21 02, 2020

A Truelove Story By Amanda Sorena

2020-02-21T14:07:42-06:00February 21st, 2020|75|0 Comments

Over two years ago, The Story Houston sent over an army of people to volunteer to muck out our house after we flooded during Hurricane Harvey. From the moment the water entered our home, we knew that our lives were forever changed. At the time, we saw God at work through the people who helped us and lifted us up. But God didn’t want to just use this event to teach us about true gratitude, humbleness, and how inconsequential our material things really are. Oh no. His plans for our entire family were bigger than we ever imagined. On day [...]

11 02, 2020

This Church Will Always be Home by Jody Jackson

2020-02-11T16:33:03-06:00February 11th, 2020|75|3 Comments

There never was any doubt about what church I would attend when I graduated from the University of Texas in 1953 and came to work in Houston. While I looked for roommates and a place to live, I stayed with longtime family friend Grace Bethea (who later married Joe Ross) and her mother, Fannie. It just happened that Grace was St. Luke's Director of Christian Education at that time, so of course, it was understood that I would join this church. Grace steered me to the big room on the third floor where the church's young single's class met, and [...]

11 02, 2020

My St. Luke’s Story by Kaye LaVerne Sisk Hardy

2020-02-11T16:40:37-06:00February 11th, 2020|75|Comments Off on My St. Luke’s Story by Kaye LaVerne Sisk Hardy

I grew up in a loving Baptist family in Small-Town Texas. After college, I came to Houston and joined River Oaks Baptist Church, where I belonged to a singles Sunday School class, until I met my future husband, John. John’s parents had helped start St. Lukes when it was meeting at Lamar High School. I figured there was no way I’d make a Baptist out of him, so the next Sunday after we married, I joined St.Lukes. We joined the Friendship Class, “young” married, who were mostly graduates of the Brunchers class. (This group of singles was disbanded by Dr. [...]

30 01, 2020

From the family of Dr. James W. Moore

2020-01-30T14:29:11-06:00January 30th, 2020|75|Comments Off on From the family of Dr. James W. Moore

Dearest Friends, The James W. Moore family has been blessed, beyond measure, during the 22 years (1984-2006) that we were privileged to serve with the wonderful members and friends at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Also, it was our pleasure to be there for the delightful and meaningful 50th-year anniversary celebration.  Then just ten years later, St. Luke’s UMC got to celebrate another decade, with the lovely 60th anniversary and birthday party.  Both events were celebrated in the Fellowship Hall, which was filled with lots of love and laughter. Congratulations on your 75th anniversary!  We wish God’s abundant blessings for Houston’s beacon St. [...]

30 01, 2020

From Hiding in Corners to Coffee with the Pastor by Babs and Ed Smith

2020-01-30T14:20:34-06:00January 30th, 2020|75|Comments Off on From Hiding in Corners to Coffee with the Pastor by Babs and Ed Smith

We have had the JOY of knowing each of the senior ministers of SLUMC and each has had a positive influence on our faith journey. Our family of four joined SLUMC in the summer of 1963, having moved to Houston from Oklahoma City where we were actively involved in our small Nichols Hills Methodist Church. I recall saying to our children’s director that our logical church choice would be SLUMC, as we had bought a home on Bellmeade. I vividly recall moaning to her, “But it’s so big!”  Her comment was “the bigger the church the more corners there are [...]

28 01, 2020

My Faith Journey by Jack Browder

2020-01-28T16:42:37-06:00January 28th, 2020|75|Comments Off on My Faith Journey by Jack Browder

My faith journey is boring and uneventful compared to that of many members of St. Luke’s.  I was born a Methodist in Groesbeck with Methodist parents and Methodist grandparents and great grandparents on my father’s side.  When my parents moved the family to Pecos in west Texas during the summer after my first grade, my parents joined the First Methodist church and I and my two siblings and another sibling born in Pecos joined the church after each completed the confirmation class.  Growing up we all went to church and the children also went to Sunday School.  My parents were [...]

28 01, 2020

Some of Our Most Memorable Life Events by Carlisle Brock

2020-01-29T16:02:35-06:00January 28th, 2020|75|Comments Off on Some of Our Most Memorable Life Events by Carlisle Brock

Both my husband, Cullen, and I grew up attending the church. However, we didn’t meet until years later as he was one year ahead of me. We both received our 3rd grade Bibles and were both baptized and confirmed there. Then, in 2012, we were married at St. Luke’s and in 2017, our daughter, Genevieve, was baptized in the church. I don’t have any photos from childhood but have included photos from our wedding and our daughter’s baptism. We feel blessed that St. Luke’s been the setting of some of our most memorable and important life events and will continue [...]

28 01, 2020

We Thank God Every Night for Our Church by Pat and Jack Vaughan

2020-01-29T15:59:58-06:00January 28th, 2020|75|Comments Off on We Thank God Every Night for Our Church by Pat and Jack Vaughan

We were high school sweethearts at Lamar High School and we were married in 1968 (51 years ago) by Dr. Shamblin. We have been blessed with our two children, Jack and Meredith, and with our grandson Matthew. All three were baptized at St. Luke's and Jack and Meredith grew up attending Sunday School at St. Luke's. Our daughter was also married at St. Luke's by Rev. Ron Morris. Our son is engaged to be married at St. Luke's in November with Rev. Denham presiding. In recent years we have been blessed to lead the Christian Friends program and more recently the Gathering Room [...]

28 01, 2020

Grateful Every Day by Laurie Kereluk

2020-01-28T15:11:36-06:00January 28th, 2020|75|1 Comment

My husband, Tom, and I were married in the chapel of St. Luke’s on June 25, 1977. We met in March 1975 at a St. Patrick’s Day party shortly after I moved to Houston from my small hometown of Sidney, Ohio. The week after I moved here, I received a call from my great-aunt, Ann Castle an active member of St. Luke’s inviting me to attend church with her.  I came the following Sunday and was particularly excited after hearing the choir. I met Bob and Barbara Bennett after the service and I joined the Chancel Choir the very next [...]