St. Lucas UCC Mission and Outreach

Emmaus Homes


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 packets, 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 MoVal

October - Lydia's House

November - Feed My People

    Strengthen The Church









Emmaus, founded in 1893, is a mission of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Services Ministry (CHHSM) and is a faith based organization supported by churches of many faiths throughout the country.


Emmaus homes was founded by a group of pastors and lay people of the Evangelical Synod of the West decided to use their vacated seminary buildings in Marthasville to serve individuals with developmental disabilities.  In 1901, Emmaus Homes expanded into St. Charles to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities closer to St. Louis.


Today Emmaus is focused on the contributions that people with developmental disabilities can make to society.  Although there are some residents of the Emmaus campus, Emmaus has moved to the group home model.  Emmaus serves clients in 50 group homes located throughout the Missouri side of the St. Louis metro area.  Most all of the homes have 24-hour support staff to take care of the residents.


For more information about Emmaus visit their website at