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Services Available at Gethsemane

CCSC Emergency Services and Community Garden

St. Luke's partners with CCSC (Christian Community Service Center) to meet the physical needs of persons in our community. The CCSC Gethsemane Food Pantry began operating in August 2008 and has expanded its services to meet emergency food, utility, and rent needs. We provide services to residents of the 77031, 77036, 77072 and 77074 zip codes. Each individual/family is provided with a 5 day supply of food containing nutritionally balanced items. Special needs are met for clients who are homeless.

Clients are also referred to other agencies for long term assistance and needs, including free or low-cost medical clinics, financial help, free or low-cost clothing, and more.

CCSC Emergency Services Hours of Operation
  • Monday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CCSC also manages a community garden on the Gethsemane campus which provides fresh produce to clients. Volunteers plant, prune, and harvest in the garden, and then uses the food to stock the food pantry. For more information about CCSC, Emergency Services at Gethsemane, and the community garden, please visit ccsc.org. 

reVision Services for Youth

reVision is a non-profit ministry to kids on the edge. Originally founded as an alternative community to youth coming out of gangs, reVision has expanded its mission so it may "leverage the power of community by connecting kids on the edge with mentors, positive peers, and life-changing resources." reVision's staff offices are located on the Gethsemane campus. Youth in the reVision program also meet on campus to connect with mentors and gather in non-violent community.

For more information about reVision, especially if you want to volunteer and/or donate, please visit houstonrevision.org

GED and ESL class through Houston Center for Literacy

St. Luke's partners with the Houston Center for Literacy (HCL) to provide GED and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. At present, around 100 students are meeting in Gethsemane classrooms to learn from HCL teachers. Anyone interested in earning a GED (equivalent to a high school diploma) or learning English as a Second language is encouraged to visit houread.org and sign up.

Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 1:00pm.


KIDS HOPE is a national organization dedicated to mentoring elementary school students in public schools. St. Luke's proudly operates a chapter of KIDS HOPE through both campuses. The Gethsemane Campus provides mentors for Sutton Elementary School, located close to campus and always in need of mentors. Mentors spend one hour each week with one child to encourage the student, serve as a positive role model, and help with schoolwork. 

If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please email Marci Pampe, KIDS HOPE Director for Sutton Elementary, at .

Outreach Staff Members

Name: Alice King
Ministry: Outreach, Move in Ministry
Campus: Westheimer, Gethsemane
Phone: 713-402-5067

Name: Karen McCarver
Ministry: Outreach, Move in Ministry
Campus: Westheimer, Gethsemane
Phone: 713-402-5152

Name: Billy McMahon
Ministry: Outreach
Campus: Westheimer, Gethsemane
Phone: 719-402-5034

Name: Marci Pampe
Ministry: Outreach, Move in Ministry
Campus: Westheimer, Gethsemane
Phone: 713-357-4466

Name: Erica Stark
Ministry: Administration, Outreach, Move in Ministry
Campus: Westheimer, Gethsemane
Phone: 713-357-4471

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