Upcoming Events

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Sunday Fall Faith Formation

Visit our Faith Formation page to learn more about each of the Sunday classes listed below as well as other Bible studies and book studies offered through the week.

Children's Sunday School, PreK-5th Grade - 10:40-11:45am
Celtics Middle School Fellowship, 6th-8th Grade - 4:00-5:30pm
8th Grade Confirmation, 11:00am-noon
Agape High School Fellowship, 9th-12th Grade - 5:00-7:30pm
Adult Coffee and Conversation with the Lectionary - 8:30-9:25am
Adult Faith Formation Series - 10:50-11:45am

Devoted to Generosity

2023 Stewardship Campaign
As our church prayerfully considers our finances and missions for 2023, our Stewardship Commission has set "Devoted to Generosity" as our campaign theme.

We are inspired by the Biblical account of Tabitha, who is described as a follower of Jesus known for her good works and acts of charity. After she became ill and died, the Book of Acts describes how Peter brought her back to life.

Beginning September 25 and over the coming weeks, our congregation will hear about various charities that our church supports, and the good works of our members, including our youth.

Mission Weekend 2022

Friday, September 30th-Sunday, October 2nd
There are a variety of projects to participate in including: painting in the ECC, working in the warehouse at Home Sweet Home, yard cleanup for Sanctuary in the Ordinary, giving blood at the Deacon's blood drive, helping in the Isaiah 58 Ministries food pantry, writing cards to members and dropping off your food donations. To see more details, and to sign up, go to our 2022 Mission Weekend Signup.

Peace & Global Witness Offering

Sunday, October 2nd
On October 2nd our congregation will collect the Peace & Global Witness Offering. The purpose of this offering is to connect with each other to confront systems of injustice and promote peace. Half of the offering goes to the national church to address these issues around the world - including the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, 25% is retained by congregations just like ours for local peace and reconciliation work, and 25% goes to mid councils for similar ministries on the regional level.

To contribute you can look for the special envelopes in the pews, give by check mailed to the church office, or donate on our website by selecting Special Offering and indicating Peace & Global Witness.

Music in a Great Place

Sunday, October 9th, 3:00pm
Featured guest artist Liberian-Norwegian pianist, Kamilla Arku draws on her diverse background as inspiration for her work as a performer, educator and scholar. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, the US, and Africa. Recent highlights include performances at the Royal Opera House, Hastings Piano Festival, and the International Florence Price Festival. In addition to performing, Arku is also committed to volunteer efforts, and is the Founder and Director of Music for Liberia, a charity supporting young people in Liberia through music-based fundraising. Kamilla is a graduate of Yale University, and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Joining Arku on this program is flutist Wendy Hymes, also a passionate performer of music by diverse composers. Her doctoral dissertation is on music written for flute by selected African composers. She has performed widely in the US and abroad.

Music featured on this program will include works by composers of color along with standard repertoire, including works by Elizabeth Brown, Valerie Coleman, Federico Mompou, Nkeiru Okoye, Fred Onovwerosuoke, and Germaine Tailleferre.

General admission tickets are $20, students and senior tickets are $10, and can be purchased here, The event is free to all members of Webster Groves Presbyterian Church by using the promo code: IMI-WGP-Comp. If you can not get to the website please come to the concert and let us know that you are a member of WGPC upon entering the Sanctuary.

The Intercultural Music Initiative (IMI) is an innovative concert and arts education organization, which celebrates and promotes contemporary works by lesser-known composers, particularly by composers of African and other racial minority descent. Listen here to the IMI podcast interviewing Kamilla Arku about the music featured in this concert and her work with her non-profit "Music for Liberia."

View the entire 2022-2023 Music in a Great Place series.

Social Justice Film Club

Tuesdays, October 11th and November 15th 7:00pm Zoom
All are welcome to join a discussion of the new three-part film, The U.S. and The Holocaust, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein. Ken Burns calls it the most important film he's ever made. "Inspired in part by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's 'Americans and the Holocaust' exhibition and supported by its historical resources, the film examines the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south."

The series premiered on PBS this September and is available to stream for free on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video app. The first half of the series will be discussed on October 11th and the second half on November 15th.

Please note, November's discussion has been moved to November 15th due to the November 8th elections. There is no Film Club discussion in December.

See the Friday Flash for the Zoom link.

Dinner With Friends

Begins Saturday, October 22nd at 5:30pm
An event we've missed during the Pandemic is being renewed in modified form. What fun to meet with 7 or 8 members for dinner and to socialize in a closer knit manner.

We plan to have a start up potluck in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, October 22nd at 5:30pm. Then we will have dinners in homes, (2 times, once in January or February again in March or April).

Sign up to participate by emailing Betsy Wacker or Jan Phillips by October 15th with your name, address, phone, email, ability to host or not, or interested in being a substitute.

Songs to Save Democracy

Monday, October 24th at 7:30pm - Sheldon Concert Hall
This concert celebrating democracy and the right to vote features The 442's with special guests jazz pianist Peter Martin and vocalist Anita Jackson and includes the world premiere of new songs by Adam Maness, Peter Martin and Paul Reuter.

Tickets available through MetroTix online or 314-534-1111
$40 orchestra / $30 balcony (student price $20)

Songs to Save Democracy is presented in collaboration with:
League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice, ACLU, Webster Groves Presbyterian Church

Youth Dinner Hosts Needed

Sundays at 5:00pm through the school year
Break bread with Celtics and Agape! Sign up to provide a dinner (about 30 servings) for our young people then join us around the meal. You may use the church kitchen, or prepare the meal at your home and bring it in. The youth will set up and clean up. See the Sign Up Genius for dates. Questions? Contact Pete Putnam.

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