St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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9:30 & 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary

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4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.876.4991

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St. Luke’s invites adults of all ages, no matter where they are in their faith to journey to grow deeper.  Whether you have been a part of the church for your whole life or are still trying to figure out what church is all about, we have classes that are selected to help your faith deepen and your relationship with God grow.

St. Luke’s offers 3 different group types:

  • Sermon Studies: groups that meet to study the subject/theme of the current sermon series
  • Group Studies: group that meets to study the Bible, a specific curriculum, or other materials that are not connected to the topic of the sermon series
  • Covenant Groups: long-term groups that are closed not currently seeking new members.  Members partner together for faith walk and participate in Worship, Connect, Grow, Serve, and Commit.

SERMON STUDIES: groups that meet to study the subject/theme of the current sermon series

Sermon Studies are groups that meet for the duration of a St. Luke’s sermon series to discuss the current subject/themes. These classes are open to everyone!

Our current Sermon Series is impact • [or]

Wednesday Studies:

Make a Difference
Join St. Lukers as we dive into Jim Harnish’s Make a Difference: Following Your Passion and Finding Your Place to Serve.  This study guides participants through connecting their passions and talents with going to the places Christ calls us to be Disciples who transform the world!  Meets Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM beginning January 10.
Cost: $10

Exegesis:
ex•e•ge•sis: an explanation or critical interpretation of a text

 

Join Pastor Bill each week as he explores the context, meaning, and significance of each week’s sermon text.  Through the use of maps, stories, and cultural context participants are given a new window into understanding the messages of the Bible for a modern time.  Meets Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM.

 

Learn more about Wednesday programming for the whole family at st.lukes.org/wednesday!

Sunday Studies:

Make a Difference with Mariam Mengistie
Join St. Luke’s Executive Director of Missions, Mariam Mengistie for a journey through Jim Harnish’s Make a Difference: Following Your Passion and Finding Your Place to Serve with an unique St. Luke’s twist.  Mariam with show participants the places their passions and St. Luke’s Missions partners around the world connect! Begins Sunday, January 7 at 11 AM!
Cost: $10

 

Contact Caryn Royer, Director of Adult Ministries with any questions about sermon studies!

GROUP STUDIES: group that meets to study the Bible, a specific curriculum, or other materials that are not connected to the topic of the sermon series

These groups meet to study a specific curriculum, book of the bible, or other material outside of the themes of the sermon series.

This includes classes such as Disciple, Dave Ramsay’s Financial Peace University (FPU) and Legacy, and Christian Believer.

Sunday Studies:

The Wesley Challenge with Steve Schneeberger
Does “New Year, New You” mean a new and improved relationship with God? If so, this class is for you!  Join Steve on a 21 journey to renew your passion and discover a deeper commitment to God that is authentic and soul-shaping.  Each day will bring a question that allows you to examine your faith in a new way! Cost: $10

Monday Studies:

Christian Believer with Melody McIntosh
Join Melody McIntosh for a 30 week journey examining what it means to be a Christian Believer through study of ancient and modern Christian commentators and the words, symbols and hymns of religion.  Study began September 11.

Cost: $40

Tuesday Studies:

The Miracles of Jesus with Andrea Batchelor
Join Andrea Batchelor on a 6 week journey that reminds us that our weaknesses are invitations for God to work in our lives.  Understand that the gift of Christ’s love is an answer to our human desperation.  Tuesday evenings beginning January 9 at 6:30 PM.

Cost: $15

Contemplative Way: Centering/silent prayer and Lectio Divina study group.   A group of men and women that join together to practice prayer and study scripture. We meet at 9:30 AM for a gathering time and begin our centering/silent prayer time at 10:00 AM followed by Lectio Divina.  Our meeting is open to anyone wishing to join and experience this enriching prayer and scripture time. Meets in Building C, Special Events Dining Room

Wednesday Studies:

The Story with Joline Krolicki
“The Greatest Story Ever Told” is more than just a cliché.  Join Joline Krolicki for this new and inventive way to explore the Bible. Randy Frazee’s The Story explores the great lengths that God continues to go to rescue those who are lost.  The Story is all about the story of the Bible–God’s great love affair with humanity.  Over 31 weeks, participants are swept into the unfolding progression of the Bible’s characters and events–from Genesis to Revelation–in a format that reads more like a novel! Wednesday mornings began September 6 at 8 AM.

Cost: $25

Our Faith: Christianity, Wesley, and the Bible with Pastor Jad
Christianity is a personal experience–and Methodists put their own flair on it!  Join Pastor Jad for a fun and dynamic look at our personal relationships with God and Christ.  Discover the unique Methodist approach to Christ, the church, and the Bible. Begins January 10, from 7-8:30 PM

Everybody’s Normal with Susan Barbour
Join Susan Barbour to discuss Everybody’s Normal ‘Til You Get to Know Them by John Ortberg.  Discuss how to live in loving Christian community–even when it gets hard. Begins January 10, 7-8:30 PM  

Cost: $15

Learn more about Wednesday programming for the whole family at st.lukes.org/wednesday!

Thursday Studies:

Thursday Morning Women with Beth Witten
Join Beth Witten for a discussion with other women of faith.  Begins January 18 at 10:30 AM.

Recording Your Story with Ruth McKeefery
Have you ever thought about writing your story for your friends and family to explore? Join Ruth McKeefery as participants explore how to tell their stories through a written journal, a book of photographs with detailed captions, poetry, or letters.  Spend time navigating memory lane and memorializing your life story for your loved ones. How to Write Your Own Life Story by Lois Daniel will provide guidance for the journey.  Thursdays beginning January 11 from 6:30-8:30 PM. 

Cost: $20

Mom’s Connection Bible Study with Jaylene Garau
Join Jaylene Garau for The Wesley Challenge!  You’ve probably heard of John Wesley, but have you every tried to walk in his shoes? Spend 21 days answering practical questions to renew your faith and commitment to God. Thursday mornings beginning January 11 at 10 AM.  Cost: $10

Saturday Studies:
Women of the Word with Bea Pederson
Join Bea Pederson as she leads a discussion between women walking through the Bible.  A time to share, learn, and explore the depth of God’s word.

Contact Caryn Royer, Director of Adult Ministries with any questions about group studies!

COVENANT GROUPS: long-term groups that are closed not currently seeking new members.

Covenant Groups are long term groups that chose to be together for all aspects of Christian life (worship, connect, grow, and serve).  These groups begin and end at the determination of its members.

If you would like to start a covenant group,
contact Caryn Royer, Director of Adult Ministries for more information.

CHILDCARE SERVICES

Childcare is provided for St. Luke’s sponsored events, held on campus during regular childcare hours. Reservations are required and must be made one week in advance so that we can provide adequate staff. In order to make your reservations please visit the childcare reservation page. Once you submit your reservation, you will receive an e-mail stating that your childcare request has been confirmed or if there is a cancellation of childcare. Childcare will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday mornings: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for the use of childcare services.

 

 

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