Open hearts. Open Minds. Open doors.


See Also

Health & Wellness page:

Children's Ministry page:

Tee Ball, Baseball and Softball League:

Kids Night Out: February 19, 2016: KNO!

Church Directory:

WNT Dinner and Small Sticky Groups or Bible Studies: Wednesday Night Together

Music page:




Celebration of Easter—March 27

In celebrating the greatest day of the year for Christians (Easter!), our pastors invite anyone interested in baptism or reaffirming your
baptism to contact them. Our desire is to
baptize several people on Easter Sunday!

Please contact one of our pastors (contact information below) to let them know if you desire to be baptized or to reaffirm your baptism on Easter Sunday, March 27.
-Pastor Larry Anderson:
-Pastor Don Abrams:


Communion Class with Pastor Larry

We are trying to determine if there is enough interest for Pastor Larry to teach another communion class for 3rd – 6th graders who did not participate in the summer class. This would be a five week class offered either on Sunday afternoons at 4 PM or on Wed. afternoons at 4 PM, starting soon.  Please contact Esther Felt ASAP at if this is something your child would like to do and if you could do Sundays, Wednesdays, or either, or if you have any questions about the class.

Attention! Attention!  Calling all Hosts and Hostesses!

We ate looking for a few good men and women to check in our families during the portrait sessions.

No experience necessary!

Assorted dates and times are available.

Interested?   Contact Beth Menah (478-4959) or visit our table in the Narthex!


Dates/Times available:

-Saturday, Feb.13; 9:45 – 2 PM and 1:45 -5PM


-Thursday, Feb. 18; 12:45 -5PM and 4:45-9 PM

-Friday, Feb. 5; 12:45 -5PM and 4:45-9 PM

-Saturday, Feb. 6; 9:45 – 2 PM and 1:45 -5PM


Pictorial Directory Advertisements


Do you have a business, service or product that other church members might need--lawyer, electrician, plumber, insurance agent, realtor, substitute teacher, crafter, mechanic, photographer--to name a few?


Have your business or service contact information included in our new pictorial directory.  As stated in previous announcements, any profits from the ads will be applied to debt reduction.


A member of the Endowment Committee will be available in the Gathering Area between Sunday Services during the month of February.  Stop by and turn in your business card or ad.  Prices range from $50.00 to $250.00.


Let’s fill up the last several pages of our directory with advertisements.  Your fellow church members will thank you.

Contact Rebecca Christenberry at or 476-2245 if you have questions.


Remnants Sunday School Class studies "The Daniel Plan"

Join the Remnants Sunday School class as they watch the Rick Warren study titled “The Daniel Plan”.  The class meets at 11:00 a.m. in Room 23.  This video based, small group study is centered on five essentials that will launch your journey to health:  faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. The sessions are:

Feb. 14:      Friends: Encouraging Each Other
Feb. 21:      Living the Lifestyle


Saturday, February 13


Father Daughter Dance

St. Luke UMC Family Ministry Cordially invites  All Fathers & Their Daughters
(Fathers, Stepfathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, & Father Figures)
To The 14th Annual Father-Daughter Dance
Saturday, February 13th, 2016
6pm-8pm in the Fellowship Hall
$10/person @ door (includes Photos, Dinner, and Dancing)
Attire: Sunday Best/ Best
Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 10th Contact Traci Williamson (Family Ministries Coordinator) or 850-384-7626
Looking for volunteers to help set up, decorate, cook/kitchen help, and clean up.
Mothers of the daughters are encouraged NOT to be present during event.  This is time for the Men and their daughters.  Thank you.

Sunday, February 14 - HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Believers Class New Study:  "Believers/ classroom #7 will begin a new study on Sunday, February 7: " Views from an Israel Field Trip”  This will incorporate Bible references with actual photos made in Israel last year.  Guests are welcome to the class." Submitted by  Jeannine Barnett


Wednesday, February 17


WNT DINNER for February 17

Chicken Italiano w/Angel Hair Pasta
Roasted Vegetables

Healthy Alternative:  same menu as above with no cheese.  (you must indicate if you want Healthy Alternative)
Please let us know if you plan to enjoy WNT dinner this week!  To Sign-Up or change your reservation, call the church office at 477-3145, e-mail  Be sure to include your name and how many adults/children, etc.Sign-Up Deadline:   12:00 p.m. (Noon Today) Tuesday, February 16.
Dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 
Prices:  (Please pay on the night of the meal!!)Adults (12 - 69): $6.00Sr. Adult (70 +): $5.00Children (3 - 11): $3.00 Wee Ones: 2 and younger: FREE
Family Maximum:  $21.00

Thursday, February 18

11:30 a.m.    Red, White & Blue Lunch Bunch (Beef O’Bradys on 9 Mile)

"Red, White, & Blue" Lunch Bunch – February 18
“The "Red, White, & Blue" Lunch Bunch meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, on February 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Beef 0’Bradys on Nine Mile Road (at the corner of Nine Mile and Pine Forest).   Join others for lunch-time fellowship and order something tasty off of “Beefs” lunch menu!  The "Lunch Bunch" consists of St. Luke military veterans, active-duty military personnel, military-history buffs, and anyone wishing to honor those at St. Luke who have helped to ensure America's freedom.  All are welcome to attend the lunch.  For more information, contact Mack Wilkerson at: or 850-968-2057.”

