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St. Luke’s Fall Festival—Sunday, October 28 Elementary children can enjoy a safe, non-scary trick-or-treat experience at the Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 5-6PM. Enjoy a spaghetti supper catered by Fazoli's to support Weekday Preschool and PDO from 4:30-6:30PM in the Great Hall. Games and inflatables will be available from 5-7PM free of charge in the West Passage and Fellowship Hall. Advance tickets are $8/adult, $5/child (age 2 and under eat free). Purchase at www.stlukesumc.com, during the week in the church office or on Sunday mornings in the East and West Passages. Tickets at the door are $10/adults, $6/children.
Can you contribute candy for Trunk or Treat or donate carnival prizes? If so, please bring your contributions to the Children’s Office. If you would like to decorate your car for Trunk or Treat, contact Susan Loomis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can you help set up or tear down carnival games? Contact Regan Summers at email@example.com. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring the whole family for fantastic fall festival fun!
COMMUNION Fish for Hope St. Luke's United Methodist Men is holding its 4th Annual Fish Fry on Thursday, October 4 from 4:30-8PM. Proceeds will again benefit the community of Fondwa, Haiti by providing shelter and hope for a family that desperately needs it. Purchase tickets ($10/adults, $5/children 5-12) in the West passage on September 30, or online anytime at stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/ umm. Tickets for adults go up to $12 at the door, so buy ahead! Your ticket includes all-you-can-eat fish, chicken, sides and drinks. Dessert sold separately. Drive-thru service will also be available. Please plan on joining us for another evening of great food and fellowship, and help our friends in Fondwa! For a video of work in Haiti, see the United Methodist Men page at www.stlukesumc.com.
SEMI-ANNUAL Food Drive The St. Luke’s UMW Semi-Annual Food Drive will take place throughout the month of October. Five local food pantries benefit from our drive: Brightwood Community Center, First Baptist Church Food Pantry, Fletcher Place Community Center, Vida Nueva Hispanic Ministries Food Pantry, and LaPlaza Food Pantry. Shopping lists of most sought-after items are available at www.stlukesumc.com (search “food drive”) and at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex. Monetary donations can be made to St. Luke’s with “food pantry” on the memo line. Food donations will be collected in the wooden bins in the West Passage throughout the month. To help deliver food to the pantries, please contact Beth Edwards-Goff at 6252395 or email@example.com.
UMW Fall Rummage Sale Wednesday-Friday, October 10-13 Clean out your closets, basement, and garage! Donate items in clean, good condition. Come shop and give an item new life. Drop off ALL donations (large and small) at the Great Hall Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11, 8AM-6PM and Friday, October 12, 8AM-Noon. Shop the Members' Sale Friday, October 12, 6-8PM, or the Public Sale Saturday, October 13, 8AM-3PM. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED Wed-Fri from 8AM-6PM for sorting and set up. Bring a dish and join us Thursday morning for our Volunteer Pitch-in Luncheon in the Parlor from 11AM-Noon. Food sign up at www.mysignup.com/stlukesrummagesaleluncheon. Cashiers and workers are needed on Sale days: 5:45-8:15PM on Friday and 7:45AM-3PM on Saturday. Be a part of the clean-up crew Saturday 3-4:30PM. Youth volunteers are welcome after school, time can be counted as community service hours. Sign up for a two-hour shift at www.my-signup.com/stlukesrummagesale.
Rummage sale proceeds benefit local and national Missions, St. Luke's Children's Ministries, and our UMW. Unsold items are distributed to charities. Questions, contact Regan Summers, Betsy Amirhamzeh, & Carly Roudebush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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St. Luke’s is an open
community of Christians gathering to seek, celebrate, live and share the love of God for all creation. We envision being transformed by God and
transforming the world
compassionate, just, inclusive, Christ-like community. This issue lists upcoming events October through mid-November 2012. The deadlines for submitting announcements for the 2012 COMMUNION MONTHLY: October 8 for November issue (publishes 10/28) November 5 for December issue (publishes 11/25)
a publication of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260 317.846.3404 • www.stlukesumc.com A PDF version of this publication is available online. Send your announcements to Lori Crantford at email@example.com or leave them in her mailbox in the main office. Notices of births, deaths and weddings should be given to Sylvia Forbes (firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-3404 x343) and can be left with her weekly to be published in the Worship Guide.
All classes, events and groups are open to all; church membership or affiliation is not required for participation. WELCOME TO ST. LUKE’S!
ALL-CHURCH 2013 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
Decision 2013 Join us for the kickoff on Sunday, October 14 as Rev. Fuquay begins a sermon series focusing on the importance of the spiritual decisions we make in our lives and the life of the church. We will be exploring the key words in our Identity Statement: St. Luke’s is an open community of Christians gathering to seek, celebrate, live and share the love of God with all creation. OCTOBER 14: “Open” OCTOBER 21: “Seek”—includes special SEEK ministry fair OCTOBER 28: “Live”—make plans to LIVE in fellowship with others at
that evening’s all-church Fall Festival! NOVEMBER 4: “Share”—includes special SHARE ministry fair NOVEMBER 11: “Celebrate!”—COMMITMENT SUNDAY
Also, make plans now to attend the annual Gratitude Brunch taking place all morning on Sunday, November 18. Sponsored by the St. Luke’s Stewardship Commission.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month! St. Luke's is blessed to have a hard-working, deeply spiritual, wonderful clergy staff. During this month, everyone is encouraged to let them know how much they are appreciated. Write a letter of support and encouragement and place it in their mailboxes, give them a hug, or simply say "Thank you."
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ADULT EDUCATION To pre-register for a class, go to www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/classes, or contact Linda McGlothlin at 846-3404 x306 or at email@example.com. Oasis = Oasis Bookstore and Gift Shop located inside St. Luke’s.
Conversations Around the Scripture: The Psalms Sundays, 9:30-10:30AM in E105. Do you find the Psalms comforting in times of stress? Are you amazed that the Psalms describe thoughts and feelings you have? Have you wondered how something written years ago can apply to life today? This study examines the ten types of Psalms, why they were written, and how they were used. Discover kindred spirits as you affirm trust in God. Learn how to use the Psalms as guides for writing and praying your own psalms. For information, contact Mollie and Brian Earnhart at 873-2406. CLASSES & WORKSHOPS See page 7 for information on the Creative Aging “Encore” event
Why Bad Things Happen to Good People Wednesdays thru October 31, 9:30-11AM in E105. Book available in the Oasis. This book, authored by Harold S. Kushner, offers a very moving and humane approach to understanding life's storms. It raises many questions that will challenge your mind and test your faith regarding the ultimate questions of life and death. Kushner, a Jewish rabbi facing his own child's fatal illness, deftly guides us through the inadequacies of the traditional answers to the problem of evil, then provides a uniquely practical and compassionate answer that has appealed to millions of readers across all religious creeds. Remarkable for its intensely relevant real-life examples and its fluid prose, this book cannot go unread by anyone who has ever been troubled by the question, "Why me?" Led by Dr. Marion Miller, St. Luke’s Associate Pastor.
Women’s Bible Study Wednesdays thru October 31, 1-2PM in E105. Religion and Science: Pathways to Truth. More than a dozen world experts consider how religion and science might coexist and even complement one another in the 21st Century. The nine DVD-based lessons include: Friends or Foes? The Story of a Complex Relationship; Truth in Science and Religion; God and Nature; Creation and Evolution; What Does It Mean to Be Human?; The God of Hope and the End of the World; Religion, Science, and Ethics: New Frontiers; and, Creation Care. Led by Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries.
The Second Thousand Years of Christianity Wednesdays thru December 12 (no class 11/21), 7–8:30PM in E105. Pre-registration recommended. Childcare is available upon request. Utilizing material produced by television’s A&E station, study the growth of Christianity from the Crusades and the Reformation to the changes of Vatican II. Each presentation is illuminated through extensive use of historical documents, commentary from renowned scholars, and video visits to the sites where history was made. Led by Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries.
Moses: Calling, Leadership, Following God
Sundays, October 7-28, 11AM-Noon in E213. Moses was called by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, through the Sinai desert, to the Promised Land. Many would consider him a most unlikely choice for this responsibility, and yet he was called by God to do so. Join with others as we discuss what it means to hear and respond to God’s call in our life; observe the relationship Moses has with God; and glean ways we can strengthen our leadership for home, work, church or civic duties. Led by Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES The Track’s vision is to help children discover God’s love, celebrate families, live out the teachings of Jesus every day and share God’s love with others.
