Being Shepherds - Where We Serve
One of the unique things about Good Shepherd is that each one in our community is in some way a “shepherd”. We are called to reach beyond ourselves, to serve those both in and outside our parish community. Our ministries are not separate from our lives but both life and ministry merge into one. We are individuals who have made our way to Good Shepherd Parish where together we worship and offer support to each other as we continue our journey and continue our ministry to be “shepherds” to others.
These ministries take many forms and touch all parts of God’s creation. Some of these ministries are more public – serving in the parish, in one of the many non-profit organizations, or in medical and mental health fields. Others are hidden- in our daily prayers and contact with others in our families and neighborhoods, in caring for the environment, and providing love and companionship for abandoned and abused animals. When possible, the parish as a community provides financial assistance to small non-profit organizations to help them in their ministry.
Below are just a few of the organizations where you can find Good Shepherd members serving and some of the organizations we support. We invite you to come and be part of our community and a shepherd for all God created.
LGBTQ Ministry at St. Michael's-Loomis
LGBTQ (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals and Queers) Ministry was created to serve as a resource to support and affirm the LGBTQ community in the Rocklin/Roseville/Lincoln/Auburn area. The ministry's mission: To provide a safe space for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, and Queer (LGBTQ) community and their families to explore, and grow in, spiritual identity.
Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento
Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento, incorporated in 1920 as the Federation of Churches, serves the Sacramento, California, area by recognizing that the entire faith community can work together to foster greater understanding and respect among people of different faiths and to address human needs in the community.
These accomplishments happen without any government, state or city funding. The Sacramento SPCA is a local, independent non-profit organization and is supported through private contributions.