9 am and 11 am worship services in the Pavilion this Sunday, 1/23;  8 am and 5 pm worship services are in the Nave, socially distanced. Click here for more information.

Outreach Update: January 20, 2022

Jan 20, 2022 | Saint Luke's Updates, Service Opportunities

January 20, 2022

Homelessness and the cold weather: The city of Birmingham has opened and will open warming stations for when the temperatures go below freezing. Saint Luke’s sponsored a meal there last week, and delivered snacks, water, and twin blankets. THANK YOU! The meals are covered for the upcoming nights but remaining needs are: disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, and paper towels. These items can all be taken to Boutwell Auditorium Thursday and Friday of this week from 9am to 3pm.

Grace Episcopal in Woodlawn also opens their doors on those same nights and is always in need of volunteers, including meals for 20. The upcoming nights are 1/20, 1/21, 1/22. Their deacon, Kay Williams, does much of this work herself, but needs help. If you can provide a meal, help set up, or even stay the night please contact her directly: 2Cor915@live.com. These meals can be simple. Last week I made 2 lasagnas from Costco, salad and garlic bread which served many hungry and grateful folks. 

Outreach Opportunities:

We will shower the residents of St. Martin’s in the Pines and Episcopal Place with Valentine cards again this year. We will need close to 400- this time we will keep it simple by leaving the outside of the envelope blank (Feel free to sign your first name if you wish) Due FEB 6, 2022. Click here to sign up (slots have opened up)

St. Andy’s Pantry is a ministry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, feeding about 300 people at each food distribution. Volunteers are needed to stock the pantry, check in guests, and hand out the bags.
To volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050944afaf2ea1fc1-january

Grace Woodlawn: In addition to new and gently used coats of all sizes for our neighbors at Grace Episcopal Church in Woodlawn, we have been told there is also a need for: men’s socks, belts, gloves, and stocking caps to help the residents who do not have heat in their homes. Please leave in the bins by the doors to St. Luke’s. 

Greater Birmingham Ministries food distribution: Volunteers are needed to help load food bags into cars as folks drive through. Each family receives 2 bags of groceries plus meat. They usually finish before 8:30a.m. The next date is Jan 21, 2022. Sign up here.

Meals on Wheels: We are back to serving daily hot meals to residents at Highland Manor, meaning we need more volunteers! Current openings are every Wednesday and every Friday (can be split up) Please contact Maleia Tortorigi if you can help: mtortorigi@uwca.org