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A Guide to the Month Ahead: September 2014 See Back Cover for Next Steps to Engage in the St. Luke’s Faith Community! Habitat Build 1 Birthday. 2 Houses. 3 Weekends in September.
  • A Guide to the Month Ahead: September 2014

    See Back Cover for Next Steps to Engage in the St. Lukes Faith Community!


    Build1 Birthday. 2 Houses. 3 Weekends in September.

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    Childrens Music



    Emerging Adults


    Adult Learning

    Spiritual Life Center

    Worship & the Arts

    Why St. Lukes?

    A few of you have been around St. Lukes longer than I. My guess is someone in this community knows a little something about how we got our name.

    My favorite theory is that what we know about Luke the disciple of Jesus, the guy who is credited with writing the Gospel of Luke informed our decision to borrow his name.

    There is the emphasis in Lukes life on healing: Lots of sources beyond the Bible refer to Luke as a physician, as of course does the Gospel of Luke. St. Lukes emphasizes bringing a healing touch into the lives of people. So that checks out.

    There is the humility: Being a physician doesnt mean he sent his kids to private school; in fact it was pretty common practice to have a slave who served as the family physician. Humility is a good characteristic for a faith community that understands the depth of Gods grace. So far, so good.

    Plus, what Lukes Gospel emphasizes more than the other three gospels is also telling about the character of this man:

    He loved the poor.

    He wanted the door to Gods Kingdom open to all.

    He respected women, who were second-class citizens of the day.

    He saw hope in Gods mercy for everyone.

    We are an open community of Christians, gathering to seek, celebrate, live and share Gods love with all creation. Sounds suspiciously like Lukes Gospel.

    So, was Luke a model for this ministry? Write to me at [email protected] with your theories, or if you have knowledge about this choice.

    PattiPatricia R. CaseConnections EditorDirector of Marketing & Communication

    September 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 Sept. 1 for the October issue, which is distributed after worship at St.Lukes on Sept. 28.


    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.

    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, 328Early Childhood Weekday Program ................... Mollie Smith, 844-3399

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

    10 Fellowship

    12 UMW


    29 Care

  • 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

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

    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?

    Receive 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.

    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 Experience a multi-faceted worship that draws on cultural expressions of spirituals, Gospel, hymns and jazz music; featuring Later Band and Vocals, and a thought-provoking message. Communion served every Sunday and is available to all persons. 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.

  • September [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, 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]

    September [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, iPads 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 (Started 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

    September [email protected]

    Childrens Music 4

    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

  • September [email protected]

    Childrens Music 5

    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(Started 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 (Started 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 (Started 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 & 10:45How often do we throw out the words, Ive got it? More often than weve actually got it, I would think. You know whos actually got it? God. Gods got it. He is everywhere and has power over everything. Thats what we want our preschoolers to learn this month. No matter whats going on, Gods got it.

    Theyll learn God has the power to answer prayer through the story of Elijah and the fire.

    Theyll hear the story of Moses and the burning bush and learn that God has the power to speak to them.

    Well continue with Moses and tell the story of the pillars of clouds and fire to show our preschoolers that God has the power to show us the right way to go.

    And finally, well close the month with the super amazing story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego where preschoolers will learn that God is so powerful that He can always be with them. Always. And, because Gods always there, Hes always got it! Elementary at 9:15 & 10:45 Have you ever walked through your local grocery store and noticed the potential just sitting on the shelves? You can head down one aisle and discover spices from around the world. Over in the produce stands, you can find the ripest apples, cartons of blueberries, maybe even some obscure Dragon Fruit, not to mention all of the staples on another aisle: flour, sugar, eggs, and milk. All incredible ingredients that will sit there and go bad unless someone takes them home and creates something delicious. You can speculate all day about the potential in that grocery store, but until there is some type of response to what you believe can really happen, its just potential. In other words, with the right kind of response, faith in a process I cant fully understand, and a big mess of dishes,

    those ingredients could turn into warm, sticky-sweet, apple cobbler goodness. But if those ingredients just sit there, even though they have incredible potential, the flour will just stay powdery and tasteless. The butter will soften. And those apples will rot.

