Who are we as United Methodists? Where do we come from? What does it mean to be called Methodist? What do we believe? How are decisions made in the United Methodist Church? We’ll be tackling all these questions and more in this class that introduces United Methodism. Whether you’re a lifelong Methodist or you’re brand new, you’ll learn something about who we are and what we stand for!
Rev. Josh Attaway is the Campus Pastor at St. Luke’s Edmond. Josh graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois with a Masters in Divinity with a Concentration in Congregational Leadership. Josh is married to his wife Brittany, and enjoys playing golf, travelling, reading, and adventure.
Crisis Preparation and Response | Rev. Mary Gaudreau
How do we, as people of faith, prepare for and respond to the inevitable crises around us – those experienced by others as well as crises within our own lives? Participants in this six-week series will learn basic information about high stress and trauma, how to respond to someone else in crisis, practical strategies for managing our own stress, and steps to prepare for common disasters in Oklahoma.
Rev. Mary Hughes Gaudreau is an ordained United Methodist deacon, licensed professional counselor, and disaster response specialist. As Director of Emotional and Spiritual Care for the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, she presents nationally on crisis preperation and has authored and contributed to numerous disaster response curricula and resources. Mary is a key leader in developing national standards and best practices in disaster spiritual care.
Teach Us to Pray | Leslie Maye
Prayer is one of the foundational components of our relationship with God. When we take time each day to encounter the presence of God through the mystery of prayer, we find peace, strength, and wisdom for our lives. But how should we pray? In this class we’ll look at scripture and some of the major theologians and saints of the church by reading the book Kneeling with Giants by Gary Neal Hansen to gain a deeper understanding of prayer. We will gain tools to use in our own prayer lives to deepen our relationship with God.
Leslie M. Maye is a member of St. Luke’s and sings with the chancel choir. She wears her St. Luke’s “We Remember” shirt while walking in the Oklahoma City Half-marathon, and enjoys snow skiing, reading, needlepointing, and watching a variety of sports. Leslie loves to learn new things, and has enjoyed attending Laity Week classes at Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Having just retired after 36 years of public service, she looks forward to doing more of her hobbies, spending time with family and friends, and continuing to learn and try new things.
Women’s Bible Study of Galatians: Spirit vs. Flesh | Linda Harris and Elaine Weinmeister
Open to all women, this course is designed to be an in-depth study of selected passages from Galatians. We will examine the scriptures with prayer, daily reading and reflection, careful attention to the text, and a commitment to participate in a covenant-style format. We hope to grow in faith and friendship as we share in God’s message to each of us.
Linda Harris is a seasoned Bible study facilitator. Linda enjoys Bible studies which examine the details and allow the Holy Spirit to speak. Being in the Word through a class helps her stay in touch with God and His will. She is a wife, mother of two, grandmother of four, and works part-time in the finance and real estate fields.
Elaine Weinmeister enjoys learning about the Bible and looks forward to using this Bible study method again. Elaine sings in the choir and teaches Children’s Sunday School. She has been married to Marc for 40 years, has three children, and three grandchildren.
The Fourth Man: A Study of the Gospel of John | Dr. Bob Long and Rev. Wendy Lambert
Some of the most beautiful and most familiar passages of the Bible are found in John. The book of “The Gospel According to John” is the most unique of all four gospels. We will look at the scripture and the history behind his account of Jesus Christ. Join us as we do an in-depth study of the Gospel of John: the man, the myth, the message. This class will be “Live Streamed” from the Downtown Campus to the Edmond Campus.
InKnit Amplified! | Jan Rose’
In this class, we will be making the “Amplified Shawl!” This shawl was designed using a yarn called “Amplify.” It comes in a variety of super cool colors that range from the calmer end of the spectrum to fully amped-up. It knits into a chunky, yummy, sumptuous shawl that drapes around you like a hug from your “funnest” friend. It is an easy, fun project that you are sure to enjoy!
Training: A special knitting and purling training class will take place on Wednesday, August 30, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Narthex. Skills Required: Students should come to class already knowing how to knit and purl proficiently. Increasing, Decreasing, and Yarn-Over skills are helpful but not required. Cost: $25 will cover the cost of yarn and other supplies. Students should bring a pair of size 11 or 13 needles in 32-inch lengths.
Jan Rosé is a knitwear designer, teacher, writer and founder of In-Knit who works out of her home studio in Edmond. She has been designing and knitting for nearly 50 years and enjoys passing on joy of the craft.
St. Luke’s Edmond Chancel Choir |Candace Fish
Do you love music? Do love to sing in the car or the shower? Do you want to learn more about music and make lifelong friends while you do it? Then come join the Edmond Chancel Choir! Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:30 – 9 p.m. and they help lead in worship every Sunday in the Traditional Worship Service. You do not need to be an expert musician or have any experience singing in a choir to join.
Candace Fish is the Director of Traditional Worship at St. Luke’s Edmond. She is currently completing her PhD in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. She also has extensive background in vocal training and choral performance.
Have you wanted to deepen your faith, but didn’t know where to start? You can start with Faith Journey 101, a new class you can take online. During this class, we will discuss Methodism, St. Luke’s history, connection opportunities, and much more. This class is a good fit for:
Guests wanting to learn about St. Luke’s and membership.
New members wanting to learn more about the church and get connected.
Longtime members wanting to find a new way to get reconnected with the church.
Beth has served St. Luke’s as the Director of Welcoming Ministry for three years and has taught the Faith Journey 101 class for two WNA semesters. In her role on staff, she helps to host and welcome newcomers, provide information about the church, and connect guests and members deeper into the ministries of St. Luke’s.
Children and Youth
Nursery | Birth to 4 year-olds
Bible Treasure Hunt – X Marks the Spot! | Kindergarten – 3rd Grade | Taylor Easttom
Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? Seeking adventure, digging up a treasure, gaining your fortune? The Bible shows us that the greatest treasure we can ever unearth is what comes from seeking God and his kingdom.
Tweens | 4th – 6th Grades | Sheila Stinnett and Taylor Easttom
This class will give them skills in forming proactive relationships, resolving problems, building self-esteem, and facilitating a positive attitude. This course will combine the tools and knowledge of psychology and sociology with Wesleyan theological and biblical studies to equip students to face everyday challenges using games, activities, and Bible stories.
Sheila Stinnett is the Executive Director of Edmond Family Counseling. She holds two master’s degrees from Oklahoma City University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is the co-author of A Spotlight on School Counselor Interventions: It’s Not Just About School Schedules, which is required reading for several counceling programs. Sheila has previously worked as a school counselor in Edmond Public Schools and has an extensive background working with students in the Edmond community.
Jr. High Youth | 7th and 8th Grades | Lori Cook and Jeremy Biggs
Middle School can be so much fun for some, and so difficult for others. Who are we? What is our identity? Where do we fit in at school or with our friends? Why do we believe what we believe? We’ll be talking about this and so much more on Wednesdays as we build new friendships, have fun, and grow in our faith together.
High School Youth | 9th – 12th Grades | Evan Nicklas and Jeremy Biggs
High School is a critical time in our lives and faith journeys. We begin to search for deeper answers to life’s difficult questions. We want to find meaning, purpose, and lasting relationships. Join us on Wednesday nights as we explore some of these big questions and learn what scripture has to say about finding meaning and purpose in our lives.