Glendale Presbyterian Church

Sharing God's love through our work and play.

Winter Clothing Drive
Aug
30
to Sep 23

Winter Clothing Drive

GPC Youth are organizing the Winter Clothing Drive in support of Hands on Kirkwood. Your gently worn clothing items and winter wear are greatly desired. All sizes need including adult and children's. Clothing may be dropped off anytime the church is open through September 23rd. A collection box is located near the parking lot doors.

 

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Hands on Kirkwood
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Hands on Kirkwood

GPC is pleased to be a partner in this one-day mission blitz of our local community sponsored by Kirkwood Baptist Church. A day when every member of the community is encouraged and empowered to go and to serve. All of us have heard the statement, “It is better to give than to receive.” Most of us believe this statement, and HOK provides an easy opportunity to get involved.  Just sign-up – to serve neighbors in need. Neighbors in need of a friend, neighbors in need of yard work, neighbors in need of home repairs, neighbors in need of a smile, neighbors in need of a clothes or a blanket.  The events and volunteer opportunities are open to everyone – not just Kirkwood residents!

To see a list of projects follow the link: http://www.kirkwoodbaptist.org/hok-projects/

To  register click https://reg.planetreg.com/E819535118510.  

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Blessing of the Pets
Oct
7
8:30 AM08:30

Blessing of the Pets

A Blessing of Animals witnesses to God's and the Church's love, care, and concern for creation. All creatures great and small, furry or not, are welcome. Pastor Liz will bless them all.  Come on by the south lawn of GPC at 8:30 a.m. for a brief, informal  service and blessing.  Be sure to have your beloved pet secure.  We don't anyone to scamper off or fly away.  

 

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Sunday School Start Up
Sep
9
10:20 PM22:20

Sunday School Start Up

Living the Word

Multi-age Classroom for K-5th Grades - Teacher: Courtney

This class introduces our youngest disciples to the sweeping story of God and God’s people as revealed in the Bible.  Living the Word: Teaching God’s Story teaches students the Story of God’s love in Scripture.  Based on the Narrative Lectionary, lessons will match what students learn in their class to what they hear in worship. Living the Word also facilitates better engagement with students in the worship service and furthers discussions of faith in the home!


Colaborate by Sparkhouse

6th-8th Grades - Teacher: Emilee

Colaborate lays the foundation for the Confirmation Class of 2020.  Over the next year and half students will discover the Old and New Testaments and Presbyterian History and Doctrine.  Colaborate helps students answer the question, “so what?  Allowing students to discover the richness of Presbyterian history and doctrine as well as the Old and New Testaments.  Colaborate changes the way students think about faith and the Bible by helping youth to take an honest look at the holy mystery and the complexity of Scripture to move them onto a path of growth and discovery for a lifetime.


Children and youth begin their Sundays in worship and leave for their classes following Opening the Word with Young Disciples led by Pastor Liz.  The 1st Sunday of the month is Family Worship Sunday where the congregation as a whole worships together and celebrates the Lord's Supper.  

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Holy Conversations - Guest Speaker Sunday
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Holy Conversations - Guest Speaker Sunday

Navigating Changing Relationships: Adult Children and Senior Parents

Guest Speaker:  Sandi Guyton, Community Outreach Coordinator

St. Andrew's Senior Solutions

As we age there are decisions to be made particularly around health and home care whether one likes it or not. Senior parents you may be thinking, "I've done a good job caring for myself, and frankly, it's private."  So let's talk about why and how to involve your children and loved ones in the conversation   Adult children, you know have a new role to play in your parent's ongoing care and it can seem invasive and overwhelming. How do you negotiate the parent-child relationship to embrace your new role and honor your parent?

The Connect Commission is pleased to welcome Sandi Guyton to Holy Conversations Sunday. Sandi will speak to the changing dynamics of senior parent and adult child relationships. All are welcome and childcare is provided.  

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All Church Hymn Sing and Potluck
Jul
29
10:00 PM22:00

All Church Hymn Sing and Potluck

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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!

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Holy Conversations
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Holy Conversations

 Jim Hacking

Jim Hacking

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.

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Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Family Movie Night

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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.

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School Supplies Collection
Jul
2
to Jul 29

School Supplies Collection

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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
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Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Family Movie Night

The family friendly fun will begin at 7 p.m. with games on the South Lawn of Glendale Presbyterian Church, followed by a movie about a boy musician who discovers his heritage on Day of the Dead. Bring your favorite snacks and a blanket or chair.

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Holy Conversation Sunday

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.

 

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Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Holy Converations

Transgender

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.

 

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Holy Conversation - Topic: Mental Health

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.

 

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Dec
24
10:00 AM10:00

Interactive Christmas Pageant & Family Service

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.

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Nov
12
10:00 PM22:00

Holy Conversations: Our Worshipful Work

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.

 

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Nov
5
4:30 PM16:30

Empty Bowls Dinner

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.

 

 

 

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Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

Pancake Breakfast / Firehouse Run

 

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 pkstroud@gmail.com if you would like to help.  Or just come on Sunday, have some pancakes, and enjoy the fellowship!

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Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Holy Conversations: Our Worshipful Work

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.

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