Disaster Relief in East. KY
The devastation around our state and especially Johnson County resulting from the recent storms and floods is a reminder that as blessed people we have a responsibility to be a blessing. In addition to your prayer support, we are calling on our churches to collect needed items to be sent to the hardest hit areas to begin recovery. A list of needed items is posted on our Facebook page, on our website, and on the bulletin board in the Cafe. You can drop off these items at one of the four designated locations. Our drop off points are: Christ Church (Harrodsburg and Man O’War) and First UMC (downtown Lexington). Contact Randy at Christ Church with any additional questions you might have about updates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Mountain Mission
The Mountain Mission is in great need of clothes (including underwear, socks, and shoes) for men, women, and children. They are also in need of good, usable furniture, scrubs, uniforms, dishes, pots, pans, small appliances, rubberbands, safety pins, hand soap, toilet paper, furniture polish, and garbage bags. Please drop off donated items to the Resource Room (just past the Connection Center) before August 10.
St. Luke Serves: Back-to-School
Although it seems summer break just began, we are getting ready for our annual Back to School outreach project. This year we are serving students living in the new Nathaniel Mission neighborhood and those involved in St. Luke ministries. The traditional ‘tree’ is up in the lobby with names of needy students and sizes for an outfit of clothes and a pair of shoes. Gifts need to be back to church by August 2 for distribution that day. We will need a lot of volunteers to manage this large project. Please stop by the Connection Center and see where you can serve. You will be blessed.
The Nathaniel Mission is having an event on 8/3. We need donations of hot dog buns and paper products. Please check the sign up wall for the clipboard with specifics. Donations can be brought in by 8/2
Did You Know St. Luke Supports Kentucky Refugee Ministries?
If you have clothing you would like to donate to the Kentucky Refugee Ministry, simply take your donations to Goodwill and tell the attendant at the drop-off that you want your donation credited to the Kentucky Refugee Ministry. Then, refugees working to establish lives in the U.S. will receive vouchers for free clothing. For families who are often coming from war-torn areas and have had to leave everything behind, this simple gift can be life-changing!
Back to School at the Mission
Half of the students we are serving are from the Nathaniel Mission neighborhood. They are having a distribution event on Monday, 8/3, serving a light hot dog meal there. If you are able to assist, St. Luke is asked to provide hot dog buns and paper products. Please check the sign up wall for the clipboard with specifics. Donations can be brought in by 8/2 and left in the old kitchen off of the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for being such a supportive congregation.
Moved by Pastor Mark’s summer series? Here are some ways to connect further, share your thoughts, ask questions, and hear others’ perspectives:
∙ Digging Deeper, Sunday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in room 127. Join others in reflection and questions on each morning’s sermon and how it can be applied to your daily walk.
∙ View the sermon and discussion points and share your questions or ways the message impacted you at our website, www.stlukeumc.org/stories
∙ Share a story of how the message touched you by calling or emailing Pastor Mark (email@example.com, 269-4687) or Nora Conner (firstname.lastname@example.org, 269-4687).