October at The Track
Our virtue for October is INDIVIDUALITY—discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference. Our God is a unique, one and only God. It only makes sense that everything God created is also unique and one-of-a-kind. The amazing thing about being uniquely created is that you have “good works” that only we can do. Every day we get opportunities to make a difference by doing something specially designed for us. This month’s memory verse teaches kids they don’t have to wait to be used by God to make a difference in the world around them: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young. Set an example for the believers in what you say and in how you live.” (1 TIMOTHY 4:12)
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October at the Mini-Track
Kids in Mission
The kids will be learning “God loves me.” Their memory verse is “We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” (2 CHRONICLES 32:8) If Pre-K kids are able to recite the memory verse to the Small Group Leader, they get a special sticker for their Pit Pass.
October 7 is the Kick-Off for Kids in Mission (formerly known as Mission Possible Kids). We will have a Parent/ Student meeting at 5:30PM for the first 30 minutes and then begin our newly named Kids in Mission meeting to end at 7PM. Looking forward to seeing where God will move us this year! Please contact Jamalyn if you have questions at williamsonj@ stlukesumc.com.
Family Fuel Returns October 7 Family Fuel is the service where kids bring their parents to worship! Join us the first Sunday morning of each month at 10:45AM in Robertson Chapel. This worship service is geared towards kids, but designed for families to share a faith experience together. Each month, we focus on one virtue (October is Individuality) that highlights a different aspect of God’s character through singing, dancing, silly skits and games as well as a lesson from God’s Word. Also, each month kids will leave with a cool application tool to help remind them all month of what they learned in Family Fuel. If you would like to get involved behind the scenes of Family Fuel, we are always recruiting hospitality team members or set-up/tear-down helpers. Please email familyfuel@ stlukesumc.com to join the team.
Special Children’s Music On Sunday, October 14, ALL elementary children will be singing “Nothing Could Keep Me From You” in the 9:30AM service. Parents of Summer Splash students will recognize this sweet song from our SKY music CD. We’re excited to partner with the children’s music department to create this opportunity for all children to bless the congregation in this way. Your family won’t want to miss this!
Helping Hands Needed Want to help Children’s Ministries grow? We’d like to form a team of volunteers to support our growth by helping us with creative projects. These projects range from organizational to artistic. If you have some spare time throughout the week, chances are we have a need that could meet your talents and availability.
FAMILY MINISTRIES Help at Fletcher Place
Your Time-Starved Marriage
On October 20, all families are invited to a work day at Fletcher Place from 9AM-1PM. Fletcher Place is a community center for families living in the Fountain Square neighborhood. We will be helping organize new donations for their clothing thrift store and their food pantry. Please contact Jamalyn Peigh Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8463404 if you are interested in joining us for the day. All ages are welcome—even Jamalyn and Dave's son Nathan will be there—age 4!
After resolving communication meltdowns, finding time together is the number one relational need of most couples. Where does it go? We try to make it. Save it. Seize it. Buy it. And borrow it. Yet time continues to elude too many couples. And we know how the reasoning goes—if you're already time-starved, the last thing you can do is commit an hour each week to a small group experience! Yet this six-week study will be well worth the investment—aside from the friendships you build with other couples, you'll also learn how to identify and mesh your individual "time styles" as well as re-capture the minutes the matter most in your relationship. Small groups are launching the first week of October; contact us at email@example.com to find one that fits your schedule!
FELLOWSHIP Elderberries In order to support the annual Men's Fish Fry on Thursday, October 4, we are changing the regular monthly date for our dinner to October 11 at 5:30PM in Fellowship Hall. We will be playing BINGO with Adra Wheeler calling. Please bring your White Elephants to donate for prizes, a dish to share, and a minimum of $3/per person donation is suggested. First-time visitors do not need to pay or bring a dish. Please make reservations with Adra Wheeler at 253-4914 or 846-3404.
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ReachOut Fall Kick Off ReachOut, our GLBT ministry, is planning a chili supper for Thursday, October 18 at 6:30PM. Join some of the St. Luke's clergy and staff as we kick off the fall programming. The dinner will be held in Fellowship Hall. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mary Katherine firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-3404 x365.
GREEN MINISTRIES Household Chemicals Presentation
You Helped Green Ministry Earn $63.15 in July St. Luke’s gets paid for the paper you bring and place in the green and Yellow Abitibi bins by the east driveway. The earnings for over four tons a month add up—$63.15 for 4.21 tons in July but only $15.35 in June for 3.07 tons. Please help the Green Ministry exceed four tons every month by bringing your white and colored paper, junk mail, newspaper, magazines and catalogs from your home or office. No cardboard or corrugated board. Please do not place paper in the blue Republic bins in NE back parking lot.
Green Gratitude The Green Ministry wishes to thanks the 200 people who have signed up since March 2012 for a Residential Energy Audit. Those people have taken a step to reduce energy consumption in their own homes and learn more about insulation and conservation. In addition, they have earned $25/household to go towards Green projects around our facility. You can join this energy minded group by filling out a form (www.stlukesumc.com, church office and Recycling Center) and putting the completed form in Betty Brandt’s mailbox in the church office. You will be contacted by a representative of Energize Indiana to schedule an appointment. Please ask your family, friends and neighbors to help with us this important project.
HEALTH MINISTRIES Walking Through the Medicare Maze
There have been over 81,000 chemicals registered with the EPA since World War II. Fewer than 20% have been tested for toxicity. None have been tested for their health effects when they interact with one another, but that’s how we’re exposed to them. Come find out what’s lurking under your sink and how to keep these chemicals out of your home. Tammy Mutter will present in the Spiritual Life Center, 11AM-Noon on Sunday, October 14 and will be available to answer questions after all services in the West Passage.
Medicare A, Medicare B, Medicare D, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement. What are they and how are they different from one another? How do I choose? When do I choose? If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you aren’t alone. It’s complicated! If you’d like to learn more about these plans and feel a little more comfortable as you try to decide what to do, please come hear an unbiased overview. No specific insurance plans or carriers will be highlighted, and no one will try to sell you anything. This is an informational gathering. Your presenter is Jim Chesterfield, who became an employee benefits professional after 25 years of buying, implementing and managing benefit programs for companies in Central Indiana. Meets Monday, October 15, 7-8:30PM in E107/109. No registration or fee. Joint project of St. Luke’s Health Ministries and the Spiritual Life Center’s Healing Ministry.
See page 10 for the Soup & Speaker series.
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Quarterly Blood Drive
Thanksgiving Morning Run in Carmel
The Indiana Blood Center will be on site Sunday, October 21 in the Great Hall from 8AM-Noon to accept your donations of blood. To donate you must be in good health, weigh at least 110 lbs., be at least 16 years of age (need a parent/ guardian consent form available at the Blood Drive) and have a picture ID or driver’s license (unless you signed up for the fingerprint ID method).
Bolt for the Heart is a race/family walk on Thanksgiving morning dedicated to the awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is the sudden and unexpected stopping of the heart which can be remedied with the use of CPR, calling 911 and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Heart Reach Carmel (not-for-profit 501c3 organization) raises money through family based activities to purchase AEDs and donates them to organizations that are in need. Your participation could help St. Luke's receive a free AED. Please come join us for our run on November 22AM at 8:45 at the Carmel Palladium. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register before October 1 and receive a longsleeve race shirt. Donate an additional $50 to Heart Reach Carmel and receive a free screening cardiac Echo provided by Echoes for Athletes. Registration is $20. Details and registration at www.boltfortheheart.com. Sponsored by St. Luke's Health Ministries.
Blood is life. Your donations provide a continuous, safe & adequate supply of blood products to hospitals for Hoosiers in our community. Donate and receive reward points that can be turned in for gifts & goodies. Go to www.donorpoint.org to schedule your appointment ahead of time. To learn more about the donation process, eligibility, donor blood testing, blood facts and more, go to www.indianablood.org.
Imagine a place where God is seen and heard through expressions of movement, media, and music—come worship at Later@St. Luke’s on Sunday evenings at 6PM in Robertson Chapel. Hear contemporary Christian, gospel and jazz music featuring the Later Band and Vocals, along with a challenging and thought-provoking message. Holy Communion is served every Sunday, along with light refreshments before and after the worship service.
See page 8 for information about the Native American Heritage Events taking place November 2-4.
Native American Worship Service Join us for this spirited-filled worship service on Sunday, November 4, 6PM in Robertson Chapel. Rev. Anita Phillips, a National UMC Native American pastor, will be preaching, and other regional and local UMC Native American pastors will be present. Chief Brian Buchanan, featuring the Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana Drumming Team, will be performing, and Aaron Stevens (Black Indian/Cherokee) will offer inspirational music, accompanied by the LATER Band & Vocals. Refreshments of cultural food will be served immediately following the worship service in Fellowship Hall.
