Charitable Donations

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

Blood Drive

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.

Country Fare

This outreach event has been postponed until 2018. 

Holy Smokers

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.

DeSoto Square

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 occasional sponsored social events.

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

Fred King

Good Shepherd volunteers periodically clean up the area around the boat ramp and shoreline on Ledford Chapel Road near Hayesville, as a public service.

Outreach Committee

Joe Rybicki

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.

Meals on wheels

Jan Freeman

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.


Amy and Gil Nicolson

Energy Saving Volunteers is founded on the idea that if we help people save energy, we can both protect God's Creation and help God's people.  We visit homes of people that face high energy bills and have limited financial ability or knowledge on ways to reduce their energy consumption. We know the tricks of the trade to get bills down through simple energy saving solutions such as efficient lighting, weather stripping, changing water heater temperatures, adding insulation, reducing water consumption and many others. All of our labor is volunteer and our supplies are provided through donations. Our services are no charge, although for some higher cost items, we work out cost sharing arrangements with our clients and local contractors or equipment providers.

 Gil Nicolson installing energy saving wrap around a water heater.

Gil Nicolson installing energy saving wrap around a water heater.