Outreach and Social Concerns
Countless volunteer hours and substantial benevolence funding from offerings make “real” our congregation’s commitment to meeting the needs of those 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 through collection, preparation and
serving of food.
- 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 gather and ship quilts and clothing 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.
Guidelines for Giving
The Social Concerns Committee is charged with allocating local benevolence dollars and facilitating meaningful volunteer opportunities for congregation members.
Recently St. Luke’s Social Concerns ministries have moved away from the traditional fixed percentage of funds “off the top” for benevolence giving. A new, more “holistic” approach takes into consideration that service manifests itself in a variety of ways and that funding should follow suit.
Find out more about St. Luke’s plans to meet the needs of those within and outside of our doors by using the contact form or attending one of the regularly scheduled meetings of the Social Concerns Committee.Social Concerns Guidelines