    Think about someones life, with all of the God-given, God-created ingredients: time, talents, opportunities, words and resources. We can choose to respond to what God has given us or we can ignore it. One of the most powerful things leaders and parents can do is to inspire their children to trust that God can do amazing things through the abilities God provides. Kids can grow up knowing that their faith in Gods ability profoundly affects how they live into their potential.

    Thats why were taking September to look more closely at what the Bible has to say about responsibility. We define responsibility as: Showing you can be trusted by what you say and do. Well be learning about four sets of people in the Old Testament to whom God gave great responsibility:

    Children September [email protected]


    Facebook & TwitterLike The Track on Facebook at St. Lukes UMCThe Track to get up-to-date information about everything happening in Childrens Ministries.

    Follow on Twitter: @StLukesTrack, or text follow @stlukestrack to 40404 to receive tweets as text messages.

  • 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.

    September [email protected]

    Children 7

    Adam & Eve, Noah, Abraham, & Miriam (Moses older sister). None of these people were perfect, and some messed up in big ways. But we see in each the potential God gives us to change the world! Our memory verse this month is Luke 16:10a, Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much. (NIV) When we show responsibility with the little things, theres

    a good chance well have opportunity for greater responsibility in the future. The word responsibility really breaks down into how you respond with your abilities. And we want children to not only understand how to respond to the ability that Gods given them, but also how to respond to Gods ability to work through them to change the world around them.

    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]


    Hospitality Volunteers

    We 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]

  • September [email protected]


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

    9:15AM PROGRAM 5th & 6th Grade @ The Modge

    (Modular building near Door 16)7th-12th Grade @ The Lodge

    10:45AM PROGRAM 5th-8th Grade @ The LodgeHigh School @ 10:45AM Service in the

    Sanctuary, then brunch for discussion

    Sunday Morning Middle School (5th-6th Grade)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)9:15-10:30AM @ Lukes Lodge10:45AM-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 Group9:15-10:30AM, @ Lukes Lodge 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 resume in September. Look for details in September Parent Newsletter. If you are not currently receiving our monthly emails contact Colleen and she will get you on the list! [email protected] Questions? Contact Kevin Davis or keep in touch via Facebook, Instagram (@liveintuneHS), or Twitter (@liveintuneYM).

    Thursday Guys Small Group The guys small group that met on Wednesdays last year will now meet on Thursdays starting in September at Buffalo Wild Wings at 2510 East 146th Street Carmel, IN 46033. This group offers a welcoming atmosphere for guys to enjoy wings, conversations about sports, life and God! Please contact Kevin Davis if you would like to connect or find out more!

    Upcoming EventsFall Retreats5th & 6th Grade Retreat @ The Lodge Sept. 5-6This is a brand new retreat for our new program for 5th & 6th grade. We will have a fun night of games, go karts, laser tag, bowling, all you can eat pizza and much more at Indys Incredible Buffet and Fun Center! We will return to the Lodge for more games and great activities together. This is a high-energy retreat your tween is going to love! Cost is $40. Sign up online.

    7th & 8th Grade Retreat @ Spring Hill Sept. 12-14We will be joining SpringHills Teen Camp themedRedefined. This retreat includes high adventure activities like paintball, zip lines, a climbing wall, as well as social events like canoeing, swimming, and hiking. Students will experience times of high energy main sessions with music ,messages and small group time. There will be tons of fun, Bible study, and great worship. Cost is $140. Sign up online.

    High School Retreat iBrown County Sept. 27-28Our High School Fall Retreat will take us to Brown County for a weekend of outdoor adventure, relevant Biblical teaching, and incredible worship. This weekend will be an exciting way to grow closer to God and each other! #Roadtrip Early bird rate (by September 7): $110 Late Registration (untilSeptember 14): $120. Sign up online.

    Fall Festival/Teen Day of ServiceFall Festival - October 26Teen Day of Service - November 8

    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



  • Connect Through MentoringThis year, St. Lukes is excited to launch our

    College Mentoring Program. This new initiative pairs up incoming college freshmen with adults

    who are willing to walk with them throughout

    their college experience.

    We kicked off our mentoring program with

    a cookout for mentors, students and their

    families. It was an exciting time for the group to

    come together and get to know one another.

    As the school year progresses, mentors

    are encouraged to keep in regular contact

    with their student, through a combination of

    phone calls, care packages, and various social

    media. There will also be opportunities to

    come together as a large

    group for community and


    If you would like to know

    more about the program,

    or are interested in serving

    as a mentor, contact

    Mindie Moore.

