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Kids Christmas Choir
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Kids Christmas Choir

Sign up your kid(s) to sing on Christmas Eve.

This year, we want to have a big Children's Christmas Choir for Christmas Eve!!! Our family service will be Christmas Eve morning (Sunday) at 10:30 and having our kids sing will make it all the more special. If you have children or know of children who might love singing, please make sure they get signed up to participate. Practice will be on December 10 right after worship.

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Night Out, Night Off
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

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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Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

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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Positive Parenting Class
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Positive Parenting Class

For parents that want to raise compassionate self-expressed kids this is the class for you!
3-part Class offered on Saturday, October 7, 14 and 21 10am-12pm.  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 katie.hotze-wilton@mccgsl.org).

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“This class changed my life.” – Lindsey Reed

“My husband and I realized that everything we learned in this class is relevant to our marriage as well. So helpful.” – Mendy and Clint Koerkenmeier

“5 out of 5! My favorite part was learning how my childhood shapes my parenting. So helpful. Especially as I give up yelling.” -Bob

“Suzanne just gets it on a whole other level. She is a true empath. You will leave feeling both understood and empowered.” -Andrea Rocha

“I’m going to retake this class AGAIN next month it was that helpful, and next time I’m watching the videos with my husband!” -Sari Rotskoff

“This class has changed my parenting so much. My daughter and I have a better relationship because of it. Not that it was bad before, it’s just a lot better now and has saved me lots of headaches!” – Ashlee Russ

“I feel MUCH more empowered to be a good mom.” – Carrie Burnett

“We’ve gone from having regular battles to being best buds with our two year old.” – Cathy and Steve

“One of my favorite things about this class was hearing the questions, struggles, breakthroughs and stories shared by other parents. The feeling that I'm not alone and that we’re all in this together. You can’t get that from a book.” -Jennifer

“The best part for me was getting on the same page as my husband. We were coming from very different places. It is so much calmer in our house.” – Anna

“We were really in a rut. This was just what I needed.” – Dani

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Apple Picking at Eckert's Farm
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

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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Rainbow Camp
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

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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Friday Night Movie at Art Hill: The Devil Wears Prada
Aug
4
9:00 PM21:00

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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MCCGSL Choir Sings at STL Cardinal Game SOLD OUT
Jul
25
6:45 PM18:45

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
3:30 PM15:30

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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Kid's Movie Night- Cancelled
Jun
16
6:45 PM18:45

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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Family Day Carnival
Jun
4
11:30 AM11:30

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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Spring Landscape Planting
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

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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Raising Kind, Inclusive Kids
Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

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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St. Louis Earth Day Festival
Apr
23
12:30 PM12:30

St. Louis Earth Day Festival

Join in this community tradition to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on educational activities, and enjoy diverse cuisine featuring local, organic, vegetarian, and vegan options. The 2017 Festival will include special features, like yoga classes all day for both adults and children, a rock climbing wall, a pet adoption area, and many more activities for “children” of all ages. Event entry is free; the Earth Day Festival is a welcoming place where all are invited for celebration and learning. Pets are welcome too!

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Jerusalem: The Movie
Apr
9
2:00 PM14:00

Jerusalem: The Movie

As a way to begin Holy Week, we have scheduled a special showing of Jerusalem at the St Louis Science Center. Tickets are $10 for adults,  $7 for children and $8 for Seniors.

Some of us have seen it before and found it to be a very moving and educational movie. Added to the excellence of the film is the amazing viewing in the IMAX Theater. Make this part of your journey toward Easter and join us!!!!

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Out and About Bowling
Mar
26
12:30 PM12:30

Out and About Bowling

Join us at KingPin Lanes  for a fun afternoon of bowling and fellowship! The cost is only $7 and includes shoes.

The last bowling event was such a success, we are doing it again! This activity is fun whether you are playing or just watching those who do! It’s a chance to get to know people in a new way . Above all, it’s a way to let go and have some fun! 

There are only 40 slots so sign up early!

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Spring Landscape Clean-Up
Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Landscape Clean-Up

As we look to the spring days that are ahead, we need to give some much needed attention to our grounds.  It may not look like a lot of green space but it takes a lot of hands to do this clean-up after a long winter.  We really need you to pitch in, and we hope you will make yourself available to help with this effort!  If you have any lawn tools, please bring them with you!

