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.


Play Checkers?

Looking for persons to teach checkers to a few Tuesday Kids’ Cafe children. You would work with one child at a time. Contact: Sue Lord, 797-1586.


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


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 24 is prepared and served by the Keenagers Sunday School Class. All proceeds will go to support local missions. Meal: BBQ, missy potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, and assorted desserts. 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 Shoeboxes Due Today!

Thank you for changing children’s lives and helping with our partnership in Yakalwas, Nicaragua by participating in our Christmas Shoeboxes ministry!  Competed boxes and additional items for boxes will be brought forward during the worship services. If you don’t have yours today or still want to participate, we need you!  You may bring your items to the church by Wednesday. Our packing party to complete boxes is during Wednesday.comm this week, and the boxes will leave for the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Warehouse this Thursday morning!  Also, if you would like to participate in the trip to the October 25-27 trip to the UMCOR Warehouse, we need to know by tomorrow (October 22). Questions? Need more information? 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).


Uncommon Decency • St. Luke has a new Sunday School opportunity at 11:00!  Pastor Mike Powers will be doing a 6-week study starting on November 4th and running through December 9th in room 128.  The study will be entitled: Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, based on the book by Richard Mouw.  This is a great opportunity to talk about hot-topic issues and how Christians can react with civility and love amidst a culture driven by fear, hatred and bitterness.  Join us after the 9:30 service as we learn to discuss with love and understanding!

Blue Barrel Sunday • Today is Blue Barrel Sunday!  Please place your blue bags, filled with a variety of canned meat protein items near or in one of the blue barrels. Remember if you forget, you can drop off your contributions throughout the month.

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