St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:30 and 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

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

Making Sense of the Bible with Pastor Jenn

Lent is a time to dig in to scripture, but many struggle with how to engage with the Bible.  Do you wonder when and how it was written?  Don’t know what to do with difficult passages of violence, suffering, creation, and sexuality?  This is a study for those who love the Bible and look to it to help them find meaning and purpose for their lives.  It is also a study for people who are willing to wrestle with portions of the Bible about which they have questions.  Finally, it is a study for people who are largely unfamiliar with the Bible but who are curious and want to know more.

Book: Making Sense of the Bible                     Cost: $8

Join Pastor Jenn for six weeks of study in Barnes Learning Center Smart Classroom: 15 participant minimum

  • Sundays 12 – 1:30 PM, beginning February 18
  • Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, beginning February 21
  • Thursdays 12 – 1:30 PM, beginning February 22


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.

 

GROUP STUDIES

Groups Studies 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 began September 11.

Cost: $40

Tuesday Studies

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

Plugged Inn With Kathy Thatcher
Join Kathy in the book study  24 Hours That Changed the World. This study will help you understand the events that occurred during the last
24 ours of Jesus’ life, see more clearly the theological significance of Christ suffering and death, and reflect upon the meaning of these events for your life. Meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in BLC, Distance Learning 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. Building C, Room 200 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Living the Questions with Skip Slone
Join Skip Slone in delving into questions about faith that you may been uncomfortable asking.  Videos are led by 30 theologians and acclaimed scholars and are designed offer perspectives that encourage discussion and sharing.  If you are seeking an opportunity to explore the mystery of faith, share what you believe, and discuss what it means to be a believer in the 21st century–this class is for you!  Begins Wednesday, February 21; meets from 7-8:30 PM in C208.

Shalom
Shalom sessions are designed as an opportunity for St. Lukers to share their experiences and voices as we strive to be a more diverse, inclusive, and reconciling community. This 6-week conversation stems from our desire to reach beyond the doors of our congregation and work toward being a community that reflects the full beauty of the diversity God created.
Join us in Barnes Learning Center, Distance Learning Room.
Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday Studies

Sisters of Soul with Pastor Jenn
Welcome all women of all ages!  Join Pastor Jenn and the Sisters of the Soul!
​This women’s book club meets every Thursday for sharing, support and a great deal of Laughter! Join us as we read the book called The Help starting April 12. An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.  Thursdays, at 6:30 PM in the Distance Learning Classroom.

Thursday Morning Women with Beth Witten
Join Beth Witten for a discussion with other women of faith. 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 Present Over Perfect is bestselling author Shauna Niequist s motto for how to live a rich, engaged, and loving life in the midst of what often feels terribly messy and imperfect. Thursday mornings beginning April 5 at 10 AM.  Cost: $15

 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.

Sunday Study

The Ragamuffin Gospel  

Transform your understanding of what it means to receive God’s grace.  The Ragamuffin Gospel is Franciscan priest, Brennan Manning’s understanding of the essence of Christianity.  Father Manning offers that Jesus presented a gospel of grace that wasn’t for those who are pious and powerful, but for the beat-up and burnt-out ragamuffins we all are.  Find the joy of God’s unrelenting grace in the gospel.
This Class meets on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Building C, Room 200, with Andrea Whisnant

​Cost: $10

COVENANT GROUPS

Covenant Groups are long term groups that choose 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, for more information.

YOUNG ADULTS

# Beyond Hashtag 2018 Washington D.C. Trip

18-25 years old are invited to join us on a trip to Washington D.C. trip where they will learn how to take issues they are passionate about beyond the #. We will lobby to end  Child Hunger world wide. We will also be meeting with some Congress personnel.

Trip costs $500.00

This includes flight, hostel, and food.

$150.00 Deposit is non refundable and is due by April 27.Final payment is due by May 25. Space is limited and registration will close by May 4.

ADULT MINISTRY STAFF

                                                                       
Caryn L. Royer, Director of Adult Ministries
Email: croyer@st.lukes.org    
phone: 407.876.4991 *296
Dr. William S Barnes, Teaching Pastor
Email: bbarnes@st.lukes.org
Phone: 407.876.4991 *231
 Luky Nova, Administrator for the Grow Team
Email: lnova@st.lukes.org
phone: 407-876-4991 * 238

 

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