Get Involved

We are to use our unique personalities, traits, and interests to build up the church and to share Christ’s love.

There are many ways to get involved with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Whether in planning and preparation or hands-on service, we are all called to serve. And your input is invaluable! 

You can use your gifts of time and talents by volunteering for different areas at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. 

Many ways to be involved
Christian Education

Adult Adult Class
Sunday, 11:00 am in Esther’s Parlor Thursday Bible Study, 6:30 pm in Esthers Parlor

Children
The conclusion of the Children’s message marks a special time during Sunday’s Worship Service, as it transitions into a nurturing environment for the young ones in Room 3. This space is dedicated to Children’s Church/Sunday School, where the seeds of faith are sown with love and care. The hope for a growing attendance reflects a desire to establish a structured Sunday School program, fostering a community where children can learn about the love of Jesus in a setting that cherishes their presence and spiritual growth.

Vacation Bible School
VBS, a cherished summer tradition, provides kids with a blend of learning and fun. Lasting several days, it immerses them in faith, friendship, and diverse themes rooted in gospel teachings. These programs foster spiritual growth and community bonds, creating lasting memories.

Email: christianed@stlukesumcmi.org

Fellowship Time

Fellowship time follows the Worship Service, offering members a chance to strengthen relationships, share personal stories, and support one another in faith.

Volunteers can sign up to host Fellowship Time, providing snack options, coffee, and other beverages. 

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden is intended as an expression of our Christian faith and love.

This garden is a repository for cremated remains which are placed directly into the soil and become part of the life of the garden.

Located to the south of the main west entrance of the church, the Memorial Garden serves not only as a repository for cremains but also as a garden of beauty and tranquility for meditation and remembrance.

A permanent Remembrance Book is located in the church narthex which includes information pertaining to those interred in the garden. Applications for interment and a copy of the policies and procedures may be obtained from the church office.

Upkeep of the garden is done by volunteers. If you are interested in helping, please contact the church office.

Click to watch the Virtual Tour

Missions

There are many ways to participate in St. Luke’s Mission Area. Whether in planning & preparation or hands-on service, we are all called to serve. The ministry of all Christians consists of service for the mission of God in the World. (Book of Discipline 2016 ¶133).

Spirit led and Prayer driven

Present and Future involvements

Food Pantry formation
Habitat for Humanity
God’s Country Cooperative

Congregational donations including

Baby bottle Boomerang
Bush School snacks
Heifer International
Winter Clothing Drive

 Contact: Missions@stlukesumcmi.org

Pastoral Care

During times of hardship or personal struggles, the love of Jesus reaches us through various channels. The ministry of encouragement creates chances for individuals to offer and receive support from one another.  

Hospital Visits
Shut-in Visits
Pastoral Guidance

RaiseRight

RaiseRight is a gift card program for Non-profit organizations. St. Luke’s has participated in the program since 2010. Our Church earns a percentage on each gift you purchase. Percentages vary from vendor to vendor. We pay no fees.

How it works: You place and pay for your order with Joye Kramer or Becky Scott in the Fellowship Hall, during Sunday fellowship time, and the card(s) will be available the following Sunday.

Please consider helping St. Luke’s earn extra money by purchasing some for special people, occasions, or just for yourself.

https://www.raiseright.com/brands

United Women in Faith

The United Methodist women has taken on a new name to better reflect how we answer our calling today. It’s an exhilarating time, as we commit to even great inclusivity, action, and impact. We remain women of passion and power, united by God’s love in our mission to support women, children, and youth.

We connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence, and impact local and worldwide communities. We are all women united in our desire to make a difference. Here, you will find many ways to get involved and make a positive impact. We are women like you, a powerful, fearless force driven by God’s love and united in sisterhood. With a focus on women, children, and youth, we act for justice and transform communities.

Worship Team

The Worship Team plays a crucial role in maintaining the sacred space and ensuring the smooth facilitation of services throughout the liturgical year. From refilling envelopes in the pews for various offerings to preparing the altar candles, each task is carried out with reverence and attention to detail.

The team also oversees the timely arrangement of banners, altar paraments, and seasonal decorations, such as poinsettias for Advent and Easter, contributing to a meaningful worship experience. Coordination with the church secretary and pastor ensures that all needs are met, reflecting the committee’s dedication to their spiritual community.

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact the church office.