St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:30 a.m. & 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 exists to REVEAL the Marvelous Nature of God to students in the greater Orlando area, GUIDE them into wholeness through Jesus Christ and DEVELOP them into spirit-led Disciples who impact their community, nation and world.

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WEEKLY YOUTH SCHEDULE

Sundays:

9:30-10:30AM- Sunday School- 5th-12th grade students are invited to dive deeper into the Bible on Sunday mornings. Meet in the Attic and then students will split into groups based on age.

  •  5th and 6th Grade MERGE: A collaborative ministry between Children’s and Youth Ministries designed specifically for 5th and 6th Grade where activities connect scripture with everyday life. Meet in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Zac Burke for more information.
  •  7th and 8th Grade Bible Study: Grow deeper in the Bible with your fellow students. Meet in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Zac Burke for more information.
  • High School: Build a stronger faith connection. Meet in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Email Caryn Royer for more information.

6:00-8:00PM- High School Youth Group- 9th-12th grade students are invited for fellowship, games, and discussion about how they can live their faith in real life. Meet in the Attic.

Wednesdays:

***Part of St. Luke’s Wednesday Night Thrive. Church wide dinner from 5:15-6:45PM, register here***

3:00-5:15PM- After School Program- 6th-12th grade beginning 01/06/2016, Middle School and High School students are invited to The Attic for after school programming beginning at 3:00 p.m.  This will be a time of homework, recreation, fellowship, and church-wide Wednesday Thrive Dinners.  Please contact youth@st.lukes.org to RSVP.  High School students, this is a volunteer/leadership opportunity, you can participate in planning and mentoring for Middle School students and discerning your call to Christian leadership.  To volunteer, contact Caryn Royer.

4:30-5:15PM-Youth Praise Band-6th-12th grade: If you are interested in leading Youth Worship for Middle School and High School.  Looking for vocalists, drummers, guitars/bass players, etc.  Contact Zac Burke with questions and to sign up.       

5:30-6:30-Youth Dance Ensemble-6th-12th grade: An opportunity for students with a love of dance to express their love for God in Contemporary and Traditional Worship.  No dance training/experience needed!  You just have to be ready to learn.  All questions or to sign up, contact Caryn Royer.

5:45-6:30-Youth Choir Ensemble-6th-12th grade: Whether you’ve sung in a choir before or want to try it for the first time, Youth Ensemble is a chance to lead Traditional Worship through song.  If you have any questions or want to sign up, contact John Mason.

6:30-8:00PM- Middle School Youth Group- 6th-8th grade students are invited for a night of worship, games, small groups, and more! Meet in the Attic!

Throughout the season of Lent all Middle School youth are invited to Wednesday Night Youth Group to follow along with the church wide sermon series, Crosswords. Students will get a chance to learn more about Jesus as they get ready for Easter. Every Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 6th thru 8th graders are invited for a night of worship, games, small groups, and more! Come out for a night of fun and community!

7:00-8:00PM-High School Small Groups- 9th-12th grade students are invited to pick a small group to dig deeper into their faith. See the choices for small groups below.

High School Small Group Bible Studies starting January 6!

  • Explore the Sermon: This Bible study (for grades 9th thru 12th) will mirror the church-wide studies of the current sermon series.  This class is an opportunity to discuss what the larger themes of each sermon means and how it can be applied to their life.  This January, join us for Simplify.  Starting February 17, Crosswords begins–a study that prepares students’ hearts and minds for the journey through Lent and the celebrations of Palm Sunday and Easter.  This class will be led by Barbara and Dennis Barber.  Class will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Building C, Room 204.  Click here to register.
  • Generation Change:  A Bible study designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves, their money, and how it all works together for the good of God’s kingdom.  In this series, students are equipped with biblical principles to BE who God created them to be, DO more with their money, and GO out into the world ready to write their own story.  With video instruction from Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze and hands on activities–this study will bring new biblical and financial truths to this generation.  Open to 11th and 12th grade students.

MONTHLY PROGRAMMING

Fun Fridays: Middle and high school students are invited to St. Luke’s to hang out, relax, and fellowship together.  Movies, games, and laughter should be expected!  For more information, contact youth@st.lukes.org.

  • Upcoming Dates:  February 5, March 4

Join Zac and Caryn in the East Winter Garden Community Garden.  We will meet at the garden [corner of 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Winter Garden], we will leave the garden at about 11:30 a.m., returning to the church at about noon.  If you have any questions and to sign up, contact Zac Burke.

