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A Guide to the Month Ahead: August 2014 Adult Learning Opportunies Fall Catalog Pages 20-30 Early Fall Sermon Series AUG 10 - SEPT 21 Open House See back cover
  • A Guide to the Month Ahead: August 2014

    Adult Learning Opportunities Fall CatalogPages 20-30

    Early Fall Sermon Series

    Aug 10 - SEpt 21

    Open House See back cover

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    Childrens Music



    Emerging Adults



    Adult Learning Fall Catalog

    Spiritual Life Center

    Worship & the Arts

    Pull Open the Door, Let Out the Church!I remember putting all my weight into prying open the massive door of an old cathedral in England. One had to really want into that place. Fact is, church architects back in the day designed cathedrals to be difficult to enter. Faith required a deep commitment. It started at the door.

    Our approach these days, is to throw open the doors. We even wander into the community to share the good news of Gods unconditional love. But make no mistake: The commitment to being a church at work in the world is no less demanding now than before.

    Consider St. Lukes this summer:More than 500 children were in and out of this building in summer programming that gave them a look at the life of faith and the best week of their summer. Imagine the commitment that preceded those events. We served hundreds of folks all over the city on Servant Day, Aug. 2, then returned on Aug. 3 for Back-to-School Extravaganza. Once a year we greet school kids and their families who line up in numbers we wont see around here again until Christmas. We share school supplies and such all to build the confidence of our young neighbors in those early days of a new school year. Imagine the commitment.

    A number of folks will be moved to visit the church after a summer of powerful connections with committed St. Lukes Servants. Some have been looking for purpose in their lives, just like we were when we showed up here. Because of our commitment, we will be ready.

    Our new worship series, Living On Purpose, will offer a glimpse into a more meaningful life regardless of whether its smooth sailing. (p. 4)

    An entire Fall Semester in Adult Learning Opportunities will help new guests and long-time members alike take next steps on their faith journey. (p. 20)

    So, when you walk through those open doors this month, remember: faith requires a deep commitment. It only starts at the door.

    PattiPatricia R. CaseConnections EditorSt. Lukes Director of Marketing & Communication

    August 2014

    [email protected]: a publication of St. Lukes United Methodist Church100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260317-846-3404 www.stlukesumc.comA PDF version of Connections is available online.

    The deadline for submitting announcements for the next [email protected] is Aug. 1 for the September issue, which is distributed after worship at St.Lukes on Aug. 30.


    Hours St. Lukes office is open 8:30AM-5PM Monday-Friday. Our Prayer Chapel is available for silent prayer and meditation when the church is open. In case of a pastoral emergency, call 317-846-3404. After hours, leave a message including how you can be reached by the on-call pastor.

    Church Office will open from 9AM-3PM on Thursday, Aug. 14 and Friday, Aug. 15. Staff will be participating in the Global Leadership Summit. Church building use and classes/events will take place as usual.

    Frequent Needs ..........................Name, ExtensionAdult Class Registration ..................................... Terri Coe, 308Childcare Needs for Meetings/Events ............... Kristi Chamberlain, 307 Member Care/Death/Hospitalization Stephen Ministry Request ................................. Mary Katherine Schnitz, 365Membership/Births/Address/Phone Change .... Sylvia Forbes, 343Special Events/Room Reservation ..................... Heather Backus, 325Weddings ........................................................... Allison Flickinger, 370Baptisms ............................................................ Kristi Chamberlain, 307Pledge Balance/Information .............................. Faina Kleyner, 313Oasis Bookstore ................................................. Sharon Holyoak, 350Communication/Marketing Support ................. Patricia Case, 328

    Email Staff email is last name followed by first initial, followed by @stlukesumc.com, for example: [email protected]

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    Sermon Series

    New Here?

    14 Fellowship

  • Sunday WorshipSt. Lukes is an open community of Christians, offering multiple worship opportunities designed to meet you where you are in your journey with Christ. Communion is served the first Sunday of the month at all three services and is available to all persons. Baptisms take place the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of every month. Orientation class for parents is required. See www.stlukesumc.com for details.

    Early Fall Sermon Series Living on Purpose:Lessons from the Life of Paul*

    Aug. 10 Saul of Tarsus Dramatic Monologue Aug. 17 Self Centering

    Galatians 1:11-17 Aug. 24 Iron Chef vs. Chili Cookoff Various texts Aug. 31 Facing Adversity Acts 14:11-20 Sept. 7 Dealing with Detours Acts 16:6-10 Sept. 14 Dealing with Insecurity 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Sept. 21 Tenacity Acts 21:10-14; 1 Corinthians 15:58

    * See page 4 for more details

    Worship @8 & 9:15AM8, 9:15AM in the Sanctuary with Rev. Rob Fuquay, Senior Pastor These services fea-ture relevant messages by our senior pastor, while engaging worshipers in a robust, clas-sic musical experience. Organ, Chancel Choir, and on the third Sunday of each month, a full Orchestra lift hearts and minds in praise of God. The classic style of liturgy, invites the worshiper into a setting that carries on traditions of the church in a time-honored, yet forward-looking fashion.

    Worship @10:45AM10:45AM in the Sanctuary with Rev. Rob Fuquay, Senior Pastor St. Lukes expanded its family of worship styles to include a con-temporary service on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. It features relevant messages by our senior pastor along with amazing musical talent and a more relaxed, interac-tive environment.

    Later @St. Lukes6PM 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. Communion is served every Sunday and is available to all persons, along with light refreshments before and after worship.

    The Garden8:15, 9:15 & 10:15AM Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre with Dr. Linda McCoy The Garden is a satellite ministry of St. Lukes providing non-traditional worship in a comfortable, casual setting. Music is provided by The Good Earth Band. The worship experience is hosted off campus at 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis. It is designed to reach out to seekers who might not otherwise engage with an established Christian community.

    Taiz5-5:45PM Third Sunday of each month, by the baptismal font in the Sanctuary, with musical community and Rev. Kim King This service of peace and candlelight offers a contemplative style of worship. Silence, scriptures, prayer and music combine to engage worshipers in a spiritual experience.

    1Many Styles. Many Locations. One Community. St. Lukes UMC.

  • Welcome to St. Lukes!

    Welcome to St. Lukes United Methodist Chu

    rch! We are so glad you are here. As you

    get to know this faith community, we hope y

    ou will discover that we are an open and

    welcoming body of believers, that lives out o

    ur mission: to seek, celebrate, live and

    share the love of God for all creation.

    We strive to be the kind of community that w

    ants to know what God cares about, so we can

    learn to care

    about it, too; a community that does the right

    thing even when its hard; a community that

    smooths the

    path for those who are curious about how to

    have a strong and life-giving relationship with

    a loving God.

    We strive to be the kind of faith community t

    hat reflects the light of Christ to the world aro

    und us.

    Maybe this sounds like the kind of faith

    community you have been looking for

    but you really need to know more

    about us. We understand. Thats why

    we have developed some opportunities

    to help you take next steps with us.

    These opportunities help you learn more

    about us and our relationship with God,

    even as you try to strengthen your own

    relationship with God.

    To get started, we encourage you to have Lunc

    h with

    the Pastors. In this casual setting over a meal

    , you

    can get to know the clergy staff here, and hea

    r a

    little more about our vision and mission. And

    we can

    get to know more about you. Then, we can giv

    e you

    some ideas for your next steps. If you have yo


    people in your family, we can introduce you to


    appropriate programming thats available for


    We have a robust childrens, youth and young


    ministry at St. Lukes.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesit


    to be in touch with Terri Coe, Director of Adu


    Ministries, [email protected] or (317)

    846.3404, ext. 308.


    Well show you around, share what w


    are learning and help you make your

    way into the heart of this community

    even as we all continue the journey in


    the heart of God.

  • Lunch with the PastorsSundays, Aug. 24 or Oct. 12, 12:15 1:15PMBring the family and meet St. Lukes ministers, including Senior Pastor Rob Fuquay. Learn about our vision and mission - and how to find your way at St. Lukes. Lunch is on us! To register go to www.stlukesumc.com and click on the Lunch with the Pastors entry. Follow the prompts.

    Get Acquainted with the United Methodist ChurchWednesdays: Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 6:30-8PM, E212 Facilitator: Terri Coe, Adult Ministries Director For those who are new to the United Methodist Church or who would like an update, join United Methodist pastors and gain an overview of our history, beliefs, social principles, governance, structure, ministries, our founders the Wesleys and other key leaders. We welcome your questions. Materials and resources are distributed in class, so just bring yourself. Childcare can be requested when you register.

    Faith That Makes a DifferenceSundays: Oct. 19-Nov. 23, 10:45-Noon, E213Facilitator: Terri Coe, Adult Ministries DirectorWhat are the life-changing beliefs and practices that can help us embrace Gods love and grace, follow Christ, and live life with meaning and purpose? This class is designed for seekers and believers alike to explore faith issues that matter and to consider next steps for your personal spiritual journey. The workbook, The Wesleyan Way: A Faith that Matters, is available for purchase in the Oasis Bookstore. Childcare can be requested when you register.

