St. Lucas UCC - Mission and Outreach

Joint Neighborhood Ministry


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 box, 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 Mo-Val

October - Lydia's House

November - Feed My People

December - 
    Strengthen the Church


More than just soup in a can, Joint Neighborhood Ministry does more than run a food pantry that serves the Benton Park area in south St. Louis since 1966.

Joint Neighborhood Ministry was founded as an outreach of Epiphany UCC and Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Joint Neighborhood Ministry started out as a social vehicle for youth and seniors in south city.  The mission changed as the neighborhood began to decline and poverty took hold in the area. 

Today, some of the services that Joint Neighborhood Ministry provides for the Benton Park area are:

  • Food Pantry
  • Clothing
  • Financial assistance to pay for items such as utility bills and bus passes
  • Parish Nurse to provide health management, health education, counseling, financial assistance for copays and medication are just some of the health services provided by Joint Neighborhood Ministry.
  • Home delivery of food to seniors over 60 who are homebound.
  • Family advocacy programs

Currently Joint Neighborhood Ministry served over 15,000 individuals.  This need is increasing as the continuing tough economic conditions having an adverse impact on an increasing number of individuals and families.

There are many ways that you can help out Joint Neighborhood Ministry in addition to your financial contribution.  Joint Neighborhood Ministry also needs:

  • Year round financial contributions
  • Food items for the food pantry
  • Gently used clothing
  • Personal care items
  • Household items
  • Time as a volunteer

For more information about Joint Neighborhood Ministry
and how you can help visit the Joint Neighborhood website at