The Outreach Committee helps develop, coordinate and promote opportunities for Grace-St. Luke’s parishioners to continue the work of Christ through actively serving the world in God’s name.
This means using every means available to help parishioners understand the Gospel imperative to feed the hungry, clothe and shelter the needy, care for the sick, and visit the imprisoned, as well as the Christian call to be an instrument of healing in our broken world.
The Outreach Committee met on October 21st, 2015 to review grant requests recieved over the summer and during the grant submission period. Many applications were recieved, and the members prayerfully reviewed and discussed each one. Memphis is blessed to have an abundance of extraordinary individuals and organizations working to better our community and world.
The organizations who received funding Partners who recieved funding during the 2015 process are:
Alzheimer's Day Services, Church Health Center, Community of St. Therese of Lisieux, Door of Hope, Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Friends for Life, GSL More Than A Meal, Hospitality Hub, Integrity of Memphis, Memphis Child Advocacy Center, Memphis Exchange Club Family Center, Memphis Library Foundation, Memphis Teacher Residency, Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, Outreach Housing and Community, Samaritan Counseling Center, Shelby County Books from Birth, Soulsville Music Academy, St. George's Independent School, West Tennessee Haiti Partnership.
The Outreach Committee is continually interested in learning about new organizations and opportuniities for the parishioners to be involved. Questions can be directed to either Ed Hord (edwardhord115 [at] gmail [dot] com) or Erin Shoughrue (eshoughrue [at] bellsouth [dot] net).