Health Expo: Flu Shots and Wellness Checks • Wednesday, October 24 5:00-7:30 P.M. in the gym • Please join us for wellness checks in the gym during Wednesday.comm! Flu shots will be given by the health department nurses, and there is no charge if you bring either your Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance card; otherwise, the charge is $25. Pediatric doses will be available for children. October is the preferred month to receive your immunization. In addition, there will be “Wellness Check” stations for blood pressure, etc. Be sure to get a handout to maintain your health history. There will be a few health information tables.


Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month

Although we appreciate our pastors and staff all year long, October is designated as Pastor and Staff Appreciation month by the United Methodist Church.  Please join us in celebrating our Pastors and Staff by expressing our love, appreciation for their dedicated service, and just simple words of encouragement.  Baskets will be placed in the Connection and Welcome Centers during the next couple weeks for you to leave cards, letters, notes of appreciation etc.  Many of the Staff also enjoy receiving gift cards, candy (especially chocolate) and other special gifts. Use your imagination to show our St. Luke Pastors and Staff how much we appreciate what they do for us all year long. Thank you, SPRC


Church Leaders for 2019 Wanted! •  We are praying that God will help us identify  persons who are willing to serve in a leadership position in the church for 2019.  No experience necessary. These are the qualities that the successful applicant will need:  1.) A deep and abiding love for God. 2.) A love for the church and a commitment to support the church with your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. Church members desired but not required. 3.) A willingness to go deeper in your relationship with Christ by serving in the church of Jesus Christ. If you are interested in applying, please send a brief statement of faith, including an indication of what kind of ministry that you believe God is calling you to be a part of, to Pastor Mark at mgirard@stlukeumc.org or place in my box at church. If possible, please submit your “application” by Sunday, October 21.


Nursery Help Needed! • We have lots of babies/toddlers in the nursery! We want to start a rotation schedule quickly! The more people willing to serve the better!   Email Susan at scutshall@stlukeumc.org and let her know you’d LOVE to help!


Text-to-Give is Here!

A simple and fast way to contribute electronically!  Just follow these steps:

1) Text the word GIVE and the amount you want to give to the number (859)214-6218

2) Reply YES

3) And you’re done!

You will receive a notification when your contribution has processed.  The first time only, you will need to log in to your St. Luke Engage online giving account or set one up.

Questions?  Want help? Contact Nora Conner at (859)269-4687 or nconner@stlukeumc.org.


Hurricane Relief • We are assembling cleaning buckets to send to those who are victims of recent hurricanes through UMCOR. The lists of needed items can be found online or in the Connection Center.  Please donate only those items requested. Drop-off items in the Connection Center. You can also give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts: Make your checks out to St. Luke or give online and put “UMCOR” in the memo line.


Now Hiring in Mother’s Day Out

St. Luke Mother’s Day Out is looking for paid ($14 per hour) substitute sitters. Our program is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-2pm. We care for 1-5 year olds (separate rooms per age group). Person’s interested should love being with children, be willing to change diapers/help little one who are potty training, and be available  at the last minute. All workers must pass a background check. Please contact Susan Cutshall at scutshall@stlukeumc.org for an application.  


Pumpkin Fest 2018

The Children’s Ministry Leadership will hold our 5th annual Pumpkinfest on October 27 with games, activities, and food from 5-6:30pm in our front parking lot (inside the Life Center in the event of bad weather) followed by viewing “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in The Loft on a giant screen at 6:30 p.m.! All are welcome! Contact our Director of Children’s Ministry, Susan, at scutshall@stlukeumc.org for more information or to sponsor a game or booth!


Wednesday.comm Meal and ClassesOur meal for October 10 is prepared and served by the Cornerstones Sunday School Class. All proceeds will go to support missionaries. Meal: chicken noodle casserole, mixed greens, and bar cookies. There is a suggested donation of $5 per plate (plate sharing is allowed!) and will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Find out more about classes at stlukeumc.org/wednesdays.


Christmas Shoebox Gifts for Nicaraguan Children • Did you know that a small shoebox can have a big impact?  Thanks to your generosity, when the shoebox is filled with a purpose, it can happen!  Be a part of changing children’s lives as we continue to build on our partnership with Yakalawas, Nicaragua.  Our Going Forth (Missions) Team is sponsoring this project again this year, and we hope the whole St. Luke family will participate!  See the display in our Connection Center lobby or contact Allen Porter (alport1941@gmail.com or 606-375-2753) or Nora Conner (nconner@stlukeumc.org or 859-269-4687) for more information.


St. Luke University Fall Retreat: God’s Call on our Lives!

When: October 19-21st   Where: Stanton Christian Church, Stanton, Ky

The College-Age group of St. Luke will host a retreat on October 19-21 in Stanton, KY, near the Red River Gorge.  We will be discussing and pondering what God’s Call on our lives looks like for all of us! There will be hiking, fun adventures, great food and snacks along with times of worship and teaching.  If you are College- Age and attend St. Luke, talk with or contact John Duff at jduff@stlukeumc.org to sign up for the retreat today!


Blue Barrell Sunday • Pick up your Blue Barrel Bag on October 14th and return on October 21st filled with a variety of canned meat protein items. Include items such as canned tuna, chicken, stew, chili, vienna sausage, salmon etc. Include sardines or canned pasta with meat such as spaghetti and meatballs or canned ravioli. Remember if you forget or are not here on the 21st, you can drop off yourcontributions throughout the month.


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