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Community Outreach Ministries
Hands of Hope is a food pantry located at St. James Episcopal Church in Edison. In 2012, St. Luke’s partnered with Hands of Hope to provide Christmas gifts for their clients. Food is collected every Sunday in the basket in the back of the church and delivered to Hands of Hope.
The Women's Shelter is a transitional housing program for abused and homeless women and their children whom St. Luke’s has been providing support to for many years. Each year during Advent we present a Christmas gift bag to the moms containing a $25 Target gift card, as well as travel size toiletries, fancy soaps, makeup, lotions, etc. The collection of toiletries and gift cards usually begins in November.
Coordinators - Linda Zeh and Diane Lebida WomenShelter@StLukesMetuchen.org
The Ladies Who Tie Knots make blankets of hope for those who are injured in our military. Fleece is purchased in sets of a printed pattern and a solid piece. The fleece is measured and cut and slits are cut in the fleece. The two pieces are then tied together with a square knot. Once several are completed, they are mailed off to the military.
Coordinator - Mary Sinha Blankets@StLukesMetuchen.org
St. Luke’s is proud to Sponsor a child from the Good Shepherd Home for Children in Bamenda, Cameroon, West Africa. This program was introduced to us by Elizabeth Geitz who has written about her time there in I Am That Child. We have pledged $30 a month towards sponsorship. Parishioners are asked to place a paperclip, which can be found on the cards in the pews, on their donations towards our sponsorship.
Coordinator - Katherine Young Clip@StLukesMetuchen.org
The Seamen’s Church Institute provides Christmas gifts of warm hats and scarves along with other items to sailors who visit the port. St. Luke’s parishioners participate by knitting and crocheting many hats and scarves throughout the year. Patterns are provided.
Coordinator - Linda Zeh ChristmasSea@StLukesMetuchen.org
17 Oak Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840
732 . 548 . 4308
Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
St. Luke’s has been providing support to the Ozanam Men’s Shelter for many years. A collection is taken about once a month to support the men lining in this shelter.
Coordinator - Diane Lebida Ozanam@StLukesMetuchen.org