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. - Contemporary
11:00 a.m. - re●define

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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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YOUTH GROUP

St. Luke’s Youth Group is open to all Students in grades 6 through 12, and meets on Sunday nights from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday night Youth Group will include games, activities, music, nine square, small group discussion, large group message, and worship. 

 

We offer dinner during the small group time on Sunday night and students are asked to bring $5.00 to cover the cost of food. We understand that not all families can afford to pay for dinner so please don’t let this be a reason that your student does not attend. Many families have offered to help offset the cost of these dinners so that all students will feel welcome and full.

Monday “Plugged In”

 “Plugged In” has started from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. all youth from 6th grade to 12th grade can come. During this time youth can participate in games and tutoring. Bring your friends to this afternoon, so they can get “Plugged In” to Youth Ministries here at St. Luke’s.

Wednesday Night Interest-Based Bible Groups:

Meets through May 18. Join us for groups including ultimate Frisbee, painting and cooking.

Saturday Mission:

 

The third Saturday of every month will be a Mission Project Day in the community. Please note the PDF Calendar under Newsletter and Calendar for months we will not have a mission day.

YOUTH MUSIC

Sundays

  • Youth Praise Band meets from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Attic of Building C
  • Gospel Choir meets the first and third Sunday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Building B Room 209.

EVENT REGISTRATION

NOTE: There MUST be at least 10 students registered for each event. If we do not have 10 students we will cancel the event.

Parents when registering your student for events please consider any fears or concerns your student may have with an event. During events ALL students must stick together and if one does not want to partake in the event then it makes it difficult for the others to have fun.

 If you are planning on attending an event we MUST have an recent Medical Form for the 2014/2015 School Year on file for your student. If you know you have not completed this Medical Release form you can print here:  Medical Release

MOVIE DAYS AT REGAL POINTE ORLANDO

Divergent Series: Insurgent Friday March 20, 2015, we are going to the 1:30 p.m. ShowTime at Regal Pointe Orlando. All youth must purchase their own ticket and we are highly recommending that youth pre-purchase their tickets on Fandango. We will meet at 12:30 p.m. in front of the movie Theater ticket box office on the First Floor by Hollister.

Click Here to register

YOUTH MISSION DAYS

On Saturday March 21, 2015 we will be taking youth to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Details are still being worked through, but Click Here to register and be the first to hear the details.

NEWSLETTER AND YOUTH CALENDAR

February 2015 Youth Newsletter

Calendar: You can download and print this document the Newsletter Calendar – Jan to June 2015

 

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


SUNDAY PROGRAMMING

Sunday Morning Small Groups for Middle and High School meets at 9:30 a.m.

      •  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 Andrew Miller for more information.
      •  7th and 8th Grade Bible Study: Grow deeper in the Bible with your fellow students. Meet in Building C Room 205-207 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Andrew Miller for more information.
      • 9th through 12th Grade: Build a stronger faith connection. Meet in Building C Room 204-206 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Contact Andrew Miller with questions. Does not meet during the summer, but there are volunteer opportunities with children and youth ministries.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation at St. Luke’s is a holistic education and spiritual formation journey for students in seventh through twelfth grade. St. Luke’s encourages all seventh grade students to register for confirmation. ​While the curriculum is designed with middle school students in mind we offer small groups just 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 class retreat, and through visiting other places of worship. Once all classes are completed, class members will have the opportunity to choose whether to be confirmed as full professing 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.

Individual classes for confirmation will be held on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m starting January 25, 2015.Save the Date:

Click Here to schedule a make-up class

Save the Dates:

Confirmation Day Retreat - April 18, 2015; Going to Merritt Island for Kayaking and classes.

Confirmation Service – April 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

MEDICAL AND PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE:

Both the Medical and Photo/Video Release forms have to be completed yearly. This is mandated by the conference.

Click here for the 2014:2015 School Year Medical 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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Student Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to register youth who are raising 7th to 12th Grade for VBS volunteer opportunities.

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

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday Interest-based Bible Study Leader: This adult volunteer will lead a group of youth in an Interest Based Bible Study on Wednesday evenings. This is a weekly commitment of approximately 90 minutes.  Click Here

Sunday Adult Check-In: This adult volunteer will welcome the youth to the UMYF night and check-in all students for attendance. This is a weekly commitment of approximately one hour. Click Here

Sunday Night  Small Group Leader: This adult volunteer will serve as a small group leader for UMYF night for either middle school aged or high school aged students. You will guide your small groups in discussions about the lesson. All lessons will be provided to a week a head of time. This is a commitment of two and a half hours every Sunday night. Click Here

5th & 6th Grade Merger Adult Help: The teachers of Merge need your help to support the growth of the Sunday School Class. Class is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Building C Attic. Click Here to sign up for a Sunday.

Sunday Morning Bible Studies – Adult Help

  • Sunday Morning we need more people in our 5-6 grade combined ministry called merge. This is a collaborative ministry between children’s ministry and youth ministry.
  • We could use more people helping me co-teach 7 and 8th grade.
  • We need 1 more person to help out with 9-12

Click Here to get connected.

YOUTH STAFF CONTACT AND LOCATION

Andrew Miller Director of Youth Ministries

Laura Turner, 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.

**** Due to a Flood in Building A offices we have temporarily moved our offices to Building B Room 215. We do not have phone access so please only communicate through email.

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