St. Luke’s, Charlotte
Thank you, people of St. Luke’s, Charlotte! You put your faith into action through God’s Work, Our Hands.
The crew from St. Luke’s began by packing over 850 food boxes at the Loaves & Fishes warehouse on Thursday, September 7, and Saturday, September 9. The work was hot and exhausting but rewarding. The first group of nine completed five pallets—390 food boxes. The second group of 15 completed six pallets—468 food boxes. As Celeste of Loaves & Fishes explained to us, a family of six would get six boxes.
On Sunday, September 10, after a service of blessing, the children (led by our fearless choir members, Karen Smith, Bonnie Jones, and Terri Wells) headed to MerryWood on Park Retirement & Assisted Living Facility to sing for residents and share handmade cards. The residents were enchanted and requested a return visit soon!
While the children were sharing their gifts at MerryWood, a slightly older group assembled 100 snack bags for Crisis Assistance Ministry clients. Sandie Fenton delivered the bags and noted that the team at Crisis especially appreciated the individually decorated bags. The bags will be distributed to clients while they wait in line to enter the store. After the children returned, we gathered in the chapel for refreshments, closing remarks, and prayer. We were also treated to an encore performance from the children. Thanks to everyone at St. Luke’s who contributed to this meaningful ministry. We will carry the experiences of this year’s God’s Work, Our Hands in our hearts as we go forward in faith and service.