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The Red Shirts Are Coming! 5th Annual Servant Day will take place on Saturday, August 3 Don’t miss the opportunity to join your St. Luke’s family in working together in the community. There are 8,760 hours in a year. This is an opportunity to spend just four of those hours in service to others, sharing God’s love while making new friends. The day will begin with breakfast in the Great Hall, followed by prayer and a rousing send-off, after which teams will be dispersed throughout Pike and Washington Townships. There will be service projects in and around St. Luke’s, at schools and daycare centers, and other community agencies. All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. There is something for everyone!
Sign-up tables will be in the Narthex on Sunday, July 14, and in the West Passage on the following two Sundays, July 21 and 28. You will also be able to sign up online at www.stlukesumc.com. Friends and family who are not members of St. Luke’s are welcome to participate. Sunday, July 28, has been designated Red Shirt Sunday. Everyone who has one of the red shirts that have been given out on previous Servant Days is encouraged to wear it. Let’s make this the biggest and most successful Servant Day yet!
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COMMUNION Painters Needed! We're giving our children's area a new look this summer, updating classrooms and hallways to create an exciting learning environment for kids. As part of this process, we'll need LOTS of volunteer painters! We'll be painting the weeks of June 24-July 5, July 15-19, & July 29-August 16. You can sign up for any length of time (for a solid week, for one day each week, for a single day even). Email David Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate when you'd be willing to serve. Thank you in advance for helping to brighten the world of children and families at our church!
Summer Outreach St. Luke’s Outreach has committed to partner with Nora, Fox Hill, Springmill and Greenbriar Elementary Schools to help connect with the 75% of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. That is over 2,000 students in the area surrounding the church. Our hope is to share that we are in their neighborhood and rooting for their success. In an effort to address this need, St. Luke’s will be hosting the “Back to School Extravaganza” at our church August 4. This event will provide schools supplies, clothing, food and other services to children at these four schools. The goal is to provide a one-stop-shop where students can get the school year off to a great start. As you can imagine, children get a huge boost to their self esteem when arriving at school the first day with a backpack full of supplies as opposed to being handed supplies by a counselor once they arrive at school. These schools are not directly supported by any of the other fundraising/school supply drives in the city. This is a large undertaking to collect schools supplies for over 2,000 students. We are asking you get involved in this effort by sponsoring a child for $25 to get them the supplies they need, or you can pick up a supply list at church (or download it at www.stlukesumc.com/outreach) and bring donations into the main office. You can do this at any time during July. Your $25 (or more) donations may also be made online. If you work for a business that would like to participate, please let us know and we will bring a collection bin to you! Questions? Please contact Jamalyn Peigh Williamson atwilliamsonj@ 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 July through mid-August 2013. The deadlines for submitting announcements for the 2013 COMMUNION MONTHLY: July 8 for August issue (publishes 7/28) August 5 for September issue (publishes 8/25)
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!
ADULT EDUCATION To pre-register for a class, go to
www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/classes, or contact the church office 846-3404. Oasis = Oasis Bookstore and Gift Shop located inside St. Luke’s.
Global Leadership Summit St. Luke’s is a partnering church with the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit held in multiple sites across the country this August 8 & 9. The local site will be at Grace Community Church in Noblesville. While the deadline for the reduced registration rate has passed, you can still register to attend this highly motivating and inspiring event along with many other St. Luke’s staff and members. Go to www.stlukesumc.com to find the registration link. This year’s speakers include Colin Powell, Mark Burnett, Brene Brown, Patrick Lencioni, Andy Stanley, Henry Cloud and others.
Beginning Prayer Class Wednesdays, July 10-31, Noon-1PM in N101/102. This class will help you learn how to take a few minutes a day to be quiet and find rest in God. We will watch a short DVD which features highly respected authors to learn how silent, reflective prayer can be a way to receiving God’s guidance. We will discuss our thoughts and practice silent prayer together. You do not need to know anything about prayer to come. You will not be put on the spot. Each participant will need the book Be Still and Know, available in Oasis Bookstore or at the first class. Facilitated by Susan Fuquay. Register at www.stlukesumc.com under adult ministries.
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Disciple Bible Study FALL 2013 CLASS INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION Disciple Bible study is a life-transforming overview of the Bible. The Fast Track version runs 12 weeks for the Old Testament, and an additional 12 weeks for the New Testament. No Bible knowledge is needed. A strong commitment to reading the Bible daily or listening to the Bible on audio CDs is needed. At the end of this class you will understand the whole story of the Bible and how it fits together, grow in your faith, and have new friends. Register online: http://www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/classes/ and click on Adult Education. For more information: Susan Fuquay at email@example.com, 317-846-3404 ext. 332 or Jilliane Pruiett at firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-846-3404 ext. 364. (CC) indicates Child Care is available for this class time OUR TEACHERS—ROW ONE: Susan Fuquay, Sandy Harlan, Stephen Hoskins, Stan & Nancy Kossack, Jim Patton, Heidi Schopmeyer, Terri Coe ROW TWO: Bill Shaffer, Kathy Wynne, Bill
Disciple I ONLINE Fast Track
Eckert, Lou McElwain, Marsha Thompson, Gary Scott, Mike Tillery, David Williamson, Kathy Armington ROW THREE: Gary Larsen, Ron Temple, Joe Kohane, Larry Landis, Mary Lucht, Judy Shaffer, Marti Hunsucker, Maria Blake
A life-transforming 24-week, 60-minute class that offers an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. A strong commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. At the end of this class you will understand the flow of the Bible and how it all fits together. (August-March with holiday breaks). You will join a group of people who will log into the class each week at the same time. A Study Bible, high-speed internet access, a Disciple Bible Study Manual, a microphone and earphones or a headset are needed. You will also need to pay a $30 online class fee that covers the online software and support. ONLINE: Day and Time TBD by participants.
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Disciple I Fast Track-Old Testament
Disciple II ONLINE-Into the Word into the World
A condensed version of the traditional Disciple I class. The Old Testament will run 12 weeks. Class length is 75 minutes. A strong commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. At the end of this class you will understand the flow of the Old Testament. Study Manual / Study Bible needed.
