Luke House: serving the hungry with the help of faith communities

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As part of our mission to weave prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth into a shared way of life, we strive to live ever more deeply into diversity, inclusivity and equity so that all may be one.

With the leadership of the Holy Wisdom Monastery’s Sunday Assembly, donors and volunteers, together we provided more than $4,480 in support of Luke House and their 60-120 weekly guests.

Feeding the hungry

Luke House provides nutritious and balanced meals to Madison’s most in-need residents – the homeless and hungry.  Through the Luke House community meal program, Holy Wisdom was able to share funding for the purchase of groceries on the second Tuesday of each month, as well as provide financial gifts donated on behalf of the greater Holy Wisdom community. 

“The reasons for poverty are complex, but we know that providing the hungry with food and a safe place to eat is a vital way to help alleviate some suffering.– Luke House, Madison, WI

While COVID has eliminated our ability to volunteer and prepare meals in person for the short term, it hasn’t held us back!  There will soon be a time when we reunite to prepare and share a meal – offering the comfort of lasagna and conversation.   

This past week Holy Wisdom Monastery, presented Luke House Director, Matthew Rogge, a gift of $1,000 in support of their good work to provide for those who are in great need.

Supporting Luke House

The generosity and love shared by Holy Wisdom Monastery is a direct result of the ongoing leadership and commitment from the following charitable leaders:

Sandy Adams
Mary Alberts and Don Spencer
Amy L. Bonomie
Patricia Donovan
Toby Grabs and Jennifer Kobylecky
Mary Hoddy
Abbie Loomis
Alison and David McKee
Julie Melton
Nancy and Peter Priegel
Sister Lynne Smith
Neal and Diane Smith
Aggie Steichen
Nancy and David Topp
Bob Weiss
Sandy Wojtal-Weber
Kathy Woytych
Steve Zwettler and Barbara Brummer

A special thank you to our Sunday Assembly Luke House co-chairs, Mary Hoddy and Aggie Steichen.  Their leadership, in partnership with the Sunday Assembly council and membership, is a beautiful depiction of servant leadership in its purest form. 

If you feel so moved, would you consider an ongoing monthly donation to help support the Luke House Sunday Assembly social justice initiative? 

Ways to give

*Mail to: BLF, 4200 County Rd. M, Middleton, WI 53562

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