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This year’s dates are: JANUARY 13—Rev.
Rob Fuquay JANUARY 20—Dr. Kent Millard JANUARY 27—Rev. Marsha Hutchinson FEBRUARY 3—Dr. Carver McGriff FEBRUARY 10—Dr. Linda McCoy
Sundays in the South Once again, St. Luke’s members and friends can attend their home church away from home, in the sunny climate of southwest Florida. Come worship at North Naples United Methodist Church in Naples, Florida on six Sundays at 11AM with other St. Luke’s folks. Many thanks to the staff and congregation of North Naples UMC for extending this hospitality to us year after year.
COMMUNION St. Luke’s Night at Butler Enjoy an evening of fellowship with other St. Luke’s members as we cheer on the Butler Bulldogs v. the Temple Owls at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday, January 26 at 6PM. To get discounted tickets and sit in the St. Luke’s section, go to www.stlukesumc.com and click on the link to our order site. In addition to a night of great basketball, after the game you’ll have an opportunity to get a photo taken on the court with the Butler mascot, and kids ages 3-12 can participate in a Knockout game as part of Butler’s Youth Basketball Day. The deadline to order tickets is January 10 to sit with the group, so order yours today! Questions? Contact Sloan McCord at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Williamson at email@example.com.
Picturing St. Luke's Future The St. Luke's Visioning Task Force announces two exciting opportunities for you to learn more about the vision for the church over the next five years, and to share your input and feedback. Specifically, we'd love to garner more insight from our younger members, so we're calling on all 20s, 30s and 40swe want to hear from you! All are welcome to join us for one or the other of the following sessions: Thursday, January 17, 5:45-7:30PM. Dinner will be served at 5:45 and the program portion will begin at 6:15. Sunday, January 20,12:15-1:45PM. Lunch will be served at 12:15, and the program portion will begin at 12:30.Young families, bring your children along to eat and enjoy free childcare! RSVP to Heather Hilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-846-3404 x327.
Youth Pizza Sales—DETAILS PAGE 14
Hospitality Workshop Saturday, January 26, 9AM-3PM Mark Waltz, international speaker, author and associate pastor at Granger UMC, will lead our Hospitality Workshop. Mark has written First Impressions: Creating a Wow Experience in Your Church. He is funny and entertaining and will give us all a fresh look at our church. The event is FREE and open to everyone who is interested in upping the hospitality ante at St. Luke's to wow! levels. For more information, please contact Mary Katherine at 846-3404 or schnitzm@ stlukesumc.com. To register for the event or childcare, please contact Sylvia Forbes at 846-3404 or email@example.com, or register online at www.stlukesumc.com.
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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 January through mid-February 2013. The deadlines for submitting announcements for the 2013 COMMUNION MONTHLY: January 7 for February issue (publishes 1/27) February 4 for March issue (publishes 2/24)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave them in her mailbox in the main office. Notices of births, deaths and weddings should be given to Sylvia Forbes (email@example.com 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 Tough Faith Questions Sermon Series You picked the topics—now don’t miss a Sunday beginning January 6-February 10 when Rev. Fuquay will address some of the questions of faith that often cause us to stumble. Visit our website to see which questions will be addressed each Sunday, and invite someone who may also struggle with these questions to attend church with you.
UPCOMING LENTEN OPPORTUNITY
The "I Am" Sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of John REV. FUQUAY’S LENTEN SERMON SERIES St. Luke's will be having over 50 small groups for you to join that will meet in homes, church or restaurants weekly during Lent to discuss the Sunday messages. Plan now to host or join a small group! You won't want to miss this rewarding, faith enriching experience. It all starts on Ash Wednesday, February 13. We will conclude on Easter Sunday, March 31. Look for more information on our website and in upcoming Sunday worship guides.
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ADULT EDUCATION To pre-register for a class, go to www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/classes, or contact the church office at 846-3404. Oasis = Oasis Bookstore and Gift Shop located inside St. Luke’s.
Engage Your Elected Representatives
Women’s Bible Study
The New Perspectives class invites you to write a letter to at least one of your local or national elected representatives as the 2013 legislative sessions begin. You might encourage him/her to seek active listening and civil conversation in all their interactions with colleagues and constituents. Paper, envelopes, addresses, sample letters and stamps will be provided. We will help you find out who your national and local representatives are. Write your letter as a way to live out your faith in the public arena. West Passage, following all morning services for the month of January.
Be Comforted: A Study of the Book of Isaiah
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 8-February 28, 7-8PM in C122 (Tuesdays) and E213 (Thursdays). Childcare available upon request. Later@St. Luke’s and St. Luke’s Hispanic Ministry Team partners with St. Luke’s Adult Education to present “Spanish Together.” The approach to class sessions is very conversational as individuals learn what’s needed to talk with those with whom they come in contact. There are no prerequisites; however, please pre-register via the website, www.stlukesumc.com, or by emailing class leader David Clapp, International Director at Wabash College and St. Luke’s member, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Café Conversation America’s Prophet: Moses and the American Story Wednesdays, January 9-February 27, 9:30-11AM in E105. In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler travels through touchstones in American history and traces the biblical prophet's influence from the Mayflower through today. He visits the island where the pilgrims spent their first Sabbath, climbs the bell tower where the Liberty Bell was inscribed with a quote from Moses, retraces the Underground Railroad where "Go Down, Moses" was the national anthem of slaves, and dons the robe Charlton Heston wore in “The Ten Commandments.” Meticulously researched and highly readable, America's Prophet is a thrilling, original work of history that will forever change how we view America, our faith and our future. Book available in Oasis Bookstore. Led by Dr. Marion Miller, St. Luke’s Associate Pastor.
Wednesdays, January 9-April 10, 1-2PM in E105. Isaiah is sometimes referred to as a miniature Bible with regard to its structure. It has 66 chapters just as the Bible has 66 books. There are two divisions within Isaiah—39 chapters in the first and 27 chapters in the second. It is said that the prophet Isaiah is quoted in the New Testament more than all other prophets combined. Why is this? Could it be because Isaiah identifies God as sovereign over creation and history, as holy, as judge and redeemer? Could it be because he writes of a servant through whom God’s redemption will come? Could it be because he envisions the hope of God’s people in a world that needed God’s message— both then and now? Let’s explore and discover what ageless truths are available for our faithful living today. Led by Terri Coe, St. Luke’s Director of Adult Ministries.
