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.
Lenten Outreach Project 2020
We're sending a mission team and we're buying a truck!
Hurricane Dorian decimated the Abacos and Grand Bahama in September 2019. These islands, so close to us in South Florida, are struggling to recover. Last fall, Good Shepherd generously joined with other Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Southeast Florida to raise funds for the initial cleanup and purchase of supplies.
We are now in Phase II of a long-term rebuilding program. Simply put, supplies need to get from the ports to the project sites! Working with our own Diocese, the Diocese of the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and Episcopal Charities, Good Shepherd has partnered with St. Peter’s and St. Anne’s Parishes on Green Turtle Cay and N. Abaco. These parishes include five churches, one on Green Turtle Cay, and four on N. Abaco, served by a single priest. Their most immediate need is for a TRUCK to transport supplies. They have located a used truck, in good condition, that can be purchased for $10,000.
Our immediate goal this Lent is to raise the funds to purchase this truck — $10,000— by Easter!
Our next step will be to send mission teams to help with the rebuilding. We are looking for volunteers who are handy with electrical work and general construction, who can give a week of their time this spring or summer to work with our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas. Transportation will be arranged, and accommodations will be provided. For further information, or to sign up for a mission team, please contact Teresa and Michael Grashof.
OUR GOAL IS TO ASSEMBLE 6-8 ADULTS FOR THIS MISSION TEAM
Please make checks payable to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church with “Bahamas Relief” on the memo line, and place your contribution in the collection plate or mail to 400 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469, or click the button below to make a secure online donation.
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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.
Thank you from Warfield Elementary School!
The staff at Warfield School thanks Good Shepherd parishioners for their generous donation of hygiene kits and toiletries. We were able to deliver more than 125 complete kits and several bags and boxes of other essential supplies. The school nurses depend on these donations to teach hygiene to the students, and to promote and encourage healthy habits among the students and their families.
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.
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Outreach & Missions
"We Have A Place For You."
The next Outreach and Missions Committee Meeting will be Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m.