I Am Third Final Registration Deadline
I Am Third Basketball begins this week, but you can still register this week with a late registration fee. We have divisions for all ages from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Games begin November 30, and run through February 8. St. Luke is able to provide $70 off using the code IA3-STL-BB19! Register NOW at stlukeumc.org/iam3rd. For questions email email@example.com.
St. Luke Connect
Are you new to St. Luke? Want to find out more about what we value, our ministries, and more about the church? Our Senior Pastor, Brian Ebel, would love to meet you on Wednesday, December 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for newer people to St. Luke that want to find out more to connect, join the church, be baptized or ask questions.
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes
Our meal for Wednesday, November 13, is prepared and served by the Young Adult and College Ministry. Meal: chili, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit, and dessert. Proceeds will go to Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. There is a suggested donation of $5 per plate (plate sharing is allowed!), and the meal will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 pm. Find out more about classes at stlukeumc.org/wednesdays.
Light the Advent Candles
Advent Season is just around the corner, and we are seeking individuals, families, or groups to participate in lighting the Advent candles during each of the morning worship services on December 1, 8, 15, 22. We will also need families/groups to light the candles during the Christmas Eve services at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. If you would like to be a part of this tradition, a sign-up sheet is posted in the Connection Center, or you may contact Mariann Reinke, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Barrel Sunday
Next week is the Sunday we try to fill the barrels with food for our food pantry. This month we are asking for all kinds of canned fruit. Pick up your Blue Barrel Bag today and return it on November 17. On vacation or out of town on those dates? You can drop off your contributions at any time by leaving at the Blue Barrels by door 3 or at the pantry.
Christmas Shoeboxes and Movie Night! November 23rd, 6pm in the Loft!
Join us for a shoebox packing party and to watch “The Polar Express.” This church wide event combines food, fellowship & fun with helping others! We ask that you bring a snack to share and some items for the UMCOR Christmas boxes. A list of items to donate can be found in the November newsletter or at the Connection Center display. You can also donate $5 to cover the shipping cost for a box. Items can be dropped off anytime at the display. The packing party will begin at 6 and the movie will start at 6:30.
You are invited to join the Keenagers for our next study!
Starting November 17th in the Trinity Room at 9:30 a.m. We will conduct a six-session video study using the book, How Happiness Happens, by Max Lucado. “Our culture tries to convince us there is one way to happiness: aspire, acquire, desire, retire…In this video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several ‘one another’ statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren’t those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away.”
Kingdom Economic Sermon Series (Nov. 10-24)
Today through November 24, Brian and Nora will be leading our Kingdom Economics Series in all 3 of our morning services! Come prepared to develop an understanding of stewarding your finances in a Christian way. Each service will have identical teaching delivered from the same person. In order to accomplish this, our Contemporary Service will start at 10:35 AM each of these three Sundays. We encourage you to plan ahead if this change affects your schedule. This series is also a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to worship, as the Bible offers applicable wisdom that many people are searching for!
I Am Third at St. Luke: Important Community Outreach Opportunity!
We have some exciting news to share: St. Luke Basketball is now I AM THIRD at St. Luke! This means that we will be able to have a lot more teams, kids and families involved. We will also have a lot more resources to reach more people for Jesus Christ! Because of this we are starting the season much earlier than usual: practices begin November 11, games begin November 30, and the season runs through February 8. This means that we need your help! Not only is this an extremely important and effective community outreach ministry, this is also our program! We need volunteer coaches, greeters, concession stand volunteers, scorekeepers, and paid referees. Don’t forget games start November 30! Email email@example.com to sign up ASAP!
Christmas Shoebox Gifts for Nicaraguan Children
Did you know that a small shoebox can have a big impact? Thanks to your generosity, when the shoebox is filled with a purpose, it can happen! Be a part of changing children’s lives as we continue to build on our partnership with Yakalawas, Nicaragua. Our Going Forth (Missions) Team is sponsoring this project again this year, and we hope the whole St. Luke family will participate! This year, we are asking for donations of items instead of filled boxes and a donation of $5 per box to cover shipping. We will have a packing party on November 23 to pack the boxes. See the display in our Connection Center lobby or contact Nora Conner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-269-4687) for the list of needed items or more information.
Nathaniel Mission Thanksgiving Meal
Help feed our brothers and sisters in need this Thanksgiving! The Nathaniel Mission will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 26. St. Luke has been asked to provide cut green beans and 26.6 oz packages of potato flakes for the event. Sign up at the Connection Center and bring items there by Monday, November 25.