Fast Track – Old Testament
Two options, both classes childcare available upon request.
• Wednesdays, January 9March 27, 6:15-7:30PM in C123 LEADER: Kathy Armington, St. Luke’s Member • Thursdays, January 10March 28, 10-11:30AM in E105 LEADER: Doris Hauck, St. Luke’s Member
Disciple Bible Study I is a life-transforming class that offers an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The Fast Track is a condensed version of the traditional 34-week Disciple class. It is reduced to 12 weeks for the Old Testament and 12 weeks for the New Testament. No previous Bible knowledge is needed. A strong commitment to 20-30 minutes of Bible reading each day is needed. (Reading is also available on audio CDs so you can listen instead of reading.) You will need to purchase a Disciple I Study Manual (red cover). A study Bible is also needed. At the end of this class, you will understand the flow of the Old Testament. Disciple I Fast Track—New Testament, the second half of this class, will be offered in late August through November. Study materials available in Oasis Bookstore.
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Religion and Science: Is it Possible to
Discover Your God-Given Gifts
Take Science Seriously and Still Be A Christian?
Choose one of four two-week options in 2013: • Wednesdays, January 16 & 23, 7-8:30PM • Sundays, March 3 & 10, 10:45AM-12:15PM • Mondays, February 4 & 11, Noon-1:30PM • Mondays, April 22 & 29, 7-8:30PM
Sundays, January 13-March 10, 10:45AM–Noon in E213. This video series is hosted by Francis S. Collins, Director of The National Institutes of Health and the former Director of The Human Genome Project who has authored the best-selling book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. Additional contributions are made by sixteen scientists and theologians, including two Nobel Laureates. Topics 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; Genetic Science and the Frontiers of Ethics, and, Creation Care. Class facilitated by Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries, and Dr. Steven Elliott, St. Luke’s Member.
Sensible Shoes Tuesdays, January 15-February 26, 7-8:30PM. Childcare available upon request. Sensible Shoes, a novel by pastor and spiritual director Sharon Garlough Brown, tells the stories of four women who become fellow travelers participating in a sacred journey at New Hope Retreat Center. Their stories invite the reader to travel with them as they experience self-discovery, healing and transformation and draw closer in their relationship to God and each other. Chances are, you will see your own story resonating with the lives of Meg, Hannah, Charissa and Mara as you read and then reflect through journaling and practicing other spiritual disciplines. If you're looking for a way to grow your faith at the beginning of this new year, pack Sensible Shoes for your journey and join us. Book available in the Oasis Bookstore. Led by Bev Gallagher, St. Luke’s Member.
Understand the work of the church and the importance of your role within it. Discover your God-given gifts. Connect your gifts with your passion. Learn ministry opportunities. Discern where you can make a difference through your service. Participate in a commissioning experience. Class facilitator is Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries.
Why the Conflict? Seeking to Understand the Israeli / Palestinian Tension Sundays, February 17 & 24, March 3 & 10, 6:30-8PM, room TBA. In light of recent fighting and the UN's endorsement of the Palestinian Authority to non-member observer state, this age-old conflict is once again a topic of conversation among many. Questions are raised as to why the conflict began, how it relates to Biblical history and Christianity, Judaism and Islam today. Is peace and well-being possible for all? Join former St. Luke’s senior pastor Kent Millard and other community leaders as they help us sort through the various issues of concern.
Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit: Chartered Bus Day Trip Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH. Saturday, February 16, 8:30AM-5:30PM. $45/person includes transportation, museum with audio tour, snack (lunch NOT included). Register at www.stlukesumc.com/adultministries In 1947, a shepherd stumbled upon a hidden cave along the shore of the Dead Sea. Concealed inside were ancient scrolls that had not been seen for 2,000 years. Now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, they are considered among the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries. Many objects in this exhibit include remains of religious articles, weapons of war, stone carvings, textiles and beautiful mosaics, along with everyday household items such as jewelry and ceramics. Lunch will be at the Montgomery Inn: Boathouse on the River. For more information, please contact Terri Coe at 846-3404 x308 or email@example.com. Limited seats available.
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2013 INTERNATIONAL ADULT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES The St. Luke's Adult Travel Ministry announces two new trips for 2013. Both trips include round trip airfare, all local transportation, four-star hotels, daily breakfasts and some additional meals. The cost will be approximately $3000/person (double occupancy). The trip is being organized and led by Bob Zehr through Travel to Remember. An information meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20 at Noon. For more information or to place your name on the list, email Bob Zehr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See page 6 for information on The Garden’s Ireland & Scotland trip opportunity.
Holy Land with Rob and Susan Fuquay
Normandy and Paris
September 16-25, 2013. This will be a special opportunity to visit the historical and spiritual sites of the Holy Land with our Senior Pastor Rob Fuquay providing the context and spiritual leadership. We will visit Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, stop at the Mount of the Beatitudes and then travel down the Jordan River to the Dead Sea, where will make a stop at the impressive site of Masada. On our way to Jerusalem, we stop at Qum Rum and then spend a day in Bethlehem, visit the Garden of Gethsemene, Wailing Wall, the Via Delorosa, the Holy Church of the Sepulcher and end our week at the traditional site of the Garden Tomb.
with Dr. E. Carver & Marianne McGriff August 20-28, 2013. After leading groups from St. Luke's to the shores of Normandy, France in 2011 and 2012, former St. Luke’s senior pastor Dr. Carver McGriff has once again agreed to lead a group through the historical sites of the Normandy Invasion. We will stay for five nights in Bayeux, France and visit Utah and Omaha Beaches, as well as very personal locations where Carver served following the invasion, including the very spot where he was wounded in an artillery attack. We end the visit with a meaningful stop at the American and the German cemeteries. Also included is a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel (a UNESCO world heritage site) and Giverny, to visit Monet's home and gardens, and will conclude with two nights in Paris.
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.
January at The Track Our virtue for January is DETERMINATION—deciding it’s worth it to finish what you’ve started. Our lives are like a big Amazing Race, and when we practice determination, we can be the one who goes the distance and finishes strong. This month’s memory verse is “Let us keep on running the race marked out for us,” HEBREW 12:1. When God asks us to do something, God is often guiding us step-by-step in a certain direction that we may not even see or realize. Our determination to be the one who follows God leads us closer to the good things God has in store for us!
