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We continue our focus on the theme of “Letting Go” through November 13, with Rev. Fuquay’s sermon series (11/6: “LETTING GO AND GAINING PEACE” and 11/13: “LETTING GO AND GAINING SATISFACTION”), the consecration of our gifts on Sunday, November 13, and a Gratitude Brunch on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 20. It’s not too late to start keeping your Letting Go Journal—download one at www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/giving/annualfund. You may also make your pledge online in a variety of ways via the same web page.

NOVEMBER 2011

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COMMUNION UMW Collecting Donations for Fletcher Place Christmas

Thanksgiving Service Project St. Luke’s Singles Ministry will again be volunteering alongside others from the St. Luke’s community to feed the homeless of downtown Indianapolis. Chef David Mitchell will be cooking up some wonderful food for them, but we need your help to make sure that all who walk through the door can be fed, and all the shut-ins who need a meal can be fed as well. You can help this year by stopping by one of tables in the East and West Passage each Sunday in November and sign up to volunteer to help cook and carve turkeys, deliver food the night before Thanksgiving to the shelter, work at the shelter on Thanksgiving day, or deliver meals to shut-ins. OR, you can make a financial contribution that will go toward the purchase of food as well. You can also donate food items. For more information or if you have a question, please email Chris Thornsberry at thornsberryc@stlukesumc.com. Thank you in advance for your kind gifts of volunteering, prayer and contribution.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Women are collecting donations for the Fletcher Place Christmas Shopping Program now through Monday, November 28. This program serves nearly 125 families and 400 children. All donations must be NEW AND UNWRAPPED. Clothing and gifts for children of all ages are needed, but the area of most need is teen boys. Parent gifts are also needed, including blankets and items for the kitchen and bath. Need more ideas? Pick up a shopping list at the Information Desk or online. Donations can be placed in the wooden collection bins in the West Passage. Eve Circle will be delivering the items on Tuesday, November 29. If you wish to make a cash donation, please make your check payable to St. Luke’s UMC with Fletcher Place Christmas on the memo line. For information, please contact Beth Edwards-Goff at 625-2395 or beth.edwardsgoff@yahoo.com.

City-Wide Interfaith Thanksgiving Services Once again, members of St. Luke’s are encouraged to attend one of the Thanksgiving services being held around the city. These services are organized by the Interfaith Hunger Initiative; a freewill offering for IHI will be received at each service, which all begin at 7PM. For more information, visit www.interfaithhungerinitiative.org. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20: Cumberland First Baptist (116 S. Muessing St.) MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21: Friedens UCC (8300 S. Meridian St.) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22: Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral (1347 N. Meridian St.) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23: Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation (6501 N. Meridian St.)

Faith communities helping to end hunger for children and families.


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

into a

compassionate, just, inclusive, Christ-like community. This issue lists upcoming events November 2011 through mid-December. The deadlines for submitting announcements for the 2011 COMMUNION MONTHLY: November 7 for December issue (publishes 11/27) December 12 for January issue (publishes 1/1/12)

COMMUNION MONTHLY:

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 crantfordl@stlukesumc.com or leave them in her mailbox in the main office. Notices of births, deaths and weddings should be given to Sylvia Forbes (forbess@stlukesumc.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 Small Group Senior Pastor Meetings St. Luke’s is offering the congregation several opportunities for Listening/Getting Acquainted sessions with Rev. Rob Fuquay. If you haven’t had the chance yet to meet Rob in a smaller setting, now you can! Share your hopes and dreams for the church and connect beyond Sunday mornings. Visit www.stlukesumc.com for more information and a sign-up form. Each session is limited to 20 people, so sign up soon! Sessions begin the first week of November.

All-Church Picture Project & Database Update We Still Want Your Picture! Thanks to all the individuals and families who participated in church photo sessions in August and September, we captured more than 1,400 up-to-date individual pictures (and dog pictures and trumpet pictures and bowling pin pictures!) for the St. Luke's member database. If you weren't able to participate but would like to submit an updated picture for the church database, please visit the Membership page on the St. Luke's website. Complete the Member Information Update Form and upload your own digital image all in one place! Or, you may also email your picture to Sylvia Forbes at forbess@stlukesumc.com. We're grateful to all the individuals and families who took part in this big project, and we appreciate everyone who will submit their own photo electronically—THANK YOU!


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ADULT EDUCATION To pre-register for a class, go to www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/classes, or contact DeAnna Moran at 846-3404 x367 or at morand@stlukesumc.com. Oasis = Oasis Bookstore and Gift Shop located inside St. Luke’s.

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Café Conversations Wednesdays, November 2- December 14, 9:30-11AM, E105. In Recapturing the Wesleys’ Vision: An Introduction to the Faith of John and Charles Wesley, scholar and teacher Paul Wesley Chilcote provides an introduction to the dynamic faith of John and Charles Wesley. The vital theology of John is skillfully gleaned from his writings. The corresponding faith of Charles is culled from his enduring hymns. This book illuminates the vital balance the Wesleys found in Christian teaching that overcomes the often mutually exclusive options presented in other theological traditions. Join Dr. Marion Miller and gain an appreciation for the leadership of the Wesleys as well as discuss what it means to lives of faith today.

Women’s Bible Study Wednesdays, 1-2PM in E105. November 2-16: Concluding discussions from the book studied in September and October, Questions God Asks Us, by Trevor Hudson. NOVEMBER 23: NO CLASS. November 30-December 21: The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton. Using historical information, archaeological data and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth of Jesus, we will have the opportunity to see more clearly the theological significance of the nativity. Hamilton’s hope and prayer for us is that in reliving the story of Jesus’ birth we will experience the “good news of great joy for all people” that comes from knowing the true meaning of Christmas. Susan Fuquay will be the class facilitator. Book may be purchased in the Oasis Bookstore and Gift shop.

Getting to Know John Wesley Sunday, November 6, 11AM-Noon in the Parlor. Who is John Wesley? Who were the influential persons in his life? What were the transformational experiences that shaped his life? What were the tenets and practices of his faith that attracted others and became founding principles of the Meth-odist Movement? Class leader will be Dr. Don Griffith, retired United Methodist minister.

Haiti: A Life-Changing Trip Sunday, November 13, 11AM-Noon in the Parlor. In July, two dozen youth, college students and adults went to Fondwa, Haiti, on a mission trip. What did they do? What did they learn? What difference did this experience make in their lives? Come hear their stories and insights as they share with us about this amazing week.

The Help Sunday, November 20, 11AMNoon in the Parlor. Would you like the opportunity to talk with others who have read the book or seen the movie The Help? Discuss with others that which you liked, the things that disturbed you, and insights for living today. The discussion leaders will be Marsha Reynolds, St. Luke’s member, and Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries.

Jews and Christians in Candid Conversation Registration recommended. Join with others from St. Luke's, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, and 2nd Presbyterian Church for study and conversation of the scriptures as we explore what Jews and Christians should know about each other and their sacred texts. All sessions meet 7-9PM. November 2 at Beth-El Zedeck (600 W. 70th St.). “The Binding of Isaac: What if the Angels Came too Late?” Discover how Jews and Christians read the same story differently and why it matters. LEADERS: Rabbi Sandy Sasso of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, and Dr. Holly Hearon of Christian Theological Seminary. November 16 at St. Luke’s (100 W. 86th St.). “Psalms and Healing in Jewish & Christian Tradition.” A musical and liturgical interpretation. November 30 at Beth-El Zedeck. “Reading Isaiah: Jewish & Christian Perspectives” LEADERS: Dr. Gerry Janzen, Professor of Old Testament at Christian Theological Seminary.

New Beginnings Sundays, 9:30-10:30AM in E213. What kind of story are you telling with your life? Is it a story that is compelling? Is it worth passing on to others? Or is it one that would put someone to sleep? In November and December, our couples' class will study Don Miller's book that tackles these very questions: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. In the book, Mr. Miller taps into the idea of living into your dreams and gifts, and living a bigger and better story out of them. Join us for an interesting discussion and a chance to connect with other couples in the church. No registration required, simply contact Nathan Montgomery with any questions at n8withan8@gmail.com or 340-7115.


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Women’s Advent Luncheon

ADVENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem Sundays, November 27–December 18, 11AMNoon, Parlor. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth of Jesus, we will have the opportunity to see more clearly the theological significance of the nativity. Hamilton’s hope and prayer for us is that in reliving the story of Jesus’ birth we will experience the “good news of great joy for all people” that comes from knowing the true meaning of Christmas. Join Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries, and take this journey together. Book may be purchased in the Oasis Bookstore.

