Jesus told us to love God,
love one another, and serve the world. Outreach and Social Ministries are essential to that mission. We will not
be asked what we believe or say: We will be asked who we fed, and visited, and clothed.
We gather food to be
delivered to the Center for Food Action. This food is blessed on the second Sunday of each month at the Sunday service. The
food we deliver helps the CFA fight hunger and stock their food pantries for those in need in Bergen County.
St. Luke's also
has a regular assembly of Weekend Snack Packs on the fourth Sunday of the month as part of the Center for Food Action’s
program to assist local children who live in households with “food insecurity.”
Twice a year members of St. Luke’s make a delicious dinner and then go to Hackensack to serve
the work of our hands and the bounty God has given us to our brothers and sisters in need.
Family Promise provides shelter for homeless families at houses
of worship across northern New Jersey. We partner with local churches and temples several times a year. You can
volunteer to purchase food, prepare a meal or help out by being an overnight volunteer at the shelter.
YCS Christmas Tree
We celebrate Christmas by buying gifts for children who have
shared their needs and hopes with these two social service centers.
C.L.A.W.S. and FOCAS
St. Luke's was delighted to partner with C.L.A.W.S. (Closter Animal Welfare Society)
and FOCAS in creating a wonderful St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals service and fundraising event for both of these
local animal welfare/rescue organizations operating in our local area. As stewards of the earth and all that is in it, we
consider animal welfare and protection an important outreach mission. Please look into the critical work performed by the
volunteers of these nonprofits and be generous in helping them with pet food, supplies and funds. Links to their websites
are listed below.
for Humanity of Bergen County
Through the years,
St. Luke's has participated in Habitat for Humanity projects, both in-state and out-of-state, both on a parochial and
a Diocesan level . Habitat for Humanity's mission is to provide decent, affordable homes for hardworking Bergen County
families. To volunteer, call 201-457-1020 or visit the organization's website (see link below). Do you have a car, truck,
motorcycle, motor home or boat on a trailer taking up valuable space in your driveway? If so, donate your vehicle through
their affiliate through Cars for Homes (see link below).
Through the relationship we had with Our Saviour Lutheran Church,
we were introduced to the mission opportunity at World Vision. Our Saviour donated $18,000 in 2010 to build much-needed wells
in Mozambique. Today, many of us continue to sponsor children through World Vision’s Namanjavira Project in that region.
Episcopal Relief and Development
We donate to this organization whenever disaster strikes, and on an ongoing basis to help eradicate the effects of
disease and poverty around the world.
Alcoholics Anonymous uses the buildings here for meetings.
An open speaker meeting meets on Saturdays at 7:00 P.M. Women's closed meetings are held Mondays at 10:00
A.M. Entrance is off the parking lot in the rear of the church.