Making a Difference

We believe that we are called to serve God by serving the world and the community around us.  St. Luke’s is a church in mission.  Our stated mission is “strengthening families” of all types with an emphasis on giving of both time and resources.

Some of the agencies St. Luke’s supports are:

Harbor Interfaith Services (HIS) – The lead agency for homelessness in Los Angeles County and a regional social service agency in San harbor interfaithPedro that provides food assistance, emergency and transitional housing for homeless families, and life skill training training.

Project:NEEDS – A project to feed the homeless started by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach, which we assist by providing home-cooked casseroles bi-monthly.

Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) – St. Luke’s primarily works with the Torrance office of DCFS through its Faith Council and with individual social workers for specific client needs.  Pastor Sunny serves on the Los Angeles County Board as Faith Representative.

Assisting Refugees

Climate Action –

 

Other Mission Activities and Projects:

Habitat for Humanity – A volunteer program making the dream of home ownership possible for low income families. We have actively participated in several Habitat Builds.

 

 

 

54c6ccd7ed633.imageCROP Hunger Walk – An annual interfaith walk to raise money for CROP/Church World Service relieving world hunger and poverty.  Twenty-five percent of the funds raised support local hunger programs.
Special activities include the 2015 Los Angeles County Homeless Count, Climate Action Forums and The Trevor Project suicide-prevention training for the community, DCFS Annual Appreciation Brunches, and Christmas gifts for HIS transitional housing families.

Help for Undocumented Residents – The Presbytery of the Pacific and Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) are working to support undocumented residents in this era of increased Immigration Law enforcement. There are educational instruction sheets with Know Your Rights cards attached (English and Spanish) in the narthex and copies are also attached to this email. Please take them to give to YOUR Spanish speaking employees who can pass them to friends if they do not  need them.

turk familyTurk Family – We have supported the Turk family, through the Presbyterian Outreach Foundation, as they minister in Madagascar as forestry expert and a HIV-AIDS prevention health care organizer.