community impact

Jesus said His followers would be known by their love.  Below are some ways we seek to have an impact in our community, whether nearby or far away.

For more information about these events and partnerships, contact our Community Bridge Builder, MJ Cornelius.

produce on wheels

Produce on Wheels Without Waste offers 70 pounds of fresh produce for just $15.  The produce comes directly from the same warehouses the grocery stores use.  This is a great way to eat healthy without breaking the bank!

These events happen on fifth Saturday mornings during the growing season.  Our next POWWOW is June 29th. For more information, and for the date of the next event, contact MJ Cornelius

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Monthly Community Corner

Each month, St. Luke partners with a local nonprofit or charitable organization to help meet needs in our community. We have hosted diaper drives, food drives, toy drives, and many more. If your organization would like to partner for an item drive, contact MJ Cornelius, our Community Bridge Builder.

For the month of April, we're hosting a non-perishable food drive benefitting the food pantry at Heart of Mesa Baptist Church. Any donations can be placed in the cubbies in the lobby. Thank you for helping feed our community!

Sleep in heavenly peace

Ever since we hosted our first on-site bunk bed build in 2021, we've been excited to partner with this great non-profit.  We now have our own delivery team made up of people from St. Luke who deliver and assemble beds for families in need right here in Mesa!

For more information, including how to be a part of our delivery team, contact our Community Bridge Builder, MJ Cornelius.  

habitat for humanity

Each year, we team up with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona and other Lutheran churches to build a home for a family in need.  During the cooler months, volunteers work on Saturdays from about 7am-2pm with a free lunch. 

This year's first build day is usually in January, and the build season lasts until summer. Click here to view to build schedule (subject to change).  St. Luke's volunteers are welcome all days LBFC days.

Contact our church office for more information.

Family Promise

As part of our goal to embrace our neighbors with unexpected love, we partner with Family Promise to regularly host families transitioning into sustainable, independent housing. Families stay overnight at our church for a week at a time while they work through the Family Promise 60-day program.  We provide not only a safe place to stay, but fun activities, and meals for the entire week.  

For more information, contact our community bridge builder, MJ Cornelius.

care POrtal

CarePortal bridges the gap between state child protective services and local churches.  When a family is going through a crisis, their caseworker can post identified needs (furniture, car seats, etc.) on CarePortal so that local churches can meet their need.  

We started partnering with Care Portal in 2017 and have loved delivering needed items to local families.  Volunteers shop for requested items and/or deliver the items to people near our church.

For more information, contact MJ Cornelius.  

love our city

Great things happen when someone serves their community.  Serving others develops humility and creates a heart of genuine concern and love.  So, on Love Our City weekends, teams from our church volunteer at local aid agencies like AZ Brain Food, Project C.U.R.E., Child Crisis Center, and Feed My Starving Children.

For more information watch the recap video below, contact the church office, and get details here.

stephen ministry

Life isn't easy.  So, we offer Stephen Ministry to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people who are going through a difficult time.  A Stephen Minister is a well-trained, volunteer caregiver who listens, cares, prays, encourages, and offers the love of Christ during a time of need.

For more information, contact Paul Hoffmann.

Lifeline Screening

Twice a year, Life Line Screening is on our campus to conduct fast, painless and affordable screenings for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis.  Many of these conditions are leading risk factors for stroke and heart disease.


Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.

For more information regarding the screenings, contact MJ Cornelius.

The next screening at St. Luke is March 8th. To schedule an appointment at our next event, call (888) 653-6441, text the word "circle" to 797979, or go to  Pre-registration is required.

Night in bethlehem

What was the first Christmas like?  Our free, annual Night in

Bethlehem is a family-friendly, interactive experience that

recreates the sights and sounds surrounding the birth of Jesus.  

Try your hand in the shops of Bethlehem.  Have fun petting live

animals.  Enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies.  You can

even talk with Mary and Joseph.  And don't miss the Songs & 

Stories music experience in our worship center.  

For more information, contact our church office.

international partnerships

We partner with Groundwork Ministries in Guatemala and Germany. Our volunteer teams lead camps for kids, make home visits, and distribute needed medical, faith, and school resources. 

We also support Mission India, helping to train a missionary every year. These missionaries take the news of Jesus to villages where there are no churches or Christian communities.

We are actively involved in helping international ASU students through our campus ministry partnership with Sharon Owens and vicar Ethan Berglund. They serve hundreds of students at their events!

For more information, contact MJ Cornelius.