Conversation on the Draft of the Revised United Methodist Social Principles • You are invited to participate in the Public Conversation on the Draft of the Revised United Methodist Social Principles. This event will take place on Tuesday, June 26, 1-4pm in Cordelia A & B (Located in the Cafeteria) of Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore. This event is open to lay and clergy. This is an incredible opportunity for our district and conference to provide input on the revisions that are being made to our denominations social principles.


Christmas Is Coming

Imagine celebrating Christmas without all of the secular trappings that the world adds to our traditional Advent and Christmas observances in December.  Imagine Christmas without rushing from party to party, and program to program. Imagine Christmas without gifts. Without Santa Claus. Without the Christmas tree.  Without the decorations and the Christmas songs playing in every store and restaurant and every other ad on TV touting gifts that most of us can’t afford to give. Imagine Christmas that just focuses on the manger and the coming of a Savior and what that means to you every day of the year.  You are invited to join us beginning Sunday, July 1 for Christmas Unplugged, reflections on the true meaning of Jesus’ birth without all the worldly distractions. Sundays in July at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00.


Wednesday Night Summer Classes Have Started • It’s not too late to join in one of these two classes on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm during the month of June:  Life Together (by Dietrich Bonhoeffer), a four week exploration of Christian community led by Mike Powers in Room 127. The Heart of the Gospel of John, a four week exploration of John’s account of Jesus’ life, led by Jim Eastburn in Room 128.  Come join us as we grow deeper in our love for God and one another through study and fellowship!


Register for Family Vacation Bible School

Family VBS is  June 19-21 from 6-8pm. A snack supper is provided and optional gym time from 8-8:30. Invest three nights with your family and make some wonderful memories growing closer to God and each other.  Register online today at www.stlukeumc.org/vbs.  Paper registrations are available at the Children’s Information Table.


Join the Worship Production Team

We are seeking a few volunteers to assist worship at St. Luke by running the projection or sound equipment during services once per month. Training WILL be provided and your commitment would only be 3-4 hours per month. If you feel called to be a part of the growing worship ministry, please email Mariann Reinke, at  mreinke@stlukeumc.org.


Seeking Loving Hands to Help in our Nursery!

Our nursery is experiencing growth and we are seeking people to serve on a rotation basis during the 9:45 service.  Would it bring you great joy to hold a little one knowing that you are giving parents an opportunity to worship? Contact Susan today!  scutshall@stlukeumc.org


Summer Special Music

We are looking for our talented St. Luke members to provide special music for services on June 17 – Aug 19. Please contact Mariann Reinke with the dates you are available to serve (mreinke@stlukeumc.org/419-494-3335)


VBS seeking “Stand In” Parents • We are looking forward to a wonderful Family VBS experience June 19-21st! Because there is a possibility that some of our awesome neighborhood children will come without adults so we would love to have a few “Stand In” parents ready to welcome these kids and be their “family” for VBS.  Contact Susan if you’d like to serve at scutshall@stlukeumc.org.

New Service Opportunity • Looking for a new way to serve? Little Caesar’s is partnering with God’s Pantry to provide fresh foods for pantry guests. Our location is in need of a pizza pickup volunteer on Tuesday and/or Friday mornings. The pickup will be from Little Caesar’s and delivered to St. Luke. Contact Karen Hinkle for details at kphinkle@twc.com or 859-421-1232.

Habitat for Humanity • St. Luke and several other United Methodist Churches in Lexington will  be partnering with Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial to build a house with Riziki Nzibonera and her three children this year. The build will begin on Wednesday, June 13 at 1773 Russell Cave Road. Volunteer sign-ups for the build are live here: https:lexingtonhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/Methodist. You will need to create an account and then click on the date you want to volunteer. If you are interested in providing lunch for the volunteers sign up at https:docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1/g or call or text Kathy Silberman at 859-699-1582.

Aldersgate Camp • If your family is seeking financial assistance from St. Luke for your child or youth to attend Aldersgate Camp this summer please contact Susan (scutshall@stlukeumc.org) or Pastor Mark (mgirard@stlukeumc.org). All requests must be approved by the church before your application can be submitted to the camp.


Donations Needed • As you clean your closets please save any LIKE-NEW small items for Kids’ Café! We use these as rewards for K-5th graders that put forth effort during their academic session.  Kids’ Café resumes September 4 – but items may be dropped off at the Connection Center. Questions? Contact Sue Lord 797-1586.


Thank You • Special Thanks to our many St. Luke Kids’ Café Volunteers, our UK Service Corps Students, and our St. Luke “Grandpa Brigade” that assisted in our periscope and bird house build projects with kits donated by Home Depot, Richmond Road!  We thank God for allowing us to love and encourage children that do not always receive love and encouragement. Kids’ Café is held on Tuesday afternoons 3:00-5:00 and will resume September 11. If you love kids and could serve one Tuesday a month or more, please contact Pam Harned @ 494-8677,  Mary Ross @ 223-0364 or Sue Lord @ 797-1586.


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