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CPR/AED Training
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

CPR/AED Training

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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Epilepsy/Seizure Awareness Training
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Epilepsy/Seizure Awareness Training

We are fortunate to have Allison Brewer, Community Organizer & Advocate for the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas facilitate this training at MCCGSL for a cost of only $5 per person.

Do you know what to do when someone has a seizure? 1 in 26 people have epilepsy, 1 in 10 people will have a seizure, and 72,000 youth in Missouri have epilepsy. This training will teach us how to support people with neurological disorders through first aid & awareness. Feel free to invite others in the community who might benefit from this training!

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Dessert Spiritual Location Gatherings in Homes
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Dessert Spiritual Location Gatherings in Homes

  • Variety of Homes in the Metro Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Having the Spiritual Location Experience in someone’s home has been a favorite for many in previous years. These dessert gatherings are a great opportunity to be in the warmth of someone’s home with others who are also exploring their spiritual life as the new year begins.

We all know that life brings lots of ups and downs! Just like the Yo-Yo, we are sometimes able to roll with them and create amazing things, and sometimes we get tangled up in them. As we each explore our Spiritual Location at the beginning of the year, let’s take some time to stop and consider how the ups and downs of life have impacted our spiritual lives. This important time of reflection is designed to help you utilize your spiritual space to navigate the ups and downs of life, as you refresh and renew your relationship with God and others.

Venues
1-24-2017: Dessert in a Creve Coeur Home, 7-9pm
1-27-2017: Dessert in a Central West End Home, 6:30-8:30pm
1-30-2017: Dessert in a St. Charles Home, 7-9pm
2-3-2017: Dessert in a Shiloh, IL Home, 7-9pm
2-3-2017: Dessert in a Cherokee Home, 7:30-9:30pm
2-10-2017: Dessert in a High Ridge Home, 7-9pm

Explore the Venues and Sign Up Here

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Out & About Bowling & Lunch
Jan
29
12:30 PM12:30

Out & About Bowling & Lunch

The Out and About Group will be doing a different outing in January that will be loads of fun. After church, meet at the bowling alley to enjoy lunch and some rounds of bowling! Please register and pay in advance because reservations will need to be made in advance. Cost for bowling is $7 (including shoes!). Bring some extra money to purchase lunch at the bowling alley.

Register Here

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Christmas Day Prayer Breakfast
Dec
25
10:30 AM10:30

Christmas Day Prayer Breakfast

Since Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, we are replacing our normal Sunday morning worship service with a special Christmas Day Prayer Breakfast. The menu will include biscuits, gravy, eggs, fresh fruit, and selection of beverages. All are welcome at this FREE holiday meal. Please RSVP so that we can be sure to have enough food prepared!

RSVP HERE

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Ice Skating and Tubing at Union Station
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Ice Skating and Tubing at Union Station

Grab your skates or your tube and enjoy Glacier Park! This Winter Wonderland will make the skating and tubing even more fun and as an added bonus, there will be a light show while we are there. Families, bring everyone for this awesome adventure!
Event Host: Karen Yang
Cost: Skating–Adults $10/Children $5; Tubing–Adults $7/Children $5

Register Here

 

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MCCGSL Christmas Choir Concert
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

MCCGSL Christmas Choir Concert

Don't miss this annual tradition! The award-winning MCCGSL Choir presents their 2016 Christmas Concert: "Holding on to Christmas: Embracing the Heart of the Season." Concerts will be held on Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th at 6:00pm. Both concerts are free, and an offering will be taken to support the ongoing work of the choir. Santa will also make a special appearance each night, with a free opportunity for pictures so be sure to bring the whole family along.

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Breakfast with Santa
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Breakfast with Santa

Calling all kids! Calling all kids!!! Santa Claus will be in the house…just days before Christmas! Come talk to Santa and have your picture taken with him so all your Christmas wishes are heard! You will decorate Christmas cookies which will be served at our Christmas Concert that same night. Parents, bring the kids! This will be great fun! This is a completely free event (including the pictures).

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Christmas Cookie Connection
Dec
11
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas Cookie Connection

  • St. Louis, MO, 63128 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to connect with people and have fun while baking? Have an amazing family recipe you can't wait to share? Join us as we bake cookies and fellowship for a few hours as we get to know each other. All materials will be provided! All you need to bring is your favorite cookie cutters and intention to have a great time! You will leave with a bag of cookies!!! This event will be held at the home of Laura Morrison and Laura Adam. All registrants will be emailed the address and other information.

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