Programming Facilitator's Training
Aug
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Programming Facilitator's Training

If you have facilitated a class or hosted an event before but have not taken this training, please make sure you sign up!  If you would like to be a facilitator or host in the future, this training is for you, too! This training will go over some of the things we know make a class or event successful, and show how to use our Online Community Portal for communication with participants. Please take this training seriously because it will make all of our programming more excellent!

 

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MCCGSL Golf Tournament
Aug
26
8:00am 8:00am

MCCGSL Golf Tournament

Join us on August 26th at the Fox Creek Golf Course in Edwardsville, Il.  for our Annual Golf Tournament! There will be a shotgun start at 8:00am. We recommend you arrive by 7:15am to check in and register. Use the links below to sign up as an individual, a four-person team, or sponsor the fun for the day! Note: rates include 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, buffet lunch and dinner, a swag bag full of goodies, and other prizes and games!

Other ways that you can help with this important fund raiser is sponsor the tournament or place and advertisement in our Golf Brochure. To download our 2017 Golf Sponsorship Brochure, click here.

Individual Golf Registration
$115 after July 15th

Team Golf Registration

$460 after July 15th

Sponsorships
Use this link to become an official sponsor of the 2017 tournament! Options range from $300-$5000.

Advertising
Use this link to advertise in our 2017 tournament program! Options range from $75-$400.

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Cycling Club
Sep
9
to Nov 4

Cycling Club

The Cycling Club will be riding at various locations around St. Louis on Saturday September 9, October 7 and November 4. We will meet at 10:30am.

Want to meet people, be outside, do a healthy activity, and have lots of fun? Then join the cycling club! As the weather cools off this will be an awesome experience. These rides won't be strenuous, so come and enjoy being out in nature. You will need a bike, helmet, spare inner tube, and water to drink. You will be asked to sign a release on the day of each outing.

 

 

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Prayer 101
Sep
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Prayer 101

Have you ever told someone that you don't know how to pray? Do you shy away from praying with someone or praying publicly because you are afraid you won't do it right? Did someone along the way lead you to believe that there is a "right" way to pray? Then this class is for you!!! We will explore prayer as a sacred conversation with God and will look at the many ways prayer can be practiced and shared.

This class will meet on Monday, September 11 and 18 from 6:30-8pm at MCCGSL.

 

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Fun with Food
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fun with Food

On Tuesday September 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-7:45pm, get some tips for preparing nutritious meals for your family.

Who doesn’t LOVE to eat?! This 3-week class will take us through nutritious, budget friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner options for people and families on the go. Class includes hands-on learning experiences and tasty treats, and you will even walk away with a recipe book packed with yummy new things to try out!

Breakfast: more than just eggs and cereal, great freezer-friendly foods

Lunch: packing lunches for school & work with ease (say no to take-out!)

Dinner: sneaking in those veggies, protein-packed, and budget-friendly

Cost:  FREE for children; $10 per adult

 

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Intensive: The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Intensive: The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

This intensive will offer refreshing, new ways to restore YOU . . . to bring you back to your original design so that you can be and do all that you were created to do and be..

We will be following the text and workbook of The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, to recover or discover our own creativity and how it sets us free in all areas of our lives.   We will learn to use it in problem solving, relationships of every kind, work, and play.  This will be the journey to creating ourselves in new ways everyday. 

Our class will require your commitment to read and consider the readings and the workbook. Our time together will be discussion of the text and completing some of the exercises. In addition, we will do some art-work together to practice what we are learning.  This class will be an opportunity to reflect on the creativity in your own life and learn how you can use it with ease everyday. We will also discuss the Basic Principles addressed in the text, such as "When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity, we open ourselves to God: Good Orderly Direction". 

This class will meet Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 at MCCGSL. The facilitator is Kate Savage.

Cost: $150. Payment options are available.

 

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Intensive: Financial Peace
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Intensive: Financial Peace

This intensive will invite you to learn practical skills that will transform your finances and restore your control over them. You were not meant to struggle with money so seek out this restoration.

This isn’t your typical “money class.” Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining, and fun! More than 1.5 million families and individuals have taken Financial Peace and the results are staggering.