This 32-week study proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scriptures. The class covers Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. You will join a group of people that will login to the class each week at the same time. A Study Bible, high-speed internet access, a Disciple Bible Study Manual, a microphone and earphones or a headset are needed. You will also need to pay a $30 online class fee that covers the online software and support. St. Luke’s UMC will offer one online Disciple II class or, if that time doesn't meet your schedule, you can join an online Disciple class with participants from around the country and/or world. Perfect for people who travel or need to take a class from home. For more information about classes around the USA, go to: beadisciple.com. PREREQUISITE: Disciple I. Tuesdays, 9-10PM (Larsen & Temple).
MULTIPLE DAY & TIME CHOICES: • Sundays, 9:30-10:45AM in E105 (Patton) (CC) • Sundays, 10:45AM-12PM in E107/109 (Hoskins) (CC) • Tuesdays, 1:30-2:45PM in N101/102 (S. Fuquay) • Tuesdays, 7-8:15PM in Zionsville-near Ford & Hunt Club Rd (Wynne) • Wednesdays—Mom's Group, 9:45-11AM in E213 (Schopmeyer) (CC) • Wednesdays, 12-1:15PM in N101/102 (S. Fuquay) • Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30PM in N101/102 (S. Fuquay) (CC) • Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45PM in N101/102 (S. Fuquay) (CC) • Thursdays, 7-8:15AM at Office Bldg (TBA) at 96th & Meridian (S. Fuquay) • Thursdays,12-1:15PM in N101/102 (S. Fuquay) • Thursdays, 6:30-7:45PM in E105 (Harlan) • Thursdays, 6:30-7:45PM in Carmel-126th & Keystone area (Shaffer) • Thursdays, 7-8:15PM in Carmel-Village of West Clay (Kossack’s)
Disciple I Fast Track-New Testament A condensed version of the traditional Disciple I class. The New Testament will run 12 weeks. Class length is 75 minutes. A strong commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed. At the end of this class you will understand the flow of the Bible. The same Study Manual from Old Testament Fast Track will be used. PREREQUISITE: Disciple I Old Testament. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45PM in E105 (Armington) (CC).
Disciple II Fast Track-Into the Word into the World These classes will cover the same material as the 32-week class but will be condensed to 24 weeks and a 90-minute format. Disciple II proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scriptures. The class covers Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Connections between the Old/New Testaments are emphasized as well as the use of commentaries and Bible study resources. (Class breaks between Thanksgiving to after the New Year.) Study Manual / Study Bible needed. PREREQUISITE: Disciple I. MULTIPLE DAY & TIME CHOICES: • Sundays, 9:30-10:45AM in E212 (Tillery) (CC) • Sundays, 10:45AM-12PM in E212 (McElwain & Thompson) (CC) • Sundays, 6-7:15PM in E213 (Armington) • Mondays, 7-8:15PM in E105 (Eckert) • Tuesdays, 12-1:15PM in E105 (Coe) • Wednesdays, 12-1:15PM in E107/109 (Williamson) • Wednesdays, 7-8:15PM in E107/109 (Scott) (CC)
Disciple III Fast Track-Remember Who You Are These classes will cover the same material as the 32-week class but will be condensed to 24 weeks and a 90-minute format. Disciple III covers The Prophets and The Letters of Paul. Resident in the title is the driving idea of the connection between memory and identity as the People of God. (August to May, breaks for holidays.) Study Manual / Study Bible needed. PREREQUISITE: Disciple I. TWO DAY & TIME CHOICES: • Tuesdays, 12-1:15PM in E213 (Eckert) • Thursdays, 7-8:15PM in E107/109 (Kohane)
Disciple III-Remember Who You Are This 32-week, 1.5 hour class covers The Prophets and The Letters of Paul. Resident in the title is the driving idea of the connection between memory and identity as the People of God. (August to May, breaks for holidays.) Study Manual / Study Bible needed. PREREQUISITE: Disciple I. TWO DAY & TIME CHOICES: • Sundays, 6-7:30PM in E105 (Landis & Lucht) • Thursdays, 10-11:30AM in C123 (Shaffer)
Disciple IV-Under the Tree of Life This 32-week, 1.5 hour class covers the Writings in the Old Testament (Ruth, I and II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, and Daniel. New Testament Scripture includes John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation.) Present through the entire study is the sense of living toward completion; toward the climax of the message and the promise, extravagantly pictured in the Revelation. (August to May, breaks for holidays.) Study Manual / Study Bible needed. PREREQUISITE: Disciple I. TWO DAY & TIME CHOICES: • Mondays, 7-8:30PM in E213 (Hunsucker) • Tuesdays, 12-1:30pm in C123 (Hunsucker)
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Invitation to the Old Testament An 8-week introduction to the Old Testament, starting Sept. 19. The class lasts one hour. Participants are encouraged to spend 25 minutes daily in preparation. (Format is similar to Disciple Bible Study.) Workbook / Bible needed. TWO DAY & TIME CHOICES: • Thursdays, 10-11AM in E105 (Blake) • Thursdays, 7-8PM in E105 (Blake)
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.
July at The Track This summer we’re getting BACK TO BASICS to learn from the life of Jesus, his teachings and his example. These are the basics: Wisdom—I need to make the wise choice; Faith—I can trust God no matter what; Friendship—I should treat others the way I want to be treated. When we focus on these ideas, we can also begin to discover what God is doing in us to change the world around us. We’ll learn from Jesus’ teachings that we, too, can make a difference. The monthly memory verse is: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill can’t be hidden.” (MATTHEW 5:14, NIrV) When we choose to love God by loving others, you will help God’s love shine on all people.
July at the Mini-Track The theme for July at the Mini-Track is “Up for the Challenge.” Are you up for the challenge? That’s what we’re asking preschoolers this month. And, you know what? We’re all up for any challenge because we can trust God. We’re sharing two stories this month that show just how great God is at keeping promises.
