The people of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church have a long history of dedication to breathing life into the words of our vision statement: “We envision being transformed by God and transforming the world into a compassionate, just, inclusive, Christ-like community.” Over the years, thousands of our members have participated in countless outreach activities, changing not only the lives of others, but their own lives as in the process.
Outreach of the Month
Each month, St. Luke’s UMC will promote and support a different local or global partnership. You will have the opportunity to share your time, talents and/or treasure through activities related to the Outreach of the Month.
Our May 2013 Outreach of the Month is Rosebud, SD Native American Family Work Project. For the past seven years, St. Luke's has had a presence on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Family work teams have worked with the Lakota people through a variety of experiences. some have worked on rehabbing homes and constructing living quarters for mission teams. Others have stocked shelves in the food pantry and distributed food items. The Thrift Shop Boutique has been the venue for team members to sort and hang donated clothing, and several women on the teacm have cooked and served a free lunch for the poor and homeless. The children on the team have assisted the adults each afternoon in running a Kid's Club for the Lakota children.
Your contributions will help support Tree of Life, a ministry supported by the Dakotas Conference. Tree of Life works with the Rosebud Reservation serving Lakota and Dakota people. All contributions will go toward future work projects on the reservation and offer educational services. Tree of Life helps with school kits, winter coats, warm blankets and many other critical needs. If you can help, click on the donate button here to make an online donation, or you may make a donation and place it in the offering basket (made payable to St. Luke’s UMC with “Rosebud” in the memo line). If you are interested in participating in this summer's work trip, click here for details.
If you can swing a hammer, organize a meal, read a book or shop for groceries, you are well-equipped to participate in any number of our Local Outreach opportunities here in the Indianapolis area. Visit our Local Outreach page to see where you can get engaged.
Looking to broaden your service opportunity a bit? We have work projects taking place annually in South Dakota, Florida and the Appalachians, as well as disaster response teams that spring into action wherever help is needed. Our National Outreach page has all the details.
Get your travel clothes, your sturdy shoes and your passport ready for some amazing work to be done outside the U.S. borders. St. Luke’s currently has teams that travel each year to Haiti, Honduras and Sierra Leone. Be prepared to work hard, find new friends and lose your heart. Get the details on our Global page.
Take advantage of special events and speakers to learn about important initiatives taking place in our city and around the world and how you can help. See our Half the Sky page for a series of special upcoming events.
Serve Inside the Church
There are many ways you can help further ministry right inside the church walls. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for a listing of those ways to serve.