Solar Eclipse

Planning for the solar eclipse in the St. Louis region began in 2015! It will finally come to fruition August 21st. There is a whole host of resources about the eclipse online. The library also has information and viewing glasses can be purchased there too. Based on the church’s location, the partial eclipse will begin at 11:49 AM and end at 2:44 PM. We are near the path of totality, and that should be from 1:16-1:19 PM. For more information about the eclipse, visit

www.missourieclipse2017.com

The youth will be selling eclipse t-shirts. They are $10 each.

Sanctuary Roof Update

We are hoping to replace the roof on the Sanctuary before the end of the year. The estimate received was $41,000, and we’re hoping to raise $20,000 prior to beginning the project. To date, we have $7340 designated for the Sanctuary roof. There are still parsonage needs but most of those have been met ($4350 of the $4800 estimated). Please continue to designate funds in your offering; either for PARSONAGE NEEDS or CHURCH BLDG NEEDS to help us reach our goal.

$12,660 Needed

Service Opportunity at Kingdom House

Are you passionate about education? Help kids prepare for the school year by volunteering with Backpacks & BBQ, Kingdom House’s annual back-to-school event! At Backpacks & BBQ, Kingdom House distributes new shoes, backpacks, and school supplies to over 500 St. Louis children. Here are the details:

Who: You (and your family or friends!). Larry and Frances Deaton are heading that way. If you’re interested, you might plan on carpooling or at least meeting and traveling together.

What: Help families pick out the school supplies they need from a selection of new donations.

When: Saturday, August 12th – 8:30am – 3:30pm. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. The Deaton’s have an afternoon shift: 12-3:30 PM. Julie, the organizer indicated that there are only 2-3 morning spots left.

Where: Peabody Elementary School (1224 S 14th St, St. Louis, MO 63104), just two blocks from Kingdom House.

Perks: Free BBQ lunch!

To Sign Up: Please contact Julie Strassman at jstrassman@kingdomhouse.org or 314-627-9826.

August Issue Available

Sure, it’s early, but why wait? In the August issue of The Missouri Methodists, you’ll find a guide to who does what on Missouri Conference staff and a list of phone numbers to call when you have questions or need some help. There is also a report from the episcopal team who just returned from Mozambique, a story about a church in Kansas City working hard to be a good neighbor to its diverse community, and much more. You can read it now at www.moumethodist.org/magazine.

Listening Tours

Times for Listening Tour meetings are now available and you should sign-up! You can do that online or by calling the church office.

The dates so far are:

  • July 26th at 7 PM
  • July 27th at 6:30 PM (FULL)
  • August 2nd at 6:30 PM
  • August 3rd at 6:30 PM (FULL)
  • August 8th at 6:30 PM (FULL)

If you’d like to sign-up online, please visit here.  The process is very easy and you should have received an email with more detailed directions. If you’re not comfortable with the online sign-up, select your time and call the office: 636-586-2472. Spots are limited, so hurry.

 

2017 Festival of Sharing Mission

Our church family is continuing to collect items for our Missouri Backpacks of Love. This is part of the Festival of Sharing that will culminate October 21, 2017. The backpacks and items will be given to children in foster care. These children need to have something they can pack their personal items in when they are moved around in foster homes. We are asking for:

  • A small backpack
  • 1 t-shirt in a child size M or L or an adult S
  • 1 3-pack of children’s underwear
  • 1 soft child’s toothbrush
  • 1 small stuffed animal
  • 1 pair of children’s socks
  • 1 tube of children’s toothpaste
  • 1 narrow tooth comb

Please keep these children in your prayers as they face their unfortunate situations. We hope that the prayers and the backpacks help them during this time.

You can purchase each of the items needed for one Backpack of Love, purchase a couple of items needed, or give money to cover the cost of a Backpack of Love. The estimated cost is $35 for each completed backpack.