Just here at MCC over the last two years, we have had 50 members of MCCGSL (representing 39 different households) enrolled in our first Financial Peace University classes. For ten weeks, they journeyed toward wholeness by working hard around issues of money. This intensive is not for the faint of heart or mind because it requires tenacity, commitment, and day-to-day action. But all that work really pays off! 

This class meets every Tuesday from September 12 to November 7 at MCCGSL. The Facilitator is Jerry Smith.

Cost: $150. Payment options are available.

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Intensive: Lessons from the Shack
Sep
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Intensive: Lessons from the Shack

This intensive will challenge us to fall in love with God all over again . . . just as we were designed to do.  The journey is not always easy but it is SO worth it. 

 In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” The answers will astound you and perhaps transform you. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!

Mackenzie Allen Philip’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgement, he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.

Join us on this amazaing journey on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm at MCCGSL. The class meets from September 13 to November 8. Rev. Lillie Brock is the facilitator.

Cost: $150. Payment options are available.

 

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Apple Picking at Eckert's Farm
Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

Apple Picking at Eckert's Farm

The season of fall brings with it the smells of warm apple pie or apple crisp fresh from the oven. We are headed to Eckert’s to stock up on apples.  There will also be wagon rides out to the orchard, live entertainment, great festival foods, children’s activities, and much more to make this an apple pickin’ good time for everyone!

Cost:  $1 wagon ride to apple fields, apples - pay per pound onsite

 

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HIVin 2017: What's Next
Sep
17
12:30pm12:30pm

HIVin 2017: What's Next

Becoming complacent about HIV in 2017? This complacency is dangerous!

This workshop is designed to get us up to date on HIV: most vulnerable populations, best safer-sex practices, community education,  and successful treatments. As we learn more about all these questions, then we can examine what it might look like for the church to respond. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $10

 

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Streetfest in Ferguson
Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Streetfest in Ferguson

Join us for live music on Friday, September 22 from 6-10pm at the Ferguson Streetfest at Plaza 501 in Ferguson (501 S. Florissant Road).

Ferguson StreetFest is North St. Louis County’s largest annual outdoor music festival that draws thousands of visitors each September. Renowned for its great live music, fun events, and mouthwatering food vendors, the event has hosted some of the Midwest’s top musicians and performers. This will be a great evening of fun, great food, and a way to support the town of Ferguson!

Cost: Only what you spend at the event

 

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Positive Parenting Class
Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Positive Parenting Class

For parents that want to raise compassionate self-expressed kids this is the class for you!

This 3-part course is full of practical and empowering tools you

will start using on day one:

· Glean a deeper understanding of yourself, personal triggers,

       and how to manage those triggers.

· Learn to discipline children free from yelling, shame, blame, or pain.

· Gain simple, effective and playful ways to connect with and redirect even the most strong-willed of children.

· Practice setting & maintaining firm, respectful, and consistent boundaries. 

· Put an end to power struggles and sibling rivalry.

· Practice parenting as a team.

Cost:   Regularly $129**Special MCC Rate $59 per couple or individual

            (childcare will be provided)  (2 FULL Scholarships available contact Rev. Katie)

 

 

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Moses
Oct
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Moses

Learn some life lessons in the DVD/Book Study: Moses, In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet on Wednesdays from October 11 to November 15 from 6:30-8pm at MCCGSL.

To go along with Pastor Wes’s October sermon series on Moses, join this class that will go deeper in the story. We will join the esteemedpastor Adam Hamilton via DVD as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses' life. This class is sure to make the Moses story more real to you than ever before!

Cost: $25 (includes all class resources and a copy of the book Moses, by Adam Hamilton)

 

 

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Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree
Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree

Whether you are looking for the perfect Jack-O-Lantern or a pumpkin for home-baked recipes, Eckert’s grows all sizes and shapes of pumpkins.  Join us at the fall festival on Saturday, October 14 at 10am.  There will also be wagon rides out to the fields, live entertainment, great festival foods, children’s activities and much more!  Just in time for Halloween too!

