St. Lucas UCC Mission and Outreach

Isaiah 58


 

2017 Mission Schedule

On the second Sunday of each month, the Mission Moment is presented in church. Offering envelopes for these benevolences can be found in your offering envelope packets, or you may use a pew envelope noting on it to which benevolence the offering should be sent. 

January - Neighborhood Houses

February - Eden Seminary

March - One Great Hour of Sharing

April - Every Child's Hope

May - Isaiah 58

June - Emmaus Homes

July - Habitat for Humanity

August - Joint Neighborhood Ministry

September - Camp MoVal

October - Lydia's House

November - Feed My People

December
    Strengthen The Church

 

Serving South St. Louis since 1970, Isaiah 58 provides a variety of services to meet the needs of low income residents in the area around south Grand.  Some of the services that Isaiah 58 provides are operating a food pantry and thrift store, utility assistance and job placement assistance.

 

Each Thanksgiving, Isaiah 48 provides 800 families with baskets of food as well as turkeys and hams, so that these families can have the type of Thanksgiving dinner that most of us take for granted.  At Christmas, Isaiah 58 provides over 100 families with gifts so that the children of low income families don’t have to go without getting any gifts for Christmas.

 

Isaiah 58 operates a food pantry that is open three days a week for low income people who do not have food or the means to purchase food.  The thrift store is open Mondays thru Thursdays for people seeking gently used clothing, and household items.

 

The “Soul Sisters” provides numerous opportunities for women in the community to come together, build relationships and improve their lives through various events and classes. Some of the programs include:

Lunch and Learn events around various issues
Field trips to explore the city
Movie days
Craft days

 

At St. Lucas we are most familiar with the “Meal a Month” program in which we are provided a list of food item items and one personal care item each month.  Each month we are given a list of suggested items to provide for Isaiah 58.  The June the Meal a Month items include:

Spam or Canned Ham

Baked Beans

Apple Sauce

Corn or Cornbread Mix

Personal Item: Deodorant

 

To learn more about Isaiah 58 please visit their website www.i58ministries.org