Des Peres Free Summer Concert Series featuring Whiskey Dixon
Friday, August 13 from 7-9:30pm at Des Peres Park
12325 Manchester Road

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers with your favorite snacks and beverages - glass bottles are not permitted for safety. Concessions will be offered by Scout Troop 313. Limited parking is available inside the park. Ridesharing is encouraged. Overflow parking is available at the Edward Jones Building.

The Nathan Rauscher Quartet - live concert of new, original music

Saturday, August 14 at 8pm
The Chapel in Clayton 6238 Alexander Dr, St. Louis 63105

Nathan grew up here at PUCC!
Tickets are $15 per person if you RSVP in advance to (two drink tickets come with admission)
Masks and physical distancing will be in effect. In the past several months, Nathan has felt incredibly inspired and is eager to share his new music. The band consists of two former professors of Nathan’s from Webster University - pianist Nick Schlueter and bassist Willem con Hombracht - and his friend Steven Johnson on saxophone.
The Chapel in Clayton is a fantastic venue - home to an art gallery and concert stage.
(If you’d like us to defray the cost, please say so.)
Worship with us this Sunday!
Sunday, August 15 at 10am

Worship In-Person IN THE SANCTUARY or Facebook Live… or later on YouTube.
Come meet Mary Nelson, our MMSUCC Transitional Conference Minister. She will be here leading worship with Kevin and will facilitate the Speaker Series at 11:15am in the Heritage Room and on Zoom -- an opportunity to get to know her better via a worship debrief and a state of MMS and wider church conversation.
Our scripture is Ephesians 5:15-20 with a sermon entitled ‘A Place for Each, A Place for All’.
Rev. Nelson is a lifelong UCCer and comes to us with a wealth of experience in various settings across the United Church of Christ. Most recently, she served for seven years as a Regional Minister (ACM) in the Connecticut/Southern New England Conference.
Rev. Nelson is originally from Des Moines. She earned her BA at Grinnell College, and her MDiv at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
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.
Speaker Series
Rev Mary Nelson
Sunday, August 15| 11:15am
Heritage Room and Live via Zoom
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
Thursday, August 19
7:00 - 8:15pm
Heritage Room and on Zoom

Get to know each other, our church and the UCC...
Coffee Makers Needed
1st & 3rd Tue | 2:00pm via ZOOM

Please join us this summer as we read Great Psalms of the Bible by Clint McCann.
Tuesday Evening Dialogue on Summer Break Until 8/24
150th Anniversary Celebration of Parkway UCC Historic Sanctuary

Sunday, August 22 | 10:00 am worship | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Sanctuary and Elm Lawn Cemetery tours | PUCC Historic Sanctuary lawn, 2840 N Ballas Rd, east side of Ballas Rd

More information about the Historic Sanctuary added each week!
Parkway UCC Night at the Muny
Friday, August 27 | 8:00 – 10:pm | Muny Theater, Forest Park
Join us for a night at the Muny to see the debut of On Your Feet!
Discounted tickets are $13.50 per person. No backstage tours available this year. Great new show and fun night for all.
Based on the inspiring true story of the queen of Latin pop, Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, On Your Feet! is a universal sensation that shows what can happen when two people believe in their talent, music and one another. Their moving rags-to-riches story features some of the most chart-topping songs of the past quarter-century, including Rhythm is Gonna Get You, 1-2-3, Coming Out of the Dark and the title hit, Get On Your Feet. With this Muny premiere, audiences will leave ready to Conga!
RSVP to Dan Connors: | (314) 651-0279

Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far!
All students, families, teachers, staff, admins gearing up!
Collegians starting/returning this week and next week.
Charlotte Smith - great-grandsons Owen and Felix born 8/10!
Audrey & John Nourse - as she receives hospice care at Mo-Bap.
Dan & Kim, Ben/Henry/Davis Weas - Dan’s cancer treatments.
Polly Rutherford and family - preparing for her mother’s memorial service here on August 21 at 2pm; visitation at 1:30pm. You are invited.
Skip Larson, Karen Nolte, Janet Prendergast and family - grieving and giving thanks for Ellie; private burial and memorial service at a later date
Joan and Larry Brannigan - continuing health concerns for Larry.
Sr. Mary Kay McKenzie - diagnosed with stage 4 cancer (Tom’s sis).
Mike - hospitalized with Covid and pneumonia (McKenzie).
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; 314-330-0629
The wildfires in the United States.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending August 15 - St. Johns Evangelical UCC, Mehlville;
Week ending August 22 - St John’s UCC, Chesterfield;
You are going to fall in love with 7-year-old Rowyn Montgomery as he creates uplifting videos to inspire other kids to be accepting of who they are:

What should a toddler wear to go swimming?
The whole message of the Christian scripture is based in the idea of metanoia, the change of heart that happens when we meet God face-to-face. Even a cursory knowledge of history reveals that Christianity is a religion about change. The Christian faith always changes - even when some of its adherents claim that it does not.
~Diana Butler Bass
St. Louis Pride Event

St. Louis Pride event this year is being held downtown and Ballpark Village August 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. This year's theme is: Pride is Alive!
Gateway ONA needs your help staffing the tent and greeting Pride attendees; sharing the message of welcome on behalf of the United Church of Christ in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. During each shift it is our hope that we will have present at least one authorized minister available to engage in conversation with those who come with questions of faith or other concerns.
Here is the link which will take you to the site to sign-up for a shift:
I hope you will come downtown and join us at this year's Pride Event: Pride is Alive.
Thank you. Lorin Cope, Convener, Gateway Open and Affirming Churches
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

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2841 N Ballas Road,
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