January at the Mini-Track The kids will be learning “I can talk to Jesus.” Their memory verse is “Continue praying, keeping alert, and always thanking God.” COLOSSIANS 4:2
SAVE THE DATE!
This trip will have a special added attraction as Rev. Fuquay will be using this opportunity to video segments to be used as supplementary material to future Disciple study classes. Those on the trip will get a preview, and in some locations, be part of the taping.
IMPACT Parenting Conference 2013
February 23, 2013, 9AM-1PM. Be an adult who makes a difference in the life of a kid. Kids have an innate need for adults who will cheer for them, pray for them, see the best in them, and support them through both words and deeds. That’s why we’re thrilled to have Dan Webster, author of KidUnique, join us as the keynote speaker for our annual parent conference. Come explore the truths and principles that Dan has helped parents and leaders across the country put into practice to help kids discover who they are so they can win in life. This half-day learning experience will also include breakout sessions led by local experts on a range of topics affecting family life. Register online at www.stlukesumc.com/impact. Childcare provided.
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Commission on Children’s Ministries
Plan Your Summer Calendar!
COCM is a group of individuals, diverse in age and talents, who support the Children’s Department by coordinating and organizing four-six major events throughout the year that serve and celebrate the children of St. Luke’s and their families. The commission meets monthly to plan and prepare for upcoming events and also fellowship with each other and members of the Children’s Ministries team. If you’re looking for a way to support Children’s Ministries outside of Sunday morning, we invite you to consider joining this commission in 2013! For more information, please contact Amy Myhand at email@example.com
Children’s Ministries will be offering two amazingly different yet equally exciting options for your children this summer. Save these dates on your family calendar: July 8-12, 2013. Daycamp. We will partner with Spring Hill Camps to make St. Luke’s a site for their daycamp. If your child has competed K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade, then they are in for an amazing adventure. Look for more details soon. In the meantime, you can visit www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp. July 22-26, 2013. Summer Splash (St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School) brings fun and excitement to children three years old through rising 4th graders. Youth and adults can volunteer in a variety of different ways to make this the best week of the year for all involved. If there’s a specific role you’d like to volunteer for this year, please contact Amy Myhand at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDREN’S PRESCHOOL & PDO For information regarding openings for the current school year or to register for the 2013-2014 school year, call 844-3399 or contact Mollie at email@example.com or Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Weekday Preschool & Parents’ Day Out Registration • RETURNING FAMILIES REGISTRATION: January 7-18 • CHURCH FAMILY REGISTRATION: February 4, East Passage from 9:30-10:30AM • COMMUNITY FAMILY REGISTRATION: February 4, East Passage from 10:30-11:30AM
Parents’ Day Out
Classes (9AM-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 3 years old by 9/1/2013 to enroll for the 2013-2014 school year.
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. Opportunities are provided for children to learn beginning social skills while having fun. Children must be 10 months by 9/1/2013 to enroll for the 2013-2014 school year.
FAMILY MINISTRIES Marriage Enrichment Marriage is a journey, and the Marriage Enrichment weekend being offered by St. Luke's is designed to enrich that journey. This workshop is an exploration into the positives in a marriage: a guided growth experience. Both in a group and privately, husband and wife are led through a sequential set of communication exercises. This sequence creates learning experiences in which participants are enriched through personal growth. Marriage Enrichment is taking place the weekend of March 8-10, 2013. Cost is $325/couple, which includes two nights stay at the Artists Colony Inn in Nashville, Indiana, breakfasts both mornings, Saturday dinner, and all workshop materials. A $75 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and spaces are limited. Contact Jason Bick at 845-9747 or email@example.com for more information. Sponsored by St. Luke’s United Methodist Men.
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See the Elderberries regular There will be no Elderberries regular gathering in January. The Elderberries monthly gathering monthly events, including for February will be Thursday, February 7 at 12:30PM (please note time of day change). There two new regular opportunities will be a catered lunch in Fellowship Hall at a cost of $10/person. This price covers both on page 19 lunch and our program. Please call Adra for reservations at 253-4914 or 846-3404. Our luncheon program will feature David Best portraying Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Best is a 1950 graduate of Harvard. He was a member of the adjunct faculty at IUPUI for 17 years before retiring in 1999 as an associate professor. As an avocation he presents one-man shows as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. He is known locally and nationally for these presentations before groups ranging from kindergartners to attendees of national conventions.
Tired of sitting at home with nothing to do? New to Indy and just don’t know anyone or where to hang out? Our fellowship nights are designed to get you out of your house, engaged with other young adults, and show you all that Indy has to offer. We take in concerts, dinners, movies, bowling, putt-putt, local one-time gigs, and much more! So if you’re looking for a place to connect, here’s your opportunity. For more information about our next event, email staff member Terri Coe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE GARDEN Ireland/Scotland 2013 Linda McCoy, pastor of The Garden, is leading a group of travelers to Ireland and/or Scotland in 2013 to explore Celtic Spirituality. The group will visit places like Glendalough, Clonmacnoise, Knowth, Iona, and spend time in towns like Dingle and Galway, Oban and Edinburgh to connect with our ancient spiritual roots. If you are interested in receiving a tentative itinerary and learning more about the trip, please contact Linda at 846-3404 x344 or email@example.com, or Judy Tolley in The Garden office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-3404 x310.
GREEN MINISTRIES Awakening the Dreamer: A Call to Action for God’s Creation Are you concerned about how we’re treating God’s creation, including our fellow human beings and the natural world? Do you dream of a better world, one that’s environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just? Turn your dreams into actions! Join Amy Barnes for an Awakening the Dreamer Symposium featuring a multimedia experience that shows what is happening now in the world—both environmentally and in social justice issues—and what you can do to make a difference. January 26, 8:30m-Noon at Epworth UMC, 6450 Allisonville Road. Cost is $10, includes all materials and a soup lunch at Noon. Children’s program also available (preregistration required for children’s programs). Sponsored by Epworth UMC and Indianapolis Green Congregations (St. Luke’s is a founding member). To register, go to www.epworthindy.org. Amy Barnes is a member of St .Luke’s Green Team and the Chair of the Care for Creation Committee of the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church.
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Computer Collection & E-Waste Recycling Event
Thanks to people who have had home energy audits, the Green Ministry was able, for the first time, to provide 1400 paper dinner containers for use in our Thanksgiving Meals project. No more Styrofoam! The Green Ministry would like to encourage all people bringing plates and cups into the building to choose paper products or use the dishes and utensils in one of our kitchens.
