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 offers a robust selection of outreach projects for any level of involvement. Please select any items from the form below. We will contact you via email with program information.
Outreach & Missions
The next Outreach and Missions Committee Meeting will be Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m.
Food Packing for Haiti
Saturday, February 1, 2020
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palm Beach Gardens
Last year we packaged over 75,000 meals in a day! Let's support this effort again this year and help our friends in Bondeau, Haiti, through The South Florida Haiti Project. Questions? please contact Teresa Grashof.
Gleaning in the Glades
Saturday, January 25
Meet in the courtyard at 7:00 a.m. for a 7:30 carpool.
The crops were late coming in this year, but now they are abundant, and workers are needed in the fields to pick for area food pantries and food banks. Carpools will leave Good Shepherd for Belle Glade and will return around noon. For this event, children and all youth still in school must be accompanied by a parent or an adult authorized by their parents in order to participate. Consent forms will be available on the morning of the event. Let us know how many will attend. For more information please contact Beverley.
Congratulations to Warfield School!
Warfield Elementary School in Indiantown, which Good Shepherd supports through numerous projects every year, has just received TWO major awards! Their assistant principal, Angie Gilbride, has been named Martin County's "Assistant Principal of the Year." And one of their second grade teachers, Teri Koehler, has been named "2019 Teacher of the Year" by the Florida Literacy Council. We are happy for the school, and for the students and families it serves. We thank all those in the Good Shepherd community whose contributions help to make their achievements possible.
Kairos Prison Ministry
(“I was in prison and you visited me”, Matthew 25:36)
Kairos is an ecumenical prison ministry program with the mission to bring Christ’s love to incarcerated individuals by holding retreats within the prison chapel twice a year. For some, this opportunity is the first time they hear of God’s loving forgiveness. This volunteer program is an off-shoot from the Cursillo movement, at the request of the National Cursillo Center, and is supported by various denominations. Our 50 member teams that go into the prison consist of Episcopalian, Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist, Church of God and non-denominational Christians.
In our area, there are two prisons which accept the Kairos Ministry, one is Okeechobee Correctional Institution (OCI) and the other is Martin Correctional Institution (MCI).
If you would like to know more about this ministry, and would like to volunteer for future teams, please contact Jim Couillard.
Quantum House - Plans are in the works for Good Shepherd volunteers to prepare and serve a dinner for the guests at this house for families with children in the hospital at St. Mary's.
St. George's Meal Ministry - Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve meals at the St. George's Center in Riviera Beach. Good Shepherd provides dinner for over 100 hungry people, on the second Wednesday of each month. Info.
Our Little Roses Orphanage - Located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Our Little Roses provides the opportunity for a childhood that all girls deserve – protection from harm; a safe, healthy and loving home; a chance to learn; the dream of a future, and a foundation in faith.