“Take Five” A great deal of reflection and discussion among St. Luke's Children's Ministry team is spent on ways to better connect to the parents in our church. We want to take every opportunity to not only inform you of what your children are learning, but also to encourage you in your role of spiritual leaders in your homes. At the same time, we know what busy lives you lead and we want to be very respectful of your time. Therefore, we've created "Take Five," a midweek blog which will only take around five minutes to read. The blog, delivered via email around lunchtime on Tuesdays, will be a concise reflection of how you can help your child connect Sunday morning's virtues to what happens in their life the rest of the week and beyond. If you're a parent in our email database, you'll automatically begin receiving the Take Five blog. If you're not currently receiving emails from Children's Ministry and would like to subscribe to either Take Five or the Track Parent Newsletter, please email email@example.com
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St. Luke’s Day at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Monday, July 29 is St. Luke’s Day at the Orange Leaf in Carmel (2760 E. 146th St. Carmel). Visit Orange Leaf anytime during business hours (11AM-10PM), enjoy some delicious frozen yogurt, mention you’re supporting St. Luke’s, and 10% of your receipt will be donated to the Back to School Extravaganza!
From 4-8PM, members of the Children’s Ministry team will be donning aprons and handing out samples. Bring the family after (or before) dinner to join other families for fellowship and fro-yo on Orange Leaf’s outdoor patio. What a fun way to celebrate a great week of Summer Splash and wind down the summer while supporting the mission effort to provide a great start to the school year for hundreds of kids!
Register Now for SpringHill Day Camp at St. Luke's
July 8-12, 9AM-4PM. If your child has completed Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade this summer, then they are in for an amazing adventure! St. Luke's is partnering with SpringHill (www.springhillcamps.com) for five full days of fun! From the Climbing Wall to the Flying Squirrel or Six Square to wild water games or stretching their creativity through cool crafts—they’ll have more fun than they can imagine, while making great friends and learning a few things about God and themselves. Cost to attend is $159/camper. Registration is available through http://springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/. Please contact Amy Myhand at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Summer Splash 2013—Kingdom Rock July 22-26, 9AM-Noon. This July, Summer Splash will transform St. Luke's into a mighty majestic castle where kids will learn to stand strong for God! At Summer Splash 2013, we'll learn that God’s victorious power isn’t a fairy tale— and it will change kids' lives forever. Each day at Summer Splash, kids move through activity stations with their Kingdom Crews (small groups). Every station is intentionally designed to reinforce the daily Bible Point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps kids engaged. Three year olds through those now completing 3rd grade may register as a student. Upper elementary students who are now completing 4th and 5th grades may register to participate in Rock Solid Day Camp—a newly designed option just for older students.
SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Sunday Mornings: June 2-August 11 The Track keeps on running right through the summer months for both preschool and elementary children, but we like to give our school-year volunteers a break. We’re looking for enthusiastic, energetic adults or older youth to help the summer run smoothly. Volunteering in the summer is an easy way to “test drive” serving in Children’s Ministries. Please consider a short-term commitment that could be tailored to your availability. There are classroom and hospitality opportunities available at both the 9:30 and 11AM services. To learn more, please contact thetrack@ stlukesumc.com. You can see the available slots and sign up at www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/volunteer.
Summer Splash: July 22-26 REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW—
both online and in person Sunday mornings. Deadline is July 8. Questions? Contact the Summer Splash directors at summersplash @stlukesumc.com or 317846-3404 x328.
Our goal is to grow Summer Splash to record numbers this year! But we can only do that with your help. We need around 200 adult and youth volunteers to make Summer Splash an unforgettable experience for kids. Jr. High and Sr. High youth may volunteer as youth assistants. And any adult may volunteer in a number of different ways. Love helping kids discover God’s love for them? Want to work behind the scenes to create an unforgettable environment? No matter your area of expertise or availability, there is a place for you at Summer Splash! To read descriptions of job opportunities and to register as a volunteer, visit the Summer Programming page at www.stlukesumc.com. ••• Not available the week of Summer Splash, but still want to help? It takes a large amount of supplies to create an unforgettable week. Check out our Supply Donation List on our Children’s Ministries Summer Programs page, or on the board in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings.
Step Right Up!
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up and prepare to help the children of St. Luke’s produce the biggest, largest most gigantic (yes, BIGGER than a circus elephant) under the big top children’s musical ever! A group of individuals is needed to help with costumes, set design, set building, lighting and general creativeness. Are YOU that person!? This circus-themed musical will involve ALL children of the St. Luke’s Children’s Ministries (not just the choir kids), Grades K–5, and some preschool children. If you are interested in lending a hand (or can juggle, walk on stilts or tame lions) please contact the current Children’s Music “ringmaster” Debra Nethercott, (Director of Children’s Music) at 846-3404 x329 or nethercottd@ stlukesumc.com.
The Elderberries annual summer celebration indoor picnic will be Thursday, July 11 at Oak Hill Mansion (5801 E. 116th St., Carmel). This will be a catered dinner featuring fried chicken and fried biscuits with apple butter. The cost will be $12/person. Dinner will be served at 5:30PM. Please come early. You must make reservations with Adra Wheeler at 253-4914 or 846-3404. Thank you for making reservations as early as possible. Following dinner our entertainment will be "Sidetracked." Sidetracked is a group of friends who enjoy singing and playing music together. Coming together after playing in other groups, theirs is a special blend of old-time and contemporary folk music on various instruments, including guitar, banjo, bass, dulcimer, autoharp, and harmonica.
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GREEN MINISTRIES Eco-Habit of the Season All of us know more than we put into practice. Changing habits is hard. Supporting each other helps. So the Green Ministry has decided to feature an Eco-Habit of the Season. If we all practice it for three months, we can change our behaviors and make a difference. Eating Local is a popular summer adventure. Farmers’ Markets are available all over town (www.farmersmarketonline.com/ fm/Indiana.htm). Meet the people who grow your food, buy something new and different, try some homemade pasta, taste honey made by Hoosier bees. Encourage your new habit by visiting a Farmer’s Market at least five times. Have a vendor sign your entry card (pick up card at Recycling Center in Central Passage) and return the card to the container at the Communication Center in the church office. You are then eligible to win a special prize at the Locally Grown Pitch-in on August 10. (Don’t have to be present to win, but we’d love to have you come! )
Locally Grown Pitch-In Make something which includes at least one locally grown ingredient and come to our Third Annual Pitch-In to celebrate the goodness of God’s creation. Bring 20 copies of your recipe to give to interested cooks. In addition, the Green Ministry will post online electronic copies of popular recipes. Have fun eating interesting food, enjoying conversation and listening to the music of Sarah Grain. Sarah Graub married Frances and Louie Cain’s (former St. Luke’s Associate Pastor) grandson and they became the Grains. They live communally and sustainably, and Sarah composes her own music. Saturday, August 10, 6-8PM in Fellowship Hall. Registration suggested, no fee.