MEMBER CARE Meet Your Stephen Minister Does your daily living appear to be filled with more tricks than treats? Then it’s time for you to meet your Stephen Minister. When you feel overwhelmed by anger, confusion, disappoint, hurt or pain, meeting with your Stephen Minister may be just the treat you need. Stephen Ministers are trained and commissioned to meet with you. Treat yourself today to more information about Stephen Ministry by contacting Mary Katherine Schnitz at email@example.com or 846-3404 x365.
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NEW! Grief Support Group
All Saints’ Day Memorial Service and Video
It feels like a unique experience when we lose a spouse or significant other at a “younger” age. Very few, if any, of our friends and acquaintances have experienced that kind of loss. While every grief experience is the only one of its kind, we find comfort in those who are facing a similar journey.
On Thursday, November 1 at 7PM in Robertson Chapel, Rev. Marsha Hutchinson and other staff members will lead a candlelight service to honor those who have gone before and entered into life eternal.
Encore Monday, October 29, 6PM, Parlor. As a follow-up to the three-session class led by Rev. Marsha Hutchinson in September, Creative Aging: Rethinking Retirement and Non-Retirement in a Changing World, you are invited to join other “boomers” for fellowship, group discussion and a catered buffet dinner ($10/person). Questions for open discussion will include, “What do I want to see offered in a community at St. Luke’s that isn’t being offered now? How can I participate in a flexible role of volunteerism or in a group of any kind without that feeling of being tied down? After retirement, how do I become useful to someone or something, but not feel used or taken advantage of?” and many more. Whether you are still working in your full-time or parttime job, whether you have recently “hung it up” and have never looked back, whether you are single, married, or perhaps working through the loss of a spouse, come explore some exciting possibilities for our “encore” years. There are fantastic possibilities ahead just waiting for us to discover. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A memorial video is an important and meaningful part of this worship service, especially for those families nearing the one-year anniversary of loss. Photographs help us to share, remember and celebrate God’s gift of the precious lives that will always live in our hearts. If you would like your loved one’s photograph (and name) to be included in this year’s memorial video, please email the photo (with his/her name) to email@example.com by October 15.
Young spousal/significant other loss support group (for those under age 50) will be overseen by Rev. Marsha Hutchinson, Grief Ministries leader, and facilitated by Jacki Long-Prah, St. Luke’s member. Jackie is a grief coach and a success trainer. The group will meet each Sunday in October and November from 2-3:30PM in the Conference Room (straight past the front desk in the church office, down the hall, past the water fountain and to your left). Attend one meeting or all. Childcare will be available by reservation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and registration. There are no fees or books to purchase.
If emailing the photo does not work for you, you may bring your photo to the church office or send it by mail to Rev. Marsha Hutchinson, St. Luke’s UMC, 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis IN 46260.
*NOTE: In addition to the first-year losses, we would be happy to include photos of loved ones from other years past… however… photographs need to have the person’s name to be included this year. Photos from previous videos will not be used as these do not contain names. We hope to see you on November 1 to celebrate the saints, partake of Holy Communion, hear your loved one’s name read as the bell tolls and experience God’s light and love in the faces of those we honor.
MUSIC MINISTRIES WANTED: More Young Singers! Do you love to sing Christmas songs? Singers, ages 3 ½ to high school, are invited to join the Children’s and Youth Music Program for the Christmas Season. Highlights include the annual Candlelight Christmas Concert for Grades 3–high school, “Birthday Party for Jesus” Service for preschool children, Sunday morning services for all singers, and participation in the 3PM Christmas Eve Service. Interested in joining? Contact Debra Nethercott (“Miss Deb”), Director of Children’s and Youth Music, 317-846-3404 x329 or email@example.com. Rehearsals for Christmas music will begin in early October, so please join us!
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Love Music, Want to Help, but Can't Carry a Tune in a Bucket? There are many ways to be involved with Music Ministries at St. Luke's that require no musical involvement. Administrative and clerical projects, library and record maintenance, communication/ marketing/social networking, ushering and receptions are all important activities within this area. The Music Commission's Ministry Support Team is looking for lots of folks! Contact Paula Elam at firstname.lastname@example.org, 873-9949, Lorin Clemenz at email@example.com, 845-5655, or Music Ministry Commission Chair Marli Howell at gmhseven@comcast, 598-0304.
OUTREACH & MISSIONS Native American Heritage Celebration NOVEMBER 2-4 Cooperatively sponsored by: Indiana UMC Committee on Native American Ministries, North Central Jurisdiction Committee on Native American Ministries, National Association of Conference Presidents, St. Luke’s UMC (Missions & Outreach & LATER Multicultural Ministries), St. Andrew’s UMC and Circles of Life Ministries.
Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL
WORLD MISSIONS TRIPS
Fondwa, Haiti Trip November 10-17 LEADER: Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org COST: $900+airfare. $200 dep. req’d to reserve spot Work at the St. Antoine School (taking school pictures and assisting in other tasks). Other activities will include visiting Haitian homes, attending church and getting to know the children at the Fatima Orphanage. We will also take a trip to the seaside town of Jacmel.
Friday, November 2, 7PM, Fellowship Hall An award-winning documentary film with a Native American perspective on Indian Boarding Schools, which uncovers the history of how Indian children were forced away from their homes to enact a U.S. Governmental policy of educating them in the ways of Western Society, designed to cast away their culture, heritage and traditions. Q&A follows. No charge.
Jeremie, Haiti—Gebeau Vocational School Compound
Guided Tours and Cultural Educational Opportunities by Spiritual Leaders
Join this team for truly inspirational Thanks"GIVING" projects in western Haiti on the Caribbean Sea.
Saturday, November 3, 2PM at Circles of Life Ministries Gathering, 6125 Iona Rd., Indianapolis. Five wooded acres with peaceful pathways, featuring herbal gardens, sweat lodge and community gardens that all reflect American Indian cultural traditions, as well as Native flute performances. No charge.
Worship Services on Sunday, November 4 St. Andrew’s UMC, 9:30AM (2560 Villa Ave., Indianapolis). Morning Worship Service featuring state, regional and national UMC pastors offering Native American spirituality and traditions. Later@St. Luke’s, 6PM. Native American Worship Service. See page 6 for details.
Well drilling, water purification, agriculture, Heifer modeled project
November 16-24 LEADER: David Duba, 339-2481, email@example.com COST: Approximately $1,200
Cabernet, Haiti: Medical Mission Trip January 6-12, 2013 LEADERS: Gary and Kay Walla COST: $1200 (including transportation)
All medical professionals are welcome. If you can take a person's blood pressures and work triage, then there is a place for you too. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Naples Habitat for Humanity Week of January 21, 2013 LEADERS: Ken & Mary Pennington and Bob & Rita Burroughs. For more information or a sign-up form, contact the Burroughs at 317-299-5801 or email@example.com. COST: $250/person plus transportation St Luke’s will be returning to Naples, FL to assist Habitat for Humanity of Collier County in building homes. Habitat will be emphasizing foreclosure rehabs this season. We are expecting a wonderful week of friendships (new and old), laughs, food and a few sore muscles!
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SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER To pre-register for a class, go to www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/classes, or contact Linda McGlothlin at 317-846-3404 x306 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Oasis = Oasis Bookstore and Gift Shop located inside St. Luke’s. Ongoing classes listed in the Extra Section. The Spiritual Life Center programs are open to all interested people without regard to their faith or religion.
Nurturing the Feminine with Play A 2012 Spirit and Place Festival Event
PRAYER AND MEDITATION
Indoor Open Labyrinth Walk Resumes Our indoor Open Labyrinth Walks resume on Friday, October 5. This prayer form is an alternative to seated meditation and offers an opportunity to end your week with a time for quiet prayer and contemplation. You may want to bring prayer requests/celebrations to accompany you on your walk. A host or hostess will be available to answer questions or give you a brief introduction to labyrinth walking.
Through food, song, dance and childhood storytelling, women of different faith/cultural traditions are invited to share a playful and spirit-filled evening together. Participants will rediscover their common childhood love for creativity and joy. Each woman is asked to bring a toy or an object that represents a story of childhood play from her youth. Thursday, November 8, 6-8:30PM in Fellowship Hall. No fee; registration is required through www.spiritandplace. org (maximum 120 women).
