All Grace-St. Luke's offerings would not be possible without the countless volunteers who give of themselves to make our glorious worship and vital programs happen. Please consider volunteering your time or gifts helping one or more of these groups with their important missions.
The Altar Guild has charge of all the linens, vessels, flowers, and other elements that prepare the altar and chancel for worship. The Altar Guild is coordinated by Lucy McLemore.
All men of Grace-St. Luke's are, by definition, members of the Grace-St. Luke's Crossmen. The Crossmen raise money to fund a variety of parish needs, and their primary means of fundraising is serving up breakfast at 8:45 every Sunday morning. Seven cook-teams rotate. Preston Wilsoncoordinates cook teams.
The Adult Christian Formation Committee programs all the offerings for the adult Sunday School hour. In addition, they put together a fantastic annual speakers series. The Adult Christian Formation committee is coordinated by Richard Lawson (richard [at] gracestlukes [dot] org).
The Children's Christian Education Committee programs all the offerings for the children's Sunday School hour. In addition, they put together other children's and intergenerational activities throughout the year. The Children's Christian Formation committee is coordinated by Sharon Campbell (sharon [at] gracestlukes [dot] org).
The church office relies on volunteers who answer the phones during staff meetings and while church staff go to lunch. Volunteers agree to a shift or to be called to fill in when a specific need arises. Contact Lucy Owens(lucy [at] gracestlukes [dot] org) to volunteer.
The Bazaar Ladies work year-round on sewing, knitting and other elegant handmade items. You may join them at the church in the Jackson Library on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or work from home. Funds from the Bazaar are given to charitable organizations, including other ministries at GSL. All women of Grace-St. Luke's are members of the ECW and invited to participate in the Bazaar and other ECW events around the Diocese.
Edith Heller coordinates the Bazaar.
The Fellowship Committee plans receptions and events throughout the year, including the "Fifth Sunday" celebrations. This committee serves a need within GSL by bringing together parishioners for food, fun and of course Fellowship. More cooks, decorators, servers, shoppers, and organizers are always needed and welcome on the Fellowship Committee. Julie Denman is chair of the Fellowship Committee.
How we care for one another is one of the most telling ways in which we live out our discipleship and demonstrate our love for one other. At Grace-St. Luke’s, Pastoral Care is a shared ministry with both clergy and lay participants in care giving and leadership. Team members make holy touches to ensure members of our community and others are cared for and loved in times of illness, family crisis, births, deaths, as well as in times of celebration. Holy touches include cards, visits, meal and flower deliveries and Eucharistic visits. If your sense of vocation is to actively participate in Pastoral Care, please contact the Rev. Amy George (amy [at] gracestlukes [dot] org) or Amanda McGriff (amanda [at] gracestlukes [dot] org) for discernment about this ministry. For team leaders, meeting dates and times, click here.
Welcomers and greeters are vital to our parish. They make sure visitors feel at home, and direct newcomers to the nursey, restrooms, parish hall, and other locations. The welcoming committee also follows up with visitors who want to learn more about our parish. Welcomers are coordinated by Connie Johns(connie [at] gracestlukes [dot] org).
Parish-sponsored teams for children include baseball, softball, basketball, football and soccer teams with more than 350 current participants from the church, school, and community. We always, always need more coaches. Coaches are coordinated by Christi Authement(christi [at] gracestlukes [dot] org).