Cost:  $1 wagon ride to pumpkin fields, pumpkins - pay per pound onsite

 

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Villa Antonio Winery
Oct
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Villa Antonio Winery

Join us on Saturday, October 21 from Noon to 5pm at the Villa Antonio Winery in Hillsboro, MO.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the peaceful rolling hills of Jefferson County surrounded by vineyards, gazebos and a lake. Located a mere 25 minutes from church down I-55, this pastoral setting will put you at ease as you enjoy the father-daughter music of Daddy's Girl Band. You may purchase wine by the bottle. Be sure to bring your own picnic basket or some cash to purchase food at the grill. If you prefer bring your own non-alcoholic beverage.

 

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Meditation and Healing
Oct
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Meditation and Healing

Back by popular demand is Dr. Christopher Ngo presenting his introduction to guided meditation on Monday, October 23 from 6:30-8pm at MCCGSL.

Join us for a powerful introductory talk and guided meditation to learn the purpose of meditation and how it can help you in your daily life. You will be taught a powerful meditation to calm your emotions and experience inner peace with a sense of Divine connection. Join us in discovering how life energy can create a better physical, emotional, mental and spiritual YOU!

Event Host: Christopher Ngo, DO

 

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Night Out, Night Off
Nov
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

Night Out, Night Off

The kids get a NIGHT OUT and parents and guardians get a NIGHT OFF! Drop the kiddos off at church after 5:30pm on Friday, November 3 for a night of fun, games, crafts and dinner. Who doesn’t need a night off? Take advantage of this Friday night without the kids and have a date night, movie night, or just a free night to catch up on your to-do list! 

Cost:  $5 per kid (covers cost of dinner)

Event Hosts:  Emily Hurst and Dusty Gieger

 

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Membership Class in November
Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

Membership Class in November

If you are ready to become a member of MCCGSL, if you want to learn more about our church, or if you have been thinking about becoming a member of our church, come to our Membership Class on Saturday, November 4 from 9am to 3pm. 

We will explore what MCC believes, the work we feel called to do, and the ways we are interested in your spiritual life! All are welcome, and there is no requirement that you become a member upon completion of the class. Lunch will be provided

 

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A Night with Comic Karen Williams
Nov
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

A Night with Comic Karen Williams

Join us on Saturday, November 4 at 8pm at MCC of Greater Saint Louis for a night of comedy of Karen Williams, featuring a pre-show with music by local star Kristen Goodman!

Most locals know of the amazing talents of Kristen Goodman. Come out to hear some great music followed by hilarious comedy.

Karen Williams is the star of "I Need a Snack" filmed for LOGO Network and the award winning film "Laughing Matters" with Kate Clinton. She has been described as "...a laughing riot!" by Curve Magazine and as "ferociously funny, with perfect pace, timing and structure." by Sydney Morning Herald. She will be in St. Louis for one night only, so don't miss this opportunity!

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DAP Diversity and Inclusion Series
Nov
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

DAP Diversity and Inclusion Series

MCCGSL is excited to offer a three class series presented by DAP (Diversity Awareness Partnership) on Monday nights November 6, 13 and 27 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Participants need to commit to all three classes. Class size is limited to 35 participants so do not delay in getting registered as we expect to fill this series quickly! 

DAP is an educational organization with a mission is to teach about inclusion and facilitate important conversations around race and diversity. DAP has worked with top business and organizations in our area, and DAP has chosen MCCGSL as a pilot faith community site. Classes in this series will build on each other, and each will include a time of spiritual reflection and the ways our faith is lived out in our commitment to inclusive love. 

 Class 1: Unconscious Bias  

This class covers current research on bias and teaches best practices about how to modify implicit bias. Sound complicated? This class uses real world examples and promises new understanding. 

Class 2: Diversity and Inclusion 101 

This class addresses all the terms and definitions out there. So, bring your questions and the words you have heard but do not fully understand! This will help us develop strategies to be more inclusive and better live into our mission. 

Class 3: Listen, Talk, Learn 

This class will teach a framework for challenging dialogue (that isn't a debate), teach skills that help us have dialogue, and then provide practice by participation in dialogue with people whose lived experience differs from your own. 

 

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Do Justice
Nov
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Do Justice

It can be hard to know how best to raise our children when it comes to addressing the things happening these days. Using real-world scenarios, this class will help all participants consider different ways we can respond. From full avoidance (stop watching news with kids in the room) to on the ground activism (take your kids to the march), we will explore the full range of all the possible ways a family can respond. Join us for this time that will have you feeling more confident that your parenting will produce the kind of kid anyone would be proud of!

