Upcoming Events

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Dine for Mental Health

Tuesday, September 28
On September 28, Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria is giving Care and Counseling 100% of the profit! Order some delicious food at the Rock Hill location (9568 Manchester Road) and you'll help provide high quality, affordable mental health services to those in our community. No special mention required. Learn more at careandcounseling.org.

Mission Weekend

October 2nd & 3rd
Despite the continued impacts of COVID, we will still be joining together in mission this year for our annual Mission Weekend, October 2nd & 3rd. There are a variety of physically distanced projects to participate in including: mulching the ECC playground, working in the warehouse at Home Sweet Home, gardening in Forest Park, giving blood at the Deacon's blood drive, packing care packages and sack lunches at church, 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 2021 Mission Weekend Signup.

Peace & Global Witness Offering

Sunday, October 3rd
On October 3rd our congregation will collect the Peace & Global Witness Offering. The purpose of this offering is to empower congregations and individuals to become peacemakers themselves. Through the Peace & Global Witness Offering, congregations are encouraged and equipped to find and address the anxiety and discord that is prevalent throughout our world. 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 our 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.

Faith and the Climate Crisis

Beginning Sunday, October 3rd
Presbyterian Climate Advocates is offering a four-week Zoom class called Faith and the Climate Crisis beginning Sunday, October 3, 4:00-5:15pm Eastern Time.

This class is especially geared for people who would like to join the climate movement, and for members of congregations who are already active in earth care who would like a forum for bringing others along.

You can find our more at Presbyterian Climate Advocates and register here.

Adult Faith Formation: Becoming a More Light Presbyterian Church

Sunday mornings 10:45-11:45am in person and on Zoom (see the Friday Flash for Zoom links)

  • October 10 - What is the Biblical Invitation to be a Welcoming Church?
    • Using an entertaining film entitled Fish Out of Water, the class will explore the Biblical passages used to condemn homosexuality. A handout summarizing biblical and theological themes will help us understand why we are called to welcome LGBTQAI Christians. Facilitator: Janice Seele, Co-Chair WGPC Advocacy Team
  • October 17 - What does it mean be a More Light Presbyterian Congregation?
    • Elders Carrie Rao and others will explain the process and the reasoning that the WGPC Session used in voting to become a More Light Presbyterian congregation, welcoming LGBTQAI believers into our midst. The participants will explore how we might grown into this expanding identity as a church community.

Click here to see all the Adult Education offerings for Fall 2021, including PowerPoint presentations of previous classes.

Come & Consider

Sunday, October 10, 11:15am-12:30pm

Are you thinking about becoming a member of our church family at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church? If so, a "Come and Consider" gathering is planned for October 10th. The class is designed to answer all your questions about our church and the Presbyterian faith.

Those who are thinking about becoming members or who simply have questions will gather for lunch and casual conversation with Pastor Ed Zumwinkel.

If you plan to join the conversation and learn more about WGPC, please let Barbara Fischer know by email or at 314-962-9210 x3202.

Other Side of the Hill

Tuesday, October 12th, 7:00pm on Zoom

COME ONE, COME ALL!! Experience how, by working together, government, private industry, farmers and environmental activists are working together to make a difference. Here at WGPC, Mission Commission, Environmental Stewardship, Adult Education and the Advocacy Team are working together to bring you an evening of discussion on the importance of finding common ground, as portrayed in the movie "Other Side of the Hill," on October 12 at 7:00pm. Advocacy Team has graciously given us their usual Film Club discussion night for October.

"Other Side of the Hill" will be available for you to view at your leisure. Look for the link in upcoming Friday Flash newsletters. From the film's producers: "Emmy nominated 'Other Side of the Hill' explores the impacts of a changing climate in rural Eastern Oregon - as seen through the eyes of local leaders on the ground. From innovative timber operations in Wallowa County to large-scale solar in Lakeview, we amplify the voices of rural communities often left unheard. In a time of unprecedented cultural divide between rural and urban Oregon, we find common ground in an urgency to address a changing landscape."

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 Hannah.

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.