2011_PassingPeaceSt. Luke’s offers a variety of opportunities for lifelong Christian education for adults: Bible study groups, Adult Forums, Inquirers’ Classes, book study groups, and special programs particular to the seasons of the Church year. Our programs are informative and fun, so please join us!

Adult Forum

One piece of our Spiritual Formation program is the Adult Forum, which meets in the Dining Room following the 9:30am service, offering a variety of topics and speakers that enhance our life together.

Dinner and The Good Book

Dinner and The Good Book is an adult Bible study gathering that provides an opportunity for individual spiritual growth through fellowship and the study of scripture.  All adults are welcome.  We meet approximately two Sundays per month in the church library, with prayer and potluck supper from 5 – 6 PM then study and discussion from 6 – 7:30.  Please call Jim Bateman (342-6452) for questions or if you need transportation.

St. Luke’s Library

St. Luke’s library offers a wide array of spiritual books for all ages. The library is open for use on Sundays and during office hours Monday through Friday. Books are catalogued numerically using the Dewey Decimal System as in all public libraries. A subject notebook is available to help you locate materials as well as a card index system. We welcome borrowers, browsers and visitors to enjoy the books in our library.

Captivating Moms

On April 18th, 2012 a mom’s group will be starting at St. Luke’s.  This group is available to all new moms, moms-to-be, experienced moms, and mothers whose children are all grown up. Come share a time of dinner and fellowship as we share in the spiritual journey of being a mother. Captivating Moms meets on Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm.  Dinner and childcare are provided.

youthministrySt. Luke’s offers Sunday morning faith formation and fellowship, following the 9:30am service on the second Sunday of the month.  We engage in issues of faith and teenage life.

Our youth also engage in events sponsored by the Diocese of Western Michigan and in various fellowship events and outreach projects.

For more information please contact us.

childrenministryChildren are always welcome at St. Luke’s and are a vital part of our parish family. It is our intent that they share fully in all aspects of parish life. We aim to provide space and time where we can learn about God, our world, and ourselves. We expect God to be present with us and pray that all of the children who join us will be touched by God’s grace and love.

 

How can my children engage in worship at St. Luke’s?

Saturday Evening:

Saturday evenings at St. Luke’s are open to people of all ages with a specific focus on liturgy and education that is designed to help children and families grow in their spirituality.

Saturday Night Liturgy: Kids Do Church 5-5:30pm

All Children and adults are welcome to worship with us during this liturgy where children are full participants.

Children 0-3 are welcome in our nursery on Saturday evenings from 4:45pm-6:15pm (Liturgy and Christian Education hour).  Our Nursery is staffed by two caring nursery supervisors, Casey and Tara.  Children engage in age appropriate activities under the supervision of the nursery supervisors.  Parents will be paged if your child needs assistance, a diaper change, or would like to return to church.   

Children 3-12 join us for Church School following the Saturday Night Liturgy.  Children meet on the third floor to learn more about the Bible Story, gather for a time of prayer, and use creative response to help remember and bring more meaning to the story.

Adults gather together in the library for a coffee hour and discussion of family related topics.

 

Sunday Mornings:

On Sunday mornings at St. Luke’s we welcome children into the St. Luke’s community through a variety of opportunities.

Children 0-3 are welcome in our nursery.  Our church nursery is staffed by two caring nursery supervisors, Casey and Tara.  Children engage in age appropriate activities under the supervision of the nursery supervisors.  Parents will be paged if your child needs assistance, a diaper change, or would like to return to church.   

Activity Bags for children are available in the community room and in the back of the church.  Please ask an usher if you need help finding a bag.  These bags have small quiet toys, crayons, notebooks, books, and coloring books for the church season.  Please return the Activity bags at the end of the service.

Children 2-10 join us for Sunday School on the 3rd floor during the 9:30am service.  Please drop your child off to their Sunday School classroom between 9:15am and 9:30am.  We will engage children in a time of prayer, story, song, snack, and response.  Children will return to church for communion and spend the rest of the liturgy with their parents.  

Middle School and High School Youth Beginning in February Youth will meet after the 9:30am service on the Second Sunday of every month in the library.  

 

For more information, please contact Renée Gardner by E-mail (formation@stlukeskalamazoo.org) or at 345-8553, ext. 14.

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