St. Luke's United Methodist Church


8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819



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St. Luke’s Youth Ministries will create a Christ-centered community where you welcome and accept others, connect with friends and are rooted and grow in their faith, understanding of self and use their gifts and leadership to serve others.

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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.


St. Luke’s UMC Summer Events

***Please note we will return to our normal school year schedule on August 24, 2016 with Middle School Youth Group on Wednesday nights and High School Youth Group on Sunday nights***


9:30-10:30AM- 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.
  • High School: As we discuss community this summer in worship, students are invited to be apart of the congregation at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 worship.

5:00-7:00PM- Middle School Youth Group- 6th-8th grade students are invited for fellowship, games, and discussion about how they can live their faith in real life. Meet in the Attic.

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.





Family Movie Night–July 22: Families are invited to enjoy A Bug’s Life at 6:30 in the Attic.  Invite a friend to enjoy the fun!


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 starts on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Confirmation service will be Sunday, November 20. There will be a quick parent information meeting on August 14, 2016 at 12:15 pm in the Attic. Classes will meet on Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Register here.   Registration ends August 7, 2016.


***These events take place during the school year, please direct any questions to the contacts listed below.

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 Zac Burke with questions and to sign up.      

Youth Dance Ensemble:

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 Steven Leonard.

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.


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 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.


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:  

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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.


Click Here to view the 2016 Summer Youth Calendar 

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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 C, classrooms and the Attic are located on the second floor of Building C.

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