Friday, December 10 at 1pm on Zoom
Advent and Christmas Poetry
A great opportunity to share some old or new poetry you’ve found and/or written yourself.
Join with video:
Join on your phone: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 844 4943 3214; Passcode: 540947
Worship with us this Sunday - the Third Sunday of Advent
December 12 | 10:00AM

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

We will light three candles in our Advent Wreath – the candles of Hope, Peace and Joy. As we go further into the season of waiting, as we have another ten days of additional darkness before the daily light begins to grow again, our scriptures walk us from creation through the idea and reality of Jesus’ birth and beyond. The choir will help us honor the season of Advent and continue to grow the light – it’s our annual Lessons & Carols worship service.
Reminder from The Stews
Tie a ribbon on your finger, put a post-it on the “fridge.” Put a rubber band around your wrist. Don’t forget your pledge card. Time is running out! Pledge online from our website: OR Pledge cards are available in the Gathering Space. Mail your pledge card to the church office, place in the basket in the Gathering Space, or email it.
~Your Stewardship Commission
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.
12/12 – The Fall of County Executive Steve Stenger – As I Saw It by Winston Calvert
11:15am | Heritage Room
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
Celebration of Nativity Scenes 12/14
Share your Nativity Scenes to be viewed on December 14.
PUCC Christmas Caroling!

Various opportunities to choose from (12/15, 12/18, 12/24)...
AWOL Movie Night
Friday, December 17 | 7:30pm Parkway United Church of Christ
Tuesday Afternoon Dialogue 12/21
Some Tuesdays| 1:45 Fellowship 1st & 3rd 2:00pm book discussion via ZOOM
Tuesday Evening Dialogue

2nd & 4th Tuesdays
6:45pm Fellowship
7:00pm book discussion| via ZOOM
Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far.
Advent Two: Peace!
Ellen Albers and Jeff Mitchell and family - grieving the sudden death of her daughter, Kayla… prayers for her husband and young son.
Steve and Andrea Barnes - preparing for surgery on his elbows and wrists due to nerve damage from sarcoidosis and as his mother undergoes treatment for cancer.
Grieving families at the Holidays - including Albers, Larson, Nolte, Peek, Sperry, Stappenbeck, Wessel.
Marv Herpel - healing after back surgery at Delmar Gardens, Chstrfld.
Tom McKenzie’s brother and sister - healing and hope now.
Oxford High School victims and their families in Michigan.
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
St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending December 12 - Ivy Chapel UCC, Chesterfield;
Week ending December 19 - Mount Tabor UCC, St. Louis;
Carrie Underwood and her young son sing The Drummer Boy. We think you’ll really enjoy this…
There may be no trumpet sound or loud applause when we make a right decision, just a calm sense of resolution and peace. ~Gloria Gaither  
What did the stamp say to the Christmas card? 
"Stick with me and we'll go places!"

How did Ebeneezer Scrooge score a goal?
The Ghost of Christmas passed!
Christmas Gifts for ECH Family
We are adopting a family of four from Every Child's Hope (ECH) this Christmas. This family consists of a single mom and her three sons. She is out of work right now...
Embrace: Paintings & Poetry by Angela L. Chostner- Solo Art Show opening!

Sunday, December 16 | 4:30 – 7:30pm
Longview Farm House Art Gallery, 13525 Clayton Road, Town & Country
Come experience new angels with themes of harmony, healing and imagination! PUCCer Angela L. Chostner’s solo exhibit runs December 16 through January 27. Opening reception Thursday, Dec. 16 from 4:30 to 7:30pm. This is a free event, children are welcome. (This event complies with active St. Louis County mandates and orders.)

2nd Mile Advent
We continue to receive your gifts for 2nd Mile Advent—an opportunity to stretch our hope, peace, joy and love across the area and the wider church. All gifts are shared evenly among the three mission partners in January. Please clearly mark your financial gift “2nd Mile Advent.” You may want to honor someone in your life with a 2nd Mile Gift—perhaps that person who is hard to buy for and/or who does not have any real needs right now. We are grateful for your generosity.

Circle of Concern
Each day, Circle of Concern feeds families from the food pantry, shares financial assistance, and distribute school supplies, Thanksgiving turkeys or holiday gifts.

Mission: Circle of Concern feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County.
Our Vision: Improving every life in the community by reducing hunger and poverty

Our Values: integrity in all they do; respecting the innate worth of every Circle stakeholder, including clients, volunteers, donors, staff and community partners, and striving to reflect that respect in every interaction; collaborating with many partners so that the work of Circle is successfully accomplished; being responsible stewards of the time stakeholders donate, the talents they share and the funds they invest; committing to excellence which ensures the highest quality services for clients today and the resources to sustain them in the future.

Emmaus Homes
Emmaus Homes knows that adults with disabilities want to be independent. In order to do that, they need a home and a community that embraces their unique abilities. EH believes everyone deserves the resources needed to live independently.

EH understands it’s tough to manage life alone, which is why for 125 years, as a faith-based organization, they have provided high-quality service caring for the whole person for their whole life – including the individual’s spiritual life.

The Christmas Fund
The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years,
providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency financial needs of many who serve the church have increased dramatically. In such a time as this, the need for the Christmas Fund is more urgent than ever.
Donations for Video Project

Because of the need during the pandemic for video streaming of our church services, and because of the desire of members and friends to continue streaming even after the pandemic, we will be installing a new video system in the sanctuary. This will remove videography duties from our busy pastor’s responsibilities, and will allow for more automatic and seamless video streaming of services. Council recently approved a contract for the purchase and installation of video equipment, and Kent Tallyn and others are assisting with the installation. The project will cost about $30,000.

The Ruth Murray Memorial Fund, funded in part by insurance proceeds that she left to the church, will pay for a portion of this project. We welcome further donations for this project.

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
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(314) 872 9330
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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