    September [email protected]

    Emerging Adults 9

    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.

  • September [email protected]


    Dinner Features St. LukesVocalist, Cheryl WyattThursday, September, 4, 5:30PM, Fellowship Hall. Enjoy Fellowship, food and after-dinner music at this months Elderberries Dinner. Cheryl Wyatt, accomplished musician will be familiar to those who have attended the 10:45AM worship service. Cheryls wid repertoire is bound to entertain, including 40s music. Bring a dish to share. Suggested donation $3 to offset costs. To register contact Adra Wheeler (see above).

    Monthly Euchre GameThe monthly Elderberries Euchre game will be Saturday, Sept. 20 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.Sept 7: Oobatz Clearwater Shopping CenterSept. 14: Yen Ching Restaurant 9150 N. Michigan Rd.Sept. 21: Famous Daves - Michigan Rd N. of 86th St.Sept. 28: Seasons 52 8650 - Keystone Crossing

    Singles Fork, Knife & Glass DinnerThursday, Sept. 18 at 6:30PM, Rusty Bucket on 86th east of Ditch 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. Hosted by Armen Avakian, [email protected] or 317-298-8913.

    ToastmastersTuesdays, Sept. 2, 9, & 23, 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 online at www.stlukesumc.com/ministries/adult/singles


  • Financial Peace UniversityThe St. Lukes United Methodist Men will once again be sponsoring Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University classes beginning on Wednesday Sept. 10. FPU was redesigned in 2013, featuring a shortened class schedule (9 weeks vs. 13) along with brand new materials studying such topics as saving, budgeting, debt reduction, insurance, and investing. You dont have to be in financial trouble to benefit from this course. The class will be on Wednesdays from Sept. 10 through Nov. 5 in the Garden Office (C124), and childcare will be available upon request. Look for registration opportunities in August. There is a cost of $100 per family for materials and lifetime membership. Contact Jason Bick (845-9747 or [email protected]) for more information.

    Mens BreakfastAfter a summer hiatus, the Mens breakfast is back and better than ever! Our September speaker will be Gerry Roth and friends. Gerry and his friends have each participated in an event that has many names: Walk to Emmaus, Tres Dias, The Great Banquet. These weekends all have one thing in common: they are each designed to give men & women a time for renewal and reflection in the Christian Life. Each guest will relate their experiences and rebirth in having participated.The Mens breakfast will be in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, September 6th, starting at 8:00 AM. Bring your small group or disciple class in to hear more about this topic. Contact Mike Elkin to RSVP so that he buys enough pancakes for your syrup. [email protected] or 213-1112. See you there!

    StorylineHow have your past few months been? Are you living with purpose? Do you have a central mission that helps you decide when to say yes and when to say no? Donald Millers study, Storyline, can help you decipher what your role is in your story, and what direction God has been pointing you. With that knowledge, you can begin to live your story in a better way. This Storyline class on four consecutive Sunday mornings will offer you the opportunity to work on your story and to see how it connects to Gods story. Class begins Sept 7 at 915. Contact Mike elkin for more information: [email protected] or 213-1112.

    Letters From DadIf God were to take you home today, what would your loved ones hold in their hands tomorrow that would let them know that they were the treasures of your life? This fall, the United Methodist Men will again offer a study titled Letters from Dad (not offered again until 2016). Learn to write the things you have always wanted to say but just didnt know how. Leave treasured letters of love that will be readlong after you are gone. Build deep and lasting relationships with other men in your Legacy Group. Store, in letter form, the only three things that remain: Faith, Hope and Love. We begin with a kickoff dinner Sep. 17, at 6pm. Program will run every other Wednesday, 7-8:30PM, from October 8-November 19. Coming to the dinner is not committing to the class, but once there, I bet you will! Contact Pastor Dave for more info.

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    United Methodist Men (UMM)

    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.