Join Our Team
HEALTH MINISTRIES RN's: looking for an easy way to give back? Join Health Ministries and be part of our rotation for once-a-month BP screenings. Volunteer a couple of times a year and make a difference! We plan health education presentations and a lot more. Contact Natalie Manges at NManges@iquest.net.
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.
While Dr. Marion Miller is on her Clergy Renewal Sabbatical during this summer, Later@St. Luke’s is pleased to welcome guest pastors to lead each Sunday evening service. The schedule for July is: JULY JULY JULY JULY
7: Rev. Raenisha Karim, student pastor, Later@St. Luke’s 14: Rev. Mackcine Jordan, Westview Christian Church and Later@St. Luke’s 21: Rev. Holly A. Hardsaw, Speedway United Methodist Church 28: Rev. David E. Peñalva, Vida Nueva United Methodist Church
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MEMBER CARE Become a Stephen Minister Have you thought of becoming a Stephen Minister? Applications are being accepted now for the September class. Find an application at www.stlukesumc.com/ministries/membercare/ stephen or pick one up on the information board in the West Passage. For more information, please contact Mary Katherine.
See United Methodist Men for more SAWS opportunities on page 10.
OUTREACH LOCAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
COMING IN AUGUST:
St. Luke’s & Habitat for Humanity Build
Global Outreach has decided to honor the 100 work trips that St. Luke’s member Ken Hollis took during his life by naming this the Hollis House. Ken (pictured, right, at a Habitat build) was instrumental in getting St. Luke's involved in the first Habitat project many years ago. If you would like to make a contribution in his memory, please send it to the office marked Hollis Habitat. We plan to have our first panel build on August 3 during Servant Day in the church parking lot. Sign ups have begun. Beginning July 28 you will be able to sign up online and in the West Passage for the house build. Contact Todd Hockemeyer at email@example.com or 417-2860 or Jamalyn Peigh Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-3404 with questions.
SAWs The SAWs (Servants at Work) team has been hard at work since spring building wheelchair ramps for folks who have been “trapped” at home due to mobility issues. Volunteering on Saturdays for this ministry combines fellowship and working together with your family members (grandparents, parents and kids over 12). You will experience immediate results that yield benefits both ways. The construction teams feel more blessed than the recipients. There are several aspects of this Outreach that you can volunteer for: • Telephone screeners call prospective clients and collect information so we can prioritize each referral. • Surveyors go to prospective sites and design ramps for each individual residence. • Prefabrication and loading trailers is done on Thursday mornings for the ramps planned for the upcoming Saturday. • Installing/building is done mostly on Saturday mornings. To volunteer or donate funds for materials, go to: www.Saws -Ramps.org. Visit our Facebook site to see ramps we have built, www.facebook.com/SAWsRamps and click on the “Like” button to support our work. Contact Paul Snyder at 317-695-0585 or email@example.com with questions.
NATIONAL WORK TRIPS
Midwest Mission Distribution Center, Chatham, IL: Disaster relief work September 29-October 4 LEADER: Marge Butler, 257-6130, Bobbutler2@comcast.net COST: $200 (+transportation) Midwest Mission Distribution Center is a mission related to the North Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Their mission is to compassionately help God’s people in need locally, nationally and around the world, and to offer a center to fulfill the call for service to our neighbors in Christ’s name. This work team will assist MDC in their mission by working to pack disaster relief items and organize the donations received to MMDC. Chatham, IL is 3 1/2 hours west near Springfield. The team will stay in dorm-like housing furnished by MMDC. For more information, please go to www.midwestmissiondc.org. To sign up for this work trip, please go to www.stlukesumc.com/outreach/national/ where you can make trip payment and fill out the application. Direct questions to Marge Butler, contact information above.
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GLOBAL WORK TRIPS Online registration at www.stlukesumc.com.
Sierra Leone Health Partner Mission Trips
Caberet, Haiti—January 5-12, 2014
Sierra Leone Health Partner teams from St. Luke’s UMC Indianapolis and other churches have been serving the Kissy UMC hospital in Freetown Sierra Leone since 2007. We are happy to announce that in June 2013 a new 48bed mother-child facility opened. In keeping with our mission to help improve the services at UMC Kissy Hospital, we will be sending teams to Sierra Leone in January and February of 2014. Individuals who will help us meet our goals of the mission trip will most likely be those who have expertise as nurses with education skills, midwives, hospital or practice administrators, nurse practitioners or physicians, persons with ultrasound expertise and those with general maintenance of large buildings and engineering skills. Experienced team leaders will be on site during all trip dates. Local transportation will be arranged and is included in the cost. Local hotels will house all teams.
Gary and Kay Walla have been working in Haiti for 12 years. During this time they helped St. Luke’s develop a relationship with Dr. Vladimir Roseau while he was in medical school. After graduation, Dr. Vlad has worked to serve the people of his country, Haiti. This trip is to assist Dr. Vlad in his work with mobile clinic health care. Mobile clinics are when a physician changes locations each day. All doctors and nurses are welcome to help bring health care to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Not a doctor? Neither are the Wallas! But there are many support roles available to help make a difference. Oh, and did we mention, there are hot showers?!
Medical Mission Trip LEADERS: Gary and Kay Walla COST: $1200
January and February 2014 (Costs and dates listed below)
TEAM SIERRA A – January 16–31: 12 days in Sierra
Please register with a $200 deposit at www.stlukesumc. com/outreach/global/to secure your spot. If you have any questions you may contact Gary or Kay at (317) 201-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fondwa, Haiti—October 12-19, 2013 LEADER: Jamalyn Peigh Williamson,
email@example.com COST: $900 + plane ticket Join Pastor Jamalyn on a trip to Fondwa, Haiti. The trip will include taking school pictures at St. Antoine School, constructing a house, visiting Haitian homes and learning about the culture. You can save your spot with a $200 deposit. If you have questions, please contact Jamalyn.
SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER
Leone, 3 ½ days travel ($3,600*)
TEAM SIERRA B – January 23–31: 5 ½ days at Kissy
Hospital, 3 ½ days travel ($2,900*)
TEAM LEONE A – January 30–February 14: 12 days in
Sierra Leone, 3 ½ days travel ($3,600*)
TEAM LEONE B – February 6–14: 5 ½ days at Kissy
Hospital, 3 ½ days travel ($2,900*)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COSTS ARE: Immunizations needed for tropical travel, malaria medications, personal health needs, cost of food during travel time, and other personal expenses. *Prices may vary due to airfare cost.
Please register online with a $600 deposit to secure your spot. If you have any questions, you may contact Rev. Don Griffith at 823-9390 or 502-9502 or drdongriffith@ aol.com or Ms. Jackie King, RN, PhD 475-0289 or 6584376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Spiritual Life Center’s New Blog
Meditation in Motion on the Daylily Labyrinth
The Spiritual Life Center now has a blog at slcblog.stlukesumc.com. Watch for posts about trends in spiritual development, interesting spiritual journeys, new ideas, poetry and comments from Spiritual life Center classes and events. If you would like to be a contributing writer, please contact Betty Brandt at email@example.com or 8463404 x339.
Combine this gentle, easy-to-do standing meditation practice and the beauty of the labyrinth. Enhance your overall spiritual, mental and physical health, relieve stress, recover from illness, lower blood pressure, increase circulation and reduce chronic pain. Taught by Amy Barr. Thursday, July 11, 10:30-11:30AM. No registration, fee: $10/ session. Luke’s Lodge Upstairs in case of rain or extreme heat. Daylily Labyrinth found in neighborhood north of church property, access behind Luke’s Lodge.
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Outdoor Labyrinth Summer means that the daylilies that edge the pathways of the outdoor labyrinth are in full bloom. Enjoy some contemplative moments by walking around to the rear of Luke’s Lodge, down the stairs and across the bridge to the neighborhood behind St. Luke’s campus. Record your blessings in a journal inside box by labyrinth entrance. A picnic table in the shade and nearby fountain offer peaceful lunch time escape. Hints for labyrinth walking available at www.stlukesumc.com.
Watercolor Artist Anita Riemen Exhibits in July Anita wants those experiencing her interpretation of nature and life to pay attention to their feelings of joy, happiness and peace. Think about a time, place or person that connects you to Anita’s work. Rest in the beauty she creates. Engage with the artist at a reception on Sunday, July 14, 10:30AM-12:30PM in the “Identity” Gallery. Anita is the artist/owner of the CCA Gallery in Zionsville, www.artby anita.net, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Screening of “Girl Rising” – One Girl With Courage is a Revolution!
SPIRITUALITY AND THE ARTS
Plein Aire Painting Studio 3’s July Program Meet at the Daily Coffee Grind in Sheridan, IN at 9AM on Thursday, July 25 for a tour of Melinda Spear-Huff’s gallery and a day of painting in the Veteran’s Park in Sheridan. The art created will be displayed at the Sheridan Public Library for the month of August as part of their “Small Town America” exhibit. Contact Marti Hunsucker (after July 15) to express interest and get directions at 317-645-8427, email@example.com.
In July and August, continue your “Half the Sky” journey with women/girls around the world by seeing an inspirational and thoughtprovoking, 90-minute film about the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Each story is told creatively by a professional author. St. Luke’s members and their friends are invited to two screenings at Charles Schwab offices—Wednesday, July 17 (register by emailing Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July 15) and Wednesday, August 21 (register by emailing mary.jovanich@schwab .com by Monday, August 19), doors open for both at 6PM, screening at 6:30PM. No charge. 8332 Woodfield Crossing, Indianapolis. Don’t miss seeing this beautiful film. Bring your teenage daughters and granddaughters, sons and grandsons.
UNITED METHODIST MEN 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)
WILDMAN ADVENTURES—SAWS Our third Monthly Adventure will be performing service in the community. The New Warriors of Indiana and Ohio have teamed up with Servants at Work, Inc. (SAWs) to help on a Ramp Build Project July 18 and 20. You can sign up for either project or both. There is no charge for this adventure. Working with SAWs project leaders, we will build wheelchair ramps to provide persons with disabilities and people with conditions of aging access to their world and remain in their communities. PROJECT ONE will be at Second Presbyterian Church on Thursday, July 18, 8:30AM-Noon. We will organize materials, including some pre-building, for the on-site Saturday construction. PROJECT TWO is Saturday, July 20 is when we unload, stage, assemble and build the ramp on site (location to be announced) from 8AM-1PM. The Wildman Adventures Service Adventure will construct a high quality, removable and reusable wooden wheelchair ramp for an individual in the community who cannot otherwise afford to free themselves from the imprisonment of their own homes. There are many tasks that need to be performed, and we know this will provide you with a fulfilling opportunity to serve someone less fortunate. Mike Elkin can answer your questions or tell you how to sign up at email@example.com, 213-1112.
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Java Joe's It has been a great year at Java Joe's, and we thank you for your coffee business which has helped fund many of our ministries. With Summer vacations, we are unable to staff every Sunday, so we are opting to again close for the summer. Check back here in August for our first open date!
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Volunteers are needed for activities coming up in July and in September. Please contact Sandra Pirkle at skpirkle@ indy.rr.com or 733-4183 if you can help with one or more of the following activities:
UMW CIRCLE MEETINGS: Open to all women. Eve, Hannah, Mary Magdalene and Sarah Circles do not meet in June, July and August. See you again in September!
New Life Circle SERVANT DAY: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 is a day when UMW participate in various opportunities according to individual interests to reach out to community. We also need ladies to sit at tables and to help with Servant Day volunteer sign ups on the following three Sunday mornings: July 14, July 21 and July 28. HALF THE SKY: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 UMW is one of the sponsors for this month’s event on sex-trafficking. Volunteers are needed at the following times: • 4:30PM: set out table decorations, set tables and fill water glasses • 5:45PM: greet attendees and hand out table numbers • 6:15PM: serve as hostesses at the tables to help with introductions and to encourage conversation
Attention single women. . . it’s movie time! You are invited to our summer “Single Gals” Movie Nite hosted by New Life Circle. Come enjoy a chick flick with friends new and old on Friday, July 19. Wear your favorite slippers and meet us in the Parlor at 6PM. (Please note this special date and time change from our usual Tuesday evening to Friday.) Bring your favorite picnic food to share (and a friend!). We’ll provide the paper goods and beverage and, of course, the popcorn. For additional information, call Nancy at 3415032 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy at 3347821. New Life Circle welcomes single, divorced, and widowed women of all ages.
