You’re Invited to the Habitat for Humanity Dedication!
The Habitat for Humanity home, that St. Luke and other local United Methodist Churches have been volunteering to build, is finished and it’s time to celebrate another family achieving homeownership! The dedication will take place on Sunday, October 27 from 2-3pm at 230 E Sixth Street. We hope you’ll join us to cheer on Wakenya, Sifa and their family.
Blue Barrel Sunday
This month we are asking for protein items. This can be canned meat such as tuna, chicken, salmon, beef stew etc. Or, it can be mac n cheese or canned protein beans such pinto beans, great northern beans, cannellibeans, black-eyed peas. Pick up a Blue Barrel Bag on October 13th and return on Sunday, October 20th. On vacation or out of town on those dates? You can drop off your contributions any time by leaving at the Blue Barrels by door 3 or at the pantry.
Financial Communication Update
To ensure that we are clear and transparent when we communicate about our church finances, we are updating how and when we provide information to you. Beginning this month, instead of having a weekly running total of contributions for the month, we will have a bulletin insert on the third Sunday of the month that shows the previous month’s financial picture along with context and how it relates to our ministries. We are excited about this new way to share about our church’s finances as we partner together for the mission and financial health of our church. Check out the Giving Matters article in our October newsletter for more information!
National Sunday School Leader Appreciation Day
St. Luke will be recognizing and appreciating our Sunday School Leaders on October 20th (next Sunday) in our services and classes. If you attend a Sunday School and have been encouraged and blessed by a leader we encourage you to do something small for them: bake some cookies, write a thank you note, etc. We don’t want to overlook or under-appreciate anyone, so please join with us as we celebrate our Sunday School leaders together!
Evening Desk Host Needed
We are seeking an additional person to work approximately 15-20 hours per week as Evening Desk Host, which includes security and locking the building when activities are concluded. If you would like more information, please contact Venus Brown, email@example.com or 859-269-4687.
Pumpkinfest This Saturday!
Our 6th annual Pumpkinfest is this Saturday, October 19 with games, activities, and fun from 5-6:30 p.m. in our front parking lot (inside the Life Center in the event of bad weather) followed by viewing “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in The Loft on a giant screen at 6:30 p.m.! All are welcome! Come and bring your family, friends, and neighbors!
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. Please join us in celebrating our Pastors and Staff by expressing our love, appreciation for their dedicated service, and just simple words of encouragement. Baskets will be placed in the Connection and Welcome Centers during the next couple weeks for you to leave cards, letters, notes of appreciation etc. Many of the Staff also enjoy receiving gift cards, sweets, and other special gifts. Use your imagination to show our St. Luke Pastors and Staff how much we appreciate what they do for us all year long. Thank you, SPRC
Health Expo: Flu Shots and Wellness Checks • Wednesday, October 23 5:00-7:30 P.M. in the gym • Please join us for wellness checks in the gym during Wednesday.comm! Flu shots will be given by the health department nurses, 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 but there will not be any “flu mists.” UK College of Pharmacy students will also be available to provide information, perform blood glucose monitoring and answer questions. In addition, there will be “Wellness Check” stations for blood pressure and more.
Hospitality Team Training
If you currently are, or are interested in getting, involved with the Hospitality team (ushers, greeters, lobby millers, or welcome desk team), then this training is for you! We will have training for all Sunday morning hospitality teams on October 13 from 8:30–9:15 am in the Loft. Email Brian for any questions or for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes
Our meal for Wednesday, October 16 is prepared and served by the Chancel Choir. Meal: lasagna (we will offer both traditional and veggie lasagna), garlic toast, green beans, tossed salad, and dessert. The proceeds will go to the Choir fund. There is a suggested donation of $5 per plate (plate sharing is allowed!), and the meal will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 pm. Find out more about classes at stlukeumc.org/wednesdays.
Holiday Market at St. Luke! • The holidays are just around the corner. There is no better way to get ready for the holidays than to shop at the annual Holiday Market! Vendors and crafters will be in the Gym on Friday, October 18 from 6-9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Food is available to purchase both days. Come and find unique gifts and helpful items.