Walk for Warmth • Saturday, February 23 • Walk to help end homelessness in Lexington by participating in the 12th annual Walk for Warmth! Every dollar raised goes directly to the Lexington Rescue Mission’s Homeless Intervention Program. This program helps place individuals and families in housing and provides follow up to make sure they can afford to stay in their home. The 2 mile walk begins at Phoenix Park at 10 am. All participants receive a t-shirt, breakfast and lunch. Registration can be done online at www.walkforwarmth.org ($25 before Feb 15/ $30 after) or at the event starting at 9am. Come be part of the St.Luke team! Questions? contact Julie Thompson (859-221-0820)
Got Legos? Our Kids’ Cafe children want to put your old legos (regular size, not Duplo) to great use! Contact Sue Lord 797-1586, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play Checkers? Kids’ Cafe is looking for people to teach/play one-on-one checkers with 4th and 5th graders on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00. If you can serve one or more times a month, contact Sue Lord, 859-797-1586, email@example.com
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes • Our meal for February 13 is prepared and served by the Cornerstones Sunday School class. All proceeds will be split evenly between the Balloon Fund and Kids’ Café. Meal: chicken noodle casserole, green beans, and assorted dessert. There is a suggested donation of $5 per plate (plate sharing is allowed!) and will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Find out more about classes at stlukeumc.org/wednesdays.
Blue Barrel Sunday • Pick up your Blue Barrel Bag today and return on next Sunday filled with a variety of soups. Surprisingly, soups have been missing from our shelves this winter. Cream soups are popular any time as they can be useful in stretching meals. So don’t forget the cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup and other cream soup versions. Going to be out of town or out with the flu? You can drop off your contributions throughout the month.
St. Luke Texts!
You can now opt in to receive important texts reminders from St. Luke! This is a free service and you don’t even have to download anything or create a password in order to participate. It lets you choose precisely which groups and ministries you want to get email and text messages from here at St. Luke.
Simply text the letters SLUMC to the SHORT 5-digit phone number 84576. After it texts you back, make sure you click that link and complete the process, choosing what updates you’d like from us.
We’ll also use this to send you important updates about church-wide special events coming up, inclement weather announcements, reminders of overall cancellations or schedule changes, and, if ever necessary, immediate church-wide safety and security notifications.
If you can’t complete this on your mobile phone, please go online to: flocknote.com/ StLukeUMC.
Over 40 Basketball Open Gym
Are you over 40 and interested in playing basketball with others your age in the gym at St. Luke? We will be resuming this fun time on Sunday nights soon. Please let Fred Dorn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Walz (email@example.com) know that you are interested so we can gauge interest.
Use your Hammering Skills for Kids • On Tuesday, February 19, 3:00-5:00, we are doing a Home Depot build project with our Kids’ Cafe children and need extra mentors. This is total fun! Our goal is 15 adults per 15 kids for three 30-min sessions. Contact: Sue Lord,
Collecting Powdered Drink Packet Containers
Kids’ Cafe needs to collect 35 small plastic “vases” for a flower craft. If you buy powdered drink packets, please save the plastic containers for us!
Encourage a Child and a Family in 2019
Our Tuesday After School Program, Kids’ Cafe, has resumed. We are in great need of additional volunteers for second semester! We average 25-30 K-5 kids each week and rely mostly on retired and semi-retired folks to love and encourage these marginalized children. Could you give one or more Tuesdays to this outreach? Our program runs from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and there are several ways you can serve, we will help you find where you are comfortable. Please call or text Pam Harned, 859-494-8677 or Sue Lord, 859-797-1586, and we will happily answer your questions!
New St. Luke Scholar Sunday School Offering • Dr. Ken Collins (professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary) is currently offering a course entitled Introduction to Christian Theology. This class is at 11: 00 am on Sunday mornings in the Trinity room. The course will meet for about 20 lessons. Introduction to Christian Theology is a course for earnest Christians who are curious about their faith in the face of an increasingly complex world.