Reaching Out in Love through Christ to Minister to a Needy World

Good Shepherd's Outreach Ministry serves both locally and globally, reaching out in love through Christ to minister to a needy world through compassionate outreach that empowers, educates, uplifts and offers hope to people in need.  The Outreach team is very hardworking and dedicated, and we welcome new volunteers to our team.  We have worked together to serve the needs of community through many non-profit groups, thereby directly impacting the lives of those in need.  

Join us in our ministry to reach out to others in need by donating your time as a volunteer for one of our projects below, or even better, by becoming a member of the Outreach Committee which meets the first Tuesday of every month. 

Interested in joining our Outreach Committee? Contact the Rev. Alwen Bledsoe for details.

In-gatherings

We sponsor in-gatherings of goods needed by our outreach partners including food and canned goods for Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry, gently used clothing needed by St. Francis Center and St. Clare’s Ministries, and diapers and women’s feminine products needed for The Crisis Center and House of Hope, shelters for women. 

Angel Tree project

We have an annual all-church project providing Christmas gifts for children, families and seniors in need.  We hang paper ornaments on a Christmas tree with gift requests from needy families. We invite parishioners to pick one or two from the tree and bring the gifts back to Good Shepherd unwrapped. This is when we need a force of volunteers to help organize and prepare the gifts for distribution.

Birthday Bags

We provide birthday bags for Covenant Cupboard. The birthday bags are for children under twelve whose families come to the food pantry.  Each bag has the materials for a small birthday celebration for the child.        

Community Projects

We go out into the community with various projects to help those in need.  We have served meals at senior centers, visited different charities and spent time revitalizing a historic church in a Hispanic community. We need help organizing these projects and field trips and welcome ideas from our congregation in how we can serve others.


Join us for our monthly meetings, the first Tuesday of each month.  Everyone is welcome.   Contact The Rev. Alwen Bledsoe at 303-740-2688 for further information on volunteer opportunities.