Often the first step people take is to join a short-term class (usually 3-6 weeks) to get to know others and help St. Luke's feel like a smaller place. Classes vary in topic, format and the amount of preparation required. Explore each section below to learn more!

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    Classes & Opportunities

    Option one: Join a Small Group

    The purpose of the Small Group is to make new friends and have a fun, inspiring opportunity for Christian discussion. Small Groups meet weekly (for a total of five or seven meetings) to discuss curriculum chosen by the group.  For more information see the Small Groups tab above!

    Option Two: Take a Class

    There are classes on topics such as:

    Forgiveness, The Shack, The King's English and several others. Open the Sunday AM, Wed PM or During the Week tabs for a complete listing. Registration is required for some classes; childcare is available for all classes that meet on Sunday Mornings and Wednesday evenings. Books are only required if indicated in the course description.

    Option Three: Attend a Special Event

    United Methodist Men National Gathering - July 7 - 8

    Men at St. Luke's are leaders - whether at work, at home or at church, we are seeking to live life with purpose and so we are proud to host men from around the nation for a day and a half of learning about how following Christ stretches us - at times feeling like a contact sport. Click here to register.  Scholarships are available.  Contact Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger at with questions.

    Global Leadership Summit - August 10 & 11, St. Luke's UMC

    Fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content from a world-class faculty.  Hear Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Marcus Buckingham, best-selling author, Bryan Stevenson, of Equal Justice Initiative, Juliet Funt, author of Whitespace at Work and Immaculee Illibagiza, advocate for peace and genocide survivor and many more.  Click here to register.

    Option Four: Exciting Learning Events

    Summer Celebration - Wednseday, June 21, 7:30 - 9PM, Daylilly Labyrinth

    Bring your lawn chair, drum, flute, singing bowl or any other musical instrument and enjoy the summer evening and a chance to walk our outdoor labyrinth while it is in full bloom (pollen might leave stains on clothing).  Park at Luke's Lodge in back parking lot, walk around the building, down the stairs and across the bridge to the neighborhood behind St. Luke's campus.

    Meditate on the music of Carrie Newcomer - Saturday, July 15, 9:30 - 11AM, Parlor

    Led by Sayuri Guelce, musician and co-chair of Interfaith Relationship Committee.  Experience the music (with images) of Carrie Newcomer via video, relax and contemplate her message and how it speaks to you.  Carrie will be at St. Luke's on Friday, October 6.  Registration is required.  No fee.

     

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    Sunday AM

    Our Sunday AM Classes meet every week of the year (with the exception of Dec. 25th,  Jan. 1 and April 16th – Easter) and are always open to new people. Simply drop in!

    Class topics:

    • Mixed Ages room E212 facilitators Monika Nyby and Greg Hale. Study scripture and books. All are welcome. 9:30 – 10:45AM; April, May, June and July

    • ENCORE CLASS: retired adults, Parlor, Variety of teachers. 10:45 – 12:00 p.m. All are welcome. 

    April– Provocative Parables, May– “The Shack” Discussion, June– The Gospel of Mary & the Acts of Paul & Thecia, the Gospel of Judas, July– Shame, Vulnerability & Empathy based on books by Brene Brown, August 6 – “Harry Hoosier” Indiana & his ministry

    • On Being : Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, N103/104

    Lively conversation based on the weekly American Public Media radio show and podcast, “On Being,” hosted by Krista Tippet. This exploration of faith, humanity and current ideas can be heard locally on FM90.1at 9pm on Thursdays or 7am on Sundays or at www.onbeing.org.  Led by Betty Brandt

    • New Perspectives: Sundays, 11am-noon, N103/104

    Great Courses DVD “How Jesus Became God” is current focus for discussion.

    • Sermon Discussion Class: Sundays, 10:45AM – 12M; June – August, N101/102 led by Craig Overmyer

    This is an opportunity to attend the 9:30AM worship service and then go to discuss the message.  All are welcome!


    Take a look at our online calendar for details!

     

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    Wed PM

    Choose the class you’d like to participate in from 6:15-7:30PM. Free childcare is available for those who are nursery-aged children.  Contact Dorothy at  to request childcare. Kindergarten-6th grade have other options. You can learn more about these children’s choirs here.


