Congregational Care

Congregational CareCalled to take care of our congregation members. They offer opportunities to fellowship, small groups, care, and activities to nourish the congregation.

To Join Congregational Care Ministry, email: Rev.Sharon Larkin slarkin@slcumc.org
CONGREGATIONAL CARE
CONGREGATIONAL CARE TEAM / EMS The focus of the Congregational Care Team is to respond to the care and support needs of the congregation and to engage the congregation in the ongoing spiritual, physical, emotional and relational expression of living faithfully within the Body of Christ.

EMS means Encouragement, Motivation, and Support for the congregation.

GRIEF RECOVERY MINISTRY offers a safe place to process the deep hurt of loss and is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a family member, friend or loved one. Classes held once a quarter- please see worship guide and announcement for upcoming Classes.

Grief Recovery is a six-week support group for those persons who have experienced a loss of a loved one through death. The group meets once a week for six weeks each quarter.
Service Outside the church – Grief Recovery support group is open to non-St. Luke members. Group facilitators are available to talk with persons in the community in needs of support because of the death of a loved one.

Web site for information on bereavement and grief:
http://childbereavement.org

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CAREGIVERS MINISTRY is to provide emotional and spiritual support, family temporary relief if needed, and loving care to our sick and shut-in members. The ministry is to provide caring relating to our church family members who are shut-in, ill and widowed; as well as to relatives of the severely sick and church members during times of crisis.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE helps with funerals and the repast. Meetings TBA before a funeral.

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The Pathway to Discipleship Matthew 28:19
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20

Mission Statement: St. Luke is called to proclaim the gospel, transform lives, and make disciples for Jesus Christ.

VISITOR/ GUEST MINISTRY the role of the visitor guest ministry is to keep in contact with those who have to visit the church

MEMBERSHIP INTAKE receives those persons who have joined St. Luke and collect membership information.

NEW MEMBERS MENTORS (formerly church pals) keep in contact with members who have acceded to the church and to keep them informed of the ministries, events and any questions they may ask of the church.

NEW MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATION CLASS scheduled in February, April, June, August, October, the 3rd Saturday of each month listed but are subject to change. Members orientation class designed for all members, old and new to learn about St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church history and what we believe.

PARKING MINISTRY is a critical part of making our weekend services and other events work as smoothly as possible. Parking ministry serves to facilitate the flow of traffic into and out of our parking lot. In addition to being the “first face” of the church that people see as they pull into our lots, the services of our parking ministry is a huge blessing to the church in making entry and exit as quick and smooth as possible allowing those who attend to get quickly into a service and begin worship. This team also helps make the lots, so we are ready for the next service. Contact a ministry coordinator to get involved.

CHURCH EVENTS

CONGREGATION CELEBRATION

the picnic is a fun-filled social event for St. Luke members to celebrate and build relationships through activities such as playing basketball and other games, enjoying food, fun, and fellowship.
St. Luke invites the “CommUNITY” to the celebration and picnic to receive health screenings, fun, and games, food, and fellowship.

Health Screening Resources: Prostate Screening, HIV Screening, Mammogram Baylor Mobile Unit, Red Cross Blood Drive, Owenwood Association, United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY plans the church anniversary weekend events and Sunday morning Worship Celebration.

SANKOFA AFRICAN HERITAGE MINISTRY The Sankofa African Heritage Ministry exists to help St. Luke live out its core value of celebrating our heritage. Sankofa, a word in the Akan language of Ghana, West Africa teaches us that we must go back to our roots to move forward. As African people, our heritage extends back to the very beginning of time. The Sankofa African Heritage Ministry is responsible for presenting the Zan W. Holmes, Jr. African Heritage Lecture Series along with our annual Kwanzaa Celebration.

SPANISH MINISTRY

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