The spring session of Wednesday Night Alive with classes for children, youth and adults.
Classes begin on Wednesday, January 18 and continues through March 28.
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.
Re-forming Our Faith Through the Reformation Dr. Bob Long and Rev. Wendy Lambert | Sanctuary
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his “Ninety-Five Theses” on the door to the church in Wittenberg. It was one of the early beginnings of the Reformation movement. But, the Reformation had many different pathways from the German branch led by Luther to the Swiss branch led by John Calvin to the English Reformation influenced by the actions of King Henry VIII and his successors. Each branch affected how we practice our faith and understand the Bible today and gave way to the denominations such as the Lutherans, Baptists, Presbyterians, and Methodists among many others. Join Dr. Long and Rev. Lambert as they discuss how we have a better connection to God and interpretation of Scripture because of our spiritual ancestors in the Reformation. WATCH THE VIDEO
The Religious World Rev. Keith King | Room 205
Across the world, humanity seeks to connect with the divine. Humanity looks for explanations on why the world exists and what our purpose is on earth. There are over 4,000 known religions in the world. This class will explore some of the major religions of the world and discover how a greater knowledge of other faiths can help Christians grow deeper in their knowledge and faith in God. Join us as we explore the religious world.
Keith is a native of Lawton, Oklahoma and a graduate of Cameron University with a B.S. in Psychology and a Masters in Divinity from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. Keith and his wife, Aimee, have been married for 15 years and are parents to daughters Ella Kate, Mary Beth, and Molly Anne. Keith treasures spending time with his family, sports, music, and has a passion for missions. As a lifelong Methodist, he has served the church in many capacities, including music leader, youth ministry, and discipleship.
@stickyJesus: How to Live Out Your Faith Online Rev. Connie Barnett | Room 208
It’s a challenge to live out your faith in the thriving world of the internet and it requires a combination of teaching, growing, and nurturing. This class will guide Christ followers and equip them to be effective online in their circles of influence. How can we make the message of Jesus “stick” online? It’s about love in action, giving practical advice about how to change a world while being “in” it and not “of” it.
Connie has been a member of St Luke’s for 10 years and has been a volunteer in many ministries.She works at the UMC Conference office and in September of 2016, received her Local Pastor license.She currently is the Pastor at St Luke’s Asbury Campus.Connie is married to Dennis and they have two daughters and one grandson.
Room for the Holy Spirit Rev. Elizabeth Horton-Ware | Room 200
Deepen your understanding and relationship with the Holy Spirit through a study of Scripture and theology. We also will be learning about tools to help us grow in our Christian faith by intentionally inviting the Spirit to help.
Elizabeth is the Director of Religious Life at Oklahoma City University. Her time in ministry has included youth ministry, local church pastor, and campus ministry. She is married to Eric Ware, and they have a 4-year old daughter, Sadie.
Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes: A Cultural Study of I Corinthians Rev. David Severe | Room 206 In this 10-week study, we will look at I Corinthians as interpreted by Dr. Kenneth E. Bailey. Dr. Bailey spent most of his adult life teaching in the Middle East, from Beirut to Egypt to Jerusalem. He discovered that one cannot adequately understand this Letter of Paul without delving into the cultural influences that underlie the times in which it was written. Paul had started the church in Corinth, but because of the Romans, was officially unwelcome and word had come to him that there were divisions and quarreling among the faithful. The church was falling apart. He wrote this epistle to help them think through who they are, as he urges them to reclaim the fervor of their faith. Each session will consist of a lecture, followed by lively discussion.
David is a native of Perry, OK. He graduated from OCU and Perkins School of Theology at SMU. David had 49 years of active ministry and served 11 years as UM South Central Jurisdiction Exec. Dir. He has been married to Paula for 61 years. They have two children, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit Rev. Chris Tiger | Room 204 In this class, we will use as a text Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Chilcote. The author has used the content of the 52 standard sermons of John Wesley to write beautiful prayers. We will become more familiar with these important messages to “Methodists,” which teach the important distinctiveness of the Methodist movement. In praying these prayers together, we will develop a new appreciation for the heritage we have in the United Methodist Church.
Chris is a United Methodist Pastor, currently serving as the Director of New Faith Communities for the Oklahoma Conference, which helps start new churches across Oklahoma and helps existing churches start a new campus or other faith community. He has two children, including Amy Givens, the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Luke’s. He and his wife, Priscilla, enjoy being Papa and Mama Tiger to their four grandchildren.
Disciple I: Fast Track – Bible Study for Busy Lives Bryant Quinn | Room 207 | 6:30 – 8:00
For over 30 years, Disciple Bible Study has been an important part of growing in our faith. This year we are excited to offer the newest version of Disciple Bible Study: “Disciple 1: Fast Track – Bible Study for Busy Lives.” This 24-week Bible Study looks at both the Old and the New Testament while helping each participant apply God’s Word to their daily lives. Disciple Bible Study draws on the work of scholars and pastors to help develop a foundational understanding of the Holy Scriptures. Participants in this study will complete daily readings in preparation for class. This is sure to be a challenging and inspiring time together.
