St. Luke's United Methodist Church


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

Micah 6:8 




  • Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE), October 19 – COPE is a 3-hour simulation and debriefing experience that provides a brief glimpse into what it feels like to walk for a month in the shoes of families trying their best to just survive with incomes between 100% and 200% of the federal poverty level. This training is appropriate for middle school age and older individuals.
  • Habitat for Humanity Team Workday, October 28 – Habitat for Humanity builds strength, security, and self-reliance through homeownership. Join a team on the next St. Luke’s Build Day to help build and revitalize homes in East Winter Garden.
  • Creation Care Ministry Team– Help care for God’s Creation by making our community more sustainable and earth-friendly.
  • Grow it Forward Network Farm workdays – volunteer at St. Luke’s micro farm. (on-going)
  • West Orange Circles – The Circles® Campaign is a national, transformational approach to reduce poverty that partners volunteers and community leaders with individuals and families wanting to make the journey out of poverty. Circles virtual information sessions take place 3rd Tuesday monthly.
  • Disaster Response Team – With the Florida hurricane season upon us, looking for volunteers to be part of our Disaster Response team. Volunteers will provide all kinds of disaster relief that include structure repairs, rebuilding, clean up, beacons of hope, and more.

Florida Hurricane impact and Hawaii Wildfires – We also ask for prayers for the people and families affected by those affected by Hurricane Idalia, the wildfires in Hawaii and so many other areas affected by recent disasters. For more information on how you can help, through UMCOR, please visit


Part of our 2020+ Vision is to reduce family homelessness and childhood hunger.
Click on the Restoring Hope logo below to learn more.


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.


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


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.

If you need help finding a place to serve that is right for you, contact


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

Click on the button below for information on our trainings: Bridges out of Poverty,  Cost of Poverty Experience (C.O.P.E.), Racial Wealth Gap, 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)



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.



      • 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.
      • Saniye Kazan, Director of Mission Engagement Click Here to contact.
      • Peggy Caverly, Administrator of Missions
        Preparation and updates to the Mission Calendar, communications utilizing the Marketing Ministry area for internal and external promotion of Mission Events and needs. Supports the everyday functions of the Missions Ministry, including 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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