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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    Sunday AM

    Our Sunday AM Classes meet every week of the year (with the exception of Dec. 24th, Dec. 31, 2018 and April 21st – Easter 2019) and are always open to new people. Simply drop in!

    Class topics:

    • LIFELONG LEARNERS: Jan. - May • 9:30AM • N101/102
      Led by Susan Baughman and Brad Davidson.
      • Creed by Adam Hamilton (March - April)We’re all searching. Sometimes our questions are complicated, and the answers are difficult. How do we discover and examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life? Powerful answers are contained in Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs.
      • Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs (May)
        We marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture – Sarah, Mary, Esther- But what about the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, we are surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living. Book in Connections bookstore.

    • OPEN CIRCLE CLASS: 11AM • N101/102
      This is a new class of mostly retired adults who enjoy learning and fellowship. All are welcome.
      • Sermon Discussion 
        This is an opportunity to attend the 9:30AM worship service and then discuss the message of the morning. All are welcome!

    • NEW PERSPECTIVES: 11AM – 12PM • N103/104. Expect a variety of topics and discussion focused on social justice issues and progressive theology. No registration or fee.

    • Points of Departure: Study of Various 2nd and 3rd Century Gospels 
      3rd Sundays • Jan. 20 – May 17(Don Knebel) 
      Between the death of Jesus and 1500AD a variety of groups and writings began to define Christianity. Numerous theological issues were argued and clarified. Don Knebel brings slides and a wealth of information to the topic.

    • ENCORE CLASS: 10:45AM – 12PM • Parlor
      Led by a variety of teachers. Retired adults.
      • Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs
        Feb. and March (Patti Davis)
        We marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–But what about the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, we are surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living. Book in Connections bookstore.

      • Symbols of the Christian Faith: Where they came from and what they mean
        April and May – Class does not meet on Easter Sunday (Susan Fuquay)
        For centuries, symbols of faith have reminded people of the nature of God and Jesus. Even when people could not read, symbols such as the cross helped people understand God’s great love for us through Jesus Christ. Symbols of faith are part of our history as people of faith. No book for class.

    • Disciple I – Fast Track
      9:30 – 10:45AM, Jan.6 – March 24, E212(Susan Fuquay & Kathy Armington)
      A life-transforming 24-week, one hour and fifteen-minute class that offers an overview of the New Testament.  A strong commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed.  No previous Bible knowledge is necessary.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore.
      Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. 

    • Disciple IV
      Sundays, 9:30 – 10:45AM, Sept. 9 – May 19, E213 (Monika Nyby & Greg Hale)
      This class covers the writings in the New Testament Scripture includes John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore. (Prerequisite: Disciple I)

    • 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.
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    Wed PM

    WNL continues in Winter/Spring, and there is lots of activity in the building on Wednesday Nights! Join us for dinner in the Great Hall at 5:15PM – 6:15PM. Everyone is invited to our dinner buffet. No reservation is needed. $5 for dinner ($20 max per family) and then head to an adult class, ENL, Bridges Out of Poverty, or children’s choir and programming and Youth Bible Studies at 6:15PM. Registration is suggested for all classes.

    • Disciple I – Fast Track
      Wednesdays, Jan. 9 – March 27, N101/102 (Susan Fuquay)
      A life-transforming 24-week, one hour and fifteen-minute class that offers an overview of the New Testament.  A strong commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed.  No previous Bible knowledge is necessary.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore. Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. 

    • Disciple II – Fast Track
      Wednesdays, Jan. 9 – March 27, C122 (Bill Meyer, Kaylee Vida & Dave Rogers)
      This class covers the writings in the New Testament Scripture includes John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore. (Prerequisite: Disciple I)

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    During the Week

    • Healing the World from a Place of Prayer
      Mondays, Jan. 7 – Ongoing, 10:15 – 11:30AM, C124 Led by Sandy Harlan
      This group will continue to 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.

    • Disciple I – Fast Track
      Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2:45PM, Jan. 8 – March 26, N103/104 (Eliz Howard)
      A life-transforming 24-week, one hour and fifteen-minute class that offers an overview of the New Testament.  A strong commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed.  No previous Bible knowledge is necessary.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore. Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. 

    • Disciple IV
      Tuesdays, 12-1:15PM, Jan. 8 – March 26, N103/104 (Tom Maksym)
      This class covers the writings in the New Testament Scripture includes John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore.   (Prerequisite: Disciple I)

    • Café Conversations
      WEDNESDAYS, 9:30 – 11AM • N101/102 (Jim Keating)

      *This will be followed by further studies. Contact Susan Fuquay for more information.

