Ten percent of our annual operating budget goes to charitable donations, distributed in this way:
- 40% for crisis management, such as shelters and abuse centers
- 25% for maintenance, such as food pantries
- 25% for investment, such as schools
- 10% for global, such as medical clinics and our Honduras mission
Our philosophy is to make sizeable donations that will make a real difference to these organizations
Doris Soles, Cheri Pinner, and Chuck Van Gorder
Good Shepherd hosts a yearly blood drive. Volunteers help load and unload the bus, greet donors, serve refreshments after blood donation, and bring cookies to give to donors. The ministry calls potential donors and assigns them appointment times to fulfill our quota of units of blood.
This outreach event has been postponed until 2018.
Wally Figura, Jon Czarnecki and others
Saving the world one butt at a time.
This new ministry prepares barbecued pork, beef, or chicken for sale at local events as a fundraising vehicle for outreach.
Pam Roman and Harry Baughn
A low-income apartment complex for the elderly or handicapped. Two parishioners from Good Shepherd serve on the board of Directors at all times. You can help encourage and enliven their lives by participating in sponsored social events at Christmas and April Fools Day.
Parade of tables
Suzi Herbert and Laurie Wright
An annual outreach fundraiser dinner and silent auction. Individual parishioners and teams of parishioners sponsors and decorate tables. Music and games fill out this fun evening of fellowship that supports local outreach.
Boat Ramp Cleanup Volunteers
Good Shepherd volunteers periodically clean up the area around the boat ramp and shoreline on Ledford Chapel Road near Hayesville, as a public service.
Meals on wheels
The Meals on Wheels ministry shares God's blessings by delivering hot meals to homebound Clay County residents. Volunteers create Heaven on Earth, one meal, one smile at a time.
Good Shepherd parishioners deliver meals to the disabled and elderly via three routes every Tuesday from the Senior Center. Please sign up in the Parish Hall.
In keeping with our vision statement, to boldly engage the world as God's shepherds, to share God's blessings, and to create Heaven on Earth one person at a time through tangible ministries on a local, diocesan, national, and international level.
Fr. Bill Breedlove
The mission to Honduras serves the children’s home and other ministries of the LAMB Institute in Tegucigalpa.
Provides oversight for many church Outreach functions (local, national, and international). Investigates and makes recommendation to Vestry concerning allocation of Outreach funds. Schedules events designed to generate interest and funds.
Energy Saving Volunteers
Energy Saving Volunteers seeks to care for God’s creation and improve conditions for the less advantaged in our community. Working with 34 families so far, we assess their use of energy and then provide upgrades to save on monthly energy bills as well as suggestions and support for them to achieve additional savings on their own.