Next food packing at Food Outreach is Saturday, October 4th at 8 am.
It's not too late to sign-up!  Email Elizabeth or sign-up in the Gathering Space.

World Communion Sunday Celebration October 5th
Next Sunday is World Communion Sunday and we’ll celebrate in a special way by concluding the service with the Great Feast of Thanksgiving (communion) outside (weather permitting) with food and wine. If you can contribute food for the festivities (cheese and crackers, etc.) please let Leslie know.

Feeding the Flock October 5th
Don’t forget your food for Circle of Concern next Sunday The kids will pull the wagon during the offering. Thank you!

It’s a Bonfire!
Join your friends and bring your family on Friday evening, October 10th, at 7:00 pm, at the Clayton Road location for a Fall bonfire.  There’s a signup sheet in the Gathering Space so we know how much stuff to get for s’mores.  Attendees can bring guitars, sing, or tell tall tales. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets!  See you there!

2014 CROP Walk October 12th
The 2014 CROP Walk is Sunday, October 12th. Registration begins at 12:30 and the walk begins at 1:30 pm at Eden Seminary in Webster Groves. The CROP Hunger Walk is an interfaith effort that raises money for hunger, 25% of which stays in St. Louis. There is a one mile and a 3 mile walk. We hope you will join us. Register in advance here or at Eden the day of the walk. For more information, contact Erica Ebbett at, or sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space.

One Great Hour of Sharing
By God’s grace, each day is a gift, an opportunity for a new beginning. Through abundant and generous gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS), for many years Presbyterians have faithfully heeded God’s call to serve people seeking to reclaim and restore their lives.

Your gift to OGHS is a gift of hope. Your gift allows Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to restore communities around the world affected by natural and human-caused disasters. Your generosity helps the Presbyterian Hunger Program work with Presbyterians and other partners to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in this country and internationally. Your sharing makes it possible for Self-Development of People to affirm the dignity of all by assisting in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people.

The programs supported by OGHS depend on continued and increased support from congregations like ours.  We will collect the OGHS offering on World Communion Sunday, October 5th. 

Say “Cheese!”
FDP is in the process of developing a new Photo Directory.  Sign up for an appointment to have your photo taken for the new FDP directory, and also receive a free 8”x10” copy of your photo.  Several poses will be taken, and if you wish, you can purchase additional photos at the time your photo is taken.  Bring a bag of non-perishable food for Circle of Concern to your appointment and receive $5 off any photos you wish to purchase.  Photos will be taken between the hours of 2 - 9 pm on October 22 and 23 in the Gathering Space by Lifetouch Studios.  Look for the Church Life Committee table after church on September 14 and secure your appointment time.