We're going on old school on Sunday, July 29th! Come and sing your favorite hymns and enjoy an easy summer Sunday with friends and neighbors. Following worship, all are welcome to enjoy a potluck in Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share. No time to cook? There will be plenty for everyone!
Immigration: What is the law? What is policy? What is fiction?
The hottest topic currently in our country is immigration. It's on the news. It permeates our social media. It taps into our deepest emotions. As people of faith, whose scriptures teach us to welcome the immigrant and offer hospitality to the stranger, it is essential we educate on ourselves on this politicized issue.
The Connect Commission is pleased to welcome Jim Hacking to facilitate our Holy Conversation on immigration. A graduate of SLU and SLU Law School, Jim has practiced law in the greater St. Louis area since 1997. Since 2007, his practice has been devoted to immigration law. Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for his work. His greatest joy is being married to Amany, who is also a partner in the law firm, and their four children.
The family friendly fun will begin at 7:30 p.m. with games on the South Lawn. Due to our CVLI we cannot advertise the name of the family friendly movie, but here is a hint! Name the movie featuring a bull with a big heart.
Bring your favorite snacks, blanket, or chair.
July 1- July 29
The Discipleship Commission seeks your support in this year's collection which will be donated to Webster Rock Hill Ministries. The commission is delighted by a wonderful donation of backpacks and would like to fill them with the following items:
- pens and pencils
- glue sticks
- crayons and markers
- 3 ring notebooks and spiral notebooks
- pencil boxes
- pocket folders
- lined notebook paper
- hand sanitizer
The Beatitudes for Climate Change
The Connect Commission is pleased to welcome Dr. Benjamin de Foy to lead our next Holy Conversation. Dr. de Foy is the department chair of St. Louis University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
Sunday, *April 29th - 10 a.m.
*Please note the date change. On April 22nd, we will gather for worship in the sanctuary.
The Connect Commission is delighted to welcome Vanessa Hawkins to GPC. Vanessa is in her first year serving the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy. Her leadership in the presbytery is invaluable these last months and we look forward to her bringing the Good News of the Gospel.
Girls and Boys and What?
Guest Speaker: Kelly Storck, MSW, LCSW
Kelly is a licensed clinical social worker with a private therapy practice in Webster Groves, MO. Kelly’s focus is in gender care and advocacy for transgender rights. Along with this work, Kelly presents workshops and trainings on issues relevant to gender diversity with intent to help support the greater health, well-being, and liberty of people of all genders.
Sang Yun Nelson, LCS - Guest Speaker
Sang Yun Nelson, LCS, will guide in a conversation focused on mental health. In the 21st century, we certainly have a far better understanding of mental health issues and are more compassionate to persons who live with them than previous generations. Perhaps it is because “those” persons are you and me, our siblings, our spouses, or our children. Yet mental illness, in its myriad of forms, still has the taint of being something about which one should not talk . Why? It’s embarrassing to the person who suffers from it or their family. There is discrimination against the person who suffers. There is still the hint of “if you could just pull it together” or “be stronger, ” one can will one’s self back to health. So despite our improved understanding, there is still much for us to learn about how we can take care of ourselves, our loved ones, and even the stranger. Come and worship. Come and learn. Come and grow in your faith.
All children and youth are invited to participate in this Interactive Christmas Pageant! Come a few minutes early to get a part - no prior practice required - all are welcome to join in!
Hot Chocolate and Christmas Cookies will be served after the service.
It will be a welcoming service for the community, out of town guests, cousins and grandchildren.
This month’s topic: Immigration.
The Connect Commission is pleased to welcome Diego Abente of the International Institute of St. Louis to worship and guide our conversation.
For nearly 100 years the International Institute has provided essential community integration services to each new wave of immigrants to St. Louis. The Institute strives to serve all immigrants without regard to country of origin, race or religion. It believes that America becomes even stronger when we embrace new cultures and traditions. Our purpose is also to create a more welcoming community and shared prosperity for all residents.
Support the food programs at Webster-Rock Hill Ministries.
Over 2,000 people in our community live in poverty. That makes food scarcity a daily concern. Share a meal of soup provided by local restaurants, take home a beautiful bowl, and fight
hunger. We hope you can join us on 11/5 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Webster Hills Methodist Church Christian Life Center (1333 W. Lockwood at the corner of Lockwood and Berry).
Admission: $15 Adults; $5 Students; Free for kids under 5.
Contact Sue Vigen for tickets.
This Sunday, October 29th - 8 a.m.
This year, GPC will be hosting our third annual pancake breakfast in association with the City of Glendale Firehouse Run. The runs start at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 29. Volunteers are needed starting at 7:45 am, October 29. Help is needed that morning with set-up, cooking, serving, and (most importantly) being present and visiting with our neighbors. We will still have 10 am worship inside the sanctuary that morning, and will invite those at breakfast to join us. Clean up will take place following worship. Help is also needed with set up at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 28. Please contact Paige Stroud at (314) 425-9781 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help. Or just come on Sunday, have some pancakes, and enjoy the fellowship!
Our first installment of this new worship series Holy Conversations is about how we have good conversations with each other, that give us the space to share our points of view but also space to listen. We welcome Rev. Geoffrey Black, former General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ and Visiting Professor of Leadership and Ecumenical Studies at Eden Seminary, to lead us in this conversation.
Yes! It includes GPC this Year!
It's time to sign up to participate in this year's Hands on Kirkwood! Printed sign up sheets are available here at GPC. Simply complete the page and Pastor Liz will submit them together. Or you may register online at http://www.planetreg.com/E88124744572
All sorts of skills and ages are needed - including older elementary. There is childcare available as well for parents of young children.
GPC is a host site this year and we hope the congregation will enjoy having a variety of ways to serve the larger community.
Please remember we are collecting gently used winter clothing through September 24th for the Community Store. Bring your donations to GPC at your earliest convenience.