Capital Improvements Pledge Drive: Fellowship Hall Renovation
St Luke’s UMC is excited about the renovation of the Fellowship Hall to support a growing presence and community ministry expansion. To support this endeavor a pledge drive us underway.
How can you help? Please pray and then CLICK HERE to continue reading why we are excited to include information on What We are Doing, Why are We Doing This, Pledge Details, and a look at architectural drawings.
Our witness to the world is as much in what we do as what we say. Please prayerfully consider opportunity to help by making a commitment!
Scout Sunday was February 9, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020, Girl Scout Troop 4000 visited St Luke’s to celebrate Scout Sunday!
St Luke’s UMC is honored to support a community Girl Scout troop. As part of Scout Sunday Troup 4000 visited St Luke’s. They shared their mission and faith during worship plus provided everyone with beautiful hand drawn “Thank You” cards!
The troop also had a table set up in the Fellowship Hall to meet, learn more about their troop, and sell delicious Girl Scout Cookies as part of their annual cookie sale. During the sale St Luke’s demonstrated support for Troup 4000!
The United Methodist Church recognizes youth programs to contribute toward nurturing children, teens, and families with outreach and evangelism. Incorporating them into the life of the church–sharing Christian teaching–may have eternal results for youth, families, and the church. Because of their long-standing connection with local churches and their use of the PRAY program, these programs offer unique settings for ministry to youth.
Click here to continue reading about Girl Scout Troop 4000’s visit, Scout Sunday photographs, their adventures, good work in the community, needs, and how we can help, including a message from Rev Brian.
Annual Christmas Open House was, Saturday, December 14, 2019
A community Christmas Open House welcomed guests from the community to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Saturday, December 14.
It was our pleasure to share with our guests who enjoyed…
- Decorations and seasonal music in the sanctuary
- Church members sharing interesting history of the St Luke’s sanctuary
- Learning about the history of the Chrismon Tree
- Learning about our missions and activities
- Outside, members sharing historic information about the cemetery
- Holiday refreshments in the fellowship hall!
Click here to view a copy of the Christmas Open House flyer program.
Blessing of the Bikes, Saturday, October 26, 2019
St Luke’s held a community Blessing of the Bikes and Bicycles Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at St Luke’s United Methodist Church.
During this 2nd annual tradition riders of motorcycles or bicycles reveived blessing from Rev. Brian Preveaux for safety during the coming season. Rev. Preveaux conducted a ceremony for each motorcycle and bicycle rider to start and continue the Fall season. Participants were welcomed who dropped by with their favorite motorcycle, bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, cartike, or any bike to be blessed.
All who came with their motorcycles and bikes were given “I Was Blessed” stickers to place on them. Treats and bottled water for everyone were provided.
Many thank to those who come, support, participate, serve to make this ministry for St. Luke’s UMC successful and special and thank you Pastor Brian for the blessings! May all who will receive these blessings feel Jesus each time they are on their bikes and share the blessing they receive.
To view a copy of a flyer that was used for this program (that you can download, print, and share with others) click here.
Blessing of the Animals, Saturday, October 5, 2019
Blessing of the Animals was Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at St Luke’s United Methodist church, Bluffton, South Carolina.
A ceremonial blessing of companion, agricultural, and service animals occurred throughout the world, for example, Australia, Canada, Scotland, Spain, and the United States.
Our companion pets, agricultural, and service animals are a blessing to us and we blessed them. Owners and animals of all faiths attended.
For more information and a pictorial album of the event that you can download, print, and share with others, click on the four links below.
A thank you message from Sherri Mims, Associate Director of Church Relations/Executive Assistant to the President, Epworth Children’s Home
We would like to say thank you for participating in the Epworth Children’s Home Mother’s Day offering. Epworth relies heavily on the offerings received on Mother’s Day to provide the quality care God calls us to provide to the more than 70 children who currently call Epworth home, in addition to the children we serve through our community-based services.
Thank you for your support of our children, God’s children, and for enabling us to change their lives for the better. Invest. Care. Transform. Investing in comprehensive care transforms the life of a child.
American resourcefulness churns into a sweet cause – Epworth Ice Cream!
Sunday, April 28, those attending St Luke’s United Methodist church had a sweet treat, sampling Epworth Ice Cream immediately following the 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. services.
Epworth Ice Cream was born in Columbia South Carolina during the Great Depression. Subsidized with a surplus of peanut butter, orphanage staff relied on the government ration in countless meals. However, none became as popular as its infusion with fresh cream from the onsite dairy. Today peanut butter ice cream is the flagship flavor in a product family where 100% of profits benefit the Epworth Children’s Home, helping children and families live a better life.
South Carolinians can
- Purchase and enjoy 4 flavors available at 31 retailers and 3 restaurants throughout the mid-land area including the University of South Carolina in Columbia
- Purchase online and ship directly to you
Remember, every ounce supports Epworth Children’s Home!
Holy Land Presentation
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Brian and Joy shared their time in the Holy Land with pictures and description of their journey walking where Jesus walked! From the members of St Luke’s, thank you Brian and Joy!
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