Conversation on the Draft of the Revised United Methodist Social Principles • You are invited to participate in the Public Conversation on the Draft of the Revised United Methodist Social Principles. This event will take place on Tuesday, June 26, 1-4pm in Cordelia A & B (Located in the Cafeteria) of Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore. This event is open to lay and clergy. This is an incredible opportunity for our district and conference to provide input on the revisions that are being made to our denominations social principles.
Family Photos and Pictorial Directory • A pictorial directory is a powerful tool in our church to help each of us know each other better. Our last directory is now outdated and it is time for a new one. Please make an appointment to have your picture taken on one of the sign-up Sundays beginning July 8. You can also sign up online at www.stlukeumc.org/signup. Every family photographed for the directory will receive a copy of the directory and one 8×10 portrait at no cost. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits at the time of photography.
Christmas Is Coming
Imagine celebrating Christmas without all of the secular trappings that the world adds to our traditional Advent and Christmas observances in December. Imagine Christmas without rushing from party to party, and program to program. Imagine Christmas without gifts. Without Santa Claus. Without the Christmas tree. Without the decorations and the Christmas songs playing in every store and restaurant and every other ad on TV touting gifts that most of us can’t afford to give. Imagine Christmas that just focuses on the manger and the coming of a Savior and what that means to you every day of the year. You are invited to join us beginning Sunday, July 1 for Christmas Unplugged, reflections on the true meaning of Jesus’ birth without all the worldly distractions. Sundays in July at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00.
Wednesday Night Summer Classes Have Started • It’s not too late to join in one of these two classes on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm during the month of June: Life Together (by Dietrich Bonhoeffer), a four week exploration of Christian community led by Mike Powers in Room 127. The Heart of the Gospel of John, a four week exploration of John’s account of Jesus’ life, led by Jim Eastburn in Room 128. Come join us as we grow deeper in our love for God and one another through study and fellowship!
Join the Worship Production Team
We are seeking a few volunteers to assist worship at St. Luke by running the projection or sound equipment during services once per month. Training WILL be provided and your commitment would only be 3-4 hours per month. If you feel called to be a part of the growing worship ministry, please email Mariann Reinke, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking Loving Hands to Help in our Nursery!
Our nursery is experiencing growth and we are seeking people to serve on a rotation basis during the 9:45 service. Would it bring you great joy to hold a little one knowing that you are giving parents an opportunity to worship? Contact Susan today! email@example.com
Summer Special Music
We are looking for our talented St. Luke members to provide special music for services on June 17 – Aug 19. Please contact Mariann Reinke with the dates you are available to serve (firstname.lastname@example.org/419-494-3335)
New Service Opportunity • Looking for a new way to serve? Little Caesar’s is partnering with God’s Pantry to provide fresh foods for pantry guests. Our location is in need of a pizza pickup volunteer on Tuesday and/or Friday mornings. The pickup will be from Little Caesar’s and delivered to St. Luke. Contact Karen Hinkle for details at email@example.com or 859-421-1232.
Habitat for Humanity • St. Luke and several other United Methodist Churches in Lexington will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial to build a house with Riziki Nzibonera and her three children this year. The build will begin on Wednesday, June 13 at 1773 Russell Cave Road. Volunteer sign-ups for the build are live at lexingtonhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/Methodist. You will need to create an account and then click on the date you want to volunteer. If you are interested in providing lunch for the volunteers, call or text Kathy Silberman at 859-699-1582.
Aldersgate Camp • If your family is seeking financial assistance from St. Luke for your child or youth to attend Aldersgate Camp this summer please contact Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pastor Mark (email@example.com). All requests must be approved by the church before your application can be submitted to the camp.
Donations Needed • As you clean your closets please save any LIKE-NEW small items for Kids’ Café! We use these as rewards for K-5th graders that put forth effort during their academic session. Kids’ Café resumes September 4 – but items may be dropped off at the Connection Center. Questions? Contact Sue Lord 797-1586.
Thank You • Special Thanks to our many St. Luke Kids’ Café Volunteers, our UK Service Corps Students, and our St. Luke “Grandpa Brigade” that assisted in our periscope and bird house build projects with kits donated by Home Depot, Richmond Road! We thank God for allowing us to love and encourage children that do not always receive love and encouragement. Kids’ Café is held on Tuesday afternoons 3:00-5:00 and will resume September 11. If you love kids and could serve one Tuesday a month or more, please contact Pam Harned @ 494-8677, Mary Ross @ 223-0364 or Sue Lord @ 797-1586.
Time for New Photos! • A pictorial directory is a powerful tool in our church to help each of us know each other better. Our last directory is now outdated and it is time for a new one. Please make an appointment to have your picture taken at one of the sign-up locations at the church on one of the sign-up Sundays, or you can sign up online at www.stlukeumc.org/signup. Your participation will help the church and yourself. Every family photographed for the directory will receive a copy of the directory and an 8×10 portrait at no cost. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits at the time of photography. Sign-ups begin Sunday, July 8.
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Let Them Eat Cake! • Chuck and Sue Lord are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary and invite you to join them for CAKE in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 15, after the 9:45 or 11:00 service! Simply put: they are outrageously grateful to God for this milestone and think celebration and CAKE are in order. Please stop by before you head home!
Get Connected • Want updates on church events, important announcements, and to receive the monthly Church Newsletter via email? Each week we send out an email with important information about the life of St. Luke. Signing up is quick and easy. Just fill out a “Get Connected” card or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking to be put on the list. Signing up is a great way to insure you know what’s happening at the church. We welcome anyone to sign up to receive this email.
SLUMY (St. Luke United Methodist Youth) is a place where youth can come together and experience the love of Jesus in and through each other. We eat together, we play games together, we listen to the stories of God in the Bible and in personal testimonies and discuss matters of faith in small groups. All young people in grades 6-12 are invited to come be one of us! We meet Sunday Nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays nights for Bible Study from 6-7:00 p.m. followed by basketball in the Gym until 7:30 p.m.
Volunteer at God’s Pantry • Do you have a few hours free on Friday afternoons? Our pantry has a vacancy for a volunteer to serve clients on Friday afternoons. Time commitment is 12:30 – 3 p.m. Pick your Friday, once or more a month! Contact Kathy Gendreau at email@example.com or Karen Hinkle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Coffee with the Pastors • New to St. Luke? We’d like to get to know you! Come enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with our Pastors in the Fellowship Hall between our morning worship services (9:30-9:45 and 10:45-11). Hope to see you there!