Don’t Forget to Fall Back! • This Sunday, November 5 is the end of Daylight Saving Time. Set your blocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.
St. Luke Basketball K-8th League Registration Open • The brand new and improved St. Luke Basketball League for K-8th grade is starting soon! We are in need of volunteers, coaches, and referees. Participants will also be needed! Want to register your child? Sign up at www.stlukeumc.org/basketball. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Volunteer with God’s Pantry for Thanksgiving • On Tuesday, November 21st, St. Luke will be volunteering to distribute food to over a thousand families in three shifts as part of God’s Pantry Community Thanksgiving Food Distribution. This will be at Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road. Shifts will be 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. There are tasks for a variety of ages and for a range of physical abilities. Volunteers can sign up on the sign-up sheets located on the wall near the Connection Center desk.
Pick up Your Third Quarter Contribution Statement
Contribution statements for the third quarter of 2017 are ready, and to help defray the cost of mailing, we ask that you pick your statement up from Nora Conner at the Connection Center today after the morning worship services. Statements that are not picked up today will be mailed.
Nathaniel Mission Thanksgiving Meal
The Nathaniel Mission will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Nov 21. St. Luke has been asked to provide the rolls and cranberry sauce for the event. Sign up at the connection center and return items there on Sunday, Nov 19.
Like to Volunteer with Children? Like to use a Hammer? This Tuesday, November 7, from 3:15-5:00 p.m., Home Depot is coming to our Kids’ Cafe to help the children build birdhouses. We need extra guys to help the kids. Please contact Sue Lord (797-1586, email@example.com) if you are willing to help.
Discipleship Fair • November 12 • On Sunday, November 12 from 9:30-12:30, we will be presenting the St. Luke Discipleship Fair in Fellowship Hall. This event is to provide you opportunities to reflect on God’s call to go deeper in your discipleship and to take your next step in all areas of our membership vows (prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness). Our ministries will be represented, and snacks are provided. Free “St. Luke” journals will be given out to those who visit every ministry booth! Please make plans to attend!
Light the Advent Wreath This Year
Advent season is just around the corner, and we are seeking families, groups, or individuals to participate in lighting the Advent candles during each of the morning worship services during Advent/Christmas on December 3, 10, 17, 24 and for the two services on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. 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, Director of Worship, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-494-3335.
The Mountain Mission Truck is Coming! • The Mountain Mission is in need of school clothes and shoes, school supplies, winter clothes, coats, and jackets for men, women, and children. Coffee and creamer, vacuum cleaners for stores, tall kitchen bags, paper towels, 33 gallon garbage bags, toilet paper, S-M-L latex gloves, Febreeze air fresheners, rubber bands, safety pins. Please drop off donated items inside the stairwell storage space in the Connection Center (just past the Connection Center on the left) before December 4. Thank you so much for responding!
United Methodist Women • The United Methodist Women Unit of St. Luke invites all women to join us for our general meeting this Thursday, November 9th at 10:30am in the fellowship hall. Karen Hinkle will share about the workings of God’s Pantry as we prepare our hearts for this season of Thanksgiving. Please join us for fellowship and refreshments. If childcare is needed, please contact Janet Garrison at (859)-272-3226.
Thank you from the Staff!
On behalf of the whole staff, I can’t thank you enough for the appreciation shown us during the month of October. We have been overwhelmed by your remembrances and words of support. Also many of you have baked things for us and showed your kindness in so many other ways. We thank you. Special thanks to the Staff Parish Relations Team for providing us with a wonderful lunch and for the goody bags, and other expressions of appreciation throughout the month. St. Luke, you are the best and it is our joy to serve with you and among you – Pastor Mark
Confirmation/New Member Sunday
November 19 will be a very special Sunday in the church. It is Confirmation Sunday, which is the Sunday that we receive the members of the youth confirmation class into membership in the church. Some of them will be baptized that morning and those that have already been baptized will have a chance to remember and reaffirm their vows. It will also be New Member Sunday. We would rejoice to welcome anyone that day who is new to St. Luke and/or been thinking about becoming a member. Also if you have never experienced baptism before and would like to do that, it would make this an even more special Sunday. If you would like to be baptized or join the church, please talk with Pastor Mark in the next couple of weeks. Let’s all make a special effort to be there that Sunday for these new members and welcome all of them into the church family.