Thursdays, December 1-22, Noon–1:30PM, Parlor. Pre-registration required; cost is $25. Christmas Carol Bible Study: This videobased Bible study features the classic Charles Dickens' film as a musical with Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge. Throughout the writings of Dickens, one can find the values of honesty, compassion, love, justice and mercy. The same is true with “A Christmas Carol.” Bring a friend and join the engaging and thoughtful conversations that will have us reflect upon our expectations for this Advent/Christmas season. Co-leaders for these lunch discussions are Caitlin Drouin and Jennifer Todd, St. Luke’s members and, Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries. Childcare provided with advance registration; a lunch needs to be provided for your children.

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.

November at The Track This month’s virtue is Gratitude—letting others know you see how they’ve helped you. This month we will learn (1) We can show Gratitude because of what God has done. (2) God instills Gratitude in us as we respond to His goodness. (3) God uses Gratitude in us to influence our families, friends and neighbors. Remember: A virtue is something God does in us to change the world around us.

Mitten Tree The Track (Children's Ministries) will be collecting hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks or underwear (sizes infants to teens) for Christamore House November 13-December 4. Please place donations by the trees in the Track (East Passage) and in front of Robertson Chapel by December 4.

Volunteers Needed Our memory verse is “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18, NIV. If your child can memorize this verse and tell their Small Group Leader, they get a special sticker on their Pit Pass. At the end of the year there will be special awards for those with the most stickers.

November at the Mini-Track The kids will be learning “God made me.” Their memory verse is “Be kind and loving to each other.” EPHESIANS 4:32, NCV. If Pre-K kids are able to recite the memory verse to the Small Group Leader, they get a special sticker for the Pit Pass. Children in Early Childhood Sunday School classes will be celebrating Thanksgiving with the Five Kernels of Corn on November 20 during Mini Track Worship.

We are in need of Small Group leaders for all ages from Preschool through 1st grade. Leading a Small Group will offer you an opportunity to not only connect with children, but also help them connect with each other and build community. We are looking for adults who are willing to be a consistent person in the children's lives. If you are interested in investing your time in our kids, please contact thetrack@stlukesumc.com.

Save the Dates! February 25 is the first annual “Impact Conference: Parenting with Purpose” at St. Luke’s. The keynote speaker is Carey Niewhoff who co-authored Parenting Beyond Your Capacity. Save the date in your calendar and plan to be at this great event. Details TBA. ••• Also the 2012 Summer Splash will take place July 23-27 from 9AM-12:15PM. Please note this is a change from the normal June dates. We are excited to be able to welcome our non-traditional calendar students.


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CHILDREN’S MUSIC Consider Being a Member of "Club 88" Please help the Children's Choirs by purchasing a piano key for $88; your name will be placed on the piano key of your choice on the poster in the music area. You can select an A-flat or a high C or a low E...whatever key you like for $88! After all 88 keys are sold, we will have the funds to purchase a new digital Roland piano for the Children's Music Room. For more information, contact Debra Nethercott, Director of Children's Music, at 846-3404 x329 or nethercottd@stlukesumc.com.

COMMUNITY MINISTRIES Outreach, Inc.

United Christmas Service

Our mission statement is short and simple: "Equipping and empowering homeless teens and young adults to exit street life.” Our Outreach youth are in great need of new hoodies to keep them warm this winter while they are living on the streets of Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Please help Outreach reach our goal of providing 100+ new hoodies with a donation of any amount. The Outreach, Inc. staff will purchase and distribute the hoodies on Thursday, December 15 during our annual Christmas dinner for our youth. Please make checks payable to St. Luke’s UMC, with Outreach, Inc. on the memo line. For information, contact Jackie Reed at 332-6550 or jsrmolar@sbcglobal.net. Check out our website at www.outreachindiana.org. or better yet, come and have dinner with us on Thursday, December 15 at Englewood Christian Church.

UCS is a part of the Whose Birthday Is It? giving campaign that St. Luke’s has been promoting for the past three years during advent. You can make a donation via the Whose Birthday Is It? brochure that will be in the worship guide on November 27. Or, if you wish to “adopt” a family, please go online at www.uwci.org/ucs so that you can be matched with a family.

Whose Birthday Is It? "Whose Birthday Is it?" asks us to remember the reason we give gifts at Christmas and to give them in the spirit of Jesus. The following groups are being supported by St. Luke's Outreach Ministries this upcoming holiday season: Fletcher Place Christmas Shopping, Fox Hill Elementary School, Heifer International, Mitten Tree, Outreach, Inc., Water for Life and United Christmas Service. The campaign kicks off November 27, and brochures will be available at that time. Questions? Contact Jayne Thorne at thornej@ stlukesumc.com or learn more at www.stlukesumc.com.

FAMILY MINISTRIES Couples, Inc

Family Fellowship Night

This fall, we’re launching a new ministry for couples in our church. Our mission is to help couples thrive in their relationships, and we believe that in order to thrive, it is essential that couples be in community with other couples. Starting this month, we will begin by organizing small group studies for couples throughout our church. Studies will last for five weeks—email us at coupleslife@stlukesumc.com to find times and locations that would fit you.

The third Sunday of every month is hereby decreed Family Fellowship Night at St. Luke’s! Join other families of our church at 5PM for a pizza dinner, followed by “Mission Possible Kids” for elementary-aged children, and parenting study groups for adults (childcare will be provided for children aged kindergarten and under). Come connect with other families and take time with other parents to reflect on the challenges and joys of parenthood.


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FELLOWSHIP Elderberries The Elderberries dinner and program will be Thursday, November 3 in Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be served at 5:30PM with entertainment following. We ask that you bring a dish to share. A minimum of $3/person donation is suggested. First-time visitors do not need to pay or bring a dish. Please make reservations with Adra Wheeler at 253-4914 or 846-3404. Our entertainment will be VOCE, "Voices of Choral Excellence." VOCE was formed in 2006 by St Luke's former music director and educator, Charles Goehring. The 20 auditioned singers represent some of the finest vocal talent in Indiana. Their captivating concerts with a variety of musical styles and repertoire include show tunes to Renaissance motets.

GLOBAL HEALTH MINISTRIES World AIDS Day The Global Health Commission celebrates World AIDS Day with increased awareness of the pandemic worldwide, nationally and locally. Visit the Global Health Commission table in the West Passage on November 20 & 27 for more information, including where to get tested for free. Stop by the Imani table to support the HIV-infected in Kenya by buying products they make. Wear a red ribbon. There are celebrations around the world to remember those that have died with AIDS and to support those living with HIV or AIDS, and to share our concern and care about the disease—several events are in the Indianapolis area. One community event is on December 1 at 6PM at The Church Within, 1125 Spruce St. near Fountain Square. The program includes the fabulous Indianapolis Men’s Chorus and the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus. Memorial Quilts will be on display, and a candle lighting memorial will be available.

GREEN MINISTRIES More Than Four Tons

Green Gratitude Award

Over four tons a month is the number that earns St. Luke’s Green Ministry a considerable amount of money for paper recycling. Less than four tons a month only earns a small amount. We have only exceeded four tons a month once in 2011. Let’s finish the year with lots of paper, catalogs, mail and newspaper (no cardboard) dumped in the two green and yellow bins at the east driveway. Keep the tonnage coming in 2012!

The United Methodist Men working the Fish Fry on October 6 outdid themselves. Not only did they provide tasty food for hundreds of people, they carried all their recycling (flatten cans, plastic and cardboard) out to the bins without even being asked to do so. The Green Ministry is IMPRESSED!

Collapsible, Ecologically Safe, Reusable Bottle Break the single-use plastic bottle habit! Buy a bright green “bottle” that can fold, snap and attach easily to your belt loop or backpack or fit in your purse. Great for traveling, costs $8. Contact Betty Brandt at brandtb@stlukesumc. com, 846-3404x339.

Green Ministry Leadership Team Our ministry leadership team meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Next meeting is November 9, 5:30-7PM in E213 and welcomes new people to the discussion. Contact Sharon Chambers at sharon.chambers39@comcast.net or 317-578-7502, or just show up.

Bike Racks at Door #16 and Lodge Fall is the perfect time to ride your bike to church. There are bike racks by door #16 and in front of the Lodge.


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GRIEF MINISTRY All Saints’ Day Service

HUGS Holiday Pitch-In

Thursday, November 1, 7PM in Robertson Chapel. This is a service to honor those saints who have gone before us, especially beloved family and friends. There will be a special video remembrance for losses of this past year, Holy Communion, candle lighting, beautiful music, and the reading of names with the tolling of the bell. Led by Rev. Marsha Hutchinson and Rev. David Williamson.

