St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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

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Cluster Groups

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A Cluster Group is made up of 20 or more people who have a common interest, life stage or neighborhood. These groups gather once a month and create an accepting Christ-like community where everyone is cared for and everyone gets connected. Those interested in joining a cluster group please contact the Connect office at 407.876.4991 ext. 216 or connect@st.lukes.org. Let us help you find a group that fits your needs or help you register as a Cluster Group facilitator.

Connect Fair 02.12.2017

St. Lukers had a blast connecting with the Cluster Groups at the Connect Fair and telling us about their interests on Sunday, February 12 and, as a result, new Cluster Groups have been forming! If you have an idea for another group, contact the Connect Office at connect@st.lukes.org or call 407.876.4991 ext. 216 to schedule a meeting.

Current Cluster Group Directory

ADULT SINGLES CLUSTER GROUP (serving singles over 40)

Are you looking for a group that can enrich your spiritual, social and personal life? Are you seeking opportunities to serve in the community with others? This fun adults singles cluster group provides a safe community for singles over 40 to connect, explore and grow. Activities include dancing, dining, travel, fitness, community service, cultural/sports events, discussion groups, concerts, and your suggestions.  Contact adultsingles.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information and our Facebook group address which contains detailed meeting dates, times and locations.

Monthly Schedule/Events:

  • Each Sunday (11am)– Single Serving Bible Study at St. Luke’s, Building C Room 204
  • First Saturday-Ballroom dancing
  • Monthly Sunday Brunch after Church
  • Cultural Events as they occur
  • Walking and Social Dancing
  • Local Area Events
  • Service Projects

Email adultsingles.cluster@st.lukes.org for the more information, our Facebook group address, and our meetup.com address which contains detailed meeting dates, times, and locations.

BOWLING CLUSTER GROUP

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The Bowling Cluster Group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Winter Garden Bowl at 715 S. Dillard Street. For more information email bowling.cluster@st.lukes.org.

June Bowling Nights:

Monday, June 5

Monday, June 19

July Bowling Nights:

Monday, July 10

Monday, July 24

DINE AND DISCUSS

This group is open to all who have an interest in participating in a lively discussion on a variety of topics. Email connect@st.lukes.org for locations, times, and topics.

ECO & NATURE CLUSTER GROUP (NEW)

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you love the outdoors?

This new group will be planning some fun events throughout the summer.

Upcoming Event:

Join us on Tuesday, June 20th, to learn about how a community garden can transform a neighborhood and hear tips on gardening. We’ll meet in the Special Events Dining Room of Building C from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Email econature.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information and to get involved.

FAMILY CONNECTION CLUSTER GROUP (NEW)

Are you looking for family friendly activities? Kids of all ages (and their parents) are invited to join this new group!

Upcoming Event:

Grab your towel, pack a lunch, and join us for some fun in the sun at:

Dr. Phillips Community Park

8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

We’ll meet at the Splash Pad at 10:00 a.m.

Contact familyconnection.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information and to RSVP.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT CLUSTER GROUP

Are you interested in learning more about healthy eating? Join this fun group on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as they share healthy recipes, explore healthy options at local restaurants, and cheer each other on to eat and cook better for themselves and their families. Email foodforthought.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information.

Upcoming Event:

 

Stay  tuned for upcoming event information or email foodforthought.cluster@st.lukes.org.

FRIENDS ON WHEELS CLUSTER GROUP

The Friends on Wheels cluster group has been organized to promote fellowship and wellness through biking and discussions of healthy living.  Bikers at any level will be able to participate, but we do limit participation to ages twelve (12) and up.  The “rides” will be designed to accommodate the speed each individual wishes to travel, from the speedy “road bikers” to the casual, “stop and chat or take a few pictures” bikers.  Most of the trails we will use give access to a variety of activities, so don’t be deterred from joining the group just because you travel on more than two wheels.  Rides will usually take place in the morning of the second Saturday of each month.  For additional information and to add your name to the information distribution list please email the group at friendsonwheels.cluster@st.lukes.org.

Upcoming Rides:

Saturday, June 24th

Saturday, July 8th

Email friendsonwheels.cluster@st.lukes.org for details.

