Service is the heart of discipleship and we have a heart for service at Good Shepherd UMC. Our name, Good Shepherd, and our stained glass window of Christ the Good Shepherd remind us to keep our mission front and center in who we are and what we do: we are called to care for the needs of God’s children within and beyond our walls. Here are some ways you can serve:


Every Sunday, we collect non-perishable food that is delivered to our sibling congregation, Hampden UMC, who hosts the neighborhood food pantry. Clean out your kitchens and donate your unexpired, non-perishable foods to us and we will make sure they get into the hands of people experiencing hunger.


Every quarter, a team gathers in our kitchen to prepare food from funds raised by our congregation each time we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. The hot meals are served for free to our senior neighbors at Roland View Towers and is always a wonderful time for fellowship and connection with our neighbors.


Cultivate a caring congregation by praying, crafting, preparing meals, sending cards, and checking in on members who are experiencing a difficult season in their life.


Ensure that everyone is welcome and belongs by serving on the Hospitality Team. Responsibilities include greeting guests, friends, and members, sharing a welcome gift to first-time visitors, and coordinating all other social events of the church.