Welcome to St. Luke Union Church!
Sunday Worship Opportunities
All Are Welcome!
Education – Sunday 9:00 AM
*Worship – Sunday 10:30 AM *
Fellowship – Sunday 11:30 AM
Contemporary Worship– One Sunday a month at 5:00pm (see below for more specific info)
*Childcare available September- May (year round, the nursery is always open for parents to use when needed)
We are an active, caring community proclaiming the Word of God. We seek to know God’s will as individuals and as a church, to be transformed by the Holy Spirit, to practice Christian discipleship, and to demonstrate Christ’s unconditional grace and love for all.
A New Sunday Morning Class!
Special Note: Please bring $8.00 a book to the first class. Thanks!
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All sorts of classes, activities, and opportunities to share the love of Christ are Here. To see specific activities, check out the Google calendar on the right of the home page.
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Come for a great breakfast, fellowship, and a devotion on: Friday, Dec. 4th @7am-Shannon’s Restaurant
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Recently from Pastor Andy’s Blog
Genesis 33:11 Accept my gift …because God has dealt graciously with me.
Dear Family of St. Luke Union Church,
We have much to be thankful for as we look to close out the calendar year 2015 and all the ministry that has taken place in the hands of our members. We consistently worship every Sunday morning bringing praises to God and seeking to grow in our relationship to Him and to one another. We continually see our children nurtured and challenged in their faith journeys and walk beside one another in the celebrations and heart-ships of life. All the while we execute missional efforts that support God’s children both locally and throughout the world. God is good, God is good all the time.
We are also thankful that the mission and ministry we find as central to who St. Luke Union Church has been called to be has been done in a manner that will allow for the church’s mission to continue. We do not spend beyond our means, have always used 10% of every dollar collected for mission and do this through the support of those who call St. Luke Union Church home in generous ways.
This continues to be the approach used as we move forward to the ground breaking of the new church addition in the spring of 2016.
At the end of each calendar year the Council of St. Luke Union is charged with the task of developing an annual budget for the coming year. The Council developed the budget with several things in mind including: mission, programs, utilities, staff salaries (Which next year will include the health insurance cost of CE Coordinator Beth Harvey), maintenance, and team expenses. This year we saved money through the reusing of Sunday school curriculum, monitoring thermostats, and have seen the cost savings in electricity as a result of last year’s fixture change out.
The proposed budget for the year 2016 has not been set yet but we will see an increase from the 2015 budget of $277,600. The areas that have found cause to increase our budget is in staff benefits, salaries, and an external church audit.
The stewardship team and I ask you to pray and consider your 2016 pledge for the continued blessing of the mission and ministry of St. Luke Union Church. Grow to Serve has been the phrase that we have been using in conjunction with the planned building project coming in 2016. Genesis 33:11 says, “Accept my gift… because God has dealt graciously with me.” Here we humbly come to God offering our gifts; we are drawn because we have come to realize the grace we receive daily.
On November 22nd we would invite you to be a part of worship and show your thanksgiving for God’s grace by coming forward to the chancel to have your gift received. We thank you for your continued support and commitment of the mission of St. Luke Union Church. If you will not be able to attend worship on November 22nd, please mail your pledge card to the church so the 2016 budget may be finalized.
Many thanks to you and your family as together we accept the call placed before this church.
Peace in Christ,
Rev. Dr. Andrew J. Gifford