’s cancer treatment. 
Mona Herberg -kidney stone/stent removal this week
Pat & Janet - his radiation/chemo treatment (Skip Larson’s son-in-law)
Ousseynou Diakite & family - grieving/giving thanks for his grandpa.
Susan Beyer - healing from back surgery (Greg Schmelig’s co-worker).
All impacted by Covid-19 - individuals, families, healthcare workers; If anyone needs support or if anyone vaccinated would like to be on the Care Team, please reach out to kevin@parkwayucc.org

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending October 24 - St. Paul UCC, Oakville; sp4u.org
Week ending October 31 - St. Peters UCC, Ferguson; stpeterschurch.org
 
 
 
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Ponder
The holiness of God is like a white light: pure, simple, complete. But when that light shines, as it were, through the prisms of individual human lives, it breaks into an infinite variety of colors…each one reveals a unique dimension of the divine holiness. ~Robert Barron
Humor
What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?
Straw-berries

What is the cutest season of the year?
Awwwtumn.

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 kevin@parkwayucc.org

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 kevin@parkwayucc.org
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.
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(314) 872 9330 contact@parkwayucc.org
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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