Bryant has been a member of United Methodist congregations since 1990 and his wife, Norma, is an ordained elder in the UMC. He has been facilitating Sunday morning groups for the last 15 years and has taught Disciple I and III at several congregations in Texas and Oklahoma. Bryant and Norma have three children and four grandchildren, and Bryant is recently retired.
ST. LUKE’S CLASSES
Windows/History/Architecture/Symbolism of St. Luke’s Jason Johnston | Room 134
As we reach the 60th anniversary of the Downtown Sanctuary, you can join our resident historian for a look at the people, places, and things that have contributed to the great church St. Luke’s is today. Explore the architecture, history, symbolism, and priceless art glass windows that surround our place of worship.
Jason is a professional interior designer and member of St. Luke’s and Chancel Choir since 1972. He is active in the arts, non-profits, church, and community, and is the founder of the Poteet Theatre.
SKILLS FOR LIFE
Why Relationships Matter Rev. Jeremy Sanders | Room 201
As members at St. Luke’s, we promise to live out our witness in such a way that will “Share God’s Love and Bring Hope to the World.” This is so much easier with people we have relationships with. Come find out why relationships matter and how to intentionally Share God’s Love through our relationships.
Jeremy is a native of New Mexico. He earned his Bachelor of Liberal Studies from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Christian Ministries from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. Jeremy and his wife, Ashley, share four wonderful children: Rebekah, Micailah, Rachel, and Cooper. He has served United Methodist Churches for over 25 years in Northwest Texas and Oklahoma – in many different roles. Jeremy loves spending time with his family as well as many different outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing.
Grief Recovery Class Stuart Malloy | 202
One of the least acknowledged and least addressed concerns in our society is GRIEF, the normal and natural reaction to loss. Whether your loss is from the death of a loved one, divorce, end of a relationship, loss of a career, loss of health, loss of trust, loss of dreams, loss of security, or loss of a pet – this class will help resolve your loss issues and move you beyond your grief to a richer quality of life.
Stuart is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Hospice Chaplain. The book “Grief Recovery Handbook,” by Russell P. Friedman and John W. James, would be helpful to you as a class participant.
Yoga for Everyone Tisha Tate | Fellowship Hall
Research has shown that yoga can improve flexibility and build strength while calming your mind and deepening your sleep. Join Tisha Tate for this all-levels yoga class 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. Tisha’s own empowering journey is marked by losing over 100 pounds. Motivated to share the experience of feeling good with others, 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
Grow in love, kindness, and compassion for yourself and others while learning to dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Kizomba! These Latin American and Afro-Caribbean social dances are wonderful ways for couples, married, dating, or friends, to form stronger relationships because of the self-awareness, empathy, and authentic connection required by “partner dancing.” Through music and movement, these dances manifest the rich flavors, colors, sounds, emotions, and cultures from which they originate. More importantly, they connect individuals in a unique and very personal way no matter what cultural backgrounds they may have. 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, which he established in 2000. Bridges of Latin Dance (BOLD) was established at St. Luke’s in September 2016 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
Are you ready for a new experience?Join this unique evening of fun, relaxation, and creativity.You will create four paintings over the eight-week session 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, travelling shows, festivals, and is included in private collections.
Knitting and Needlepoint – Knit one, Give Two Group Led | Gallery
Join experienced crafters to learn the art of knitting and needlepoint – and minister to one another, the church, and community. You will learn to create prayer shawls, kneelers, and communion cushions to beautify St. Luke’s.
Nursery (birth through 2-year-olds) |Room 100
Wiggle Into Worship (3 and 4-year-olds) | Room 116 Wiggle Into Worship will be used to teach Biblical principles in a fun and unique way. Repetition, toys, and organized playtime allow the energetic little ones to grasp important Biblical concepts in a way that holds their attention.
How to be a Superhero (Kindergarten through 5th grade) | Room 220
Sometimes superheroes do great things. Other times it’s the little things that make them super. Big and small things add up to a life that honors God and allows us to do some super things for others. WNA will be “super-fun” for kids, who will earn DOUBLE BIBLE BUCKS. The lineup includes snacks, games, and of course…. Superheroes!!
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 6:14 p.m. in the Youth Room followed by age and gender appropriate LYFE Groups (Living Your Faith Everyday.) 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.
Salad bar every night.
Jan 18 – Brisket, smoked sausage, potato salad,
vegetables, Texas toast, cobbler and ice cream
Jan 25 – Meatloaf, chicken tenders, garlic mashed potatoes,
vegetables, rolls, brownies and ice cream
Feb 1 – Fried chicken, beef fingers, mashed potatoes & gravy,
green beans, rolls, cookies
Feb 8 – Smoked chicken, pulled pork, mini corn dogs,
roasted red potatoes, vegetables, rolls, assorted cheesecake and ice cream
Feb 15 – Pasta with marinara and Alfredo sauce, Capri veggies,
garlic bread, assorted bars and ice cream
Feb 22 – Brisket, smoked sausage, baby baked potatoes,
vegetables, Texas toast, cobbler and ice cream
Mar 1 – Fried chicken, chicken tenders,
mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, rolls, cookies
Mar 8 – Meatloaf, popcorn chicken, potato fingerlings,
vegetables, rolls, assorted cake and ice cream