    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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    Your money. Your story. Your life. EVERYTHING! This changes

    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

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    UMW Reading GroupExplore Chinese Revolution lifeIn September, the UMW Reading Group will explore Chinese life during the Cultural Revolution through the moving memoir of Zhu Xiao-Mei. In The Secret Piano: From Maos Labor Camps to Bachs Goldberg Variations, Zhu Xiao-Mei provides an account of how her life changed from growing up in Shanghai, China as a piano protege to finding herself in a labor camp in Mongolia at the age of ten. Her story is one of survival and perseverance and the power of music to heal. Xiao-Mei is now one of the worlds most celebrated interpreters of Bachs Goldberg Variations. She teaches at the Conservatoire National Suprieur de Musique and has performed for audiences on six continents. We will meet on Monday, Sept. 22nd from 7-8:30 pm in the Parlor. Newcomers are always welcome. For information, contact Jennifer Todd at [email protected]

    Sarah Circle:Special Speaker on OutreachIm wishing all of you a great and safe summer and looking forward to our September meeting. Michael Elliott, Outreach Director of Involvement, will be our guest speaker Sept. 15th in the parlor at 1PM. He worked for the Salvation Army in Canada for two years and has been in Indianapolis since 2011 helping homeless teens and young adults. For more information please call Esther Childress 316 257-3382 or [email protected] New Life Circle: All the Single Ladies!Attention Single Women . . . Are you passionate about art? Do you have a favorite artist? Join fellow art lovers at New Life Circle on Tuesday, September 16 at 7PM in the Spiritual Life Center for Your Life is Art. Bring your favorite work of art from your home gallery (Prints, Paintings, Lithographs, Etchings, etc.) for our New Life art show. Come enjoy a fun evening of Getting to Know You

    with friends new and old. Invite a friend. For additional information, call Nancy at 341-5032 or email: [email protected] or call Cathy at 334-7821. New Life Circle is open to single, divorced and widowed women of all ages.

    Eve CircleGather Round for FellowshipEve Circle welcomes all mothers of young children! Please join us and bring a friend to the Parlor this September, on the 2nd and 16th for fellowship, friendship and support! We typically meet the first and third Tuesday of the month and free childcare is provided by emailing us a week in advance. For more information or to be put on our email list, please email Amy & Diane at [email protected]

    Mary Magdalene CircleReport from the ReservationOur next meeting will be September 10th in the Parlor. Kathy Clemenz will share about her experience at the Rosebud Reservation this past June. We will be collecting toys for the Kissy Hospital in Sierra Leone. Mary Magdalene Circle membership is open to all women of St. Lukes. If you have any questions, please contact co-chairs Jolynne Wilhoit at 403-2462, [email protected] or Lori Chambers 696-5965 or [email protected]

    Hannah CircleWorking Moms!September Meeting: Come for an old fashioned Pot Luck! Bring your favorite dishes and appetite to our Kick off. Well be enjoying each others savory dishes and getting to know each other. Our first meeting will be Wednesday Sept. 3 in E107/109. We look forward to getting to know you.Hannah Circle welcomes mothers that work or stay at home and need an evening circle/support group. Hannah Circle meets one evening a month from 7-8:30pm, Sept-March. Free Childcare is provided. Please email childcare reservations at least one week in advance. In creating this circle, we hope to connect mothers at St. Lukes for Faith, Fellowship, and Mission through the support of our UMW. For more information or to be put on our email list, please email Dawn Bick at [email protected]

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    UMW CookbookThe UMW cookbook will be available for purchase at all UMW events by contacting Allison Flickinger at [email protected] It contains over 500 recipes donated by St. Lukes members and their families and friends. Cost: $10, proceeds benefit UMW missions.

    Blood Pressure Screening Sunday, Sept. 14, 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.

    Information:For specific times, dates and locations of upcoming UMW events, check the calendar at www.stlukesumc.com/news/calendars/ or email the contact person listed.

  • Donate and Shop Sept. 24-26 Drop donations (large and small) @ Great Hall Sept. 26 (6-8PM) Shop the Members Sale Sept. 27 (8AM - 2PM) Shop the Public Sale

    Volunteer for a two-hour shift* Sort and Set-up Crew (Sept. 24-26 8am-6pm) Cashier Crew ( Sept. 26 5:45PM8:15PM and/or Sept. 27 7:45AM 3PM) Clean-up Crew (Sept. 27 2-4:30PM)

    Proceeds benefit Local and National Missions, St. Lukes Childrens Ministries

    & the St. Lukes United Methodist Womens Ministry. Unsold items are distributed to charities.