On Sunday, December 4, 2-4PM in the Parlor, there will be a holiday reunion for anyone who has participated in the H.U.G.S support groups in years past or currently. Everyone is asked to bring a vegetable dish, salad or dessert. Main course will be provided. We will have a "special visitor" from the North Pole bringing gifts.

Coping with the Holidays

Tuesday, December 13, 7PM in the Spiritual Life Center. A ceremony of prayer, lighting of candles, speaking the names, and music by Carol Dennis and Sandy Clark. A reception will be held following service. Childcare available by appointment. Call Marci Harenberg at 373-3430.

Sometimes holidays can be hard, especially when a family member is no longer physically part of them. If you, or anyone in your family, is facing the upcoming holidays with a silent sense of dread, join the H.U.G.S (Healing Under Group Support) community on Sunday, November 20, in the Parlor from 2-3:30PM. Rev. Dan Moseley, professor, author and speaker, will talk about "Coping with the Holidays," and Rev. Marsha Hutchinson, St. Luke’s Minister of Pastoral Care, will speak about navigating through the not so "jolly" holiday season. No fee is required; please contact Marsha at 846-3404 x315 or hutchinsonm@stlukesumc.com if you plan to attend.

HOPE Candlelight Memorial for Baby Loss

Grief Ministry Mentors If you have had a loss in your life and are not ready for group support, having a Grief Ministry mentor, a supportive friend, could help. A mentor might be just a phone friend or someone to enjoy a lunch. For information about becoming a mentor or being matched with a mentor, email Rev. Marsha Hutchinson at hutchinsonm@stlukesumc.com, Susan Whittleton at jwhittleto@aol.com, or Becky Moody at jbmoody@prodigy.net.

HEALTH MINISTRY Flu Shots Visiting Nurse Service will be here Sunday, November 6 from 9-11AM in N101/102 (note the shorter time this year of only two hours, so come early for a flu shot). Prices: $35 Flu vaccine (3 years old & up), $30 ½-dose Flu vaccine (6-35 months), $40 Thimerosal-Free Flu vaccine (6 monthsolder), $40 FluMist, $70 Pneumonia vaccination (9 years & up). Payment: Medicare Part B & Medicare Advantage plans (MAP), cash, or check.

First Aid Class Are you interested in learning what to do when someone is ill or injured? Come to a brief presentation on common issues in first aid in both children and adults. Join us on Wednesday, November 9 from 7-8:30PM in 107/109. Taught by Carol Lee Cherry, RN.

Health Ministry Recruits If you’re an RN looking for an easy way to give back to the community, join our rotation for once-a-month BP screenings. Volunteer 3-4 times a year and meet some wonderful people! Consider taking part in health ministry emails for input in creating a community of healing individuals empowered to take care of themselves. We are health professionals, caregivers and care receivers concerned about health and committed to seeing the healing ministry of the church carried out. We meet in person three times a year for great food and fellowship. Questions? Contact Natalie Manges at nmanges@iquest.net.


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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.

Fourth Year with Dr. Marion Miller 2011 is the fourth year with Dr. Marion Miller as the Pastor for Later @ St. Luke’s. This year we plan to celebrate two consecutive Sundays. On November 6 we will welcome Pastor Larry Bates from Community Life Line Christian Church and the “Men of One Accord” Gospel Singers. Then on November 13, the St. Stephens Christian Church and Praise Team will join us. We will gather and celebrate these past four years of accomplishments. A welcoming reception and a time to be in community will take place immediately following each worship service.

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 November 13 and December 11.

MUSIC MINISTRIES In Recital: Bruce Neswick Sunday, November 6, 3PM, Sanctuary. The newest member of the Indiana University/Jacobs School of Music faculty, organist Bruce Neswick has most recently served as Director of Music at the renowned Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City. A dazzling recitalist and acclaimed improviser, Neswick delights audiences with his diverse programming. The St. Luke’s Sanctuary organ, an 80-rank Goulding & Wood instrument, will be heard in its full grandeur. The performance will benefit the Goulding & Wood/St. Luke’s UMC organ scholarship at Indiana University.

“For All the Saints” The fourth anniversary of “For All the Saints,” St. Luke's organist Charles Manning's album of beloved hymns, is November 1—All Saints’ Day. On Sunday, November 6, Charles will be available in the Oasis Bookstore and Gift Shop after each service to sign and dedicate copies of the recording. Hymns on the disc include "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art," "Jesus Loves Me," "In the Garden," "Holy, Holy, Holy," and many others. A printed insert provides the composer for each hymn tune, as well as other interesting historical information. All of the hymns are arranged by Charles and played on St. Luke's Goulding & Wood Pipe Organ. The CD ($15) is available in Oasis, or by contacting Charles at 218-8432 or manningc@stlukesumc.com.


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Lift Up Your Heads! Open Wide the Doors! This year’s annual Candlelight Christmas Concerts on Friday, December 2 at 7:30PM and Saturday, December 3 at 4PM will reflect on what it means to open our hearts and homes to a Savior born in relative homelessness, as there was “no room in the inn.” More than 200 musicians and seven choirs and ensembles, including the St. Luke’s Orchestra, Chancel Choir, Children’s Choir, Wesleyan Ringers and New Song, will perform selections based on familiar carols, such as “The First Noel,” “In the Bleak Midwinter,” and “Joy to the World.” To learn more about the concert selections, sign up for the St. Luke’s Performing Arts e-newsletter at the e-Newsletters link at the top of the home page at www.stlukesumc.com. Special editions will be sent in November and will include comments from the music directors and musicians at St. Luke’s. The concert is free—invite your friends and neighbors to experience this special blessing of the season at St. Luke’s. A freewill offering helps to cover the expenses of the concert. This year, additional proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

SINGLES MINISTRIES

(40+)

Thespians Group Casting Call

Lasting Love for Singles

The “Way-Off Broadway” Players return this year with their rendition of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, “A Christmas Carol.” The production will take place this December. If you would be interested in speaking or non-speaking parts for this wonderful production, or maybe set design/ construction or costumes, contact our Producer, Gloria Barratt, at 317-462-1009 or gloriousglo2002 @sbcglobal.net.

Saturday December 3, 8:30AM-3PM. Have you been on a lifelong search for love—and feel ready to give up? Discover what gets in the way of creating the love you want and how to attract genuine lasting love. Uncover your old beliefs and unconscious commitments that get in the way. Get clear on what you want in a relationship. The day includes videos, activities, laughter, lunch and an opportunity to get to know other singles.

All Things Delicious Cooking Class BEGINNER Cooking Class, Mondays November 7, 14, & 28 ADVANCED Cooking Class, Thursdays November 3, 10, &17 Cooking isn’t just for the pros or those on the Food Network. Join Chef Carrie Kees as she guides us on how to cook wonderful meals for one, cooking on a budget, using all the items in your fridge, and gives us recipes to take home. All levels of cooking experience welcomed. Cost is $15/person for three sessions (7-9PM in the Great Hall kitchen). Register and pay online at www.stlukesumc.com. Each class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. No walk-ins. Childcare is provided. No pro-rating or refunds. For questions or more information, email DeAnna Moran at morand@stlukesumc.com.

Singles Thanksgiving Pitch-In Lunch Time again to carve the turkey and have some fun with our singles ministry at our Thanksgiving Pitch-in lunch. Join us Sunday, November 20 from 12:30-1:30PM in the Fellowship Hall—everyone is welcome. Please bring a pitch-in item based upon the first letter of your last name (A-F: Vegetable; G-L: Salad; M-R: Bread; S-Z: Dessert). Singles ministry will provide the turkey and drinks. If you can’t bring something with you, then we ask that you make a $5 donation to offset the cost of the meal.

Led by Amy Barnes, MA, MBA, LMHC and Relationship Coach. Amy will use material from Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, author of numerous books on relationships. For more information, contact Amy at 317-257-7544. Preregistration required ($75 fee, includes lunch). Register online at www.stlukesumc.com on the Singles Ministry class page or call DeAnna at 317-846-3404x367.

"A Christmas Carol" THE WAY OFF BROADWAY PLAYERS PRESENT CHARLES DICKENS’ CHRISTMAS CLASSIC The Singles Ministry Thespian group will present its rendition of "A Christmas Carol" on Wednesday, December 7, 7:30PM for $5, or Saturday, December 10, 7PM for $10 (includes drinks and dessert). Tickets can be purchased on Wednesday nights, in the main office during the week, or online. Childcare provided for Wednesday showing only. For more information, please contact Chris at thornsberryc @stlukesumc.com.


