The spring session of Wednesday Night Alive with classes for children, youth and adults begin on Wednesday, January 17 and continues through March 21.
Dinner is served in the Christian Life Center. The Cost is $5 for Adults free for Children 12 and under. Please pay for your meal in the Gallery before going to the CLC. Dinner: 5:15 p.m. Classes: 6:30 p.m.
Below is the list of the classes and descriptions. Please register for the class you would like to attend by filling out the registration form online or at the Welcome Center. *Books available in Threefold
10 of the Best Known Bible Stories
(and what you might not know about them!) Dr. Bob Long and Rev. Wendy Lambert Sanctuary, Online Campus, or Edmond Campus
This Bible Study will look at some of the most familiar stories in a new light. We’ll look at people like Moses, David, Peter, Jesus – and more! Join Bob and Wendy for an in-depth look at some of your favorite Bible passages! Dr. Long is the Senior Pastor of St. Luke’s, and Rev. Lambert is the Senior Executive Pastor. Together they have co-taught WNA classes for over 10 years. Their unique back-and-forth teaching style keeps everyone engaged.
Extraordinary, Ordinary Lives Rev. Phil Greenwald | Room 202
Each week we will study one of the characters recorded in the Bible. These women and men are examples of humility, endurance, generosity, hospitality, wisdom, and more. Their strengths – and weaknesses – inspire us to live a godly life. The goal of this class is to encourage each participant to reflect on the characteristics that define our lives with the hope of drawing closer to God and living as an example of God’s love.
Phil studied psychology at Messiah College in Grantham, PA and attended seminary at both Perkins School of Theology at SMU and Asbury Seminary. He worked in United Methodist Churches in Tulsa and Duncan before coming to St. Luke’s in 2006. He is active in Rotary, serves on the New Faith Communities Board for the Oklahoma Annual Conference and is a board member of Light Up the Dark. Phil is married to Stephanie and they have two children, Kalli and Tori. Phil enjoys golf, reading, traveling and cheering on our Oklahoma sports teams!
The Faithful Family Rev. Keith and Aimee King | Room 205
Our faith is practiced, strengthened, and passed on at home. Our faith impacts our marriages, our children, our work, and our families. Join Keith and Aimee King as we seek to strengthen our homes and learn more what it means to be a God-centered home that grows faithful families. This class will have fun as we look to improve marriages, develop intentional parenting, and explore what it means to have a deliberate commitment to grow in our faith at home.
Rev. King is a native of Lawton and a graduate of Cameron University. He has been happily married to his wife Aimee, for 16 years. Aimee also graduated from Cameron University and an elementary school teacher. They have three daughters, Ella Kate, Mary Beth and Molly Anne. Keith and Aimee enjoy spending time together with their family. When they are not at church or school events, dance recitals, and softball games, their family enjoys fishing together, watching movies, and serving together at church.
Grandparenting on Purpose Rev. Chris and Pricilla Tiger | Room 201
This class will focus on how to be an intentional Christian grandparent. Research reveals grandparents have a large influence on the faith of children, second only to parents. Our class will look at how we can pass our Christian faith on to our grandchildren. We will learn how to bless our grandchildren, how to pray for them and with them and how to create a legacy in our family. Being a grandparent is a fun and wonderful opportunity to have an influence on our youngest family members.
Priscilla and Chris Tiger, Mama Tiger and Papa as their grandkids call them, have recently attended the Legacy Grandparenting Summit and are excited about the journey of grandparenting. They have two adult children (including Amy Givens, the Director of Youth Ministries at St. Luke’s) and 4 grandchildren (ages 5-8). Chris is also a United Methodist minister and serves as the Director of New Faith Communities for the Oklahoma Conference. Priscilla is a dietitian and serves as the eWIC Operations Manager for the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Young Adults Community Group* Group Led | Room 200
If you are in your 20s or 30s and have been looking for a group to connect with at St. Luke’s, the Young Adults Community Group is a great place to be. This established group invites you to begin the study, Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist, during Wednesday Night Alive session. Come and explore what it means to live a simple and soulful way of life in a culture that seems to value business and achievement over connection and relationship.
Grief Class | Starts at 4 p.m. Marla Mercer Cole, LPC | Vaught Chapel Room 106
If you have experienced the death of a loved one, grief is the normal and natural response to loss. This class will cover several facets of grief, as it affects us physically, mentally, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. There are opportunities to share as participants wish, but sharing is on a voluntary basis.
