Hurricane Matthew Relief Donations
We are assembling cleaning buckets for UMCOR Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.  You can find a list of needed items here. Drop-off items in the Connection Center. Please drop-off only the items on the list.  Cash donations are also welcomed.  Please make out a check to St. Luke UMC and put “Hurricane Relief” in the memo line.


New Session of St. Luke 101 Begins Wednesday

Are you new to St. Luke?   Would you like to know more about the church and our ministries?   The next session of St. Luke 101 will begin on Wednesday, October 12 as part of Wednesday.comm.  We’ll meet from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through November 9.   We’ll look at the history of St. Luke UMC, our association with the United Methodist Church, and the current ministries of the church.  You can sign up in the Connection Center.   Questions?  Need more info?  Contact Pastor Mark Girard.   (  


St. Luke Holiday Bazaar – Next Weekend!

The United Methodist Women will be holding a Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Oct. 14 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Come start your Christmas shopping early, find unique gifts and helpful items, and support local artists, vendors, and crafters!


Family Board Game Night and Potluck! • Next Saturday • 5:00-7:00 p.m. • The Loft

We are looking forward to a great night of fellowship!  Bring your favorite food and favorite board games to play! Please note on your registration card if you will be attending. Contact our Director of Children’s Ministry, Susan, at for more information.


Health Expo: Wellness Checks • Wednesday, October 26th • 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Please join us for wellness checks in the gym during Wednesday.comm!


Flu shots will be given by the health department, 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 flu immunization.

In addition, there will be “Wellness Check” stations for blood pressure, pulse oximetry, glucose, dental health and a station where you can have your BMI calculated.   

Be sure to get a handout to maintain your health history.


Be the first 100 to attend and receive a free bag that displays the St. Luke logo!


Pumpkinfest Needs You!

The Children’s Ministry Leadership Team is very excited about our upcoming Pumpkin Fest on October 29th!  We are still seeking groups or individuals who would like to sponsor a game.  We even have two games available for you to use!  Please contact Susan at and let her know that you want to help make this outreach event even more exciting!


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.  This month is the perfect time to show the staff the love, honor and encouragement they so deserve in special ways.  Baskets will be placed in the Connection and Welcome Centers for you to leave cards, letters, notes of appreciation etc.  Many of the staff members also love gift cards, chocolate, cookies and donuts! Let’s be creative and  show the staff how much we appreciate what they do for us all year long. Thank you, SPRC


New Women’s Bible Study Begins • Tuesday, October 26 • 10:00am • Room 126 • All women are welcome to join us for a new study beginning October 26 on “Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World”. This Tuesday morning study will run through December 6. Books are $10. Contact Francie Sewell to purchase or for more information at The next study will begin in January.


Support Our School in Nicaragua

The school building project in Yakalwas, Nicaragua is finished! We are sending a team to Nicaragua from October 21-October 27 to help launch and dedicate the school. We are in need of these school supplies: pencils, rulers, sharpeners, erasers, ink pens, kids scissors, and a couple of soccer balls. We are also accepting monetary donations for purchasing some supplies in country. Please drop your donations off in the Connection Center and note checks for Yakalwas School.


Upward Volunteers Needed

Upward Basketball registration starts next week! 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,

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