St. Luke's United Methodist Church


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
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Family Promise

December 18, 2022 at Varies

Due to the health situation these past couple of years, Family Promise families have relocated from local congregations to a local hotel. As these families transition back to local organizations, from time to time, they will be staying at the Family Promise Day Center.

St. Luker’s can share their hospitality by providing the evening meal for the families during the last 2 weeks in December. To see how you can help, click on the ribbons below.

Volunteers needed-Provide Meals, December 18-24 and December 25-31

Show a bit of St. Luke’s love, by providing the evening meal for a day during the weeks of Sunday, December 18-24 and December 25-31

Meals are needed:

Dates: Sunday, December 18-24 and December 25-31

Drop off Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If this time is difficult for you to drop off the meals, please let us know and we can put you in touch with Family Promise, to see if an alternate time can be arranged.

Please note: For dates falling on the holiday weekend, the delivery date and time may be subject to change. Family Promise will provide more information as we get closer to the date.

Drop off Location: Please drop off meals to:

Family Promise
1000 Clay Street
Winter Park, FL 32789

They are located on the property of Community of Christ Church and the Resource Center is located in the Activity Center. Follow signs to Family Promise from the parking lot.

Unsure of what you should bring? Here are a few favorite food ideas:

Pasta Dishes
Fried Chicken
BBG Chicken
Macaroni & Cheese
Green beans, broccoli, corn

If you would like to provide meals, but are unable to prepare meals, you can choose to have food delivered to the Day Center.

You may also provide gift cards to provide meals for the families. The following options are recommended as families can easily get to these businesses. Publix, Zaxby, Wawa, Chick-Fil-A.

A census will be provided a week before, for meal planning.

Thank you for supporting these families. Because of you, Family Promise is able to provide the families with a safe place to stay and meals during this difficult time.

Overnight Hosting Volunteers

Since these weeks fall during the holidays, Family Promise is trying to determine if they will need day and overnight hosts, who can host at the Family Promise Day Center, during the week of December 18-24 and Dec. 25-31.

Overnight hosts must be over the age of 18 and must be cleared by background check by either St. Luke’s or Family Promise of Greater Orlando. (Children may accompany parents who are hosting).

Dates: December 18-24 and Dec. 25-31.

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

If you are interested in serving as a day/overnight host, please contact Peggy at and we can put you in touch with Family Promise.

Article below written by Julia Gardiner
In these difficult times, it was an absolute blessing to be able to do outreach in the community. Things aren’t easy for anybody right now, but I’m very thankful we were able to prepare meals for people who needed them.

We got a list of some items that were pretty universally liked, for example, pasta. So we did our best to make meals that everyone would enjoy. On Friday we made a tuna casserole because we weren’t sure of the religious affiliations of the families, but we wanted everyone to be accounted for. (Good Friday, 2020)

The shopping was a little nerve-wracking because it was very different than we’ve ever seen it. There were stickers to remind people to distance themselves and some people were wearing gloves and masks. There were also items that were harder to find – we ended up with 3 different brands and 2 flavors of pasta sauce because there was so little left.

The Gardiner family prepared meals for 3 consecutive days in April, 2020.


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