God Is Doing A New Thing at St. Luke’s
In January of 2016, the members of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church embarked on a journey together. We gathered at homes all across Summerville and the surrounding areas to talk about the state of our church property and our hopes and dreams for the future. Those conversations led us to a vision for our congregation:
“We envision St. Luke’s to be a thriving and vibrant congregation where all generations are connected together by God’s love as we grow in faith, love, and service.”
To accomplish this:
- We will intentionally form safe and nurturing relationships among all ages that build faith.
- We will hire a director of faith formation who will support this vital ministry of nurturing faith and relationships.
- We will build a new facility, and renovate our current spaces to give us the needed space to enable significant relationship building.
Building Connections in Faith
This exciting vision is well underway and is continuing years later. We are building connections in faith together through our Faith Webbing ministry that is being incorporated into every aspect of our ministry.
Through generous donations, we have been able to retire our mortgage on the Education Building.
Throughout 2018, we restored the sanctuary by completely repairing all the damaged wood and repainting the interior and exterior of the building. We have renovated the bell tower and added louvers to the windows. We have set ourselves up to continue to worship in this space for years to come. Thanks be to God!
We have almost finished Phase 1 of our campaign by renovating the Education Building and Chapel.
Phase 2 of this project is the focal point of our campaign, and we are hoping to break ground in 2020. At that time, we will build a new space on campus that will serve as our Family Life Center. It will seat 300 people around tables for meals and accommodate full-court basketball. This facility will serve as a gathering place to help us accomplish Faith Webbing by building relationships among all ages. We will have a full kitchen and there will be another area available for smaller groups to gather. Join us as we look with hope toward the future.
Phase 3 of our project involves a complete renovation of our fellowship hall, and the reorientation of our campus. We will use our existing green space in front of the sanctuary as our new entrance point onto the campus by creating a walkway. We will build a new entrance to the existing fellowship hall that will open into a reception hall. This space will house the offices for the pastors and staff. It will also consist of two meeting spaces, a larger lecture room, a library, a choir room, a nursery, a small kitchen, two single ADA restrooms in addition to our existing restrooms, and an all purpose space where medium sized groups can meet.