  • Upcoming Dates: February 6, March 5

YOUTH MUSIC AND DANCE

Youth Praise Band: Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

If you are interested in leading Youth Worship for Middle School and High School.  Looking for vocalists, drummers, guitars/bass players, etc.  Contact Zac Burke with questions and to sign up.      

Youth Dance EnsembleWednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

An opportunity for students with a love of dance to express their love for God in Contemporary and Traditional Worship.  No dance training/experience needed!  You just have to be ready to learn.  All questions or to sign up, contact Caryn Royer.

Youth Ensemble: Wednesdays 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Whether you’ve sung in a choir before or want to try it for the first time, Youth Ensemble is a chance to lead Traditional Worship through song.  If you have any questions or want to sign up, contact John Mason.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Student Volunteer Opportunities

St. Luke’s always has opportunities for student volunteers. 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 Amy Winslow for more information.

High School students, on Wednesdays, you can participate in planning and mentoring for Middle School students after school, beginning at 3:00 p.m. This can also help you in discerning your call to Christian leadership.  To volunteer, contact Caryn Royer.

 

Join Zac and Caryn in the East Winter Garden Community Garden on February 6.  We will meet at the garden [corner of 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Winter Garden], we will leave the garden at about 11:30 a.m., returning to the church at about noon.  If you have any questions and to sign up, contact Zac Burke.

 

Families helping Families- Family Promise

St. Luke’s will be hosting families who are temporarily without a home the week of January 31st- February 7th, 2016.  For this week these families call St. Luke’s home. It takes 40-50 volunteers to make their stay pleasant. There are several opportunities for families of all ages to serve together. You can organize games with the children, activities with the families, prepare meals, just come hang out with the families, help out with laundry and sleep over as an overnight host.  This is a great way to earn Community Service hours.  To get connected please visit www.carecalendar.org and type in calendar code: 5382 and security code: 1111.

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.

CAMP REGISTRATION

Parents when registering your student for events please consider any concerns your student may have with an event. Please feel free to contact Zac or Caryn with your concerns.

If you are planning on attending an event we MUST have a recent Medical Form for the 2015/2016 School Year on file for your student. If you know you have not completed this Medical Release form you can print here:  

Medical Release.

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Summer Camp 2016 Dates and Cost

St. Luke’s is attending camp July 11-16, 2016!!!

Warren W. Willis Summer Camp is a United Methodist Church camp in Fruitland Park (near Leesburg), FL.

Warren Willis Camp offers a variety of fun activities like zip lining, sailing, archery, and canoeing with small group bible study and nightly worship experiences.  This environment helps students have fun, create Christian community, and grow in their faith. Learn more at warrenwilliscamp.org.

This summer St. Luke’s Children and Youth Ministries offers the opportunity for students (3rd grade through 12th grade) to attend camp together with some of our staff.

Registration is now open and you are encouraged to register before February 1, 2016.  St. Luke’s will be attending and providing transportation for Week 5 (July 11-16).  This is a very popular week, don’t wait to reserve your spot!

You must register your student with Warren Willis Camp directly.

Cost: $420 includes: lodging, meals, registration costs, event supplies, and staff. A $75 deposit reserves your student’s spot for the summer.

St. Luke’s will provide transportation to camp for Middle and High School Youth. The cost of transportation is $15 per student.

Click HERE to register!

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation at St. Luke’s is a spiritual formation journey for students in 8th through 12th grade. St. Luke’s encourages all eighth grade students to register for confirmation. ​The curriculum is designed with eighth grade students in mind but small groups are offered for High School students as well. During confirmation classes students will learn about different religions and what makes Christianity and in particular Methodism unique. The confirmation program uses a combination of large group presentation and small group discussion. Students will learn through guest speakers, a retreat, and visiting places of worship. Once all classes are completed, class members will have the opportunity to choose whether to be confirmed as full members of The United Methodist Church. Those that choose to be confirmed will do so in a special worship service for confirmands and their families.

Confirmation will begin in Fall 2016.

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE:

Help showcase St. Luke’s Youth Ministries to other parents and students, complete a photo/video release form. Photos/video may be used on this webpage, St. Luke’s official social media sites, and approved promotional material.

NEWSLETTER AND YOUTH CALENDAR

Check out the January 2016 Youth Newsletter by clicking here.

Calendar:

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To subscribe to newsletters and devotion emails, please complete the form and click the green button below.

YOUTH STAFF CONTACT AND LOCATION

Zac Burke, Director of Middle School Ministries

Caryn Royer, Director of High School and Young Adult Ministries

Luky Nova, Administrator for Grow Ministries

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

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