Beyond OKC

St. Luke’s  believes in supporting missions around the world and growing our global footprint in the world to Share God’s Love.

Honduras Mission Trip

In 2014, St. Luke’s began traveling to the Island of Roatan, Honduras. Mission trips are taken each year to work with local churches, schools, and communities to establish lasting relationships. This mission empowers children, youth, and adults to become influential leaders.

Want to share God’s love and bring hope to the world?  You can start in Roatan, Honduras next year!  St. Luke’s is scheduled to continue its life-changing mission in Honduras twice in 2017.  THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 30.  The first trip will be March 11 – 18 (led by Natalie Roller) and second trip will be May 27 – June 3 (May 2017 Trip is FULL).  The cost is $1,650 per person, which includes airfare, lodging, and meals in Roatan.  There are a limited number of spots and we expect those to fill soon, so a $100 deposit is due by October 30.  Checks can be mailed to Natalie or Julie at 222 NW 15th Street, OKC, OK 73103.  For more information on the March trip, email Natalie at nroller@stlukesokc.org, or call (405) 609-1010.  For the May trip, email Julie at jrobinson@stlukesokc.org, or call (405) 609-1009.

2017 trips are March 11 – 18 and May 27 – June 3.  Trip Info

Honduras Mission Blog

 

Contacts
Julie Robinson

609-1010

jrobinson@stlukesokc.org

Natalie Roller

609-1010

nroller@stlukesokc.org

Russia Mission Trip

Since 1992, St. Luke’s has partnered with people in Ulyanovsk, Russia to share Christ’s love, grow in our faith, and serve those in need. Opportunities to serve include participating as a member of a future mission team, serving as a short-term host for Russian guests visiting St. Luke’s, or joining the prayer team.

Russia Mission Blog

Upcoming Mission Trip

Next Trip is December 28, 2017 – January 6, 2018. We will celebrate a Russian Christmas and share in Winter Bible Camp at the church. The cost is about $3,000. The deadline to reserve your spot is October 1. Reserve your spot today.

Contacts
Jeremy Sanders

600-3411

jsanders@stlukesokc.org

Lydia Patterson Institute

Lydia Patterson Institute is a United Methodist school in El Paso, TX, that enables students from Juarez, Mexico to receive a first-class high school education and then go to college. For more than 100 years, Lydia Patterson Institute – or “La Lydia” as it is commonly known to its friends – has been dedicated to building bridges between two countries, two cities, and two cultures. As the only United Methodist institution on the border, it is committed to forming bilingual and bicultural leaders for the church and society. St. Luke’s supports these students and their unique hunger and determination for success. They transform from young children, many of whom do not speak English when they arrive, to successful bilingual college graduates with a profession. Through the partnership with The United Methodist Church, 95 percent of La Lydia’s graduating seniors attend a college or university. It is through the miracle of education that lives are being changed daily at Lydia Patterson Institute.

Disaster Relief

We are committed to supporting our community and the world in the event of a disaster through volunteers and financial support. Unfortunately, disasters can strike at any time and anywhere. St. Luke’s will be there to reach out and assist those whose lives are disrupted.  Disaster Relief Volunteer Team members are always needed to coordinate and respond locally and around the world.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer

When disaster strikes, we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to be notified of volunteer opportunities, fill out the form below.

Helping Hands

St. Luke’s is committed to being the hands and feet of our local community.

Mobile Meals View Mission Page

Mobile Meals prepares and delivers 100 meals each Saturday morning for the homebound and the elderly. We operate seven driving routes in southwest and northwest Oklahoma City.  Mobile Meals is always looking for volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include cooks, dessert cooks, drivers, and substitutes.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities include cooks, dessert cooks, drivers, and substitutes.

Contacts
Julie Robinson

609-1009

jrobinson@stlukesokc.org

Missional Congregation

St. Luke’s is committed to sharing God’s love, growing in our faith, and serving our community by having one church with multiple campuses.

