God’s mission is to the world – both to serve and to draw people to Christ. At Good Shepherd, we seek out ways that we can serve others both here at our church and in the greater community. Below are some of the many ways that Good Shepherd regularly serves the community.
Serving the Community
Coffeehouse is an evening of entertainment and fellowship for people of all ages and abilities held at Good Shepherd. It’s designed to be especially appropriate for adults with developmental disabilities. With over 250 guests each month, many are needed to serve at these events. Coffeehouse is a great place for families and groups to serve. If you are interested in donating food or serving at Coffeehouse, contact the Coffeehouse team at firstname.lastname@example.org .
More information about Coffeehouse is available at The Serving Cup.
Each month, Good Shepherd supports a local partner through our Food Barrel found outside the Sanctuary. The Food Bank of Eastern NC, Backpack Buddies, Families Together school supplies drive, North Raleigh Ministries, and more are served through Good Shepherd's Food Barrel. A list of needs is provided each Sunday in the bulletin. Consider making the Food Barrel part of your households' monthly giving. You will extend our care and love when you do!
Memory Café is a fun, safe, welcoming place for fellowship, dinner, and MUSIC! Individuals experiencing dementia and their caregivers who wish to socialize with others in similar circumstances while enjoying an evening out are invited to participate. We have found that a special connection exists when children and youth participate in Memory Cafe as servers, and there are numerous opportunities for adults to serve. To learn more about serving at Memory Cafe, contact the Memory Cafe team at email@example.com.
Watch the Memory Café Intro video.