Jammin' at the Zoo
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Jammin' at the Zoo

This has turned into a favorite summer event as the St. Louis Zoo becomes a grand wine and beer tasting experience along with good food and great music! This is a time to enjoy all that is going on around you with friends, new and old!! Put this on your calendar early! You won't be able to get this much fun, food, and drink for this low of a price anywhere else!

Cost: $15 (includes food)

Event Hosts: Bruce Neal and Christine White

THIS EVENT IS CLOSED TO SIGN UPS.

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Working Professionals Group
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Working Professionals Group

Are you a working professional looking for a community of people in a similar life stage? This fall join us on the first Sunday of the month for a group that intersects faith, work, family, and spirituality.

Our kick-off event, a BBQ and pool party, will not be on a Sunday but rather on Saturday, so mark your calendar for September 7th at noon! For this and all events, the exact location will be shared via email to all who sign up for the group.

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Tutor at Carondolet
Sep
10
to Dec 20

Tutor at Carondolet

Carondelet Leadership Academy, a charter school that serves the St. Louis City School District, is located only a block away from MCCGSL. As a neighborhood school, most of the students live within walking distance of the school and our church.

Carondelet is seeking support from the community for both in school and after school reading and math support for elementary students. We are looking for tutors of any kind and are seeking folks who can commit to a regular schedule be it weekly or semi-monthly.

If you are interested, please indicate your availability by clicking the link below for any of the following: mornings, early afternoons, or after school (3:45-4:45 pm).

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Tea with the Vicar
Sep
10
to Dec 17

Tea with the Vicar

Gather with Pastor Lauren at Kitchen House Coffee on Tuesday mornings for an hour-long conversation with a rotating focus drawing on various topics like themes from Sunday worship, community events, or major headlines in the news. This informal, weekly gathering is open to all regardless of how often one can come.

Come with questions, ideas, reflections or just ready to engage with Pastor Lauren.

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God With the People - Deep Dive
Sep
11
to Nov 20

God With the People - Deep Dive

In conjunction with our God with the People Worship Series kicking off September 8th, this Deep Dive Bible study will focus on the key people, places, and confusing events of the Hebrew Bible. This 10-week study with Pastor Wes will use The Books of the Bible: A Covenant History as a guidebook and the cost of the book is included in the price of the class.

This straight-forward retelling of the Hebrew Bible cuts the distraction of reading the traditional Biblical narratives and makes the story flow in a chronological narrative. Come ready for a refreshing, nourishing study of some of the most confusing parts of scripture. You will be surprised by the nuggets of gold hidden in these texts.

 

Cost: $20

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Theology on Tap for September
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Theology on Tap for September

Gather together over small bites, brews, and sodas as we discuss theological topics ranging from difficult topics like sin and salvation to topics pertaining to current events or hot-button issues. Each gathering will provide an opportunity for folks to check-in about what’s going on in their Spiritual journey before diving into the topic of the month. Interested in discussing a particular topic? Let Pastor Katie or Lauren know!


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Habitat for Humanity Build
Sep
21
7:45 AM07:45

Habitat for Humanity Build

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis is excited to host its first ever “Build with Pride” initiative where, working together, we’ll build affordable housing to advance our mission of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Over half the renters in our region are spending 50% of more of their income on rent, leaving little to nothing left over for medical expenses, childcare, food and even education.

MCCGSL is looking forward to participating in this build on Saturday September 21 from 7:45 am-3:30 pm. All tools and training will be provided onsite, no experience is required. A suggested donation of $20 to participate and offset the costs for the future homeowner.

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Book Club
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Book Club

Come together to read and reflect on the moral, ethical, and spiritual undertones in some of the most popular books in our culture. Every month, this group will come together having read that month’s book. Each gathering will be hosted by a different person and the location of the meeting will take place in a different venue. Pastor Lauren will start us off with reading the Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Each guest will be responsible to acquire the book on their own through their local library, Kindle, or a local bookstore.


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Strolling with the Spirit
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Strolling with the Spirit

Join us for a stroll through Carondolet Park while we marvel at the fall colors and talk about what God is doing in our lives that mirror what occurs in nature. All are welcome to this time of embodied reflection, crisp air, and beautiful color. Please wear warm layers and comfortable shoes. We will walk at a gentle pace and on paved trails so as to be accessible to all.

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We Need You!
Aug
9
9:00 AM09:00

We Need You!

  • 8125 Michigan Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63111 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Moving In

This Friday, we are helping Pastor Lauren move her belongings out of a Pod and into her new apartment. Please click this link to let us know if you can come by and help--even if you just have an hour or two! We are looking for daytime volunteers. Given so many people work during these hours, if you are available, we really need you!