    Direct Questions to Betsy Amirhamzeh & Carly Roudebush at [email protected]

    UniteD Methodist WomEnClean out your closets, Girl. Cause you know youre gonna want to buy something cute ...

    Friday/SaturdaySept. 26 & 27Great Hall

    *Sign up for a two-hour shift at http://tinyurl.com/mp28fcm; Youth & Adult volunteers are welcome. Earn community service hours!

    6:30PM - Fellowship & Desserts Parlor7PM Presentation begins

    Sept. 17 Bryan Stevenson, a human rights lawyer, discusses the justice system

    October 15 Freedom Riders, a PBS documentary on activists who challenged racial segregation

    November 19 Bishop Michael Curry Crazy Christians, A sermon to the General Conference of the Episcopal Church in 2012

    Understanding Civil Rights Yesterday & Today

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    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 Sept. 9, 10, 19, 23 & 30 and Oct. 9, 14, 17 & 28. 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 Sept. 15 & 24 and Oct. 20 & 22. 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. Sign up to serve at www.stlukesumc.com/outreach.

    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 transporting unsold food from area grocery stores to Indianapolis shelters. Volunteer to drive on Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday. Contact Vick Knapke at [email protected]

    What a Summer SAWS is having!Summer Splash (VBS) 5th & 6th Grade students helped us construct five ramp frames and enjoyed writing heartfelt messages on the boards for the future recipients! During Servant Day Saturday two volunteer teams built ramps for two recipients who were both needy and happy to gain freedom from their homes! Thank You! We have been completing an average of three ramps per week thanks to volunteer, Jim Hamiltons skillful scheduling of our resources, volunteers and donations.

    Three Ways you can be involved in SAWs1. Pray for our metro outreach mission. 2. Volunteer by county you would like to work in on our site: www.SawsRamps.org 3. Donate funds or help your company donate grants to SAWs. 92% of donated funds go to ramp building!

    Contact Paul Snyder, Relationship Manager 317-695-0585 if you have any questions.

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    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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    Build1 Birthday. 2 Houses. 3 Weekends in September.

    Builds begin Sat., Sept. 6 and continue on weekends all month

    We need about 15 volunteers for each shift.

    Volunteers must be age 16 or older to be on site. Only volunteers age 18 and older can be on ladders and operate power equipment.

    You can be part of making Mustajas first birthday a real party in his familys first new home. St. Lukes teams up with Habitat for Humanity this month to provide homes for two Marion County families. Mustajas parents, Ismael Morsal & Aziza Hamid have three more children, Aisha, 10, Elamine, 5, Belai , 3, who will undoubtedly benefit from this birthday gift to their little brother. Dad works for Catholic Charities Refugee Program. He says his biggest hope is to ... work hard and save money to pay the mortgage and the bills on time. Mustaja will be turn one in September, the month St. Lukes plans to build his familys home and one more house just down the street for Burgess Scruggs, Jr. This will be Burgess first home - a lifetime dream: something I can call my own and be proud of. He has a son and two granddaughters and works in ministry at eastside Baptist Church.

    To be a chapter in their life story - and they in yours - sign up now.


  • Adult Learning Opportunities 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 - OngoingSundays, Time Changed to 10:45AM, 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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    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-3PMSenior 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 meet new people both other participants and our staff. Well tell you what it means to be a member. If you are ready to make St. Lukes your church home, well help you.

    Weeknight ClassesFinancial Peace UniversityWednesdays, 7-9PM, Sept. 10-Nov. 5, The Garden office,

    Adult Learning

  • $100/householdWe 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.

    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 This 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.

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  • 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: MenLetters 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 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.

    Call to the Center (3 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct. 1-2211-12:15PM, Spiritual Life Center This class is an invitation to learn the simple and sincere form of prayer from the heart called Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is

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  • a call, the call, letting everything else go, simply listening. Class will be led by Sharon and Allan Harvey. Please register online. Book in Oasis Bookstore.

    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, led by Pastor Kim King.

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    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 Walk 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.

    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]

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    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]

    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 Letters.Disciple IV - Under the Tree of LifeThis class covers the writings in the Old Testament (Ruth, I and II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations and Daniel). New Testament scripture includes John, I John, II John, III John, James, Jude and Revelation.

