Community Service PRojects

During the Coronavirus pandemic, it's more important than ever that we at St. Luke's live out our vision to embrace our neighbors with the sacrifical love Jesus has first given to us.  We are seeking ways to use our (currently empty) buildings during this time to serve our community, and we continue to work with local non-profits to support their efforts.   


Please scroll down this page for more information on these service opportunities.  Also, you can click the SignUpGenius button below to view serving opportunities and sign up to volunteer!


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critical Needs List

With all the changes and opportunities around us, we update this list of needed donated items regularly.  These items can be dropped off in the grocery cart outside our church office doors during business hours (perishable donations can only be dropped off on Wednesdays between 9-noon).  


Click HERE to view the critical needs list.

OPeration big Serve

Located near Stapley & Main (911 E Main St.), Operation Big Serve typically helps homeless, veterans, seniors, and others in need, but during this time they are serving anyone who is hungry.  (See MJ's video HERE.)


There is a HUGE, ongoing need for essential items.  Click HERE to see a list of needed items, and drop them off at St. Luke's in the grocery cart by the office door.  (Monetary donations can be dropped off in the mailbox by our office entrance, given online, or mailed to St. Luke's.)


We are also looking for volunteers who could help shop with MJ to pick up food to be donated to Operation Big Serve.


For more information, contact MJ@stlukemesa.com.

Adopt-a-Grandparent

Partner with the City of Mesa to help seniors who are not able to leave their homes.  Chat over the phone with an "adopted" grandparent once a week, and drop off needed food and basic supplies.  A background check is required.


For more information about "adopting" a grandparent, including how to sign-up, click HERE


If you are over 60 and in need of assistance, or you want to apply for assistance for someone else over 60, click HERE.

Adopt-a-mobile-home-park

When the City of Mesa launched the adopt-a-grandparent initiative, they received over 60 requests from just one mobile home park.  City leaders then reached out to MJ to see if St. Luke's could provide support for this group.


On Wednesday, April 22nd, from 9am-noon, we need people to bring milk, bread, and eggs to St. Luke's for 60 seniors.  To coordinate this request (and others), we're setting up a sign-up genius webpage.  Click HERE to sign-up to donate these needed items. 

CaRePortal

Due to the COVID-19 virus, CarePortal is expanding their ministry to serve not only families working with Mesa's Child Protective Services, but also the elderly, first responders, medical personnel and other vulnerable populations as identified by several government agencies and non-profits.  When a need is identified within 10 miles of St. Luke's, we receive an e-mail from CarePortal.  If MJ believes we can meet the need, she responds to CarePortal and then e-mails our congregation to see if anyone has the requested items.  Finally, our volunteers deliver the needed items and share a postcard with info about St. Luke's.  CarePortal currently has guidelines in place to allow for non-contact deliveries.


To receive these e-mails, please contact MJ at mj@stlukemesa.com and ask to be added to the CarePortal request e-mails.