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Movies on Art Hill: Black Panther
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Movies on Art Hill: Black Panther

  • Art Hill in Forest Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We love this movie that embraces and embodies our MCC values for inclusion, community, and social action! It won a number of awards including 3 Academy Awards and the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture. 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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The Faith We Sing Daily Email Reflections
Jul
1
to Jul 31

The Faith We Sing Daily Email Reflections

  • MCC of Greater Saint Louis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every summer we do a sermon series called "The Faith We Sing" and focus on the lesson of a different genre of music. This year is songs made famous by a movie. These online affirmations and reflections will invite you into a brief moment of focusing on your life, your spirit, and the wisdom we find from our culture.

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A Night at the Muny: Kinky Boots
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

A Night at the Muny: Kinky Boots

Based on true events, Kinky Boots tells the heartwarming story of two people with nothing in common — or so they think! Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea.

Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Musical Award, including the Tony, the Grammy, and London's Olivier Award. Your ticket entitles you to a back stage tour and the group will have a reserved picnic table.

Cost: $25


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Komen Walk
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Komen Walk

Each year, we have a team participate in the Komen Walk (formerly the Komen Race for the Cure). You can sign up to walk with our team, help host our registration table on Sundays, or you can simply support the team with a donation. Let’s stand together in the continued work to fight to end breast cancer! Sign Ups are in Fellowship Hall on Sunday Mornings.

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Concert & Picnic in the Gardens
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Concert & Picnic in the Gardens

The Missouri Botanical Gardens hosts the Whitaker Music Festival where artists play each week in the amphitheater. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music of Old Souls Revival who has grown into a solid heartland rock band with subtle nods to roots, Americana, and blues influences. They live right here in St. Louis!

Come enjoy the summer air, great friends and awesome music!!!

Event Host: Jerry Smith

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Ministry Leader Affirmation of Call
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Ministry Leader Affirmation of Call

Being the leader of a ministry in our church is a very important role! Here at MCCGSL ministry leader positions are one-year commitments. This evening will be a time of appreciation and commitment review as we prepare for Pentecost Sunday and the start of the next year of ministry leadership! Every current ministry leader and anyone interested in ministry leadership should plan to attend this gathering! Dinner will be provided.

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May Membership Class
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

May Membership Class

If you have been visiting for a while and want to learn more about our church, this class is for you! All are welcome and there is no requirement to become a member.

We will share with you about our congregation's values, the work we feel called to do in our community, and the ways we are invested in helping you grow in your spiritual life. All are welcome, and there is no requirement that you become a member upon completion of the class. So, feel free to join us and learn more about MCC! Lunch and breakfast are provided.

Membership Classes are offered quarterly. The next class will be in August.

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2019 Pride
Apr
28
to Jun 30

2019 Pride

You can sign up to walk in the St. Charles or St. Louis Pride Parade or to volunteer to work at one of the Pride booths by following the link below. The dates for the Pride events are:

· June 29 & 30 - PrideFest St. Louis,   11am - 7pm (Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), Soldier's Memorial Park 

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Trivia 2019
Apr
6
5:30 PM17:30

Trivia 2019

This year's Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, April 6th. Doors will open at 5pm and Trivia will begin promptly at 6pm. Our theme for this year is “Happy Holidays,” so brush up on your history of Valentine’s, Independence, and New Years Day as well as trivia related to Halloween, Christmas, and more! It will be a blast!

Thanks to everyone who reserved our table. We are now sold out! If you need to make an individual reservation or pay for a previously made reservation, please send an email below.. There are plenty of opportunities to donate to or sponsor (click on the link below) the Trivia event. Thanks for supporting a great cause, and we promise it will be worth every dime!

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Monthly Prayer Vigil for March
Mar
16
7:00 AM07:00

Monthly Prayer Vigil for March

On the third Saturday of every month, MCCGSL will be holding a Monthly Prayer Vigil until our new church home is found. The first vigil was on February 16. Thanks for all who participated. The next vigil will be on Saturday, March 16. Signups will be for 15 minute increments beginning at 7am and ending at 7pm. There will be two openings for each time slot. We are asking everyone who signs up to pray from their home (or wherever they are) during the time that they selected. Suggested prayer ideas will be sent to those who sign up. Please follow the link below to pick your time.

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Lenten Sermon Series and Daily Reflections
Mar
6
to Apr 19

Lenten Sermon Series and Daily Reflections

For 2019, our Lenten Sermon Series is entitled, “Reconnecting with an Unhurried God.” In our busy world, God invites us to slow down. As part of that invitation, everyone is invited to sign up to receive a daily mediation/reflection email to help you focus your spiritual life during Lent. MCC of Greater Saint Louis, MCC Omaha, and Pikes Peak MCC (Colorado Springs) are partnering to do this series and these reflections, so it is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with other MCC folks! Simply click the button below to sign up.