St. Luke's will host a community computer collection drive and electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, January 5, 2013, 9AM-1PM at door #7 (rear of building). Donate your no-longer-used computer equipment to Wings for West Africa, a local non-profit that refurbishes and ships computers to schools in West Africa. Hard drives are professionally wiped and tax receipts provided. We are also accepting anything with a cord to be safely recycled by RecycleForce Inc. Everything with a cord must be recycled! For a complete list of what can be recycled at this event, go to www.stlukesumc.com. Tell your friends and neighbors! Fee is collected for TVs. Cans, bottles, cardboard and Styrofoam packaging also accepted.
HEALTH MINISTRIES Quarterly Blood Drive Please raise your sleeve to donate blood at our quarterly Blood Drive. The Colts are donating a Colts football that is laser signed by Jeff Saturday to each person who donates blood at St. Luke’s on Sunday January 8, from 7AM-1PM in W125, just inside Entrance #4. You can preschedule a specific appointment time on-line at www.donorpoint.org or you can just drop in that day to donate without an appointment. It is suggested that you pre-schedule an appointment online so we can get an idea of how many footballs we will need. Remember to: 1) Bring a picture ID 2) Bring list of your medications 3) Hydrate yourself with lots of fluid the day before and the day of your donation. 4) Eat a good healthy breakfast. Always eat foods that are iron rich. 4) 16 year olds may donate with a signed Indiana Blood Center Parental Consent Form, available at the Blood Drive, or you can print a copy off the website when you register. 5) Not sure if you’re eligible to donate? Go to www.indianablood.org or drop in the day of the Blood Drive and the Indiana Blood Center staff can answer your questions. A big thank you to all the donors who so generously shared their blood to save lives in October. Grab a friend or a relative and come donate. You'll have someone's undying gratitude.
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. JANUARY WORSHIP SERVICES: JANUARY JANUARY JANUARY JANUARY
6: Happy New Year! 13: Moving Forward 20: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 27: Faith and Leadership
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MEMBER CARE Membership Coffee
MUSIC MINISTRIES Resound the Glad Tidings: A Resounding Success
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 first Sunday of each month at 11AM in N101. Register online at www.stlukesumc.com or contact Sylvia Forbes at 846-3404 x343 or email@example.com. Childcare is available through placing your child in our Sunday morning childcare or other worship/small group options. UPCOMING DATES: January 6 and February 3.
On November 30 and December 1, the St. Luke’s Music Ministry undertook their annual Christmas Candlelight Concerts in the Sanctuary, filling the room with beautiful music, and celebrating the truly global message of God’s love through Jesus’ birth. The concert undertaking represents weeks of preparation, hundreds of hours of rehearsal, and high levels of commitment, faith and prayer! Much to the joy of the performers, the Sanctuary was filled for both performances—over 2500 in attendance—with noticeable growth particularly at the Saturday afternoon concert. At times the audience was surrounded by percussionists, handbell ringers and singers—truly surround-sound! Ensembles contributing to the concerts were the Chancel Choir, New Song, Children’s Choirs, St. Luke’s Orchestra, Wesleyan Ringers, Joyful Rhythms and musical guests, Circle City Ringers and the newly formed St. Luke’s Percussion Ensemble. The musicians were supported by the hospitality of an enthusiastic usher team, and skillful audio visual support from Jason Barnes.
As a part of the performance, a free-will offering was received, with proceeds being directed to the St. Luke’s Angel Tree project, the United Methodist Global HIV/AIDS Fund, and for the development of future concerts. Those attending the concerts were generous in their financial support, setting new records in giving of over $11,000. Thank you!
OUTREACH & MISSIONS WORLD MISSIONS TRIPS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Sierra Leone Trip
Calling all educators! Marty Hunsucker is leading a team to Sierre Leone from June 20-July 6 to train and teach good educational methodology. The training will be in two different primary schools with a total of 40 teachers. Your weekend of rest will be spent in Tiama. Cost of the trip is $3000 and a deposit of $1000 is due by March 1. If you have questions, please contact Marti Hunsucker at either 317-758-8427 or email@example.com.
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Refugee Assistance Ministry to Host Green Card Session for Refugees R.A.M. is sponsoring a session in January to teach refugees how to fill out the necessary forms to obtain their Green Cards. Refugees have come to our city at the invitation of the US government and Indianapolis. They are eligible to work and live here permanently, but they do need to complete the forms for a Green Card one year after their arrival. During our session, one "teacher" will give instructions for completing each line on the form. Volunteers are needed to work with each refugee to show them how to use the computer. The session will be on a Saturday morning (TBA) in January. This is once again a community-wide event. School officials, members of other churches, and Nora community groups such as Kiwanis have agreed to help. RAM is also always looking for donations of kitchen items, furniture, mattresses, and coats. There are so many ways to get involved with the refugees. Interested? Contact Cathy Kennedy at 418-5869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER To pre-register for a class, go to www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/classes, or contact the church office at 317-846-3404. 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.
SPIRITUALITY AND THE ARTS
St. Luke’s Writers’ Group Members of the group will be encouraged to discuss their specific interests and what’s important in their writing endeavors. Group members may bring a piece they are working on. Contact Donna Singleton at donna.singleton@ comcast.net for more information. 2nd Mondays, January 14 and February 11, 6:30-8PM in E107/109.
Indoor Open Labyrinth Walk Every Friday, 5-7PM, Fellowship Hall or N103/104. 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. In addition, there is a permanent indoor labyrinth painted on the floor of N103/104 (check schedule by door for availability).
PRAYER AND MEDITATION
Exploring Spiritual Practices This Lenten season, deepen your journey with the Mystery we call God by doing what Christians have done for centuries. You are invited to explore six spiritual practices with the goal of finding at least one that is helpful and meaningful for you. All are simple to learn and can be woven into your daily/weekly schedule. Expect one session on each of the following practices: Prayer, Guided Meditation, Silent Meditation, Labyrinth Walking, Journaling and Lectio Divina with a concluding session on Spiritual Types. Members of the Spiritual Life Center Commission will be your guides for this Lenten Journey. You may choose a Sunday morning, a weekday or evening class lasting one hour for seven weeks: February 3-March 17, Sundays (11AMNoon in the Spiritual Life Center), Monday evenings (7-8PM in C110), Tuesdays (Noon-1PM in E105). Registration is required (www.stlukesumc.com or 846-3404), please specify Sunday, Monday or Tuesday class. No fee.
