Serving Our Community Locally
Jesus said that the greatest of his followers would be the one who becomes the servant of everyone (Matt 23:11). Christians are meant to be "salt and light," that is, a positive and holy influence in every area of life. At Good Shepherd we serve “Christ in all persons,” meaning, we seek to serve not only on Sundays, and not only in our fellowships as a Church family, but also out in our local communities.
Here are some local ministries that many of our parishioners are currently involved in. If you are interested in helping out, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
A non-profit, drop-out intervention program in High Point helping children and their families in under served neighborhoods by providing free after school academic enrichment and tutoring, parent meetings that feature help with managing finances, etc., and help with food insecurities in families that are struggling. If anyone from COGS is interested in driving to High Point to read to a child once or twice a week, tutor in math or language arts, or even just stuff envelops, let me know! We never turn away help.
We partner with agencies and ministries throughout North Carolina. Together, we provide a hot meal, prayer, and the opportunity for the community to connect with ministries and agencies that work diligently in their backyard. G4G Ministries Inc. is committed to glorifying our awesome God by serving and ministering to those in need physically and spiritually with our mobile grilling and ministry impact team. There are many opportunities to volunteer, either in prepping food, or in serving neighbors during G4G events.
We seek to provide biblical guidance and emotional support to the families of prodigals and prisoners. We are called to love and pray for those who have chosen to wander from God’s purpose and plan for their lives, and for them to find salvation, reconciliation and restoration through His Son Jesus.
One of our parishioners is a “Family Care Coordinator” for families who reach out to this ministry; coordinating the Tuesday afternoon Bible study and monthly Monday evening prayer support meetings.There are seasonal needs, like shoe boxes at Christmas and Easter, clothes donations, etc. As needs come up, they will need volunteers to help. There is also a correspondence Bible Study with prisoners where they need people to review answers and give feedback.
A Christian non-profit organization that has been providing free medical and dental care to uninsured residents of the Winston Salem area since 1986. Patients are currently seen four days a week at two locations, the Winston Salem Rescue Mission at 710 Trade St. and Southside Baptist Church at 401 Sprague St. We have a current need for nurses and Spanish interpreters.
Our professional staff and trained volunteers find it their privilege to journey with and assist women who find themselves pregnant. We offer support, encouragement, and peer counseling throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. Through our JEWYL program, mothers-to-be can earn maternity clothes, car seats, cribs, strollers, infant clothing, diapers and other necessities. Since 2002 we have been serving the community of Davie County and would count it our privilege to serve you as well. All services are confidential and provided at no cost to our clients. All clients are welcome without regard to race, age, income or religious preference. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at the center that parishioners can participate in.
Hands of Hope
We are a free medical clinic in Yadkinville. The walk-in clinic is open Tuesdays at 5pm and the chronic care clinic opens at 8am every Tuesday. If you'd like to volunteer at the clinic or make a donation, please contact Hands of Hope at (336) 677-1444.