Creative Craft Ideas Needed for Kids’ Café 4th and 5th Grade Girls •  We invite all “crafty thinking” people to a brainstorm session on Sunday, February 12, at 3:00 pm (time may be adjusted). Even if you cannot attend any Tuesday afternoon Kids’ Café sessions, we need your ideas. Help us plan a semester of engaging hands-on projects. Contact: Jennifer Davis, thebishopswife1996@yahoo.com, 502-409-3468.

 

Seeking Hospitality Group Leader • Do you have the gift of hospitality? Do you enjoy making folks feel welcome and valued? The Lay Mobilization Team invites you prayerfully to consider exercising that gift in service to St. Luke.  We have a new position of Hospitality Group Leader.  This person, or persons (if more than one would like to share the position), will communicate the vision for the whole team (i.e. greeters, ushers, millers, welcome center, postcards, guest follow up) and will help team members understand how their individual ministry and participation impacts people and discipleship growth as a whole. If you are interested in learning more about this position and the vision, please contact John Duff at jduff@stlukeumc.org.

 

Mission Trip to Guatemala

We now have the dates for our trip to Jalapa, Guatemala to serve abandoned elderly and orphans, as well as do some community healthcare outreach.  Our ministry activities will be scheduled June 19 – 23, with travel dates and a short country tour still to be scheduled.  We will have a planning meeting Sunday, February 19, at 6:00 pm. Come if you are curious, interested in going, or willing to work stateside to support the trip. Any questions? Contact Denise Ockerman at 494-1482 or byronanddenise@twc.com.

 

Upward Still Needs You! • We are looking for people willing to help with Upward Basketball on Saturday mornings. Volunteers are needed to keep time/score, work concessions and to help referee. Please contact Ed Towle at etowle@stlukeumc.org.

 

Too Busy Not To Pray • You are invited to a four-week study on prayer facilitated by Chuck and Sue Lord using Bill Hybels’ Too Busy Not To Pray book on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 beginning this Sunday! Childcare for 5th grade and under available upon request. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we can order a book for you ($12.00).

 

Financial Peace University Classes to Begin at St. Luke! • We are excited to announce that we will be offering Financial Peace University courses here at St. Luke!  The start date has been changed—the class will meet on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for nine weeks beginning February 12.  The class is for everyone, from those just starting out to those who have been around for a while, from those with plenty of debt to those with no debt at all, from those who know nothing about personal finances to those who know some but want to gain a sound Christian perspective on the whole of their financial picture and decisions.  

 

We hope that eventually all St. Lukers will participate in this life-changing course!  There is a cost for materials, but assistance is available if needed.  If you are interested in participating in our inaugural course and would like more information, please sign up in the Connection Center or contact Nora Conner, at 859-269-4687 (ext. 242) or nconner@stlukeumc.org.  

 

Offering for KY United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth

The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth (KyUMH) offering is Sunday.  Every 5th Sunday, we support this ministry to children and youth who have histories of abuse, neglect and/or family trauma.  KyUMH brings hope and healing to over 150 youth and families throughout Kentucky each day through residential and community-based programs. Check out kyumh.org to read success stories and more details about the ministry.  You can donate online or make a donation in the offering plate today.  Please designate that it is for the Methodist Homes in the memo line.  Thank you for your part in sustaining this ministry for 145 years!

 

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