St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional
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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Come grow spiritually through worship, Bible study and prayer • Celebrate the person you are becoming in Jesus Christ • develop meaningful and lasting relationships • share who you are and your gifts • take action and make a difference in your community and the world.

Who are we?

A Community of Women…

We are women, who find meaning in our church and want to combine fellowship with study, worship and outreach opportunities. We are women with gifts to share with others. We seek to realize our own sense of purpose and commitment to God within a supportive community.

Joining this group of committed women is a unique opportunity no matter who or where you are in your life. It’s an opportunity to move in harmony with other women, who have been responding to this Purpose for over one hundred years.

If you are interested in becoming involved and need more information, please email UMW at 407.876.4991 ext. 230

Creative Opportunities

Crafting, Quilting, and Floral Design

No experience necessary! Crafters and floral designers meet Monday evenings from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday mornings from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (bring lunch) and some Saturdays in Fellowship Hall. Quilters meet on Tuesday mornings in Fellowship Hall.

UMW Canning/Preserving

Jellies, pickles, salsa, tomato sauce and okra are some of the “yummy” items that will be lovingly prepared to be sold at the UMW bazaar next November.  We will teach you to preserve and buy all the ingredients.  We are looking for participants and folks that would be called to organize this fun-filled ministry.  If you are interested, please contact umw@st.lukes.org.  Come join the fun!!!

Circles

Circles focus on fellowship and benefiting UMW Missions. Meetings are held in homes, at the church, or in other venues in the community. Circle members are invited to all UMW events and meetings. Find out which circle fits you best.

Faith – started in 1988, our “senior circle” awaits you with warm smiles and a caring embrace. The circle meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in members’ homes September to May. In the summer, we meet at the Village Inn.

Friends – a diverse group of women ranging in ages from 40 to late 60’s, who come fro different professions and cultural background. The circle meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in members’ homes from August to May.

Hope – a group of 55+ women who are interested in deepening their faith. The circle meets on the first Monday of each month in members’ homes or at church from September to May. June-August, we meet for lunch at local restaurants.

Sarah – a group for 50+ women, who are committed to supporting missions of UMW and the needs of the St. Luke’s Community. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Special Events Dinning Room in Bldg. C (September to May)

Sisters in Faith – is for women of all faiths and it is very much like a covenant group. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in at St. Luke’s Building C Room 200-201.

Mom Connection is an exciting, fun, supportive St. Luke’s Cluster Group for mothers. From pregnancy to preschool to empty nesters, all moms are welcome. For more information email the group. 

Annual Fall and Holiday Bazaar

This event is an annual tradition at St. Luke’s and a highlight of the holiday season. The women of St. Luke’s spend all year making crafts and preparing for this fun festive event. All proceeds go to missions. This event is typically held the second weekend in November. The 2016 Bazaar raised close to $25,000 for missions.

Over 14 different shops for you to do all of your holiday shopping at great prices!

CLICK HERE for information about the Bazaar, how to volunteer or how to donate items, including baked goods.

Forty Fourth Annual Conference Annual Meeting

The forty-fourth Florida Conference Annual Meeting, “A Call to Community” will be taking place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church – Lakeland.

Forty-fourth Florida Conference Annual Meeting

FL Conf Annual Meeting registration form

To find out more information and to register, please visit flconfumw.org, and click on Conference Annual Meeting Registration in the Navigation column.

Other Upcoming Events and things to look forward to:

UMW Great Exchange
In the spring, the United Methodist Women come together to share a luncheon while sharing friendship and fun for an afternoon. All are invited to make their favorite covered dish to share and bring the recipe. Participants bring 1-4 items that are new or like new to “exchange”, and the fun begins when others try to be the first to choose your item.

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UMW Annual High Tea
Take Time for Tea 2017 was enjoyed by 150+ people on Saturday, April 29. It was great fun and wonderful fellowship. Homemade delicacies, themed and decorated tables, and live harp music was enjoyed by all!  We even had a boutique shop at the tea for interested shoppers. And how wonderful to see so many wearing their spectacular hats for our beautiful Hat Contest!

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UMW Spring Retreat
We recently hosted our St. Luke’s woman’s Spring retreat, entitled “MIND, SOUL AND SPIRIT”, on Saturday, April 8 in the YMCA’s new Conference Room on Wallace Road.

The retreat consisted of a continental breakfast, lunch, programs, snacks and a retreat favor.  We  enjoyed our morning speaker, Robin O’Donnell, and our afternoon speaker, Joline Krolicki.  Our special guest, Al Aki, led a Tai Chi workshop for stress relief and Jann Martin, Christian author shared her testimony and story.  It was a day to grow in your walk of faith and meet new friends!!

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UMW Conference & Fellowship Event
This Conference was recently hosted on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

There was a time of fellowship prior to a presentation by our featured guest and speaker, Marla Silliman, Senior Executive Officer at Florida Hospital for Women.  Marla discussed how women are different from men at the cellular level as well as how that impacts everything from the affects of medication to hormones and depression.

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