Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

There’s a lot going on this weekend at church!  Trunk or Treat/Bonfire/Storytelling is Saturday at 5pm.  Everything takes place in the back parking lot.  Details are posted below.  I hope to see you there!  On Sunday, Rev. Miriam Foltz is the guest preacher.  Miriam is the organizing pastor of UKirk, a Presbyterian campus ministry on the campuses of Wash U and SLU.  I’m really looking forward to hearing Miriam talk about this new ministry and ways Faith Des Peres can get involved.  Also this Sunday, PALS meet at 9:30 in the Gathering Space.  The church is one of those rare places where children, youth and adults share the same space and this provides a unique opportunity to promote healthy, cross-generational connections between people.  This Sunday PALS will get to know one another better and look together at their hopes for the church and how their faith has influenced them.  Since I’m leading PALS, I’m unable to lead the class on gun violence I announced last week.  As soon as I can, I’ll reschedule that class.  And last, don’t forget that Buddy Packs sign-ups are taking place online and in the Gathering Space after church, and the California Pizza Kitchen fundraiser is Monday.

Whew!  That’s a lot happening.  I hope to see you this weekend!