    REGISTRATION To register for classes, go online to www.stlukesumc.com/ministries/adult/disciple, or register at the table in West Passage at St. Lukes on Sunday mornings.

    MATERIALSDisciple Study Manuals and Study Bibles can be purchased prior to orientation in the Oasis Bookstore (near the St. Lukes Narthex) or at orientation.

    CHILDCAREMany classes offer free childcare. Look for the designation: CC

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  • Disciple I Fast Track Old TestamentBecoming Disciples Through Bible StudyA life-transforming 24-week, 75-minute class that offers an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. A commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. At the end of this class you will know the Bible from beginning to end, have new friends, and no doubt, will grow stronger in your own faith. A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Oasis Bookstore. Class Options-starting date noted:

    Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 12-1:15PM, N101/102, (Susan Fuquay) Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 6:30-7:45PM, E212, (Mike Elkin) CCWednesdays, Sept. 3, 11:45-1PM, N101/102, (Susan Fuquay)Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 5:30-6:45PM, E105, (Marion Miller) CCWednesdays, Sept. 3, 7:15-8:30PM, N101/102, (Bill Shaffer) CCThursdays, Sept. 4, 6-7:15PM, E213, (Maria Blake) CCSundays, Sept. 7, 10:45-noon, E107/107, (Stephen Hoskins) CC

    Disciple I Fast Track New TestamentBecoming Disciples Through Bible Study (Prerequisite: Disciple I Fast Track Old Testament)Class Options-starting date noted:

    Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 10:30-11:45AM, N101/102, (Susan Fuquay)Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 6-7:15PM, C123, (Kathy Armington) CC

    Disciple I Fast Track Old Testament ONLINEThis class is a synchronous online class with the same group of people meeting together at the same time. Join participants around the world. Perfect for people who travel or want to take a class from home. Must have high-speed internet access and a headset. A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Oasis Bookstore. $30 online fee. Email Susan Fuquay [email protected] for specific registration information.

    Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 2, 9-10PM-EST

    Disciple II Fast TrackInto the Word, Into the World (Prerequisite: Disciple I Old & New Testament)This class covers Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Connections between the Old/New Testaments are emphasized. A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in the Oasis Bookstore. Class Options-starting date noted.

    Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 1:30-2:45PM, N101/102, (Elizabeth Howard)Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 12-1:15PM, e212, (Bill Shaffer)

    Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 5:45-7PM, N101/102, (Gary Scott) CCThursdays, Sept. 4, 12-1:15PM, N101/102, (Bill Shaffer)Thursdays, Sept. 4, 7-8:30PM, E107/109, (Chad Bocock) CCSundays, Sept. 7, 10:45-noon, E212, (Anne and Greg Clark) CC

    Disciple II Traditional Into the Word, Into the World (Prerequisite: Disciple I Old & New Testament)Class Options-starting date noted; 32 weeks, 90 min. classes

    Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 12-2:00PM (6-9 people) C123, (Marti Hunsucker)

    Date and time TBA, Marquette Manor, (Larry Landis) Contact Susan Fuquay if interested.

    Disciple III Fast TrackRemember Who You Are (Prerequisite: Disciple I Old & New Testament)This class covers The Prophets and The Letters of Paul. A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Oasis Bookstore. Class Options-starting date noted Orientation in W125, Aug. 24 10:30-11AM or 12-12:30PM

    Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 12-1:15PM, e213, (Patty Waller)Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 12-1:15PM, E213, (Bill Eckert)Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 7-8:15PM, E213, (Bill Eckert) CCSundays, Sept. 7, 9:15-10:30AM, W125, (Brad Davidson) CCSundays, Sept. 7, 10:45-noon, W125, (Lou McElwain) CC

    Disciple IV Fast TrackUnder the Tree of Life (Prerequisite: Disciple I Old & New Testament)This class covers the Writings in the Old Testament (Ruth, I and II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, and Daniel.) New Testament Scripture includes John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation. Required study manual and study Bible are available in Oasis Bookstore.

    Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 12-1:15, E105, (Bill Eckert)

    Disciple IV TraditionalUnder the Tree of Life (Prerequisite: Disciple I Old & New Testament)32 weeks, 90 min. classes

    Thursdays, Sept. 4, 10-11:30AM, C123, (Charlie Boswell)

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    Thursday Connection: Real Women. Real Life. Real Faith.