BODY / MIND / SPIRIT Start the New Year with a Yoga Class
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. 7 Mondays, January 7-February 25 (omit 1/21), fee $84, and 8 Thursdays, January 10-February 28, fee $96. Join anytime. Walk-ins/$15. You can register and pay online, www.stlukesumc.com. Next sessions begin on March 11 & 14.
“Pay What You Can” Happy Yoga Open to all, regardless of 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.
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Some people find sitting meditation difficult. Here is an opportunity to meditate and be in motion too. Enhance your overall spiritual, mental and physical health, relieve stress, recover from illness, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation and reduce chronic pain. Taught by Amy Barr. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30AM, Luke’s Lodge, upstairs. No registration; cost is $10/session. Childcare available upon request a week in advance.
Movement, Play and Spirituality Movement: a spiritual practice, a path to clarity, a way to relax, a connection to others, a creativity enhancer, a window to the inner soul, a playful interlude. All that is required from you is the willingness to move and listen to the wisdom of your body, your heart and the others moving around and with you. This experiential class will explore movement, play and spirituality from a variety of traditions including Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms. Come ready to move and play with leader Amy Barnes, Life Coach and Therapist. Adults 18 to 108 are welcome. Every 2nd Sunday, January 13 and February 10, 4-5:15PM in N103/104. Registration suggested, donations appreciated.
UNITED METHODIST MEN
WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & RETREATS
Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture at the IMA
Meditation in Motion Returns
Jennifer Todd, IMA docent, will lead a tour of Beauty and Belief for our congregation. This exhibit features more than 250 objects—including calligraphy, ceramics, paintings, woodcarvings and textiles that not only address what defines Islamic art, but also offers an overview of Islamic culture throughout history (visit imamuseum.org for more information). Thursday, January 10, 11AM-Noon at the IMA. Entrance fee: $12, meet inside front doors. Registration required (limited to 16 people). Register at www.stlukesumc.com (search “beauty and belief”). Exhibit is available until January 13.
The United Methodist Men is a brotherhood of men, sharpening one another, growing in faith, learning to serve. "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." (PROVERBS 27:17)
Men's Monthly Breakfast
FREEDOM or Financial Peace University
All men are invited to the UMM’s monthly breakfast which takes place the first Saturday of every month, 8AM in Fellowship Hall. We offer breakfast, fellowship, and an interesting program. However, in January, we are meeting Saturday, January 12 to be part of a St. Luke’s leadership event. Come take part in a special worship service with St. Luke’s leaders, and hear Rev. Fuquay talk about the vision for St. Luke’s. If interested, please call Chris Bailey at 317-3068491 before 1/7. This will assist in planning for food.
A lot of you guys know that scene from “Braveheart” where William Wallace declares his FREEDOM from English oppression. Well, imagine being able to declare your FREEDOM from financial burdens in 2013! We will once again be sponsoring Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University classes. FPU is brand new for 2013, featuring a shortened class schedule (9 weeks vs. 13) along with brand new materials studying such topics as saving, budgeting, debt reduction, insurance and investing. You don't have to be in financial trouble to benefit from this course. The class will be on Wednesdays, January 23-March 20 in E107/109 from 78:30PM; childcare will be available upon request. There is a cost of $100 per family for materials and lifetime membership. Contact Jason Bick at (845-9747) or email@example.com for more information or to register.
Wild at Heart Think back to your boyhood: Remember the boyhood dreams that had you tracking dangerous villains, swinging swords and storming the castle? What happened to those dreams? Adventure is what God planned for you. Join us in discovering our Adventure to Live, our Battle to Fight and our Beauty to Rescue. God will help us fulfill the vision God has for our lives and how to be the man God wants us to be. We will use John Eldredge's book, video series, and current movie clips to guide our discussion. Join us on Wednesdays, January 16-March 6 from 7-9PM in the Spiritual Life Center. To register or with questions, contact Doug Staley at 714-0503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See page 6 for information on the 2013 Marriage Enrichment Weekend.
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A Father's Grace: A Circle of Dads Dealing with Divorce
Fish Fried, Money Raised, Time to Build
When one goes through divorce, everything changes. How does one parent when one can no longer be present with your child? What does "family" look like now? Where do you turn for support and guidance? Beginning in 2013, the UMM will be organizing a ministry entitled "A Father’s Grace" which will offer men tools and practices to cope the myriad of emotional and spiritual changes that occur through divorce. A Father’s Grace offers hope to end the cycle of isolation and to assist men in redefining who they are and how to do "family" while navigating the challenges of co-parenting. Led by Dr. Scott Sweet (LFMT, Centerpoint Couseling), January 24-March 14, Thursdays, 4:45-6PM. Please contact David Williamson at email@example.com for more information.
Remember the fish fry? Remember how we raised a bunch of money for a home in Haiti? Wanna come build it? Dave Williamson is leading a group to help a family in need of hope and a home. The dates will be February 3-10 (and yes, that does mean we'll fly out on Super Bowl Sunday, but should get to watch the big game at our hotel before flying into Haiti Monday morning!). Cost will be $900/ person plus cost of airfare (currently around $550), as well as cost of passport, immunizations, etc. Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Hospitality Workshop
UMW Cookbook “Leaving a Legacy”
—All Women of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
The UMW cookbook will continue to be available for purchase at all UMW events and by contacting Allison Flickinger at Allisonflickinger@yahoo.com. The cookbook, published in 2010, contains over 500 recipes graciously donated by St. Luke's members and their family and friends. Cost: $15, proceeds benefit various UMW missions.
Because you are the Face of United Methodist Women, you have a wonderful opportunity to attend the Hospitality Workshop being hosted by St. Luke’s on Saturday, January 26, from 9AM-3PM. As you have heard and read, Mark Waltz will lead the workshop. He has written First Impressions: Creating a WOW Experience in Your Church. United Methodist Women play an important role in providing a welcoming atmosphere to members and guests of St. Luke’s. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see a large representation of women attending this workshop? Being the friendly face that welcomes all attending St. Luke’s UMC either at church or out in the community sends a strong message of who we are. See details on the cover of this publication or online.