Asbury Campus View Mission Page

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church’s Asbury Campus is a church committed to sharing God’s love, growing in faith, and serving the community. It is part of the St. Luke’s family of faith. St. Luke’s is one church with multiple campuses. The Asbury campus has been ministering to the community of southwest Oklahoma City for more than 40 years. Every Sunday, the campus has an uplifting worship service that begins at 10:40 a.m. The services are a combination of traditional and contemporary in style, but casual and welcoming. The pastors of St. Luke’s deliver the message each Sunday through a video broadcast while Rev. Connie Barnett, Asbury Campus Pastor, leads the worship service.  It’s a worship service that will help you find the courage and strength to begin a new week with a spirit of hope.

Rev. Connie Barnett
Asbury Campus Pastor
Church Office (405) 632-3378
Cell (405) 808-4629

Asbury Campus
1320 SW 38th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
(405) 632-3378


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Weekly Events

Sunday Morning

A free community breakfast is served on the first and third Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School for all ages starts at 9:30 p.m.

We gather in the Sanctuary to worship together with songs and a message of hope at 10:40 a.m.,

Tuesday Evenings

Young Adult Rec Night

Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the gym and fellowship hall are open to young adults in their 20s and 30s to play basketball or board games. There is no charge for this fun night, bring your own drinks and snacks.

Needlework Nights

Tuesday Night from 6 – 8 p.m. we have a Needleworks Night in the Parlor and we ask people to bring their own drink and snack to share. All types of needle crafts are done and teachers are available if anyone wants to learn.

Wednesday Choir Practice

Wednesday evenings, the choir practices from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. in the Choir Room.

English Second Language Classes

August through May, English as a Second Language classes (ESL) are on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6 – 8 p.m. in the Library.

School Outreach

St. Luke’s has partnered with a number of schools to provide after-school programming and mentoring.

School Supply Drive

You can be a part of helping the children of St. Luke’s after-school programs by donating to the School Supply Drive. Everything you generously give will benefit El Sistema, Rancho Village Elementary, and Studio 222. Hundreds of children are helped by these programs every year. Donations will be accepted Sunday, July 10th through Sunday, July 31st. School supplies can be dropped off in the Gallery. Lists of supplies needed will be available below, at the Welcome Centers, and at Threefold. Financial donations may be made by check to: “St. Luke’s United Methodist Church” – earmarked “school supply drive” – and dropped in the offering plate or in Threefold. Credit card donations will also be accepted in Threefold.

•    #2 Pencils
•    Pencil Box
•    Black, blue and red pens
•    One subject spiral notebooks – regular or college ruled
•    3 hole punched notebook paper – regular or college ruled
•    Copy paper
•    Markers (Box of 8)
•    Crayons (Box of 24)
•    Scissors
•    Kids scissors
•    Dry erase markers
•    Glue sticks
•    Canvases
•    Acrylic and art paint (all colors)
•    Drawing pads
•    Water color pads
•    Art Paint brushes
•    Tissues
•    Hand sanitizer
•    Post-it notes
•    Paper clips
•    Staples

Click here for a printable version of the School Supply List

School Supply Drive
Contacts

Sequoyah Middle School Mentoring Program

As a family of faith, we believe the world can be changed by caring for others. Every Wednesday during the school year, a team of mentors meets with a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Sequoyah Middle School in Edmond to learn skills necessary to succeed in the classroom and in life. The group eats snacks, laughs through a few games, and learns to think critically about how to accomplish daily responsibilities.  Sometimes the students just need someone to listen to them. Time is spent working on assignments and growing; not only in knowledge, but also in their ability to succeed in a variety of circumstances.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer

We always need volunteers to help with our Middle School Mentoring Program weekly on Wednesdays from 2:50-4:00 p.m.

Contacts
Rev. Drew Haynes

Pastor of Campus Operations

609-1018

dhaynes@stlukesokc.org

Mission Rancho Village

Mission Rancho Village is a new after-school ministry of St. Luke’s. We have developed a mission to serve the compelling needs of Rancho Village Elementary, 1401 S. Johnston Drive, an Oklahoma City Public Schools District school located two blocks from St. Luke’s Asbury. This is a program to develop a partnership between the church, the school, and the larger community. It is a holistic approach to ministering to the children by developing resources for the needs in their lives, in their school, and in their families.