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SOCIAL JUSTICE Poverty 101- The Psychology of Poverty Tuesdays, 7–8:30PM, November 8-December 20. Poverty 101 is a course designed to help you understand how the impoverished see, interpret and interact with the world around them. This interactive seven-week course will help prepare you for urban or third world ministry. If you are interested in working in mission with the poor or just want to better understand this issue, then you should register for this course. Registration is required to assure sufficient program materials are available for all attendees. Childcare will be available if requested at registration. Go to www.stlukesumc.com to register online, or send an email to DeAnna Moran at morand@stlukesumc.com. For more information, contact Charlie Russell at charlie@crussellphoto.com or Jayne Thorne at thornej@stlukesumc.com.

SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER To pre-register for a class, go to www.stlukesumc.com/getinvolved/classes, or contact DeAnna Moran at 317-846-3404 x367 or morand@stlukesumc.com. 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.

HEALING MINISTRY

Pilgrimage Healing Process Training If you feel called to bring the healing power of God’s love to others, you may be interested in being trained in the Pilgrimage Healing Process, a hands-on-healing modality. The training includes background of the Process, learning the steps, being both receiver and giver and a discussion of your roles as healer. Experiencing a healing session in preparation for the training is required. Call 846-3404x442 to schedule a healing session appointment. Contact Betty Brandt, brandtb@stlukesumc.com, 8463404x339, to express interest or ask questions. Saturday, November 19, 8:30AM-4PM in the Spiritual Life Center. Training team led by Sandy Clark. Registration required with a $50 deposit by November 11. Total fee of $150 includes training manual, DVD and lunch.

WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & RETREATS

Ways to Pray Workshop “…pray constantly, and for all things give thanks to God because that is what God expects you to do…” I THESSALONIANS 5:17. The more ways we have to pray, the better able we are to “pray constantly.” The Spiritual Life Center invites you to explore three experiential prayer forms: dancing for peace, praying with color and practicing an ancient mantra prayer that moves you from your head to your heart. Join us for an enriching and exciting morning on Friday, November 4, 9AM-1PM in the Parlor. Registration required, no fee. Register for childcare by Friday, October 28. Optional soup/bread lunch at 1PM (donation appreciated).

Kundalini Yoga Kundalini Yoga combines mantra, motion and posture to create an individual experience of the Infinite. Bring a blanket or mat. Beginners welcome. Taught by Karla Becker, Wednesdays, now-November 9 and November 16-December 21, 5:30-6:30PM in N103/104. 6 sessions/$60 or walkins/$15. Register and pay at www.stlukesumc.com or call DeAnna 846-3404x367.

God in Everything: A Call to Mysticism What is a mystic? How do you “live” the questions? How do you learn to live from the “inside out”? How do you enlarge your ability to trust, love and make connections? How do you experience grace and gratitude in every moment as you live in the now? Join Carol Roth, a self-described mystic, as she facilitates this class which is entirely experiential. Live the questions and experiment with the tools. “Home” work and “Soul” work included. Four evenings, Tuesdays, November 8 & 15 and Thursdays, November 10 & 17, 7-9PM in Luke’s Lodge (NE corner of back parking lot). Registration required. Contact DeAnna at 317-846-3404x367 or www.stlukesumc.com. Donations to SLC welcome.

Advent Retreat with Rev. Rob Fuquay Remembering to make room in your heart and soul for the Spirit of Jesus may be the most important thing you do this Advent. Take three hours on a Saturday morning to be present to yourself and the Divine. Rob Fuquay, Chuck Goehring, Barb Hale and Betty Brandt invite you to a time of contemplation, music, thoughtful words and fellowship. Saturday, December 10, 9AM-Noon in the Spiritual Life Center. Registration suggested, no fee.


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Hugged by These Walls:

SPIRITUALITY AND THE ARTS

Stories of Central Avenue Methodist Church

“Songs of the Spirit” Exhibit and Reception Drawing inspiration from ancient, traditional and contemporary spiritual music, Scott Semester showcases photography, collage and drawings in "Songs of the Spirit," his debut exhibition at St. Luke’s Mezzanine Gallery, November 1-22. Opening reception will feature a brief musical performance to complement the visual art. Friday, November 4, 78:30PM, Mezzanine Gallery.

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 pitchins too. Every Thursday, 9AM-4PM in C122. For information, contact Karen Porter at porter.joe@sbcglobal.net.

Studio 3 Art Ministry — Matting Workshop Local artist Barbara Stark will teach techniques on matting your artwork and tips on cutting your own mats. Bring any mat cutting device or matboard you may already have. Some practice mats and cutters will be available for use. Thursday, November 10, 10AM-4PM in C122. Please bring a dish to share at pitch-in lunch. For further information, contact Linda Etherton at j.etherton1@juno.com.

St. Luke’s UMC usually dates her story to January 11, 1953 when a group from Central Avenue Methodist Church began worshiping in the Broad Ripple American Legion Hall. Now take advantage of the opportunity to hear about 120 years of Central Avenue’s history as told by storyteller Sally Perkins. Central Avenue was once the largest Methodist congregation in the state and its members made a powerful contribution to not only to the creation of St. Luke’s, but to the creation of Indianapolis. Be captivated by personal stories of more than 25 church members—stories of success and struggle through a century of change. Storytelling event on Friday, November 18, 7-8:30PM in Robertson Chapel. Cost is $5 at the door.

Studio 3 Art Ministry — Christmas Card Mania Bringing card ideas and supplies to share with others always makes for a fun and busy day, but this year we are introducing a card exchange. If you care to participate, please make at least five cards ahead of the workshop to give away. A light lunch will be provided, and each participant should go home with at least five cards created by others, as well as those you craft for yourself. Thursday, December 1, 10AM-4PM in C122. For further information, contact Linda Etherton at j.etherton1@juno.com.

UNITED METHODIST MEN Men's Breakfast

Theology Unplugged

All men are invited to the United Methodist Men's monthly breakfast on Saturday, November 5 at 8AM in Fellowship Hall. We offer a hearty breakfast, fellowship, sharing and an interesting program. Our featured guest for the November program will be chef Dave Mitchell. For the past 14 years, Dave has organized a Thanksgiving dinner for the needy. Come learn about Dave's passion for serving others and what this mission means to him. Please call Chris Bailey at 317-306-8491 to RSVP. This will assist in planning and allow for the correct amount of food.

Where do we go from here? For many of us, the most puzzling and difficult questions surrounding Christianity is what happens after we die. We suppose there is a heaven, but what will it be like, or perhaps more importantly, who will be there? Not surprisingly, we all answer these questions differently, and even the Bible seems to offer multiple viewpoints on the subject. Come share a time of open discussion, and perhaps explore how what we believe about the next life impacts the way we live this life. Theology Unplugged is a place for men to gather and share about life and faith in a more relaxed atmosphere. Next meeting: Wednesday, November 16, 8:30PM at the Rusty Bucket—86th and Old Town Lane (east of Ditch Road). Contact Matt Roop at Matt Roop at mkroop66@gmail.com or 317- 692-1865 if you intend to be there.


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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Human Trafficking Event UMW will host an event on human trafficking Saturday, November 5 at 10:30AM in N101/102. Kallyn Vandenack, Outreach Services Specialist with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, will be our speaker. Put this important date on your calendar and plan to come and learn how you can be a vital part of combating human sex trafficking.

2011 Holiday Bazaar This year's UMW Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 12, 9AM-4PM. Grab a friend and spend some time shopping. There are always hundreds of beautiful items for sale at this wildly popular event—items like jewelry, clothing, holiday decorations, wooden toys, furniture, ceramics and artwork, as well as food and baked goods. And best of all: admission is FREE! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SET UP—Friday, November 11, 9AM6PM; EVENT-- Saturday, November 12, 7AM-5PM. If you would like to help, contact Sue Nearpass at 691-2842.

Go Nuts for Brightwood! Hostess gifts, holiday presents, baking or snacking ... these locally roasted fresh nuts are great to have on hand. Nuts will be available in the West Passage on November 20, December 4, and December 11. Cases of 25 one-pound bags are great office presents, and available at a discount—contact Shelly Sutton at 317-250-4280 to order. All proceeds from this UMW-sponsored sale benefit Brightwood Community Center on Indianapolis' east side.

Save the Date Ladies of St. Luke’s: how about a Ladies’ Day Out on January 14, 2012? UMW has rescheduled the retreat for that day. We know that it may be snowy, but what a great way to RELAX after a busy holiday season, REFLECT on last year and the blessings we received, and REJOICE about the many wonderful experiences ahead in our lives and in the new year. Registration will take place in December.

