St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.876.4991
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“Do justice: love kindness: walk humbly with God…”

Micah 6:8 

Maxey Food Distribution

Agua Viva Serves

Drive it Forward Oil Change Event

Part of our 2020+ Vision
is to reduce family homelessness and childhood hunger.

Click on the Restoring Hope logo below to learn more.

UPCOMING SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Drive it Forward Oil Change event– Saturday, July 30 at St. Luke’s UMC
  • Habitat for Humanity workday on Saturday, September 17
  • Maxey Food Distribution – once a month August through December. Help sort and bag food.
  • Grow it Forward Network Farm workdays – volunteer at St. Luke’s micro farms (on-going)
  • Gleaning– do you/someone you know has fruit trees we can harvest for the monthly food distribution at Maxey Elementary. Connect us and join us to harvest fruits and vegetables.
  • Circles – become an ally by committing to support Circle Leaders (those who are working to get out of poverty) for 12-18 months at a structured weekly gathering. Training required.
  • Jobs Partnership – volunteer as a job coach class on 8/23-11/8/22 at the West Orange Dream Center. Sign up at www.jobspartnership.org/volunteers/ and let us know when you do.
  • Family Promise provide meals for up to 4 families who are experiencing homelessness and/or volunteer as a host at the Family Promise day center in Winter Park. Volunteer dates include 8/14 – 8/21, 8/28 – 9/4, 9/18 – 9/25.
  • Inside Out Jail Ministry – entry level opportunities through pen pal are available. Orientation on this ministry and
  • St. Luke’s United Women in Faith (previously United Methodist Women): support missions locally and globally through sales of household items, jewelry, art, crafts and gently used clothing at the Blessed Treasures Gift Shop at St. Luke’s. Visit the shop, buy beautiful things, and support missions. Ask what kind of items you can donate while you’re there.
  • The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) – a learning simulation designed to let participants walk in the shoes of families who struggled with poverty. If you have already gone through COPE, sign up to be a community resource volunteer. For information, visit povertysolutionsgroup.org or st.lukes.org/training.

SERVE ON ST. LUKE’S CAMPUS 

There are many opportunities to serve within the church and to serve our community, right here on the St. Luke’s campus.  There are opportunities in our Commit, Connect & Care, Grow, Serve, as well as our Worship Ministry areas.

St. Luke’s Commit Ministries:

      • Front Desk Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to assist the staff at the front desk with welcoming guest and answer the phones. There are options to assist with data entry or projects the staff needs help on. Currently there are openings on Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. Training provided. Contact Luky Nova for more information.

St. Luke’s Grow Ministries:

      • Vacation Bible School Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help with this years Vacation Bible School. Come out and enjoy time with the children from around the community as a group leader, teacher of class, or prep work. Training provided. Contact Lana Stevens for more information.
St. Luke’s Care Ministries:
      • Administrative Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to follow up via phone with those sick, hospitalized or recovering at home. May also assist in data entry, mailings, copying and other administrative duties. Training provided. If you would like to serve in Care Ministries please email Kim Paredes or call 407.876.4991 ext. 262.

St. Luke’s Worship Ministries:

      • Connection Card Baskets: Meets on Fridays at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary to replace connection cards, pens, and other basket items.
      • Worship and Welcome Volunteer Opportunities: It takes hundreds of volunteers to facilitate worship and connection at St. Luke’s each Sunday. Support your church, pastors, and staff by serving once a month as an Usher, Greeter, Connection Point Volunteer, First Time Guest Host, or Communion Server.

Learn more by emailing Luky Nova or calling 407.876.4991 ext. 215.

Click Here to view the various service opportunities on our campus and to get additional information.

SERVE LOCALLY 

God has uniquely gifted you to be “on mission” for His Kingdom! We have many opportunities for you to serve and share the love of Christ with others.

CLICK HERE to view opportunities to serve locally with your family and friends.

If you need help finding a place to serve that is right for you, contact Amy Winslow, Director of Missions, at 407.876.4991 ext. 297.

SERVE GLOBALLY

St. Luke’s is serving beyond Central Florida. Such global connections give us incredible opportunities to encounter Christ’s love and grace in a unique way – through the experience of people from other cultures – and use our resources with our partners so they can live out their calling to reach their communities.  There are several ways you can serve in St. Luke’s Global Missions Ministries even if you cannot/do not want to travel.

Click here to learn about St. Luke’s global missions partners. Contact Amy Winslow, Director of Missions, at 407.876.4991, ext. 297 to learn how you can participate in an international mission experience or support St. Luke’s global missions.

If you need help finding a place to serve that is right for you, contact Amy Winslow, Director of Missions, at 407.876.4991 ext. 297.

TRAINING INFORMATION

Welcome to our “Training Information” section where you can become familiar with our training held throughout the year and stay updated on the current training schedule. To learn more about training dates, contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@st.lukes.org.

Click on the button below for information on our trainings: Bridges out of Poverty,  Cost of Poverty Experience (C.O.P.E.), Dignity Serves, Go All In, Meet Jesus on the Road, Mission Effectiveness 101: Moving Beyond Benevolence, Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation, Toxic Charity, Understanding Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

                                                                                                                           

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE

St. Luke’s seeks to Restore Hope for an estimated 60 families from Maxey and Mollie Ray Elementary Schools as part of the church’s 2020+ Vision.  Because our resources are limited to help our neighbors who seek financial assistance, St. Luke’s will now refer family assistance calls and walk-in requests from the community, as well as agency requests, to alternative resources. St. Lukers who encounter a community member in need are empowered to share our official resource list (yellow sheet) available in the information racks in the Sanctuary Narthex and outside of the church reception office in Santos Welcome Hall (Building C). Click the button below, to view the Central Florida Community Resource List.

MEET THE STAFF

 Staff

      • Mariam Mengistie, Executive Director of Missions
        Responsible for the overall vision and strategy for missions at St. Luke’s.  Works with lay leadership in developing strategy and implementation of Orlando and Global Missions, liaison with local community partners at the organizational level, and connects with global mission partners and supporting organizations in those countries. Serves on the Leadership Team (pastors and Executive Directors) of St. Luke’s. Click Here to contact.
      • Amy Winslow, Director of Missions
        Develops service opportunities from entry level through habit and leadership, coordinates community service days, family and intergenerational mission trips, as well as oversight for new initiatives, such as Grow it Forward and Drive it Forward, and ensures quality of volunteer experience and Missions Communications.  Click Here to contact. 
      • Peggy Caverly, Administrator of Missions
        Preparation and updates to the Mission Calendar, communications utilizing the Marketing Ministry area for promotion of Mission Events and needs and posting needed information on all forms of internal promotion, budgeting and record keeping (attendance, registrations, events, etc.).  Click Here to contact.                   

Visit the My St. Luke’s site to sign up for the following: Other Active Volunteer Opportunities Within the Church and Within the Community.

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