We gather in the darkness for a traditional candlelight service of readings and carols. Communion will be shared and the Chancel Choir will sing as we prepare for the coming of the light into the world on Christmas day.
All are welcome at this festive service, complete with a walk-on Nativity Pageant. Any child wanting to participate should meet at 3:30 pm in room 21 to pick out a costume (shepherds, angels, animals). Adults will oversee the children. The children will recreate the familiar Nativity scene.
This special service is a time when we can, with others, acknowledge the “blue” feelings we have at Christmas time, express grief for the present and past, and hope for the future.
Webster Groves High School Jazz Band coming to Peace for a concert in the sanctuary on Monday, Nov. 12, 7p.m. Free-will donation will benefit CDF Freedom School. Support these young musicians and enjoy an evening of jazz music. They come with great reviews!
Grenadilla Celestina Clarinet Quartet Concert – Saturday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Come enjoy an evening of wonderful music with these fine musicians including our own John Panhorst. There will be a free will donation taken for the concert. Proceeds will go to Freedom School.
We hope you will join us on Sunday, October 21 as we consider people who have come before us and inspired us. Is one of those people a parent or grandparent or someone you did not know but admired? How did this person influence your life? Bring a story to share.
We’ll be in the fireside room at 9:45 a.m. We hope to see you there.
MCU congregations are taking back the decision making in our schools. We have challenged the overuse of out-of-school suspension of our children of color, the overuse of police for discipline, lack of trauma-care trained teachers, and more. We are getting results, but do you know how Webster Groves stands up? Join us on Sunday, October 7, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Peace UCC to hear from Webster Groves School District administrators and the Webster Groves Police Department on how our children are being treated. We will also launch a final push toward the November mid-terms and getting a win on our issues: Amendment 1 (CLEAN) and Prop B (RUM).
The school-to-prison pipeline is an American trend where especially children of color are funneled out of the public schools to the juvenile and criminal justice system. Learn about how the pipeline works. Learn about the winners and the losers. Learn about factors in the Webster Groves School District. And learn how our work with MCU is advocating for change.
Adult Learning Time at 9:45AM on September 23 and 30: Poverty in the U.S. and Jesus’ Instructions for Caring for the Poor
The United States is a land of stark contrasts. It is one of the world’s wealthiest countries, with unsurpassed technological innovation, and a higher education system that leads the world. On the other hand, 40 million in the U.S. live in poverty, 18.5 million live in extreme poverty and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty (based on 2016 census data). How can this be in one of the world’s wealthiest societies? Join us to learn more about poverty and human rights in the U.S. and to discuss how this information informs how we will do God’s work in the world.
September 16 is Just Peace Sunday. During Adult Learning Time (9:45-10:45 a.m.), we will hear from Tyler Connoley. Tyler will help us deepen our conversation on immigration and share some things he learned while making the decision to be arrested.