    Exploring Membership ClassSundays, Sept. 7 or Nov. 2, Noon-3PMChildcare available upon requestSenior Pastor Rob Fuquay, shares his vision for St. Lukes and what it means for us to seek, celebrate, live and share the love of God. Youll also learn about opportunities to serve within and beyond the community. Youll meet new people -- both other participants and our staff and well tell you more about what it means to be a member. If you are ready to make St. Lukes your home church, well help you take that step, as well.

    St. Lukes Church TourWednesday, Sept. 24, 7-8:30PM, Lukes LodgeTour Guide: Mary Katherine SchnitzThis opportunity gives you a chance to learn the layout of the church building and to discover some surprising treasures: like stained glass windows you never knew were there! Walk the hallways, visit our art galleries and become familiar with the location of classrooms. Mary Katherine Schnitz, St. Lukes Director of Care Ministries will guide the tour and address your questions. Then, well share dessert at Lukes Lodge (Northeast corner of the property) at the close of the tour. Childcare is available on request in your registration.

    Discover Your God-Given GiftsSundays: Sept. 21 & 28, 10:45-Noon, N101/102;OR Oct. 5 & 12, 9:15-10:30AM, N101/102Each of us has been given purpose and gifts empowering us to match our deep passions with the deep needs of others. These gifts are given to strengthen the ministry and outreach of the church in and beyond St. Lukes. Learn about these spiritual gifts, then take an inventory to identify your God-given abilities, grow in your understanding of the work of the church and the importance of your role within it. Facilitators are Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries & Bernita Sherck.


    To register for any of these opportunities, go to www.stlukesumc.com and type the event name in the search box on the top right. Many of our materials are available for purchase in the Oasis bookstore just inside Door #1 of the church. Childcare is often available. Be sure to indicate such needs in your registration.

    Next Steps:

    How to Register:

  • August [email protected]


    SMALL GROUPSJoin a small group for seven weeks to discuss the Sunday sermon series. The only requirement to participating in your small group is to listen to the sermon. A discussion guide is provided. Contact Susan Fuquay if interested in one of the off-site choices. ([email protected])

    Onsite - No Registration RequiredSundays, Aug. 10-Sept. 21, 9:15-10:15, N103/104

    Led by Craig Overmyer and Gary Chambers Sundays, beginning Aug. 10-Sept. 21, 10:45-11:45, N103/104Mondays, Aug. 11-Sept. 22, 4-5:15PM, Spiritual Life Center

    Led by Bob Tharp Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 12-Sept. 23, noon-1:00PM, E107/109Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 13-Sept. 24, 5:30-6:30PM, E213Thursdays, beginning Aug. 14-Sept. 25, 12-1:15PM, N101/102 Special Needs Adult Small Group, beginning week of Aug. 10, daytime

    Contact Susan Fuquay if you have interest or questions.

    Offsite - Please Register OnlineTuesdays, beginning Aug. 12-Sept. 23, 7-8PM, near 116th & Towne Rd-

    Village of West Clay, in the home of Nancy & Stan Kossack Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 13-Sept. 24, 7-8:30PM, 116th and Michigan,

    in the home of Nancy Newman and Anita Sloat. All groups at St. Lukes are gay friendly; however, if you prefer to be more connected to our gay community, this would be a good group for you

    TRAVELWalk in the Footsteps of Paul 2015 12 Days of Biblical Discovery in Greece & Turkey; Oct. 6 - 17, 2015 Take a step back in time to the days of the early church as you walk in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul in Greece & Turkey. Starting in Thessaloniki, travel south through Greece to explore cities like Corinth and Philippi whose histories fill the New Testament. Set sail from Athens on a Mediterranean voyage to visit the magnificent ruins of Ephesus in Turkey, stunning Santorini, and more! Learn more about the world Paul encountered, the people who lived there and the ancient culture from which they came. Led by Susan and Rob Fuquay.

    WORSHIPAttend worship weekly from Aug. 10-Sept. 21. Worship is celebrated at 8, 9:15 and 10:45AM in the Sanctuary, as well as at 6PM in Robertson Chapel. Live stream at www.stlukesumc.com.

    Aug. 10 Saul of Tarsus (Dramatic Monologue) Based on Sauls encounter with Jesus on the Road to Damascus

    Aug. 17 Self Centering (Galatians 1:11-17) Before Paul sets out to preach the Gospel, he immerses himself in the teaching of Jesus.

    Aug. 24 Iron Chef vs. Chili Cookoff (Various texts from Pauls life) Sometimes the task of discipleship follows a recipe. Other times we just have to make something from what we have on hand.

    Aug. 31 Facing Adversity (Acts 14:11-20) Paul doesnt turn away from adversity. Rather he heads into it. What about us?

    Sept. 7 Dealing with Detours (Acts 16:6-10) Some travelers set out on the life of faith with a pretty good idea of what will happen next. What happens when life delivers the unexpected?

    Sept. 14 Dealing with Insecurity (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) What can we learn from Paul about courage to follow Gods invitation, even when we are not sure we are up to the task?

    Sept. 21 Tenacity (Acts 21:10-14; 1 Corinthians 15:58) What does Pauls unflagging spirit teach us about our own willingness to go the distance?

    DEVOTIONSReceive Tuesday & Thursday weekly e-devotions related to Sundays sermon To receive e-devotions, sign up for Pastor Robs Rev-elation e-newsletter: www.stlukesumc.com/e-newsletters.

    In a sermon series for Aug. 10-Sept. 21, St. Lukes embarks on a journey with the Apostle Paul in search of meaning in the midst of lifes deepest challenges.

    Each weeks conversation starts with worship, but a number of opportunities invite

    you to engage this life-changing topic in even deeper ways.

  • Bring family . and . friends to st. lukes

    Games! Music! Food Trucks!

    FREE, Kid-

    Friendly Food


  • August [email protected]

    Looking for Your Place to Serve?There are a variety of involvement schedules and musical levels where you can become involved with St. Lukes Music Ministries. There are even non-musical needs to help support the hundreds of music makers. If youd like to share your gifts in music ministry, contact Nancy in the Music Ministry Office at [email protected] to learn more about the rewarding possibilities!

    Taiz Musical Community Small vocal and instrumental ensemble serving at monthly Taiz service (third Sunday, 5-5:45PM), rehearses one hour before each service. Contact Music Director Mark Squire at [email protected]

    St. Lukes Chancel Choir Welcoming New SingersThe St. Lukes Chancel Choir serves each week in worship, supporting the congregation in their praise, offering inspiring and moving musical additions to each service, as well as presenting several concerts each year. This coming season includes special opportunities of singing with the Carmel Symphony & Anderson University choirs at the Palladium, the annual Christmas Concerts, and an international concert tour to Spain next May. While worship leading is the choirs primary focus, the Chancel Choir undertakes numerous outreach projects from supplying Fletcher Place Community Food Pantry with pasta & sauce, supporting Servant Day, and raising funds for St. Lukes Outreach ministries. They also enjoy a profound level of fellowship and caring throughout their season. Previous choral experience is helpful, but not required of new singers. For more information, or to RSVP for the choirs celebrative August season kick-off, contact Mark Squire ([email protected]).

    Ring In the New Ministry SeasonThe handbell choirs of St. Lukes are excited to resume ministry this fall, and have several spaces within their ranks for individuals to join in the ministry. Joyful Rhythms rehearses each Monday night, and serves in a variety venues throughout the year. Director Marsha Coyner offers great coaching to individuals who may not have much experience in ringing bells. Wesleyan Ringers, under the direction of Mike Keller, rehearse on Wednesday evenings, and are seeking ringers with experience to fill out this high caliber ensemble! To get involved, contact Marsha ([email protected]) or Mike ([email protected]).

    Contemporary Vocal Teams, Band Members, Artists of All Kinds Were Looking for You!Contemporary Worship Director Fran Wyatt ([email protected]) is welcoming additional singers, players, dancers and artists to serve at the 10:45 Service. In a comfortable rotation of service, musicians can tailor the serve to match their availability, and enjoy the great fellowship and inspiration that accompanies serving on a ministry team! Not sure exactly how to plug in? Wondering if you have enough experience to offer? Contact Fran hed love to meet with you and talk about your many dynamic options!

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  • February [email protected]

    August [email protected]


    The Smiling Face of

    St. LukesHelp first-time

    visitors and new members feel the loving, welcoming

    energy of St. Lukes @10:45 service by serving as a

    section host, guide or greeter. We

    provide the training. You provide the

    smile. Contact Carol Helmus at [email protected]


    Creative Opportunities @10:45The contemporary service is always looking for talented

    artists who want to share their gifts in this new way.

    Have you been waiting for just the right opportunity

    to use yours gifts? All creative types are welcome:

    instrumentalists, composers, vocalists, dramatic artists,

    poets, dancers all with gifts to share.

    To join our worship team, contact Fran Wyatt at

    [email protected]

    St. Lukes OrchestraThe monthly contribution of the St. Lukes Orchestra to worship is without compare! And now is the time to join their ranks. Whether a seasoned player, or perhaps a little rusty, the orchestra is welcoming new members for the upcoming season of ministry. STRING PLAYERS are particularly needed! Along with supporting worship at St. Lukes, the orchestra has special opportunities planned, including a concert to support St. Lukes Outreach ministries. The group practices once each month, and plays on the third Sunday of each month during the season. For more information, or to sign up to play, contact Margaret Spilker ([email protected]) or Bob Zehr ([email protected]).

