St. Luke's is involved in advocacy work to alleviate some of the causes of suffering in our community and in other places in the world. Volunteers have written letters to elected officials, attended rallies, participated in classes on specific issues related to poverty and injustice, organized worship and interfaith events, and supported organizations with goals of eliminating poverty and hunger.
St. Luke's Involvement
Florida IMPACT www.flimpact.org/
Bread for the World www.bread.org
Environmental Task Force
The mission of St. Luke's Environmental Action Team is to respond to God's call for environmental stewardship, awareness and action at St. Luke's, the community and the world. Initial projects include; educate the church community about current environmental issues, support and publicize environmental projects and activities in St. Luke's and the near-by community and recycling.
Advocacy Education and Social Responsibility through the United Methodist Connection
Global Fair Trade
St. Luke's makes fair trade products available for its congregation and the community through the Alternative Christmas Market, now known as the Global Fair Trade Market, which happens in November or December every year. We offer opportunities to shop with justice through Ten Thousand Villages, Heifer Project International, Habitat and our own local ministries.
Ten Thousand Villages-works with over 130 artisan groups in more than 38 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East and respect.
Heifer Project International-works in 128 countries and its goal is based on the "simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief."