St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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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.

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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.

GRADUATION CELEBRATION–MAY 21, 2017

Dear Graduates of the Class of 2017–

The school year is rapidly coming to a close and you are one step closer to completing a very important stage in your life.

We would like to invite you and your families to celebrate with us on Graduation Sunday, May 21, 2017.  We will be recognizing St. Luke’s graduates in all three  Worship services.  When you register we request that you include your name, the school you are graduating from, your plans for what comes next, and one of your senior pictures so that we can share your accomplishments via a slideshow with our other 4 worship services.  We ask that you complete your registration by Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  Click here to register.

During All 3 Traditional Worship services, Youth Ministries will be leading worship through music and serving as greeters, ushers, and speakers .  If you would like to participate, please indicate that when you register.

We look forward to sharing in your successes on May 21 during all 3 Traditional Worship services. Graduates friends and families come celebrate what God’s done with their life. Reception at 12:00 pm in the Rotunda.  If you have any other questions, please reach out to me at croyer@st.lukes.org.

Congratulations!

Caryn Royer, Director of High School and College Ministries

Exodus: A Civil Rights Journey

 (07/06-07/11): An intergenerational journey exploring God’s call to combat injustice in our world.  Come discover your passions on this life-changing journey.  Cost: $400 includes all transportation, food, tours, and hotel costs. Click here to register.

SUMMER FUN

 

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Students going into grades 6-8 are invited to join us for a day on the Rainbow River on July 7! We will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. and be back by 5:00 p.m. We ask that your student bring a bag lunch and some money in case we stop for a treat on the way home! We will be providing some snacks and water but please have your student bring a water bottle! Make sure your student arrives at St. Luke’s at 9:00 a.m. on July 6. Our goal is to be back a little before 5:00 p.m. so please plan on picking your student up at that time. Click here to register.

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On June 22 students in grades 6-8 are invited to spend a day at Kelly Springs relaxing, playing, and getting to know other students. We will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. and be back by 5:00 p.m. We ask that your student bring money for lunch. There is a restaurant at the park. We will be providing some snack and water but please have your student bring a water bottle! Make sure your student arrives at St. Luke’s at 9:00 a.m. on June 22. Our goal is to be back a little before 5:00 p.m. so please plan on picking your student up at that time. Click here to register.

WEEKLY YOUTH SCHEDULE

Sundays:

9:30-10:30 AM- Sunday School- 5th– 8th grade students are invited to dive deeper into the parables 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.
  • Join us for a small group dedicated for middle school girls! we will be studying the Bible in a fun and creative way and having fun together! Hope you can join us on Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Building C, Room 200. Click here to register.

9:30-10:30 AM- Sunday School- High School: Join us in C-205 as we col-lab-orate for discussion of the Old Testament and New Testament. Email Caryn Royer for more information.

6:00-8:00 PM- High School Youth Group- 9th-12th gradeJoin us for Sunday night dinner ($5), games, and discussion as students take control of their faith.

Wednesdays:

3:00-5:15 PM- After School ProgramAll Youth are invited to the Attic to work on homework, hang out with friends, and play some games. Contact Zac Burke with questions.

Volunteer opportunities are available for Juniors and Seniors to help with Middle School homework and studying.  Email Caryn Royer to volunteer.

4:30-5:30 PM- Praise BandIf you are interested in leading Youth Worship for Middle School and High School.  Looking for vocalists, drummers, guitars/bass players, etc.  Contact Antony Larry with questions and to sign up.

5:15-6:30 PM- Wednesday Night Dinners: Come get to know St. Lukers of all ages for a delicious dinner before we move into our separate groups.  Register online.  Meals are $6 for youth.

6:30-8:00 PM- Middle School Youth Group- 6th– 8th grade: Students are invited for fellowship, worship, games, and discussion on how faith impacts their lives and those around them.  Meet in the Attic.

6:30-8:00 PM- High School Small Groups- 9th– 12th grade: Meet in the Attic for praise and worship with the Youth Praise Band at 6:30 PM and at 7:00 PM head to :

  • C-201 for Animate is a study about what it means to be a faithful Christian.
  • College Boot Camp is a study to help high school seniors prepare financially, emotionally, and spiritually for college and the next step!

YOUTH PRAISE BAND

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

Praise Band practices on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 PM.

YOUTH SPRING CALENDAR

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS SMALL GROUP

All 7th and 8th grade girls are invited to a new small group that starts February 5th! 4:00-6:00PM come hang out with friends and experience the Bible in a new and creative way in C200!

Click here: to register.

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

Summer Camps Volunteer Opportunities

Students in grades 7-12 may receive community service hours for volunteering.

click here to register.

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.

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.

STAY CONNECTED AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE YOUTH NEWSLETTER

Click Here to view the most recent Newsletter

RELEASE FORMS

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 2016-2017 School Year on file for your student. If you know you have not completed this Medical Release form you can print here: Medical Release 2017

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 MINISTRIES STAFF

Zac Burke, Director of Middle School Ministries

Caryn Royer, Director of High School and College Ministries

Antony Larry, Youth Ministry Staff

Luky Nova, Administrator for Grow Ministries

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

COLLEGE AGE MINISTRY

Find more information at st.lukes.org/college!

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