Don’t Forget to Fall Back! • Next week, November 6 is the end of Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.

Discipleship Fair • We need YOU! • Today • Today 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.

Volunteer Signups for Sharing Thanksgiving

St. Luke volunteers will serve on Tuesday, November 22 at Imani Baptist Church on Georgetown Street for the God’s Pantry community wide Thanksgiving Food Baskets. Sign up sheets are posted by the Life Center Welcome desk. Contact Karen Hinkle at kphinkle@twc.com.

Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless

You can help feed the very needy a traditional holiday meal at Nathaniel Mission. All the local Methodist churches are providing food for a meal on November 22. St. Luke is providing cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and fresh veggies for relish trays. The mission is also in need of some gently used kitchen towels. Please sign up on the wall at the Connection Center and bring your donations on November 20.  If you would like to decorate tables at 3:00, contact Denise Ockerman at 494-1482, or serve the meal at 5:00, contact Bonnie Lynch at 533-2313.

Upward Help Needed • We still need volunteers to be coaches, assistant coaches, referees, timekeepers, and other game day volunteers. These are NOT positions that require skilled knowledge of the game of basketball. Upward provides a book that teaches everything you need to know and do to be a volunteer. Please contact Ed Towle, etowle@stlukeumc.org

Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes • Our meal for Wednesday, November 2, is prepared and served by the United Methodist Men. Proceeds will go to the Methodist Mens’ Fund to help fund meals for men at the Hope Center every Saturday morning.. Meal: Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans, french fries, and homemade desserts. Meals are $5 per plate (sharing is allowed, max. $15 per family) and  will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.  

Work Day at St. Luke • Saturday, November 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Men, Ladies, Boys, and Girls are needed to complete the fall clean up needs of church. Everything will be provided for the chores. Donuts and coffee will be available at 9:00 with work starting at 9:30. We should complete everything by 1:00 PM at the latest.

Kroger Community Rewards at $11,203! • Every time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus card, the church earns money! The one and only catch is that you must sign up at www.kroger.com. (Current participants, don’t forget you must re-select St. Luke every August!) Since we started participating in the program in 2014, St. Luke has received $11,203 from Kroger!  Please join us and help earn more money for our ministries.  If you need assistance or have trouble with the process, please contact Dawn Brodersen at 859-361-4461 or email dawnbrodersen@gmail.com.

Esther Circle of UMW Meeting • Nov. 1 • The next meeting of the Esther Circle will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 in the Fellowship Hall. Our program is “World Thank Offering and Pledge Service”. Come and join us – refreshments too! Contact Connie Rouse at c.d.rouse12@twc.com for more information.

Help Prepare Shoebox Gifts at the Processing Center • November 27 • On Sunday November 27, following the 11:00 worship service Earl Brady will be leading a group  to Charlotte, NC to assist in preparing shoeboxes at the processing center. We will depart St. Luke at 12:30 p.m. and return on Tuesday evening. Transportation will be provided. Two nights lodging and food costs are covered by the participant. To sign up or for additional information contact Earl Brady at 619-0160 or earlbrady13@gmail.com or Susan Stivers at 266-4852 or sfstivers@gmail.com

UK Wesley Foundation Fundraising Dinner • The annual fundraising dinner is scheduled for Friday, November 11 from 7-9:00 p.m. at Southern Hills. Tables are available for sponsorships and individual tickets are available. Contact Stephen Wells (stephenwells58@hotmail.com) or William Herndon (w.herndon@me.com) for more information.

If you enjoy working with children and want to make a difference in their lives, Come serve one or more Tuesdays per month for Kids Café (3:30-5:00 pm), our outreach program for children K-middle school.  Questions? Contact Sue Lord, 797-1586, suzannehlord@gmail.com

New Member Sunday • November 20

Sunday, November 20 will be Confirmation and New Member Sunday.   We will be welcoming the young people who have been experiencing confirmation this Fall into membership of the church as well as any adults who would like to join the church.   If you would like to be included that Sunday, please let Pastor Mark know at mgirard@stlukeumc.org or call the church office.

Thank You

October has been Staff Appreciation month and on behalf of the entire staff, I would like to thank everyone for going out of your way to show your appreciation.   We have an amazing staff who work hard and many long hours in ministry.   They certainly don’t do it for the recognition, but it does mean so much to receive your expressions of appreciation.   Thanks especially to the Staff Parish Relations Team who went way beyond the call of duty to make it a special month indeed.   It is a joy and privilege to be in ministry with all of you as we continue to live into our vision of Jesus Christ In Every Life.                            Pastor Mark Girard

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