Adult Classes

ONGOING ADULT SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES
Variety of Classes and Times
ALL ARE WELCOME

MIXED AGES: July • 9:30 – 10:45AM • E213
Led by Monika Nyby and Greg Hale. Dive into the Book of James from the New Testament for five weeks in July. We will cover one chapter each Sunday. Bring your Study Bible and let's hear what the brother of Jesus has to say about the Christian life!

ENCORE CLASS: 10:45AM – 12PM • Parlor
Led by a variety of teachers. Retired adults.

  • June 3 & 10: Old Testament Canon; describes how the Old Testament books of the Bible were selected and chosen. New Testament Canon; describes how the New Testament books in the Bible were selected and chosen to be included in the official canon.
  • June: 17 & 24, July 8 & 15: Just Walk across the Room; What if simply crossing the room and saying hello to someone, could change that person forever? Evangelism has nothing to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest in another human being. All you need is a willingness to venture into another person’s life. Book in Connections Bookstore.
  • July 22 & 29: Noah Built His Ark in the Sunshine; Noah built his ark on a sunny day; trusting in God, he prepared in advance for the storm that was to come. Strong faith and spiritual maturity doesn’t just happen overnight. We have to work at the faith; practice it, express it, study it, share it.

ON BEING: 9:30 – 10:30AM • N103/104 • Led by Betty Brandt. Conversation based around the weekly American Public Radio show and podcast On Being hosted by Krista Tippett. The exploration of faith, humanity and ideas can be heard locally on FM 90.1 at 9PM on Thursdays and 7AM on Sundays or at onbeing.org.

NEW PERSPECTIVES: 11AM – 12PM • N103/104. Expect speakers and DVD presentations that will challenge the way you see yourself and the world.

LIFELONG LEARNERS: Begins June 17 • 9:30AM • N101
Led by Susan Baughman and Brad Davidson. Counterfeit Gods; Have you ever thought money, power, or love would bring you happiness? Discover how only God can wholly satisfy our cravings! Using classic Bible stories, author, Tim Keller reveals the key to understanding our society and transforming our own minds. Book in Connections Bookstore.

“DANCING STANDING STILL” BOOK STUDY
Mondays, June 4-25, 6:30 – 8PM, C115 Led by Roger Frick
Explore the challenges, rewards and possibilities of integrating the contemplative life with an active and engaged life. Author, Richard Rohr, invites us to move outward in compassion, healing and justice from a prayerful stance.

1 & 2 PETER AND JUDE
WEDNESDAYS, MAY 16 – JULY 11 6:30–8:30PM • N101/102
Led by Miriam Holden. “I’ll never grow up.” Sometimes we all feel a little like Peter Pan. We’d rather be children, free of obligations and responsibilities. Sometimes we even feel that way about our Christian lives. The writers of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude understand how difficult it is to grow into maturity. We see how God provides direction and comfort when we travel dark roads. We discover what it takes to be mature in Christ. Please contact Miriam Holden for book purchase 317-413-7240.

“#NEVER AGAIN” BOOK STUDY
WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 13, 20 & 27 • 5:30 – 7PM • C110
Led by Barbara Furlow. From two students, David Hogg and his sister Lauren, of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement that arose after the Parkland, Florida shooting. Book release date is June 12. Register by emailing Betty Brandt. Book will be sold in class. $10 cash or check.

“ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY”
BOOK STUDY
WEDNESDAYS, JULY 11 – 25 • 6:30 – 8PM • PARLOR

Led by Charles Berdel & Betsy Fife. Authoritarianism is on the rise around the world. Timothy Snyder, history professor at Yale, wants to push back against this tide. Read a collection of observations and suggestions on what forms resisting authoritarianism can take. Expect videos and discussion. Register by emailing Betty Brandt. Book in Connections Bookstore.

PERSONALITY, SPIRITUALITY AND PRAYER PREFERENCE
THURSDAYS, JUNE 21 – JULY 26 • 10AM – 12PM • C125
Led by Judy Homer. Expect to begin by discovering your preferred prayer style based on a Myers Briggs type questionnaire. Then thoroughly explore four prayer methods that will help you deepen your prayer life. Register to Betty Brandt.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK STUDY
JUNE 21 & JULY 26 • 1 – 2:30PM • FIELD TRIPS
Led by Phyllis Bybee. Join us for field trips to the Buddhist Center in Bloomington, and to the Indianapolis Art Museum to see an exhibit on Hats, lunch at Tamika Catchings Tea Shop and The Hope Center on the east side of Indianapolis. For more information, contact Phyllis Bybee

“AMERICAN ISLAMOPHOBIA:Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear”
INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY
THURSDAYS, JUNE 28, JULY 12, 26 & AUG. 9 • 6:30–8PM • C110
Led by Gulsen Zehra Turker. Meet with members of the Muslim community to discuss this important book by Khaled Beydoun.  A chance to learn about the Muslim experience in the US and make new friends. Register by emailing Betty Brandt. Book in Connections Bookstore.

