The Mountain Mission Truck is Coming August 1!

The Mountain Mission is in great need of men’s and children’s clothing (both summer and winter), hand soap for the restrooms, toilet paper, garbage bags (13 gallon and up), paper towels, mops, brooms, rubber bands, safety pins, coffee, creamer, and coffee cups. We also need lots of banana boxes! Please drop off donated items to the Resource Room (just past the Connection Center) before August 1. Thank you so much for responding!


Back-to-School Project

This is the last week to select a name from the display tree at the Connection Center.  We are hoping to provide an outfit of clothes and a pair of shoes for each needy student involved in our ESL program, those served by our Alms fund, and members of our Swahili congregation, including 12 brand new families who have just arrived in Kentucky.  Please pick out a gift or a gift card to help these families prepare for the new school year.  All gifts need to be returned next Sunday, August 7, for distribution that day. If you need to bring your gift early, be sure it is secured by an usher or Connection Center volunteer.  Thank you for participating in this huge, traditional outreach project


Charity Event Opportunity

If you would like to be on a team that will participate in the Bluegrass Youth for Christ Sporting Clay Scramble Charity Event on Saturday, August 13, contact Dave Shepard at 859-494-3270.  The team will be in memory of Bill Howard.


Tailgate & Talent

Tailgate & Talent is August 20! Reserve a table for eight for $40, choose a theme to decorate your table, wear costumes, and bring a picnic!  Single person is $5. Doors open at 5:30, judging begins at 6:00, and the talent show in the Sanctuary begins 7:00! Details and sign-ups in the Connection Center.


September 18 Celebration Meal

Make your reservations today to attend the celebration meal following our September 18th Homecoming Worship Service. The meal is free, but because it is being catered, you must make a reservation. We will be having a delicious barbeque meal from City BBQ. Sign up in the Connection Center today for your free ticket to attend this delicious meal with your St. Luke family, celebrating our 40 years in ministry! Please call Barb Gillispie (263-9803) or Sue Ann Breeze (266-5436) with any questions.


Offering for KY United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth

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

Reminder About Newsletter and Bulletin and Guidelines

Do you have a church ministry or upcoming church event that you need to communicate to the congregation? Do you have an exciting ministry story to share with the congregation? We have lots of effective tools for communication at St. Luke! Generally, Sunday morning bulletin announcements are intended for church ministry and church events only. However, you are invited to contact Mark Walz ( to help figure out the best way to communicate your needs to the congregation. Some of our current means of communication include the website, social media, email, the Sunday morning bulletin, a table display in the Connection Center lobby, the monthly newsletter, the announcement slides in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings, an event page on our website or on Facebook, a postcard, a flyer, or a spot on the bulletin board.

We would love to have you write something for the newsletter! Please email your piece to before the deadline of the 15th of the month for the next month’s newsletter.

If you would like an announcement in the Sunday morning bulletin, on the website, or in the Friday Infoline emails, please email it to before the end of day on Tuesday.

In all bulletin and slide show announcements, please include no more than three sentences,  a date and time (if needed), a contact person, and contact person information.

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