Balanced Living: Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit Life Coach and Ordained Minister Lisa “Dane” McCullough will facilitate this two-month series using exercises such as journaling, meditation, prayer, music, conscious movement and mindfulness to integrate mind, body and spirit into daily thoughts, words and actions. Wednesdays, October 24 and November 28, 6:30-7:30PM in the Prayer Chapel in Luke’s Lodge. No registration; fee $10/session.
SPIRITUALITY AND THE ARTS In addition, there is a permanent indoor labyrinth painted on the floor of N103/104 (check schedule by door for availability) and our outdoor Daylily Labyrinth is available during daylight hours. Daylily Labyrinth can be found by walking around Luke’s Lodge (back parking lot), down the stairs, across the bridge and into the neighborhood to the north of the church property. There is a journal for you to record your experiences.
WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & RETREATS
Parker Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy Book Study New Perspectives will study Parker Palmer’s latest book just in time for the November elections. The discussion is open to all those wanting to delve into the wisdom of this noted Quaker author/retreat leader as he uncovers the meaning of what it is to be citizens in a 21st century democratic society. The study includes an opportunity to hear Dr. Palmer on Tuesday, October 23 when he is part of Christian Theological Seminary’s Petticrew FaithIn-Action Program (9AM-1:30PM, details at www.cts.edu). Book study began Sunday, September 16, 11AM-Noon in E105. Led by Charlie Russell. Books available in Oasis. No registration or fee. Latecomers are welcome.
St. Luke’s Sacred Art Tour
Instead of just walking past the art and stained glass in our building, slow down and take a tour with Betty Brandt, the Director of the Spiritual Life Center. Tour includes the Spiritual Life Center, Robertson Chapel, the Sanctuary, Narthex and some classrooms. Sundays, October 7 and November 4, 12:15-1:30PM, begins at the Celebration window at the east end of the Narthex. No registration or fee.
Fabric Art by INfiber Artists is October Exhibit
INfiber artists seek to make diverse, individualistic and human visual accounts of ideas and emotions confronted in daily life. They seek to expand their visions of the human condition and how they live in this world and respond to it. The members’ current interests include studio art quilts, surface design on fabric, hand dyeing and painting of fabric, mixed media and collage. Besides dyeing and painting fabric, they employ manipulation, discharging of dyes, stamping, printing, stitching, beading and other embellishing techniques to tell their visual stories. Their work includes both 2D and 3D expressions. Members exhibiting at St. Luke’s in October are Susan Beauchamp, Carol Davis, Judy Ireland, Carol Marlin, Mary Strinka, Barbara Triscari and Jeri Warner.
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Soup and Speaker Series Wednesdays, September 12-October 10, Noon-1:15PM, Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to enjoy a simple lunch and interesting speaker. Donations for lunch appreciated. Sponsored by the Spiritual Life Center’s Healing Ministry and St. Luke’s Health Ministry.
Healing Partners PILGRIMAGE HEALING PROCESS TRAINING
• OCTOBER 3: All About Personal Training with Tammi Culmann. Tammi has been a certified Personal Trainer for over 25 years. Her training philosophy is "Bioindividuality." She believes that each person needs a personal exercise program as well as nutrition and dietary guidelines based on the chemical makeup of each body. Tammi works with your primary foods (your lifestyle/behaviors) and secondary foods (what you eat). She is all about "balance" when it comes to diet, exercise and lifestyle. • OCTOBER 10: Celebrating with Rev. Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes, our former Minister of Celebration, will return to St. Luke’s with her sense of humor and joy for life. Don’t miss this opportunity to relax, laugh and celebrate.
Saturday, November 17, 8:30AM-4PM in the Spiritual Life Center. If you feel called to bring the healing power of God’s love to others, you may be interested in being trained in the Pilgrimage Healing Process, a hands-on-healing modality, and becoming a part of our Healing Ministry. The training includes background of the Process, learning the steps, being both receiver and giver, and a discussion of your roles as healer. Experiencing a healing session in preparation for the training is required. Call 846-3404 x442 to schedule a healing session appointment. Contact Betty Brandt, email@example.com, 846-3404 x339, to express interest or ask questions. Training team led by Sandy Clark. Registration required with a $50 deposit by November 9. Total fee of $150 includes training manual, DVD and lunch.
UNITED METHODIST MEN Letters from Dad If God were to take you home today... what would your loved ones hold in their hands tomorrow that would let them know that they were the treasures of your life? This fall, the United Methodist Men will be offering a study called Letters from Dad. Learn to write the things you have always wanted to say but just didn't know how. Leave treasured letters of love that will be read long after you are gone. Build deep and lasting relationships with other men in your Legacy Group. Store, in letter form, the only three things that remain: Faith, Hope and Love. If you're interested, come join us on Wednesday, October 10 in Fellowship Hall for a kick-off dinner at 6PM to learn more about how to participate. Program will run Thursday evenings, 7-8:30PM, from October 18-November 29 (meeting every other week). Please RSVP for the kick-off dinner to David Williamson at 846-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN UMW Second Saturday This month, because of a conflict with the UMW Rummage Sale, our Second Saturday Breakfast will be held on the third Saturday, October 20. What is the UMW Saturday Breakfast? It is an opportunity for women of St. Luke’s to join in fellowship at Hotcakes Emporium on 86th and Ditch. We meet at 9AM. Just look for our sign and join us. It is a great time to meet new friends, hear about what is going on in the various Circles, learn about the various volunteer opportunities of UMW and just talk and laugh. Questions? Contact Sandra Pirkle at email@example.com.
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UMW Reading Group
2012 Holiday Bazaar This year’s UMW Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 10, 9AM-4PM. Grab a friend and spend some time shopping. There are over 130 vendors that sell high quality items like jewelry, clothing, holiday decorations, wooden toys, furniture, pottery and artwork. It is one of the largest Holiday Bazaars in the area. You have to come early to get those yummy cinnamon rolls! The baked goods and lunch are out of this world! Best of all: admission is FREE! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SET UP – November 9, 9AM– 6PM: EVENT—Saturday, November 10, 7AM-5PM. If you like to help with, contact Debbie Stevens at 317-3349576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. BAKE DAY VOLUNTEERS: November 9, starts at 8AM in the Great Hall kitchen. Please come and volunteer for however long you want to stay and help. Cupcake decorators and pie makers needed. No experience necessary—it is really a fun day! Please contact Elizabeth Keller at 317-594-9544 or email email@example.com.
UMW CIRCLE MEETINGS: Open to all women
Eve Circle We invite all mothers with young children to unite with other mothers through support, faith, missions, fun and socializing. Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 2, from 9:30-11:30AM. Terri Coe will lead us in a discussion and help us discover our spiritual type. Join us again on Tuesday, October 16. Our topic will be local missions. ••• Eve Circle is a UMW group of mothers with young children that meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (with a few exceptions) from 9:30-11:30AM in the Parlor. Free childcare is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding Eve Circle, contact co-chairs Beth Edwards-Goff and Allison Flickinger at evecircle@ yahoo.com.
Hannah Circle Hannah Circle welcomes mothers of elementary, middle and high school students who are working full-time, part-time, or staying home. Please join us as our speaker, Terri Coe, leads us through our “Spiritual Types” Tuesday, October 9 in the Parlor from 6:30-8:30PM. Free childcare provided by emailing reservations by the 1st of the month to email@example.com. ••• Hannah Circle will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, SeptemberMay. Mothers of young children in need of an evening circle are welcome to join us too. For more information or to receive updates from Hannah Circle, please email Betsy Amirhamzeh and Regan Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October, we will turn our attention to social justice issues impacting women and children around the world. As we've done previously, we have two reading selections and encourage everyone to pick the one that most interests them, or read both if time permits. We will be discussing the following: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wodunn, and The True Cost of Low Prices: The Violence of Globalization by Vincent Gallagher. We will be meeting on Monday, October 22 from 7-8:30PM in the Parlor. Newcomers are always welcome. Childcare is available with one week's advance reservation. For information, contact Jennifer Todd at email@example.com.
Mary Magdalene Circle will meet in W125 (just inside entrance #4 on the west side of the church) on Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-8PM. A light snack is served with every meeting. Our program for the evening will be from a volunteer from Ovar’coming Together. She will be giving us a presentation regarding ovarian cancer awareness. The group also provides support for those impacted by ovarian cancer. Please plan on joining us for this women’s health meeting. ••• Mary Magdalene Circle membership is open to all women of St. Luke’s. If you have any questions, please contact co-chairs Jolynne Wilhoit at 403-2462, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Chambers 696-5965 or email@example.com.
