Hospitality Center is an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, hosted inside St. Luke's. The Hospitality Center is a community resource center and meal site which provides service to the homeless and near homeless people of Racine. The Hospitality Center is open to all people without regard to social status, religious, or financial standing.
No matter what your reason for stopping in, one thing is guaranteed: you won't leave the same as when you entered." We believe that providing hospitality to those who have nowhere to go may lead us to an encounter with Christ, and that by opening our church doors we increase the chance to allow true holiness to find us.
We invite you to "drop-in" and visit.
Racine Vocational Ministries
Saturday Sack Lunches
St. Luke’s is one of a number of churches in Racine which participate in the Sack Lunch Program. The Program provides 70 brown-bag lunches every Saturday for anyone needing lunch.
Typically, St. Luke’s is responsible for 5-6 Saturdays per year. On our designated Saturday, volunteers meet at First United Methodist Church, 745 Main Street, at 10:30 a.m. to make the lunches, after which they are distributed at 12 noon to the public. Volunteers provide the ingredients needed. The Program is organized by St. Monica’s guild, and anyone in the church who is interested in helping is welcome to join us. Leave a message for Tricia Frost if you have any questions!
The Haiti Project
St. Vincent De Paul Meals
Brotherhood of St. Andrew's
St. Monica's Guild
St. Monica’s Guild has been a fixture at St. Luke’s since 1940. At that time, there were other womens’ guilds but we are the only one that survived. In those early days, the primary responsibilities were: holding fundraisers to support the building fund, doing some of the cleaning at the church, and being on nursery duty on Sunday mornings.
Today we are a smaller group of eleven, composed of longtime and newer members, and our primary activities are: holding an annual bake sale fundraiser at the West Racine Farmers Market in the Fall (September 14 this year); making sack lunches for the Sack Lunch Program 6-7 times a year; giving financial support to the Haiti Project through educational scholarships for students, and selling Haitian coffee; helping with funeral arrangements at the church when needed; as well as contributing to the needs of the church.
Proceeds from the Bake Sale go to support the church and the Haiti Project. The Guild operates more informally than in the past and we have no dues. We meet regularly at the Red Onion downtown for lunch to discuss business and for socialization. All women of the church are welcome to join us at one of these lunches, or help us make sack lunches on one of our designated Saturday mornings at the First United Methodist Church, 745 Main Street, so you can meet our members and see what we are all about! Of course, new members are very welcome! Contact Tricia Frost if you have any questions!
Sunday School Program
St. Luke’s new Sunday School program for toddlers through
Confirmation-age youngsters begins October 20. Each week following the
Processional, we’ll gather for a prayer and a snack that Jesus might have eaten
as a boy. We’ll begin this year’s program by learning parables from the gospel
of St. Luke through play, songs, signing, and praying. We will return to
worship each week in time to Pass the Peace and experience the Eucharist.
We are always happy to welcome children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and neighbors! Leave a message for Leah Nakamura with questions. Help us fill our classes youngsters who will learn about God’s amazing love for them!