Variety is a key word to describe Community Ministries at St. Luke's. Many outreach opportunities do not require long-term commitments. Involvement can be in the form of time or contributions of goods or money, such as with the monthly Fill the Baskets ministry. Other ministries involve longer-term commitments to individuals, such as the recently completed “I Have a Dream” project. Some are seasonal, such as the Refugee Resettlement Ministry, and others are year-round, such as Standing Together, which is a ministry of presence of parishioners who support individuals who are homeless in their goal toward self-sufficiency.
All are engaged with individuals in need, and all come with the potential of transformation for the parishioner as well as the individual served. Likewise, coming from the work of our most recent strategic plan, several ministries reflect parishioners’ desire to be a “voice” and advocate for the poor, to strive for social justice, and to seek peace in the life of the Atlanta community and the world.
At St. Luke’s, many parishioners are involved in a variety of community ministries as we strive to live out our faith as articulated in the Baptismal Covenant: “to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.”
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40