Faith In Action
An important part of our mission at Good Shepherd is to serve our neighbors in the greater Asheboro community and beyond, through outreach and fellowship, community service projects, financial support to individuals and organizations in need, and stewardship of our beautiful building and grounds.
If you would like to become involved in any of the ministry efforts listed below, please let us know!
On the third Sunday of the month during the 9:15am Sunday School hour, children and youth (and adults!) pack "backpack pals" in the Parish Hall. This program works with area schools to provide nutritious meals to children in need, particularly to those who lack access to healthy food over the weekends. Meals are packed into plastic bags and delivered to the schools the following day.
This committee oversees the regular maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful building and grounds, which is an important part of our ministry to the neighborhood and the Asheboro community. They organize work days where parishioners gather to help with cleaning and small maintenance projects.
This committee coordinates the receptions for funerals, weddings, and other big events in the life of the church. If you have an interest in providing hospitality and food and would like to serve on our of our work teams, please let us know! We are always in search of new hands and new ideas!
Our fundraising committee is responsible for putting on all of our annual parish fundraisers. This group puts the "fun" in fundraising, by coming up with some wonderfully creative events, such as our Time & Talent Auction, Jumbalaya Jam, and the La-Di-Da Accessory Sale!
The faithful and responsible management of our economic resources, and the redistribution of wealth to those who need it most, are important aspects of our call as Christians and our mission as a church. The stewardship committee oversees our annual "Every Member Canvass" pledge drive, while the finance committee helps to create an annual budget from the pledges and donations that we receive.
Mission Outreach meets on the third Sunday of the month at 5:30pm, and is responsible for coordinating volunteers and allocating church funds in support of our ministry partners, which include: Christians United Outreach Center (CUOC), Habitat for Humanity, The Islamic Center of Asheboro, Family Crisis Center, and Operation Red Sleigh. Mission Outreach also puts on our annual Back-to-School Block Party & Ice Cream Social at the end of the summer!
We have seven teams who rotate throughout the year and reach out to fellow members of the congregation who are homebound, in the hospital, or who may be going through a difficult time. The pastoral care teams collaborate with the clergy to provide a ministry of hope and personalized care to all members, so that no one feels alone in their time of need.
The ladies of Dorcas create beautiful prayer shawls that are given out to those who are sick or going through a difficult time and in need of encouragement. Each shawl is knit with love and blessed by our priest for the healing and comfort of the one who wears it. If you love to knit, or if you would like to learn how, come by every Wednesday at 1:00pm!