St. Lucas UCC Mission and Outreach

Eden Seminary


2017 Mission Schedule

On the second Sunday of each month, the Mission Moment is presented in church. Offering envelopes for these benevolences can be found in your offering envelope box, or you may use a pew envelope noting on it to which benevolence the offering should be sent.

January - Neighborhood Houses

February - Eden Seminary

March - One Great Hour of Sharing

April - Every Child's Hope

May - Isaiah 58

June - Emmaus Homes

July - Habitat for Humanity

August - Joint Neighborhood Ministry

September - Camp Mo-Val

October - Lydia's House

November - Feed My People

December - 
    Strengthen The Church

Founded in 1850, Eden Seminary is a graduate school that prepares men and women for ordained Christian Ministry.  Eden is one of seven seminaries of the United Church of Christ.  By educating men and women for the future ministry, Eden strives to strengthen the life of the church through a critical reflection of faith and supporting Christian discipleship.

 Although Eden is primarily affiliated with the United Church of Christ, it serves many
denominations.   By doing so, Eden remains committed to educating future faithful leaders of the church.  Eden is committed to the study of theology in the context of the ecumenical Christian Community in an ever changing world. 

There are three primary facets of Eden that deserve special attention:

1. There has always been a confessional quality about Eden’s life. Faith commitment and church involvement have been assumed on the part of the faculty. The Seminary exists to educate church leaders that God may be glorified and that the world may be transformed.

2. Eden affirms that Christian faith and critical scholarship are compatible and that dedicated discipleship is neither alien nor hostile to the truth of love. Faith is nurtured and openly affirmed at Eden.

3. Eden is an ecumenical place. The inter-denominational character of its original student body is still characteristic of the school. Today, Eden participates fully and richly in ecumenism, both through cooperative endeavors with educational and service institutions in the Saint Louis area, and through the influence and impact of graduates serving in various denominations. While a school of the Church in a particular faith tradition, Eden is a community inclusive of many traditions.

For more information go to the Eden Seminary website at