Our mission

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.

Calendar Year 2017 GSL Outreach Grantees

Calendar Year 2017 GSL Outreach Grantees

The mission of the Grace St. Luke’s Outreach Committee is:

. . . to help 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.

 

In furtherance of this mission, the Outreach Committee provides grants each year to qualified nonprofit organizations to help them help others in the community.  One of the criteria for selecting grantees is their willingness to provide volunteer opportunities for parishioners. Listed below are the Calendar Year 2017 GSL Outreach grantees and the Outreach liaison for each recipient.  Please contact the Outreach liaison for the grantee if you are interested in volunteering at one of these outstanding organizations.

Grantee: Amount Funded:  GSL Liaison

  • Books from Birth: $3,000: Phillip Ramsey Rule, ramseyrule87 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Child Advocacy Center: $4,000 : Rivers Powers, rivers.powers [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Church Health: $3000: Rivers Powers, rivers.powers [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Door of Hope: $2,000: Phillip Ramsey Rule, ramseyrule87 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dorothy Day House: $4,000: Juan Fuentes, juanjf7777 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Exchange Club: $3,000: Ruthie Lentz, rlentz [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Friends for Life: $2,000: Juan Fuentes, juanjf7777 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Memphis Teacher Residency: $3,000: Jim Drummond, drummondjamesf [at] gmail [dot] com
  • MIFA: $4,000: Ed Hord, edwardhord115 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Neighborhood Christian Center: $3,000: Ed Hord, edwardhord115 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Outreach Housing and Community: $4,000: Edith Heller, hrheller3 [at] comcast [dot] net AND Betsy Black, betsybmemphis [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Porter Leath: $2,000: Erin Shoughrue, eshoughrue [at] bellsouth [dot] net
  • Samaritan Counseling center: $3,000: Katie Savage, katierue516 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • St. George's Camp: $2,000: Katie Savage, katierue516 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Total: $42,000:

In addition to funding these grantees, Outreach allocated $9,500 in Calendar Year 2017 for GSL’s More Than a Meal ministry which provides a meal and fellowship to those in need every Sunday afternoon in Trezevant Hall.  Parishioners interested in volunteering to serve at More Than a Meal should contact Edith Heller at hrheller3 [at] comcast [dot] net.

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