Cost:  FREE

 

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Ministry Team Leader Training
Nov
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ministry Team Leader Training

If you are a Team Leader at MCCGSL, don't miss the training on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:30-9pm at MCCGSL.

Two times per year we do a training for all our Ministry Team Leaders. This is a time for ministry leaders to connect with each other AND have a learning experience that will better equip them in their role as ministry leaders. Please put this on your calendar early! Dinner will be provided!

 

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Winter Outreach Training
Nov
18
10:00am10:00am

Winter Outreach Training

The training to be a Winter Outreach Volunteer is on Saturday, November 18 at 10am at MCCGSL.

If you sign up to be a volunteer for Winter Outreach then put this orientation and training date on your calendar. This training will acquaint you with all the things that are necessary for us to serve our guests during the coldest winter nights.

 

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Gift of Gratitude
Nov
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Gift of Gratitude

Teaching our kids how to be grateful and thankful for all things is such an important part of life. All are welcome to join us after worship on Sunday, November 19 as we gather to share lunch and to make Gifts of Gratitude to take to our neighborhood first responders at St. Louis Engine house NO. 11 (just 2 blocks South of the church.)

Cost:  FREE

Event Host:  Ginger Harris

 

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Rainbow Camp
Aug
12
9:00am 9:00am

Rainbow Camp

Rainbow Camp is a full day of fun, with water games, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, archery, crafts, pontoon rides and more. By dinner time, we will close the day with a BBQ cookout while the sun sets over the lake. DuBois Center is a place where everyone is welcome as a child of God. Rainbow camp is hosted by the IL South Conference of the UCC and is for lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer singles, couples and families. Straight allies are welcome too. Located in Illinois just an hour drive from the church.

Cost:  Early Bird Rate (now through July 14)

Adults - $35

Children 11 and under - $30

Regular Rate (July 15-28)

Adults - $40

Children 11 and under - $35

Additional information and Sign Ups are through the DuBois Center web site found by clicking on the link below.

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The Artist's Way: A Sneak Preview
Aug
12
9:00am 9:00am

The Artist's Way: A Sneak Preview

Would you like to become more aware of your creative side? Join us as we take a look at The Artist's Way on Saturday, August 12 from 9-11am at MCCGSL.

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living a life that is connected to all parts of yourself.  It is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work.  This will be a two hour sneak peak of the book and if you like it, there will be a full experience in the fall.  Don't wait to sign up since the class is limited to 10. The cost is $20.

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Friday Night Movie at Art Hill: The Devil Wears Prada
Aug
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

Friday Night Movie at Art Hill: The Devil Wears Prada

The MCCGSL Outing to see Dreamgirls on Friday, July 21 has been cancelled due to the extreme heat. Instead we will be going to see "The Devil Wears Prada" on Friday, August 4. The movie is free and will begin at 9pm.

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. Movies are shown on the hill so having blankets, chairs and food are welcomed!  Food trucks will also be around if you would rather purchase from them!

 

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PAD Conference
Aug
3
3:00pm 3:00pm

PAD Conference

The PAD, People of African Descent, Friends and Advocate are having their Annual Conference in St. Louis on August 3 to August 5.

Since 1998, the MCC Conference for People of African Descent, Friends and Advocates has been a landmark MCC event that is rooted in the African-American cultural experience. The MCC PAD Conference really is for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or nationality. Everyone is invited to come share in and experience the richness of African-American culture.

The 2017 MCC PAD Conference theme Grounded In Love reflects our commitment to stand firmly upon the firm foundation of God's love for us - a love that compels us to live with a holy boldness that honors who we are and where we have come from and that also frees us to become who God is calling us to be.

Worship and speakers will inspire us.

Workshops will equip us.

Being together will encourage us.

This won't be back to St. Louis for years! Don't miss this opportunity.

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AED/CPR Training at MCCGSL
Jul
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

AED/CPR Training at MCCGSL

Molly Miller, American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructor, is teaching this class and certifying participants for only $40. The cost for MCCGSL Sunday School Teachers is covered.  Class is limited to the first 16 signing up, so don't delay!