UMW Reading Group At our meeting on January 28, from 78:30PM in the Parlor, we will gather to discuss two selections related to immigration issues along the border between the United States and Mexico. As always, you may read one selection or both as your time permits. Our selections include: The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands by Margaret Regan and Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe. Childcare is available if requested one week in advance. New members and visitors are always welcome. For information, contact Jennifer Todd at email@example.com.
UMW CIRCLE MEETINGS: Open to all women
Eve Circle On Tuesday, January 8 we will have our annual white elephant gift exchange and will help spruce up the children's library. On Tuesday, January 22, we'll discuss ideas from Brene Brown's latest book, Daring Greatly, about how the courage to be vulnerable can transform the way we live, love and parent. You don't need to read the book to join us! ••• 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 evecirclechildcare@ yahoo.com. For more information regarding Eve Circle, contact co-leaders Diane Wade and Amy Nichols at evecircle @yahoo.com.
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Hannah Circle welcomes mothers of elementary, middle and high school students who are working full-time, parttime, or staying home. Join us in the Parlor for speaker Betty Brandt as we explore prayer. Make a prayer bracelet and walk the indoor Labyrinth on Tuesday, January 8 from 6:30-8:30PM. Free childcare provided. Please email childcare reservations by the 1st of the month to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hannah Circle meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, September-May. Mothers of young children in need of an evening circle are welcome to join us. For more information or to receive updates from Hannah Circle, please email Betsy Amirhamzeh and Regan Summers at email@example.com.
Mary Magdalene Circle Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-8PM in the Parlor. A light snack is served with every meeting. Susan Bennett and Phyllis Newtown, coordinators for United Methodist Women Inside, will be presenting a program to enlighten us of the work of UMW at the Indiana Women’s prison. This is a Central District UMW ministry at the Indiana Women’s Prison. More than 40 offenders come to the UMW meeting each month and participate in Bible study, devotions and a card-making session. UMW members also help with prison re-entry, which is an important aspect of the mission. Come and hear about this exciting and growing ministry that takes place at Indiana’s only maximum security prison for women. Mary Magdalene Circle membership is open to all women of St. Luke’s. If y o u have any questions, 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… Celebrate the New Year with New Life Circle! We will gather on Tuesday, January 15 at 7PM in the Spiritual Life Center for “Angels Among Us.” Do you love angels? What better time to remind ourselves that angels are with us all year, not just at Christmas and Easter! As we begin to plan our 2013 year, Rev. Mary Rudy, inspirational speaker and author, will gently guide us to include the angels in our dreams and learn to allow them to work for our benefit. Let’s celebrate who we are in Christ as we allow Divine Guidance to lead the way through the spiritual adventure of the New Year. Bring your favorite angel, if you wish. You won’t want to miss this inspiring evening! For additional information, contact Nancy at 341-5032 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy at 334-7821. New Life Circle welcomes single, divorced, and widowed women of all ages.
Sarah’s Circle’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 22 (please note the change of date) at 1PM in the Parlor. Our meeting consists of a devotional, a light snack, socialization, and a program. The program this month will be a special presentation and information by Charles Manning on the St. Luke’s organ. We look forward to you starting the new year off with the ladies of Sarah Circle. Please bring a friend. Questions? Contact Pat Amrhien-841-3873.
White Cross Guild
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: January 14) 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!
Youth Ministry Commission Meeting January 13, 12:15-1PM, Luke’s Lodge
Join the Team! Youth ministry is experiencing growth and we are looking for those who would like to use your gifts and abilities to serve. There are a variety of ways for you to get involved, whether it’s behind the scenes putting together college care packages, leading a small group, helping with a retreat, traveling the world with youth missions, or leading one of our areas in the Youth Ministry Commission. If you are interested in seeing what it would be like to serve teens in youth ministry, contact Kevin Davis at email@example.com.
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Youth Ministry Architects
MLK Day of Service
We value the youth of our church, and we are committed to building a sustainable youth ministry that is going to have a deep impact. That's why we are developing a game plan together. We have invited Youth Ministry Architects to visit us on January 18-20, 2013. (Learn more about them atwww.ymarchitects.com.) YMA will spend the majority of their time listening to a variety of groups within the church through focused listening groups. We hope to see participation in those groups from a broad spectrum of parents, volunteers, youth, and people who just love our youth. We want your insights, your frustrations, and your dreams to be heard.
Monday, January 21, 7:30AM-3PM
After spending two days in these listening groups (and taking copious notes), the YMA team will hunker down to write a report, sharing with us what they've heard about the youth programs—including assets and challenges—and where it seems that God might be taking us next. If you would like to be a part of this process and have your voice heard, watch for an email with online signups for listening groups in the next few weeks. All students who participate in listening groups will be entered to win a prize!
High School Weekday Small Groups We currently have two weekday small group opportunities for high school students. All high school girls are invited to come to a small group on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30PM at the Lodge. All high school guys are invited to come to a small group on Wednesdays from 6-7PM at Buffalo Wild Wings at 86th and Township Line Road. These groups are a great way to get to know each other, have a place of respite during busy weeks, and discuss your faith with peers. We hope your student will consider coming to check out a small group soon.
LOOKING AHEAD: FEBRUARY 10: Youth Ministry Commission Meeting, The Lodge, 12:15PM FEBRUARY 11: Jr. High Sky Zone Activity FEBRUARY 15-17: High School Winter Ski Retreat
Super Bowl Sunday Pizzas Pizza on Super Bowl Sunday is a given, so relax and let St. Luke’s Youth prepare your cheese, sausage, pepperoni, sausage and pepperoni, veggie, and supreme (pepperoni, green peppers, onions and mushrooms) handmade pizzas! Stop by the tables in the East and West Passages on January 6, 13, 20, and 27 to sample and order your pizzas, then simply pick them up after the service you attend on the morning of February 3. All of these 14 inch pizzas are $10; cash, checks payable to St. Luke’s Youth, and credit cards (minimum of two pizzas for credit card orders) are gratefully accepted. Out of town in January? Order online at www.stlukesumc.com (search for “pizza”). Proceeds help St. Luke’s youth pay for mission trips, retreats, and other activities.
Kalamazoo, MI FEBRUARY 23: IMPACT—Parenting with a
Purpose Conference at St. Luke’s UMC MARCH 17: Youth Silent Auction and Hire a Teen
benefiting teen mission trip to Peru
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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
New Earth Community
2nd and 4th Mondays, 7-9PM in, E212. Childcare is available upon request. New members always welcome. For information, contact Alison Staley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Flo Hardy Bible Study
Ongoing Meditation Group
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.
