Pastor S. Jewell S. McGhee
Transitions and Goodbyes
MTWF: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The office is closed on Thursdays.
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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.
Have old markers? Recycle them at UUMC!
Good news: 441 markers were donated in March, bringing the total to 1,240 markers donated since October! Keep up the good work!
Please help support the program by dropping off any used markers you may have around the house, even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located in each classroom and by the preschool office for you to deposit any used markers that are ready to be discarded.
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“Active Hope” Small Group, Mondays 4/22-5/20
Tom Mitchell will lead a small group on specific Justice & Mission practices in the face of issues with daunting and intransigent difficulties that leave us feeling inadequate - for example, Climate Change. Dealing with Climate Change is a justice and mercy issue not only for our children and grandchildren, but for the current generation, too.
The group will meet for five Monday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at UUMC, from Monday, April 22nd through May 20th. The discussion will be informed by two concise books, Active Hope and Slow Kingdom Coming (both available at the church office at no cost), along with other sources. Participants are asked to read the first two chapters of each book before the first session.
Pizza with a Purpose FUNraiser for Open Door
Make a note on your calendar to go out for lunch or dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in the Galleria on Wednesday, May 1st. For all purchases made between 11:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., 20% of your bill -- including sit-down meals, take out, all beverages and gift cards -- will benefit the Open Door Food Pantry. To participate in this fundraiser, you must present a special flyer to your server so the purchase will count. The flyer is available at the church and preschool offices and will be included in the Sunday bulletin.
Be You, Be Loved, Belong Classes - 4/27 or 5/11
Be You, Be Loved, Belong is a three-hour course with Rev. Diane that connects you with University UMC through shared stories, giftedness, and calling. Completing this course provides the entry point for membership, adult baptism, or baptism for your child at University United Methodist Church. There are two upcoming course dates: Saturday, April 27th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 11th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. To sign up for one of these course dates, email Rev. Diane.
Upcoming LOGOS Classes
From April 28th through May 19th, Tom Mitchell will lead a series of LOGOS classes called “Draw the Circle Wide: Neuroscience and Justice.”
LOGOS is a study and conversation group that meets at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the UUMC Library. We invite you to join us for LOGOS as we explore a range of topics related to our faith, our world, and our lives together. Each week, a new speaker presents a new topic for reflection and discussion. Come for one session or come for them all. Childcare available.
Thank You for Your Generosity!
April was a big month for special offerings, and we wanted to thank you for your contributions, With your help, UUMC collected $790 for how101, $803.50 for UMCOR Sunday, $350 for the Mozambique Initiative, and $763 for the Easter offering to the Open Door Food Pantry. Your donations go a long way in helping communities in need!
New Shelves for the Open Door Food Pantry
This week, volunteers for the Open Door Food Pantry set up new, larger shelves for storing food pantry items. Dan Barrett, Alice Mohr, and John Mohr attached the shelving units to the walls. Bev Bross and Cindy Zirwes installed the dividers and restocked the shelves. Bonnie Muren emptied the old shelves and donated a wagon for hauling supplies. Thank you to everyone for your hard work!
Every year, James Pace participates in a walk to raise funds and awareness for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). NAMIWalks 2019 will take place on May 4th in Chesterfield, MO. Click here to learn more, sign up to sponsor Jim, or join the "Oui oui, Monsieur!" team.
May Book Club, 5/7
UUMC Book Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. on May 7th at Cindy Mitchells's house. The selected book is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. In this autobiographical book, Noah relates his experiences growing up in post-apartheid South Africa. Please contact Cindy if you have questions or to let her know if you will attend.
Open Door Food Pantry Fundraising Meeting, Monday 5/20
Thank you to all who came to the kickoff meeting for fundraising discussions in support of our Food Pantry. We had additional ideas for our “Pizza with a Purpose” and Trivia Night (date to be announced for the Fall) as well as other suggestions and will start putting ideas into action at the next meeting scheduled for Monday, May 20 at 10:30am in the church library.
Contact Susan Wagy for more information or to RSVP. We will have tasks light and larger and all hands are welcome.
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.
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.