UMW CIRCLE MEETINGS

Eve Circle

New Life Circle

Eve Circle invites all mothers with young children to unite with other mothers through support, faith, missions, fun and socializing. Tuesday, November 8 is Bake Day! We will spend our time making treats for the upcoming Holiday Bazaar. Meet in the Great Hall at 9:30AM. On November 15, join us for some stress-relieving yoga, again in the Great Hall. Finally, we’ll meet a third time on November 29, going off-site to Fletcher Place to deliver items collected by the UMW Christmas Shopping Program drive. ••• 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 9:30-11:30 AM in the Parlor. Free childcare is available by contacting evecirclechildcare@yahoo.com. For more information regarding Eve Circle, contact Jessica Mason at evecircle@yahoo.com.

Attention single women. . . it’s Fall Festival time, and New Life Circle will host the UMW Holiday Bazaar luncheon on Saturday, November 12 in the Parlor. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Nancy at 255-1226. Then join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 7PM in the Spiritual Life Center. The early Christian practices of Scotland and Ireland have been lost for centuries. Now modern Christians are returning to those practices to enrich prayer life. Betty Brandt, Director of the Spiritual Life Center, will take us on a journey of “Celtic Spirituality.” For information, call Nancy at 2551226 or Cathy at 334-7821. New Life Circle is a gathering of single, divorced, and widowed women of all ages.

Mary Magdalene Circle Mary Magdalene will meet in the Spiritual Life Center on November 9 at 7PM. Healthy Cooking for the Holidays will be the program provided by Sarah Stout, certified clinical nutritionist and raw food gourmet chef. Guests are welcome to join our members for this informative program. If you have any questions, contact co-chairs Elizabeth Keller at 594-9544, jimandlizkeller@sbcglobal.net or Nancy Keller at 842-5909.

Sarah Circle Sarah Circle will meet Monday November 21, in the church Parlor at 1PM. Our program is all about hummingbirds. Join us, bring a friend, and learn about one of God’s amazing creations. Questions? Call Pat Amrhien at 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: November 14) to prepare gauze squares used in surgery (bring your lunch). Contact Marguerite Moehn (873-1956) or Barb Querry (879-0543).


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WORLD MISSIONS Upcoming Work Projects Questions? Contact Jan Nichols at 846-3404 x364 or nicholsj@stlukesumc.com. For a complete listing of trips, see the World Missions Projects page at www.stlukesumc.com.

Mission, South Dakota

2012 MISSION PROJECTS

January 14-28 Medical continuing education in-service training January 28–February 11 Teacher-in-service training LEADERS: Don & Marilyn Griffith 823-9390, drdongriffith@aol.com APPROXIMATE COST: $3500

June 24-30 “Tree of Life” Rosebud Indiana Reservation Construction and Kid’s Club In addition to construction and Kid's Club work projects, there are informative and interactive educational programs with the Lakota Indians each evening. LEADER: Kathie Clemenz, 845-5655 kkclemenz@sbcglobal.net COSTS: $300 (+ transportation)

Naples, Florida

Chatham, Illinois

January 15-20 Habitat for Humanity Work Project Teams will work at Regal Acres, same location as last year. There are a variety of jobs for all ages and talents. January 15 is the beginning of “Sundays in the South” services at Naples UMC, so plan on joining us there. LEADERS: Mary & Ken Pennington and Rita & Bob Burroughs, 299-5801, bburoughs@iquest.net COST: $250

September 9-12 Midwest Mission Distribution Center Packing, sewing and building school desks for disasters and underdeveloped countries. LEADER: Marge Butler, 257-6130 Bobbutler2@comcast.net COSTS: $189 (+ transportation)

Sierra Leona, West Africa

Ft. Myers, Florida February 19-24 Garden sponsored Habitat for Humanity Work Project Join us on Sunday for “Sundays in the South.” Monday we will be working in the community at the soup kitchen and pantry. Tuesday starts the Habitat project. Ft. Myers beach is 100 yards away from the dorms! LEADER: Janet Harlan, 290-9396 Jharlan2443@sbcglobal.net COST: $225

Zimbabwe/Mozambique, Africa October/November 2012 (dates TBD) Water well drilling and preparation LEADER: Rich Potterf, 846-3404 potterfr@stlukesumc.com COST: $2,600

Chile, South America November 16 or 17 thru November 24 30 Year Celebration of EPES Work with Health Promoters and Karen Anderson, Founder LEADERS: Donna Wanstrath & Jan Nichols, 846-3404, nicholsj@stlukesumc.com COST: $1900

YOUNG ADULT COMMUNITY 2nd Fridays at Chatham Tap, Fishers Friday, November 11, 7-9PM. Meet up with our friends from Allisonville Christian Church at Chatham Tap in Fishers (8211 E. 116th St.). Spend time getting to know each other by hanging out and through conversation. For more information, email Chris at thornsberryc@stlukesumc.com.

Laser Tag & Dinner at On The Border Saturday, November 19, 5PM. Remember playing laser tag when you were a kid? Just because we’re older doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun. Come play two games of laser tag at X-Site Amusement in Castleton (behind the mall; 6155 E 86th St.) for $10, and then enjoy dinner down the street at On the Border Mexican Restaurant. For more information, email Chris at thornsberryc@stlukesumc.com.


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Lunch Crew at Broad Ripple Brew Pub

College-Age Ministry & Facebook Group

Sunday, November 27, 12:30PM. Join other young adults as we gather for lunch at the Broad Ripple Brew Pub (842 E. 65th St.). We’ll have some great food and maybe catch a friendly competition in a game of darts. Questions? Contact Chris at thornsberryc@stlukesumc.com.

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.” Mark your calendars for the following college visit: NOVEMBER 28 - Purdue

Interested in a Small Group? Are you interested in joining a young adult small group that meets bi-weekly in homes? If so, please contact Chris Thornsberry at thornsberryc@stlukesumc.com to set up a time to talk about your interest and how you can get involved. Find us on Facebook at “St. Luke’s UMC-Young Adult Community” for updates, information and connecting with other young adults. Or, to sign up for our monthly email, contact Chris Thornsberry at thornsberryc@ stlukesumc.com.

COLLEGE-AGE MINISTRY WINTER BREAK EVENTS: DECEMBER 16: Kelly Taylor Concert 7-9PM. Come to the

Cafe to reconnect with other college students and then join youth ministry for a concert in the chapel. DECEMBER 18: Welcome home & Adam Wheatley Concert

8-10PM. DECEMBER 21 AND 28: Reconnect with other college-age

students at The Lodge from 8-9:30PM

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!

November 11-12: 30 Hour Famine We invite all youth (grades 6-12) to be a part of this awesome experience. Meet at the Lodge Friday, November 11 at 7PM for some experiential activities that will educate us about poverty and hunger. We will spend the night at the Lodge. On Saturday, we head out to our work sites for the day, which include building a wheelchair ramp. After service projects, we will return to the Lodge to share in a meal together and break the fast around 6PM. Check out www.30hourfamine.org for details of the worldwide effort to end hunger. This is a great service opportunity to help people in need. There is NO COST, except for the student’s donations. Please join us in fighting hunger. For questions, contact Stephanie Eft at 846-3404 x369 or efts@stlukesumc.com. If your student is interested in participating but would need to eat during this event, we can work that out. YOUTH MISSION TRIPS June 23-29, 2012: Senior High Mission Trip to New Orleans This experience is open to all incoming 9-12th grade students and the graduating high school class of 2012. Cost is $550. We will be stopping at the National Civil Rights Museum and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Students will learn about the American Civil Rights movement and how far our nation still has to go in racial and cultural reconciliation. Sign up on the St. Luke’s UMC website.

July 15-21, 2012: Jr. High Mission Trip to Eastern Tennessee Open to incoming 7-9th grade students. Cost is $500/student. We will travel to the YouthWorks site in Newport, TN. The region is known for camping in the Smoky Mountains, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and the traditional Bluegrass music. Unfortunately, the town's remote location provides little job opportunity for residents, many of whom struggle with unemployment and poverty. Our students will be serving alongside the local residents as we minister through Kids Club and home improvement projects. MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENTS DECEMBER 16-17: Jr. High Winter Retreat DECEMBER 9: Sr. High Progressive Dinner, 5:30-10PM DECEMBER 16-17: Jr. High Winter Retreat. Begins at 7PM

with Kelly Taylor concert and ends at 8AM Saturday. Cost is $15. Contact Ryan McGee, register at stlukesumc.com/youth. DECEMBER 16: Jr./Sr. High and College Youth Ministry

concert featuring Kelly Taylor, 7-9PM DECEMBER 18: Christmas Party featuring singer/songwriter

Adam Wheatley, 6-8PM JANUARY 8: Winter Kick Off, 6-8PM with dinner


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The following is a listing of essential info and on-going classes/events.