New Life Circle
Attention single women... Come to New Life Circle on Tuesday, October 16 at 7PM in the Spiritual Life Center for "The Power of Laughter to Entertain, Heal, and to Make New!" Rev. Mary Rudy, inspirational speaker and author, will explain how mixing the healing power of laughter with spiritual references can become a life changer. These spiritual blessings appear when you make a conscious effort to improve your sense of humor by exercising your “laughter muscles” daily. (It actually does tone your muscles!) Let’s learn how to improve our likeability rating (it's election time, don't you know). Start here. Start now. Bring a friend and join us for this special evening of inspiration and connection. Please come early at 6:30PM to help assemble Halloween party boxes for the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home. For additional information, call Nancy at 341-5032 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy at 334-7821. New Life Circle welcomes single, divorced, and widowed women of all ages.
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White Cross Guild
Our next meeting takes place Monday, October 15 at 1PM in the church Parlor and will consist of a special devotional, a light snack, socialization and a program. The program this month will be speaker Justyn Hindersman. She will be presenting a program on quilts and quilting patterns. Please bring a friend. Sarah Circle is a perfect group for any woman who wants to meet during the early afternoon and who would like the opportunity to meet other women of St. Lukeâ€™s, work on mission projects, and to enjoy a time of spiritual growth.
White Cross Guild provides volunteers to participate in activities supporting Methodist Hospital. Meets at Methodist Medical Plaza, 151 Pennsylvania Parkway (103rd/Meridian) in the first floor community room. They meet the 2nd Monday of each month from 9AM-2PM (next meeting: October 8) to prepare gauze squares used in surgery (bring your lunch). Contact Marguerite Moehn (873-1956) or Barb Querry (879-0543).
YOUTH MINISTRIES Register for any event at www.stlukesumc.com/youth. OUR MISSION: To welcome all youth and families into loving, Christ-centered
relationships where they can get in tune with God's amazing love and be empowered to transform the world!
NEW! Sunday Morning Options: Many of you gave your feedback from our youth ministry survey at the end of the year, and we've listened. Starting this fall we are going to have 9:30 and 11AM options for both Jr. High & High School students. High school will meet in the Lodge at 9:30AM, and Starbucks at 11AM. Our 9:30AM group will work their way through books of the Bible and stories in the Bible with games and discussion, much as they have done in the past. The 11AM Starbucks group will have discussion based around the sermon theme each week. Both students who do attend a church service and those who do not will enjoy these conversations about applying our faith to the world around us. Jr. High will continue to meet at 9:30AM at the Lodge for Confirmation and grades 6-8. They will also have a connecting option that works its way through a fun book or study at 11AM located at the Lodge. See all the times and topics in the Youth Extra section at the back of this publication.
Communication Changes We are trying to maximize efficiency and effectiveness with our communication to teens and parents. Because of this, there are a few changes you should note. 1.) Confirmation parents will receive a weekly email about verses for the week and topics, makeup lessons, service opportunities and ways to connect. 2.) All other Jr. High and High School parents will receive their updates through a monthly parent newsletter that is comprehensive for the upcoming month, not through weekly updates. Our hope is that this way you will have one reference point per month to look at for dates, times and details.
OCTOBER YOUTH EVENTS:
Pumpkin Sales Youth will be unloading a semi-truck of pumpkins in the church parking lot on Wednesday, October 3 after school. Students will be raising money to attend activities, retreats and mission trips. Funds raised will help students serve in Shipibo villages in Peru, Green Bay, WI, Benson Harbor MI, and locally. Keep your eyes open for our pumpkin sales throughout October.
Jr. High Hayride On Saturday, October 27, we will be taking a bus to Russell Farms in Noblesville for a hayride, corn maze, bonfire, s'mores, and games. Meet at the church at 5:30PM and return by 9PM. Cost is $10.
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The following is a listing of essential info and on-going classes/events.
HOURS: St. Luke’s office is open 8:30AM-5PM Monday-Friday. Our Prayer Chapel (located inside Robertson Chapel next to the Spiritual Life Center) is available for silent prayer and meditation when the church is open. A pastor is always on call in case of emergencies; call 846-3404 to leave a message after hours.
E-MAIL: Need to email someone on our staff? Easy. Our email is our last name followed immediately by first initial, followed by @stlukesumc.com.
IN GENERAL: When you need something, our outstanding front desk staff can direct your call to the appropriate person. But here are some tips for some of the most frequently requested information: I NEED
Adult Class Registration
Childcare Needs for Meetings/Events (charges may apply)
Member Care/Death/ Mary Katherine Schnitz Stephen Ministry Request/Hospitalization Membership/Births/Address/ Phone Change
Reserve a Room/Request A/V
Beth Lammers or Carol Helmus
Weddings/Special Event Coordination
Sunday Worship Services with Rev. Rob Fuquay 8:15, 9:30 & 11AM, Sanctuary • Communion is served the first Sunday of the month at all three services and is available to all persons. • St. Luke’s Orchestra plays the third Sunday of the month. • Baptisms take place the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of every month. Parents must attend an orientation class in order to sign their child up for baptism. See www.stlukesumc.com/resoucecenter for details.
Family Fuel, First Sunday of each month. A fun, interactive worship service for elementary-aged children and their families to experience together. Led by Revs. David & Jamalyn Peigh Williamson. Taizé, Third Sundays of each month, 5-5:45PM by the baptismal font in the Sanctuary with musical community and Rev. Marsha Hutchinson. A service of peace and candlelight with silence, scriptures, prayer, and beautiful music.
Later@St. Luke’s, Sundays, 6PM in Robertson Chapel with Dr. Marion Miller. Come hear contemporary Christian, gospel and jazz music featuring the Later Band and Vocals, along with a challenging, thought-provoking message. Holy Communion served every Sunday. The Garden is an off-site satellite ministry of St. Luke’s providing non-traditional worship in a comfortable, casual setting. Dr. Linda McCoy, Pastor. The Garden at Beef & Boards: 8:15, 9:15 & 10:15AM every Sunday; music provided by The Good Earth Band. The Garden at Oak Hill: 9:30 & 10:30AM every Sunday; music provided by The Oak Hill Band. Rev. Stan Abell, Campus Pastor.
S U P P O R T I N G T H E M I N I S T R I E S O F S T. L U K E ’ S U M C
Inspirational Gifts, Jewelry & Books Conveniently located inside St. Luke’s UMC Sharon Holyoak, Manager Gift Registry Available
OASIS HOURS: TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
10AM - 2PM 9AM - 1PM
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ADULT EDUCATION & SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER New participants welcome!
A Listening Heart: Bible Study for Women with Young Children
Ongoing Meditation Group
2nd and 4th Mondays, 7-9PM in, E212. Childcare is available upon request. New members always welcome. For information, contact Alison Staley at email@example.com.
Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome to join in 1/2 hour discussion followed by 1/2 hour of Christian meditation. You will find support for your practice, new ideas and a community of others who welcome silence. Led by Merri Leffel, Mondays, 6:30-7:30PM in the Spiritual Life Center. No fee or registration.
Flo Hardy Bible Study 1st & 3rd Mondays, 9AM in the Spiritual Life Center. Join others in coffee, prayer, reading and discussion of selected Biblical texts...just like we did in the "good ole days!" (with occasional “non good ole days” videos). Led by Rev. Marsha Hutchinson.
Tuesday Afternoon Women's Spiritual Book Study This group focuses on non-fiction books with spiritual themes every Tuesday afternoon, 1-2:30PM in the Spiritual Life Center. Contact JoAnne Waeltz, 872-0895, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunrise Book Study Wednesdays, 7-8:30AM, Parlor. Start your day with friends, prayer, a good book, stimulating discussion and personal enrichment. Contact Betty Brandt at (317) 846-3404 or email@example.com.
George Vickery Men’s Discussion Group Wednesdays, 10:30AM at Shapiro’s (in Carmel). Discuss current events or the latest book of interest you have read. For more information, call Bob Waeltz at 872-0895.
Pastors’ Book Study Wednesdays, 10-11:30AM in the Parlor. Book discussions are led by a rotating group of pastors and leaders within the church. Each book selected is with the goal of interactive and insightful discussion about how faith is lived out and experienced in our lives on a regular basis. We welcome you to our fellowship to enjoy this relaxed format, stimulating conversation and thought-provoking topics.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30AM, The Forum at The Crossing. An off-site senior adult Bible Study. Led by Terri Coe, Mary Katherine Schnitz and several other St. Luke’s lay members.
