Opportunities For You To Serve
This section details ministry opportunities for you to serve others. Click on each title below to find out more information.
Hospital Lay Visitors
These volunteers supplement the work of our clergy by providing friendly visits to our hospitalized members at area hospitals. Lay visitors currently serve St. Vincent’s, Trinity, and Brookwood hospitals. Visitors usually agree to visit Saint Luke’s members at one or more facilities, one day per week. Training is provided. Contact Miriam Davies (871-1224) or Barbara Vandergriff (802-6207) for more information.
Angels on Wheels
This group prepares casseroles and maintains a pantry of these in the freezer. They deliver meals to families who have experienced a death, family member hospitalization, or other crisis. They pick up and deliver already-prepared meals from our Wednesday Night Church Suppers to selected persons experiencing crises like the above-mentioned. They may also be called upon to provide a response to emergency transportation requests. Contact Mary Britton (802-6217).
St. Martin’s-in-the-Pines and Episcopal Place
Saint Martin’s-in-the-Pines is a local Episcopal Retirement Community. Skilled Nursing Care, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care, and Independent Living apartments are provided in a loving, caring atmosphere sponsored by local Episcopal churches. Episcopal Place is a HUD-funded, rent-subsidized facility supported by the Episcopal Church featuring individual apartments for qualified persons. Volunteers are needed at every level of care, to assist residents and supplement the work of paid staff at these fine facilities. If you would like to experience the satisfaction and reward of being a volunteer at St. Martin’s or Episcopal Place, contact Rev. DeGweck (802-6203) for more information.
We frequently receive requests for rides to events such as church socials or suppers, worship services, doctor’s appointments, etc., from persons in our church family who are unable to transport themselves. At such times, it becomes invaluable to have a list of volunteers who have agreed to provide such transportation if they’re available when called upon. If you would like to assist a fellow member with such a request, please contact Mary Britton (802-6217).
This devoted and talented group of knitters and needle-workers meet the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Tilson Room to create shawls, blankets, infant hats, scarves, and a host of other beautiful and useful items which are given away in a variety of pastoral care ministries at Saint Luke’s. Their warmth, quality, and beauty bring great comfort and strength to many people, young and old, who are hospitalized, convalescing, or otherwise going through a difficult or stressful time in their lives. Two examples would be the Prayer Shawls given to the sick or homebound, or the infant caps given to premature infants at the UAB Hospital. These and many other uses made of these beautiful creations add up to a wonderful ministry of comfort and healing. If you’d like to be part of this group, simply come any second Thursday at 11:30 to the Tilson Room. Bring your lunch (drinks provided) and sewing/knitting materials. For more information, call Melinda Powers (879-0823) or Barbara Vandergriff (802-6207).
Sunday Breakfast and Wednesday Supper Volunteers
These volunteers serve as cashiers and food servers to assist with our weekly Sunday morning breakfasts as well as our scheduled Wednesday Suppers. These willing hands make possible the wonderful “family meals” that bond us as a parish. Call Mary Britton (802-6217) to volunteer for Sunday breakfast, or Betty O’Neil (802-6201) to volunteer for Wednesday night suppers.
Reception Desk Volunteers
Our weekday reception desk volunteers are the “face of Saint Luke’s” to countless people who call or stop by the church week after week. Volunteers work ½ day shifts, mornings or afternoons, Monday through Friday. Calls to the church’s main phone number come into the reception desk and are routed by the volunteer on duty to the appropriate person or office upstairs in the administrative section. The volunteer also responds to requests for information about services and other church functions, receives mail and other packages, welcomes visitors who enter the building by the Commons entrance, and directs persons as necessary. New volunteers are always needed! Whether you commit to one shift a week, one or two a month, or whatever fits your schedule, this is a great way to serve your church in an important role. Call Mary Britton (802-6217) for more information.