A Community of Faith in the Jupiter, Tequesta and Hobe Sound Area



The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

"We Have A Place For You."

Good Shepherd's Newcomers Ministry welcomes you to jump right in and become involved in the life of the parish.  We have plenty opportunities for service, fellowship, worship and fun. If you are interested in getting a better understanding of the Episcopal tradition, or even Christianity, we have something for that too!

Episcopal 101  

This is a short course taught each fall and spring on three consecutive Sundays.  Its purpose is to give a brief overview of our tradition and history, plus information about Good Shepherd (and a tour of the facilities as well).  Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you are a Newcomer or a long-time member, if you have some specific questions or want to learn a bit more.  

Breakfast With the Rector

This event usually follows the Episcopal 101 sessions, but any newcomers are encouraged to contact Jo Wood to RSVP.  It is an opportunity to share a meal hosted by the Newcomers Committee.  The Rector and staff are on hand to answer questions and socialize in a casual, relaxed atmosphere with you and all the other newcomers.  

Adult Inquirer's Class

Once a year, the bishop comes to Good Shepherd to confirm or receive all those who are properly prepared to join the episcopal Church.  the Adult Inquirers' Class prepares adults for either confirmation or reception at that time.  This is a brief course on the history, faith and worship of the Episcopal Church.  It is required for those wishing to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church.  It can also be taken by any person wanting to know more about the Episcopal faith and tradition.