Upcoming Events

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Adult Faith Formation

Sundays 10:50-11:45am in-person or Zoom

January 23rd & February 6 - Shift Happens! Biblical Imagination for Embracing Institutional Change in the Enduring/Post COVID-19 Era of Ministry
Guest speaker Rev. Dr. Deborah Krause, President of Eden Seminary and New Testament Scholar will lead this two week study.

See the Friday Flash for the Zoom link.

Click here for the entire Spring 2022 Adult Faith Formation schedule.

Supporting our Afghan Family

The Afghan family partner core team (Sue Davis, Noreen Mayfield and Sue Scott) has met with our family, and while they are a darling family, they are a family in particular need of much support.

The father worked for the US Military for 19 years and has already found a job in a factory here. His wife is pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl, and due in February. They have six children, two girls and four boys, ranging in age from 11-2.

They left Afghanistan with nothing and it has been a long journey to St. Louis. The International Institute has placed them in a house near Compton and Cherokee. While they have many needs, the core group believes the most urgent task is getting ready for the twins! This sign-up genius lists the items that will immediately make them more comfortable and prepare for the twins. If you can help with any of these items, it would be appreciated more than you can imagine!

We are also working on getting the four oldest children registered for school, and pediatrician appointments for all. We took a trip with the family to the International Institute to get coats, hats and gloves and some basic household items. The family was very grateful and have thanked us many times. They have been so hospitable, especially given how little they have. We will be working on getting to know our family better and determine how we, as a Church, can best support this family. As they say, it takes a village or in this case a Church!

ECC Dine Out Fundraiser at The Parkmoor

Tuesday, January 18, 11:00am-8:00pm
Come to The Parkmoor Drive-In (220 W. Lockwood Ave) for classic burgers, slushies and more while also supporting the ECC! Mention the ECC at checkout - a portion of all sales will be donated back to the ECC.

Help Deliver Snacks to WGSD Schools

Wednesday, January 26, 9:00am
Twice a year our congregation delivers healthy snacks to each of the schools in the Webster Groves School District through our Snacks for Students program. The goal is to support students who may come to school hungry by providing a snack to help them focus on learning. We are getting ready for our spring semester delivery, which will take place on Wednesday, January 26th at 9:00am (weather permitting). If you are interested in volunteering to take items to schools in the district please contact Beth Kazlauskas.

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, January 30 after morning worship
The Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Association has been called by the session for Sunday, January 30th. The meeting will take place in-person and on Zoom following the 9:30am worship service.

See the Friday Flash for the Zoom link.

Youth Dinner Hosts Needed

Sundays 5:00-5:30pm
Break bread with Celtics and Agape! Sign up to provide dinner (~30 servings; at least some vegetarian options) for our young people and then join us for the meal. Bring your children, bring your partner, bring your grandkids and spend time with members of your church family!

Sign up for one or sign up for many! You may use the church kitchen, or prepare the meal at home and transport it. The youth will set up and clean up.

Questions? Contact Pastor Ed.

Black Lives Matter Vigil on Lockwood

Friday Nights from 6:00-6:30pm
WGPC has been invited to join Peace UCC in their Friday Night Vigils from 6:00-6:30pm. We will spend a half hour standing in solidarity with our Black siblings recognizing that all lives will not matter until Black Lives Matter. Peace has invited churches up and down Lockwood to participate so we can have a bigger presence in the community. Please join us outside the WGPC red doors from 6:00-6:30pm on Fridays. Bring signs. Wear masks. We will be social distancing.

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.