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 Youth Ministries has created a Christ Centered Community where we welcome and accept others, connect with friends, are rooted and grow in our faith and, understanding of self, and use our gifts and leadership to serve others.

 

ABOUT ST. LUKE’S YOUTH MINISTRY

Mission Statement:

St. Luke’s Youth will:

  • Embrace Life: learn to embrace life and all it has to offer, having fun, taking risks, laughing often and recognizing all of life is a gift from God.
  • Know Christ: understand their relationship and commitment to Christ
  • Own Faith: Build their faith with understanding of Creedal theology, Christian Character, Wesleyan heritage and St. Luke’s Core Values
  • Value Self: Value their sacred worth, understand their gifts, passion and leadership and be prepared with life skills and independence.
  • Be Community: create a community with one another that reflects the core values of acceptance, hospitality, interdependence and respect both within youth and school.
  • Create Change: embrace the call toward social holiness and learn and participate in asset based, partnered ministry to cultivate their call and witness. 

For more information about our Mission Statement, click here.

WEEKLY YOUTH SCHEDULE

SUNDAYS

Sunday Morning Discipleship Groups | 5th- 12th Grade
9:30-10:30 AM

Students are invited to dive deep on Sunday mornings. We meet in The Youth Center (located across from The Sanctuary), then students split into groups by grade level.

  • MERGE | 5th and 6th Grade
    A collaborative ministry between Children’s and Youth Ministries designed specifically for 5th and 6th Grade where activities connect scripture with everyday life.
  • SUBMERGE | 7th & 8th Grade
    Dive in with this Sunday morning small group as we have fun and dive into scripture and relevant discussions.
  • DEEPER | 9th – 12th Grade
    Grow deeper in this Sunday morning small groups as we have coffee, donuts, and dive into scripture and relevant discussions.

High School Youth Group | 9th- 12th Grade
6:30-8:30 PM

Every Sunday night, our high school students are invited for fellowship, games, worship, and discussion on how faith impacts their lives and those around them.  Meet in The Youth Center located across from The Sanctuary.

 

WEDNESDAYS

High School Small Groups | 9th- 12th Grade
6:30-8:30 PM

Every Wednesday night from 6:30PM to 8:30PM after a time of games and community in The Youth Center, our Praise Band plays an awesome worship set, then our high school students dive into a group study of their own in The Youth Center Cafe.

Middle School Youth Group | 6th- 8th Grade
6:30-8:30 PM

Every Wednesday night from 6:30PM to 8:30PM in The Youth Center, our middle school students are invited for fellowship, games, worship, and discussion on how faith impacts their lives and those around them.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND REGISTRATIONS

Discovery – A Confirmation Journey

Sundays 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
in The Youth Center

Confirmation begins Sunday, January 27, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Students will meet weekly to learn from pastors and other leaders of the church about foundational elements of St. Luke’s, the United Methodist Church, and their faith. They will then split into small groups to discuss these topics.

The $100.00 fee will help cover the cost of Confirmation Retreat, transportation, snacks, and more. If you can donate to help scholarship a student in need that would be great!

Students are expected to meet weekly but there will be ways to make up missed classes. If students are unable to attend the majority of classes then please contact youth@st.lukes.org

It is very important that students can attend the following dates:

January 20th – Orientation (for Parents & Confirmands)
          12:15PM – 1PM in The Youth Center

Week One – January 27th – Creation, Sin, & Redemption

Week Two – February 3rd – Holy Spirit

Week Three – February 10th – Grace & Way of Salvation

Week Four – February 17th – Worship & Sacraments

Week Five – February 24th – Wesleyan Quadrilateral

Week Six – Confirmation Retreat – March 1st – 3rd
          Renounce, Accept, Confess | Creeds & Covenant

Week Seven – March 10th – Pastors Q&A

March 17th – No Class

Week Eight – March 24th – Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service & Witness

Week Nine – Discover St. Luke’s – March 31st

Week Ten – April 7thService Project – East Winter Garden
Confirmation Ceremony Walk-Through to follow

Easter Fest – April 14th – No Class

 

Easter – April 21st – No Class

Confirmation Sunday – April 28th

  • Confirmation Ceremony 4PM in The Sanctuary

 

    • Confirmands Meet in The Youth Center at 3PM
  • Reception to follow in The Youth Center

 

WHERE TO FIND YOUTH MINISTRIES

The Youth Center is located on the back side of campus, across from the Sanctuary and in front of building A.

Would you like to purchase items for the new Youth Center?

MISSIONS (SERVING OPPORTUNITIES)

Student Volunteer Opportunities
St. Luke’s always has opportunities for student volunteers.
Email to find out how and where you can serve

Adult Volunteer Opportunities
There are always opportunities to plug in and serve with Middle School and High School students! Weekly opportunities on Sundays and Wednesdays, as well as single events and overnight trips.
Email to find out how and where you can serve.

Want to help in worship?!
If you would like to join the youth usher/greeter team serving every 4th Sunday in Contemporary Worship, contact Andrea Whitman for more information.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE YOUTH NEWSLETTER

Click Here to view the most recent Newsletter

FOR PARENTS

Parents, we have a lot of fun activities for youth at St Luke’s. Below are some forms and policies you may need for your child to participate.

Child and Youth Protection Policy

Medical Liability Release Form

St. Luke’s Youth Ministry Expectations

 St. Luke’s Youth Volunteer Leader Positions Descriptions

Parents when registering your student for events please feel free to contact Email Brandon Sangster with your questions.

 

YOUTH MINISTRIES STAFF

Brandon Sangster, Director of Youth Ministries
Email: bsangster@st.lukes.org
Phone: 407-876.4991 *264

Antony Larry, Associate Director of Youth Ministries and Worship Engagement
Email: alarry@st.lukes.org
Phone: 407-876.4991 *265

Danielle Cox, Administrator for Grow Ministries
Email: dcox@st.lukes.org
Phone: 407.876.4991 *238

The Youth Ministries offices are located on the first floor of Building C, The Attic and Youth classrooms are located on the second floor of Building C.

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