Bishop’s Forum on General Conference on Saturday
Bishop Leonard Fairley is hosting a gathering to discuss the recent Special General Conference that was held on February 23-26. All laity from UM churches in KY are invited to attend. The gathering is this Saturday, March 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm at Southern Hills UMC in Lexington. Childcare will be provided! There will also be a live stream of the meeting using Facebook Live on the conference Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
Sunday Night “Over 40” Basketball
Are you over 40 and interested in playing basketball with others your age in the gym at St. Luke? We will be playing together Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. If you are 40 or over, come and join us, no matter your skill level!
Lunch for 10:45am Worshipping Community on March 24
The worshiping community of the 10:45am service will be hosting a lunch after our service on March 24 in the Fellowship Hall in order to continue to grow as a community. We will be having soup, salad and sandwiches. Even if you don’t regularly attend this service but are interested in checking it out, you are welcome to come and join us! If you are able to contribute to lunch, please contact Claire Hundley at email@example.com or sign up in the Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes
Our meal for Wednesday, March 20 is prepared and served by the St. Luke Youth Group. Proceeds will go towards youth group activities. Meal: chicken pockets, green beans and 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. Classes for children, youth and adults will follow the meal. Find out more about classes at stlukeumc.org/wednesdays.
BBQ to Go – Support International Missions!
Skip the drive through, surprise your family, treat a neighbor, delight your coworkers, and support your mission team travel to reach out to orphans and abandoned elderly in Guatemala. You too can be a part of the mission effort. You can purchase a pound container of delicious secret recipe pulled pork BBQ today for only $8! You can buy the BBQ to eat today, freeze it for later, or to give it to a friend in need. Sales will be in the Connection Center between and after all services.
Do you have questions about God but hesitate to ask them?
You are invited to the Sunday school class of Dr. Kenneth Collins, a professor at Asbury Seminary. Dr. Collins is known around the world as the expert on John Wesley studies. We are blessed to have Ken and his wife, Marilyn, as members of our church family.
The class meets at 11 am every Sunday in the Trinity Room, room 116, located next to the gym. Dr. Collins talks about the meaning and purpose of our lives as Christians, and allows plenty of time for discussion of those questions we hesitate to ask. Limited seating, so come early!
Blue Barrel Sunday
Today is Blue Barrel Sunday. Each month we try to bring in a little extra for the food pantry on this day. Please drop off your donations in or near a Blue Barrel. This month we are asking for both a variety of non-meat protein items (canned pork n’ beans, black eyed peas, chickpeas, pintos, cannelli, or great northern beans) and meat protein items (canned tuna, chicken, salmon, beef stew, etc). If you forgot your bag, you can drop off your donations at any time.
New Women’s Bible Study
“Stepping Up: A Journey through the Psalms of Ascent” by Beth Moore will begin March 28th and will run through May 16. We will meet on Thursdays from 10:00-12:00, with the exception of April 4, due to Spring Break. This class will be facilitated by Melissa VanCamp. For more information you may contact her by phone, 540-309-9191, or email, 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.
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 socks and underwear for men, women, and children, men’s and children’s summer clothes, Easter outfits, Easter items, 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, March 18.
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.
Epicurean Experience at the Methodist Children’s Home
This special event will have some of the region’s most talented and innovative chefs bring their best to the table for an Epicurean Experience—a culinary extravaganza to benefit the children and families served by Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes. Enjoy the food of select chefs in a laid back yet elegant atmosphere. In addition to food and mocktails, the evening will include a live and silent auction hosted by Lexington FOX 56 anchor Marvin Bartlett and an inspirational testimony from a former resident. Tickets are $75. For more details, go to kyumh.org or call 859-523-3001.