    Thursday mornings from Sept. 4-Nov. 20 ParlorThursday Connection is a time for women of all ages to

    enjoy fellowship and learning. On Nov. 20 well celebrate with a festive brunch including entertainment and prizes. Books available in the Oasis Bookstore. Please register online. Childcare is provided.

    9AM Social time, Parlor (optional)9:15AM Welcome9:30AM Breakout classes on your choice of topics

    Sensible Shoes (8 weeks) Thursdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 23, 9:30-10:45, E212 This novel by Sharon Garlough Brown, tells the stories of four women who become fellow travelers participating in a sacred journey at a Retreat Center. Their stories invite the reader to travel with them as they experience self-discovery, healing, and transformation, and draw closer in their relationship to God and each other. Book in Oasis Bookstore. Led by Bev Gallagher.

    Have a New Kid by Friday (6 weeks) Thursdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 9, 9:30-10:45, E107/109 This is your five-day action plan that really works! With his signature wit and common sense psychology, internationally recognized family expert Dr. Kevin Leman reveals why your kids do what they do and what you can do about itstarting right now. Participant Guide is available in Oasis Bookstore. Led by Heather Hilbert.

    Between a Rock and a Grace Place (6 weeks) Thursdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 9, 9:30-10:45, E213 Bestselling author Carol Kent gives proof that you can experience grace and joy during even the lowest moments of your life. This study helps you decide where you stand when you are caught between a rock and a hard place. With hope, joy, and a sense of humor, Carol helps you find Gods grace places in the midst of your worst moments. Book in Oasis Bookstore. Led by Debra Peek.


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    The Daniel Plan (6 weeks) Thursdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 9, 9:30-10:45, N101-102 The Daniel Plan is framed around The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friendslife areas that all work together to restore and sustain your long-term health. Faith is the foundation with God as the source of the power and the energy behind all transformational change. Study Guide in Oasis Bookstore. Led by Sharon Chambers.

    Moms of Young Children Sermon Discussion Group (11 weeks) Thursdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 13, 9:30-10:45, Spiritual Life Center Participants will discuss the previous Sundays sermon. Led by Lindsey Rabinowitz.

    Following Jesus (11 weeks) Thursdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 13, 9:30-10:45, E105 First produced by Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, this 11-session study is perfect for groups just beginning their faith walk or for anyone looking for a deeper foundation. Following Jesus leads adults to rediscover Jesus, grow in the spirit, and learn to live in faith and in service to the church, community, and

    world. Book in Oasis Bookstore. Led by Maria Blake.

    A Womans Walk with God: Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit (11 weeks) Thursdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 13, 9:30-10:45, W125 (Special Class for Grandmothers) Do you yearn for a closer walk

    with God? For a greater understanding of what it means to let God live through you? Author Elizabeth George gives practical help for how you can do that in this study of the fruit of the Spirit. A Womans Walk with God is an invitation to experience the joys of moment-by-moment living in Gods powerand producing the fruit of the Spirit in every circumstance! Book in Oasis Bookstore. Co-led by Wanda Thompson & Ann Fallis.

    Toxic Charity (6 weeks)Thursdays, Sept. 4-Oct 9, 9:30-10:45, ParlorVeteran 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.

    Living Clean, Living Green (5 weeks) Thursdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 9:30-10:45, Parlor This class brings you a different speaker and topic each week. Learn how you can live clean and green. Topics include: Worm Composting, Hydroponic Gardening, Raw Foods, Green Cleaning Products, and Healthy Body Care.

    Same Kind of Different as Me (5 weeks) Thursdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 9:30-10:45, E213 A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in

    virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love. Book in Oasis Bookstore. Led by Debra Peek.

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    Spiritual Life Center SPIRITUALITY AND THE ARTS

    Prayer Shawl MinistryTuesdays, 1-3PM, Lukes Lodge 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 Gods healing love. New knitters welcome. Led by Helen Vriesman.

    Studio 3 Art Ministry Thursdays, 10AM-2PM, C122Anyone interested in building an art community at St. Lukes is welcome to come spend the day (or a portion of the day) with other artists. Bring your favorite medium and plan to go out for lunch; occasional field trips and pitch-ins, too. For information, contact Susie Gilbert at [email protected] or 317-582-0001.

