St Lukes

Community Service

St. Luke-the Physician is honored to share our hospitality with Foothill Unity Center. There are a myriad of opportunities to reach out to our community through Foothill Unity, as the Center offers food, toiletries, shelter referrals, and health services as well as case management to East San Gabriel Valley residents in crisis.

St. Luke’s parishioners have donated hundreds of school supplies, including backpacks, notebooks, pens, markers, and calculators to Foothill Unity Center’s annual “Back to School” event at Santa Anita Racetrack. Parishioners have also assisted with their Back to School efforts, helping to distribute “loaded” backpacks to over 1000 young students, ranging from kindergarteners to 12th graders, who also receive dental screenings, haircuts, and manicures. In addition, we participate in Foothill’s annual “Angel” project, collecting new gifts for parents to give their children at Christmas.

Foothill Unity Center advises us on their greatest needs each month, whether it is collecting pies for Thanksgiving, canned food, toiletries, clothing basics, diapers, or pet supplies.

Other opportunities to shine Christ’s light include our call to offer welcome to refugees in this area through our diocesan IRIS ministries. Members have shared clothing, household items, toys, books and most importantly, fellowship, to two Syrian families. We currently engage in interfaith and interdenominational dialogue in Monrovia, and at our Cathedral Center in Echo Park, to discern the ways St. Luke’s can offer the peace of sanctuary through our outreach.

We meet monthly, and welcome all who feel called to be a part of this work.

 

Contact:

The Reverend E. Ann Dumolt

626.357.7071

deaconann@live.com

 

Sheila Dart

626.373.0766

sheiladart@gmail.com