Jane Davis and Sally Hoover will continue to serve as co-chairs of the Outreach Committee. This year St. Luke’s will be giving a generous amount of its pledges and plate income to local, national and international organizations. The 2020 Outreach budget is $3,600 or 5% of pledge & plate income (the same as the previous year.) It should be noted that St. Luke’s donations and giving are much broader than what the designated outreach budget funds reflect. For example: Outreach that is funded by individual contributions include Partners in Service (PINS), The United Thank Offering (UTO), Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Seder Meal donations. Other fundraising events such as the LEGO Contest, Plant Sale, and Wreath Making Workshop—all raise monies that are shared with other organizations.
In addition to money, many St. Luke’s members share their time and talents. Several members continue to volunteer at the Vermont Foodbank once a month in Brattleboro, sorting and packing food for distribution to food shelves throughout the state. Our help is always greatly appreciated. St. Luke’s participates each year in the Chester/Andover Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Event: A Blanket & Winter Clothing Collection and Distribution. All of the mittens, hats, boots, blankets, coats, and other winter clothing are free to people in need. The St. Luke’s community also continuously collects food for the Chester/Andover Family Center and several parishioners, including our Rector, volunteer at the center.
We invite anyone who is interested to join the Outreach Committee (which meets once or twice a year) and welcome fresh ideas for outreach and worthy organizations to support.
Lego Contest held at Newsbank
Outreach Backpack Project SAMS Missionaries Spring Plant Sale