    Worship Support Team FormingLove worship at St. Lukes and want to find a way to be helpful in the weekly offerings, but dont necessarily consider yourself a musician? Do you like to keep things organized, care about details that make all the difference, and like to work in the background? The newly forming Worship Support Team might be a place of satisfying involvement for you! This team looks after Sunday morning details making sure that paraments are on pulpit and table as well as cared for when stored, see that candelabras are clean and ready for use, that candles are stocked, etc. and etc. Serve weekly, monthly, or as your schedule allows. For more

    information, or to offer your serve in worship, contact Nancy Faith ([email protected]).

    If You Love Tech, Check This Out!If youre fascinated by stage lighting, love the behind-the-scenes place of audio cables, i-pads and sound reinforcement, OR love the artistic possibilities of projection during worship, the AVMedia Ministry is excited to meet you! Director Jason Barnes ([email protected]) is expanding the team that creates so much of the production magic at St. Lukes, and is welcoming individuals of various levels of experience. Loving to serve is key. Contact Jason for more information and to explore the possibilities of service!

    Our Worship Stage Team Needs You!There are lots of moving parts to our worship services and plenty of wonderful people playing a variety of roles. Behind the scenes are the opportunities for individuals to serve as stage managers and stage technicians. These folks help direct traffic and make sure technical matters are not overlooked in the midst of all the spiritual and musical blessings of worship! A little theatre experience is helpful, but not required. Contact Fran Wyatt ([email protected]) to explore possibilities and the best ministry fit for you!

  • ST. LUKES CHILDRENS MUSIC PROGRAM REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 2014/2015 (ALL rehearsals are in Room E208 and/or E207, 2nd floor)

    GENESISAges 3 - 5Sundays, Time: 10:10-10:45AM(Begins Sept. 7)

    Music activities include movement, playing rhythm instruments, and singing sacred songs. This youngest group of musicians offers songs two to three times per season in the Sanctuary, participates on Christmas Eve at the 3:00PM Service, and leads music for The Mini-Track, preschool worship service.

    ELEMENTARY MUSIC PROGRAMGrades K 4 Sundays, 10:10-11:00AM (Begins Aug. 24)

    Young musicians are divided into two groups: K-2 & 3-4. Music activities include singing, movement and an instrumental program: Orff instruments, Boomwhackers and choir chimes. This group of musicians sings regularly in the Sanctuary on the second Sunday of the month throughout the season and participates at the 3:00PM

    August [email protected]

    Childrens Music 8

    RegistrationTo register for any of the childrens music programs, go to the St. Lukes website and click music then childrens choirs at www.stlukesumc.com.

    InformationContact Debra Nethercott, Director of Childrens Music at 317-846-3404 x329 OR [email protected]

    Assistant Volunteer Director: Gay Talbert

    Volunteer Handbell Director: Cindy Schwein

  • August [email protected]

    Childrens Music 9

    Christmas Eve Service. Older singers, Grades 3 and 4, sing in the Annual Christmas Concert with the St. Lukes Chancel Choir and Orchestra. An annual childrens musical is scheduled for the year, too!

    MIDDLE SCHOOL SINGERS2 Options: Sundays, 10:20 11:00AM, Grades 5 6Tuesdays, 7:15 8:00PM Grades 5 8(Begins Sunday, Aug. 24 & Tuesday, Aug. 26)

    This is an outstanding group of youth singers who participate regularly in worship services the second Sunday of the month and concerts in the St. Lukes Sanctuary.

    THE CHORISTERSA select group of singers, Grades 3 8 (treble voices)Tuesdays, 6:15 7:15PM (Begins Aug. 26)

    This group of musicians makes a strong commitment to attending rehearsals and to singing

    more advanced music in the Sanctuary worship services and sings at the Annual Christmas Concert with the St. Lukes Chancel Choir and Orchestra. Attendance at Voice for Life is strongly encouraged in order to make progress and contribute to the group. Members of this group are also given the opportunity to receive additional training through the RSCM St. Louis Music Course, usually held the last week of July. Contact the director for audition information. ([email protected])

    VOICE for LIFEGrades 3 8Tuesdays, 5:45 6:15PM (Begins Aug. 26)

    This is a nationally recognized program of instruction for music theory, ear training, music history, church history, hymnology, and overall musical training. Participants can earn Royal School Church Music ribbons and medals. The program is open to any singer who participates in the Tuesday evening program Middle School Singers and The Choristers.


    Preschool at 9:15 & 10:45Theres no better way to start a year than to recalibrate and refocus, so thats what were doing for August. We are spending the entire month introducing the three basic truths to our preschoolers and their parents. We want all three of them to be front and center so everyone (you included) can be reminded what the goal is. Do you remember the goal? We want every child to know God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. And, we want them to embrace it firmly in their little hearts.

    Well start the month off by reminding preschoolers that GOD MADE THEM. God made each little eyelash and each little freckle, and that makes them so very special. Then theyll hear how much God loves them and has a plan for each and every one of them just as God had a plan for Abraham. In fact, God will always seek them out just as the shepherd looks to find the lost sheep. Finally, theyll hear the story of Zacchaeus and how Jesus loved him no matter what. He wanted to be Zacchaeus friend forever. Jesus wants to be our friend forever too. Our preschoolers will finish up the month with a fun day of review of all three basic truths to make sure theyre ready for the year ahead. Elementary at 9:15 & 10:45 If a painting has a few flaws, those are pretty easy to overlook. But people will do and say things that frustrate, anger or hurt us. Peopleespecially those who have some level of authoritymay ask us to do something we dont want to do, or even worse, they may tell us not to do something we really want to do.

    In fact, if you think about people only in terms of how they cooperate with what you want, its pretty much impossible to show respect. But if we stop and look at people with the knowledge that God made them, then we see things very differently. Suddenly, we can realize two incredible ideas.First, that God made them. Second, that God put

    them exactly where God wants them to be.During August, were talking about respectshowing others they are important by what you say and do. Honestly, its easy to respect a flawed painting when you value the person who made it. But when it comes to respecting people, it gets a bit messier. This month our memory verse comes from 1 Peter 2:17. It just says, SHOW PROPER RESPECT TO EVERYONE. (NIrV) Pretty simple.

    The Track RegistrationWe want to connect with you! All St. Lukes families with children ages infant-4th grade are asked to register their child/ren for the upcoming school year prior to Aug. 10 as we update our church database. You can find the registration form online at www.stlukesumc.com/ministries/children or in the East Passage. Thank you for your help!

    KickoffChildren will begin the school year with their small groups again on Sunday, Aug. 10. Children can be dropped off in the classroom 15 minutes prior to worship. We look forward to another exciting school year with you!


    Commission on Childrens Ministries This leadership team works closely with staff to dream and implement new opportunities for fellowship, hospitality, missions and parent/

    Children August [email protected]


    Childrens Ministries Gets Going Full Steam Aug. 10!

  • Nursing Mothers Room AvailableFor the convenience of new mothers in our congregation, we have a nursing room, located off the East Passage, in room E126. It can be accessed directly from the East Passage or through the childcare nursery room it adjoins. The room is equipped with rocking chairs and a television live-streaming the worship service from the Sanctuary. It is open to all who need it on Sunday mornings. Please ask an usher if you need assistance locating it.

    August [email protected]

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    volunteer support. Were always looking for more leaders to come beside us and take Childrens Ministries to the next level. The commission meets monthly to cast vision, fellowship with one another and plan for upcoming events. For more information on this diverse, supportive leadership team, contact Heather Hilbert at [email protected]

    Hospitality VolunteersWe need extra hands to help families with children navigate our church building to greet new families with a warm smile, to help them register their children for the first time and to guide them to their new classrooms. To be one of these important people, please contact Heather Hilbert at [email protected]

    Weekday Preschool & PDOWe provide an opportunity for children of all ability levels to relate socially to each other, learn from each other and play together. In addition to skill development, our philosophy is that the tolerance and acceptance of people with differences begins at an early age. If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour, please call the Preschool Office at 844-3399. We look forward to another fabulous year as we continue to grow!

    PreschoolClasses (9AM-1PM) for three- to five-year-olds. All teachers are experienced, qualified, and strive to maintain strong relationships with the children and their families. Preschool offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum where children may grow socially, creatively, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Children must be three years old by 9/1/2014 to enroll for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Parents Day OutClasses (9AM-1PM) are offered for children ages 10 months to three years. PDO was established to provide parents of young children time for themselves on a regular basis. Children participate in structured play in a safe and nurturing Christian environment. Opportunities are provided for children to learn beginning social skills while having fun. Children must be 10 months old by 9/1/2014 to enroll for the 2014-2015 school year.

    CelebrateCalmA Class for ParentsSeptember 22, 7-9PM & September 23, 9:30-11:30AMCelebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin, and his son, Casey, will provide parents and teachers with a dozen strategies provide concrete, practical strategies that work with kids of all ages in everyday situations to: Get your kids to listen the first time. Stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling. Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights. Get kids off video games/screens without a fight. Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime.Join us for one of these free sessions and leave with tools you begin using at home right away! Invite your friends and family. They will thank you! Please RSVP to Heather Hilbert at [email protected] Childcare provided.

