Nathaniel Mission 75th Anniversary Celebration

On October 10, Nathaniel Mission will have a celebration of 75 years of helping those in need. From 9:30-10:30 there will be an open house with continental breakfast and auction items viewing. Luncheon and program from 11:30-1:30, closing and auction items pick up from 2:00-3:00 p.m. We are inviting our supporters, the community, businesses and friends to join us in the celebration and help us meet our financial goal of $75,000.

Health Expo, Wednesday – October 14 5-7pm

Join us for our annual Health Expo on Wednesday, October 14, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Dinner is from 5:15-6:30 p.m. in the Gym and is sponsored by Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center (meals $5 per person, $15 max per family, sharing is allowed).  The event will include booths from over 20 exhibitors by qualified health care professionals

Red Cross Blood Drive, Wednesday, October 14 – 5-7pm.

The Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the Health Expo on October 14 at St. Luke in Room 127 from 3:00-7:30 pm. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS/1-800-733-2767 or visit to make your life-saving blood donation appointment. Walk-ins are accepted!

Retirement/Appreciation Dinner for Lowell Langefeld 

We would like to invite the St. Luke family to attend an Appreciation Dinner for Lowell Langefeld on Friday, October 23 to thank him for his years of service and dedication to St. Luke.  This will be the second time Lowell retires and he will be completing 57 years of ministry in a variety of  settings.  It will be held in the St. Luke Gymnasium starting at 6:00 p.m.   We will provide his favorite fried chicken and ask all those who attend to bring a side dish, salad, dessert, etc. Hope to see you there!

October is Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month

We are asking the congregation to help show their gratitude to our staff by sending cards, notes of appreciation, gift cards, maybe chocolates, cookies or any other items you feel would show your gratitude for all their hard work and dedication to St. Luke.  During the month of October, baskets will be placed at the Connection Center and the Welcome Center for you to place your cards or tokens of appreciation. Please remember those who work more behind the scenes, but contribute in a very significant way, and take time to show them your appreciation.   Although we are thankful for our staff all through the year, we want to be more intentional during this month to let them know how much we appreciate all that they do.

Pumpkinfest 2015

Our second annual Pumpkinfest will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 5-7:00 p.m. in our front parking lot.  We will show “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in the gym starting at 7:00 p.m. We will also have a couple of food trucks on site! If you would like to sponsor a booth, please email Molly Barber at or call her at 740-438-6148, and indicate what kind of booth your group wishes to sponsor.

SLUMY Pumpkin Fundraiser

The youth group has been selling pumpkins for around 20 years! Our pumpkins will be arriving on Saturday, October 17 at 4:00.  Here is how you can help: Help us unload! Come at 4:00 and join the assembly line. We will even feed you pizza after we are done; Sign up to work a shift (or 2 or 3). The sign ups are in the Connection Center Lobby; Buy your pumpkins at St. Luke and tell your friends to do the same! We realize that we cannot compete with Walmart or Kroger when it comes to price, but your money is going to a good cause!

Upward Volunteers Needed

Upward Basketball needs volunteers to be coaches, assistant coaches, referees, timekeepers, and other game day volunteers. These are NOT positions that require skilled knowledge of the game of basketball or cheer. Upward provides a book that teaches everything you need to know and do to be a volunteer. – Please contact Ed Towle,

Seeking Director of Young Adult and Family Ministries

The Staff Parish Relations Committee is beginning the search for a part time Director of Young Adult and Family Ministries.   If you would be interested in learning more about the position or know of someone who would be good serving in these important areas of ministry please talk with Pastor Mark as soon as possible.

Aldersgate Camp Barn Raising

Wisemantown UMC in Irvine  is holding a barn raising fundraiser for a new barn at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center on October 18.

Activities begin at 12:30 p.m. and will include chili & soup beans, bouncy house, skits, games, cake walk, and more. All proceeds from the event will go towards the building of a new barn at camp.

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