Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Hayesville is installing an elevator to provide increased accessibility to parishioners and visitors. Thanks to the generosity of the parishioners of Good Shepherd, a grant of $20,000 from the Episcopal Foundation of Western North Carolina, and other gifts, parishioners and people of all physical abilities visiting the church will be able to attend events and education classes held in the lower level.
The new elevator will be installed by local contractors and is expected to be functioning by late spring. It is located in the addition to the church that was completed in 2011. The new space has provided a library, a large meeting area with a kitchen, and two offices on the lower level. Good Shepherd frequently shares its meeting rooms with community groups.
The rector, the Reverend Dr. Bill Breedlove, affirms that “Good Shepherd is committed to service and education to others and wants all of its programs available to not only our parishioners but other people in the community. Good Shepherd strives to share God's blessings with everyone.”
The church is located at 495 Herbert Hills Drive, just off Hwy. 64E. The church's website, which describes the many programs and ministries, is www.goodshepherdhayesville.org. The phone number is 828-389-3397. All are invited to come and see what Good Shepherd has to offer.