New Youth Pastor Reception
St. Luke welcomes Brandon Weaver as our new youth pastor! All youth and youth parents are invited to a Welcome Reception in the Café for Brandon after SLUMY fellowship on Sunday, October 6. SLUMY will meet from 5:00 – 6:00. Bring your favorite ice cream topping and get to know Brandon from 6:00 – 6:30.
The October Newsletter • The October newsletter is now available in black-and-white print form in the Connection and Welcome Centers and in color digital form online at stlukeumc.org/newsletter.
Are you new to St. Luke? Want to find out more about what we value, our ministries, and more about the church? Our Senior Pastor, Brian Ebel, would love to meet you on Wednesday, October 9 from 6-7 pm. This is an opportunity for new people to St. Luke to connect, learn more, and ask questions.
We are still seeking groups or individuals to host an activity for this event on Oct. 19, 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. 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: 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 9 is prepared and served by the Seasons and Awake at Aldersgate Sunday School Classes. Meal: chicken tetrazzini, salad, and dessert. The proceeds will be split between Grace Kids and World Gospel Mission (Alicia and Brady Searl). 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.