Bags of Grace Mission Project & Community Tree Lighting
Where has the year gone? It is almost time for our Tree Lighting and packing of Bags of Grace for the homeless. The date will be Sunday, Dec. 7 at 5 PM if you want to mark your calendar. We will have door prizes, a drawing for mailbox bows from Flowers by Gil and Curt, food, and a "real" professional Santa.
We are putting out the request now for donations of adult socks, gloves, knit hats, or money for the Bags of Grace. The socks are easily found in bundles at places like the dollar stores. They have gloves and hats also. If you would like to donate money for the purchase of these items and the food that goes into the bags, please mark your checks “Bags of Grace” and send them into the church office as soon as possible.
Join us on this festive occasion and support our project to help those in our homeless population!
Financial Peace University at St. Luke United Methodist Church
Monday evenings January 5, 2015 — March 2, 2015
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks.
Call Tim Gates at the church office (877-6447) for more information or questions
COME KICK OFF YOUR THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION WITH US!!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 from 3-6 PM
Our “Fourth Saturday at St. Luke” event for November is going to be a Chili Cook-off.
We need entries for the cook off so put together your award winning chili and bring it to Marshall Hall for entry into the contest.
We invite everyone to join in the fun by “tasting” a sample of each chili that is entered and vote for your favorite. As a part of our annual “Bags of Grace” Mission Effort, that benefits the Community Kitchen of Chattanooga, we invite you to make a monetary donation for your vote. The donation is optional.
Also at this event, we will be continue our mission effort in cooperation with the Chattanooga Food Bank by collecting all sized infant and children’s diapers. This is an often forgotten need for folks who visit the Food Bank for non-perishables.
We’ll top it all off with some fun activities for the kids and a door prize drawing for the adults.
Hope to see you there. Contact the Church Office at 877-6447 for questions.
Wednesday Nights And Coming Events
Wednesday night small groups have resumed at 6:30 and last for 1 hour. Nursery care is provided for children age 2 and younger. These are the classes offered at this time.
“The Ten Commandments, Then and Now”
This eleven week study will look at the commandments, what they meant for the Jews, and discussing what they mean for us. We will meet in the Choir Room.
Children will join in a multi-week, multi-activity study time. There will be a variety of activities and fun! We will meet on the 1st floor in the Children’s Wing.
Service Opportunity—Pack Snack Packs
We meet as a group to pack Snack Packs for the children at Rivermont Elementary. This group meets only 1 night each month. Our next packing night will be December 3.
Youth group meets every Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Vinyasa Yoga for all!
Every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the St. Luke UMC Chalet, a yoga class is being held that is appropriate for all levels of yoga, beginner to advanced, as well as all ages. No prior experience needed. We will stretch, flow, strengthen and sweat inside of an hour and fifteen minutes. Important to this yoga is breathwork which we will focus on incorporating into our physical practice. Come check out the class and enjoy the benefit of wellness for the mind, body and soul.
The instructor for the classes will be Jeannette Sebes McDonald.
Parents Day Out
The Parents Day Out program is now enrolling. Children eight weeks to four year olds are currently being accepted. Please call Debbie at 423-877-6447 (church) 423-842-4398 (Home) or 423-596-0788 (Cell) for more information.