    @StLukesTrack or text follow @stlukestrack to 40404 stlukesumc.com/ministries/children St. Lukes UMC - The Track

    Childrens Music

    MinistriesWe have

    many musical opportunities for

    children ages 3-1/2 through Junior High.

    See Childrens Music section for details or for more

    information contact Debra Nethercott

    (Miss Deb) at [email protected]


  • August [email protected]


    @LiveInTuneYM stlukesumc.com/youth Join our Facebook groups! @liveintunejh and @liveintunehs


    5th & 6th Grade @ The Modge (Modular building near Door 16)7th-12th Grade @ The Lodge


    5th-8th Grade @ The LodgeHigh School @ 10:45AM Service in the Sanctuary, then brunch for discussion

    Sunday Morning Middle School (5th-6th Grade)Starting Aug. 17, 9:15-10:30AM @ The Modge (Modular building near Door 16)Starting Aug. 24, 10:45AM-Noon @ Lukes LodgeThese two grade levels will now have two choices on Sundays.

    Jr. High (7th-8th Grade)Starting Aug. 17, 9:15-10:30AM @ Lukes LodgeStarting Aug. 24, 10:45AM-Noon @ Lukes LodgeTeens can check out a fun, welcoming atmosphere at the Lodge! Come early for game systems, ping pong, foosball, air hockey and pool. First, we head to the chapel for a game, live worship, a message and small groups. See you on Sundays!

    High School Youth GroupStarting Aug. 17, 9:15-10:30AM, @ Lukes Lodge Starting Aug. 24, 10:45AM, Sanctuary, then brunch for discussion High school youth group meets on Sunday mornings in Lukes Lodge for student-led worship, a brief message, small group breakouts, experiential learning, and time for hanging out with friends. Whether youre already plugged in or new to high school youth activities, this is the place to connect! All high school youth and friends are welcome!

    High School Small Group OptionsHigh School small groups will resume on August 24. Look for special opportunities to hang out over the summer! Contact Kevin Davis or keep in touch via Facebook, Instagram (@liveintuneHS), or Twitter (@liveintuneYM).

    Upcoming EventsFall Retreats5th & 6th Grade Retreat @ The Lodge Sept. 5-67th & 8th Grade Retreat @ Spring Hill Sept. 12-14High School Retreat in Brown County Sept. 27-28

    Youth Ministry Commission This adult leadership team meets monthly and supports our youth ministry by providing leadership to help students connect, supporting teens through care and scholarships, and recruiting, training and thanking volunteers! Our meetings are open and those interested are more than welcome to attend. Contact Kevin Davis, [email protected] for more information.

    Two Bands. Two Parties. One Amazing EventAug. 17, 6-8PM, Grades 5 to 12Our annual kickoff party to start the school year features inflatable games in the parking lot, two concerts and worship led by local recording artists, lots of pizza, and more! Be sure to join us for this awesome event. All students entering grades five through 12 are welcome and so are their parents.

    5th-8th Grade Concert, Pizza, Activities & Message in the Great Hall9th-12th Grade Concert, Pizza, Activities & Message @ The LodgeParent Connection Featuring Pastor David Williamson in the Fellowship Hall

    As Youth Ministry continues to grow, we are looking for more ways to serve the diferent ages and help our large group connect in smaller, more age-appropriate settings. This year is our first year dividing our kick off into two venues, one for 5th -8th Grade and one for High School ages. We are excited to have the opportunity to connect with your teen during this time.

    Parent Connection Last year we began using our kickoff time with students to meet with parents and connect! We liked the results enough to do it again! Dinner is provided in Fellowship Hall, in a casual setting designed for socializing. Well also hear an inspiring message from Pastor David Williamson. Register @ www.stlukesumc.com/youth.

    Our Mission: To welcome all youth and families into loving, Christ-centered relationships where they can get in tune with Gods amazing love and be empowered to transform the world!

    Register for any event at www.stlukesumc.com/youth.

    Our Staff Kevin Davis, Director of Youth Ministry, [email protected]; 846-3404 x326

    Heather Campbell, Associate Director of Youth Ministry, [email protected], 846-3404 x346

    Mindie Moore, Associate Director for Emerging Adults, [email protected]; 846-3404

    Colleen Baumgartner, Administrative Assistant, [email protected] 846-3404 x323



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    Young/Emerging AdultsWe are entering a new season of Young Adult (Emerging Adult) Ministry at St. Lukes. In addition to existing opportunities, be on the lookout for new groups forming all year. If you want to give input into this ministry or launch a new group yourself, contact Mindie Moore for more information. [email protected]

    Monday Night VolleyballUnwind after a long day with a round of volleyball on Mondays from 6:30-8PM in the St. Lukes Gym (Great Hall). Questions? Contact Kevin Davis.

    Friday Night GatheringsJoin other young adults who are in their 20s and early 30s on Fridays at 7PM. We alternate weeks of study with social events. Contact Tammy for weekly specifics at [email protected]

    College-Age Ministry and Facebook GroupTo connect with others in this group, or keep up to date, check out our Facebook group: St. Lukes UMC - College Students.

    Come Say Hello...Fellowship HallAug. 109AM to 1PMEmerging Adult Ministries will be at the Set Sail Open House Event all morning on Sunday, Aug. 10! Come meet Mindie, ask questions, and get a taste of how YOU can go deeper in community here at St. Lukes!

    What is an Emerging Adult? You might be wondering, What is an Emerging Adult? At St. Lukes, we use this term to encompass three distinct groups: 11th and 12th grade students, college students, and post-college age young adults.

    Older high school students have very different needs from underclassmen. As we begin to specifically focus on this group, we want to create a space where students can wrestle with tough questions and truly feel ownership over their faith in Christ.

    College students are in one of the most transitional phases a person will experience. Everything is subject to changeand we get the opportunity to walk side by side with our college students during these transitions. Presence and flexibility are the cornerstone of this ministry.

    Young Adults are one of our most diverse groups. Spanning from twenty-one to mid-thirties, this group includes singles, married couples, parents, and everything in between. This diversity makes for rich community and bountiful opportunities to do ministry that is outside the box.

    Ministry with Emerging Adults is constantly evolvingand thats an exciting thing! If you want to be a part of building something new here at St. Lukes, or if you just want to find out more, contact me.

    MindieMindie Moore ([email protected])

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    Annual Picnic withKarl Hinkle MusicThis years Elderberries picnic features all the fun and energy of a Methodist camp revival August 7, 5:30PM at Oak Hill Mansion tent pavilion, 5801 E. 116th St. Carmel, IN. Enjoy Gospel music and a spiritual message, featuring Karl Hinkle Music Ministries, and a catered meal of fried chicken, fried biscuits and apple butter, plus dessert. $14 each. To register contact Adra Wheeler (see above).

    Monthly Euchre GameThe monthly Elderberries Euchre game will be Saturday, Aug. 16 at 6:45PM in the Parlor. Please bring a snack to share. Direct questions to Adra Wheeler (see above).

    ReachOutNew Members Always WelcomeReachOut is a diverse and inclusive group within the St. Lukes community offering spiritual support and encouragement to LGBT persons. We strive to lead a life of service to others, achieve Christian maturity and educate ourselves in matters of faith. For more information, contact Mary Katherine Schnitz at [email protected]

    EncoreThinking about retirement or have recently retired? We are planning several social (pitch-in) events in homes to facilitate individuals getting to know each other better. For more information, contact Jackie King, [email protected] or 317-658-4375.

    SinglesSunday Lunch BunchSundays, 12:15PM Join us for fun, food and fantastic times! For more information, contact Armen at [email protected] or 317-298-8913.Aug. 3 Oobatz Clearwater Shopping CenterAug. 10 The Rusty Bucket 86th east of DitchAug. 17 McAlisters Deli 96th & MeridianAug. 31 Don Pablos Clearwater Shopping Center

    Singles Fork, Knife & Glass DinnerThursday, Aug. 21 at 6:30PM, Bravos Italian Kitchen on 86th near Township Line Rd.Fork, Knife and Glass is a community group for anyone who would like to have dinner once a month at a local restaurant and enjoy conversation and laughter with other singles. Contact Armen at [email protected] or 317-298-8913.

    ToastmastersTuesdays, August 5, 12 & 26, 7-8:30PM, N101/102 Toastmasters International offers effective ways to improve communication and leadership skills. Guests attend for free. For information, call Cathy Baker at 317-334-7821.

    VolleyballMost Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:30PM, Great HallSee the schedule online or check the volleyball status line at 317-721-3099 after 4:30PM. The cost to play is $2. For information, visit the Singles Meetup page: www.meetup.com/St-Lukes-Singles/events or email [email protected] You can also leave a message on the status line and one of the team leaders will return your call.

