St.Luke's Episcopal Church
Blue Ridge, Georgia

Current and Upcoming Events at St. Luke's


ECW Christmas Bazaar Workshop - Wednesdays

      Christmas Bazaar workshops will be held every Wednesday through November 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The workshops will be held in Thomason Hall Yellow Room.

Georgia Anglican Men's Conference - Oct. 13-15

      Registration has begun for the 6th annual Georgia Anglican Men's Conference set for October 13-15 at St. Luke's Church, Blue Ridge. This year's theme is "Christianity; What's in it for me?" Registration forms are located in the Narthex of the church and on St. Luke's web page.

This year's event will include a "Bishop's Dinner" open to all. Following the dinner, the Rt. Rev. Dr. William W. Millsaps will speak on "The Persecuted Church: An Anglican Response". Cost for the dinner is $15 per person.

For aditional information, contact: Roger Johnson, Tony McConnell, the Rev. Ron Wikander or the Rector.

30th Anniversary Celebration Picnic - Sunday, Oct. 22

      Mark your calendars and plan to attend St. Luke's 30th Anniversary Celebration Picnic on Sunday, October 22, immediately following the 10 AM Worship Service at the Parish House Pavilion. The Vestry has designated this "blue jeans Sunday" so wear picnic casual clothing to church if you wish. The luncheon menu will include: grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments, chips, drinks, homemade sides, salads and desserts. Fun activities for kids of all ages: Field games, corn hole, croquet, old-time hymn sing, St. Luke's history slide show, etc. Bring kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc... (Presented by St. Luke's Men's Group and the ECW.)

AARP Safe Driving Course - Saturday, Nov. 18

      AARP will deliver their Safe Driving Course on Saturday, November 18, in the Yellow Room at St. Luke's from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please arrive by 8:30 to register and pay. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members, payable in cash only on the day of the course. It is advisable to being a sack lunch for the 45 minute lunch break. The facilitator is Mr. John Daniel - ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST CONTACT HIM AT 1-706-400-2755 TO PRE-REGISTER. If you require additional information, please contact Mr. Daniel at the above number.

Volunteers with Wheels

      St. Luke's Men's Group is seeking additional drivers - male or female - to assist with transporting St. Luke's parishioners to medical appointments, etc. Following a request, an appeal goes out to members of the pool who are free to volunteer for that day. For more information, please contact Joe Brandon at 706-258-7339.

Safe Choice, Items Needed

      Initiated last year, and much appreciated by the grateful recipients, the ECW will once again be accepting donations of diapers, new or gently used baby clothes, baby blankets and other baby supplies (wipes, bottles, lotion, powder etc.) for the Safe Choice Pregnancy Center in Ellijay. A basket will be placed in the Narthex for your donations.

St. Luke's Men's Group

      All St. Luke's men are members of the Group and your ideas for future projects, and service and fellowship opportunities, as well as constructive recommendations, are solicited and appreciated. Please contact Neil McDonald at for further information.

News From The Knitting Guild

      For your comfort during the service, the Knitting Guild has placed a couple of shoulder/lap wrap blankets in the "old organ" area for use during the church services when one is in need. Please use, enjoy and replace after use.

Ushers Needed

      People are needed to be ushers for the 10 a.m. service. If you would like to serve as an usher or have any questions on being an usher, please see Dewey Cates for more information.

Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

      We're looking for volunteers to make coffee and clean up on Sundays after the 10 a.m. service. If you are able to help, please sign up on the sheet provided in Thomason Hall.

North Georgia Community Action Agency - DONATIONS NEEDED

      North Georgia Community Action Agency has requested a helping hand for the needy of Fannin county. They need paper and soap products as well as canned and dry food items. Please place your donations in the narthex and the church will see that they are taken to the North Georgia Community Action Agency.

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