Local Outreach

 Our vision is to serve Christ through serving our neighbors.

The Outreach Commission brings parishioners together to help others, especially those in need of food, water, shelter, clothing, and educational opportunities.

Grants:

Grants are awarded during two grant cycles to applicants serving the needs of others in the areas of food, water, shelter, clothing, and educational opportunities.  Applications will be available on the website January of each year, with the Grant Cycle deadlines being March 15th and August 15th with one Grant request per project per year.

 

Please, submit your 2021 Outreach Grant Request Forms to the St. Luke’s Outreach Commission via email to: [email protected].

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Educational Scholarship

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will award up to three $1,000 higher education scholarships to a graduating senior attending a Quad City High School. The money will be applied toward the cost of tuition, fees and books at an accredited public or private university or college, junior or community college, or vocational/trade school and will be paid the year the scholarship is awarded. Separate applications for College and Trade Schools are available on the website in September of each year and due in March of each year.

Prison Ministry:

In collaboration with the Daughters of the King, personal Birthday cards and Christmas cards are sent to women in Perryville Prison. Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Granite Creek Hunger Ministry:

St. Luke’s and other churches work together to bring Jesus’ message of love, hope and compassion to those in our community who are hungry.  Every Saturday a mid-day meal is provided by volunteers and served to those in need at Granite Creek Park.  Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Weekly Food Collection:

St. Luke’s parish members donate non-perishable food items weekly to help keep the community food banks’ shelves stocked for the needy and hungry.  The food is distributed equally among the food banks. The food banks that benefit are the Chino Valley Food Bank, Prescott Valley Food Bank, and Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank.

Chino Valley Hungry Kids Project:

 Weekend meals are sent home with students in K-8th Grade who are receiving free/reduced meals at school.  These meals are easily prepared by the student. At Christmas, stockings are prepared for the students with winter items and other small gifts and treats.  Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

St. Luke’s Food Pantry:

The patrons of St. Luke’s Food Pantry are served by warm, loving parish volunteers. The drop-off food drive occurs on Thursdays, 2-4 pm and the St. Luke’s Food Pantry serves the public on Fridays, 9 am – Noon. Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Operation Deep Freeze:

Meals are prepared and served by parishioners at the Salvation Army for those staying overnight when the temperature is below 28 degrees.  Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS):

PASS provides shelter and basic resources to homeless/transitional women, children and families of Yavapai County using many volunteers to help staff the shelter and office.

Warm for Winter:

Saint Luke’s and other area churches collect, sort and distribute warm clothing and blankets to those in need in the Quad city area during the months of September and October.

People Who Care:

People Who Care provides caring non-medical volunteer assistance to adults unable to drive in order to help them continue living in their own homes. Please contact People Who Care directly at 928-445-2480 for more information.

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity:

This program brings people together to build homes, communities and hope for low income applicants for home ownership.

Blood Drive:

Blood drives are held several times a year in cooperation with Vitalant. Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Undie Sunday:

New underwear and socks along with clothing, pillows and sleeping bags are collected for Veteran military men and women. These items are distributed by U.S. Vets of Prescott. Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Operation Fair Start:

A school supply drive provides specific needs for underprivileged students in Chino Valley and Paulden.  Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Chino Valley and Bradshaw Mountain High School Homeless Programs:

Clothing, educational needs and food are provided for the homeless and unaccompanied minors at the schools. Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

 Angel Tree:

St. Luke’s provides Christmas gifts for needy school children in the Quad City area so that they may have a blessed Christmas. The list of names come from the Quad city school nurses and social workers. Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

 Camp Genesis at Chapel Rock Camp:

Camp Genesis provides children of incarcerated parents a safe environment to be with others who are in similar situations. The children join in many fun camp activities and learning sessions. Backpacks are filled with camping supplies by members of various parishes.  Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

St. Luke’s Adopt a Highway:

Volunteers meet 2-3 times a year to clean a section of Highway 89 between St. Luke’s and Chino Valley (marker 323-325) that is assigned to St. Luke’s.  Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Meals on Wheels:

Volunteers deliver a nutritional meal, along with a wellness check and companionship Monday thru Friday in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley.  Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Cell Phone Collection:

Old and unwanted cell phones are collected year-round with proceeds helping women in crisis. Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

Lions Club Paper and Eyeglass Collection:

Newspapers, phone books, magazines and miscellaneous paper are collected in the big grey box next to the Outreach table and eyeglasses are collected in a box on the Outreach table in the Gathering Hall year-round.  These collections help with the medical outreach programs of the Lions Club.  Contact the Parish Office at 928-778-4499 for more information.

 Don’t Spend Christmas Alone (DSCA):

                

St. Luke’s largest community outreach event, at which St. Luke’s parish members, public safety personnel from the Quad Cities, and volunteer supporters from surrounding communities, all come together to make this special day a joyful one for anyone alone or who may otherwise not celebrate Christmas with others.  Guests are welcome to come and dine-in or have a pre-arranged meal delivered to their home, free of charge.  

 

 

 

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