    Check the Singles calendar onlineat www.stlukesumc.com/ministries/adult/singles


  • UMW Reading Group Monday, August 25, 7-8:30PM, Parlor. In August, the UMW Reading Group will

    discuss a fiction selection, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Flight Behavior is a

    brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, contact Jennifer Todd at [email protected]


    Eve Circle Tuesday, Aug. 19, 9:30-11:30AM, Fellowship Hall We invite all mothers to join us for fellowship, service projects and spiritual growth. Eve Circle meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9:30-11:30AM. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 19. Free childcare is available please contact [email protected] by Aug. 5. For more information or to receive email updates, please contact [email protected]

    White Cross GuildWhite Cross Guild provides volunteers to participate in activities supporting Methodist

    Hospital. Meet the 2nd Monday of each month from 9AM-2PM at Methodist Medical Plaza, 151 Pennsylvania Parkway (103rd/Meridian) in the first floor community room to prepare gauze squares used in surgery. Bring a lunch. Contact Marguerite Moehn at 317-873-1956 or Barb Querry at 317-879-0543.

    UMW At-Home HelpersNeed help with paperwork, baking, sewing, knitting, making phone calls or with other projects or services? Or perhaps you are available to assist someone else with one or more of these services. Please contact Sandra Pirkle at 317-733-4183 or [email protected]

    New Life CircleSunday, August 17, 6PM, Joes Crabshack (in a private room on the water) at 8250 Dean Road. Slip away to the tropics with New Life Circle! Don your best island attire and join us for a relaxing evening of fun, food & fellowship. Invite a friend. For additional information, call Nancy at 341-5032 or email at [email protected] or Cathy at 334-7821. We would appreciate your R.S.V.P. (Please note this special date and time change from our usual Tuesday evening to Sunday.) New Life Circle is a gathering of single, divorced, and widowed women of all ages.

    Information:For specific times,

    dates and locations of upcoming UMW

    events, check the calendar at


    or email the contact person listed.

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    United Methodist Women (UMW)

    United Methodist Men (UMM)

    Watch for news on UMW Circles

    that reconvene in September.

    SportsMens Basketball Open GymFor adult basketball enthusiasts (16+) who are looking to play friendly pick-up games on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:30PM in the Great Hall. Weekly emails are sent to confirm players for the week. Contact Chris Lemming at 317-595-8545 or email [email protected]

    Co-Ed Volleyball6:30PM or 7:30PM Mondays, Sept. 15April 27 2015, Great Hall New players of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join the fun. Games emphasize fellowship: competitive, but friendly (no spiking, blocking, overhand serves). If you are interested in playing and are not already on a team, contact Brent Scott (247-2065 weekdays, 875-9382 evenings, or [email protected]). Registration is $25/player. Register by Aug. 31.

    Letters From DadSee page 24 for details on this class that will help you leave a legacy as a dad.

    Financial Peace UniversitySee page 23 for details on this class that will help you make a plan for your money.

    The United Methodist Men is a

    brotherhood of men, sharpening one

    another, growing in faith, learning

    to serve. As iron sharpens iron, so

    one man sharpens another.

    (Proverbs 27:17)

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    Caregiver Support GroupAug. 19 (Third Tuesdays of the month), 6:30-8PM Main Office Conference RoomFeeling squeezed by your responsibility to maturing children and aging parents? Since 2006, the term sandwich generation appeared as a new entry in the Oxford English and Merriam Webster dictionaries.There are no rehearsals for this new role in which many find themselves caring for aging parents just as they prepare to be empty nesters. In her book Stitches, Anne Lamott writes: ... in

    the cold wind, if you can lean against others, none of you will blow away. You keep each other from falling or help each other get back up. Someone holds out a hand ... or you may hold out a hand, and a person in need reaches for it and hangs on. On August 19 a new support group for those caring for loved ones will meet (and the third Tuesday of each month after that) in the Main Office Conference Room. Contact Tina Voelker ([email protected]) or Leanne Jackson ([email protected]) for more information.

    Stephen MinistryStephen Ministers meet one-on-one with people in difficult situations: a person recovering from an illness; a parent of young children who feels pulled in too many directions; someone trying to make a new life after a divorce. With training and experience, could you be that supportive person? We invite you to pray about it. Applications are available on our website. Click on: >>Resource Center >>File Cabinet >>Member Care. Training begins Sept. 2. Direct questions to Mary Katherine at 317-846-3404 or email [email protected] or visit the Care Table in Fellowship Hall on Aug. 10.

    Imagine for a moment: You have just experienced some type of loss, the death of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of a good friend, the end of a marriage. You are in search of answers, support, just something more. You decide to go to church. You do your research, maybe ask a few friends to make a recommendation. The next Sunday you show up at St. Lukes. Now, imagine you are in the parking lot, unsure, confused, wondering if you will be welcomed. Everything that happens next may impact whether or not you give God a chance.

    How we as a faith community respond to guests can make all the difference. This year, we have focused on hospitality and welcoming guests and members. Under the direction of Hospitality Commission Chairs Bev Gallagher and Stephanie Eckert we have even renamed this ministry Second Mile Ministry, based on Matthew 5:41. If anyone compels you to go one mile, go with him two. In Jesus time, Roman soldiers occupied the Promised Land. They could force civilians to carry their loads for up to one mile. How the Jewish people must have resented it! But the law limited the requirement to only one mile. Jesus suggests that they go the extra mile: that they give more than expected regardless of the circumstances.

    What does St. Lukes look like if we exceed expectations with our guests?Our Second Mile Ministry volunteers can tell you.

    Under the leadership of long time members and seasoned servants, Rick & Janet Barb, our parking lot leaders, greeters, ushers, guides, section hosts, coffee/refreshment, welcome center and office volunteers all create a culture of welcome that goes beyond expectations.

    Section Host Maria Blake said she has come to know guests at the 10:45AM service and members by sight and name, and loves to greet them as friends as they come

    into worship each Sunday. Bev & Tim Gallagher have been greeting for over 20 years. Greeting is the best job at the churchoffering people coming through the doors a genuine smile, pleasant greeting and a warm handshake Priceless! Rosy Brownell says the secret is in being genuine. Style attracts, relationships retain, says Matt Russell.

    So what if you are not actively serving on the Second Mile team? You can still exceed expectations: Say hello. Sit in the middle of a pew or watch the aisles as the service begins and look for those looking for a seat welcome someone to sit with you! Surprise (and cheer) someone with your hospitality.


    What does St. Lukes look like if we exceed hospitality expectations?


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    Support Groups also include: ALS Caregiver

    Support Group ALS Patient

    Support Group Brookes Place

    for Grieving Young People

    Lupus Foundation Support Group

    POCHA (parents of children with food allergies)

    Resolve Peer Meeting (Infertility issues)

    Meeting details available at stlukesumc.com, or call the Main Office 317-846-3404 for more information.

    Infertility Support GroupFirst and third Mondays each month beginning in August, 6:30PM, ParlorInfertility is often an emotional and personal journey. This new peer led support group is for both men and women to get and give support with others in a similar situation. It is also an opportunity to share and learn of resources and interventions. Contact Lindsay Gayle at 812-599-7810 or [email protected]

    Help through the hard placesSunshine, joy and outdoor fun are often associated with the summer months. However, the sadness and pain that sometimes accompany illness, job loss, or relationship difficulties may occur at anytime. St. Lukes Stephen Ministers are trained, caring Christian friends who walk with you during your time of difficulty. Men are matched with men and women with women for confidential one-on-one weekly meetings. For information on being paired with a Stephen Minister, contact Mary Katherine Schnitz at 317-846-3404 or [email protected]

    Grief Ministries

    8-Week Grief Group to Launch Sept 10

    Turesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 29, 5-6:30PM, Brandt Lounge in The LodgeThe loss of a loved one forces us to learn to live differently. While you will never get over the loss of a loved one, you can heal and rebuild; you can be whole again. If you have lost a loved one but never really explored the meaning of that loss, consider joining this Grief Group, facilitated by Rev. Kim King, LMFT. The purpose of the group is to provide the support and safety necessary to do the work of mourning and begin the healing process. You will leave this experience with coping tools and hope to begin the difficult process of establishing life without your loved one. Contact Rev. Kim King at 317-846-3404, ext. 315, or [email protected]

    Healing Under Grief Support 2PM Sundays in the Parlor, with dinner out at 4PM HUGS is an on-going group for anyone who has lost a spouse or significant life partner. Contact: Marsha Hutchinson, [email protected]

    HOPEMonthly, 2nd Tuesday, 7PM, Spiritual Life Center 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. For more information contact Marsha Hutchinson at [email protected] A memorial garden is located on the west side of St. Lukes for any perinatal or infant loss. Engraved plaques may be ordered and mounted on the brick garden wall. For information contact Marci and Jim Harenberg at 317-705-0771.

    Mens Spousal Loss Grief GroupEvery Thursday from 1-2PM in Lukes Lodge (northeast corner of church property)This mens group will meet for fellowship and support and to allow a safe and confidential place to say it all with other men who understand this complex journey. Whether you have lost a spouse recently or years ago, or know of someone in the community who needs support, you are invited to join. For more information, call Bob Shive at 317-253-8184, or [email protected]

    Dads Child Loss Grief GroupFor any father who has lost a young adult child. The Dads group meets every Tuesday at 7AM for light breakfast at the Hilton Indianapolis North Hotel, 8181 N. Shadeland, and Thursdays at 7AM at Dennys at I-65/Greenwood Exit.

