Holiday Hope at St.  Luke

While many people are celebrating the joy of the holidays, do you find yourself struggling? On Sunday, Dec. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30  p.m., St. Luke will be graced with the presence and talents of Diane Munoz, Chaplain with Bluegrass Hospice Care who will lead us in an evening that will include a time of cherishing memories as well as a program on how to live through the holidays with hope. 

St. Luke Family Christmas Eve Dinner 

St. Luke wants to invite the church family to a community dinner for members and guests alike. There will be a meal in between the two Christmas Eve services from 6:30-7:30pm. Feel free to come and go as you attend the services. St. Luke will provide the meat and the drinks but please bring a side or dessert to share. Come worship and gather around the table with your St. Luke family.  Volunteers will also be needed to help set up before the meal and to help clean up afterwards. If you are interested, please contact Amanda Draughn at adraughn@stlukeumc.org


Charge Conference

St Luke will be holding a Charge Conference in the Sanctuary on November 24th. Please join us at 12:15 p.m. to hear about ministry updates, our budget and other important information concerning the year to come.


St. Luke Connect

Are you new to St. Luke? Want to find out more about what we value, our ministries, and more about the church? Our Senior Pastor, Brian Ebel, would love to meet you on Wednesday, December 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for newer people to St. Luke that want to find out more to connect, join the church, be baptized or ask questions.


Wednesday.comm Closing and Meal

The Grow and Equip team has decided to do our Wednesday.comm closing a little differently this year. For our closing meal we will have pizza, salad, chips and dessert served by our Servant Leadership Team for dinner! Our classes will meet from 6:00-6:30 as normal and from 6:30-7:00 we will have a closing session for the classes combined in the Trinity room. We are looking forward to hearing from each class how they have been impacted by the discipleship at St. Luke this semester!


Light the Advent Candles

Advent Season is just around the corner, and we are seeking individuals, families, or groups to participate in lighting the Advent candles during each of the morning worship services on December 1, 8, 15, 22. We will also need families/groups to light the candles during the Christmas Eve services at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. If you would like to be a part of this tradition, a sign-up sheet is posted in the Connection Center, or you may contact Mariann Reinke, at mreinke@stlukeumc.org.


Blue Barrel Sunday

Today is the day we try to fill the barrels with food for our food pantry. This month we are asking for all kinds of canned fruit.  Forgot your bag? You can drop off your contributions at any time by leaving at the Blue Barrels by door 3 or at the pantry. 


Christmas Shoeboxes and Movie Night! November 23rd, 6pm in the Loft!

Join us for a shoebox packing party and to watch “The Polar Express.” This church wide event combines food, fellowship & fun with helping others! We ask that you bring a snack to share and some items for the UMCOR Christmas boxes. A list of items to donate can be found in the November newsletter or at the Connection Center display. You can also donate $5 to cover the shipping cost for a box. Items can be dropped off anytime at the display. The packing party will begin at 6 and the movie will start at 6:30.


You are invited to join the Keenagers for our next study!

Starting today in the Trinity Room at 9:30 a.m. We will conduct a six-session video study using the book, How Happiness Happens, by Max Lucado. “Our culture tries to convince us there is one way to happiness: aspire, acquire, desire, retire…In this video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several ‘one another’ statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren’t those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away.”


Kingdom Economic Sermon Series (Nov. 10-24)

Through November 24, Brian and Nora will be leading our Kingdom Economics Series in all three of our morning services!  Come prepared to develop an understanding of stewarding your finances in a Christian way. Each service will have identical teaching delivered from the same person.  In order to accomplish this, our Contemporary Service will start at 10:35 AM each of these three Sundays.  We encourage you to plan ahead if this change affects your schedule.  This series is also a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to worship, as the Bible offers applicable wisdom that many people are searching for!


I Am Third at St. Luke: Important Community Outreach Opportunity!

We need volunteer coaches, greeters, concession stand volunteers, scorekeepers, and paid referees for our I Am Third program. Can you help with this important outreach ministry? The season runs November 30 – February 8.Email mwalz@stlukeumc.org to sign up ASAP! 


Nathaniel Mission Thanksgiving Meal

Help feed our brothers and sisters in need this Thanksgiving! The Nathaniel Mission will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 26. St. Luke has been asked to provide cut green beans and 26.6 oz packages of potato flakes for the event. Sign up at the Connection Center and bring items there by Monday, November 25. 


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!  This year, we are asking for donations of items instead of filled boxes and a donation of $5 per box to cover shipping. We will have a packing party on November 23 to pack the boxes. See the display in our Connection Center lobby or contact Nora Conner (nconner@stlukeumc.org or 859-269-4687) for the list of needed items or more information. 


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