Kick-off Mexican Meal and Community Game Night is August 15!

Our opening event this year consists of a mexican dinner 🇲🇽(chicken🍗, beef 🥩, and shrimp🍤 fajitas 🌮 and homemade salsa!) and a game night led by the Grow and Equip Leadership Team.  The opening night will start at 5:15 p.m. and run until 6:30 p.m. in the Gym.  The game night will include ping-pong 🏓, nine-square 🏐❾🔲, corn-hole 🌽🕳 and more!  In addition to games, our facilitators will be available to discuss their classes that will be offered starting August 22.

Once again this year the meals will be hosted by different groups and classes to raise awareness and support for various ministries in our community. There is a suggested donation of $5 per plate of food and the meal will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Come on out to have a good time and build relationships with others through recreation at St. Luke!

Classes and Groups start August 22!

Classes begin next week! Wednesday evenings are a great way to get connected at St. Luke.  Each Wednesday evening starts with a time of fellowship over dinner.  Following the meal there are classes and activities for children, youth, and adults. Check out the classes on our website to find something for you.

 

For the Children 6:00-7:00 p.m.

This semester the K-5th graders will be learn about “13 Very Amazing Animals and How God Used Them.” Each week we will focus on one key Bible truth—kids will discover it, think about it, talk about it, pray about it, and apply what they learn. They will experience that point through Bible exploration, fun discussions, giggle-worthy games, and oh-wow activities that engage kids in multiple ways.

 

Kids will discover the faith-building, life-changing truths tucked into the stories of 13 animals that God created. They will see how God used some thirsty camels, low-flying quail, a talking donkey, and more. Along the way, they will be assured that God knows them and loves them—and is ready to use them in big ways too! 

We will meet in the Loft from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. and will also have music time with Miss Macy!  

Witness: Learning to Share your Christian Faith Facilitated by Doug Sell 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Witness: Learning to Share Your Christian Faith by Ron Crandall is a small-group experience that helps participants understand how to speak of their faith with others. The experience integrates Bible study and reflection with spiritual practices to deepen the faith life of participants.  Participants will examine their faith through Bible study and reflection; grow spiritually with others; identify gifts for ministry; and learn how to witness in a natural and effective way to others.  Join Doug Sell on a 2-semester (Fall and Spring) journey together, as we learn and practice sharing our faith with those around us.  Doug will be leading the class each week and Ron will help from time to time to encourage discussion and learning. 

Discipleship Essentials 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Facilitated by Keith Reinke

Have you ever been drawn to someone with a striking faith and want to understand why? Have you experienced God’s active involvement in your daily life and want to share with others but don’t know where to start? What is a disciple and how do you become one? We will answer all of these questions and more as we grow in Christ by seeking him together. Jesus’ own pattern of disciple-making was intimate involvement with others and allowing life to rub against life. By gathering in small groups to study the Bible and encourage one another, we most closely follow Jesus’ example with the twelve disciples. 

This workbook: “Discipleship Essentials” by Greg Ogden is a tool designed to help you follow this pattern Jesus drew for us. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith.  Join Keith Reinke (419) 494-3522 kareinke@twc.com and others as we walk together in community to grow as disciples in Christ.

FaithLink 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Facilitated by Nora Conner Aug. 22 – Sept. 5

Join us for this short series that connects Scripture and our faith to the issues facing our culture today.  Each lesson can be done as a stand-alone class, so join us for one, two, or all three topics!  Topics for this series will be “On-Demand Culture,” “Facing the Future,” and “Jobs, Work, and Vocation.”

The Master Plan of Evangelism   6:00-7:15 p.m. Facilitated by Mike Powers Beginning August 29

It all started when Jesus called a few people to follow him and share God’s message with their neighbors. We are called to do the same. But evangelism can be difficult–even intimidating. With all the evangelism resources available, where should you turn to find sound advice on how to share the Good News with others?

The answers aren’t found in TV evangelism, easy-evangelism guidebooks, or the latest marketing techniques. Rather, in: “The Master Plan of Evangelism,” Robert E. Coleman points to the Bible, to the ultimate example found in Jesus Christ.

Come and let’s grow stronger and deeper together, Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m., Questions?  Email Pastor Mike at mpowers@stlukeumc.org or call the church office. 

The Cup of our Life 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Facilitated by Claire Hundley and Heidi Wilcox

Beginning August 29

St. Luke is experiencing a surge in small groups and spiritual growth. As participants in several of these small groups, we have experienced a feeling of community, fellowship, and spiritual accountability.  We invite you to join us for a Wednesday.comm offering where we will share, study and pray in intergenerational small groups. 

We will begin each session with a 15-20 minute discussion of various times in our lives based on the book by Joyce Rupp, “The Cup of Our Life.”  We will talk about our cups of life as vessels for God’s presence, whether our cup is broken, overflowing, empty, or full of compassion and blessing. After this discussion, we will break into small groups to share and grow in our spiritual journey. 

Financial Peace University 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Facilitated by Nora Conner Sept. 12-Nov. 7

Do you have dreams and goals?  Then please join us for this life-changing course by Dave Ramsey!  The class is for everyone​ and will help you gain a sound Christian perspective on ​your ​whole financial picture and decisions.  There is a cost for materials, but assistance is available if needed.  Contact Nora Conner (nconner@stlukeumc.org, 269-4687) with questions.

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