Rev. Diane Kenaston
Baptism of Cornelius
9:15 a.m. Summer Learning Series
10:30 a.m. Worship
11:30 a.m. Welcome Snack
4:00 p.m. Confirmation Class
MTWF: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The office is closed on Thursdays. The office will be closed on Monday, 5/27, for Memorial Day.
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Pray with us! Visit the secure online prayer list and keep our church family in your prayers. Note: a password is required. The password can be found in your bulletin insert on Sunday mornings, or you may contact the office at 314.863.8055 to obtain it if you are a UUMC member.
Summer Learning Series begins 5/26: "The Old Testament"
The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelities? How can our faith benefit from new scholarly understanding? As scripture or as the most influential piece of literature ever written, this book is a source of constant wonder, inspiration, and intrigue. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, a world renowned Old Testament scholar gives an interesting and challenging DVD presentation. This is a "Everything I always wanted to know about the Old Testament but didn't want to have to read it to find out" course. Class will meet Sundays from 9:15 am to 10:15 am in the Parlor. Please contact John Barrett with any questions.
Donate Fleece to Festival of Sharing
For the 2019 Annual Conference (June 7-9, 2019), Festival of Sharing is collecting unused, pre-cut, solid colored fleece measuring 60' x 80'. This fleece will be made into queen-sized blankets that will bring warmth and comfort to our neighbors in need. Click here for more information. Fleece donations can be made through Charlotte Ellis, Lay Member to Annual Conference.
Open Door Food Pantry Giving
Thank you to everyone who donated to the pantry this Sunday! Your contributions of $1100 will help UUMC to continue this important mission of our church. Please prayerfully consider making an additional financial or food contribution today. The initial $6000 allocated for the food pantry from the 2019 UUMC budget has already been spent, and the monthly expenses for the pantry average over $2300.
Visits are projected to be 19% higher in 2019 than in 2018 based on the average visits per week year-to-date, and the annual expenses are projected to be 40% higher than in 2018. We project that we have a gap of $7000 between needed income and expenses for 2019. Meetings are occurring to analyze where expense reductions can occur and more income can be raised.
We thank everyone for past contributions. We need everyone’s help to continue this important mission of our church.
Connect to the Reconciling Ministries Network
UUMC is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), an organization seeking the inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in both the policy and practices of United Methodist Church. To stay informed about the work of RMN in Missouri, sign up for the Missouri Reconciling email list. You may also join RMN personally by registering as a Reconciling Individual.
Shop at Schnucks? Put Earned Rewards towards the Open Door Food Pantry!
Any time you shop at Schnucks, you can apply the calculated "Schnucks Rewards" from your purchase toward the Open Door Food Pantry's (ODFP) weekly food costs! Learn more on our Mission Blog.
Microcredit Club Update
We've loaned over $50,000 to 82 countries! Read the February 2019 update on the Mission Blog. Thank you for supporting the U-City Microcredit Club!
Health Protection and Education Services (HPES)
The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation and its Board of Directors recently selected Health Protection and Education Services (HPES) as an award recipient for their 2018-2019 Community Health Grant program. HPES was one of only seven nonprofit organizations to receive this recognition as the best organization for diabetes screening, prevention, and education, nationwide. Read more on our Mission Blog.
Wesley Bell Ringers Concert, Sunday 6/9
The Wesley Bell Ringers, from Christ UMC in Salt Lake City, will present a concert at UUMC on Sunday, June 9, at 7:30pm. We are excited to host them! Can you help by housing two or more people (students or chaperones) that night, or by bringing food for a potluck dinner before the performance? Please contact Nicole Aldrich if you can help. Hope to see you at the concert!
Dining Divas Gateway Arch Tour, 6/12
The Dining Divas will tour the museum and Visitor Center of the newly renovated Gateway Arch on Wednesday, June 12th. The tour displays 200 years of America's history through six interactive galleries telling the story of the westward expansion. A carpool from the church will leave at 9:30 a.m. To join the group tour, meet in the lobby at 10:15 a.m. You may also join for lunch in the Arch Cafe at 11:30 a.m. There is NO charge to tour the museum, but there is a charge for the tram ride to the top of the Arch, the documentary movie, and the St. Louis Riverfront Cruise. Please email Jean Light if you would like to attend.
SHED/U-City Work Day, Saturday 6/15
SHED will be participating in the University City Spring Clean-up Day on Saturday, June 15th. The work will consist of trimming bushes, raking up debris, minor repairs, etc. We will begin work at 9:00 a.m. and will finish by noon or so. Tools will be provided, if needed. Work is scheduled based on the number of volunteers available so please contact Rich Wymore as soon as possible if you plan to participate or if you have any questions.
Discipleship Path Posters
Wondering about the posters in Fellowship Hall? Interested in exploring your spiritual gifts? Read Tom Mitchell's blog post here and contact him or Phyllis Hershey for more information on the Discipleship Path.
UUM Preschool Collects 1,517 Markers for Recycling!
During the 2018-2019 school year, UUM Preschool participated in the Crayola ColorCycle program, devised to re-purpose any brand of used markers rather than sending them to landfills! The final total for the school year has been tallied, and we have collected a grand total of 1,517 markers!
To put that number in perspective, if we took all the markers collected and lined them up end-to-end, the line of markers collected is as long as 17 school buses! You could also say it reaches as tall as 222 average-sized Super Star students standing on top of one another.
That is an amazing accomplishment for our first year of marker recycling! Thanks so much to everyone for participating and WAY TO GO!!