Are you prepared to save a life? After this training, you’ll be Red Cross certified to administer CPR/AED to someone in need. You’ll also be trained in First Aid for diabetic emergencies, which are the most common type of First Aid crises. These trainings often run up to $110 per person and we’ll be joined by our friends at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, so make sure to register!

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MCCGSL Choir Sings at STL Cardinal Game SOLD OUT
Jul
25
6:45pm 6:45pm

MCCGSL Choir Sings at STL Cardinal Game SOLD OUT

As much as we love a Cardinals game any time, this one will be extra special because our own MCCGSL choir will be singing the National Anthem! The game starts at 7:15pm, but you don't want to miss the MCCGSL Choir singing so please arrive by 6:45pm.

Get your tickets to see the game vs. Rockies, enjoy each other's company, and support our amazing choir! It's our night to be full of pride! The cost is only $20 ($58 face value).

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

 

 

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Family Fun Swim Day
Jul
16
3:30pm 3:30pm

Family Fun Swim Day

Join us for a fun day in the sun as we swim and play at Pavillion at Lemay on Sunday, July 16 from 3:30-5:30pm. The pool closes at 6pm.

This event is perfect for a mid-summer cool down. The aquatic center at the Pavilion at Lemay, features a deep water pool with slide, diving board, diving platform and climbing wall; lap lanes; a wet deck area, lazy river and a tot area with play structure. Open to toddlers up to adults.

Cost:  $4.00 per person (4-12)              (Pay onsite the day of the event)
           $5.00 per person (13-64)
           $4.00 per person (65+)
           Ages 3 years old and younger are free with a paying adult

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Night at the Muny: All Shook Up-SOLD OUT
Jul
14
6:40pm 6:40pm

Night at the Muny: All Shook Up-SOLD OUT

Meet us at the Muny to see All Shook Up on Friday, July 14. 

As we do a sermon series on Disney Broadway Shows, let's stay in that spirit by going together to the Muny. Set to the hits of the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley, this musical will have you dancing in your “Blue Suede Shoes” all night long. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the music is all Elvis, and the result is a night of hilarious and enchanting 1950s fun. Your ticket entitles you to a back stage tour and the group will have a reserved picnic table. The cost is only $25, so don't miss this great time.

 

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#1 in Civil Rights: An Exhibit at the Mo History Museum
Jul
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

#1 in Civil Rights: An Exhibit at the Mo History Museum

Join us on Tuesday, July 11 as we visit the Missouri History Museum to see the #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis exhibit. This exhibit examines the local civil rights movement and the city’s leading role in advancing the cause of racial justice. From ground-level activism to groundbreaking court rulings, St. Louis has been front and center in contesting racial inequities.  This will be a tour where we have our own docent so it should be very educational. The cost is only $5, so don't miss out on this amazing opportunity.

 

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Movie: The Shack and Discussion
Jun
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Movie: The Shack and Discussion

Make this one of your Summer Friday Nights!!! This amazing movie based on the best selling book, The Shack, is a must see! We will be watching the movie at Rev. Lillie's house and she will provide snacks.

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. This will create lively discussion so plan to join us!  Snacks will be provided! Don't delay as the class is limited to the first ten who sign up. The cost is $5.

 

 

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St. Louis Pride Interfaith Worship Service
Jun
25
10:00am10:00am

St. Louis Pride Interfaith Worship Service

  • 1 N 18th St St. Louis, MO, 63103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Once again we will join with other LGBTQ+ Affirming congregations and faith groups on the main stage at Pride STL for an Interfaith Worship Service. We will gather in worship on Sunday morning at 10am, and after worship we will head over to watch or march in the parade!  Let’s be sure MCC is well represented in worship that day!

Note: For those unable to attend the service in the park, Pastor Wes will host a simple, intimate worship service at MCCGSL at 8:30am in the Chapel.

 

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MCC at Pride STL
Jun
23
to Jun 25

MCC at Pride STL

  • 1 N 18th St St. Louis, MO, 63103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All weekend, we will have a booth as part of the Pride St. Louis celebrations.  We need help to staff it so please offer your hands and presence! To sign up for a 2-hour volunteer position, please email Pride@mccgsl.org.

