“She opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the needy.” – Proverbs 31:20
St. Luke’s Outreach is where we extend ourselves into the community and the world. We are called by God and our faith practice to reach into the world and serve those in need. At St. Luke’s we take this call seriously in our joyful work.
Toni’s Kitchen serves hot lunches on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and dinner on Sunday, every week of the year. The mission is simple, “Serve our guests.” The amazing volunteers at Toni’s Kitchen live this mission in many ways, and have responded to the ever-changing challenges of our current time by increasing five-fold the number of meals distributed within our community, in addition to providing grocery boxes for families.
The Second Time Around Shop redefines the idea of a thrift store. We have currently renovated our interior and exterior space to better serve the community and look forward to reopening soon. In addition to selling gently-used items, the Shop makes donations to individuals and groups in need.
Other fundraising and awareness raising efforts include our participation in the Rosanne Morey Christ Child Project.
St. Luke’s continues to be an incubator for new ministries.
We also use our buildings to support our world in the world. Six different 12-Step program meetings (AA and Al-Anon) are held at St. Luke’s each week (click here for information on meeting online during the pandemic.) We continue to house the North Jersey Information Service for Al-Anon/Alateen, as well as their Literature Distribution Center, COPE and Imani, which reach out into our local schools and Job Seekers, a local group working to help people achieve re-employment (currently meeting online at jobseekersofmontclair.org).