The Rector's Discretionary Fund
St Luke's is committed to being a place of hope and healing to all who come to our doors. To that end, the Rector's Discretionary Fund offers the opportunity to assist people in need in a variety of ways, from utility or rental assistance, to finding temporary lodging to provide shelter.
All this is made possible by contributions from caring individuals who believe that we are to seek and serve Christ in all persons.
Eleanor Klugh Jackson House for Crisis Intervention Services, Inc., commonly known as "Jackson House," is an interfaith community crisis center which provides short-term emergency assistance for the basic needs - food, clothing and shelter, and medicine without regard to race, creed, sex or nationality - and without imposing our values or beliefs upon those they serve. St Luke's was one of the founders of this cornerstone community agency.
The Mission of Project Hope Food Bank is to provide healthy and affordable food to feeding programs and food pantries in West Central Arkansas. With our proprietary operating model, we use our centrally-located 2000 sq. ft. Warehouse, 25x12 Freezer, Fork Lift and 22 Box Truck to do this at the lowest possible price. The staff is all volunteer; the warehouse has been donated and they have no debt or term leases.
Since opening on March 2, 2009, Project Hope has distributed more than 600,000 pounds of food to the 45 feeding programs and food pantries they serve.
Since late 2007, Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs, Inc. has been making a difference in the lives of approximately 900 different homeless men of the Hot Springs community.
Their reason for existence is to share the love and forgiveness of Christ and end homelessness in individual lives. The reason we believe lives can be changed... we're seeing it happen every day.
St Luke's prepares and serves meals here regularly.
Interfaith Education for Peace with Jewish, Christian & Muslim Children from Jerusalem & the USA
As violence spread through the Holy Land in 2001, educators in Jerusalem dreamed of a safe place where Jewish, Christian & Muslim children could meet face to face, play together as kids, cross social divides, and share stories of their lives. Twelve courageous families from Jerusalem’s three faiths gathered at St. George’s College, in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. With trusted adult advisors, their children flew to Texas for a summer camp in 2002 and Kids4Peace was born.
Before Christmas, names of children who are in foster care are given to St Luke's by a program administered by the Juvenile Court. Parishioners buy gifts for the children to make it possible for them to have a Christmas they otherwise would not have. For information about how to participate in this program, call the church office at 501.623.1653 or email Kathy Randel
Disciples All Sharing Hope (DASH)
One Saturday a month, St Luke's people gather in the church kitchen to prepare lunch for a nearby subsidized housing facility, which is home to adults who are challenged in many ways. The meal is taken to the facility and served to the residents, who look forward to the food and friendship. For more information, please call the church office at 501.623.1653 or email Kathy Randel
Kairos is a prison ministry that sends both men and women into area prisons to share God's love with the inmates. For more information, call the church office at 501.623.1653 or email Kathy Randel
Prescription Medicine Bottles
Empty medicine bottles are brought to the church, packaged, and shipped to Africa to be used by pharmacies which cannot afford new bottles. For more information, call the church office at 501.623.1653 or email Kathy Randel
A shelter for homeless women and their children in Garland County.
Support for Palestinian Christians
Once year, Palestinian Christians from the Bethlehem area of the Holy Land are on hand to sell hand carved olive wood items.