Back-to-School Outreach 

Wraps Up Sunday

As summer comes to a close, our annual Back to School outreach project is finishing up as well. Gifts need to be back to church on Sunday for for distribution.  If they are not here by Sunday, delivery of the gifts become the giver’s responsibility.  We will need a lot of volunteers to manage this large distribution project. Please stop by the Connection Center and see where you can serve.

United Methodist Mountain Mission 

Donations for the Mountain Mission  are still being accepted. Drop off donated items to the Resource Room (just past the Connection Center) before August 10.

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!

Good Stewardship at St. Luke

At St. Luke, we want to be good stewards of creation and of promoting environmentally sustainable practices. We do recycle and have several recycling bins (Rosie’s) on site for you to recycle your paper products, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and jugs, and glass bottles. Remember, styrofoam is not recyclable and so we do not use styrofoam products of any kind here at the church. Please remember to use our paper cups and plates. These are supplied in both kitchens. Thanks!

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, our website, and 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

Materials for seven flood buckets were contributed at our Wednesday.comm closing event this past spring, and those buckets filled with much-needed supplies for recovery efforts are now on their way to Johnson County, where they will be put right to work.  Many thanks to those who contributed funds and supplies and who helped assemble the blood buckets!

Attention Kroger Shoppers!

To continue supporting St. Luke, you must re-enroll in Community Rewards sometime in August! Simply link your Kroger Plus card to St. Luke UMC in Kroger’s Community Rewards Program. Log on to, scroll down to find your location, and click “enroll now.”  Sign in to your online account (or create an account if you don’t have one).  Find and select St. Luke UMC (or enter ID #12106).  You can also call the number on the back of your Kroger Plus card, and they will help you sign up.  Thank you for your support.  Questions?  Call Dawn Brodersen 577-3298.

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