BUILDING DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
FRIDAYS, JUNE 22 (FELLOWSHIP HALL), JULY 27 (LUKE’S LODGE) • 6-8PM
Experience and celebrate the diversity of our community. Food, music and games from a variety of cultures. Appropriate for middle school and older youth. Donations for food appreciated. Register to attend or to request childcare by emailing Betty Brandt by June 12.

CENTERING PRAYER MONTHLY MEETINGS
2ND SATURDAYS, MAY-AUGUST • 8:45AM–12PM • N101/102
This on-going group invites you to join them during the summer months to learn about and practice centering prayer.

HEALING PARTNERS –PILGRIMAGE HEALING PROCESS TRAINING
SATURDAY, JUNE 9 • 8:30AM–4PM • SLC •$150 • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Bring the healing power of God’s love to others by joining St. Luke’s Healing Ministry. Learn the Pilgrimage Healing Process, be both a receiver and giver and discuss your role as healer. Fee of includes training manual, DVD and lunch, deposit of $50 by June 1. Experiencing a healing session in preparation for the training is required. Email Healing Ministries to schedule a session. Contact Betty Brandt,846-3404x339, with questions.

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB
“A MOONLESS STARLESS SKY”
JUNE 25 JULY 9, 23, AUGUST 13 • 7PM • N101/102
Led by Shanique Edwards. This debut book by one of America’s most acclaimed young journalists illuminates the inner lives of ordinary people doing the extraordinary – lives that are too often hidden, underreported or ignored by the rest of the world.

Summer Serving Opportunities

Project Transformation Indiana
St. Luke’s has volunteered to read books to children the weeks of June 18 – 21 at Cumberland UMC and July 9- 12 at North UMC. Volunteer for one day or the whole week from 9AM – 12PM. For more information email Jennifer Bleeke

Back to School Extravaganza
Saturday, July 28 • 10AM – 12:30PM. We need 500 volunteers! Save the date to hand out school supplies, new shoes, clothes… to over 1,000 Washington Township children, or plan to go to one of four elementary schools in Washington Township and mulch, weed, create bulletin boards etc. to get our schools ready for the first day! Sign up online beginning June 3.

Prayer Walk
Sunday, July 29 • 12:15 – 2PM. Plan to gather in the parlor, grab a sack lunch ($5), hear instructions, be given printed prayers to pray, and head out to one of our four Washington Township elementary schools to pray as they begin the school year.

Social Justice Events

MILLION MEAL MOVEMENT
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 and/or SUNDAY, JUNE 3 • 3-5PM • MILLION MEAL MOVEMENT HEADQUARTERS
In Indiana alone, 1 million people – including 1 in 5 children – don’t know where they’ll get their next meal. Together, we can make sure they have one. Million Meal Movement has a two-fold vision: feeding the hungry and teaching the importance of volunteerism. Your money goes to buy the food and supplies for this program. Meet and work with people from other faith traditions. Children under 18/$20, adults/$45 Register at Million Meal Movement Pack day 1 or Million Meal Movement Pack day 2 (sponsored by Interfaith Relationships Committee & Carmel Interfaith Alliance).

GUN LAWS AND LEGISLATION WITH STEPHEN DUNLOP
FRIDAY, JUNE 8 • 7-8:30PM • FELLOWSHIP HALL
(Sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the Inclusion and Social Justice Ministry)
In Parkland, Florida, a troubled 19 year-old legally purchased a military-style rifle and high-capacity magazines that enabled him to fire hundreds of rounds in 6 minutes, killing 17 people at his former high school. A few weeks later, over 20 bullets were fired into an east side Indianapolis home, killing a sleeping 1 year- old. In the aftermath of Parkland, Florida tightened its laws. Where does Indiana law stand? Stephen Dunlop, MD, past president of Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence, has 25 years of experience dealing with Indiana’s laws and legislation.

“I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO”
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 • 7-9PM • FELLOWSHIP HALL
(Cultural Competencies Committee)
2016 American documentary film based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, “Remember This House.” Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

BE SMART GUN SAFETY
FRIDAY, JULY 13 • 7-8:30PM • FELLOWSHIP HALL
(Social Action Committee & Moms Demand Action)
Learn about this gun safety campaign that speaks to all responsible adults in an effort to reduce suicides and the number of unintentional shootings that occur when children get hold of an unsecured firearm. Learn about questions to ask when your children play at friends’ homes. Childcare provided/request by July 6 to Betty Brandt