Inspired by one of our youngest St. Lukers who sent us his gift to Jesus, this Advent season we want to offer St. Lukers of ANY age a chance offer their present to God for the gift of the Presence of Jesus at Christmas.
Pick up a red Advent Offering gift box during on-campus worship on Sundays at 11:15 a.m., during outdoor Family Advent Worship on Sundays at 4:00 p.m., or at the church office. Each week add your coins, bills, or checks as an extra Celebration Offering to help St. Luke’s finish 2020 strong. Pick up a box for each member of the family! Consider what you might give a loved one as a present this Christmas, and how much more you would want to give as a present to Jesus to celebrate all He offers us in His love.
Click the accordions below to learn more about what your Offering can do this year through St. Luke’s Operating Budget and our Restoring Hope initiative. Make sure and write “Restoring Hope” or “Operating Budget” on your box to help our finance team allocate your gift to the right fund.
Bring your filled gift boxes back to St. Luke’s by Sunday, December 20 to on-campus worship, or drop them off at the church office.
Your celebration offering restores hope for families facing homelessness and job loss, and children who don’t know where their next meal will come from.
The PROMISE of hope:
|$150||gives a family access to secondhand furniture|
|$350||connects utility services for a family|
|$1,500||covers rent for one month|
|$5,000||moves a family out of a motel and into their
The COMFORT of a warm meal:
|$45||buys non-perishable protein-rich food items for
4 days for a family of 4
|$70||provides a Bag of Grace for a family of 4|
|$350||sponsors an interactive and fun healthy
cooking class for 20 food insecure youth
|$3,000||sponsors a year of non-perishable food items
and healthy snacks to high school students
The HEALING power of stability:
|$40||changes car oil for a low-income car owner|
|$150||refurbishes a used laptop for virtual connection|
|$1,500||closes the transportation gap for a family
without a car
|$3,000||compensates youth farmers from difficult
backgrounds to work on St. Luke’s micro farm
The PRESENCE to thrive:
|$120||sponsors entrepreneurship class for a low-income
|$2,500||sponsors 60 adult students in 12-week Jobs
|$5,000||starts a micro farm in a low-income community|
|$25,000||starts an 18-month Circles program for 15
adults and youth
How to give:
- Tap “Give” on the homescreen of the app or click on the Give link below and select “Restoring Hope” from the dropdown menu
- Note “Restoring Hope” in the memo line of your check, and drop it off at the church office.
The “Restoring Hope” initiative is part of the St. Luke’s 2020+ Vision
St. Luke’s Operating Budget
Your consistent percentage giving and tithes ensures the continued operation of vital facilities and ministries through the St. Luke’s Operating Budget.
The PROMISE of ministry stability:
|$280||pays for one day of property/liability insurance coverage|
|$1,400||cleans the entire campus for one week|
|$2,160||pays for toilet paper for one year (a precious resource these days)|
|$12,500||pays for one month of electricity/gas for the entire campus|
The COMFORT of connection:
|$20||pays for a subscription for one Zoom room to facilitate an online class/support groups|
|$180||pays for 12 adults to attend one GriefShare cycle|
|$800||covers the cost of one funeral for a loved one|
|$3,650||staffs one week of tech support for online worship|
The HEALING of discipleship:
|$50||provides two kindergarteners with new Bibles|
|$150||purchases curriculum for one spiritual formation class|
|$1,500||buys a laptop for a ministry staff member|
|$8,000||provides Sunday School curriculum for infants-5th grade for one year|
The PRESENCE of Christ’s love:
|$25||sponsors one family to attend a socially-distant St. Luke’s event/gathering|
|$550||covers registration for a community event booth for St. Luke’s to meet our neighbors|
|$1,000||pays for congregational assistance with bills, counseling, scholarship, or life help|
|Priceless||Worship that transforms the soul|
Give your gift in worship, in the church office, tap “Give” on the homescreen of the app, or click on the Give link below and select “Operating Budget” from the dropdown menu.