WORSHIP

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

CONTACT

Adult Class Registration

DeAnna Moran

Childcare Needs for Meetings/Events (charges may apply)

Kristi Chamberlain

Member Care/Death/ Mary Katherine Schnitz Stephen Ministry Request/Hospitalization Membership/Births/Address/ Phone Change

Sylvia Forbes

Reserve a Room/Request A/V

Beth Lammers or Carol Helmus

Weddings/Special Event Coordination

Carol Helmus

Baptisms

Bobbi Main-Jackson

Pledge Balance/Information

Finance Office

Oasis Bookstore

Sharon Holyoak

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 fourth Sunday of every month.

Family Fuel, First Sunday of every month at 10:45AM in Robertson Chapel. A fun, interactive worship service for elementary-aged children and their families to experience together. Led by Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson. Taizé, Third Sundays of the 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: 10:15AM 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:

10AM - 2PM SUNDAYS 9AM - 1PM

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

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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 staleya@comcast.net.

Thursdays, 7-8:30PM, Spiritual Life Center. This study discusses innovative and challenging spiritual books. Contact JoAnne Waeltz, 872-0895, jwaeltz@comcast.net, 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 This group focuses on non-fiction books with spiritual themes every Tuesday afternoon, 1-2:30PM in the Spiritual Life Center. Contact JoAnne Waeltz, 872-0895, jwaeltz@comcast.net.

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.

George Vickery Men’s Discussion Group Wednesdays, 8AM at Shapiro’s. 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. The book we read in September and October was Love Wins by Rob Bell, and the study was led by Rob Fuquay. 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 always welcome you to our fellowship to enjoy this relaxed format, stimulating conversation and thought-provoking topics.

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 Donna Cripe at 317-627-9026 or at drcripe@att.net.

Crochet Guild If you are interested in learning to crochet or enriching your crocheting experience, please come meet with other enthusiasts. Expect special charity projects and fellowship. Every 1st Saturday, 10AM-Noon in E107/109. No registration. For more information contact Edie Huffman, at johnediehuffman@hotmail.com, or 228-0496.

SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES

Conversations Around the Scripture

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30AM, The Forum at The Crossing. An off-site senior adult Bible Study. Led by Terri Coe, Mary Katherine Schnitz, Chris Thornsberry and several other St. Luke’s lay members.

Sundays, 9:30–10:30AM in E105. All are welcome to join the discussion as we learn lessons of faith that can be applied to everyday living. Conversations are engaging and filled with practical experiences. This year we will study the Gospel of Luke and its companion writing, Acts. Who are we in Christ? How do we take what we learn and act upon it? Class members lead discussions based upon material (workbook and DVD presentations) created by Dr. James “Mickey” Efird, Professor Emeritus, Duke Divinity School. For more information, contact Mollie and Brian Earnhart at 317-8732406. Workbooks may be purchased in Oasis Bookstore.

Thursday Afternoon Book Study

Empty-Nesters

Thursdays, 1-2:30PM, Parlor. Join this afternoon group to read and discuss a diverse selection of reading materials. NOVEMBER BOOK: Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See. DECEMBER BOOK: Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman. The group also enjoys lunches, watching movies, taking field trips and celebrating birthdays together. Class facilitator is Phyllis Bybee. For more information, please contact Sylvia Forbes at 846-3404 or forbess@stlukesumc.com.

Sundays (except holidays), 9:30-10:30AM in the Parlor. Read, watch, and discuss contemporary and traditional books and videos, as well as some Bible study. We gather regularly for social activities. For more information, contact Ann Townsend at 842-0464.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study


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New Beginnings

“Drum On” Circle

Sundays, Sept.-May (except holidays), 9:30-10:30AM in E213. A self-led couples class that meets weekly and discusses a variety of topics. We have regular social gatherings as well! For more information, contact Nathan or Paula Montgomery at n8withan8@gmail. com, or 340-7115.

Live with Vibrancy, Rhythm and Passion. All are invited to experience an hour of drumming every 4th Wednesday. Next meeting Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Led by Dane McCullough, Modular Building, 6:307:30PM. Drums are provided or bring your own. No experience necessary. Donations appreciated. No circle in November or December.

Ongoing “Being” Discussion Religion, Meaning, Ethics & Ideas Every Sunday morning at 7AM on FM90/1, Krista Tippett interviews spiritual leaders. A community of “Being” (formerly “Speaking of Faith”) fans meets at 9:30AM in the Spiritual Life Center to discuss that morning’s program. The show is available on the prior Thursday at www.onbeing.org. Led by Betty Brandt.

New Perspectives on Sunday Morning Sundays, 11AM-Noon in E105. This class explores the work of religious scholars who are giving voice to reimagining the essence of Christianity. Bring your questions about the church, religion and faith to this non-judgmental conversation in search of alternative answers and paths to experiences of the Holy. Scott Severns and Bruce Roberts, Leaders.

PRAYER & MEDITATION

Guided Meditations Kent Millard, Scott Semester, Barbara Burke and Carol Ernst have recorded guided meditations to help you develop your meditation skills. Just go to www.stlukesumc.com and google “Guided Meditations,” then click on “Prayer and Meditation.” You will be able to hear and participate as often as you want to, or download onto your iPod or CD. If you would like to purchase a CD, they are available in Oasis for $10.

Open Labyrinth Walk Walking a labyrinth is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. There are no rules or special words, no dogma that you have to know or agree with. Come wanting a tool to help you slow down, focus, pray/meditate and listen for the still, small voice of the Divine. The path is unicursal- there is only one entrance/exit. There are no tricks or dead ends. Just stay on the path and you will reach the center. Reverse your steps on your journey out. The walk takes about 20-30 minutes and is a wonderful way to find peace at the end of a busy week. Every Friday, 5-7PM in Fellowship Hall or N103/104. No registration or fee.

BODY / MIND / SPIRIT

Ongoing Integral Hatha Daytime Yoga Mondays, November 14-December 12, 7:30 & 9:30AM; and Thursdays, November 17-December 15, 8:30AM in N101/102. $60 or Walk-ins/$15 for either session. Registration suggested, taught by Marsha Pappas. Classes continue on January 2 & 5.

“Pay What You Can” Happy Yoga Open to all, regardless of your finances or yoga experience. Find your strength and happiness through poses, breath and meditation. Taught by Robin Howard. Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30PM in N103/104. No registration or fee; donations appreciated. Bring a mat AND blanket.

Ongoing Qigong Classes Qigong (Chee-Gung) is an amazing set of gentle exercises similar to Tai Chi which help to enhance and maintain one’s overall health. It is a self-healing practice used to recover from illness, relieve stress, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation and reduce chronic pain. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30AM in Luke’s Lodge, upstairs. No registration; $10/session. Taught by Amy Barr.

Aikido Training This discipline uses martial training as a means of character development rather than fighting prowess. Open to men and women. Come observe a class, or email through the Web site at www.indianapolisaikikai.org. Adult classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7-9PM, Saturdays, 8-10AM. All classes in N103/104.

Find SLC On Facebook For updates and information about Spiritual Life Center programming, go to “St. Luke’s UMC – Spiritual Life Center.”

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CARE MINISTRIES

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Chronic Pain Support Group

The Track Registration

Monday, November 21, 6-7:30PM in Parlor. 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.frazer@pfizer.com.

Have you registered your children for Sunday morning small groups? You can register them online at www.stlukesumc. com/children/sundaymorning. If you have questions, email us at thetrack@stlukesumc.com.

Diabetes Support Group Meets the first Tuesday of the month from 7-8PM, E213. NEXT MEETINGS: November 1 and December 6. This is a laidback, easy-going group open to learning and sharing through exercise, diet and prayer. Contact Debbie Allen Wagner at 796-2189.

Family Support Group Wednesdays at 6:30PM, November 9 and December 14 in the Conference Room. The group offers emotional and spiritual support for families who have a member abusing drugs or alcohol.

Family Fuel—November 6 If you are seeking an opportunity to worship with your elementary aged children, come to Family Fuel. Family Fuel is the worship service where kids bring their parents to worship. Join Cammy, Mrs. F, Sam, Vinny, Grandpa Henry, Mitchell and the rest of the clubhouse gang. Family Fuel has moved to a "oncea-month" format. We will have Family Fuel the first Sunday of the month. This format will give us an opportunity to truly “blow out” the service and make it an awesome experience for families. Join us!

Elementary Kids Check-In Procedure

Meets November 21 and the 3rd Monday of every month, 6:308PM in the Parlor. 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.

We have a new check-in process for your elementary children this year. When you bring your child(ren) to Robertson Chapel for Winner’s Circle, you will need to check them in and share who will pick them up from their Small Group classroom. Please look for your child's class sign for quick check-in. After worship, you will need to show some kind of ID to pick up your child. If you have a pager for younger children you can give us the pager number and use that instead. We are not trying to make life difficult but ensure that all children are safe and have a great experience on Sunday morning. Any questions can be directed to Rev. Jamalyn Peigh Williamson at williamsonj@stlukesumc.com. Thank you!

Caring and Sharing

Children’s Preschool & PDO

Caring and Sharing meets every Tuesday 7-8PM in C122. This is a casual get together for people of any 12-step program who wish to grow spiritually. Contact Chuck and Kathy Miller at 871-4501.

We are still enrolling for the 2011-12 school year. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum provides experiences through which children may grow socially, creatively, emotionally, cognitively and physically in a safe Christian environment. Children must be 10 months of age by September 1 to enroll in Parents’ Day Out, or three years by September 1 to enroll in preschool. Hours are 9AM-1PM.

Adult ADD Support Group Third Thursday, November 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.

Jesse’s Street

Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry is a lay ministry designed to support someone in time of crisis or difficulty. Stephen Ministers are trained to be good listeners. They are non-judgmental friends. If you would like to speak to a Stephen Minister or would like more information about the program, contact Mary Katherine Schnitz at 846-3404 or schnitzm@stlukesumc. com, or see the St. Luke's website under "Member Care."

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.

All teachers are experienced, highly qualified, well-trained and strive to maintain strong relationships with the children and their families. Music and Movement, and Minds in Motion classes are included in the preschool curriculum. For more information please contact Bobbi at main-jacksonb@stlukesumc.com or Alison at strawmyera@stlukesumc.com, or call us at 844-3399. We welcome new families!


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CHILDREN’S MUSIC Vocal and handbell groups are available for children of various ages. At least one Children’s Music group sings the second Sunday of each month in the Sanctuary at the 9:30 and 11AM services. All groups sing at various services and programs throughout the year, including the St. Luke’s Christmas Concert, the 3PM Christmas Eve Service, Palm Sunday and outreach programs. For information, contact Debra Nethercott, Children’s Music Director, at nethercottd@stlukesumc.com or 846-3404 x329, or visit www.stlukesumc.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.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – 2011/2012 All rehearsals are in E208 and/or E207, 2nd floor.

Genesis Rehearses Sundays, 8:50-9:20AM begins 9/18 Ages 4 & 5 (4 by 9/1/11) Movement and music activities including ringing bells, playing rhythm instruments and singing sacred songs.

Elementary Music Program Rehearses Sundays, 10:25–11:15AM 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. MUSICAL ASSISTANT: Gay Talbert

Crescendo! Rehearses Tuesdays, 7:15-8PM Grades 6-8. Interested high school students should see Miss Deb for information. An outstanding group of youth singers who participate regularly in worship services in the St. Luke’s Sanctuary.

The Choristers Rehearses Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15PM Grades 3-8 (treble voices). A select group of singers, by audition only. Interested high school 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—Crescendo! and The Choristers ADDITIONAL MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES Please contact Miss Deb directly to request an opportunity to play if a position becomes available.

Handbell Choirs Grades 3+ Meets Sundays, 11:15AM-Noon

COMMUNITY MINISTRIES Construction Ministry/SAWS St. Luke’s Construction Ministry (SAWS=Servants at Work) has been a very successful mission that provides wheelchair ramps for disabled people. In 2010 we built 76 ramps in the Indianapolis area. In effect, we free people imprisoned in their homes due to their inability to afford wheelchair ramps to get in and out over their front steps. In addition to utilizing volunteer talents to build the ramps, we need assistance in the administrative process, such as in computer entry and calling applicants to gain information about their need. If you would like to help, or would like information, please contact Paul Snyder at psnyder1@indy.rr.com or 695-0585.

Fletcher Place Community Center Breakfast dates are November 8, 10, 18, 22 & 29 and December 8, 13 & 16. Need donations of food, paper goods or cash to pay for these items. Contact Joe Kenny at 705-0489 or jgkenny@att.net for information or to volunteer. Dinner dates are November 21 & 23 and December 19 & 28. Need volunteers to donate food items, cook and especially to transport and serve. See bulletin board in the hall between Robertson Chapel and Oasis Bookstore to sign up, or call Kay Horton at 253-9833 for more information. Due to increasing needs in the food pantry, your donations of dried beans, rice and canned salsa are needed and appreciated. Bulk quantities are acceptable. These can be placed in the drop boxes in the West Passage. Volunteers are also needed in the thrift store, food pantry and GED preparation. Contact Larry Paxton at ldrpaxton@indy.rr.com or 873-2415, or contact Karen Mann at Fletcher Place, 636-3466 x4 or Karen@fletcherplacecc.org or to volunteer.

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Fox Hill Elementary School Partnership

GRIEF MINISTRIES

The St. Luke's—Fox Hill partnership is fully engaged for the third consecutive year. We are still in need of in-class tutoring (practically any time during any school day), tutoring in the After School Achievers program (2:30-6PM M-Th), and we have a new emphasis on providing mentors (the main need is for men) to lunch with kids who don't often experience conversing with adults during meal time. Please contact Tom Lange at tom.c.lange@gmail.com or 251-2274 for information or with questions.

Following the loss of loved ones, we need to take the time to grieve in a healthy way. As our Good Shepherd, God longs for us to be comforted. Being with other men and women while traveling the grief journey can bring healing, wholeness, peace, and even joy. We remember that "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends..." I CORINTHIANS 13:7-8

Refugee Assistance Ministry Help us help our Nora neighbors. The Refugee Assistance Ministry (RAM) fall programs are underway. Volunteer in any of the following areas (1) tutoring in English skills at First Baptist Church (Nora) to all ages on Mondays 6-7:15PM, or to adults on Saturdays, 9:30-11AM; (2) assisting in the Nora afterschool program that runs Monday-Thursday from 3:155PM. The time commitment is flexible. To volunteer or for more information, contact Cathy Kennedy at 418-5960 or JayCathy@aol.com.

H.U.G.S. Large Group Fellowship, sharing, and mentor support for those who have lost a husband, wife, or significant other. Meets every Sunday in the Parlor from 2-4PM.

H.U.G.S. Small Group For those who are newly bereaved, learning about grief process with emphasis on sharing feelings. Meets every Sunday in the conference room from 1-2PM. Registration required. Call Rev. Marsha Hutchinson 846-3404 x315.

After H.U.G.S Group Dinner out at McAllister's (91st & Meridian) for those who want to share a Sunday meal with friends. Every Sunday, 4PM.

HOPE

FELLOWSHIP Elderberries Euchre The Elderberries Euchre party will be Saturday, November 19 at 7PM in the Parlor. Please bring a snack to share. Contact Adra Wheeler at 253-4914 or 846-3404 with questions.

ReachOut ReachOut is a diverse and inclusive group within the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church community offering spiritual support and encouragement to GLBT persons. We strive to lead a life of service to others, achieve Christian maturity, and educate ourselves in matters of faith. Social and recreational activities are provided to promote an atmosphere where friendships can develop and a sense of acceptance and wholeness may be experienced. All are welcome. If you have questions about ReachOut, contact Matt Fleck at mattjfleck@gmail.com.

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 further information contact Rev. Marsha Hutchinson (846-3404 x315) or Marci & Jim Harenberg (705-0771).

Dad's Group For any father who has lost a young adult child to illness, accident, suicide, or other. The Dad's group meets every Tuesday at 7AM for light breakfast at the Hilton Indianapolis North Hotel, 8181 N. Shadeland, and Thursdays at 7AM at Denny's at I-65 / Greenwood Exit.


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HEALTH MINISTRIES Blood Pressure Screening Stop by C110 on Sunday, November 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.

What Did You Say? If you find yourself saying that more frequently than you used to, then stop by the Free Hearing Screening on Sunday, December 4 from 9-11AM in C110. More than 55 million Americans are estimated to suffer from hearing loss, and 80% of that group is undiagnosed or untreated. Recent studies show that up to 50% of Baby Boomers are experiencing significant hearing loss as much as 20 years earlier in life than prior generations. Have your hearing checked for free, courtesy of St. Luke’s Health Ministries.

LATER@ST. LUKE’S Mission Possible Kids Sunday evenings around Later@St. Luke’s is buzzing with “special agents” in lime green T-shirts who represent a program called Mission Possible Kids. The program empowers kids (grades 1-5) to change the world and our local communities through helping others. It is a hands-on program that gets kids excited about missions at an early age. Join us every Sunday from 5-7PM in Fellowship Hall. The November dates are 6, 13 and 20. For more information, contact our MPK Headquarters at mpk@stlukesumc.com.

