Community Outreach Opportunities
St. Luke’s strives to support, empower, and encourage the people of St. Luke’s in our shared baptismal ministry of
- seeking and serving Christ in all persons,
- striving for justice and peace among all people, and
- respecting the dignity of every human being.
This ministry is carried out in the world, especially to those living outside our usual perspective or sphere of influence.
Larimer County Food Bank
The mission of the Larimer County Food Bank is "to reduce hunger in Larimer County, Colorado through programs that collect, process, store and distribute food to individuals and in cooperation with agencies that serve those in need." St. Luke’s supports the Larimer County Food Bank by collecting food the first Sunday of each month. By following the link below you can find a list of the most needed items. Please bring your donation to the altar and place it in or near the collection basket. If you would like more information on how you might take a more active role in directly supporting the food bank, please visit their website.
The group makes small quilts to give to new Christians at Baptism. We meet the third Monday of most every month at 10:30 am in the library at St. Luke’s. Contact Tammie Gregori, 970-223-2113.
St. Luke's provides meeting space for AA.
Boy Scouts of America
St. Luke’s is the chartering organization for Troop 97. More than 900 boys have experienced the values of Scouting through St Luke's parish troop since 1952. Scouting teaches leadership and develops character, citizenship, and fitness in a challenging, outdoor-oriented program that recognizes and encourages the importance of God and church in daily life.
Typical weekend outings include cross-country skiing, summer and winter backpacking and river canoeing. Recently the more experienced Scouts backpacked across the U.S./Canada border from Alaska and canoed the Yukon River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. In 2013 they backpacked the rugged Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area near Steamboat Springs, and in 2014 they will backpack the historic Appalachian Trail across three states, followed by sightseeing in Washington, D.C.
Troop 97 Scouts earn the Eagle award, youth's most significant honor, at nearly 12 times the national average. During 2013, five Troop 97 Scouts earned the Eagle award.
Troop 97 counts among its members the first recipients of the Episcopal God and Country award ever awarded in Fort Collins, and the first two recipients of the Episcopal St. George medal awarded in northern Colorado (awarded by the diocese to recognize adults who have given significant service to youth through the church).