St. Luke’s provides service well beyond the walls of our church thanks to the collaboration with our partners in ministry.  

Each ministry partner is led by a "relationship manager" from the congregation.  To learn more about any of our partners, including how to help support their ministry, please contact the ministry partner relationship manager listed or Outreach Ministries for more information.

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    Crooked Creek Food Pantry

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    Mission:  Crooked Creek Food Pantry (CCFP) seeks to serve and invest in the Crooked Creek community service area by operating a client choice food pantry, providing nutritional education, and building relationships to support family needs.

    Location: 6940 N. Michigan in the Eskenazii Health Center Pecar  

    Hours  

    Wednesdays: 2-6PM
    Thursdays: 3-6PM
    Fridays: 10AM-12PM and 2-4PM
    2nd Saturday of each month, 10AM-1PM 

    Crooked Creek Food Pantry Needs:

      • Take a red CCFP bag from church, fill it with groceries and return it to door 7 at St. Luke's.  Requested food items are:  canned beans, rice, canned meat (tuna, chicken etc.), canned pineapple or mandarin oranges and chunky soups.
      • Serve during one of the shifts.  Kids over 15 years of age can work
        independently; kids under 15 must be paired with an adult.  
      • Organize a food drive at your school, work or civic group.
      • Give a financial donation.  $9.50 funds one person for a month

     

    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Maria Blake by

     
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    Dove House

    Mission: The Dove Recovery House is committed to empowering women to become substance free, self-sufficient, and healthy, by providing safe housing, quality programming and above all hope for their future.

    Dove House Needs:

      • Paper products (toilet paper, paper plates, paper towels, napkins)
      • Cleaning supplies
      • Office supplies
      • Canned/boxed food
      • Twin size sheets, blankets, pillows & pillow cases
      • Seasoning for food
      • Funding for these items


    For more information, contact Relationship Manager,  Lori Chambers by email

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    East 10th United Methodist Children & Youth Center

    Mission: To provide a safe place where the spiritual, emotional, educational, and physical needs of children, youth, and their families are responded to in a holistic approach.

    East 10th UMC Needs:

      • Volunteers to read to the children or do after-school tutoring for one hour a week
      • Help with Sunday evening meals for 150 homeless & underserved individuals
        Financial aid to children attending preschool ($105 sponsors one at-risk child’s weekly tuition for preschool)


    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Cathy Bonser-Neal by email

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    Family Promise

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    Mission: Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis is a partnership of congregations and community organizations responding to the crisis of children and their families who are homeless. Their vision is to work to eliminate homelessness in Greater Indianapolis by collaborating and partnering with other organizations to help create a community where homelessness is rare, short lived and recoverable and seek ways to address their immediate and long term needs.

    Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. (IHN) is a 501(c) (3) not for profit corporation founded in 1994 by Dr. Dean Lindsey. Dr. Lindsey founded IHN with the assistance of other local congregations, following the national model of Family Promise.

    Family Promise Needs:

    St. Luke's will house families the week of November 20-27, 2016


    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Bob Dillingham by email

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    Family Health Ministries – Fondwa, Haiti

    Mission: To support Haitian communities in their efforts to build and sustain healthy families in Fondwa, Haiti, a rural mountain community located two hours south of Port au Prince that has had a relationship with St. Luke’s since before the 2010 Earthquake.

    Family Health Ministries Needs:

      • Travelers willing to take a vision-trip to Fondwa and witness the hospitality of the community
      • Child education sponsors ($300 covers the cost of a child in school for one year)


    For more information, contact Relationship Managers, Pastor Dave Williamson by email or Pastor Jamalyn Peigh Williamson by email

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    Feed Every One

    Mission: Feed Every One matches volunteers with a desire to serve the community in a small way by transporting unsold food from area grocery stores to Indianapolis shelters.

    Feed Every One Needs:

      • Pick up and deliver food on Sunday mornings.  Must have a vehicle similar to an SUV, truck or van.


    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Lori Chambers by email

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    Fletcher Place

    Mission: To ease suffering of persons homeless or living in our Southeast Side Service area, through the compassion of Jesus Christ as shown by our volunteers, donors and staff. Fletcher Place’s educational offerings and day-to-day support through services like hot meal programs help break the cycle of poverty.

    Fletcher Place Needs:

      • Volunteer crews who assist with hot meals
      • Donations of food, paper goods and funding for these items
      • Donations of clothing and household items to Fletcher Place Thrift Store
      • Volunteers to serve in the Thrift Store
      • GED-Prep class teachers


    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, John Nepsa by email 

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    Fox Hill Elementary

    Mission: Fox Hill Elementary School serves 825 students grades K-5. 80% of the student population qualifies for free and/or reduced lunch. 

