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Community Outreach

A Legacy of Unconditional Love for this City

Saint Luke’s has a long history of sharing its resources with the community in creative and purposeful ways. Several important local agencies were birthed by the parish, including Pre School Partners, Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Center, Norwood Resource Center, and others. Although we are situated in the Village of Mountain Brook we consider ourselves a “city church” that responds to the needs of the larger Birmingham area. We seek to serve our Birmingham neighbors in need in many different ways, including hands-on service, partnerships, monthly agency-designated collections, and financial grants. We respond to the Great Commandment, loving God with all our hearts and loving our neighbors as ourselves, by encouraging all our members to find deeper connections to those in need.

Saint Luke’s supports many agencies in our community. The links below highlight agencies that received an Outreach Grant this year. For more information about each agency, please click the links to their respective websites. You may also pick up a copy of our brochure “Community Outreach Service Opportunities for Saint Luke’s Parishioners” at the church, or we would be glad to send you one.

Our Support Across Birmingham

The Abbey

A coffee shop and meeting and worship space whose mission is to provide a safe and comfortable space where the traditions of Christianity can be rediscovered and reimagined.

The Bell Center

For more than 25 years, The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs has provided treatment for children with special needs through its therapy programs. The program has provided dramatic results for the more than 1,000 children who have participated since its inception.

Bridge Ministries of Birmingham

Bridge Ministries is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by local congregations to serve the most vulnerable in our community. Located in Southside, Bridge Ministries focuses on preventing homelessness by assisting people in crisis situations to pay their rent or utility bills or to secure temporary emergency lodging.

Camp McDowell

We are the camp and conference center for the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Alabama. Since 1948, people of all faiths and backgrounds have used our facilities to rest, learn, grow, worship, and play. Camp McDowell is "God's Backyard."

Community Grief Support Service

Community Grief Support Service is a non-profit corporation organized in 1996 to provide free compassionate counseling, education, and support for bereaved persons in the Greater Birmingham Area. Choose hope and let CGSS help you rebuild your life.

Community Kitchens of Birmingham

Community Kitchens of Birmingham is a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding anyone who is hungry.

Episcopal Place

Episcopal Place meets the needs of today’s seniors and disabled adults who want to age at home and remain independent for as long as possible.

Family Promise of Birmingham

Family Promise of Birmingham (formerly Birmingham Hospitality Network) is a network of diverse faith and civic organizations working together to provide safe, home-like lodging where homeless families can stay together while working to regain their independence.

Firehouse Shelter

To provide to homeless men in the Birmingham area a nurturing and caring environment while empowering each individual to reach his full potential.

The Foundry

To restore hope and rebuild the lives of the addict, the ex-inmate and the homeless through Christ-centered recovery.

Grace By Day & Grace Food Pantry

Five days a week in the Grace Church Parish Hall from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, volunteers welcome guests from the neighborhood and our homeless community, offering a listening ear, juice and cookies, games and activities, as well as a weekly worship service for those who wish to participate.

Greater Birmingham Ministries

Greater Birmingham Ministries strives to serve God’s purpose of justice and peace by assuaging the wounds of the community and struggling in community to realize more just systems and more faithful relationships.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses to provide quality, affordable housing opportunities so that every person can experience God's love and can live and grow into all that God intends.

King's Home

King’s Home has been a refuge to many at-risk youth, women and children seeking hope and help from abuse, neglect and abandonment, homelessness and other difficult and impoverished circumstances. Residential group home services in 22 Christ-centered homes, located on 6 campuses.

M-Power Ministries

M-POWER Ministries provides opportunities for people to break the cycle of poverty through education and health services.

Magic City Harvest

Since 1995, Magic City Harvest has been recovering excess food to help alleviate food insecurity and food waste in Jefferson, Shelby and Talladega counties.

Norwood Resource Center

Norwood Resource Center (NRC) is a community-based 501(c)3 organization offering services designed to promote a healthy and productive community. NRC serves the residents of Norwood as well as residents from throughout the Greater Birmingham Area.

Oasis Women's Counseling Center

Oasis Women’s Counseling Center, a nonprofit organization and a United Way partner, supports the emotional well-being of women and children in the Birmingham, Alabama, metropolitan area including the counties of Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, St. Clair and Walker.

Pathways

Pathways is a United Way agency that serves homeless women and children. We provide a safe place to stay, clean clothes, and hot meals. We also supply training and education programs to help both women and children transition back into the community.

PreSchool Partners

PreSchool Partners was founded on the belief that every child deserves access to a quality preschool education. We strongly believe that in order for a child to be successful in school, there must be parental involvement. The mission of PreSchool Partners is to equip families of at risk preschool age children with the skills necessary to achieve school readiness.

Sawyerville Work Project

Sawyerville Day Camp is a summer day camp in Hale County, Alabama sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama Youth Department and the Sawyerville Commission. It is an annual camp for economically disadvantaged children and youth in the Black Belt of our state.

STAIR (Start The Adventure In Reading)

STAIR works with second grade children in Birmingham, Alabama to improve their reading skills and to boost their self-esteem.

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For more information, contact Mark LaGory EMAIL or (205) 802-6205.