12:30 p.m.   United Methodist Women (UMW) - Library

What:  United Methodist Women (UMW) Meeting
Date: Thursday, February 18,  2016
Location: Church Library
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Who:  All women of the church are welcome to attend
Questions/Information:  Contact Faye Alvarez, UMW President at or Pauline Cobb, UMW Secretary, at

1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Lifetouch Directory Photos (David Frantz Choir Suite)

5:00 p.m.   Praise Team Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

6:00 p.m.   Finance Committee Meeting (Room 10)

Friday, February 19

-FLAME Newsletter Article Submission Deadline!

6:00 a.m.    Men’s Only Accountability Group (Hardees @ University /9 Mile Rd.)

1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Lifetouch Directory Photos (David Frantz Choir Suite)

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Kid’s Night Out (FH)

Sunday, February 21

2nd Sunday in Lent

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Mission Lunch (FH) - Please join us for a delicious lunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall in support of St. Luke missions. Following the lunch, a Church Council meeting will be held in the Choir Room at 12:45 p.m.

12:45 p.m.      Church Council Meeting (David Frantz Choir Suite)

Saturday, February 27


Semi-Annual Church-Wide Clean-up Day

Date:  Saturday, February 27
What: Trustees Church Clean-Up Day
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 12 NOON
Who:  Everyone is encouraged to lend a helping hand in beautifying our church campus.
Details:   There is usually a job for everyone, so please come out and join us!   As more specific information is received from the Board of Trustees (i.e. what to bring, etc.), it will be passed along via e-news.



February 28

Wedding Shower  - Save the Date:  February 28!

You are invited……

What:  Church-wide Wedding Shower Honoring Ashten Perrich and Jeremiah Benton

Date:  Sunday, February 28, 2016

Time:   2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Fellowship Hall

Registry:   The couple is registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Registry #542788411

Questions?  Contact Diane Fitzpatrick at 850-380-9246


Sunday March 20: Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday

• United Methodist Women (UMW) Missions Fundraiser Lunch on Palm Sunday - More details coming soon!


Sunday, March 27 - Easter -



Altar Flower Opportunities for February 2016!

Sunday, February 28–  TWO arrangements needed
If you would like to purchase an arrangement in honor of or in memory of a friend, loved one or special occasion, please reply to Michele at    Please also include in your e-mail the message you would like notated in the bulletin. Altar Flowers are $35.00 each and payment in advance of the date your flowers are to be placed on the altar is greatly appreciated.   Thank you!


AARP Tax Aide Service


St. Luke UMC will once again be a host site for AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation service

(for Tax Year 2015)



Monday February 1, 2016 through Monday, April 18, 2016

Days of Operation:

Monday – Wednesday – Friday

Hours of Operation:

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

-No appointments

-1st come, 1st served

-Doors open between 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (main front Sanctuary entrance)

-Reminder:  Bring your previous year’s tax return (2014) with you.


Site Location:

St. Luke United Methodist Church

1394 East Nine Mile Road

Pensacola, FL 32514



Part-time position available as the St. Luke Nursery Coordinator

St. Luke has a part-time position available as the Nursery Coordinator.  Individual must be of good moral character, trustworthy in all respects and able to relate positively with adults and children.  The Nursery Coordinator emphasizes kindness to the children and also involvement with them is an important factor.  Another aspect of the job is accessibility to workers – there are fairly frequent texts & calls when workers are sick, etc.  The Nursery Coordinator schedules nurseries for Sunday morning worship, Wednesday nights and special events and meetings as needed. The Nursery Coordinator should sometimes work on Sundays to get a feel for the dynamics.  The position is for 3-5 hours per week.  For a complete job description or to answer any questions, please contact Lee Vunkannon at


Sacred Dance

Sundays, 2-2:45 p.m. in the sanctuary. This ministry is open to girls from 2nd-12th grade, and no prior dance experience is required.

Our purpose is to praise and worship Christ through dance.

No more practices until next year!

For more information, contact Mary Lee Pement at 476-4917 or Paola Pearce at 494-1288.


2016 Peru Dates Announced, and Catering Available!

St. Luke UMC will be sending their 8th construction mission team to Lima, Peru on June 28 – July 6, 2016.  Sign-ups have already begun, and the team is limited to 30 participants including people who sign up from other churches.  If you are interested, please email Esther Felt ASAP at for more details.

The St. Luke Peru Team is available to cater your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or banquet, under the direction of Diane Fitzpatrick.  For prices and availability, text Diane at (850) 380-9246.


Office Hours:

Normal business operations on Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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