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Save the Date

Memories for High School Seniors

Job Opportunity for Music Director

Acts 2 Open in New Location

Men's Breakfast - Feb. 1

Last Call for Peru Mission Team deadline Feb. 1

Let’s Play Ball 2015!! Deadline Feb. 1

Summer Fun! June 8 - July 31

St. Luke Youth Meltdown Retreat 2015:  Meltdown Retreat is January  30 – February  1,  2015.

Elementary Children's Choir Rehearsing "Here for the Gold", ministry concert April 29


Wednesday Night Dinner

Boy Scout Scrap Metal Drive

AARP Tax Aid Service

Alter Flowers

Boy Scout Troop 415 Recycles!!

Cookbook Submissions

Pine Straw Needed





2015 Elementary Winter Camp for all 3rd – 5th graders— Feb. 6 - 8.

Run for God 5k/10K Challenge:  5k Course for the Double Bridge Run, Feb. 7, 2015.

13th Annual Father-Daughter Dance 13th Annual Father-Daughter Dance, Feb. 21

“St. Luke: 101”  Luncheon and Information Session, March 1

Women's Health Fair is tentatively set for March 7, 201

Preschool Summer Fun! June 8 - August 7


Memories for High School Seniors

“St Luke Youth have Meltdown this coming weekend:  help make it special for our Seniors!  Please pray that this will be a weekend of great spiritual growth for our students.  It will be an extra special trip for our high school seniors as this will be their last Meltdown as a participant.   If you know one or more of the seniors would you please complete the form at and share your memories with us to help us honor these seniors in a special way this weekend!”

Job Opportunity for Music Director

St. Luke has an opeing for a Part-Time Music Director.  The individual must be of good moral character, trustworthy in all respects and able to relate positively with people.  The Director of Music should have prior experience leading an adult choir.  He/She shall be responsible for directing the musical activities of the congregation and the overall musical program of the church.To see the job responsibilities, go to

Reply to: Ms. Lori Foxworth at


Acts 2 Open, New Location!

“PUMCM (aka Joe’s Place) Acts 2 Thrift Store is now open behind Richards Memorial UMC.  Go in the double glass doors in the back.  It is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9 to 5.  Come check it out.  The proceeds help keep the Ministry open.”   (submitted by Bob and Peggy Woodard)

United Methodist Men:  February 1st  Fellowship Breakfast

7:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall

Who:  YOU….are cordially invited! (men and women of St. Luke are welcome to attend)

What:  St. Luke United Methodist Men Fellowship Breakfast

When:  Sunday, February 1st  at 7:00 a.m.

Where:  St. Luke Fellowship Hall

Details:  The meeting begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall,  but it is recognized that 7:00 a.m. is early for some folks!

The buffet line will be open until 7:30 a.m.

Menu:  Talented  UMM chefs will offer such breakfast delicacies as:  pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, fruit, juice, coffee, etc.

On the Agenda:  Fellowship and Devotion! The business meeting will consist of election of officers for 2015.

Please put the meeting in your phone calendar or write it down so you don't forget.

The St. Luke UMM look forward to sharing this fellowship with you!


Last Call for the Peru Mission Team!

Deadline to Sign Up: Sunday, Feb. 1


When: June 13 – 21

Where: Lima, Peru

Who: MEN are especially needed!

What: Building simple homes for the people of Santa Rosita

Cost: Plane ticket – $1,173, due by April 1

        Land fees – $560, due by May 1


To sign up: or


Let’s Play Ball 2015!!

St. Luke UMC 2015 Tee-Ball, Advanced Tee-Ball, Baseball and Softball League at Hillcrest Baptist Church

Registration Form (attached) / Registration Fee Deadline  is February 1, 2015

Contact Erika Burkett for questions:  or (850) 382-1104

****COACHES NEEDED****(contact Erika if you would like to coach a team!)


Summer Fun!

The Summer Fun Program is ran by the St. Luke Preschool and is for children ages 1 through  5th grade.( Summer Fun will run from June 8th – August 7th . The program is Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. –  1:00 p.m. each day, with extended care available from 8:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. for an additional fee. The cost is $80 per week; you may sign up and pay for individual weeks  at a time. The elementary age children participate in local field trips.

Elementary Children’s Choir present “Here for the Gold”

Date: tentatively 4/29/15, dress rehearsal 4/26/15. E, email Esther at

All children in Grades K – 5 are encouraged to join us as we begin working on our Spring musical – “Here for the Gold!”

In “Here for the Gold” a group of local kids write and produce a web streaming live show to spread the message of what is really important in life. Instead of worldly materials like “cash in your pocket” or the latest “i-thing,” they focus on the truths from the parables of Jesus, such as building a firm foundation, forgiving others, loving their neighbors and letting their light shine to glorify God. When CG, a lovable but clueless animated character, hijacks their show, the kids do their best to explain to him that the treasure they're talking about can't be dug out of a mine and isn't buried under the sea. Will CG get the message before the finale?


For more information, email Esther at




Altar Flower Opportunities!

If you would like to reserve an arrangement in honor of or in memory of a friend, loved one or special occasion, please reply to Michele with your information  by clicking on the following link:   Altar Flowers

Please also include in your e-mail the message you would like notated in the bulletin and if you plan to pick your arrangement up after the last service or leave it for delivery by our Altar Guild to those sick, in the hospital, nursing homes or shut-ins.  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!






You Can Help By....



Boy Scout Troop 415 Recycles!!  - Details on the Boy Scout page -

Recipes Needed for New Cookbook:

The Peru Mission team is currently collecting recipes for a new St. Luke cookbook. Recipes can be placed in the “Recipe Collection Box” which will be located in the Fellowship Hall. You may also e-mail your recipe to Diane at


Pine Straw Needed!

The church needs your pine straw for the flower and shrub beds. If you and/or your neighbors have any relatively clean (not to many leaves) pine straw, please contact Don at (850)324-3180. If you can bag it up, Don will let you know where to drop it off or he can come by and pick it up from your house. If you are unable to rake and bag it, Don can do that too. Thank you for your help!



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