St. Luke is a Christian community seeking to understand and express the teachings of Jesus in our personal and corporate lives. We strive to express Jesus’ recurring message to love and accept all persons, especially the marginalized and the outcast. We are a progressive congregation seeking to grow in faith and service to the world. The teachings of Jesus call us to offer charity and to call for justice for the wellbeing of all people.
St. Luke is a Reconciling Congregation and is a member of the
national organization, Reconciling Ministries Network. We celebrate diversity by embracing people of all races, ages, cultures, religious backgrounds,
marital/social/economic statuses, physical/mental abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. St. Luke invites YOU to join us on this faith journey. Everyone is worthy of God’s love and grace!
Reconciling Ministries Network has many resources available on their web site. Here is the link to their web site, which you may find helpful:
UMC.org is the official online ministry of The United Methodist Church. The denominational website represents The United Methodist Church in the digital world, carrying out our charge as Christians to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Web site of the Nebraska Conference of The United Methodist Church. This web site includes information about what is happening in our Conference, download copies of the Messenger newspaper, and contact information for Nebraska’s Bishop and other key leadership in the Nebraska United Methodist Church.
Web site of the United Methodist News Service, which gives daily news stories of what is happening in The United Methodist Church in the United States and around the world.
Digital magazine of the United Methodist Church, sharing news articles about United Methodists living their faith.
Web site of the the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society, the branch of the church that deals with justice action and issues related to the world community, political community, economic community, social community, nurturing community, and natural world.
Web site of the United Methodist Information Service…where you can ask any question about The United Methodist Church.
Founded in 1996 in response to the Women’s Fund Task Force on Domestic Violence, the Council engages in pulling domestic violence “out of the shadows,” uniting the community against it, and stopping the violence.
Another resource is the domestic violence web site of the Nebraska Health & Human Services System: http://dhhs.ne.gov/children_family_services/Pages/nea_domestic.aspx
St. Luke joins with a coalition of churches to help build a house in Omaha for a deserving family.
Heartland Hope provides food and clothing and promotes self-sufficiency for people in need, focusing primarily on serving those in our community who are actively working but are unable to make ends meet for the most basic of needs for their family, while fostering independence. Heartland Hope is located at 2021 U Street.
Substance abuse may be the biggest problem facing the U.S. and the problem is only getting worse. Not every drug addiction is the same, and some have worse side effects than others. 78 people die every day from opioid overdose. 66.7 million people reported binge drinking in the last month in 2015. 27.1 million people were current users of illicit substances or misused prescription drugs in 2015. A resource to check out is https://rehab.help.org/
Help is available through a variety of resources. Call 911 or one of these organizations:
You can also find resources on the following web sites:
A non-profit organization whose goal is to prevent and end homelessness in our community by providing assistance to needy persons/families via clothing, shelter, transportation assistance, utilities, and emergency medical help. Persons/families are asked to go through a screening process whereby needs are evaluated, and Together, Inc., responds accordingly. Located at 812 South 24th Street, Omaha, NE 68108, phone 402.345.8047.
YES helps homeless and at-risk youth get back on their feet in whatever ways they can. After meeting their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and safety, YES creates a support system which empowers them to be self-sufficient.