2017 Upward Basketball Season

We need your help with the 2017 season! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up in the Connection Center or contact Ed Towle via email at etowle@stlukeumc.org or by text at 806-2722. If you have an interest in serving on our Upward committee please attend our first meeting on Thursday, August 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 127.


Homecoming Sunday Celebration Meal – Sept. 18

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.


Tailgate & Talent – August 20

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.


Hope, Faith, and Love in Action

The Sarah Circle of the United Methodist Women will meet on Thursday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 4 off Fellowship Hall. The meetings are the second Thursday morning of each month. Join us anytime. Elaine Ketterer is the Chairwoman and can be reached at 859-309-1086 or 859-492-0776.


Save the Date – New Women’s Bible Study

All women are welcome to join us in this seven-week study on “First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree” by Melissa Spoelstra beginning in September. Participants are asked to purchase their own books for a price of $10. To purchase a book or if you need to have a book supplied for you, please contact Francie Sewell at fsewellky@yahoo.com. This study will be on Wednesdays beginning September 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.


Back-to-School Gifts

This Sunday we will bring our gifts of shoes and clothing to worship service and place them on the altar. They will be distributed Sunday afternoon to students in St. Luke outreach programs. If you will not be in worship Sunday, be sure you bring your gifts early and leave them with a volunteer or staff member so they can be secured.


Pizza With The Pastor – This Wednesday

We have had a great time celebrating the 40th Anniversary of St. Luke United Methodist Church this year, with still several events yet to go. In 40 years, St. Luke has grown to be a great church. The St. Luke family is a rich and diverse group of committed followers of Christ. Pastor Mark wants to hear your hopes and dreams and ideas for the ministry of the church. That will be the purpose behind “Pizza With The Pastor”. Pastor Mark will bring the pizza and you bring your hopes, dreams, and ideas, and we will share together. These will not be “gripe” sessions but rather times of Holy Conversation around how we can make a strong church even stronger. Our first “Pizza With The Pastor” will be this Wednesday, August 10 at 6:00 P.M. in the Life Center Café. We are hoping that we will make this a monthly gathering and that each month we will focus on a different area of the ministry of the church that is on the “front burner.” This first time we will be having conversation around worship at St. Luke. We know that many of you have some great ideas concerning how to make worship even better and we would love to hear those as we move forward. So come, let’s share a pizza and have a great conversation about worship at St. Luke this Wednesday, August 10 at 6:00 P.M.


Newsletter and Bulletin Deadline Reminders

If you would like an St. Luke related ministry or event announcement in the Sunday morning bulletin, please email it to mwalz@stlukeumc.org before the end of day on Tuesday. For all bulletin announcements, please include no more than three or four sentences, a date and time (if needed), a contact person, and contact person information.  We would love to have you write something for the newsletter! Just contact Mark Walz, your Director of Communications. Please email your piece to mwalz@stlukeumc.org before the deadline of the 15th of the month.


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