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: July 15) to prepare gauze squares used in surgery (bring your lunch). Contact Marguerite Moehn (873-1956) or Barb Querry (879-0543).
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!
Summer Splash - Youth Volunteer Leaders Needed In the past we have had a large number of students volunteer for Summer Splash. We want to encourage youth to continue to to help minister to the children of our church. Summer Splash takes place July 22-26, 9AM-Noon. To volunteer or ask questions, please contact Amy Myhand (email@example.com).
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Peru Mission Trip—July 19-31
High School Weekday Small Groups
A group of 28 high school youth and adult leaders will be traveling on a mission trip to Peru for 13 days this month. This group of passionate servants will work alongside the Shipibo people of Peru while staying on a houseboat on the Ucayalli River (a tributary of the Amazon). They will work on a range of projects including water purification processes, building churches, and playing sports games with community kids. All of these projects will increase the quality of life for the Shipibo people and provide imperative health guidance and overall encouragement for the community. Please keep this group and the Shipibo people in your prayers this month! We can’t wait to share stories with you upon our return.
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 Wednesdays from 7:308:30PM at Starbucks (Meridian and 96th). All high school guys are invited to come to a small group on Wednesdays from 6-7PM at Buffalo Wild Wings at 2510 East 146th St., Carmel. The guys group is meeting bi-monthly for the summer. Email Rick Belbutoski for more info at belbutoskir @stlukesumc.com
Local Mission Trip The Local Mission trip will take place August 1-3. It will feature three days of service and two nights at the Lodge. This trip will include students ranging in age from incoming sixth graders to high school graduates. We will be out in the community the first two days of the trip, serving organizations like Gleaners, Wheeler Mission and Fletcher Place, and partnering with St. Luke's Servant Day on the final day. In the evenings, we will go off site to have some fun. It's sure to be a great time to serve in our own community.
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: SEPTEMBER 8: Fall Kickoff Party, 6-8PM SEPTEMBER 27-29: Jr. High & High School fall retreats
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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.
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.
Taizé, Third Sundays of each month, 5-5:45PM by the
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:
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.
Adult Class Registration
Childcare Needs for Meetings/Events (charges may apply)
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.
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
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: 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!
Flo Hardy Bible Study (ON SUMMER HIATUS)
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.
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 brandtb @stlukesumc.com. Current book is Pakistan on the Brink.
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 (ON SUMMER HIATUS) Wednesdays, 10-11:30AM in the Parlor. Book discussions are led by a rotating group of pastors and leaders within the church. We welcome you to our fellowship to enjoy this relaxed format, stimulating conversation and thought-provoking topics.
Tuesday Afternoon Women’s Spiritual Book Study Group meets weekly to discuss meaningful and sometimes controversial books. Current book is God Is Not One by Stephen Prothero. Every Tuesday, 1-2:30PM in the Spiritual Life Center. Contact is JoAnne Waeltz (317-872-0895).
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information. 2nd Mondays, July 8, 6:30-8PM in E105.
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. July book is Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me. No class in August. 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 email@example.com.
New Earth Community Thursdays, 7-8:30PM, Spiritual Life Center. This study discusses innovative and challenging spiritual books. Contact JoAnne Waeltz, 872-0895, for more information.
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES
Conversations Around the Scripture Sundays, 9:30–10:30AM in E105. Led by Gary Chambers, Brian Earnhart, and Craig Overmyer, St. Luke’s Members.
Empty-Nesters Sundays, 9:30-10:30AM, Parlor. Author John Ortberg writes about the lessons we can learn from Peter's water-walking experience when he jumped out of the boat on the Sea of Galilee at Jesus' bidding. Ortberg invites us to consider the potential that awaits us when we move outside our comfort zone. Join us on Sundays in July and early August for the stimulating conversation that is sure to encourage and inspire. The series will be interrupted on July 28 when we have a special presentation on the Shroud of Turin.
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Krista Tippett’s “Being” Show
“Pay What You Can” Happy Yoga
If you are a fan of Krista Tippett’s radio show that airs at 7AM every Sunday morning on FM90.1, you will want to join the discussion of the show on Sunday mornings at 9:30AM in the Spiritual Life Center. Krista interviews authors, spiritual leaders, storytellers, scientists, professors, political activists and musicians. The discussions are as lively and interesting as the show. All are welcome and encouraged to listen to the show prior to attending class. The show is available beginning the prior Thursday at www.onbeing.org.
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.
New Perspectives on Sunday Morning Sundays, 11AM-Noon, Parlor. 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.
BODY / MIND / SPIRIT
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.
Indoor Open Labyrinth Walk This prayer form is an alternative to seated meditation and offers an opportunity for quiet prayer and contemplation. You may want to bring prayer requests/ celebrations to accompany you on your walk. Check schedule by door for availability of N103/104 labyrinth.
Meditation in Motion 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, 10:3011:30AM, Luke’s Lodge, upstairs. No registration; cost is $10/session. Childcare available upon request a week in advance.
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.
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, July 14 and August 11, 4-5:15PM in N103/104. Registration suggested, donations appreciated.
Yoga for Stress
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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, July 15-August 26, fee $84, and 7 Thursdays, July 18-August 29, fee $84. Join anytime. Walkins/$15. You can register/pay online, www.stlukesumc.com. Next sessions begin on September 9 & 12.
For updated information about our programming, go to “St. Luke’s UMC – Spiritual Life Center.”
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The Track Registration
For Children’s Music information, please see the listing under Music Ministries on page 19.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nursing Mothers Room Now Available For the convenience of new mothers in our congregation, we have a nursing room, located off the East Passage, in room E126. It can be accessed directly from the East Passage or through the childcare nursery room it adjoins. The room is equipped with rocking chairs and a television live-streaming the worship service in the Sanctuary. It is open to all who need it on Sunday mornings. Please ask an usher if you need assistance locating it.
Find Your Place at The Track We’ve committed ourselves to rallying around and supporting our volunteers in new and exciting ways. One of our objectives is to create a multi-tiered system of volunteer opportunities to appeal to a variety of individuals. We’re designing our opportunities to meet not only the time and availability of our volunteers, but their spiritual gifts and talents as well. Is teaching or shepherding not your calling? Think beyond Sunday morning! If you’re interested in joining our team to support our growth we will find a project that is right for you! Contact email@example.com
Check-In System 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.