Volunteer Opportunities
Reading Buddies

Help a student reach their full reading potential. Volunteers read one day a week, Monday – Thursday from 9 - 9:30 a.m.

Math Buddies

This program helps students with basic math skills. It is Tuesdays from 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Boys Mentoring

Help an at-risk boy rise above his potential. This program is Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Girls Mentoring

Help an at-risk girl rise above her circumstances. This program is Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Contacts
John Frank

john@frankcpa.net

Bruce Stove

bruce.stover@gmail.com

Rev. Keith King

kking@stlukesokc.org

Studio 222 View Mission Page

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Studio 222 is an after-school program that helps children develop a strong, healthy self-esteem and resilience against at-risk behaviors. This mission invites professional artists from the OKC area to provide a positive environment in which children can gain confidence and be inspired to express themselves through art.

Studio 222 began in 2004, focusing on middle school youth of Taft Middle School. In 2010, a high school program was added to help students through mentoring, internships, college preparation, and life skills.

The program runs Monday through Thursday during the school year. The students are fed a meal upon arrival – sometimes the only meal they have all day. They are given a brief lesson or activity on leadership. Monday through Wednesday, professional artists from our community are hired to teach the students everything from photography to painting to computer animation to the culinary arts. Thursdays are spent on field trips, movies, community service, games, and more.

Donations to Studio 222 go completely to support its programming. While Studio 222 is facilitated by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church through use of buses, facilities, utilities, and missional offerings – 100 percent of the programming costs of Studio 222 are raised through individual donations, corporate donations, fundraisers, and grants.

Studio Media Page  |  Find us on Facebook

Volunteer Opportunities
Student Transportation

Drivers are a crucial part of Studio 222 success, as most students would not be able to attend without this accommodation. Driving the van does not require a special license. Drivers are needed to pick up students from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. and/or drive students home from 6 - 7:15 p.m.

Refreshments

The students are fed each day they come to Studio 222. We rely on donations for the desserts and drinks. Desserts can be packaged or homemade. We prefer powdered drink mixes such as Gatorade, lemonade, or Kool-aide versus individually packaged drinks.

Classroom Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the success of Studio 222. Assisting in the classroom is about building relationships, connecting with the students and helping maintain order in the class. You help us create an environment of comfort, encouragement, and warmth.

Studio Mentors

Mentors are needed to help students that have graduated from Studio 222 navigate life by providing advice, support, and guidance.

Support Network

Support Network volunteers are willing to provide discounted services and teaching assistance in all areas of life.

Donate

Studio 222 is a ministry of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Your support will directly benefit the children through the purchase of art supplies, food, artist support, and other program needs. Support for the program is provided also through St. Luke’s budget, designated contributions, grants, and fundraisers. Donations to Studio 222 are tax-deductible, and St. Luke’s will provide a statement to all donors at the end of the year.

Donate
Contacts
Julie Robinson

Executive Director

609-1009

jrobinson@stlukesokc.org

El Sistema Oklahoma View Mission Page

Transforming the Lives of children through music

El Sistema Oklahoma is a social action ministry of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, in partnership with the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, El Sistema Oklahoma is a model of how music education can both create great musicians and be used as a tool to transform the lives of children in Oklahoma City.

El Sistema Oklahoma provides free after-school instrumental music education and social support to children in grades 3-9 in Oklahoma City Public Schools. El Sistema Oklahoma currently serves 220 children every day after school until 6pm.   The mission of El Sistema Oklahoma is to serve the community by engaging children within an ensemble-based music program so they can share the joy of music making and grow as responsible citizens.

 


Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers

El Sistema Oklahoma needs volunteers Monday through Friday from 3 - 6 p.m. No music experience is necessary to be a volunteer at El Sistema Oklahoma.

Donate

Your donations make a difference in the lives of the El Sistema children.

Donate
El Sistema Oklahoma logo
Contacts
Finance Department

232-1371

Robyn Hilger

El Sistema Oklahoma’s Executive Director

505-1494

robyn@elsistemaok.org

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