Additionally, we invite you to join us in the Pride parade! We are the only church in St. Louis that has been part of every Pride Parade in the city’s history, so we continue to march proudly and make sure that people know we are here! Be sure to buy your MCCGSL T-Shirt to march with us!

 

 

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MCC at St. Charles Pride
Jun
17
11:00am11:00am

MCC at St. Charles Pride

It is important that we support St. Charles in making their Pride Event a big success. Offer to help staff our booth, come and roam around all the tents, or help us make buttons and other things that will be in our booth! Our participation is an ongoing witness to the power of inclusion and liberation! To sign up for a 2-hour volunteer session at our booth, email Pride@mccgsl.org.

 

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Kid's Movie Night- Cancelled
Jun
16
6:45pm 6:45pm

Kid's Movie Night- Cancelled

EVENT CANCELLED (posted on 6/14/17)

Join us on Friday, June 16 at 6:45pm as we watch a movie in the Chapel at MCCGSL.

A great night for the whole family at MCCGSL! Popcorn and light snacks will be provided. Join us for a larger than life "big screen" movie experience in the chapel. Beanbags and comfy seating will be provided. The cost is free for children and $7 per adult (to help cover costs for snacks). The movie is still to be determined but it will be a great family film.

 

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Concert in the Park
Jun
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Concert in the Park

Every year at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, we enjoy the Whitaker Concert Series, which provides a free evening outdoor concert series featuring an eclectic, wide array of musical performances. It is lawn seating, so be sure to bring chairs or a blanket. Additionally, picnicking is permitted after 5pm, so feel free to pack a picnic or purchase food and beverages on site. (Note that no pets, barbecue grills, or smoking is allowed.) 

 

This year we will be enjoying music from Gaslight Squares, which is one of St. Louis' premier jazz bands. Music begins at 7:30pm. Come join in the fun!

 

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Family Day Carnival
Jun
4
11:30am11:30am

Family Day Carnival

Join us for our Family Day Carnival on Sunday, June 4 from 11:30am to 2pm on the street behind the church.  

All are invited to join us for our 4th Annual Family Day coming up on June 4! This is an opportunity between Mother's Day and Father's Day on the calendar that we can intentionally CELEBRATE all kinds of families. This event is NOT just for children and families...it is for the ENTIRE church community! The day begins with Worship at 10:30am and then we move outside for the mini carnival and cookout until 2pm. While many of us continue to find meaning in our families of origin, all of us have also created new memories with our family here at church. After all, we always say, "This is a place to call home." 

In our church, we recognize and honor the unique tapestry that each of our families are made up of...from two parent households with children, to single persons who celebrate the impact of lifelong friendships made through their church community, to a couple that has been together for 35 years, and even to a set of grandparents who love to bring their grandkids to worship. We realize that we are all participating in many forms of family. 

We want to celebrate together this year with a "Mini-Carnival and Cookout!" There will be some of your favorite carnival games for kids AND adults too: coke bottle ring toss, frog launch, duck pond, golf putting, plinko, spin and win, and many more! There will be games and prizes for EVERYONE! We will have an adult corner with washers, corn hole and other games available, too. On top of all the games, there will also be great FREE food: 

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AED/CPR Training at the St. Louis Ethical Society
Jun
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

AED/CPR Training at the St. Louis Ethical Society

Molly Miller, American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructor, is teaching this class and certifying participants for only $40. Class is limited to the first 16 signing up, so don't delay!

Are you prepared to save a life? After this training, you’ll be Red Cross certified to administer CPR/AED to someone in need. You’ll also be trained in First Aid for diabetic emergencies, which are the most common type of First Aid crises. These trainings often run up to $110 per person and we’ll be joined by our friends at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, so make sure to register!

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Ministry Team Leader Training
May
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ministry Team Leader Training

Join us for our customized training developed just for our team leaders.

Two times per year we do a training for all our Ministry Team Leaders. In May, we ask our leaders to sign covenants to commit to service for another year. This year, we will also be learning more about how to use our new online community portal that will definitely make leading your ministry easier! Put this on your calendar now! Dinner will be served.

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Memorial Day Swim Party
May
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Memorial Day Swim Party

Join us at noon on Memorial Day for swimming party in Wildwood.