    Last year, only 18% of the students in grade five were with Fox Hill when they started Kindergarten. As a result, Fox Hill finds it extremely helpful to have additional adult volunteers and mentors in the school to support teachers in a safe, structured environment.

    Fox Hill Needs:

      • In-School Mentors/Tutors: Anytime between 8:30am-3:30pm; (K-5th grade, main focus is Reading and Math)
      • After-School Mentors/Tutors: 3:30 – 4:30pm Tuesday & Thursday for six to eight weeks. (Assist students with reading)


    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Tom Lange by email

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    Global Interfaith Partnership

    Mission: Global Interfaith Partnership (GIP) is a multi-faith coalition of congregations in central Indiana which is committed to working for justice and alleviating suffering for orphans and vulnerable children in western Kenya.

    GIP Needs:

      • Helpers for the Annual Kenya Carnival at 2nd Presbyterian Church
      • Hosts for an “A ‘maize’ ing Event” to raise awareness for hunger
      • People willing to travel to Kenya and see firsthand the work being done

     

    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Steve Tarr by email

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    Hearts & Hope for Haiti

    Mission: Hearts and Hope for Haiti provides formal education opportunities, medical care, nutrition, shelter and works to improve the physical and community environment for the poor, the distressed and the underprivileged people in the country of Haiti.

    Hearts & Hope Needs:

      • People to join mission trips to Haiti
      • Donations to the Alpha & Omega Clinic construction project
      • Prayer for the doctors and teachers providing basic health and education services


    For more information, contact Relationship Managers, Gary and Kay Walla by email

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    Indiana Center for Children and Families, Inc.

    Mission: To support families by improving children’s mental wellness.  The vision of the ICCF is to promote healing and bring hope to the lives of children, adolescents and families affected by child abuse, children with social, emotional and behavioral needs and life challenges.

    ICCFI Needs:

      • Administrative office help
      • Landscaping
      • Donations of toys for learning activities
      • Leaders of a study for parent enrichment

     

    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Sandi French by email

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    Outreach, Inc.

    Mission: To reach out with the love of Christ to help homeless youth find a more stable life.  We reach out to the youth in need through the following programs:  Street Outreach, Drop-In Center, G.O.A.L and case management.  

    In 2013 Outreach, Inc. served 331 homeless people and the G.O.A.L program helped 80 homeless students to stay enrolled in their local school.

    Outreach, Inc Needs:

      •   Life skills class teachers
      •   Cooks for meals
      •   Workers in the food and clothing pantry
      •   People willing to spend time with a homeless youth


    To volunteer contact Mike Elliott by email

    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Jennifer Wolfe by email

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    Sierra Leone Health & Educational Partners

    Mission: To provide medical and primary education leaders of the UMC in Sierra Leone continuing education in the areas of infrastructure, management, leadership development and financial sustainability through work teams, ongoing consultation and the collection of suitable equipment and supplies for shipping.

    SLHEP Needs:

      • Assistance in organizational development—marketing consulting, administrators, finance managers needed
      • Help organizing shipping containers
      • Service Trips available each January and February

     

    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Don and Marilyn Griffith by email

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    Servants At Work (SAWs)

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    Mission: SAWs provides freedom for Indiana wheelchair citizens who have become prisoners to their homes.  They build a code specific, ADA Standard wheelchair ramp at homes with no cost to the client.

    SAWs Needs:

      • Ramp-building team members (Saturdays for 4-6 hours to install each ramp)
      • Grant writers to help fund the $850 cost of each ramp
      • Pre-fab team members (Thursdays, build the frames, cut the deck boards and gather all materials for the Saturday build)
      • Trainees to do home interviews for potential clients


    For more information, contact Relationship Manager, Paul Snyder by email 

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    SON Foundation Hospitality House

    Mission: The SON Foundation Hospitality House provides temporary lodging for cancer patients, caregivers and families who travel to Indianapolis for extended medical treatment. Our mission is to help relieve the financial burden associated with such housing, thereby enabling our guests to focus on physical and emotional healing.

    The SON Foundation House pledges to provide a Christian "home away from home". Guests will have access to a private bedroom, shared bathroom, community kitchen and living areas.

    SON Foundation Needs:

      • Weekend Whole House Clean (teams)
      • Maintenance & Mowing Crew (teams)
      • Monthly Meals for Guests
      • SON Foundation Prayer Team
      • Financial Contributions
      • Consumable Donations: paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, hand sanitizer, free & clear laundry detergent, free & clear fabric softener sheets, garbage bags

     

    For more information, contact Tom Ford by email  or phone 317-514-7587

    To volunteer or make a monetary donation, view the SON Foundation House website