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Serve in the Community2018-10-30T15:15:15-05:00

We Give Ourselves Away in Generosity and Service.

St. Luke’s is an Inside-Out church that takes the good news of Jesus Christ outside our church walls to impact our city and world.

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Top 10 Opportunities to Serve This Month!

 Saturday Serve- Tree of Angels Wrap Party 
Saturday, December 8 | 9:00 a.m. | St. Luke’s UMC
On Saturday, December 8th, we will wrap over 800 gifts for the children of men in the Prison Entrepreneurship Program.  We will have 3 shifts during the day: 9:00 am – 11:00 am |  11:30 am – 1:30 pm |  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Childcare will be available for the first two shifts. For more information on this event and to register, click here! 

KIDS HOPE USA
KIDS HOPE USA is a church/school mentoring program for at risk elementary aged children. St. Luke’s provides caring, trained mentors at Sutton Elementary School and Briarmeadow Charter School. By spending just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school, children feel loved and valued and that helps them to learn, grow and succeed.   For more information or to volunteer please contact Marci Pampe or Karen McCarver

Woodshop 
Woodshop volunteers make approximately 10,000 wooden toys per year for children in need around the world.  They also custom make furniture and items for community partners, create sets and backdrops for our day school and ministries and repair items around the church as needed.  No experience is needed! Come learn, create, and fellowship with friends.  Email Madeline Beem for more info.

Tutoring Each Wednesday night, we give students time to work on homework. We strive to have adults available each week to help guide and answer questions.  If you would like to help be a tutor, please contact Meredith Davis 

JFON Justice For Our Neighbor is a local affiliate of National JFON.  With a branch at our Gethsemane campus, this United Methodist Ministry provides free high quality legal counsel for immigrants in need.  St. Luke’s Gethsemane holds a month clinic, provides meeting space for JFON Board meetings and retreats.  If you would like more information on volunteering with JFON please contact Marci Pampe

reVision works to break the cycle of isolation among the most profoundly disconnected youth, the most of whom are caught up in the juvenile justice system.  By connecting one kid at a time to caring adults, positive peers and a program that works, we offer disconnected youth the opportunity to revision hopeful pathways.

Wednesday Night Fellowship
Every Wednesday, the Gethsemane campus has dinner together. The entire community is invited. We are looking for friends to gather a group to help cook and serve dinner. For more information please contact Meredith Davis.

Kids’ Meals

Fifty Mondays each year, volunteers gather in the Wertheimer campus kitchen to make 600 sandwiches.  These are then placed in bags with other lunch components and delivered to hungry preschoolers in need through Kids’ Meals Houston.  Please contact Madeline Beem for more information on preparing sandwiches.

Mercy Closet provides gently used clothes to person in need three times a week at our Gethsemane campus.  Groups are always welcome to come help sort clothes.  Contact Meredith Davis for more info,

Harvey Rebuild have a group of friends that want to help with a Harvey Rebuild House?  Contact Madeline Beem for group dates and times!

Visit Hurricane Harvey Relief Page

Saturday Serve – Harvey Restoration

Help install drywall and insulation into homes affected by Hurricane Harvey. Location information will be sent to all volunteers the week prior. No experience necessary. All supplies provided.

November 10   December 15

The Houston Project Committee was established in 1977 to provide grants to organizations whose work enriches the quality of life in the greater Houston area. Today, the Houston Project provides not only needed funds, but volunteer support as well. Since its inception, the total amount donated by St. Luke’s through the Houston Project is $6,265,182.

2018 Grant applications will be available online March 1, 2019. For further information, contact Madeline Beem at 713-402-5064.

Houston Project Grant Eligibility and General Information

Houston Project Letter of Interest

2018 Houston Project Recipients 

Dan’s House of Hope
www.danshouseofhope.org/
Dan’s House of Hope helps young adults fighting cancer heal through community, supportive programming and home away from home services that reduce isolation, decrease financial burdens and nourish hope.

Blessings in a Backpack
https://holyspirithouston.org/bcb/
Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack, launched by the Holy Spirit Episcopal community in 2012, provides weekend food to children in the greater Houston area who are at risk of going hungry.

Senior Rides & More
www.seniorridesandmore.org
Senior Rides and More is a faith-based nonprofit whose mission is to promote senior independent living, health, and safety by providing free transportation and other services.

re:Mind
www.remindsupport.org
re:MIND (formerly known as Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston) provides free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders

Stoney Creek Ranch
www.stoneycreekranch.org
Our mission is to serve young people in ways that will allow them to come to know Christ, His role in their lives and to develop an authentic personal relationship with Him through the use of our facilities, financial resources and dedicated staff and volunteers.

