Upcoming Events

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Faithful Endings, Hopeful Beginnings
Small Grief Fellowship Group

Sundays, April 11-May 16, 5:00pm - Church Parlor
It's an understatement to say that this past year has been a difficult one. During this time many things have changed and strained our old normal. Many of us have experienced the loss of a loved one, a job or the ability to physically gather together. In addition, we each have been busy figuring out how things will work, what we feel safe doing, where to go and what lies ahead. We have lost many of our usual ways of processing and managing life's challenges and the opportunity to gain support through gathering together in community.

As our church is re-opening, the Gathering Task Force is forming a small, grief fellowship group called Faithful Endings, Hopeful Beginnings. It will be facilitated by Stephen Minister, Nancy Knight. This is an opportunity to connect with others, share experiences and offer each other support and hope. We will practice all safe health protocol with masks, safe distancing and hand sanitizer.

If you are interested in being a part of, or learning about this group, please contact Nancy Knight by email or at 314-494-2283.

The first meeting will be 8:15-9:00 in the Parlor on April 11th. We will determine the on going meeting time by mutual group agreement.

Mini Meets

Tuesdays at 1:00pm, starting April 20th - Outside the Hale Entrance
Mini Meets begins Tuesday, April 20th. Bring a lawn chair and wear a mask. Come meet and greet your church friends at the Hale Entrance.

Adult Education Hour - Benefits of Bees

Sunday, April 25th, 10:45am - Fellowship Hall or Zoom
Join us to hear Dr. Ed Spevak explain the important relationship between the bees and other beneficial insects buzzing around our home gardens, and the plants that rely on them to thrive. He has dedicated the last 40 years of his career to the conservation of invertebrates and is currently the Curator of Invertebrates at the Saint Louis Zoo and the director of the Zoo’s WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation (CNPC). He also Co-Chairs the Imperiled Bombus Task Force of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign and is on the Steering Committees of the Honey Bee Health Coalition, Keystone Monarch Collaborative and Missourians for Monarchs Collaborative and the Science Advisory Council of Field to Market.  Join us for this informative and fun talk!

See the Friday Flash for the Zoom link.

Seed Sharing at WGPC

All are welcome to join in a new project to benefit pollinators - a seed sharing initiative at WGPC! A box inside the Hale Entrance contains packets of pollinator-friendly native plant seeds, collected and shared by members of the Environmental Stewardship Committee. If you have a spot in your garden for some new native plants, then stop by and pick up some seeds to get started! Later this spring look for annual milkweed seeds to support the beloved Monarch butterfly. If you are a gardener who saves seeds and has some to share, contact Beth Kazlauskas for details!

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.