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.
Tuesday Afternoon Women's Spiritual Book Study The January book will be Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeons Journey Into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander. M.D. Dr Alexander is a neurosurgeon/Harvard Medical School professor who lived his life by straight science until he had a near-death experience. The book is about his struggle to reconcile his scientific past with his new-found spirituality. Every Tuesday, 1-2:30PM in the Spiritual Life Center. Contact JoAnne Waeltz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 317-872-0895 with questions.
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, 9:30AM 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.
Thursday Afternoon Book Study Thursdays, 1-2:30PM, Parlor. Join this group to read and discuss a diverse selection of materials. January’s book will be The Stonecutter’s Aria by Carol Faenzi. The group also enjoys lunches, watching movies, field trips and celebrating birthdays. Class facilitator is Phyllis Bybee. For more information, please contact Sylvia Forbes at 846-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES
Conversations Around the Scripture Sundays, 9:30–10:30AM in E105. United Methodist Pastor Martin Thielen was asked, “What’s the least I can believe and still be a Christian?” His thoughtful response became the basis of a book that helps us consider what matters most in a life of faith. Thielen begins his book entitled What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be Christian by identifying things we need not believe. He concludes the book with ten things he believes we need to understand about Jesus—his identity, priority, work, example, death, resurrection, legacy, and vision for the world. Thielen notes that a great benefit of these beliefs about Jesus is that they provide promising answers to some of life’s questions. Join with other St. Luke’s members and friends as we share our thoughts and dialogue about the various elements of faith that are important to us. The book may be purchased in the Oasis Bookstore. Led by Gary Chambers, Brian Earnhart, and Craig Overmyer, St. Luke’s Members.
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Sundays, 9:30-10:30AM, Parlor. If you’ve ever had a “bad day” join us for inspiration as we read the story of Marine Corporal Joshua Bleill. Through his story, One Step at a Time—A Young Marine’s Story of Courage, Hope, and a New Life in the NFL, we will follow his journey from enlistment to active duty in Fallujah, Iraq, through two years of rehabilitation needed because of severe injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle, to his job as community spokesperson for the Indianapolis Colts. Josh discovered that life begins when we embrace our bad days and keep going forward, one step at a time. Book available in the Oasis Bookstore.
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.”
“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, Parlor (until 3/17). 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. Current study is Religion and Science, see pg. 4.
CARE MINISTRIES Chronic Pain Support Group Mondays, 6-7:30PM in N101/102. No January meeting. 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. email@example.com.
Family Support Group Wednesdays at 6:30PM, January 9 in the Conference Room. This group offers emotional and spiritual support for families who have a member abusing drugs or alcohol.
Adult ADD Support Group
BODY / MIND / SPIRIT
Third Thursday, January 17, 7-8:30PM in W125. St. Luke’s offers support for adults with ADD. For more information call Mary Katherine at 846-3404 x365.
Healing Partners - Appointments Available
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.
3rd Monday of every month, 6:30-8PM in the Conference Room. THIS MONTH: January 14. 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.
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.
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Your life does matter! God says so and the Stephen Ministry agrees. Let's begin this new year together. Please contact Mary Katherine Schnitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-3404 x365 to be joined with your Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers are trained to confidentially meet with those experiencing confusion, difficulties, heartaches, loneliness and pain. Let this be the best New Year's resolution ever. Remember your life does matter!
We are now utilizing a 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.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES For Children’s Music information, please see the listing under Music Ministries on page 19.
Family Fuel January 6 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 (January is determination) 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.
The Track Registration Have you registered your children for Sunday morning small groups? You can register them online at www.stlukesumc.com/children/sundaymorning. Questions? email us at email@example.com.
The Track: Now on Facebook and Twitter 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.
Kids in Mission Twice a month, Pastor Jamalyn Peigh Williamson will lead Kids in Mission (formerly Mission Possible Kids) where kids will discover new and exciting ways to change the world around them. Open to elementary aged children (K-5th grade), Kids in Mission will meet the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings from 6-7:15PM in E107/109. Please contact Jamalyn at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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. If you’d like to volunteer on our team, email email@example.com.
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 There will be a Senior Citizen's luncheon held at the Riviera Swim Club at 11:30AM on Wednesday, January 9 at a cost of $7. Please make reservations with Adra Wheeler at 253-4914 by January 7. A free movie at the Movie Buff Theatre will be Friday, January 18 at 10AM. RSVP to Adra Wheeler, 253-4914. You must call Adra to get tickets. We are sorry the movie to be shown is not announced in advance. Our monthly Elderberries Euchre Party will be Saturday, January 19 at 6:45PM in the Parlor. Please bring a snack to share. Contact Adra Wheeler at 253-4914 or 8463404 with any questions.
Energy Audit Project Has Earned Thousands Through a special program offered by all the energy companies in Indiana, a skilled representative from Energize Indiana will come to your home, do a careful inventory and then leave a report and a box full of energy saving goodies. There is no charge and you are not pressured to buy anything. We have not heard one bad report about this program. The win/win is that St. Luke’s receives $25 for each audit to use in green projects around our facility. Please invite your friends, family and neighbors to take advantage of this opportunity too. Pick up a form in the main office, at the Recycling Center in Central Passage, or online at www.stlukesumc.com. Place the completed form in Betty Brandt’s mailbox. You will receive a call from Energize Indiana to schedule an appointment.
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. Parent Group This on-going group is for parents of young children living at home who have lost a spouse. Meets every Sunday, from 2-4PM in the parlor.
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GREEN MINISTRY Green Ministry Leadership Team Our ministry leadership team meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. NEXT MEETING: January 9, 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.
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 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).
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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.
Grief Counseling 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.
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 N101. Register online or by contacting Sylvia Forbes. Next dates are January 6 and February 3.
MUSIC MINISTRIES Chancel Choir 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.
New Song 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 email@example.com.
HEALTH MINISTRIES Blood Pressure Screening Stop by C110 on Sunday, January 13, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-3404 x340.
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.
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An intergenerational handbell ensemble with flair! Rehearses Mondays, 6-7:15PM. For information, contact Director Marsha Coyner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fox Hill Elementary
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.
Elementary Music Program 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
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
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.
