- Movable Feast
The Moveable Feast is a monthly gathering of young adults (~18-30) who are Christ-seekers and questioners, sharing a meal, conversation, and informal communion.
- Mary Boyer Community Garden
The garden is located on the property to the right of the drive as you are coming up the hill to the church. St. Luke’s folks and other volunteers from the community work to plant, till and harvest fresh produce to be distributed to any who need it. This year we will provide produce to the FARM Cafe, Bread of Life Ministry, Hospitality House and anyone else in need of fresh produce.
- Bread of Life
Teams of people from St. Luke’s are responsible for the evening meal at the Hospitality House of Boone NC on the First Tuesday of every month. Volunteers shop for, cook andserve the meal in the HH professional kitchen at their facility on Brookhollow Road. We especially need team leaders who can cook for 50-70 people.
- Junaluska Ministries
St. Luke’s has teamed up with people from the predominately African American Junaluska community and Boone Mennonite Brethren Church on a project to preserve the history of Watauga’s only surviving African American community. The history project group which meets every two weeks is working to locate and consolidate family stories, photos and interviews. They recently received a $5,000 grant from the Diocesan Human Hurt and Hope fund.
- Hospitality House
Hospitality House of Boone, a non-profit organization, serves seven counties (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey) in northwestern North Carolina helping those in crisis, poverty and homeless situations rebuild their lives.
- Hunger Coalition
The mission of the Hunger and Health Coalition is to relieve poverty and hunger in a compassionate manner for families and individuals who are experiencing economic hardship and food shortages.
This assistance may include food, medicine, and referrals to other community resources. The Hunger and Health Coalition meets emergency needs while acting as a community resource assisting those in need to find a more permanent solution.
- WeCan (Watauga Crisis Assistance Network)
Everyday people in our community face eviction, utility cutoffs, heating fuel shortage and prescription medication needs. Since 2002, Watauga Crisis Assistance Network (WeCAN) has been providing help to community members who find themselves in these situations. Often, such assistance ultimately prevents an individual from becoming homeless.
- Community Care Clinic
The Community Care Clinic was established in 2006, in response to a growing number of uninsured in our community. Nearly 1 in 3 adults in Watauga County do not have health insurance. The clinic is located in the Hannah Building (the former Health Department) off of Bamboo Road, on Health Center Drive. Medical services include primary care, care in a range of specialties, and health education. Reduced cost dental and vision care are offered by Appalachian Dental Care, and Western Carolina Eye Associates. Volunteerism (both medical and non-medical) continues to be vital in providing healthcare to the many uninsured patients that we serve.
- Tri Church Ministries
Representitives from the three Episcopal churches in Watauga County St.Luke’s in Boone, St. Mary of the Hills in Blowing Rock and Holy Cross in Valle Crucis make up this committee. The TCM will explore ways the three churches can work together. The group will focus on education, service and of course fun. It’s a great group, with folks you will enjoy working with.
- College Ministries
St. Luke’s Welcomes college students. We want to get to know you & invite you to participate in our community. Join us for worship!
WCF (Westminster-Canterbury Fellowship) is the Presbyterian-Episcopal Campus Ministry at Appalachian State University. St. Luke’s is a partner congregation of WCF, along with six other area congregations. WCF offers a meal and program each Tuesday night, as well as special programs and retreats throughout the year. Gatherings are held at local partner churches and/or at the WCF office located at 140 Appalachian St. (corner of W. Howard & Appalachian St.–in building w/ Pads for Grads, across from Raley parking lot). For more information, contact our office who put you in touch with the Rev. Beth Turner, Episcopal Campus Minister.
- If any of these ministries interest you, please contact the church office (by clicking here).