Fifth Sunday Offering
Today we are taking our Fifth Sunday Offering for Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes. Our children’s homes need us more than ever before in the fight to save our children and families from the devastation from Kentucky’s Opioid Epidemic. Our Methodist Children’s Homes served over 800 children last year and is on track to serve more this year. Our Methodist Children’s Homes are asking us to make a renewed commitment to 1) pray for the children and 2) generously support the Fifth Sunday Offerings. Please prayerfully consider a special gift today for this 5th Sunday Offering.
United Methodist Women to learn about Kindness Program
The St. Luke UMW will have their monthly meeting Tuesday, October 1st at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us and bring a friend to hear Ann Porter share about the program, “Open Your Door to Kindness”. As always there will be refreshments and we will end the evening assembling Hygiene kits for UMCOR. Questions? Contact Janet Garrison at 859-221-5424.
New Women’s Bible Study
We will be having a 4-week Bible Study this fall during the month of October. Using Barb Roose’s DVD and her book: “I’m Waiting God, finding blessings in God’s delays”. Do you ever feel like God is taking too long to answer your prayers? This Bible Study will breathe fresh hope and practical steps in your life. Please join us on Wednesday mornings from 10-12 beginning on October 9. For more information, contact Joanne Beidleman at 278-3973 or email@example.com.
We are still seeking groups or individuals to host an activity for this event on Oct. 19th, from 5-6:30pm, in our front parking lot. You can use your own idea or we have some booths “ready to go.” Your group would need to provide workers and prizes. We will decide by Oct. 3rd if we have enough activities to move forward with the event. Contact Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let her know how you wish to help!
Covenant Group Launch Fall 2019
Do you long for a deeper walk with God in daily life? Do you long to be filled with God’s Spirit, to be transformed from the inside out? Perhaps joining a Covenant Group at St. Luke is right for you. A Covenant Group is 3-5 Christians gathering to share and reflect on their own walk with God so that together we can learn to hear God’s voice, grow closer to him and be sent into the world on mission. Our 2019 Fall Launch of Covenant Groups will be on October 6th at 6:30 PM in room 126 at the church. Please join us if you are interested and contact John Duff at email@example.com for more info!
Health Expo: Save the Date!
October 23 during Wednesday.comm, the St. Luke Community Nurses and the Health Department Nurses will be on hand to provide flu shots, wellness checks, and fun health education opportunities! You won’t want to miss this.
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 2 is prepared and served by Victoria Buenrostro. Meal: her authentic Mexican cuisine. 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 2019 • 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.
Habitat for Humanity Build Resumes
The Habitat/Thrivent Financial Build has resumed building to finish a house alongside Wakenya Saidi and Sifa Entyonyemya and their seven children. If you are interested in volunteering for painting, landscaping, or finishing work, volunteer sign-ups can be found at stlukeumc.org/habitat/. Volunteers will be needed on Fridays and Saturdays September 13-October 5. If you are interested in providing lunches for the build please call or text Kathy Silberman at 699-1582 or email her at email@example.com. Wakenya and Sifa are grateful for what God has done for their family. They are looking forward to working with all the volunteers who will be helping them finish their house!