    Class topics:

    • Jeremiah BIBLE STUDY - Wednesdays, (May 17 – July 12), 6:30 – 8:30PM Room: N101/102 Led by Miriam Holden

    It was a dark time for Israel. The ministry to which God called Jeremiah was difficult and painful: proclaim God's demanding love. Yet with this burden, God also gave the prophet a gift--the gift of his presence. See how the example of Jeremiah's rich relationship with God can inspire you to become more deeply open to God than ever before.

    • “THE GREAT SPIRITUAL MIGRATION” by Brian McLaren - Wednesdays, (July 12, 19 & 26), 6:30-8PM. SLC, registration required, no fee.  Led by Roger Frick

    Many people experience Christianity as a system of belief, focused on an exclusive Supreme Being who favors some and rejects others, and is defended by a set of change-averse, self-protecting institutions.  This conventional understanding of Christianity is ripe for a conversion. Discuss moving from organized institutional religion to a movement-building religion that helps a better world be born. (Book in Connections Bookstore.)

    • LEFT TO TELL by Immaculee Ilibagiza - Wednesdays, (July 19, July 26 and August 2) Parlor Led by Susan Fuquay, 12 – 1PM or 6:30 – 7:30PM

    The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee discovered the power of prayer, eventually shedding her fear of death and forging a profound and lasting relationship with God.

    • “HEALING THE HEART OF DEMOCRACY” by Parker Palmer - Wednesdays, (August 9-23), 6:30-8PM, SLC, registration required, no fee.  Led by Terri Jump, Ph.D., national facilitator for Parker Palmer’s Center for Courage and Renewal.

    This timely work -- intensely personal as well as political -- is not about them, "those people" in Washington D.C., on whom we blame our political problems. It's about us, and what we can do in everyday settings to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people." (Book in Connections Bookstore.)

    Author Parker Palmer will be at St. Luke’s on Friday, October 6.  

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    During the Week

    During the week, classes are open to all. Childcare is often not provided for daytime options. Email Dorothy at  to request childcare.

    • “BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME” by Ta-Nehisi Coats - Thursdays, (June 1, 8 & 22), 6:30-7:30PM, N103/104

    Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. How can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Led by Richard Bellaver and Gustanna Moss-Chaney, co-chairs of the Cultural Competencies Committee. (Book in Connections Bookstore.)

    •  THURSDAY AFTERNOON Speakers and Fieldtrips - June and August, 1-2:30PM; Parlor; led by Phyllis Bybee.

    Join us for field trips to the IMA (Audubon tour), hear Frank Grunwalt and visit the Candles museum in Terre Haute, enjoy many guest speakers and movies. For more information about summer plans, contact Phyllis Bybee at .

    • “BECOMING WISE: AN INQUIRY INTO THE MYSTERY AND ART OF LIVING” by Krista Tippet - Tuesdays, (July 11, 18 & 25), 10-11AM, N101/102; led by Betty Brandt.

    This book is for people who want to take up the great questions of our time with imagination and courage, to nurture new realities in the spaces we inhabit, and to do so expectantly and with joy. (Book in Connections Bookstore.)

    • LEFT TO TELL by Immaculee Ilibagiza - Wednesdays, (July 19, July 26 and August 2); 12 – 1PM or 6:30 – 7:30PM;Parlor; led by Susan Fuquay.

    The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee discovered the power of prayer, eventually shedding her fear of death and forging a profound and lasting relationship with God.

     

     

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    Disciple Bible Study

    Join in the exploration of the Bible that more than 500 St. Luke’s members have already done!

    Disciple classes begin again in August of 2017.

    Disciple I is a life-transforming 24-week, 75-minute class that offers an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. A strong commitment of 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. You will read 60% of the Bible. At the end of this class, you will know that Bible from beginning to end, have new friends, and no doubt, will grow stronger in your own faith. 

    Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. After completing Disciple I, the following may be taken in any order, also in the 24-week format:

    • Disciple II – Into the Word Into the World: This class covers Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts more in depth
    • Disciple III - Remember Who You Are: This class covers The Prophets and The Letters of Paul
    • Disciple IV - Under the Tree of Life: This class covers the writings in the Old Testament (Ruth, I and II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, and Daniel). New Testament Scripture includes John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation
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    Bookstore

    The Connections Bookstore is rich with books and gifts to support your faith journey - including the books you’ll need for all of our classes. The store is open Sundays, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM and Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. 

    For more information, contact Susan Fuquay by email  at or phone 317-846-3404 x340 or visit the store’s webpage

 

For more information on any class, contact Susan Fuquay, Director of Classes and Faith Formation by  or phone 317-846-3404 x340.