Commission on Children’s Ministries 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Track: Facebook & 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.
PRESCHOOL & PDO Preschool 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.
Parents’ Day Out 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.
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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Hispanic Ministry Team
Our monthly Elderberries Euchre Party will be Saturday, July 20 at 6:45PM in the Parlor. Please bring a snack to share. Contact Adra Wheeler at 253-4914 or 8463404 with any questions.
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 8463404 x340.
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.
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!
GREEN MINISTRY Green Ministry Leadership Team Our ministry leadership team meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. NEXT MEETING: July 10, 5:30-7PM in E212 and welcomes new people to the discussion. Contact Sharon Chambers at sharon.chambers39@ gmail.com or 317-578-7502, or just show up.
HEALTH MINISTRIES Blood Pressure Screening Stop by C110 on Sunday, July 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.
MEMBER CARE 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.
Membership Coffee 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 forbess@ stlukesumc.com. Childcare is available through placing your child in our Sunday morning childcare or other worship/small group options. UPCOMING DATES: August 4 and October 6.
Stephen Ministry During this time of the year, life in general is peppier, flowers are perkier and days are sunnier. If nothing in your life can relate to the previous sentence, let Stephen Ministry offer you a healthy remedy! You will experience pep, perkiness and sunshine in your life and affairs when you share quality time with your trained Stephen Minister. Use your mustard seed faith today and contact Mary Katherine Schnitz at email@example.com or 846-3404x365 to start your healing process!
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GRIEF & WHOLENESS MINISTRIES
H.U.G.S (Healing Under Group Support)
Chronic Pain Support Group
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. NO JULY MEETING.
Monday, July 15 at 6-7:30PM in N101/102. A support group for patients with all types of neuropathic and fibro-myalgia 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.
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 24PM in the parlor. NO JULY MEETING.
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 at 4PM, restaurant TBA.
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 (8463404 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.
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 email@example.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.
Family Support Group Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30PM, 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 Third Thursday, July 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.
Jesse’s Street 3rd Monday of every month, 6:30-8PM in the Conference Room. Not meeting May-July. 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.
MUSIC MINISTRIES St. Luke’s musical ensembles are on summer break, resuming in August. Please contact the Music Ministries office for additional information.
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.
CHILDREN’S MUSIC To register for any of the children’s music programs, go to the St. Luke’s website and click “music” then “children’s choirs” at www.stlukesumc.com. For more information, contact Debra Nethercott, Director of Children’s Music at 846-3404 x329 OR firstname.lastname@example.org. Rehearsal schedule – 2013/2014 (All rehearsals are in E208 and/or E207, 2nd floor) **Assistant Volunteer Director: Gay Talbert ***Volunteer Handbell Director: Donita Murphy-Sims
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Genesis — begins August 25 Rehearses Sundays, 8:50-9:20AM Ages 3 ½ -5 Music activities include movement, playing rhythm instruments and singing sacred songs. The youngest group of musicians sings 2 – 3 per season in the Sanctuary, participates Christmas Eve, and leads music for the Mini-Track, preschool worship service.
Elementary Music Program — begins August 25 Rehearses Sundays, 10:25-11:15AM Grades K-5 (Young musicians are divided into 2 groups: K – 2 and 3 – 5). Music activities include singing, movement and an instrumental program: Orff instruments, Boomwhackers and choir chimes. ••• This group of musicians sings regularly in the Sanctuary throughout the season and participates at the 3PM Christmas Eve Service. Older singers, Grades 3–5, sing in the Annual Christmas Candlelight Concert with the St. Luke’s Chancel Choir and Orchestra.
Middle School Choir — begins August 27 Rehearses Tuesdays, 7:15-8PM Grades 6-8* An outstanding group of youth singers who participate regularly in worship services and concerts in the St. Luke’s Sanctuary.
The Choristers — begins August 27 Rehearses Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15PM Grades 3-8 (treble voices) This group of musicians makes a strong commitment to attending rehearsals and to singing more advanced music in the Sanctuary worship services and sings at the Annual Christmas Candlelight Concert with the St. Luke’s Chancel Choir and Orchestra. Attendance at Voice for Life is strongly encouraged in order to make progress and contribute to the group.
Voice for Life — begins August 27 Meets Tuesdays, 5:45-6:15PM A nationally recognized program of instruction for music theory, ear training, music history, church history, hymnology, 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.
Handbell Choirs*** — begins TBA Meets Sundays, 11:15AM-Noon Grades 3-8 Members will learn the basic fundamentals of English handbell ringing along with note and rhythm reading. Please contact Miss Deb or Miss Donita for more information.
OUTREACH MINISTRIES Fletcher Place Community Center Fletcher Place is located on the southeast side of downtown Indy. Each month St. Luke’s volunteers help serve breakfast and dinner to the community. Breakfast dates are July 9, 11, 19 & 30 and August 8, 13, 16 & 27. Volunteers, as well as, donations of food, paper goods or cash are needed. Contact Joe Kenny at 317-876-0645 or email@example.com or Don Cochran at 317-441-5658 for more information. Dinner volunteers are needed to cook, transport and serve meals July 15 & 24 and August 19 & 28. Sign up on the bulletin board next to the UMM’s Sunday morning coffee station, or call Kay Horton at 317-253-9833 for more information. Requests for food at Fletcher Place have increased significantly and current supplies are very low. The Food Pantry needs donations of oats, pasta, canned vegetables and fruits (low in sodium and sugar). Bulk quantities are acceptable and appreciated. Food donations can be placed in the drop boxes in the West Passage. Please write Fletcher Place on the bags or boxes of items being donated. Did you know that Fletcher Place also has a thrift store that accepts donations? Anything you might take to Goodwill can also be donated to FP. All donations may be brought to the St. Luke’s main office and we will transport them downtown. The following items are needed at this time: Infant, children and teen clothing, men’s and women’s suits, undergarments for all ages, men’s clothing, bedding, towels and men’s and women’s winter coats. Volunteers are also needed in the thrift store and to help teach GED preparation classes. If you are interested, contact Don Cochran at 317-441-5658.