Bridges to Life
www.bridgestolife.org
Bridges To Life is to minister to victims and offenders in an effort to show them the transforming power of God’s love and forgiveness.

Gigi’s Playhouse
www.gigisplayhouse.org/houston/
GiGi’s Playhouse is a unique Down syndrome organization that will provide a permanent brick and mortar location offering direct educational and therapeutic programs to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. All ages are welcome from pre-natal to adults.

A 2nd Cup
http://www.a2ndcup.com
A 2nd Cup was established in 2012 to raise awareness of human trafficking issues in Houston—and to develop resources that help create a second chance for survivors.

Breakthrough
www.breakthroughhouston.org/
Breakthrough’s mission is to prepare students who possess high academic potential, but limited educational resources, for competitive high school programs and college admission. In addition, we train talented college and high school students for careers in education.

2017 Houston Project Recipients

Mainstream Connection
www.facebook.com/The-Mainstream-Connection
Mainstream Connection works to motivate individuals into seeking a better lifestyle for themselves and for their families.  They aspire to build confidence, self-esteem, family values and better citizens for the Greater Houston Area and Harris County.

Arbor School
www.arbor.org
Children with developmental disabilities, ranging from birth to twelve years of age receive 2:1 or 1:1 intensive educational programing.  Arbor School is working to make sure every child, no matter what developmental delays, are able to reach their fullest potential.

Wellsprings Village
http://wellspringsvillage.org/ 
Wellsprings works to assist abused or homeless women with long term transitional housing and supportive services.

Crossroads        
www.crossraodsatparkplace.org
Crossroad is present to restore dignity to those who have been marginalized, forgotten, or ignored by society.  We equip our participants to overcome barriers to a successful re-entry into society by providing basic needs and social services such as breakfast and lunch, shower facilities, launder, hairdressing, and other personal hygiene needs as well as an opportunity for building relationships founded on love, respect and dignity which is the birthright of all people.”

His Grace Foundation
https://www.hisgracefoundation.org/
His Grace Foundation provides physical, emotional and financial support for the patients receiving care in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of Texas Children’s Hospital and their families.

Vita-Living
www.vitaliving.org
Through three core programs, group residence, centrally located day center, and case management, Vita Living offers adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) long-term comprehensive care and support..

Newspring
www.newspringcenter.org
Newspring is a faith-based non-profit dedicated to making positive social and economic impact through a visual arts programs for high school and college students in Spring Branch.

SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
www.sire-htec.org
SIRE helps improve the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship, activities, and educational outreach.

We partner with excellent organizations who are experts in their fields. By volunteering, funding and advocating through these partnerships, we empower individuals to successfully provide for themselves and their families.

St. Luke’s Outreach Community Partners

 

A 2nd Cup  http://www.a2ndcup.com
A 2nd Cup was established in 2012 to raise awareness of human trafficking issues in Houston—and to develop resources that help create a second chance for survivors.

Amazing Place  www.amazingplacehouston.org
Amazing Place provides fellowship, wellness, and memory care for adults that have mild and moderate memory loss.  Amazing Place is also present to support families, community, and caregivers.

Arbor School  www.arbor.org
For children with developmental disabilities, ranging from birth to twelve years of age. Arbor School is working to make sure every child, no matter what developmental delays, are able to reach their fullest potential.

Blessings in a Backpack  https://holyspirithouston.org/bcb/ 
Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack, launched by the Holy Spirit Episcopal community in 2012, provides weekend food to children in the greater Houston area who are at risk of going hungry.

Breakthrough  www.breakthroughhouston.org/
Breakthrough’s mission is to prepare students who possess high academic potential, but limited educational resources, for competitive high school programs and college admission.

Bridges to Life  www.bridgestolife.org
Bridges To Life is to minister to victims and offenders in an effort to show them the transforming power of God’s love and forgiveness.

CanCare  www.cancare.org
CanCare aims to replace fear with hope when it comes to a cancer diagnosis.  They strive to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

Christian Community Service Center  www.ccschouston.org
Christian Community Service Center serves the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy through food pantries, rental and utility assistance, employment programs and more.

Connect Community  www.myconnectcommunity.org
Connect Community is working to raise the quality of life for all residents in the Gethsemane area of Gulfton/Sharpstown. Founding members are KIPP Charter Schools, YMCA, Legacy Community Health and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.      

