St. Luke Lutheran Church Portland Oregon Serve

St. Luke is a place to serve

St. Luke is deeply invested in meeting needs in our local community, the greater Portland area and worldwide.

We spend countless volunteer hours and a significant portion of our offerings on those in need beyond our doors. We support agencies and programs that meet the criteria of our Social Concerns guidelines.

  • We support shelters for abused & homeless.
  • We feed the hungry throughout the city and state supporting food banks and through our own Community Food Box.
  • We support congregations and agencies and their ministries to serve those in the inner city, migrant farm workers, Native Americans and those with mental and physical challenges.
  • We support and participate in programs and agencies that assist the oppressed and maligned, and educate the congregation about these issues.
  • We create and ship quilts locally and internationally.
  • We welcome and support refugee families.

Social Concerns Mission Statement

In celebration of God’s redemptive love and as a practical expression of the Biblical call to witness through faithful stewardship and commit¬ted service, the Social Concerns Committee will identify and respond to community needs; evaluate significant issues; stimulate personal involvement in educational, advocacy, and volunteer opportunities; provide leadership as a catalyst for change; and distribute benevolence dollars entrusted to its care in accordance with established guidelines.

See a comprehensive list of the programs we are supporting >>

Guidelines for Giving

The Social Concerns Committee is charged with allocating local benevolence dollars and facilitating meaningful volunteer opportunities for congregation members. Below is a statement of our guidelines for giving.

Download and view our giving guidelines (PDF) >>

Social Concerns Staff

Judy Willis
Service and Youth Coordinator
Phone extension: 113
Email Judy >>

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