‘How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!’ Psalm 133:1
Carol’s Closet/Food Bank
Carol’s Closet is a shared ministry with St. James Episcopal Church in Glastonbury and other local churches as part of the area interfaith community. Its purpose is the collection of personal hygiene items such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Additionally, paper goods, such as toilet paper, Kleenex, and paper towels, are collected and made available for distribution. These items cannot be purchased with food stamps.
The Food Bank ministry is focused on the collection of food for the local food bank throughout the year and for special events. Both of these ministries are completed in conjunction with Glastonbury Social Services.
If you would like to get involved with Carol’s Closet or the Food Bank please contact Ann Posuniak at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For six years we have hosted a haunted house in the undercroft at St. Luke’s. For just one night St. Luke’s suddenly transforms into Dracula’s Lair, the Mad Scientist’s Lab, Frankenstein’s Workshop, the Ghostly Graveyard, and so much more. This eerie (but also family-friendly!) adventure is run by the kids in our Church School. We welcome the community into St. Luke’s and get everyone in the mood for Halloween. Visitors are pushed through the haunted house on rolling chairs to visit the different stations and we have “mild” or “spicy” performances based on the visitor. Non-perishable food donations are also collected to help our local food bank stock up for the holidays.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
St. Luke’s opens it’s doors to AA twice a week providing a safe comfortable environment for those in need of help to overcome their illness.
At many of our events St. Luke’s request donations for our local food bank.
A few dedicated parishioners from St. Luke’s will go outside the church walls to donate their time to work in our local Soup Kitchen to help those in need
Each week a dedicated crew from St. Luke’s picks up leftover food from a local Panera Bread and brings it to the local shelter for those in need.
The Rainbow Café
The Rainbow Café is a gathering in St. Luke’s parish house for LGBTQ high school students along with their friends and allies one Friday evening each month. The goal of the café is to provide a safe and welcoming place for these teens to gather and socialize. They use this adult-supervised space to play games, share music, watch movies, engage in discussions, snack, plan special events and generally have fun. Currently in it’s fifth year, the Rainbow Cafe is open to teens in Glastonbury and surrounding towns. For more information and the current schedule, contact Patti Cole at email@example.com.