Prayer Shawl Ministry Tuesdays, 1-3PM in W120. Prayerful volunteers who like to knit or crochet and love the fellowship of working together make prayer shawls for those needing to be wrapped in God’s healing love. New knitters welcome. Contact Helen Vriesman at 317-849-9417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Women’s Breakfast Fellowship Tuesday, October 16, 7-8AM, Luke’s Lodge. Donations appreciated; reservations helpful. Give yourself the gift of an hour! Gather with others for the sharing of personal and inspirational stories, exploring ways to strengthen our Christian witness in our professional spaces and giving support to one another as we continue along life’s journey. If you (and friends) are able to join us, please contact Joni Clark at email@example.com.
Studio 3 Art Ministry for Artists & Dabblers Anyone interested in building an art community at St. Luke’s is welcome to come spend the day (or a portion of the day) with other artists. Bring your favorite medium and plan to go out for lunch. Occasional field trips and pitch-ins too. Every Thursday, 9AM-4PM in C122. For information, contact Karen Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crochet Guild If you are interested in learning to crochet or enriching your crocheting experience, please come meet with other enthusiasts. Expect special charity projects and fellowship. Every 1st Saturday, 10AM-Noon in E107/109. No registration. For more information contact Edie Huffman, at email@example.com, or 228-0496.
Thursday Afternoon Book Study Thursdays, 1-2:30PM, Parlor. Starts September 6. Join this group to read and discuss a diverse selection of materials. The group also enjoys lunches, watching movies, field trips and celebrating birthdays. Class facilitator is Phyllis Bybee. For information, please contact Sylvia Forbes at 846-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Earth Community Thursdays, 7-8:30PM, Spiritual Life Center. This study discusses innovative and challenging spiritual books. Contact JoAnne Waeltz, 872-0895, email@example.com, for current title.
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES
Conversations Around the Scripture Sundays, 9:30–10:30AM in E105. All are welcome to join the discussion as we learn lessons of faith that can be applied to everyday living. For more information, contact Mollie and Brian Earnhart at 317-873-2406. Workbooks may be purchased in Oasis Bookstore.
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Healing Partners - Appointments Available
Sundays (except holidays), 9:30-10:30AM in the Parlor. Read, watch, and discuss contemporary and traditional books and videos, as well as some Bible study. We gather regularly for social activities. For information, contact Ann Townsend at 842-0464.
Stress, illness, grief or difficult life situations can cause imbalance in the body, mind and spirit. This Healing Process combines healing touch, relaxation and prayer to form a synergistic effect that can help bring you back to balance and wholeness through God’s restorative healing power. These sessions reenergize and relax persons to enable their own natural resources to deal with illness or injury. Process honors all faith traditions. Call 317-846-3404x442 for a daytime or evening appointment. No fee, donations appreciated.
“Being“ Discussion Every Sunday Morning Radio interviewer Krista Tippett hosts a provocative show about religion, meaning, ethics and ideas at 7AM every Sunday morning on FM90.1. Krista interviews authors, spiritual leaders, scientists, professors, political activists, storytellers and musicians. A group of interested listeners meets at 9:30AM every Sunday morning in the Spiritual Life Center to discuss that morning’s show. Never a dull moment! The show is available the prior Thursday at www.onbeing.org. Discussion is open to all.
New Perspectives on Sunday Morning Sundays, 11AM-Noon in E105. This class explores the work of religious scholars who are giving voice to reimagining the essence of Christianity. Bring your questions about the church, religion and faith to this non-judgmental conversation in search of alternative answers and paths to experiences of the Holy.
Aikido Training This discipline uses martial training as a means of character development rather than fighting prowess. Open to men and women. Come observe a class, or email through the Web site at www.indianapolisaikikai.org. Adult classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7-9PM, Saturdays, 8-10AM. All classes in N103/104.
Find SLC On Facebook For updated information about our programming, go to “St. Luke’s UMC – Spiritual Life Center.”
BODY / MIND / SPIRIT
“Pay What You Can” Happy Yoga Open to all, regardless of your finances or yoga experience. Find your strength and happiness through poses, breath and meditation. Taught by Carol Holden. Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30PM in N103/104. No registration or fee; donations appreciated. Bring a mat AND blanket.
Yoga for Stress Ending with a 15-minute guided deep relaxation, this class will help you gain balance, strength and flexibility in your body and peace and calm in your mind. All levels are welcome to join. A great way to start your day. Mondays, 7:30-8:45AM and 9:30-10:45AM, and Thursdays, 8:30-9:45AM, all classes in N101/102. Mondays, September 10-October 29, fee $96, and Thursdays, September 13-November 1, fee $96. Join anytime. Walk-ins/$15. Register and pay online, www.stlukesumc.com. Next session begins November 12 & 15.
CARE MINISTRIES Chronic Pain Support Group Monday, October 15, 6-7:30PM in N101/102. This is a support group for patients with all types of neuropathic and fibromyalgia pain and for their families and friends. No registration is required. Questions? Contact Dr. Meg Frazer at 844-2903 or margaret.L. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes Support Group Meets the first Tuesday of the month from 7-8PM in E212. THIS MONTH: October 2. This is a laidback, easygoing group open to learning and sharing through exercise, diet and prayer. Contact Debbie Allen Wagner at 796-2189 for information on regular meeting times.
Family Support Group Wednesdays at 6:30PM, October 10 and November 14 in the Conference Room. The group offers emotional and spiritual support for families who have a member abusing drugs or alcohol.
Adult ADD Support Group Third Thursday, October 18, 7-8:30PM in W125. St. Luke’s offers support for adults with ADD. For more information call Mary Katherine at 846-3404 x365.
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The Track: Now on Facebook and Twitter
3rd Monday of every month, 6:30-8PM in the Conference Room. THIS MONTH: October 15. For parents who have a child with a physical, mental or emotional disability. Register for childcare by contacting Sylvia Forbes. Leaders: Kevin & Hillary McCarley, 850-1637.
You can now "like" The Track on Facebook at St. Luke's UMC —The Track to get up-to-date information about everything happening in Children's Ministries. You can also follow The Track on Twitter@StLukesTrack, or text to 40404 and type “follow @stlukestrack” to receive tweets as text messages.
Knitters Needed The prayer shawl ministry would love to have some more knitters. You are welcome to join them on Tuesdays at 1PM in the church conference room. Or knit from home. For more information or details about the shawl dimensions, please call Helen Vreisman at 439-6347.
Care Committee If you know of someone, confined to their home or health care center, call Mary Katherine at 846-3404 x365. The Care Committee makes monthly visits.
PRESCHOOL & PDO Preschool Classes (9 AM-1PM) for three- to five-year-olds are offered in a safe and nurturing Christian environment. All teachers are experienced, qualified, well-trained and strive to maintain strong relationships with the children and their families. Preschool offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum where children may grow socially, creatively, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Children must be three years old by September 1, 2012 to enroll for the 2012-13 school year.
Parents’ Day Out
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES For Children’s Music information, please see the listing under Music Ministries on page xx.
The Track Registration
Classes (9AM-1PM) are offered for children ages 10 months to three years. PDO was established to provide parents of young children time for themselves on a regular basis. Children participate in structured play in a safe and nurturing Christian environment one, two or three days per week. Opportunities are provided for children to learn beginning social skills while having fun. Children must be 10 months old by September 1, 2012 to enroll for the 2012-13 school year.
Have you registered your children for Sunday morning small groups? You can register them online at www.stlukesumc. com/children/sundaymorning. If you have questions, email us at email@example.com.
New Check-In System We’ve launched a new computerized check-in system (CheckPoint) in Children's Ministries. Parents should register their children in this system in The Track area (East Passage). There are computer kiosks located across from the pager desk in The Track, and staff available to assist you. Once registered, the printer will produce a name badge for each child as well as a corresponding badge for the parent to use when picking up their child(ren). Parents who are missing their name badges will only be allowed to pick up their children by obtaining permission of the children's ministry staff. Volunteers will not release a child without a badge. The CheckPoint system will provide a greater level of organization during the check-in procedure, improvement in attendance data, and an increase in the efficiency of our overall administration. But most importantly, the automated system will heighten the overall security of children's ministry and increase parental confidence that each child is as safe as possible while within the walls of St. Luke's UMC.
COMMUNICATIONS Become a Fan Are you on Facebook? If so, are you a fan of St. Luke’s? Become a fan today—simply log onto our website (www.stlukesumc.com) and click the link on our home page to get to our Facebook page. Then click the “Like” button—just one more way to stay connected to everything St. Luke’s. We love to hear from you there too, but ask that you limit your postings to church-related events and topics, please.