TAIZE MUSICAL COMMUNITY. Small vocal and instrumental 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. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7:159PM. Contact Margaret Spilker at msspilker@aol.com for more information. WESLEYAN RINGERS. Advanced ringers rehearse weekly on Wednesday, 6:30–8PM. Contact Director Mike Keller at mkeller147@aol.com, for information. JOYFUL RHYTHMS. An intergenerational handbell ensemble with flair! Rehearses Mondays, 6-7:15PM. For more information, contact Director Marsha Coyner at coynerm@ stlukesumc.com.

SINGLES Singles Sunday Morning Gathering Join us each Sunday morning at 11AM in E107/109 for our Singles small group, The Gathering. Singles 40 and up meet together to learn more about the scripture, study spiritual books, share stories, and journey through life together. This class is led by Sandy Harlan, Associate Director of Clergy Services for the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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!

MUSIC MINISTRIES CHANCEL CHOIR, rehearses Thursdays 7:30-9PM in E200. New members welcomed periodically throughout the season. Contact Member Chair Carol Tully (tully95@earthlink.net) or Director Mark Squire at squirem@stlukesumc.com. JOYFUL SOUND, rehearses Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM in E208, singing 8:15AM service twice a month. Contact Director Charles Manning at manningc@stlukesumc.com.

NOVEMBER 6: Jason’s Deli (82nd St.) NOVEMBER 13: Harry and Izzy’s (82nd St.) NOVEMBER 20: Singles Thanksgiving Lunch Pitch-in

in St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall NOVEMBER 27: Max and Erma’s (N. Meridian)

Sunday Night Singles Dance Join us Sunday evenings at 6PM for our singles dances at The Atrium, located at 3143 E. Thompson Road. Cost is $10/person (includes snacks). Also, each month join us for our theme dance. For more information or to purchase your ticket in advance, go to our website, www.indysingles.com.

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Singles Ballroom Dance Lessons

Volleyball

Join our dance instructor Olga Cansino as you learn all the moves you’ll need to dance the night away. Register for this class by emailing DeAnna Moran at morand@stlukesumc. com, attending the first night of class, or sign up online on the Singles Ministry page. No pro-rated classes. Pay online in advance, or with check/cash the night of class. No childcare provided. Every Monday in November.

Volleyball meets every Wednesday at 6:30PM, and Friday at 6:30PM in the Great Hall. The cost to play is $23. For info, email Tim Adams at timmytown@msn.com.

Intermediate Class—The Swing: 6:30PM, Fellowship Hall, $30/person Beginner Class—The Cha Cha: 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall, $30/person

Toastmasters 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 more information, please call Cathy Baker at 3347821, or visit www.stlukes-singlestoastmasters.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 more information, please email David at davidm-kincaid@excite.com.

New Life Circle This group of single, divorced and widowed women of all ages meets one evening a month for a time of fellowship and informative, fun programs! See information about New Life Circle in the United Methodist Women section.

Singles “Fall Into Fun!” Wednesday Activities: November 2, 7:30PM, Parlor: A Taste of Toastmasters November 9, 7:30PM, Parlor: Classic Movie Night November 16, 7:30PM: Dinner Night Out w/ Armen Avakian, Cancun’s (86th St.) November 23, 7:30PM, Parlor: Soup and Sandwich Dinner/ Thanksgiving Delivery November 30, 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall: Ballroom Dance Preview Night All Wednesday night activities (excluding Dinner Night Out) are $3 admission. Childcare provided.

SPORTS St. Luke's Men's Basketball Open Gym For adult basketball enthusiasts (16+) who are looking to play friendly pick-up games on Thursday nights from 7:309:30PM in the Great Hall. Weekly emails are sent out to confirm players for the week. Please contact Chris Lemming at 595-8545 or email chris.lemming @anthem.com for more information.

Singles Monthly Prayer and Communion Service

Volleyball

Join us the second Wednesday of each month from 6-7PM in Robertson Chapel for a time of prayer, communion, and a short devotion. This will be a time to share our prayer requests with one another, grow through a short devotion, and receive communion. For more information, please contact Chris Thornsberry, Associate Director of Adult Ministries.

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 875-9382 or brentsco@comcast.net. Cost is $23/player.

Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesdays, 6-7:15PM, Spiritual Life Center. Ever need a spiritual pick-me-up halfway through the week? Or maybe you'd just like to know more about the Bible and how it applies to your everyday life. We'll be walking through the Bible together via interactive study, conversation, worship and fellowship. Make sure to bring your Bible; if you don't have a Bible we'll provide one for you. Class led by Chris Thornsberry, Associate Director of Adult Ministries. Childcare available. For more information, please email Chris at thornsberryc@stlukesumc.com.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Cookbook The UMW cookbook is still available for purchase in the main office during regular business hours. The cookbook contains over 500 recipes generously donated by members of the congregation, their family and friends. It costs $15 and the proceeds benefit various UMW sponsored organizations.


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UMW Reading Group This month we will consider the plight of women in various countries and think about the application of their stories to issues of exploitation of women and children in our own country. We will be discussing I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali and The Road of Lost Innocence, The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine by Somaly Mam. Attendees are encouraged to read one of the selections—both if they have the time and interest—as they prepare for our conversation. We'll meet on Monday, November 28 from 7-8:30PM in the Parlor. Newcomers are always welcome; childcare is available upon request. For information, contact Jennifer Todd at jtoddosu@aol.com.

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 davisk@stlukesumc.com; 846-3404 x326 Stephanie Eft, Associate Director of Youth Ministry efts@stlukesumc.com; 846-3404 x369 Ryan McGee, Associate Director of Youth Ministry mcgeer@stlukesumc.com; 846-3404 x346

Sundays, 6-7:30PM at the Lodge. AMPED is the Sunday evening time for students 6th-8th grade and the focus is around small groups. In the morning, students get introduced to the topic and connected at WIRED. Then in the evening, students dig into the topic even more within their small groups. Students experience a time of games in our activities, music, a short teaching, and small groups based on gender and grade. NOVEMBER 27: No AMPED, Thanksgiving

Confirmation Ministry Weekly Confirmation Teachings: NOVEMBER 6: Right Side Up NOVEMBER 13: A Little Help Here!? NOVEMBER 20: Grace NOVEMBER 27: No Confirmation. Thanksgiving Confirmation Online—Our Confirmation ministry is covers the entire school year. Because we know students are crazy busy at times, we have made it possible for students to make up their lessons online. Go to www.stlukesumc.com and check out Confirmation.

WEEKLY SR.HIGH OFFERINGS (9-12th grade)

Wake Up with Starbucks at the Lodge 9:30-10:30AM in the Lodge Cafe (upstairs). This Sunday morning group always has fresh-brewed coffee, donuts and great discussion about hot topics and how our faith applies to them. All high school students, regardless of where they are on their faith journeys, are welcome to come to this honest and open discussion group.

Wake Up at the Big House WEEKLY JR.HIGH OFFERINGS (6-8th grade) Sundays, 9:30-10:30AM at the Lodge. WIRED is our time for students in 6th-8th grade to connect to each other and to God. We want all students to feel welcome and encourage them to bring their friends! The mornings will introduce the day's topic focus around large group time, big music, big teaching and big fun. NOVEMBER 6: Beautiful Trade: exchange. NOVEMBER 13: Beautiful Trade: swap. NOVEMBER 20: Beautiful Trade: switch. NOVEMBER 27: No WIRED, Thanksgiving

9:30-10:30AM in N103/104 in the main church building. This second Sr. High option will begin the fall meeting in the Lodge Café, then will split off to dig deeper into faith discus-sions about character, leadership and discipleship. Students who are hungry for further discussion are encouraged to give this group a shot and share their thoughts, ideas and questions.

Live! at the Lodge Sunday nights, 6-7:30PM. This is our Sunday evening youth group meeting for Sr. High students. LIVE! at the Lodge program is a big-group style meeting with plenty of opportunities to meet other students, engage in activities based on your interests, and break down lessons and topics for everyday life application. Our hope is that students will experience a broad variety of meaningful and applicable topics and Bible truths from freshman year to graduation day. We hope to grow in faith and relationships with one another while maintaining an open,

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welcoming and inviting atmosphere where all students can engage questions about faith and life with one another. Each week's meeting includes: ● An icebreaker-type activity to get things started as a group ● Worship with our live youth band ● A short message from an adult leader or student volunteer ● Application points for breakout discussion and activity groups ● Closing time together as a group for prayer and sendoff ● Plenty of hangout/welcoming/gathering time Our hope is that through large group games and activities balanced with small group discussions, students will be able to meet one another and develop significant friendships with one another and mentoring relationships with adult leaders. Activities we do throughout the year include art, basketball, dodgeball, kickball, coffee and music, skits, etc. Students of all interests and personalities are welcome.

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Monthly Communion: November 2011

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