    Support GroupsChronic Pain Support GroupMonday, Aug. 11, 6:30PM, N101/102 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 317-844-2903 or [email protected]

    Family Support GroupWednesday, Aug. 13, 6:30PM, Conference Room Emotional and spiritual support for families who have a member abusing drugs or alcohol.

    Adult ADD Support GroupThursday, Aug. 21, 7-8:30PM, W125. Support for adults with ADD. For more information call Mary Katherine at 317-846-3404 x365.

    Blood Pressure Screening Sunday, Aug. 10, C110No caffeine or tobacco use 30 minutes prior to your screening for a more accurate reading. Sponsored by St. Lukes Health Ministries, the second Sunday of each month.



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    Sierra Leone Winter Mission Trips Need Heath/Education WorkersSierra Leone Partners (Health and Education) will take teams to work with UMC health and education leaders in Sierra Leone, West Africa as they grapple with life issues in delivery of health care and primary education. Fifteen-day trips (with options of a shorter 10-day experience) will leave Indianapolis on January 15 and January 29. Health Teams need persons with teaching experience such as nurses, hospital/practice administrators, physicians, ultrasound and lab techs and other allied health care professionals. Also needed are those with experience in medical equipment and facilities maintenance. For registration and more information call 317-823-9390 for Health Team Leader Donald Griffith or Education Team Leader Marilyn Griffith. Sign up at www.stlukesumc.com/outreach/global. Cost: $2,900 to $3,400

    Fletcher Place Community CenterFletcher Place is located on the southeast side of

    downtown Indy. FPCC works to break the cycle of poverty through immediate aid, educational and life-skill programs. Each month St. Lukes volunteers help serve breakfast and dinner to the community. Breakfast dates are Aug. 5, 7, 15, 19 & 26; Sept. 9, 10, 19, 23 & 30. Food, paper goods and cash donations are needed. Contact Lucretia Scammahorn at 317-299-9472 for more information. Dinner volunteers are needed to cook, transport and serve meals August 18 & 27; Sept. 15 &24. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Communications Center (by the photo copiers in the main office), or call Kay Horton at 317-253-9833 for more information.

    Volunteer to support English as a New Language ClassesSt. Lukes offers English as a New Language classes to area

    learners of all ages. Along with the classes, an evening meal and childcare are provided. Volunteer now to support this important ministry: We need table leaders to work with students, childcare providers and kitchen help. Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 12, 5:30-8PM in Fellowship Hall. Contact Julie Sommers Neuman [email protected]

    Let em walk in your shoesCleaning out those closets? Should you be? If you run across some gently used athletic shoes, consider sharing them with someone else. Outreach Inc., our ministry partner that works with homeless youth is always in need of sneakers free of holes. Drop off donations at the Outreach Post on Sunday mornings in the West Passage. Direct questions to Jackie Reed at [email protected]

    Feed Every OneFeed Every One needs volunteers with a desire to serve the community by trasporing unsold food from area grocery stores to Indianapolis shelters. Volunteer to drive on Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday. Contact Vick Knapke at [email protected]

    Servants at Work (SAWS)Every day someone volutneers for some aspect of the wheelchair ramp outreach minsitry. Why not you? We can install a ramp in 5.5 hours, leaving the rest of your Saturday free. Visit www.sawsramps.org to offer your time in the county of your choice. Direct questions to Paul Snyder at [email protected] or 317-695-0585.

    Poverty SimulationThursday, Aug. 28 5:30-9PM Second Presbyterian Church 7700 North Meridian St. Community Room The poverty simulation is designed to help participants begin to understand and experience what it may be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive month to month. Simulation leaders will share the work that is being done to address poverty in the greater Indianapolis area. For more information contact Larry Paxton at [email protected] or Gustanna Moss Chaney at [email protected] Register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/poverty-simulation-tickets-12020937949?aff=es2&rank=0

    Early Response Certification/Recertification TrainingFriday, Aug. 22, 2014 6:30-10:30PM $25 per person Parlor The purpose of Early Response Training is to prepare people to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of disaster. This class will also recertify ERT Badges. Prerequisite for class is previous ERT Certification. The trainer for this class will be the Rev. Jim Byerly, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator. Register by Thursday, Aug.14 by contacting Outreach Ministries at [email protected]

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    food pantry distributes enough


    to provide more than 45,000 m


    in 2013.

    Please share donations of:



    canned vegetables and frui


    (low in sodium and sugar)

    Bulk quantities are acceptable an


    appreciated. Food donations can

    be placed in the bin in the Centr


    Passage next to Java Joes.

    Handy? Help Family CenterIf you can swing a hammer or fix stuff, consider this outreach opportunity: Help Indiana Center for Children & Families catch up on their honey do maintenance list. Choose your own hours, based on the daily facility schedule. Contact Sandi French at [email protected] for more information.

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    St. Lukes has a strong tradition of being an outwardly focused church. Throughout our 60-year history, many of our community and world mission efforts have impacted people and changed lives. Outreach Ministries continues to be an integral part of the St. Lukes vision. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with current organizations associated with St. Lukes, as well as creating new partnerships. In doing so, we will fulfill our ultimate mission to find and give hope to others.

    With your input and suggestions, the Outreach Commission has selected a number of service organizations that are a good fit for St. Lukes. We are covenanting with these organizations as part of our mission strategy to serve neighbors near and far. For details on these partners, please find the flyer called, Reaching Out In Partnership.

    Please direct any questions to Julie Hunt ([email protected]) or David Gard ([email protected]). Julie and David serve as the Co-Directors of Outreach Partnerships. We look forward to learning more about the exciting work currently being done by our active members all across our local and global community.

    Outreach Partners GLOBAL INTERFAITH PARTNERSHIP Relationship Manager, Steve Tarr ([email protected])

    VIDA NUEVA MINISTRIES Relationship Manager, Jeff Blacker ([email protected])

    HEARTS AND HOPE FOR HAITI Relationship Manager, Gary and Kay Walla ([email protected])

    FLETCHER PLACE Relationship Manager, TBD. We are in need of a leader for this position

    E. 10TH UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN & YOUTH CENTERRelationship Manager, Cathy Bonser-Neal ([email protected])

    INDIANA CENTER FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES, INC.Relationship Manager, Sandi French ([email protected])

    INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORKRelationship Managers, Bob Dillingham & Carolyn Campbell ([email protected] or [email protected])

    FAMILY HEALTH MINISTRIES Relationship Managers, Dave and Jamalyn Williamson ([email protected])

    OUTREACH, INC. Relationship Manager, Jackie Reed ([email protected])

    SIERRA LEONE HEALTH & EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS Relationship Manager, Don and Marilyn Griffith ([email protected])

    FEED EVERY ONERelationship Manager, Vicki Knapke ([email protected])

    SERVANTS AT WORK (SAWS) Relationship Manager, Paul Snyder ([email protected])


  • Adult Learning Opportunities Fall Catalog

    Whether you are new, returning or experienced in Christian faith,

    St. Lukes Adult Learning Opportunities are designed to help you find

    the next step on your faith journey. In an effort to make this wide

    offering of classes and small groups accessible to as many people as

    possible, we offer them on Sundays, weekdays, evenings

    and some Saturdays. We also offer online classes.

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    9:15AM Sunday ClassesConversations Around Scripture - OngoingAug. 10-Sept. 21, 9:15AM, N103/104 Take a deeper dive into the early Fall sermon series, Living On Purpose: Lessons from the Life of Paul, with Craig Overmyer & Gary Chambers. Discuss how God uses who we are, rather than what we think we need, in order to fulfill our purpose. Well address topics of each weeks sermon, including living with adversity, dealing with detours, self-doubt, and tenacity in faith. After Sept. 21, well consider new topics of interest including future sermon series.

    On Being Discussion - OngoingSundays, 9:15AM, Spiritual Life CenterIf you are a fan of Krista Tippetts On Being radio show airing Sundays, FM90.1, then join Betty Brandt for a lively discussion of each weeks show. Krista interviews authors, spiritual leaders, storytellers, entertainers, scientists, and political activists. Participants are encouraged to listen to the show prior to class at www.onbeing.org. Podcasts of the show are posted on the Friday prior to the Sunday airing.

    Storyline: Finding Your Subplot in Gods StorySundays, Sept. 7-28, 9:15AM, E105 Through the four-week Storyline process you will discern a life plan for clarity and direction in living a great story: Yours! Youll learn to filter decisions through a life theme, embrace rather than avoid conflict, understand where you fit within Gods story and you will explore how to make an impact in the world around you. Led by Mike Elkin. Registration helpful but not required. The workbook is available in Oasis Bookstore.

  • Discover Your God-Given GiftsSundays, Oct. 5 & 12, 9:15-10:30AM, N101/102Each of us has been given purpose and gifts empowering us to match our deepest passion with the deepest needs of our neighbors. These gifts strengthen the ministry and outreach of the church as we apply them through our service in or beyond St. Lukes. Take an inventory to identify your God-given abilities, grow in your understanding of the ministry of the church and your role within it, as you discern where you can make a difference. Terri Coe and Bernita Sherck lead this two-week class. Registration is helpful but not required. Materials and resources will be distributed in class.

