St. Luke's December mission is the Presbyterian Christmas Joy Offering celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the truly "indescribable gift", as well as the gifts of church leaders- past, present and future. As a cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930's, the Christmas Joy Offering distributes gifts equally to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and to Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges. The first honors the faithfulness of current and retired church workers and their families by offering critical financial assistance and support in times of need. The latter continues the 140-year Presbyterian commitment of promoting education and leadership development while nurturing racial and ethnic heritage through the establishment and support of schools and colleges. In gratitude to God for the gift of Jesus, celebrate God's presence with us by generously supporting church leaders in need of help and hope.