Volunteers Needed for Winter Slam Jam this Saturday!
This Saturday, February 23 from 9-4pm, we will have our end of season celebration for our St. Luke Kids Basketball League, Winter Slam Jam! Before each game, the players and coaches for the teams will be announced to the crowd. After the game, the teams will stay for a blow-out party! We are in need of some volunteers to help set up food, help greet and provide directions, and also people to have fun, watch games, and mingle with our families and invite them to church! This is a great discipleship opportunity as well as great food, great fun, and a special surprise for the players. If you can help, contact Mark Walz at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Last Chance to go to Guatemala: Mission Trip Meeting this Thursday!
We are planning another St. Luke mission trip to Guatemala the end of this June. We will have our team formation meeting Thursday, February 21, 6:30 in room 127. Plans for our mission include construction on a shelter to eventually house senior citizens, visit an active senior shelter and minister to the residents, sewing lessons for young women in an empowerment program, dental education and fluoride application for rural mountain children, a VBS program for local children, and more. If you have questions before the meeting, you may contact Denise Ockerman, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Walz at email@example.com.
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.
It is the season of the year when kids are being asked to sell all types of the things like cookies and popcorn and candles and plants, etc. to support various organizations and schools. A gentle reminder that while we want to be supportive of our children and youth, in fairness to all, tables and displays promoting the sale of such items are not allowed at any time in the church.
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes • Our meal for February 20 is prepared and served by the staff of Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. All proceeds will go to the camp. Meal: baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad, and apple crisp. 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 • Today is Blue Barrel Sunday! Remember to place your bags filled with a variety of canned soups in or near one of the Blue Barrels. If you forgot your bag or were unable to bring it, 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.
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.