January 17, 2021
WHO WE ARE MEANT TO BE
joys & concerns CONDOLENCES TO: Amy Lippard & family on the death of her mother, Emily Nickel Cathi Wineland & family on the death of her father, Alan Tanner
announcements GROW in your faith… ANCHORPOINT Don’t miss AnchorPoint today. Rev. Nicole Caldwell-Gross will be interviewing Tosseia Holmes, CEO of ProAct Indy. Our Sunday morning Bible Study is streamed each week at 8:45AM, 12:15, 3:15 and 6:15PM and is led by various pastors. Join us on the Watch Live page of our website. DREAM KEEPERS PANEL | January 18 • 1 – 2PM • Zoom Join us tomorrow as we honor the legacy and the lessons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in our first annual DreamKeepers panel discussion. This gathering of Indianapolis thought leaders will explore the ways in which King’s call for equity and anti-racism translates to economic, educational, political and community development initiatives today. Featured panelists include former City of Indianapolis Deputy Mayor, David Hampton, Executive Director of Crooked Creek Community Development Center Northwest and CEO/CFO of Second Helpings, Tosseia Holmes, Founder & CPO of ProAct Indy Derrin Slack, and Executive Pastor of Eastern Star Church, Rev. Anthony Murdock. This conversation will be facilitated by St. Luke’s own Rev.Nicole Caldwell-Gross. stlukesumc.com/ registration/dreamkeepers. Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline: If you would like to speak with someone from our Care Team, please call 317-643-2293 between 8:30AM and 5PM, Monday – Friday. Outreach Hotline: Our Benevolence Hotline can be reached Monday – Friday at 317-749-2129 or at email@example.com.
DIVORCE CARE Mondays, Now – April 6 • 6:30PM • Zoom While divorce is always hard, many are facing additional obstacles due to the pandemic that makes this season of life all the more difficult. St. Luke’s wants you to know that you are not alone. We welcome you to our online DivorceCare that is on Monday’s starting January 11 and runs a total of 13 weeks. We will offer DivorceCare via zoom meetings with no registration fee. The only fee is your purchase of the workbook where you pay DivorceCare directly. The cost is $15.00 for the workbook plus shipping. You can order by contacting DivorceCare directly by calling 1-800-489-7778. We do offer scholarships for the workbook, so please reach out if there is a need. Also, you can contact our pastoral care team through our emotional health hotline at (317) 643-2293. You can call this number if you would simply like a prayer, or to receive pastoral support.Signup at stlukesumc.com/events. EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP Tuesday, January 26 • 7PM • Zoom The Exploring Membership Class will help you learn more about the United Methodist Church and the process for formally joining St. Luke’s. You’ll also get to hear the story of St. Luke’s and discuss what it means to be a member of this local congregation through serving, growing in your faith journey, moving toward generosity, and more. Some attend this session ready to affiliate with the church while others make the choice after attending this class. Participants will have the opportunity to join the church at the end of the class. Register at stlukesumc.com/events. A RETREAT INTO THE PSALMS Saturday, January 20 • 10AM – Noon • Zoom This two-hour retreat is meant for anyone who seeks to find comfort and healing in grief by learning to write his/her own Psalm of lament. Using the poetry of the Psalms, as well as poetry about Winter, which so wonderfully conveys the feeling and experience and transformation of lament, we, as a group, can together begin to put words to our own experiences and share this with one another. This, in turn, can help all of us to grow in faith, to find a closer connection to one another as part of the same church, and to find joy in discovering God’s holy ground in our writing process. This retreat is meant to draw all of us closer to God, as well as one another. Signup at stlukesumc.com/event/472.
FAMILY LIVE GAME SHOW NIGHT Saturday, February 6 • 5:30PM • Zoom Come on down! Your family has been selected to be contestants for The Children’s Ministry Family Game Night! As a family you will (playfully) compete against other families via Zoom to win hand selected one-of-a kind prizes. When you become a contender in the Family Game Night you will receive a hand-crafted game box filled with everything you will need to participate in our LIVE game show. Your fabulous game box full of games and goodies just for your family will be delivered straight to your doorstep. Register at stlukesumc. com/gamenight. STARTING POINT | Wednesday, February 10 • 7PM • Zoom Starting Point is a casual conversation for those new to St. Luke’s. Gain an orientation to St. Luke’s and leave with recommended next steps to help you find your place within the church. This is a 30-minute class. After you register for the session of your choice, you’ll be sent a link to join a zoom meeting. Register at stlukesumc.com/events. SUPPORT GROUPS Are you looking for support groups on topics like grief, cancer, depression, infancy loss, single parenting, and more? Visit stlukesumc.com/group-finder to find a group that will walk alongside you and care for you in your greatest time of need. NEED PRAYER? | Wednesdays • 11AM – 1PM • Sanctuary Are you in need of prayer? Join us weekly on Wednesdays so we can pray over you! Can’t make it in-person, we’d still love to receive your prayer requests. Visit my.stlukesumc.com/Prayer to submit yours.
GO in service to others… TOP WAYS TO SERVE IN THE NEW YEAR 2021 is the time to jump in and start serving at St. Luke’s. If you’re not plugged into a serving role yet, we would love to use your unique giftings in the following areas: 1. Adult Discipleship | Contemplation & Justice - Group Leaders 2. Care - Tablet Ministry 3. Communication - Photography Team 4. New Here - Starting Point Facilitators 5. Kids & Students - Group Leaders Learn more and sign up at stlukesumc.com/serve. 2021 MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP July 11 – 16 • Charleston, WV Days and nights will be filled with learning about the people, history and culture of this city, building relationships, and serving at a food pantry, soup kitchen or senior facility. We will partner with YouthWorks, which has partnered with this community since 2003. Cost: $400. Register at stlukesumc. com/middleschoolmissiontrip. 2021 HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP July 10 – 17 • Blue Ridge Mountains, NC Students and adults will experience the beauty of the people and nature in scenic small towns while participating in children’s ministry, completing work projects and supporting local ministries while connecting with people to address significant needs. Evenings will be spent exploring the great outdoors, engaging with community members and a community cookout! Register at stlukesumc.com/highschoolmissiontrip. Cost: $500.