What to Expect

Welcome to St. Luke’s Indy!

We are an open, inclusive, anti-racist community of Christians helping people find and give hope through Jesus Christ - regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or socioeconomic background. We’d love for you to join us for services online or in-person:

  • Traditional Service | Sundays @ 9:30AM
  • Contemporary Service | Sundays @ 9:30AM & 11AM
  • Online | Sundays @ 9:30AM & 11AM

We're excited to see you at St. Luke's! To make things even easier when you arrive with your kiddos, you can preregister here.  

Church In-Person

Traditional Service: Sunday at 9:30AM

Traditional worship features diverse music from St. Luke's 85+ member choir, the St. Luke's orchestra, organ and piano, numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles, handbells, hymns, and liturgy. Senior Pastor Rob Fuquay and the pastoral staff at St. Luke's offer messages that are biblical, relevant, and hopeful. 

Contemporary Service: Sunday at 9:30 & 11AM

The contemporary service is filled with modern worship music. This intergenerational and engaging service is backed with a strong, biblical, relevant message from Senior Pastor Rob Fuquay and the pastoral staff at St. Luke’s.

Church Online

Traditional & Contemporary Services: Sunday at 9:30AM & 11AM

Welcome to St. Luke’s online! Each week, over 3,000 people join online to worship together at one of our two service formats: traditional service and contemporary service. While unique in their offerings, what you’ll receive from each is a tailor-fit experience that aligns with what you’re looking for. Check us out on stlukesumc.com/live or on Facebook and YouTube


Before You Arrive

If you are planning a visit to St. Luke's, feel free to call ahead: 317-846-3404 x308 or complete the preregistration form and arrange for a member of our New Here team to meet you, answer any questions you might have, or if you like, even attend service with you. Do you have questions before you even walk in our door for the first time? Take a look at some of our answers below.

The main parking lot can be easily accessed off of 86th Street. There is a special parking area for guests at St. Luke's (please turn on your flashers and you will be directed to the guest parking). Additionally, there is also a handicapped parking lot. If you happen to have to park far from the church entries, look for a golf cart to give you door to door service!

If you'll be attending Traditional Worship, we suggest entering through Door 1, and for Contemporary Worship enter through Doors 6 or 7. If you're parking in the handicap lot, Door 4 is the easiest entry point. For families with young children, we suggest entering through Door 16 to check-in for Kids Church.

Our Kids' Ministry partners with parents to raise children who trust God with their hearts, and follow Jesus with their lives. When you arrive at church, you'll go to Door 16 to get your kids checked into services. From there, you'll take your infant-PreK kids directly to their rooms and K-4th graders will go to "big church" with their parents for the first 10 minutes and then be led, by volunteers, into Great Hall for a lesson, worship, and crafts.

Student Ministries (5th through 12th grades) will continue their in-person programming to coincide with in-person worship services. Contact Heather Kenison with questions.

Attending a small group, class, or Bible study is the first step to making a large church smaller. A small group is an ideal place for cultivating these relationships! If you have more questions, you can stop at the Connection Center outside of the worship space.

Yes! The Special Needs Ministry is designed to meet the unique needs of EVERY person from birth to adulthood. We focus on their abilities, rather than disabilities. Every person is uniquely designed by God and it is our goal to help them understand God’s purpose and plan for their lives. Contact Crystal Hensley, our Director of Special Needs Ministry, for more information and to give us a little bit more information about your child's/adult's needs.

Yes! We are one of the few open churches in the area. This means that we affirm the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary persons (LGBTQIA+) in the church's life and ministry. There are no limitations in the level at which you can participate in our church. You will be loved here, no exceptions! 

Here’s our complete open statement:

At St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, we are an open community of Christians helping people find and give hope through Jesus Christ - regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or socioeconomic background. We work to ensure that our congregation and its leadership represent the community in which we are located. We are dedicated to including women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ as staff and in positions of leadership and decision-making.

We renounce the way religion has been used throughout history to support racism, war, discrimination, genocide, violence, and poverty, and we pledge to rid ourselves of the conscious and unconscious biases when sacred stories are used to uphold injustice. We are particularly sensitive to the issues facing our brothers and sisters of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, both within the United Methodist Church and in the general society. We pledge to be leaders in eradicating racism and discrimination. You are invited to join us. 

If you are visiting, we won't ask you to give a dime. We won't make you wear a visitor badge or ask you to stand up or do anything that could make you feel uncomfortable. We want you to remain as anonymous as you want to, but we encourage you to visit our church over several weeks to see what's going on at St. Luke's. Our sign-in process is all digital and we'd love to have your contact information so that we can follow-up with you after your visit via text.