Sunday, 04/30
A New Hope

1 Peter 1:3-9

9:30 LOGOS and Children's Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship
11:45 a.m. Welcome Snack

Office hours:

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Monday-Friday

See our full calendar online!

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Sunday School is in session and meets at 9:30.

Substitutes Needed 

Do you love children? Are you looking to meaningfully contribute to the life of the church?  Volunteer as a substitute for Children's Church (during worship) and/or Sunday School. A substitute works with an experienced volunteer, as your schedule permits. Please contact Mark BrownLoretta Colvin, or Carrie Dodson-Ching to volunteer.

Stay up to Date

UUMC Youth updates are posted here.

NEW Bible Study Group
Sundays, after worship
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Blueberry Hill

“Following Jesus" NEW Small Group Study

Join other young adults in May for a 5 week study of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.  We will explore what Jesus and his followers did, as recorded in the Gospels and Acts, and how this might apply to us today, personally.  What does following Jesus mean for you?  What next steps will you take to engage in this journey?

We’re meeting each Tuesday evening, May 2nd-30th from 7PM-8PM at Three Kings at 6307 Delmar. We’ll use materials from Saving Jesus From the Church, by Robin R. Meyers; Always We Begin Again, by John McQuiston III, and Discipleship Path materials developed recently by the Discipleship Team at UUMC. 

Contact Tom Mitchell or Joey Guenther for more information and to sign-up.

University UMC Young Adults are on Facebook! Join the group's page to see events and information. 

April LOGOS: Toxic Charity

This study will cover the good, the bad, and the ugly in mission and social justice. Discussion is grounded in the Old Testament, the book Toxic Charity, and experiences in mission. 9:30 a.m. Sundays in April (except Easter), in the Parlor. Discussion led by Tom Mitchell.

LOGOS: Caring for Ourselves
to Care for the World

Do you feel like you can’t care about everything? Do you question whether or not you’re really making a difference? What can we do, individually and as a church, in order to maintain hope and compassionate caring in a world filled with injustice and inequity? 

Starting May 7th at 9:30 a.m., Dr. Adrienne Strong will lead the LOGOS class through these and other questions. We’ll learn to go out into the world of mission, service, and social justice advocacy with tools to care for ourselves and the carers in our lives.

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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.

Support Jim's NAMI Walk on 5/06

Jim Pace is participating in the annual NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) walk and fundraiser. You can sponsor his walk here to help the mentally ill in our community and throughout the country. 

You can also support Jim by stopping by the Commerce Bank on the Delmar Loop to see his paintings. They're on display in the lobby through the end of April.  

U-City Library: Holocaust Days Of Remembrance 

On Thursday, April 27 at 6:30pm the University City Public Library will host an event in recognition of the 2017 National Days of Remembrance of victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.

Thursday's event features a screening of the film Denial, starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson and based on the Deborah Lipstadt book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. The film will be moderated by Daniel Reich, curator and director of education at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. 

This free event is held in the auditorium. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

For further information, contact Kathleen Gallagher, 314-7273150.

Conversations on Race, Class, and Culture

On Wednesday, May 24th (7:00 — 9:00pm), a panel discussion, chaired by Councilman Rod Jennings, on Hate Crimes, with special emphasis on U City. Rod is assembling a panel who can discuss this important topic from a variety of different directions. It promises to be an important discussion which ought to be on you “can’t miss it” list.

The meeting will be held at the University United Methodist Church (6901 Washington, just south of the Delmar Traffic Circle).

“Free From Falls” Workshop by OASIS &  University City Senior Services

Missouri’s rate of falls among adults 65 and older is almost twice that of the nation!  Don’t become a statistic---whether you’ve had a fall or just want to learn more about what you can do to prevent falls, this class is for you.  A balance screening will be held before the lecture to assess your mobility and balance.

When: Thursday, May 18
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: University City Public Library Auditorium
Cost: Free of charge, but RSVP is requested
RSVP: Contact Senior Service Coordinator, Marcia Mermelstein, at 314-505-8563.

HPES Offers Dental Services

Did you know that Health Protection Education Services (HPES), which started as a UUMC mission, offers dental care as well as medical care? This service is available to the community, including UUMC members and friends. Learn more about HPES services and volunteer information on their website

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Upper Room Available

Look on the table outside of the Fellowship Hall to get your copy of this daily devotional!

SHED Thank You

Rich Wymore wishes to thank all of those who worked on the SHED city-wide work day on 04/08. Six churches participated in yard work and minor repairs at 13 homes in University City. UUMC worked on two homes. Thanks to Ann Wymore, Doug Durham, Doug Griffith, Sam Jamison, Beth and Nate Martin, Brad Hershey, Patty Pieper, Juletta Burell, Keith Haney and Tom Mitchell. Thanks also to Mickey Coyle for the fantastic snacks. Next work day is June 10. Mark your calendars!

Open Door Pantry: May

Thanks to all who gave to the Special Easter Offering for our Church Open Door Program. We raised $754 to help our neighbors in need. Special envelopes are always available in the pews for your contributions. 

In May we are asking you to fill your red bags with the following items.   

  • Chunky Soups
  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Canned Fruit & Fruit Cups
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Detergent

Want to help?

Open Door operates from 2:00-4:00 pm on Wednesdays. Please contact Bonnie Muren to volunteer. 

One of our values as a congregation is to learn with an open spirit.

The Space Between

The Missouri Reconciling Ministries Network recommends this video, which explains and tells stories of "non-binary" gender identity. 

The Freedom of Real Apologies

A Native American writer explores the idea of "real apologies" in her poetry and conversation with NPR's
On Being. Read the interview transcript here

Church Leader Detained by ICE Out on Bail

Read the story of Humberto Barralaga, of  Casa de Oración United Methodist Church in Dodge City, Kansas, here

UMC Invests in Renewable Energy

Wespath, the UMC's pension agency, has invested over $30 million to clean energy causes.

Reflecting on Standing Rock

Two seminary students visited the Standing Rock reservation and wrote about their experiences as outsiders, witnesses, and advocates of Native American rights. 

LGBTQ+ Advocate Action

Read a few tips below from Reconciling Ministries on how we can help advocate for LGBTQ+ persons:

Write or call your states legislator(s) and tell him/her/them to

  • Extend the existing Human Rights Statutes to include LGBTQ+ persons in MONA.
  • To oppose SB: 98 that's been filed and is in committee.  It's harmful to transgender persons in addition to being an economic disaster since corporations would likely pull out (think North Carolina and Texas).
  • Who are my state legislators?  You can find them here

If you haven't liked our Facebook page, do that! 

Local Resources on Race and Social Justice

The Center for Social Empowerment, which was started by United Methodists in Ferguson, Missouri, offers a curated resource list (articles, videos, podcasts, books, and definitions) for anyone looking for a way to start the conversation about race and social justice with your family, friends, coworkers, and community. 

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