GAME DAY (60+)

Join us on the First Wednesday of each month to play Mexican Train and regular dominoes at 12:30 p.m. in the Attic of Building C. Contact csmith@st.lukes.org or call 407.876.4991 ext. 290 for more information.

GOLF CLUSTER GROUP (NEW)

If golfing is something you like to do, or something you would like to learn to do, join this new Cluster Group!

We had a great time golfing together on May 21st and are looking forward to doing it again!

Upcoming Event:

Join us on Sunday, June 25th at Forrest Lake Golf Club located at 10521 Clarcona Ocoee Road, Apopka, FL 32703.

Tee-off at 3:00 p.m. (and every 7 minutes after that). The cost for our group is only $16 per person.

Email golf.cluster@st.lukes.org with questions and to RSVP. All experience levels are welcome!

 

MILITARY FRIENDS AND SUPPORT CLUSTER GROUP

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This cluster group welcomes military folks (active or retired) from any branch of service, along with their spouses, family members and friends to come together for friendship, fellowship, and care.

  • We provide emotional and spiritual support for those from our congregation or their family members who choose to sere in the United States military.
  • We offer prayers, emails, and notes of encouragement as well  as care packages to those stationed throughout the world.
  • We get together quarterly for fellowship events

For more information email military.cluster@st.lukes.org or call 407.876.5532.

Upcoming Event: 

Join us for a casual get together on Friday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Attic of Building C. Please bring an appetizer to share. Contact military.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information and to RSVP.

MOM CONNECTION CLUSTER GROUP

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Looking for a group that will connect you to other mothers? Look no further…. Mom Connection is here!

We are an accepting, local group of mothers that work to support each other while we face the many joys and challenges of our children’s journeys! A mother’s influence is so important and our goal is to encourage, equip, and develop moms. We provide education, play dates, moms’ nights out and community outreach opportunities for moms and children of all ages.  Click here to email Mom Connection for additional information.

Mom Connection is a place where mothers can come and experience:

  • authentic community & support
  • personal growth
  • practical help
  • spiritual hope

The group meets in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Upcoming Meeting:

We are currently on break for the summer and will resume our meetings in September. Stay tuned for more info!

Click here to email Mom Connection for more information.

Testimonial from Nicole Mitchell

What brought me to St. Luke’s Mom Connection 7 years ago was the idea of getting alone time for myself and play time for my daughter. Being relatively new to the area I didn’t have many friends with young children who I could talk to or ask questions about what I was experiencing as a first time mom. A friend I met through the hospital asked if I would like to join her for the kick off party of a local moms group and ever since then I was hooked. I quickly felt included in a group of ladies who could relate to the good, the bad, and the ugly in my life. 

The group meant so much to me in the early years as I was experiencing milestones and setbacks with my first, second, and third child. I was able to participate in numerous playdates with my kids and girl’s nights out in addition to the monthly meetings. During the meetings I get to enjoy breakfast while listening to a speaker or watching a video on topics that relate to my life as a mom and woman. No matter how stressed or overwhelmed I feel walking into the meeting, I always leave feeling refreshed and optimistic. 

The group is much more than meetings and playdates though. I’ll never forget how appreciative I was after having my second (and third) child and I opened the door to a friendly face delivering a full meal to my family. In those early days of bringing another baby home, there was no gift more welcome than a prepared dinner. The group is always there to lend a hand when welcoming new additions, moving or if you are experiencing tough times. Last year a neighbor came to me asking for help for a young mother who was due any day and didn’t have clothes or a carseat to bring her baby home in. I reached out to the group and in a matter of days was turning down offers because she had more than she needed. I was overwhelmed by the generosity and caring these ladies had shown. 

As I sit here typing this, I have been interrupted by my 6 year old and 8 year old at least a dozen times. This is exactly why I have remained in the group well past the toddler years. The group for me is no longer as much asking questions on what to do and what to expect, but is moreso time for me to talk to another human being without being interrupted or pulled in 5 different directions. I have made some wonderful friends in this group and am very grateful for St Luke Moms Connection.                                        

                             – Nicole Mitchell, Mom Connection member 7 years and mother of 3 beautiful children

MOTORCYCLE CLUSTER GROUP

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Consider joining this group of motorcycle riders. If you love motorcycles and the open road, plan to join this fun group. Our group consists of diverse riders including touring, cruising, and sport bikes. We ride the second Sunday and the fourth Saturday of each month.

