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Please join us in the sanctuary for Barb Kuhlmann’s Memorial Service in person or on Facebook Live this Saturday, July 30 at 3pm. We hope you can be with us! We will grieve and give thanks for Barb, we will sing songs, listen to scripture, read a book, tell stories and build a rainbow!


Cookies! Barb loved cookies! We will have a Cookie Table after the Memorial Service. Due to the high level of Covid in the community, we won’t be eating and drinking together after the service, so we will send you home with some yummy treats. If you would like to add to the cookie extravaganza, please drop them off anytime on Friday or early on Saturday morning – on the long table under the bulletin board in the Gathering Space… Let us know if you need the front door code. 

Worship with Us this Sunday

July 31, 2022 | 10:00am In-person and Facebook Live...and later on Facebook


If you will be with us in person, please note that our Covid Team has made an adjustment in our Covid protocols. St Louis City and St Louis County continue to document a steady rise in COVID-19 cases in our community. We are also experiencing this with church members and friends. Therefore, PUCC is moving from '"asks recommended" to "masks strongly advised" until further notice.

It’s Christmas in July!

Join us!

We will sing some classic carols and hear a familiar scripture story!

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

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Sunday School

Our Sunday School theme this summer is from our UCC 3 Great Loves --- Love of Children, Love of Neighbor, Love of Creation.

Teams of teachers will be rotating through grade school and youth classes.

If you have questions or would like to help, please contact Marsha Peek or

All PUCC Children Needed!

We'll be singing with a combined Children & Youth choir, along with singers from Kirkwood United Methodist Church and their Director Jeremy Melton, at the Memorial Service for Barb Kuhlmann on Saturday, July 30th, 2022, and we need all of you, as many as possible!

Here's the plan:

Thursday evening 7/28/2022 from 6:30-7:15pm. Brief 45-minute rehearsal to learn the song "Lord of the Dance. Gather in the main Sanctuary at Parkway UCC.

Saturday afternoon 7/30/2022 at 2:00pm. Meet in the main Sanctuary at Parkway UCC for a half-hour warm-up rehearsal before the Memorial Service for Barb.

Saturday afternoon 7/30/2022 at 3:00pm. Go to sit with your families, then when it is time to sing, come back together in the Choir Loft area as the Combined Children & Youth Choir to sing Lord of the Dance during the Memorial Service. When finished, return to sit with your families.

Thanks everyone! Any questions, e-mail Barry at:

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

School is out, many supplies are used up, and children will be taller by the end of summer. Let’s help school children be ready for next fall. Parkway UCC is asked to provide 300 2-pocket folders for the Isaiah 58 Back-to-School event on 30 July. Underwear and socks for any ages, small children through adult sizes would be most appreciated. We are also invited to host a game, activity booth, or resource table.

Isaiah 58 serves our neighbors in the Choteau, Jefferson, Cherokee, and S. Kingshighway boundaries. As you are able, please consider donating 2-pocket folders, socks, and underwear and place in the designated box in the church lobby by 29 July. Contact Evelyn Buretta:

Prayer List Updates

PUCC Youth Mission Trip this week - Urban Mission Experience St Louis.

Everyone dealing with aftermath of flooding in St Louis.

Jim Winkelmann - at Delmar Gardens W after another hospital stay.

Kathleen Tarr - heart problems; had a procedure on Monday.

Peter Shelton - surgery July 29… due to gallbladder surgery in 2021.

Joan Biest - radiation treatments wrap up this week.

Grieving/giving thanks for Barb Kuhlmann - Memorial Service 3pm on Sat, July 30.

Bill and Pat Owens - as Bill seeks healing after recent back surgery.

Bart Coleman - some progress as he preps for heart procedure.

Kari Borgmann’s 98 year old mother - healing and strength.

Jennifer (John Nourse's daughter) - doing well as she finds healing.

Josh - starting chemo; will need a bone marrow transplant (Tarr).

Sharon - variety of health challenges (Rogers).

Sue Linson - just diagnosed with leukemia (McKenzie).

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

The war in Ukraine.

Women’s Justice issues.


St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner

Week ending July 31 - Second Congregational UCC, Memphis

Week ending August 7 - St. John UCC, Manchester;


Why didn’t the sun go to college?

Because it already has a million degrees.


I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that God will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things. ~St. Teresa of Calcutta

Please vote in Missouri next Tuesday… (3 minutes)

Interfaith Power & Light Board Chair the Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley encourages people of faith and conscience to register to vote, to register others to vote, and to actually vote!

Organ Vespers 

Barbara Raedeke (former PUCC Music Drector) will be the guest organist for a vespers service on Sunday, August 14 at 5 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 110 N. Warson Road. The service celebrates the 20th anniversary of their organ and includes organ and choral music of Bach, Clérambault, Nivers, and Bruhns. All are warmly invited! 

Outdoor Free Summer Concert

Friday, August 12 | Des Peres Park 7pm

Enjoy the super fun band Fatpocket on Friday night, August 12

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers with your favorite snacks and beverages (alcohol is allowed). Glass bottles are not permitted for safety. No concessions will be sold. Limited parking is available inside the park. Ridesharing is encouraged and overflow parking is available at the Edward Jones Building, 12555 Manchester Road, 63131. In case of inclement weather, please visit after 4 p.m. on the day of the event.

FREE (no registration required) | All Ages

We are looking for a host that would arrive at the park early and stake out some space for us.


FatPocket is the Midwest’s highest energy party band featuring the hottest horns, powerhouse vocalists and a setlist that keeps you on your feet. This band will move your guests to the dance floor for a nonstop dance party until the house lights turn on.

No backing tracks, no sheet music and no "standing still" on stage, FatPocket is a band that brings back the LIVE energy of the 60s-80s to the Top 40 Chart Toppers of today. Unlike a traditional wedding band, the FatPocket horns and singers are up front partying with you and strutting their moves for a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave your guests in awe.

Grizzlies Baseball Game

Sunday, August 21 | Gametime is 5:45pm

Take me out to the ballgame! Cheer on our Gateway Grizzlies with a dozen or more PUCCers as they face the Windy City ThunderBolts!

The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team based in the St. Louis suburb of Sauget, Illinois, in the United States. The Grizzlies are a member of the West Division of the Frontier League, which is a partner league of Major League Baseball.

This is a much more manageable excursion than going to a Cardinals game... so if you enjoy baseball and/or want an 'easier' adventure, this is the opportunity for you.

Please reserve your ticket(s) by contacting PUCCer Blake Lyons via phone/text 314-681-0620.

Tickets are $16 each. Please make checks to PUCC with Grizzlies in memo.

We can also work out carpooling a few days ahead.


We love Special Olympics!

Saturday, August 6 | 12:00 - 3:00pm

Affton Athletic Association Fields, 10300 Gravois Road, Affton, Mo., 63123

We are looking for 5 PUCCers to join Kevin for the 12-3pm afternoon volunteer shift at SOMO's East Regional Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 6, 2022. This event will be held at the Affton Athletic Association Fields, 10300 Gravois Road, Affton Mo. 63123. Upon arrival, please locate the volunteer check-in table where you be given a volunteer t-shirt and volunteer assignment. Thank you for helping make this day possible for our athletes and their families. Remember sunblock, a hat and a water bottle!

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