TNT Dinner Friday, May 15, 7:00 pm
TNT stands for Twenties and Thirties, but we don’t check birth certificates at the door, so everyone is welcome!
Where: There’s a new restaurant called Shack in Frontenac, not far from church, 731 S Lindbergh, 63131
When: 7pm at the restaurant (childcare starts at 6:30pm at the church-the church covers the cost of childcare for this event)
RSVP: Please RSVP to Beth Willock (618-978-0992) and also let her know if you need childcare. These dinners are always a really fun time. Hope to see you there.

Lunch Bunch Tuesday, May 19 11:30 am
Lunch Bunch will meet Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30 at Miss Sheri’s on Manchester Road.

Older & Wiser Brunch Sunday, May 24
Come join us for brunch on Sunday, May 24 after the worship service. See Barb Wright for more details.

Sunday, May 31, Church in the Park, 10:30 am
Mark your calendars for our first ever Church in the Park worship service!  Church will be at Lions Pavilion in Kirkwood Park; there is ample parking next to the pavilion and a great playground for kids, too.  We’ll celebrate the year and enjoy a BBQ lunch afterwards.  We’re looking for grill masters!  Let Terry Baker know if you can help with that.  It will be lots of fun, so we hope to see you there!  Note: This is the Sunday AFTER Memorial Day weekend.  Lions Pavilion is where the Greentree book fair is held, and is closest to the tennis courts off of Adams Avenue.  Please RSVP to Yolanda at so we know the count for BBQ.  Thanks!

Update: "LET'S PLAY BALL!" (or at least eat and watch a baseball game)
FDP is going to the River City Rascals baseball game at the TR Hughes Stadium in O'Fallon, MO on Friday evening June 12th. Box Seats are only $10.00(not $25.00) but, you will be responsible for the purchase of your own food. The game starts at 6:30 pm.  Guaranteed fun and FDP fellowship for the whole family! Please sign up in the Gathering Space, or call Yolanda in the church office.

LIVING CREATION  -  Sundays, 9:30-10am
An intergenerational, experiential Bible study on the creation story (Genesis 1)

Each of the following Sundays at 9:30am there will be a short reading from Genesis and Annie will give a few words about the theme.  After that, we’ll step into each creation day in a unique way.  This is an intergenerational, living Bible study, so there will be something for everyone.  And most of all, we hope it will give us all a chance to relax, learn and have fun together!!  

June 7/Day 1: Light from Dark --- Tai Chi, reflect on God the creator awakening

June 14/Day 2: Water from air --- bubble mania 

June 28/Day 3:  Land and plants ---  plants, butterflies and the community garden

July 12/Day 4: Stars/Sun/Moon --- star gazing on Saturday night and Sunday morning different perspective – storytelling about constellations

Aug 9/Day 5: Fish/Birds --- create bird feeders for home and church grounds to attract our fine feathered friends; paper airplane races

Aug 16/Day 6: Land animals and man --- nothing before church, lunch/zoo trip after church

 Aug 23/Day 7: Rest --- things that help us relax/rest, might be popcorn and cartoons 

From the Garden
String beans, spinach and lettuce are growing in our community garden beds and will eventually be taken to Circle of Concern for our first delivery of this year's growing season.  We will be adding three new growing beds to the giveaway section of the garden this year which will greatly increase the amount of food we will be able to donate.  We are looking for a donation of a baby scale to help us calculate the amount of produce we are donating.  We are also looking for a used outdoor table and chair set to encourage people to use the garden area for lunch or picnic dinner.  Many of the individual garden plots are also showing signs of producing a cornucopia full of fresh vegetables this year.

We are starting to prepare a schedule for the watering, picking and delivery of produce to Circle of Concern for this season and would like to invite anyone who can participate to do so.  If you feel led to help, please send my lovely wife, an email with your name and the dates that you would not be able to help; we usually take a week at a time. 

If you have not stopped by the garden lately, please do so. Open the gate and take a little stroll around the beds.
Jim Gerst