Upcoming Ride: 

We are on break during the warm summer months and will resume our rides in the fall.

Email motorcycle.cluster@st.lukes.org for full ride schedule.

OCOEE CLUSTER GROUP

Live in or near Ocoee? Join this newly formed cluster group and make new friends with people who live nearby.

Next Meeting:

Email ocoee.cluster@st.lukes.org to stay up to date on upcoming events!

OPEN ARMS LGBTQA CLUSTER GROUP

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This inspiring, lively and affirming group is open to all LGBTQ persons and allies. Contact openarms.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information on meeting dates, times, and locations. Interested in helping out with future events? Contact us to let us know!

Upcoming Events: 

Our monthly meetings are starting once again!

Join us for a movie night on Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Building A Room 201. Please bring a snack to share. Email openarms.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information and to RSVP.

PAINTING CLUSTER GROUP

This group gathers twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays to paint and share fellowship. Painters of all levels and different mediums are welcome to join. Bring your own supplies and table easel if you use one. Contact connect@st.lukes.org for more information.

Next Meetings: 

We are on break during the summer months and will resume our meetings in August. Please stay tuned for details!

PAPER ARTS CLUSTER GROUP

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This group gathers monthly on the Second Thursday of each month to build friendships and explore art projects such as scrapbooking and card making in an inviting and relaxed environment. For more information email paperarts.cluster@st.lukes.org.

Upcoming Events: 

Stay tuned for upcoming events!

PRIME TIME CLUSTER GROUP

This casual fun loving group gathers on the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. to watch ABC’s prime time line up of fall shows. Stop in any time between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Locations vary so email primetime.cluster@st.lukes.org for meeting details.

Upcoming Event:

We are on break during the summer months and will resume our meetings in the fall. Stay tuned for details!

RUNNING (WALKERS WELCOME) CLUSTER GROUP

Join this newly formed cluster group on the third Saturday of the month to run/walk a set 5K course and enjoy fellowship on the move. Contact running.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information.

Upcoming Run/Walk:

Stay tuned for upcoming event information!

TRAVEL CLUSTER GROUP

If you love to travel, come share your experiences and plan new adventures with other travelers in this  group. Meetings are typically on the Second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Contact travel.cluster@st.lukes.org  for more information.

Upcoming Trips:

We are planning a weekend cruise in the fall. Email travel.cluster@st.lukes.org for details!

Next Meeting: 

Monday, August 14 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Smart Classroom of the Barnes Learning Center (upstairs in the new Founder’s Hall). Come join us as we hear tips and hints for traveling in the Middle East from guest speaker Bill Barnes!  Meetings are open to everyone. Bring a friend and come join us as we discuss our travel plans and adventures!

For more information email travel.cluster@st.lukes.org.

WEST ORANGE CONNECTION CLUSTER GROUP

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Do you live in the West Orange Area? There is a cluster group for those who live in or near the 34787 zip code.  Gatherings are typically held the fourth Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m. with some exceptions. The group meets at a different person’s home or outside venue each month to enjoy appetizers, beverages, and mingle. Email westorange.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information.

Upcoming Meetings:

We are on break during the summer months but, please, stay tuned for upcoming events!

WEST WINDERMERE/KEENE’S POINTE CLUSTER GROUP

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Friends, family, nearby neighbors, and residents of Keene’s Pointe are welcome to come and meet other St. Lukers that live in the area.

Upcoming Event:

We had such a nice time during our 4th Annual Blueberry Picking & Ice Cream Social. Stay tuned for upcoming events!

Email keenespointe.cluster@st.lukes.org for more information and with any suggestions.

Don’t see a group here that aligns with your interests or meets near you? Have an idea for a new Cluster Group? Contact the Connect Office at connect@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4991 ext. 216 to share your ideas!

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