Caring Service in the Community
Christians in the 21st century are called to be light, leaven and salt in their local communities offering caring service to others both in gratitude for, and in witness to, God's love. At Good Shepherd we understand that offering caring service in the community is one of our primary missions. This is reflected in hands on opportunities for ministry and in our budget. We strive to give a third of our resources for God's work in the world. In 2015, this amounted to $323,671 or 24% of the budget.
Ministries supported by Good Shepherd:
Family Promise of Augusta, Inc.
Family Promise of Augusta, Inc., formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network of Augusta, provides shelter, meals and support services to homeless families with children. For one week, several times each year, our parish house becomes their "home." Hosting guests requires parish volunteers to prepare meals, help children with homework, and be available for conversation and encouragement. Families stay safely and securely in area church facilities while working to regain self-sufficiency.
Service Opportunities Around Town
First Baptist Church Bridge Ministry
- Send donations to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 14489, Augusta, GA 30919.
- Contact: Brenda Williamson, 706-860-8850
- Wednesdays: First Baptist Mission Activity Building, 5:30pm
- Saturdays: 15th Street & Calhoun Expressway
Faith Food Factory
- A division of Golden Harvest where non-perishable donations are sorted, inspected, and re-packaged.
- Contact: Victoria Bioscoechea, 706-736-1199 x 207
- Volunteers are needed year round.
- Tuesdays: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
- Thursdays: 1:00 - 4:00 pm; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
- Wednesdays & Fridays: 8:30am - 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen
- Serve or host lunch in the Harrisburg neighborhood.
- Currently needs help on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Contact: Lynn Prather, 706-738-3386 x 24
- A free outreach for women coping with any type of cancer.
- 706-736-5467, www.thelydiaproject.org
Donations of all kinds are being accepted in the designated box in the lobby.