    Three Simple Truths: Experiencing Them in Our LivesSundays, Oct. 5-26, 9:15-10:30AM, E105 Dr. Adolf Hansens book describes three simple truths that have the power to enrich and sustain life regardless of what happens. God is good, all the time; God works for good, in everything; and we can trust God, no matter what. This four-week class is led by

    Dr. Adolf Hansen, St. Lukes Theologian-in-Residence. Please register online. Find the book in Oasis Bookstore.

    An Overview of the GospelsSundays, Nov. 2-16, 9:15-10:15AM, E105 If youve ever wondered why four accounts of Jesus life and teachings were included in the New Testament of the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), then this three-week class is for you! Learn about the audiences receiving these narratives. Become aware of each writers perspective and understanding of Jesus as we study key scripture verses in each gospel. Discover where there are similarities among these books and why there are differences. Gain appreciation for what each book offers us as we continue to grow in our faith. Led by Terri Coe and Bill Eckert. Registration helpful, but not required. Materials and resources will be distributed in class.

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    LEADING LEARNERSSt. Lukes members and staff lead these classes, unless otherwise noted. Many of these leading learners have a long track record of successful instruction at St. Lukes. Yet we continue to invite potential leaders into this role. If you would like to know more about the commitment of time and energy involved, and to share your interest in leading, contact Terri Coe, director of Adult Ministries.

    SMALL GROUPSAs St. Lukes continues to grow its ministry, we continue to watch for opportunities for small groups of members and friends to gather in intentional groups that may start out by studying together, but soon find lasting relationship with one another. These small groups are key to helping a large faith community St. Lukes size have a personal feel. To learn more about small groups, how to start one, how to join one or what other churches are doing, contact Susan Fuquay, Associate Director of Adult Ministries.

    REGISTRATIONAs you read through selections that suit both your learning needs and your time, you may notice we request pre-registration for some classes. We want to have enough materials for all participants.

    If the class you select requires registration, please visit www.stlukesumc.com, type the class name in the upper right search

    bar and then click on the link to the class. The link to register is typically in red text, on the pop-up window for the class. Click that link and fill out the form. Be sure to hit submit when you have the form completed. If the internet baffles you, call us as 317-846-3404 and ask for help.

    CHILDCAREIf childcare is provided and you need it for the class you wish to attend, please fill out the forms, which also can be found on the popup window for the class. Because our children are a high priority, we request reservations well in advance for this complementary service to be sure we have enough trained staff with full background checks on hand to meet our child safety standards.

    QUESTIONS? Contact [email protected] for more information.

    Terri Coe, Director of Adult Ministries

    Susan Fuquay, Assoc. Director of Adult Ministries

    Betty Brandt, Director of the Spiritual Life Center

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    10:30AM & Later Sunday Classes

    Empty Nesters - Ongoing Sundays, 10:30-11:30, Parlor This Sunday school class/social group started when participants were new empty nesters. They continue to face post-empty-nest challenges together, and welcome others to morning studies and monthly dinner or other events beyond the classroom. The group will study Dr. Adolf Hansens book Three Simple Truths (available in Oasis Bookstore) August 10, 17, 24, & 31. Stop in the Parlor on Sunday mornings to make new friends.

    New Perspectives - Ongoing Sundays, 10:45-11:45AM, Spiritual Life Center Were currently exploring the essential structural components shared by all faiths by focusing on Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Learn about creation myths, concepts of the divine, lifecycle and calendar-based rituals, various types of sacred people, texts, objects and spaces, and religions ultimate goals. Expect 30 minutes of Great Courses DVD presentation by Professor Charles Kimball, University of Oklahoma, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. Come every week or drop in when available. Led by Don Reed.

    Discover Your God-Given GiftsSundays, Sept. 21 & 28, 10:45-noon, N101/102Each of us has been given purpose and gifts empowering us to match our deepest passion with the deepest needs of our neighbors. These gifts strengthen the ministry and outreach of the church as we apply them through our service in or beyond St. Lukes. Take an inventory to identify your God-given abilities, grow in your understanding of the ministry of the church and your role within it, as you discern where you can make a difference. Terri Coe and Bernita Sherck lead this two-week

    class. Registration is helpful but not required. Materials & resources will be distributed in class.

    Seeing Gray in a World of Black and WhiteSundays, Sept. 7, 14, Oct. 5, 12, 10:45-noon, E213 Its not difficult to see polarization in the United States as people hold ever-hardening positions and prove less and less willing to listen to one another. Meanwhile this

    kind of social schism creates deepening problems for society. What to do? Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, suggests that thinking persons of faith model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Led by Charlie Boswell. Please register online. Find the book in the Oasis Bookstore.

    Faith That Makes a Difference Sundays, Oct. 19-Nov. 23, 10:45-noon, E213 What are the life-changing beliefs and practices that help us embrace Gods love and grace, follow Christ, and live life of meaning and purpose? This class takes on a faith that matters for seasoned Christians and new believers alike. Session titles include: Its a Good World with

    Issues; Turn Your Life Around with Grace; You Are Not Alone; and Following Christ is a Way of Life. This six-week class also reviews the life and ministry of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement. Join us and explore next steps for your faith journey. Led by Terri Coe. Registration is helpful, but not required. A workbook is available in Oasis Bookstore.

    Singles Bible Study - OngoingSundays, 10:45-noon, E105 Well be studying The Wesleyan Way, Aug. 10-Sept. 28. When Christians Get It Wrong, Oct. 5-Nov. 2. Books are available in Oasis Bookstore. Led by Sandy Harlan.

    Exploring Membership ClassSundays, Sept. 7 or Nov. 2, Noon-3PMChildcare available upon request. (See page 3 for details)

    Adult Learning

    Devotional Writers WantedSt. Lukes has had great success with supplying subscribers with daily devotionals through various seasons. We seek more writers for this popular project. A writer is given the topic, a scripture verse, and asked to write a 300-word devotional with a closing prayer. Interested? Contact Susan Fuquay at [email protected]

  • New! Weekday/Weeknight Adult Classes

    Bonhoeffer StudyThursdays, Aug. 7-28, 10-11:30AM, ParlorJoin facilitator Bill Shaffer for a closer look at Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. This is an account of Bonhoeffers heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of the United States to return to Hitlers Germany. This four-week class offers more about Bonhoeffers role in the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland. Please

    register online. Book in Oasis Bookstore.

    Financial Peace UniversityWednesdays, 7-9PM, Sept. 1-Nov. 5, The Garden office, $100/household

    We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! This

    nine-week course featuring video lectures by Dave Ramsey covers everything from debt management to designing a household budget to managing investments and risk for the future! Registration fee ($100) covers all course materials and a lifetime membership (so you can take a refresher course whenever youd like). Childcare is provided. Scholarships available as needed. Register online at www.stlukesumc.com (enter course name in the search to find the class information.) Direct questions to Doug Reynolds at [email protected] Childcare available.

    L.E.A.D. Class: Leadership Exploration & DevelopmentTuesdays, Sept. 230, 7-8:30PM, Lukes Lodge Join Sr. Pastor Rob Fuquay for a five week, experiential learning opportunity around leadership. Topics will cover spiritual leadership; personal assessment of leadership styles and gifts (using online tools); understanding leadership within the church and beyond; and exploring ways to live out leadership in a larger capacity. Essentially, leadership is influence. Whether we are talking about family, friends, groups we lead, or entire organizations we run, we are each called to steward the gift of our influence. Register online. Class size is limited to 30. Anyone can find benefit from this experience. Childcare is available.

    Toxic Charity Book StudyMondays, Sept. 8Oct. 27, 7-8PM, E105Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to

    benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to helpnot sabotagethose whom they desire to serve. Led by Pastor Jamalyn Peigh Williamson, this class will explore how to start serving underprivileged members of our communities in a way that can lead to sustainable real-world change. Childcare available. Please register online. The book is available in Oasis Bookstore.

    The Purpose-Driven LifeTuesdays Sept. 9-Oct. 14 6:30-8PM E105The most basic question everyone faces in life is, Why am I here? What is my purpose? Pastor and author, Rick Warren, helps us to see the big picture of what it means to live the life God created us to live. He asserts that we were made by God and for God, and until we understand this, life will never make sense. Knowing Gods purpose for our lives will reduce stress, focus our energy, simplify our decisions, and

    give meaning to our life. Led by Mike Gentry. Childcare available. Please register online. The book is available in Oasis Bookstore.

    8-Week Grief Group to Launch Sept 10Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct 29, 5-6:30PM, Brandt Lounge, The LodgeThe loss of a loved one forces us to live differently. While you will never get over the loss of a loved one, you can heal and rebuild; you can be whole again. If you have lost a loved one but never really explored the meaning of that loss, consider joining this Grief Group, facilitated by Pastor Kim King. The purpose of the group is to provide the support and safety necessary to do the work of mourning and begin the healing process. You will leave this experience with coping tools and hope to begin the difficult process of establishing life without your loved one. Contact Pastor King at 317-846-3404, ext. 315, or [email protected]

    A Year of Prayer Tuesdays, Sept. 16Dec. 16, 6:30-7:30pm Brandt Lounge, Lukes Lodge Led by Carol Roth, Jacquie Reed & Roger FrickOR Fridays, Sept. 19Dec. 19, noon-1pm, N103/104 Led by Merri Leffel, Elisa Jenkins & Barbara Burke Put prayer at the center of your life! Make the commitment to be in prayer and practice new prayer forms in a group setting each week. Learn the basics of prayer, develop a personal prayer practice, and pray for other group members. Group will continue in 2015. Please register online. Direct questions to Betty Brandt.