    Crochet Guild of Indianapolis1st Saturday of the month, 10AM-Noon, E107/109Learn to crochet and contribute to on-going projects. Contact Edie Huffman, 317-228-0496.

    St. Lukes at the Movies: Get LowFriday, September 12, 7-9pm, Parlor. Get Low is equal parts folk tale, fable and real-

    life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit, Felix Bush Breazeale. Stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Lucas Black. Gruff, confrontational, and ill-tempered, Felix has been the source of many malicious rumors over the

    years. Some say hes a cold-hearted killer. When Felix announces his intentions to throw himself a massive funeral party before he passes away, word quickly spreads through town and anticipation starts to run high. Felix surprises everyone by revealing exactly why he shunned society to lead a life of solitude in the deep woods. Dessert served, donations appreciated. Co-sponsored by The Garden and the Spiritual Life Center.

    Spiritual Life Centers BlogThe Spiritual Life Center now has a blog at slcblog. stlukesumc.com. Watch for posts about trends in spiritual development, interesting spiritual journeys, new ideas, poetry and comments from Spiritual Life Center classes and events. If you would like to be a contributing writer, please contact Betty Brandt at [email protected] or 317-846-3404 x339.


    Gentle Yoga ClassMonday & Thursday 5:30-6:30PM, N103/104, $8/sessionOpen to all ages and abilities, this gentle yoga class welcomes those not flexible enough to sit on the floor (chairs provided) as well as those who can sit on the floor (bring a mat and a blanket). Taught by Carol Holden.

    Yoga for StressMondays, Sept 8-Oct 27, 9:30-10:45AM $84Thursdays, Sept. 11 - Oct. 30, 8:30-9:45AM; $84All classes in N103/104 Walk-ins $15/classEnding with a 15-minute guided deep relaxation, this class will help you gain balance, strength and flexibility in your body and peace and calm in your mind. All levels are welcome to join. Register/pay online, www.stlukesumc.com. New classes begin Nov. 10 & 13, respectively.

    Aikido TrainingMondays, Wednesdays, 7-9PM, Saturdays, 8-10AM All classes in N103/104This discipline uses martial training as a means of character development rather than fighting prowess. Open to adult men and women. Come observe a class, or visit www.indyaikido.org for more information.

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    Ongoing Meditation GroupMondays, 6:30-7:30PM, Spiritual Life CenterNo fee or registration. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome to join in a 30-minute discussion followed by 30 minutes of Christian meditation. You will find support for your practice, new ideas and a community of others who welcome silence. Led by Merri Leffel.


    Healing Partners AppointmentsStress, illness, grief or difficult life situations can cause imbalance in the body, mind and spirit. This Healing Process combines healing touch, relaxation and prayer to form a synergistic effect that can help bring you back to balance and wholeness through Gods restorative healing power. These sessions re-energize and relax persons to enable their own natural resources to deal with illness or injury. Process honors all faith traditions. Call 317-846-3404 x442 for a daytime or evening appointment. No fee, donations appreciated.

    7th Annual Soup & Speaker SeriesThe Spiritual Life Centers Healing Ministry and the Parish Nurses Health Ministry join together each year to offer homemade soup lunch or dinner and a health-related presentation. 4 Wednesdays in Fellowship Hall, no registration, donations for meal appreciated.Oct 8, 12-1:15PM - Dr. William Starsiak, D.O. on Cranial Sacral WorkOct 15, 12-1:15PM - Denise Deig, PT on Movement IntelligenceOct 22, 12-1:15PM - Barb Sobart, RN & Phyllis Reynolds, RN on emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)Oct 29, 6:30-8PM Rev. Carolyn Scanlan, D. Min. on Humor Heals

    Muslims for Life Blood DriveStop by the bloodmobile Sunday, September 14, 9am-12:30pm, front parking lot, to help those needing blood in our community. This blood drive is part of a national campaign to collect more than

    10,000 bags of blood to save lives and to spread the message that, like other religions, Islam is a religion of peace and values the sanctity of life. Sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the Spiritual Life Center in memory of those who died on 9/11. BOOK STUDIES & WORKSHOPS

    Sunrise Book StudyWednesdays, 7-8:30AM, ParlorStart your day with friends, prayer, a good book, stimulating discussion and personal enrichment. Contact Betty Brandt at 317-846-3404 or [email protected]