Fletcher Place Community Center Breakfast dates are January 8, 10, 18 & 28. Need donations of food, paper goods or cash to pay for these items. Be one of the people that have taken on the responsibility of providing a breakfast food item, for the month, all on their own. Contact Joe Kenny at 317876-0645 or jgkenny@ att.net or Don Cochran at 317441-5658 for more information or to volunteer. Dinner date is January 23. Need volunteers to donate food items, cook and especially to transport and serve. See the bulletin board in the West Passage to sign up, or call Kay Horton at 317-253-9833 for more information. We need volunteers for the third Wednesday evening meal in December. Please call Don Cochran at 317-441-5656 or email email@example.com to assist and volunteer. The following items are especially needed for the clothing store: Infant, children and teen clothing, suits (men’s and women’s), undergarments for all ages (men and women), all men’s clothing, bedding and towels. With winter approaching winter coats (men’s and women’s) are especially needed. Requests for food at Fletcher Place have increased significantly and current supplies are very 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. Any donations can be placed in the drop boxes in the West Passage and be sure to write Fletcher Place on the bags or boxes of items being donated. If your Small Group is interested in providing any of these foods (for instance, fruits), contact Don Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are also needed in the thrift store, food pantry and GED preparation. Contact Karen Mann at Fletcher Place, 317-636-3466 x4 or Karen@fletcherplacecc.org to volunteer.
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SAWs Wrap Up
Fork, Knife, & Glass
Late last year, there was news coverage of a pair of disabled brothers who wanted to leave their home only to find that their aluminum wheelchair ramp had been stolen! SAWs worked with three TV stations and Home Depot to put a new ramp together for them, doing the design, prefabrication and construction in three days! That extra effort gave the brothers hope and freedom!
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, January 16, 6:30PM at Rusty Bucket on 86th St. just east of Ditch Rd. To RSVP, email Armen at email@example.com or RSVP on Meetup.com.
Our usual sequence of ‘referrals-interviews-surveys-design drawings-prefabrication-construction-finish routing and sanding’ is done over a much longer time. We always say that we stop in December and begin again in March, but that isn’t the way it works. We actually build as long as we can towards the end of the year, and start as soon as we possibly can in the new year! We are blessed with your support, as that is how we can continue SAWS’ work! Happily, we welcome your participation either via monetary contributions or volunteer time. Here’s to 2013 and many opportunities to provide freedom. Contact Paul Snyder at 695-0585 to join the fun.
Toastmasters Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30PM in N101/102. 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.stlukessinglestoastmasters.org.
Volleyball Volleyball meets every Wednesday at 6:30PM, and Friday at 6:30PM in the Great Hall. See the monthly schedule at www.stlukesumc.com/singles. The cost to play is $2. For info, email Tim Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SINGLES Sunday Lunch Bunch Every Sunday, 12:30PM. Feel free to join us at these locations on the below dates for some fun, food, and fantastic times! For more information, please contact Armen at aa737us@ yahoo.com or 298-8913. JANUARY JANUARY JANUARY JANUARY
6: Istanbul Restaurant, 86th & Ditch Rd. 13: Famous Dave’s, N. Michigan Rd & 86th St. 20: MCL Cafeteria, 86th & Ditch Rd. 27: Chili’s, Castleton Square
Small Group Opportunity
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 email@example.com.
SPORTS St. Luke's Men's Basketball Open Gym
The Gathering—Sundays, 11AM in the Parlor. GROUP LEADER: Rev. Sandy Harlan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently studying Dr. Amy Jill Levine’s video series on the Old Testament. 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 email@example.com.
Singles Ballroom Dance Lessons
Dance instructor Olga Cansino will lead both a beginner and an intermediate level class. Register by calling 846-3404, attending the first night of class, or sign-up online on the Singles Ministry page at www.stlukesumc.com. No pro-rated classes. Pay online in advance or with check/cash the night of class. No childcare provided.
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.
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY CLASSES—$45/person
Mondays, January 14 – February 25 (Skips 1/21), East Passage 6:30PM: Intermediate Level—Swing/Tango 7:30PM: Beginning Level—Rumba/Swing
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UNITED METHODIST MEN Monthly Breakfast
All men are invited to the United Methodist Men’s monthly breakfast on the first Saturday of ever month at 8AM in Fellowship Hall. We offer a hearty breakfast, fellowship, and an interesting program. See page 11 for information on a special January breakfast.
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! For more information please check www.stlukesumc. com/youth.
Theology Unplugged Monthly Fellowship
SUNDAY MORNING OFFERINGS - GRADES 6-8
Meet new friends and catch up with old ones during our monthly fellowship January 16 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.
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!
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Get Your Year Off to a Great Start Take time for yourself by attending UMW January Saturday Breakfast being held on January 12 at 9AM at Hotcakes Emporium. Ladies, we invite you to come and enjoy breakfast with other ladies. We discuss a variety of topics and laugh a lot! We look forward to sharing our goals for the upcoming year. Please contact Sandra Pirkle at 733-4183 or email@example.com.
Confirmation The Lodge, 9:30-10:30AM JANUARY 6: No Confirmation class, Christmas Break (Jr. High group will still meet at 9:30am) JANUARY 13: Explanation of the Gifts JANUARY 20: The Story (Part 2) - New Testament! JANUARY 21: Service Day, 8:30AM-3PM, cost is $5 for transportation JANUARY 27: Good News
Confirmation Parent Meeting Sunday, January 6, 10:45-11:30 am at the Lodge! Come join us for some doughnuts, bagels, coffee, updates and reconnection. This is a great time to receive new information and support from other parents and youth ministry.
YOUTH MINISTRIES 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
WAKE UP AT THE LODGE
9:30-10:30AM, The Lodge (upstairs) JANUARY 6: Faith Questions... bring your big questions about faith for the group to discuss! JANUARY 13: Faith Questions JANUARY 20: Faith Questions JANUARY 27: Faith Questions
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SUNDAY NIGHTS LIVE IN TUNE YOUTH MINISTRY Jr. High (6-8 grade) 6-7:30PM in the Great Hall Sunday nights for Jr. High has changed this year as we seek to find more ways for students to connect. We will meet in the gym and some students will choose gym activities, while other students will choose to go to a small room with board games and connection time. Following this time we will bring students together for an ice breaker, and then move to the lodge for Faith Questions. 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! Sr. High 6-7:30PM, the Lodge, doors open at 5:30 to hang out 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. All high school youth and their friends are welcome! Winter Kickoff, January 6, 6-8PM
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.”