    • Pastor’s Book Study
      WEDNESDAYS, 10 – 11AM • Parlor 
      No registration required (Sally Pearson). Books in Connections bookstore.

      • Pauses for Lent by Trevor Hudson (March 13 – April 10, Rev. Regina Proctor)
        Words have meaning in our spiritual life and in the everyday. Join me as we pause each day to reflect on a word and reading by Trevor Hudson, South African UM pastor. Each week we will come together, discuss the words of the week and have discussion through image and prayer. Change the way you enter and leave the season of Lent.  Book in Connections bookstore.
      • April 17 – Meet to Walk the Stations of the Cross
      • Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren (April 24 – May 22, Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger)
        In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?
        Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something—making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys—that the author does every day. Book in Connections bookstore. 
    • Disciple III
      Wednesdays, 12 – 1:15PM, Jan. 9 – March 27, N101/102 (Heidi Schopmeyer)
      This class covers The Letters of Paul.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore.  (Prerequisite: Disciple I)

    • Disciple I – Fast Track 
      Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30AM, Jan. 10 – March 28, C115 (Scott & Linda Arant)
      A life-transforming 24-week, one hour and fifteen-minute class that offers an overview of the New Testament.  A strong commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed.  No previous Bible knowledge is necessary.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore. Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. 

     

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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 the week of January 6, 2019.

    Disciple I – Fast Track
    A life-transforming 24-week, one hour and fifteen-minute class that offers an overview of the New Testament.  A strong commitment to 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed.  No previous Bible knowledge is necessary.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore.
    Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring.

    • Sundays, 9:30 – 10:45AM, Jan.6 – March 24, E212(Susan Fuquay & Kathy Armington)
    • Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2:45PM, Jan. 8 – March 26, N103/104 (Eliz Howard)
    • Wednesdays, Jan. 9 – March 27, N101/102 (Susan Fuquay)
    • Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30AM, Jan. 10 – March 28, C115 (Scott & Linda Arant)

    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 except where noted:

    Disciple II – This class covers the writings in the New Testament Scripture includes John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore. (Prerequisite: Disciple I)

    • Wednesdays, Jan. 9 – March 27, C122 (Bill Meyer, Kaylee Vida & Dave Rogers)

    Disciple III -This class covers The Letters of Paul.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore.  (Prerequisite: Disciple I)

    • Wednesdays, 12 – 1:15PM, Jan. 9 – March 27, N101/102 (Heidi Schopmeyer) 

    Disciple IV - Under the Tree of Life: This class covers the writings in the New Testament Scripture includes John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation.  A study manual and study Bible are needed and available in Connections Bookstore.  (Prerequisite: Disciple I)

    • Sundays, 9:30 – 10:45AM, Sept. 9 – May 19, E213 (Monika Nyby & Greg Hale) 
    • Tuesdays, 12-1:15PM, Jan. 8 - March 26, N103/104 (Tom Maksym)
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    Special Events

     
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    Additional & Online Classes

    25 BOOKS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD READ

    • Wednesday mornings, approximately every six weeks. Contact Elisa Jenkins for more info.

    • Tuesdays or Thursdays, approximately every six weeks • 6 – 8:30PM (Steve Krusie, Sara Cobb). Contact Steve Krusie.
      Well-known Christian contemplatives have compiled a list of 25 influential, classical, pivotal books for Christian discipleship. Points addressed for each book include: overview, why it is a classic, a study guide and more. At each meeting, the class discusses a different book.  The group has already read many clasics including The Interior Castle (St. Teresa of Avila), Dark Night of the Soul (St. John of the Cross), Pensees (Blaise Pascal), and The Pilgrim’s Progress (John Bunyan). 
      This January we will begin with The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky). Please join us at any point and come for whichever books are of interest to you.  Text book in Connections Bookstore.

    MARQUETTE MANOR SERMON DISCUSSION GROUP
    1st & 3rd Fridays • 1PM • Marquette Manor, 8140
    Township Line Rd. (lower level Activity Room)
    Join Marquette residents in discussing St. Luke’s sermons. No registration required. Questions? Contact class leader, Barbara Furlow.

    THE FORUM AT THE CROSSING STUDY GROUP
    Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30AM • The Forum, 8505 Woodfield Crossing Blvd. (Charlie Boswell)
    Contact Charlie Boswell with questions, 317.663.8118.

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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. 100% of proceeds support St. Luke's Outreach.

    The store is open Sundays, 9AM - 12:30 PM; Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM and Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 5PM - 6:30PM. 

    For more information, contact Dorothy Eads by email or phone 317-846-3404 x332 or visit the store’s webpage

 

For more information on any class, contact Susan Fuquay, Director of Program Ministries by  or phone 317-846-3404 x340.