Mountain Mission Truck
The United Methodist Mountain Mission has 8 opportunity stores in Eastern Kentucky. With the help of supporters like you, they are able to provide gently used clothing and household items at a reasonable price. They are looking for new Christmas toys, Men’s shoes, Men’s winter clothes, winter shoes/boots, summer clothes, good pots and pans, men’s shoes, good used furniture, coffee, coffee cups, air fresheners, 33 gallon garbage bags, Pinesol, dust mops, toilet bowl cleaner, sugar, paper towels, toilet tissue. Please place your items in the stairwell by the Connection Center before Monday, December 2.
United Methodist Women Christmas Celebration
The United Methodist Women of St Luke will celebrate Christmas on Dec.3 rd at 6pm in Fellowship Hall. Instead of exchanging gifts, we’ve chosen to bring gifts for The Nest. We will have pizza, salad, and dessert and play some Christmas themed games. Ladies, come join us for food and fun, also we’d encourage you to share gifts with The Nest(an organization that provides many programs and aids for children and families) – bring an unwrapped gift, suitable for children 0 to 5yrs. If you are unable to attend that evening and want to donate, please leave (unwrapped) toys in the Connection Center. Hope to see you on Tuesday, Dec. 3 rd at 6pm!
Christmas Candlelight Services
Join us for one of our two annual Christmas Eve Candlelight services as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. The service times are 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and take place in the Sanctuary with a Christmas meal at 6:30 p.m. Bring the whole family and invite a friend to this very special service you won’t want to miss!
Holiday Hope at St. Luke
While many people are celebrating the joy of the holidays, do you find yourself struggling? On Sunday, Dec. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., St. Luke will be graced with the presence and talents of Diane Munoz, Chaplain with Bluegrass Hospice Care who will lead us in an evening that will include a time of cherishing memories as well as a program on how to live through the holidays with hope.
Provide Hospitality in God’s Pantry for Thanksgiving Week
We are looking for a few individuals willing to provide holiday hospitality to clients coming to the pantry on Mon, Tues and Wed before Thanksgiving. This will be providing and setting out snacks and hot beverages for clients for the afternoon and for the evening service. There are signup sheets at the Connection Center or you may contact Karen Hinkle at email@example.com
St. Luke Family Christmas Eve Dinner
St. Luke wants to invite the church family to a community dinner for members and guests alike. There will be a meal in between the two Christmas Eve services from 6:30-7:30pm. Feel free to come and go as you attend the services. St. Luke will provide the meat and the drinks but please bring a side or dessert to share. Come worship and gather around the table with your St. Luke family. Volunteers will also be needed to help set up before the meal and to help clean up afterwards. If you are interested, please contact Amanda Draughn at firstname.lastname@example.org
St Luke will be holding a Charge Conference in the Sanctuary on November 24th. Please join us at 12:15 p.m. to hear about ministry updates, our budget and other important information concerning the year to come.
St. Luke Connect
Are you new to St. Luke? Want to find out more about what we value, our ministries, and more about the church? Our Senior Pastor, Brian Ebel, would love to meet you on Wednesday, December 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for newer people to St. Luke that want to find out more to connect, join the church, be baptized or ask questions.
Light the Advent Candles
Advent Season is just around the corner, and we are seeking individuals, families, or groups to participate in lighting the Advent candles during each of the morning worship services on December 1, 8, 15, 22. We will also need families/groups to light the candles during the Christmas Eve services at 5:30 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, at email@example.com.
I Am Third at St. Luke: Important Community Outreach Opportunity!
We need volunteer coaches, greeters, concession stand volunteers, scorekeepers, and paid referees for our I Am Third program. Can you help with this important outreach ministry? The season runs November 30 – February 8.Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up ASAP!
Nathaniel Mission Thanksgiving Meal
Help feed our brothers and sisters in need this Thanksgiving! The Nathaniel Mission will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 26. St. Luke has been asked to provide cut green beans and 26.6 oz packages of potato flakes for the event. Sign up at the Connection Center and bring items there by Monday, November 25.
Making Christmas Brighter
Got Christmas decorations you no longer use? Do you have unused or gently used items that can be re-gifted? Each year we share such items with our God’s Pantry clients who seem to greatly appreciate the choices. We will continue to receive through December 16. Your gifts will be a blessing to many.
Feed the Choir
At St. Luke UMC we have a tradition of “Feeding the Choir” during the special Christmas Choir Services, and we hope you will help us! Please bring your breakfast/ brunch items to the church early on Sunday morning, December 15, so our musicians know they are appreciated for all their hard work! A sign-up sheet will be posted at the Connection Center.