Marla Mercer Cole, MS, LPC, is a Certified Grief Specialist, has a passion for walking alongside families after a loss, recognizing that while no one can walk that path for another, no one should walk it alone. She brings compassion and empathy in addition to training and professional skills.
SKILLS FOR LIFE
Yoga for Everyone Tisha Tate | Fellowship Hall
This all-levels yoga class is designed for everyone’s body. Let’s peel back the layers of tension, stress, and anxiety together. As one of the wise sages of yoga says, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga!” Be sure to bring a yoga mat if you have one!
Tisha is a speaker and teacher who creates space for people to slow down, let go, and “come home” to themselves through breath, movement, and inspiration. She brings her inclusive philosophy of “yoga for everyone and every body” to her public yoga classes and busy private practice.
Latin Dancing C.J. Co | Parlor
Learn some of the most popular Latin American and Afro-Caribbean social dances at St. Luke’s! This class is a wonderful way for couples (married, dating, or friends) to form stronger relationships because of the self-awareness, empathy, and authentic connection required by “partner dancing.” Open to singles and couples. Athletic shoes recommended.
C.J. Garcia Co has been teaching Latin Dance since 1998. He is the founder of the annual Oklahoma State University “Salsa Ball,” and also started Bridges of Latin Dance (BOLD) at St. Luke’s as a way to share the joy of Latin dance, music, and culture with our family of faith.
Painting Cindy Mason – Resident Artist | Room 130
This unique class will provide you with an evening of fun, relaxation, and creativity. You will create a variety of paintings over the course of Wednesday Night Alive. The cost is $40 a person, all materials provided.
Cindy Mason is a self-taught watercolor and acrylic painter who has studied with a number of notable artists in Oklahoma and Dallas. Her work has shown in regional exhibitions, group shows, traveling shows, festivals, and is included in private collections.
Knitting and Needlepoint – Knit one, Give Two Group Led | Gallery Learn the art of knitting and needlepoint in order to help minister to one another, the church, and community. You will learn to create prayer shawls, kneelers, and communion cushions to beautify St. Luke’s.
Tai Chi Al Frejo | Room B122
The ancient art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to help reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles, and improve health. It is purported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management attributed to Tai Chi training, it is sometimes described as “meditation in motion” as it promotes serenity through gentle movements that connect the mind and body. It is a noncompetitive, self-paced, gentle, physical, stretching, exercise. In general, Tai Chi does not require a uniform, but both traditional and modern teachers often advocate loose, comfortable clothing, and flat-soled shoes or socks.
FJ 101: an Online Experience Beth Armstrong | Online at stlukesokc.org/FJ101
Have you wanted to deepen your faith, but didn’t know where to start? You can start with Faith Journey 101, a 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 on staff at St. Luke’s for more than three years and has taught the Faith Journey 101 class for several semesters. In her current role as the Director of Adult Discipleship, she helps connect members to various classes and programs in the church to deepen their faith. More Info
Nursery (birth through 2-year-olds) |Room 100
Nursery (3 and 4 year-olds) | Room 116
Repetition, toys, and organized playtime allow the energetic little ones to grasp important biblical concepts in a way that holds their attention.
Elementary (Kindergarten through 5th grade) | Room 210
In this Wednesday Night Alive kid’s program, they will learn how to express themselves in God’s way. Kids will learn Bible lessons about how they can express the different emotions God gave them in a good way through fun emoji themed lessons. Emojis are a fun way to quickly express our emotions with others. The Bible teaches us that our emotions are a gift from God, that He has a purpose for all of them, and that we can express them in a good way.
YOUTH 6 – 12th Grade
Amy Givens – Director of Youth Ministry (405) 609-1027 ● firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Worship & LYFE Groups | Room 216
The youth will have worship starting at 6:15 in the Youth Room followed by small groups called LYFE Groups (Living Your Faith Everyday). These groups are divided into middle school boys, middle school girls, high school boys, and high school girls. Each LYFE Group will have time for study, discussion, and prayer to help students grow in their faith journey and learn how to live their faith in their daily lives.
Robert Fasol – Organist and Choirmaster (405) 609-1007 ● email@example.com
Chancel Choir | Choir Room All adult singers are encouraged to be a part of the Chancel Choir. We sing every Sunday at the 10:50 a.m. Traditional service. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cantate | Choir Room
We are an ensemble of advanced singers who sing in the 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Traditional services once a month. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month, 10 a.m. – noon.
Bells of St. Luke’s | Bell Room
Bell choir for adults, college age and older. We ring at the 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Traditional worship services once a month. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.