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FELLOWSHIP Elderberries Euchre The next Elderberries Euchre parties will be held Saturday, October 20 and November 17 at 6:45PM in the Parlor. Please bring a snack to share. Contact Adra Wheeler at 253-4914 or 846-3404 with questions.
ReachOut ReachOut is a diverse and inclusive group within the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church community offering spiritual support and encouragement to GLBT persons. We strive to lead a life of service to others, achieve Christian maturity, and educate ourselves in matters of faith. Social and recreational activities are provided to promote an atmosphere where friendships can develop and a sense of acceptance and wholeness may be experienced. All are welcome. If you have questions about ReachOut, contact Mary Katherine Schnitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
H.U.G.S (Healing Under Group Support) This on-going group led by Rev. Marsha Hutchinson is for anyone who has lost a spouse or significant life partner. The group meets every Sunday in the Parlor at 2PM for fellowship, sharing and learning about the grief journey.
H.U.G.S. Dinner Out Sunday afternoons can feel lonely for those who have lost a spouse. Come anytime for Sunday dinner out with others in the group. McAllister’s (91st St.) at 4PM.
HOPE For any couple or single parent who has lost a baby to miscarriage, fetal demise, stillbirth, or early infant death due to genetic issues, S.I.D.S, or any other. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7PM in the Spiritual Life Center. For more information call Rev. Marsha Hutchinson, 846-3404 x315.
H.O.P.E. Memorial Garden
THE GARDEN Planning on making a purchase through Amazon.com? Visit www.thegardenonline.org and click on the Amazon logo. By using that Amazon search tool, The Garden gets a percentage back from your purchases without costing you an extra penny. It's that simple!
A memorial garden located on the west side of St. Luke's for any perinatal or infant loss. Plaques may be ordered by families to be engraved in memorial and mounted on brick garden wall. For information contact Rev. Marsha Hutchinson (846-3404 x315) or Marci & Jim Harenberg (705-0771).
Dad's Group For any father who has lost a young adult child to illness, accident, suicide, or other. The Dad's group meets every Tuesday at 7AM for light breakfast at the Hilton Indianapolis North Hotel, 8181 N. Shadeland, and Thursdays at 7AM at Denny's at I-65 / Greenwood Exit.
GREEN MINISTRY Green Ministry Leadership Team Our ministry leadership team meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Next meeting is October 10, 5:307PM in E213 and welcomes new people to the discussion. Please contact Sharon Chambers at sharon.chambers39@ comcast.net or 317-578-7502, or just show up.
Sometimes the pain of a significant loss needs the benefit of time before the idea of group support feels right. If you, or someone you know in your family, workplace or neighborhood would benefit from a one-on-one session of grief counseling, contact Rev. Marsha Hutchinson at hutchinsonm@ stlukesumc.com. Wholeness and health is the goal of working through loss; we hope no one considers doing it alone.
Grief Ministry Mentors If you have experienced a loss and are not ready for group support or individual counseling, but would like a supportive friend to talk about your grief journey, Grief Ministry Mentors might be for you. Sometimes just a phone call makes all the difference. There is no commitment or time table. Also, if you are someone who has gifts of compassion and empathy for those going through loss, consider becoming a Grief Ministry Mentor. For more information, call Rev. Marsha Hutchinson at 846-3404 x315.
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Blood Pressure Screening
Stop by C110 on Sunday, October 14, 9-11AM for a free blood pressure screening. Please refrain from smoking or caffeine thirty minutes prior to your screening. Sponsored the second Sunday of every month by St. Luke’s Health Ministries.
Rehearses Thursdays 7:30-9PM in E200. New members welcomed periodically throughout the season. Contact Member Chair Carol Tully at email@example.com or Director Mark Squire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LATER@ST. LUKE’S Hispanic Ministry Team If you have an interest in serving, empowering, educating and working with the Latino community of Central Indiana, please contact us. The Hispanic Ministry Team is making progress and we would love to have you join us. For more information, contact Dr. Marion Miller at email@example.com or 846-3404 x340.
MEMBERSHIP Become a Member St. Luke's encourages you to make a commitment to become part of our church family. Whether you've only started attending recently, or if you've been coming for years but never made your relationship with St. Luke's "official," we invite you to attend one of our Membership Coffees (tea, water and juice fans also welcome!). They are held the second Sunday of each month at 11AM in the Spiritual Life Center. Register online or by contacting Sylvia Forbes. Next dates are October 7 and November 4.
Rehearses Tuesdays at 7:30PM. This women’s choral group sings one Sunday morning a month. Membership by audition. Contact Director, Cheryl West, at westc@stlukesumc. com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taizé Musical Community Small vocal and instru-mental ensemble serving at monthly Taize service (5-5:45PM), rehearses one hour before each service. Contact Music Director Mark Squire at squirem@ stlukesumc.com.
St. Luke's Orchestra Under the direction of Bob Zehr, the Orchestra plays the third Sunday of every month at all three morning Sanctuary services, September through June. Rehear-sals are Thursdays, 7:15-9PM. Contact Margaret Spilker at email@example.com for more information.
Joyful Sound Rehearses Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM in E208, singing at the 8:15AM service twice a month. Contact Director Charles Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wesleyan Ringers Advanced ringers rehearse weekly on Wednesday, 6:30-8PM. Contact Director Mike Keller at email@example.com, for more information.
Joyful Rhythms An intergenerational handbell ensemble with flair! Rehearses Mondays, 6-7:15PM. For information, contact Director Marsha Coyner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S MUSIC If you would like to register your child in one of the following ensembles for the 2012-2013 season, contact Debra Nethercott, Children’s Music Director, at email@example.com or 846-3404 x329. All groups rehearse in E208 and/or E207, 2nd floor, East Wing.
Genesis Rehearses Sundays, 8:50-9:20AM Ages 3 ½ -5 by 9/1/12 Movement and music activities including ringing bells, playing rhythm instruments and singing sacred songs.
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Elementary Music Program
Fletcher Place Community Center
Rehearses Sundays, 10:25-11:30AM Rehearsals will not interfere with Family Fuel Grades K-5 Activities of this group include singing, movement and an instrumental program: Orff instruments and choir chimes. MUSIC ASSISTANT: Gay Talbert
Breakfast dates are and October 9, 11, 19, 23 & 30. Need donations of food, paper goods or cash to pay for these items. Be one of the people who have taken on the responsibility of providing a breakfast food item, for the month, all on their own. Contact Joe Kenny at 7050489 or jgkenny@ att.net for information or to volunteer. The following items are especially needed for the clothing store: infant, children and teen clothing, coats and suits–men’s and women’s, undergarments for all ages, men and women, all men’s clothing and bedding and towels. Dinner dates are October 15 & 24. Need volunteers to donate food items, cook and especially to transport and serve. See bulletin board in the hall between Robertson Chapel and Oasis Bookstore to sign up, or call Kay Horton at 253-9833 for information.
Middle School Choir Rehearses Tuesdays, 7:15-8PM Grades 6-8 An outstanding group of youth singers who participate regularly in worship services in the St. Luke’s Sanctuary. (Interested students should see Miss Deb for information.)
The Choristers Rehearses Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15PM Grades 3-8 (treble voices) A select group of singers, by audition only. (Interested students should see Miss Deb for information.)
Voice for Life Meets Tuesdays, 6-6:30PM This is a program of instruction for music theory, ear training, music history, church history and overall musical training. Participants can earn RSCM ribbons and medals. The program is open to any singer who participates in the Tuesday evening program—Middle School Singers and The Choristers. Interested singers, grades 3-8, from the community are also welcome.
