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.

ADULT SERMON STUDIES

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

Our current Sermon Series is The Church: Finding Beauty in the Beast.

Our next group of classes begins on August 23, 2017

Wednesday Studies:
What Are We Fighting For? with Pastor Jenn
Join Pastor Jenn as she leads a study of Thomas Bickerton’s What Are We Fighting For?: Coming Together Around What Matters Most to help us discover the root of the issues the United Methodist Church fights about and how we all can come together around the thing that matters the most–the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Cost: $10

So Beautiful: God’s Design for the Church with Pastor Jad
Join Pastor Jad as he leads a study of Leonard Sweet’s So Beautiful: Divine Design for Life and the Church.  God has weaved a 3-strand design for the church, that is not just pretty–but beautiful!  Consider how we at St. Luke’s and the modern church live into God’s beautiful design.

Cost: $10

Sabbath: Revisited with Susan Barbour
Join Susan Barbour to discuss the current sermon series themes and scripture with the study of Andy Stanley’s Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision.  As St. Luke’s listens for God’s vision for us, consider the unique vision God has for you as an individual.

Cost: $10

Register for Wednesday night classes and dinners here!

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 of the visioning sermon themes with the study of Andy Stanley’s Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision.  Join this group of women as they use helpful exercises and time-tested ideas for visionary decision-making, personal growth, and leadership at home and at work. Catch a glimpse of God’s incredible vision for your life, relationships, and business—and discover the passion to follow it. Study begins September 7 at 10:30 AM. Click here to register for this study.

Cost: $10

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

ADULT GROUP STUDIES

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.

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 begins September 11. Click here to join this study.

Cost: $40

 

Tuesday Studies:
Recording Your Story with Ruth McKeefery
Have you ever thought about writing your story for your friends and family to explore? Join Ruth McKeefrey 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.  Tuesday mornings beginning August 29 at 10 AM. Click here to join this study.

Cost: $20

Half Truths with Kathy Thatcher
✔ Everything happens for a reason ✔ God helps those who help themselves  ✔ God won’t give you more than you can handle
Join Kathy Thatcher for a study of Adam Hamilton’s Half Truths, a study that will examine how common Christian cliché compares to the ministry and message of Jesus.  Tuesday mornings beginning August 22 at 10 AM. Click here to join this study.

Cost: $15

Broken and Blessed with Andrea Batchelor
Join Andrea Batchelor on a 6 week journey that traces the original biblical family in Genesis through brokenness to God’s blessing of transformation for everyone involved.  This study will help women see how God uses each our their imperfect families to bring blessings to our hurting and broken world.  Tuesday evenings beginning September 19 at 6:30 PM. Click here to join this study

Cost: $20

 

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 beginning September 6 at 8 AM.

Cost: $25

What in God’s Name Are We Eating?! with Chris Fouché
Whether it is a well meaning nutritionist with a miracle diet to sell, a vegetarian with a “Meat is Murder” sticker on their car, or maybe an suburbanite down at the farmer’s market, there seems to be no shortage of people who are ready and willing to tell us how we ought to eat.  But does Scripture say anything about it?  Does God care how we eat?  This class will explore these questions as it relates to their own lives and eating habits, using biblical and theological frameworks to examine such food questions as organic, local, genetically-modified foods, and vegetarianism, among others.

Cost: $0

The Same Kind of Different as Me with Nan Sloane
In anticipation of the major motion picture release of Same Kind of Different as Me in October, join Nan Sloane in discussing the book by Ron Hall.  Consider the people we meet each day that we dismiss and the major impact that engaging them could have on our lives. Explore how extraordinary and unexpected relationships can change us all.

Cost: $10

Register for Wednesday night classes and dinners here.

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

 

Thursday Studies:
Recording Your Story with Ruth McKeefery
Have you ever thought about writing your story for your friends and family to explore? Join Ruth McKeefrey 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.  Thursday evenings beginning August 31 at 6:30 PM. Click here to join this study.

Cost: $20

 

The Way of Blessedness with Pastor David
Join Judy Arndt and Pastor David for this study focusing on the Beatitudes of Matthew 5.  Over 9 weeks, participants will be invited to open themselves up to God’s abundant love. The Way of Blessedness guides participants along a path that offers clarity to their way of life and the very life of God’s kingdom.  Thursday mornings beginning September 14 at 10:30 AM. Click here to join this study.

Cost: $10

Mom’s Connection Bible Study with Jaylene Garau
Join Jaylene Garau for a study of A Wife After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George.  Modern moms have to wear many different hats, consider the type of wife God is calling you to be and see how improving communication, fun, and connection with God in one area can spread joy in all other aspects of your life!  Thursday mornings beginning August 24 at 10 AM. Click here to join this study.

Cost: $12

 

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!

ADULT COVENANT GROUPS

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.

PRAYER MINISTRY

Tuesday

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 a.m. for a gathering time and begin our centering/silent prayer time at 10:00 a.m. followed by Lectio Divina.  Our meeting is open to anyone wishing to join and experience this enriching prayer and scripture time. Room Building C. SEDR. (all ages)

Wednesday

Wednesday Morning Prayer Group: Pray for the needs of our congregation with this group of prayer warriors. This group is led by a Stephen Minister who prays for the medical needs as well as weekly prayer concerns for our St. Luke’s community.

Sunday

Healing Prayer Service in the Chapel

Come to the chapel on the first Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. for a Healing Prayer Service.

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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