Church doesn't just happen during the hour of worship--church happens when we gather in large groups or small to celebrate, to support, or just to be still and be known with our friends in Christ.

Sunday Fellowship

After worship all are welcome to join us for coffee, snacks, and fellowship in Fellowship Hall.  We're proud to serve Switch Coffee, which is locally roasted here in St. Louis, ethically sourced, provides job training and employment for marginalized people in our community, AND is delicious!

Backyard Family Movie Night

Saturday, September 7, 6:30-9:30pm

Bring your chairs and blankets and join fellow WGPC families for an outdoor movie night in the Petru backyard. We will gather for fellowship and to watch a family-friendly flick in the backyard (movie TBD). Snacks, popcorn and juice/water provided - just bring yourself and a seat (or use the grass).

RSVP: Joshua and Katie

Dinner With Friends

It's that time again. What a great way to get together with church friends and get to know them in a purely social way with good food, good conversation, and meeting three times during the year with different members. To sign up, send in your information - name, address, phone number, and if you can host - by adding your name to the Dinner With Friends table in the back of Fellowship Hall or by email sent to Betsy Wacker or Jan Phillips.

All Congregation Float Trip, Camp-Out & Worship by the River

Ages 0-100+ are encouraged to join the Congregation Float Trip. As you are able, come for some, or stay and make a weekend of it.  You can camp Friday and Saturday, just stay one night, or come for the day.

Please plan to bring your own supplies, drinks and food.

We will be floating the Gasconade River and staying at the Gasconade Hills Resort. Our destination is a 2-hour 10 minute drive from Webster Groves, heading west on Highway 44. This section of the Gasconade sits within the Mark Twain National Forest that surrounds Fort Leonard Wood.


Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:15am - 4:00pm Float Trip
6:00pm Community Dinner

Sunday, Septmber 22, 2019
9:30am Outdoor Worship Service by the River


Gasconade River & Gasconade Hills Resort
28425 Spring Road
Richland,MO 65556


Float and lodging reservations must be made with Gasconade Hills Resort.

Let us know you're coming! RSVP by June 30th to Kathryn Duckworth by email or at 404-668-9880.

Float Trip Details:

The Float Trip departs from Gasconade Hills Resort at 10:15am on Saturday, September 21st. Their staff will transport our group down to the put-in at Barlow Ford. We will float, paddle, picnic and explore for most of the day. It's a 6-mile trip that will bring us right back to the campground. Average trip time is about 5 hours.

Costs for canoes and kayaks can be found on the Gasconade Hills Resort website. They do not offer rafts in the fall.

Camping & Cottages:

Gasconade Hills Resort offers tent camping, RV sites as well as cottages and campers. If you are coming with tents or an RV, a one- or two-night stay is possible. If you are interested in a cottage or camper, there is a two-night minimum.

Costs for tents, RVs and cottages can be found on the Gasconade Hills Resort website.

Worship by the River:

Sunday, September 21st at 9:30am, our group will gather for worship. Pastor Ed and Shawn have put together a service reflecting on the Creation Story told in Genesis 1:1-2:4. We will commune in the woods and celebrate our beautiful surroundings with some "Creation Music."


Float and lodging reservations must be made with Gasconade Hills Resort at 573-765-3044. They are holding Leaning Tree campsite for our group. Stephanie will likely answer your call. She is incredibly kind and helpful, and she can talk you through both the float and the overnight stay.

As a courtesy to Gasconade Hills, we ask that you try and make your reservation by June 30th. (And, don't forget to RSVP to Kathryn Duckworth.)

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