Handbell Choirs Meets Sundays, 11:15AM-Noon Grades 3+ DIRECTOR: Donita Murphy-Sims
OUTREACH MINISTRIES Fox Hill Elementary Volunteer at Fox Hill Elementary school and experience the joy that so many other St Luke's members have. Your service to the students and faculty at Fox Hill will surely have a huge positive effect on the children you assist, but beware; you are likely to get more than you give. From LUKE 18:16 NIV..."But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Join the fun in serving at Fox Hill. Volunteer opportunities include direct tutoring, mentoring, and administrative help. Complete the volunteer form at www.stlukesumc.com/outreach/community/school or contact Tom Lange at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests for food at Fletcher Place have increased significantly and current supplies are low. The Food Pantry needs donations of oats, pasta and canned vegetables and fruits (low in sodium and sugar). Bulk quantities are acceptable and appreciated. These can be placed in drop boxes in the West Passage, please write Fletcher Place on the bags or boxes of items being donated. If a group in the church would provide one of the food groups on a regular basis, that would be very helpful. Volunteers are also needed in the thrift store, food pantry and GED preparation. Contact Larry Paxton at 873-2415 or email@example.com, or Karen Mann at Fletcher Place, 636-3466 x4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outreach, Inc. Our mission statement is short and simple: "Equipping and empowering homeless teens and young adults to exit street life.” We are requesting donations to purchase bus passes, GED materials, school supplies, text books, lunches, school uniforms, etc. Please make checks out to St. Luke’s and on memo line, list Outreach, Inc. ••• Our G.O.A.L. (Graduation, Occupation, Address, Lifestyle) Program supports at-risk students with a case manager who focuses on specific needs. Homeless students with no support system usually drop out of high school and stay trapped in the cycle of homelessness. Outreach developed a program to help homeless students graduate, get a job and change their life. We provide resources like advocacy, transportation to school, school lunches, textbooks, tutoring, a GED satellite classroom, even caps and gowns, help them find job openings and get transportation to interviews, assist in finding housing and helping with life-skills including budgeting and healthy living. As a result of G.O.A.L., over half of those graduating go on to college, vocational school or military service. For information, contact Jackie Reed at 332-6550 or email@example.com, or go to www.outreachindiana.org.
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Saws Wheelchair Ramps
SAWs builds wheelchair ramps for families in the community through labor and materials donations. Each week, we interview prospective families, survey their homes and construct two ramps. Your participation is both needed and appreciated to help us fulfill our goals. You need not have expert building skills to help contribute to the different aspects of each Saturday's ramp assembly! Contact Paul Snyder at 695-0585 or firstname.lastname@example.org to join this outreach that blesses many families and is hugely rewarding.
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30PM in E108. For more than 84 years Toastmasters International has offered effective ways to improve communication and leadership skills. Guests attend for free. For information, call Cathy Baker at 334-7821, or visit www.stlukes-singlestoastmasters.org.
Volleyball Volleyball meets every Wednesday at 6:30PM, and Friday at 6:30PM in the Great Hall. The cost to play is $2. For info, email Tim Adams at email@example.com.
SINGLES Sunday Lunch Bunch
Every Saturday morning at Eagle Creek (weather permitting), singles meet to hike at 10AM in the parking lot at 56th and Reed Road across from the Colts Training Center. No experience necessary, just a love of the outdoors. Hosted by David Kincaid. For more information, please email David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Sunday, 12:30PM. Feel free to join us at these locations on the below dates for some fun, food, and fantastic times! OCTOBER OCTOBER OCTOBER OCTOBER
7: Binkley’s—College/Kessler 14: Bravo’s—86th/Township Line Rd. 21: McAlister’s—96th/Meridian 28: Moe & Johnny’s—54th/College
Small Group Opportunity
St. Luke's Men's Basketball Open Gym
The Gathering—Sundays, 11AM in the Parlor. GROUP LEADER: Rev. Sandy Harlan (email@example.com) Currently studying Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth. New members welcome.
For adult basketball enthusiasts (16+) who are looking to play friendly pick-up games on Tuesday nights from 7:309:30PM in the Great Hall. Weekly emails are sent to confirm players for the week. Contact Chris Lemming at 595-8545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singles Ballroom Dance Lessons Dance instructor Olga Cansino will lead both a beginner and an intermediate level class. Register by contacting Linda McGlothlin at email@example.com or 846-3404 x306, attending the first night of class, or sign-up online on the Singles Ministry page. No pro-rated classes. Pay online in advance or with check/cash the night of class. No childcare provided.
Volleyball This coed sport plays on Monday evenings in the Great Hall September-April. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Play is competitive but friendly—no spiking or over-hand serves. For more information contact Brent Scott at 8759382 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $23/player.
Every Monday night in October. $35/person. Classes are held in the East Passage. INTERMEDIATE CLASS: 6:30PM, Waltz BEGINNER CLASS: 7:30PM, East Coast Swing
Fork, Knife, & Glass Fork, Knife, & Glass is a community group here at St. Luke’s for anyone who is single who would like to have dinner the third Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at 6:30PM at a local restaurant and enjoy conversations and laughs with other singles. Hosted by Armen Avakian. Our next event will be Wednesday, October 17, 6:30PM at P. F. Chang’s at Keystone at the Crossing. To RSVP, email Armen at aa737us@ yahoo.com or RSVP on Meetup.com.
UNITED METHODIST MEN Monthly Breakfast All men are invited to the United Methodist Men's monthly breakfast on the first Saturday of each month in Fellowship Hall at 8AM. THIS MONTH: October 6. We offer a hearty breakfast, fellowship, sharing and an interesting program. Come join us! We would like to get an accurate count for food planning, so please RSVP to email@example.com.
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Theology Unplugged Monthly Fellowship
Meet new friends and catch up with old ones during our monthly fellowship October 17 at 8:30PM. This evening will be a place for men to gather and share about life and faith in a relaxed atmosphere. We meet at The Rusty Bucket (1130 W. 86th St., just east of Ditch Rd.) the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Please contact David Gard at davidgard@ aol.com or 5018828 if you can make it. Or show up five minutes late. It's cool.
The Lodge, 9:30-10:30AM OCTOBER 7: Upside Down OCTOBER 14: Fall Break OCTOBER 21: Fall Break OCTOBER 28: Scary Stories SUNDAY MORNING OFFERINGS - GRADES 6-8
11AM-Noon, The Lodge TOPIC: My Future This is a new option we're offering for all students grades 6-8. This option has the same welcoming atmosphere as the earlier option, but a more chill approach. Small groups will have more time to get to know one another and dig deeper into discussion. Curriculum will be based on the age of the group that attends.
We invite students 6th-12th grade to join us on Sunday mornings and Sunday nights. We offer a wide range of environments to connect with students.
For information or event registration, stop by Luke's Lodge (the youth building in the NE corner of church parking lot), visit www.stlukesumc.com/ministries/ youth, or contact: Kevin Davis, Director of Youth Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org; 846-3404 x326 Stephanie Eft, Associate Director of Youth Ministry email@example.com; 846-3404 x369 Colleen Baumgartner, Interim Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Jr. High—Sundays Sunday mornings we invite all students in grades 6-8. Our Jr. High group is designed to connect students to each other and to God. We want all students to feel welcomed, and we encourage them to bring friends! Please check our weekly schedule to confirm youth meetings in the summer. For more information please check www.stlukesumc.com/youth. SUNDAY MORNING OFFERINGS - GRADES 6-8
9:30 -10:30AM, The Lodge TOPIC: Middle School Survival Guide! Teens can check out a fun, welcoming atmosphere on Sunday mornings at the Lodge. Come early for game systems, ping pong, foosball, air hockey & pool. After some social gathering time, we head to the chapel for a game, live worship, devotional and small groups. See you on Sundays!
WAKE UP DISCUSSION TOPICS FOR SEPTEMBER
9:30-10:30AM, The Lodge OCTOBER 7: Rahab OCTOBER 14: Titus OCTOBER 21: Nehemiah OCTOBER 28: Phoebe and Priscilla
Youth Group in Paradise 11AM-Noon at Paradise Cafe, 96th/Meridian This new Sunday morning option for high schoolers will be a fun, laid-back discussion group that mirrors the church service sermon themes each week. Whether students attend a church service or not, they will be able to come here for honest and open discussion around the topics our whole church is contemplating each week. Join us for food, coffee, or just to hang out and discuss how our faith applies to our everyday world.
Sunday Nights Live In Tune Youth Ministry Jr. High (6-8 grade) 6-7:30PM in the Great Hall Sunday nights for Jr. High have changed this year as we seek to find better ways for students to connect. We will begin in the gym and or outdoors with fun activities, an ice breaker and then move to the Lodge for a brief lesson followed by small group time. Sunday nights will work like “overtime” from Sunday morning. Questions about faith, about the Bible, life and lessons that we are learning in the morning will be addressed in the evening. Invite friends, and look out for some fun activities!
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Sr. High 6-7:30PM, the Lodge Each week's meeting will include plenty of hangout and game time, an icebreaker-type activity to get things started as a group, worship led by our live youth band, a short message from an adult leader or student volunteer, and small group discussion time. OCTOBER 7: Back to Basics—Welcoming Others OCTOBER 14: Back to Basics—Staying on the Path OCTOBER 21: Back to Basics—Pressing On OCTOBER 28: Back to Basics—Keeping the Fun in Faith
College-Age Ministry & Facebook Group If you are college age and would like to connect with others in this group, or keep up to date, check out our Facebook group, “St. Lukes UMC - College Students.”
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