St. Luke's United Methodist Church

SUNDAY WORSHIP

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

Middle School Youth Group

As part of Thrive on Wednesday nights in The Attic from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. students in grades 6th thru 8th are invited to come out to Middle School Youth Group. Come out for worship, games, small group discussion, and more!

High School Youth Group

Students, grades 9th thru 12th are invited Sunday nights 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to gather for fellowship, games and discussion about how they can live their faith in real life and go BEYOND THE SURFACE in The Attic.  Snack bar will be open.  Please bring cash.

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 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.
      • 9th through 12th Grade: 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.

 

High School Youth Group

Students, grades 9th thru 12th are invited Sunday nights 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to gather for fellowship, games and discussion about how they can live their faith in real life and go BEYOND THE SURFACE in The Attic.  Snack bar will be open.  Please bring cash.

WEDNESDAY PROGRAMMING

After School Programming:

On Wednesdays beginning 09/16/2015, 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.

Middle School Students:

In conjunction with Wednesday Night Thrive all Middle Schoolers are invited to Middle School Youth Group! 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!

High School Students:

Following after Wednesday school programming, Worship Small Groups, and dinner, High School students have the opportunity to participate in small groups to dig deeper into your faith.

High School Small Group Bible Studies starting September 9!

Dave Ramsey’s Generation ChangeGeneration Change is a Bible study designed to lead teens (grades 11th and 12th only) to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money–and how it all works together. In the three different teaching 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 story. Lesson videos with Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, along with engaging hands-on activities, will bring new biblical and financial truths to this generation, making them a generation of change. Class will be led by Kellie Brinker and Karin Wendzel from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click Here to register

Echo the Story: This class provides ways to help youth find themselves in a greater story.  Students (grades 9th thru 12th) will experience the biblical narrative through storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue.  In each session, youth will watch, sketch and write, listen, and then discuss their perspectives. Class will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click Here to register.

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 class will be led by Barbara and Dennis Barber.  Class will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click Here to register.

YOUTH MUSIC AND DANCE

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.

Youth Praise Band: Wednesdays 

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.                

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?!

Every year students in 4th thru 7th grade make a valuable contribution to worship through the role of acolytes and crucifers. We need 6th and 7th graders to help in our Traditional Worship Service(s) in the role of crucifers and carry the church’s processional cross in our worship service. This is a great opportunity for students to not only help lead but also learn about worship! If you’re interested contact Amy Winslow for more information.

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 September 12.  We will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. or you can meet us 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.

THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING, THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING!!!

The pumpkins arrive October 14th!! Click here to find out more information on the pumpkin patch

Sign up to help unload pumpkins at 4:00 p.m. on October 14th Click Here.  Sign up for shifts October 15 through 31 here.

Family Promise October 18 to 25!

St. Luke’s will be hosting families who are temporarily without a home the week of October 18 to 25.  For this week these families call St. Luke’s home. It takes 40 to 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 to the Fellowship Hall and 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: Care Calendar. 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.

EVENT 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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IMPRINT is November 13 to 15!! Imprint is a youth group movement at the Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp.  It has a mission to empower, to encourage, to give hope, and to educate our youth to make a difference with their lives.  Imprint will be an unforgettable weekend at camp, for Middle School and High Cchool youth groups.

This year’s Imprint theme will challenge us to engage in community.  We will dive into concepts of responsibility, stewardship, and intention.  How are we called to share our/God’s resources?  How are we called to care for our world?  How are we called to participate in, establish, and engage in community?

WARNING:  This retreat can change the way you think about the world.

Click Here to Register.

NEWSLETTER AND YOUTH CALENDAR

Calendar: You can download and print this document the Newsletter Calendar – August to December 2015

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

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation at St. Luke’s is a spiritual formation journey for students in seventh through twelfth grade. St. Luke’s encourages all seventh grade students to register for confirmation. ​The curriculum is designed with Middle School 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.

Details for this coming year’s confirmation to be announced.

Confirmation will begin in Jaunary 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.

YOUTH STAFF CONTACT AND LOCATION

Zac Burke, Director of Middle School Ministries

Caryn Royer, Director of High School and Young Adult Ministries

Peggy Caverly, 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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