Jennie Ragland has graciously offered to host a Swimming Party at her home on Memorial Day. If you haven’t made plans for the holiday, put this on your calendar and enjoy the fun with your church family. Bring your food sides and drinks and we’ll provide meat on the grill! Don’t miss it!

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New Member Class
May
20
9:00am 9:00am

New Member Class

Interested in MCCGSL Membership?

If you have been thinking about becoming a member of MCCGSL or what to learn more about our church, this class is for you! We will explore what MCC believes, the work we feel called to do, and the ways we are interested in your spiritual life. All are welcome and there is no requirement to become a member on completion.

Lunch will be provided.

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Spring Landscape Planting
May
13
9:00am 9:00am

Spring Landscape Planting

As the weather warms up, it will be time to spruce up our grounds by planting greenery and flowers all around. For those of you who have green thumbs or if you are just willing to dig in and help, please put this on your calendar! Bring your gardening tools, and if you have favorite plants or flowers, bring them too!

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Art and Wine Night
May
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Art and Wine Night

Join us as we combine appetizers, wine and painting to create a really fun night out with friends. 

Most of us don't see ourselves as artists but this experiences absolutely proves that anyone can do it! Remember, we're taking risks this season so maybe this is your moment to give it a try!!! Everything will be provided so all you have to do is register and get yourself to the site!! See you there! The cost is $45 which includes food, drinks, art supplies and instructor.

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Butterfly House (Cancelled)
May
7
12:00pm12:00pm

Butterfly House (Cancelled)

Meet us at noon at MCCGSL as we travel together to the Butterfly House in Chesterfield. The cost for Senior (65+) and Kids (3-12) is $5. Kids under 3 are free. All other adults are $8.

The butterfly is a beautiful symbol of change, migration, and transformation. Wonder at the 2,000 tropical butterflies in the conservatory, the butterfly-attracting plants in the garden, the caterpillars and cockroaches at the exhibit hall… and more!

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Cycling Club
May
6
2:30pm 2:30pm

Cycling Club

Come Ride with us.

Join the Cycling Club, meet people, be outside, do a health activity and have lots of FUN!  These rides won’t be strenuous, but you need to be in fairly good physical condition. You need to provide a bike, helmet, spare inner tube (in case of a flat) and water to drink. You will be asked to sign a release on the day of each trip.

Location to be announced at later date.

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Unsolved Mysteries of the Bible: A Weekend with Kermie and the Angels
May
5
to May 7

Unsolved Mysteries of the Bible: A Weekend with Kermie and the Angels

Have you ever wondered about Guardian Angels or how you can communicate with them? This is your weekend to get more information from one of the leading experts on Guardian Angels, Rev. Dr. Kermie Wohlenhaus.

This is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday Night, May 5th, 6:30-8pm: Angels in the Bible Workshop: A 90-minute, incredibly enlightening workshop in which Rev. Dr. Kermie Wohlenhaus will reveal just how many angels there are in the Bible that we have totally missed.

Saturday Afternoon Workshop, May 6th, 1-5pm (Sold Out!): How to Talk and Actually Listen to Your Guardian Angel.

Sunday Morning, May 7th, 10:30-11:45am: Sunday Morning Worship: Dr. Kermie will be preaching during our normal Sunday morning service. She will be preaching a sermon in our Unsolved Mysteries sermon series entitled, “Unsolved Mysteries: Angels.”


There are Three Ways to Engage:

Friday Night/Sunday Morning Only: Free :Includes entry to Friday Night’s “Angels in the Bible Workshop” and, of course, Sunday Morning Worship.

Unsolved Mysteries Lite: $50: SOLD OUT

Unsolved Mysteries Weekend: $100: SOLD OUT

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Raising Kind, Inclusive Kids
Apr
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Raising Kind, Inclusive Kids

Kenneth Pruitt, Director of Diversity Training at the Diversity Awareness Partnership, is facilitating this class at MCCGSL. The cost for the class is only $10 which includes lunch.

How do we raise kind, inclusive kids, when “just be nice” is no longer specific enough or adequate? Join us for a lunch-and-learn about raising kids to affirm diversity, practice inclusion, and become aware of stereotypes and biases.  This event is brought to us by the acclaimed Diversity Awareness Project, so don’t miss it! Again, consider inviting others from the community!
 

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