Crossroads  www.crossraodsatparkplace.org
Crossroads provides basic needs and social services such as meals, shower facilities, and laundry services as well as an opportunity for building relationships for persons in need

Dan’s House of Hope  www.danshouseofhope.org/
Dan’s House of Hope helps young adults fighting cancer heal through community, supportive programming and home away from home services that reduce isolation, decrease financial burdens and nourish hope.

Gigi’s Playhouse  www.gigisplayhouse.org/houston/
GiGi’s Playhouse is a unique Down syndrome organization that will provide a permanent brick and mortar location offering direct educational and therapeutic programs to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. All ages are welcome from pre-natal to adults.

G.O. Ministries www.gomin.org
G.O. Ministries works in the Dominican Republic and Haiti with local pastors to redeem people, renew their communities and restore creation.

His Grace Foundation  https://www.hisgracefoundation.org/
His Grace Foundation provides physical, emotional, and financial support for the patients receiving care in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of Texas Children’s Hospital and their families.

Holly Hall  www.hollyhall.org
Exceptional retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and health services.

Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston  www.imgh.org
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service. Provider of Meals on Wheels, aniMeals, and Refugee Services.

JFON  www.jfonhouston.org
JFON provides low income individuals and families with affordable, high quality immigration legal services. They train volunteers, attorneys, and communities of faith to advocate for the rights of immigrants and refugees wishing to comply with U.S. law.

Kids’ Meals       www.kidsmealsinc.org
Kids’ Meals delivers free, healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children.

KIDS HOPE USA  www.kidshopeusa.org Elementary mentoring program. Mentors spend one hour a week with a student during the school year. KHUSA builds life-changing relationships one child and one hour at a time.

Mainstream Connection  www.facebook.com/The-Mainstream-Connection
Mainstream Connection works to motivate individuals to seek a better lifestyle for themselves and for their families.

Newspring  www.newspringcenter.org
Newspring is a faith-based non-profit dedicated to making positive social and economic impact through a visual arts programs for high school and college students in Spring Branch.

Plant With Purpose  www.plantwithpurpose.org
Plant with Purpose’s faith based programs equip farming families around the world to increase farm yields, heal damaged ecosystems, improve nutrition, and increase household savings and opportunities.

Prison Entrepreneurship Program  www.pep.org
PEP works with inmates within 18 months of release through a rigorous business curriculum so they will be able to successfully reenter their communities and lead healthy, fulfilling, and productive lives.

re:Mind  www.remindsupport.org
re:MIND (formerly known as Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston) provides free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders

revision  www.houstonrevision.org
Mentoring program for disconnected youth, most of whom are caught up in the juvenile justice system

Senior Rides & More  www.seniorridesandmore.org
Senior Rides and More is a faith-based nonprofit whose mission is to promote senior independent living, health, and safety by providing free transportation and other services.

Serenity Retreat  www.serenityretreat.com
Retreat center focusing on transformational prayer

SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship  www.sire-htec.org
SIRE helps improve the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship, activities, and educational outreach.

Stoney Creek Ranch  www.stoneycreekranch.org
Our mission is to serve young people in ways that will allow them to come to know Christ, His role in their lives and to develop an authentic personal relationship with Him through the use of our facilities, financial resources and dedicated staff and volunteers.

Vita-Living  www.vitaliving.org
Through three core programs, group residence, centrally located day center, and case management, Vita Living offers adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) long-term comprehensive care and support..

Wellsprings Village  http://wellspringsvillage.org/
Wellsprings works to assist abused or homeless women with long term transitional housing and supportive services.

Wesley Community Center  http://www.wesleyhousehouston.org/
Wesley Community Center invests in the potential of individuals and creates opportunities that strengthen families and build neighborhoods.

Woodshop
St. Luke’s woodshop makes 10,000+ wooden toys per year for at-risk children around the world. In addition, woodshoppers repair and build items for our church as well as our community partners.

WorkFaith Connection www.workfaithconnection.org
WorkFaith Connections works to help people build a new life through work and faith.  This Chris-centered organization equip individuals with skills to gain employment and lead healthy, productive and spiritual rich lives.

ZOE Helps  www.wearezoe.org 
ZOE reaches out in love to all vulnerable children and those wishing to partner with them, regardless of their beliefs, so they may experience the love of God with physical, social, psychological, and spiritual healing.

Putting faith to work in love

AniMeals

Beans and Rice

Outreach Staff

Alice King
Alice King
Director of Outreach
Meredith Davis
Meredith Davis
Local Ministry
Madeline Beem
Outreach Assistant
Marci Pampe
Marci Pampe
Director Kids HOPE USA Sutton
Karen McCarver
Karen McCarver
Director Kids HOPE USA Briarmeadow & Contribution Specialist