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    Learn Gods ways of handling money with Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University! The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the fi rst three months!


    Classes start Tuesday January 21at 7:00pmin Room E107/109 Childcare is available upon request

    Contact Jason Bick for more [email protected] or (317) 845-9747

    Fall Catalog

  • Getting Acquainted with the United Methodist ChurchWednesdays, Sept. 17Oct. 22, 6:30-8PM, E212New to the United Methodist Church or have been connected for a while and would like an update? Over six weeks, gain an overview of UMC history, beliefs, social principles, governance, structure, ministries, and key leaders. Questions welcome. Sessions led by United Methodist Pastors. Class coordinator is Terri Coe. Childcare available. Please register online. Material and resources will be distributed in class.

    St. Lukes Church TourWednesday, Sept. 24, 7-8:30PM, Lukes LodgeTour Guide: Mary Katherine Schnitz (See page 3 for details)

    Be Still and Know That I am God Wednesdays, Oct. 122, 11-12:15PM, Spiritual Life Center In a world that moves too fast and places little value on quiet times, the practice of contemplative prayer offers respite to the soul and an invitation to Gods presence. Using this thoughtful book, this four-week class invites participants into the joy and peace that can be found in the age-old

    practice of contemplative prayer. Led by Sharon & Allan Harvey. Please register online. Book in Oasis Bookstore.

    Ongoing Weekday Bible & Book Studies: WomenChristian Chat 2nd & 4th Mondays, 10-11:30AM, Spiritual Life Center Drop in for interesting discussions about Christian topics and to enjoy fellowship in this class designed for busy women. Each session is self-contained, and there is no homework. Join as your schedule permits, and feel free to come late or leave early as needed.

    Womens Bible Study Wednesdays, 1:15-2:15PM, E105 Beginning Sept. 3, join Leader Terri Coe and other women for lively conversations related to various Bible studies be they of a book of the Bible, theme-related, or character studies. We always seek to understand not just the biblical text but how we can apply our learning to daily living.

    Thursday Afternoon Book StudyBeginning Sept. 4, 1-2:30PM, ParlorJoin this group to read and discuss a diverse selection of literature. This casual group also enjoys lunches, watching movies, taking field trips, and celebrating birthdays. Before we meet, read as much of the book of the month as you can. Class facilitator is Phyllis Bybee. Books are available in Oasis Bookstore.

    September Sensible Shoes by pastor and spiritual director Sharon Garlough Brown, tells the stories of four women who become fellow travelers participating in a sacred journey at New Hope Retreat Center.

    October The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the days breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mothers death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sages grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship.

    November Outcasts United by Warren St. John, is an extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town, Clarkston, Georgia. It was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the worlds war zonesfrom Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Ongoing Weekday Bible & Book Studies: MenGeorge Vickery Mens Discussion Group Wednesdays, 9:30AM, Lukes Lodge Discuss current events or the latest book of interest you have read. Coordinated by Bob Waeltz.

    Letters From DadKick-off dinner Sept. 17, 6-7:30PM, Fellowship Hall, $10Classes Wednesdays, 7-8:30PM, Oct. 8-Nov. 19 How are you leaving a legacy for your family? Have you committed to paper the thoughts and sentiments that are most

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  • important to you? Join us for Letters from Dad, and learn to write the things you have always wanted to say but just didnt know how. Build deep and lasting relationships with the men you share this journey with, and leave treasured letters of love that will be read long after you are gone. Register online at www.stlukesumc.com (enter course name in the search to find the class information.) Direct questions to David Williamson [email protected] Childcare available.

    Ongoing Weekday Bible & Book Studies: All AdultsMorning Bible Study Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30AM, The Forum at The Crossing An off-site senior adult Bible Study. Led by Terri Coe, Mary Katherine Schnitz and others.

    Caf ConversationWednesdays, Sept. 3-Oct. 29, 9:30-11AM, E105Dr. Marion Miller unpacks Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass on the future of Christianity. Bass is one of contemporary Christianitys leading trend-spotters, exposing how the failings of the church today are giving rise to a new spiritual but not religious movement. Using evidence from the latest national polls and from her own cutting-edge research, the visionary author of A Peoples History of Christianity,

    continues the conversation began in books like Brian D. McLarens A New Kind of Christianity and Harvey Coxs The Future of Faith, examining the connectionsand the divisionsbetween theology, practice, and community that Christians experience today. Its clearly worded and powerfully probing of Christianity After Religion.

    Pastors Book Study - OngoingWednesdays, 10-11:30AM, Beginning Sept. 3, Parlor Class coordinators are Judi Hosfeld & Sally Pearson. No registration necessary. Books are available in Oasis Bookstore. Love Does by Bob Goff, Sept. 3-17, led by Pastor Rob Fuquay. The Wesleyan Way by Scott Jones, Sept. 24-Oct. 15, led by Rob Fuquay. Three Simple Truths by Dr. Adolph Hansen, Oct. 22-Nov. 12, led by Dr.

    Hansen, Theologian-in-Residence Advent Study, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17

    August [email protected]


    Retreats & TravelThe Walk to Emmaus and The Great BanquetThese are three-day, life-changing retreats that cover the basics of Christianity. Each is an opportunity to grow in your faith in a powerful way. The Walk to Emmaus is the United Methodist retreat, and The Great Banquet is the Presbyterian title of the same event. You will enjoy singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying, and participating in small group discussions. The theme is Gods grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community, and how it is expressed in the world. Cost is $10. Scholarships are available. St. Lukes members sponsor participants. Direct questions to Susan Fuquay, [email protected]

    Walk to EmmausIndiana State Fairgrounds1202 E. 38th St., IndianapolisMen: Sept. 11-14; Women: Sept. 25-28

    Great BanquetSecond Presbyterian Church7700 N. Meridian St., IndianapolisMen: Oct. 30-Nov. 2; Women: Nov. 13-16

    Great BanquetZionsville Presbyterian Church4775 W. 116th St., ZionsvilleMen: Oct. 2-5; Women: Oct. 9-12

    Walk in the Footsteps of Paul 2015 12 Days of Biblical Discovery in Greece & Turkey October 6 - 17, 2015 (details, see page 4)

    Civil Rights Pilgrimage March 5-9, Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham & Memphis. Register by Dec. 31, $950. Join this pilgrimage to the South led by Dr. Kent Millard, a Freedom Fighter during the Civil Rights Movement. Visit places made famous and infamous by the Civil Rights Movement, including Selma, Ala. on the 50th anniversary of the March for Voting Rights. (Fee includes flights to Atlanta with return from Memphis, 4 nights at 4-star hotels, bus transportation, museum entry fees, daily breakfast and one group dinner.) Register by emailing Bob Zehr at [email protected]

    Fall Catalog

  • Adult Learning

    INTRODUCTION TO DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDYSome students have read the Bible, but havent really studied it. Theres a difference. Others find the Bible confusing and overwhelming to read alone. Others havent read scripture since elementary school. Still others seek a way to connect with new friends in a conversation that has some substance.

    Disciple Fast Track Bible Study is a great, fun way to grow in your faith, meet new friends and learn more about the Bible in a four-part set of classes. Starting with Disciple I Fast Track: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study, participants engage in a life-transforming 24-week, 75-minute class that offers an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Besides 12 classes in Fall and 12 in Winter, the class requires a commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. You will read 60% of the Bible. At the end of this class you will know Bible basics from beginning to end, have new friends and no doubt, will grow stronger in your own faith.

    I took Disciple because I knew I did not know much about the Bible, one participant said. Now, I understand the stories in the scriptures and how they all fit together. I get so much more out of the sermon and songs in worship. My faith has grown so much. And, the friendships I made in my group are very important to me!

    Participants take Disciple I as a prerequisite to the other three studies. After Disciple I, the other levels may be taken in any order. There is even an online option!

    REGISTRATIONRegister now to participate in a Disciple Bible study in September. There will be many choices for all four levels of this popular Bible study program in the Fast Track and the Traditional (longer) version. See each entry for time, date and place for each class.

    All Disciple Fast Track Bible Study classes will begin after Labor Day and run through the week before Thanksgiving. They will break and begin again in January and finish in March. Detailed information is available every Sunday morning through August in West Passage, or direct questions to Susan Fuquay at [email protected]

    ORIENTATIONOrientation for all Disciple Bible Study participants is August 24, 10:30-11:00 or 12-12:30

    WHAT DO YOU STUDY IN THE OTHER LEVELS?Disciple II - Into the Word Into the WorldThe class covers Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts.Disciple III - Remember Who You AreThe class covers the Prophets & Pauls Lett