LCGS joins with other city and county faith communities to support and develop opportunities for joint fellowship, worship, and community outreach programs. Each year, we host a Community Lenten Worship Service and luncheon, host the Brevard CROP Hunger Walk, and provide sweet potatoes for the Community Christmas Dinner.
Living Waters Lutheran Church
Good Shepherd has been getting to know the people of Living Waters since the fall of 2017, through small group visits and educational offerings. We have been blessed to partner with them on some of their ministry work, including their food and clothing pantry. Learn more about Living Waters here.
Good Shepherd is participating in this program through Duke Divinity School, which focuses on church, mental health and building community partnerships. The group’s focus areas are trauma and resiliency, loneliness and belonging, and education and awareness. We have provided comfort bags and other items for children in foster care, hosted community educational events on substance use and trauma and resiliency, and have partnered with St. Timothy United Methodist Church to offer a Service of Hope and Consolation to the community. Learn more about the Reimagining Health Collaborative here.
Rise & Shine Tutoring Team
A team from Good Shepherd tutors Rise & Shine scholars each month. Learn more about Rise & Shine here.
Tangible and monetary donations are collected for Sharing House throughout the year. Members and friends provide snacks for Getting Ahead classes, which aim to help people create more financially stable futures for themselves and their children. Our Giving Tree helps supply funds and gifts for the Christmas Blessings program. Learn more about Sharing House here.
The Haven is the homeless shelter in Transylvania County. Volunteers from Good Shepherd provide weekend meals for The Haven residents twice a year. Learn more about The Haven here.