Outreach, Inc. Outreach, Inc. serves homeless and at-risk youth in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Over 400 homeless and at-risk youth have been served since January 2012. Employment, housing and transportation are the three biggest obstacles for the youth served. Outreach, Inc. is in need of donations to purchase IndyGo Bus passes for the youth to go to job interviews, work, doctor appointments, school and the grocery store. Make your donations to St. Luke’s UMC and on the memo line write OUTREACH, INC. Please contact Jackie Reed@jsrmolar@sbcglobal. net or 317-332-6550 for more information.
Refugee Assistance Ministry Refugees have come to our city at the invitation of the US government and Indianapolis. They are eligible to work and live here permanently. The Refugee Assistance Ministry (RAM) needs donations of kitchen items, furniture, mattresses and coats. Please contact Cathy Kennedy at 418-5869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sunday Lunch Bunch
St. Luke's Men's Basketball Open Gym
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.
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.
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7: Binkley’s – College & Kessler 14: Moe & Johnny’s – 5380 N. College 21: TGIF Fridays – Keystone at the Crossing 28: Don Pablo’s – E. 82nd St. at Clearwater
Bible Study Opportunity Singles Sunday Class—Sundays, 11AM in E105. GROUP LEADER: Rev. Sandy Harlan at revsandy@sbcglobal. net. Currently studying Dr. Bart D. Ehrman’s video series on the New Testament. New members welcome.
Singles Ballroom Dance Lessons (ON SUMMER HIATUS)
Volleyball Get ready for volleyball! Coed teams of six-eight players are forming now for matches that will begin in September. Matches will be played on Monday evenings in the Great Hall through next April. For a bargain price of just $23 per player, you get three seasons of fun, fellowship and a little exercise too. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the fun. Play is competitive but friendly—no spiking or over-hand serves. Get a group of friends together and join the fun this fall. For more information or to register as a team or individual, contact Brent Scott at 875-9382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance instructor Olga Cansino will lead both a beginner and an intermediate level class. No pro-rated classes. Pay online in advance or with check/cash the night of class. No childcare provided.
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, July 17, 6:30PM at P.F. Chang’s at Keystone at the Crossing. To RSVP, email Armen at email@example.com or RSVP on Meetup.com.
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 most Wednesdays at 6:30PM, and Fridays 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.
Hiking Group 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 information, please email David at email@example.com.
UNITED METHODIST MEN Monthly Breakfast All men are invited to the United Methodist Men's breakfast. Most months we meet the first Saturday of the month, but with the July 4th holiday, we met June 29. The first Saturday in August is our church-wide Servant Day. We hope you will join the United Methodist Men at 8AM in the Great Hall for a hearty breakfast before we head over to Nora Elementary and serve the children and teachers of that community. School starts two days later, so we will work to make the school shine. There is a great need for both inside and outside work doing things like spreading mulch, helping teachers organize, trimming bushes, and sorting supplies. There are jobs for men, women, and children, so bring a friend, your kids, or anyone else! Look for sign up opportunities starting July 14, or just let us know right now you can make it with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Continues This program is to provide ongoing support for divorced dads who have completed the six-week “A Father’s Grace” course. Meets on Tuesday evenings from 5-6PM in the Spiritual Life Center. Questions? Contact Rev. David Williamson at email@example.com.
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Theology Unplugged Monthly Fellowship
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES
Meet new friends and catch up with old ones during our monthly fellowship on Wednesday, July 17 at 8:30PM. This evening is a place for men to gather and share about life and faith in a relaxed atmosphere. We meet at the Rusty Bucket just east of Ditch Rd. (1130 West 86th St.) in the Brickyard room. Please contact David Gard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-8828, if you can make it. Or just show up five minutes late. It's cool. The french onion soup is highly recommended, but not required.
There are many ways to get involved with our young adult group - spiritually, socially and service-oriented. Our fellowship nights are designed to get you out of your house and engaged with other young adults. We take in concerts, dinners, movies, bowling, putt-putt, local onetime gigs and much more. Get connected with others through small group experiences and social activities, as well as use your gifts and talents to make a difference in the lives of others.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN UMW Reading Group Join us in July for a discussion of two selections related to one of the greatest ecological disasters ever experienced in the United States—the Dust Bowl. On April 14, 1935, the biggest dust storm on record descended over five states, from the Dakotas to Amarillo, Texas. People standing a few feet apart could not see each other; if they touched, they risked being knocked over by the static electricity that the dust created in the air. The Dust Bowl was the product of reckless, market-driven farming that had so abused the land that, when dry weather came, the wind lifted up millions of acres of topsoil and whipped it around in "black blizzards," which blew as far east as New York. This ecological disaster rapidly disfigured whole communities. We'll explore this tragedy through two books—The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan and Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. As always, readers are invited to read one or both selections as their time and interest level permits. We'll meet on Monday, July 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.
Join other young adults who are in their 20s and early 30s on Friday nights at 7PM. We alternate weeks of study with social events. Contact Tammy for weekly specifics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”
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 email@example.com; 846-3404 x326 Stephanie Eft, Associate Director of Youth Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org; 846-3404 x369 Colleen Baumgartner, Interim Administrative Assistant email@example.com
We meet at 9AM at Hotcakes Emporium located at 86th/Ditch Rd. Questions, please contact Sandra Pirkle 317-910-1839. Not meeting in July and August.
UMW Cookbook 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 members and their families and friends. Cost: $15, proceeds benefit various UMW missions.
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.
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Sunday Morning Offerings - Grades 6-8 9:30 -10:30AM, The Lodge 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!
High School—Wake Up at the Lodge 9:30-10:30AM, Lodge Chapel. This summer, we will be working our way through some Bible passages and breaking down what they mean in today’s context. What does it look like to love God, give your life over to Him, and still have to go to school, do chores, and ask your parents for a ride? We are meant to live our lives to serve God, but we don’t always have total control over the current situation. We’ll break down how you can be a true servant of God and still be a teenager, too.
Live In Tune Youth Ministry Sunday Night Youth Group During the summer, youth ministry takes a more relaxed approach to allow families time to travel and students opportunities to attend outside activities and mission trips. We continue meeting in the mornings at 9:30AM at the Lodge, but will not be having Sunday night youth group. Our Sunday night events kick off on September 8 from 6-8PM.
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