“Come to me all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28

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Welcome Team
Mar
4
to Mar 31

Welcome Team

Please read the Welcome Team Position Descriptions below and decide how you would like to help our first time guests feel welcome!

1. Be a Greeter and greet our first time guests and the door and show them around before taking them to a seat with a Seat Partner.

2. Be a Seat Partner and sit with our first time guests during worship and introduce them to people around you before escorting them to the Connection Corner after worship.

3. Be a Connection Corner Host and talk with our first time guests after worship, answer their questions and give them their free gift.

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February Membership Class
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

February Membership Class

If you have been visiting for a while and want to learn more about our church, this class is for you! All are welcome and there is no requirement to become a member.

In the class, we will explore what MCC believes, the work we feel called to do and the ways we are invested in your spiritual life. Lunch and breakfast are provided.

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Showtunes & Musical Lovers
Feb
9
to Apr 20

Showtunes & Musical Lovers

This group will explore all things Broadway and Musicals from the movie "Camp" to a field trip for a Broadway touring show here in town. We'll sing along to Showtunes, and learn about all that happens behind the scenes. Whether you know a lot or nothing about it is not important. You only need to be willing to enjoy all kinds of musical theatre, movies, soundtracks, and original Broadway cast recordings.

Book Choice: If God is Love, by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland

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Craft and Chat
Feb
9
to Apr 20

Craft and Chat

Enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning where you can work on your favorite craft, encourage others in their crafts, and make new friends in the process. This will be a great time to create cool things and work on different projects you have going. This will also give us time to chat with each other about all kinds of things going on in our lives.

Book Choice: Grace for Amateurs, by Lily Burana

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Choir Group
Feb
7
to Apr 18

Choir Group

Since our choir already meets every Thursday night, they naturally form a Meetup Group. Each week they will practice and sing in preparation for worship, concerts, and events, and while they are together they will also participate in our grace-themed devotions.

Book Choice: 2019: A Book of Grace-Filled Days, by Margaret Felice

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Dine and Dive In
Feb
6
to Apr 18

Dine and Dive In

This group will be finding great places to Dine one week and then Dive Into great discussion about grace the next week! It is often true that gathering around the table to eat and gathering around a home to share our stories are two of the greatest bonding experiences people can have. Make your home with this group!

Book Choice: Grace, by Max Lucado

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Board Gamers
Feb
5
to Apr 16

Board Gamers

Do you enjoy playing board games and trying out new ones? Do you have a love for good-spirited competition? This group will be perfect for you! Thanks to the tremendous collection of games at Pieces Café in Soulard, each week we will choose from hundreds of games, sometimes a classic, sometimes a brand new adventure. It will be a great opportunity to enjoy an atmosphere of fun while also getting to know others.

Book Choice: If God is Love, by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland

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Inside & Outside Adventurers
Feb
4
to Apr 15

Inside & Outside Adventurers

This group will embody the soul of adventurers by leaving themselves open to all kinds of experiences. These may include cooking something seasonal, a cake decorating lesson, discussing what we should be doing in the garden at this time of year, indoor plants, orchid growing pointers, learning about the history of St. Louis as a slave state and anything else that the group might want to explore.

Book Choice: If God is Love, by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland

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Walking Dead Fans
Feb
3
to Apr 14

Walking Dead Fans

As the ground-breaking show, “The Walking Dead,” returns from the winter break for the second half of season nine, we will gather to watch what happens as our favorite characters encounter “The Whisperers.” For the hour before the show begins, we will enjoy our time together and discuss our book. Join this fun group of folks to scream and cheer on the remaining humans of the zombie apocalypse!

Book Choice: Grace, by Max Lucado

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Coffee & a Good Book Closed: Class Full
Feb
3
to Apr 14

Coffee & a Good Book Closed: Class Full

A chance to start your Sunday off with friends, a cup of coffee (or tea, or even a bit of something to eat), a good book and discussion before heading off to church. What a great way to make friends who enjoy these things as much as you do!

Book Choice: If God is Love, by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland

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Christmas Eve Services
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Eve Services

4:30pm Service

Our 4:30pm service will feature a couple of special moments for children while also being an enjoyable Christmas Eve Service for people of all ages. This is a moving service that will fill your heart with Christmas joy.

11:00pm Candlelight Service

This late night service geared to adults will run from 11pm-12am and feature a “Silent Night” candlelight welcome at the precise moment of the arrival of Christmas Day. Join us for this truly special moment of celebrating the arrival of Christmas morning.

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Blue Christmas
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Christmas

On the longest night of the year, December 21st at 7:00pm, we take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to acknowledge that, for many, moving through the holidays is less than joyful. If you carry grief, sadness, or a general sense of melancholy through the holiday season, this is an opportunity to acknowledge it and discover new ways of honoring the feelings while also releasing them so that celebrating Christmas can be more joyful.

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