Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
We have all received different gifts from God. The purpose of these gifts is not to bring about our own gain, but rather for furthering His kingdom. As managers of these gifts, we are called to serve.
At Good Shepherd, we realize we all have different gifts and therefore service will look different for different individuals. A wide-array of opportunities are always available, and we encourage you to pursue new avenues of service if you feel so called! Whether you're new to serving or your volunteering resume is lengthy, young or old, weak or strong, there are opportunities where God can use you to serve this community!
We strongly believe that it is not by accident that we all are placed in this community. We actively seek ways that we can join Jesus in the work He is already doing in this community. We have many ongoing service opportunities (some that are weekly, others that are monthly) as well as relationships with other service partners that we occasionally or annually work with. Most questions about service can be directed to Sara Eustice-Brown unless otherwise noted.
Westwind (Part of HOTEL Ministry) - A low-income apartment complex that we visit monthly. We take a hot meal, share God's word and build relationships with the 70 residents that live there. For more info or to help, contact Tim Brown
ArtServe - Once a month, we travel to SHARE's family shelter in Hazel Dell to work on an art project with the kids there. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sara Eustice-Brown.
Revere Court - Once a month we visit this memory care center to visit with and do planned activities with the residents.
Sew-in-Love - This group meets each Monday to make quilts for homeless, ill, graduates, new babies and more.
Sunday Night Lights -
Mondays at Memorial - Each Monday a group of volunteers heads to Memorial Lutheran Church to serve a simple lunch of soup to those in need. Contact Pastor Ted for additional information.
At Good Shepherd, we stay in close contact with many local non-profits. Sometimes our service looks the same each time. In other instances, the opportunities may change each time we work with a partner. Keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming opportunities. In the mean time, check out the sites for some of our partners to find out more about their work and ways to get involved!
Birch Community Services
Oregon Food Bank
Union Gospel Mission
Children's Book Bank
Northwest Children's Outreach
W.H.O. (Winter Hospitality Overflow)