Our Congregational Ministries
Key programs which St. Luke's hosts or coordinates:
Church Life Ministries
(Check calendar or call church office for information on times)
Soup & Study
Scouts - St. Luke's Troop 54 includes Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts
Truly a shining star in our ministries!
St. Luke's began this ministry over 19 years ago. On the third Saturday of each month, mentally ill friends gather for lunch and social encouragement. Those attending have to have a referral.
Room in the Inn
St. Luke's has been involved in this program for the homeless for more than 20 years. The program is administered by the Urban Ministry Center, and St. Luke's participates on Sunday nights during December, January, February and March. St. Luke's provides for 12 neighbors, a safe place to sleep, a meal, and an opportunity to shower and to have their laundry done.
Mission Possible is a prison newsletter ministry. Some support for this outreach comes from Men in Mission.
Loaves & Fishes
This ministry is supported by regional churches and businesses. They provide thousands of meals each year to people in need. St. Luke's houses their administrative offices and encourages donations throughout the year.
St. Luke's participates in this October event to raise money to fight hunger locally and worldwide. Money raised in Charlotte is divided among Loaves & Fishes, Crisis Assistance Ministry, and Second Harvest Food Bank.
Habitat for Humanity
In 2009 Lutheran Churches in Charlotte built two houses for Habitat. Donations and direct participation were encouraged. Approximately 30 people worked on this project
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
Church members take an ornament (with a gift request) from the tree and return the gift to be distributed to people who might not otherwise be remembered at Christmas
Offering of the Coats
Each fall, St. Luke's has an Offering of the coats. New or gently used coats are presented as offerings and distributed to those who need them.
St. Luke's encourages members to donate blood and has designated weekend which serve as reminders.
Samaritan House serves homeless people who have just been released from the hospital. St. Luke's collects paper goods to help with this ministry.
School Supplies for Savannah Woods
In the late summer, school supplies are collected for and distributed to the school- age residents of Savannah Woods.
St. Luke's Cloggers
The Cloggers have been in existence since 1980. They practice at St. Luke's and perform at nursing homes and for other groups.
The Suzanne Fund provides assistance for those members seeking mental health counseling.
Many other outreach ministries are accomplished by our Women's Circles (3) and Men in Mission. Through their various projects, support is given on a local and international level. Examples include Crisis Assistance Ministry, Second Harvest Food Bank, Lutheran Family Services Group Homes, St. Luke's Men in Mission Orphanage in India, A Child's Place, local schools, Operation Christmas Child, etc. Where there's a need, St. Luke's members are willing to serve
Groups which meet at St. Luke's