Care & Nurture Ministries
|Our St. Luke’s Care & Nurture Ministries provide love and support during the joys and trials of life through group programs and individual ministries. Listed here are the ministries where you can find support or volunteer to assist others with the support that they need.
If you are facing a challenge, have any questions, or want to serve as a volunteer, please call Carol Crowley at 407-876-4991, ext 262 or Dr. David Stephens, Minister of Nurture and Growth at 407-876-4991, ext. 233.
In case of an emergency involving the death of a loved one or a hospitalization, call 407-468-9418.
Click Here to Submit a Prayer Request Online.
|St. Luke's Care & Nurture Ministries
|Divorce Recovery Ministry |
- Provides support to anyone at any stage of divorce
- Helps the individual/family understand the stages and challenges of divorce
|Buddy Break |
- BuddyBreak is for children with special needs ages 3 years - 16 years and their siblings ages 4 years through fifth grade.
- Provides free on-site respite care once a month in partnership with St. Luke's and Nathaniel's Hope to bring hope and encouragement to families that have children with special needs ages 3 to 16 and their siblings up through the 5th grade.
- For volunteer information or to register a child click here.
|Canine Crusaders Ministry |
- Visits nursing homes and medical facilities as a dog/owner team
- Conducts yearly a 12-week training program for therapy dogs with certificates upon successful completion
- Recruits participants from the community at large
- Requires a one year commitment
|Care and Nurture Ministries |
- Send cards to those hospitalized and to bereaved families
- Arrange communion for shut-ins
- Places flowers in the sanctuary on Sundays in honor or in memory of loved ones
- Places Care Notes and Upper Room devotional guides in information racks on campus
- Creates and place a weekly printed list of individuals' prayer requests in information racks on campus
|Grief Recovery Ministry |
- Allows the person to rediscover hope in life, process the emotions of loss, accept the changes that loss brings, release the adverse effects of grief and loss, and learn to trust in the goodness of life anew.
|Hearts to Hands Ministry |
- Knits and crochets prayer shawls, newborn and preemie hats and blankets, and prayer squares.
- You don't have to be experienced in knitting or crocheting, just have a willingness to learn and an eagerness to create.
- Monthly meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in the Special Events Dining Room in Building C to collect, bless and distribute completed items.
|Helping Hands Ministry |
- Provides a reception for bereaved families and friends following a funeral or memorial service held at St. Luke's
|In Home Care Ministry |
- Provides care and support for families and individuals in crisis
- Provides meals and transportation as requested through a team of volunteers
|Military Service Support |
- Provides emotional and spiritual support for those from our congregation or their family members who choose to serve in the United States military
- Offers prayers, emails and notes of encouragement, and care packages to those stationed throughout the world
|Opening Doors Ministry (Special Needs) |
- Promotes opportunities for full participation in worship and programs for persons with special needs
- Is dedicated to making the church campus and programs safe and accessible to all
- Hosts a monthly day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers and
participants are welcome. Opening Doors Ministry Flyer
|Prayer Ministry |
- Prays in the chapel on Sundays between and during worship services
- Receives prayer requests submitted on the church website (see form below)
- Prays in the chapel on Monday mornings for those on the prayer list and submitted prayer requests
|Stephen Ministers |
- Are children of God who walk beside a hurting person
- Are caring Christians who really listen and provide confidential one on one support
- Helps meet the needs of those who are facing illness, loneliness, bereavement, job or spiritual crisis, etc.
- Performs hospital visitations
- Serves communion
- Receives extensive training in how to provide distinctively Christian care
- Meeting time is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm in Building C Room 205/207.
The St. Luke's Community Counseling Center also offers several Support Groups.
For more information contact Carol Crowley (407 876-4991 x. 262)
Care and Nurture Mission Statement
As we affirm faith in God through our ministries, we claim a sacred place where Christ's love unites us with compassion and the caring of others.
In order to make the love of Christ a real presence in the life of each person we reach within our faith community, our ministries:
- Extends support during the trials of life and celebrate the joys
- Leads persons to resources appropriate to their needs
- Creates and maintain innovative programs to minister spiritually, emotionally, and physically
- Encourages all to explore and maximize their individual spiritual gifts for the work of the church and to the glory of God.