SOCIAL MINISTRY NEWS
Next Sharing Sunday:
School Supply Collection
Deliver items to the Sharing Sunday bin! Thank you!
Backpacks (new, no logos or wheels, reg size - not mini); Glue Sticks; Crayola Colored Pencils; Dry Erase Markers; Crayola Markers; Ink Pens; Subject notebooks (1, 3 or 5-subject); Pink Bar Erasers; 3x5 Index Cards; Pencils; Pencil Sharpener w/covers; Scientific Calculators; Earbuds and Headsets (Dollar Tree carries); 5 or 8 Subject Divider Tabs; 3x3 Post It Notes; Pocket folders with or w/o brads; Scissors – blunt and sharp; Marbleized Composition Notebooks; Loose Leaf Paper, College & Wide Ruled; 1, 1 ½, 2 and 3 inch Three Ring Binders
Shop online: Shop at amazonsmile.com, Click on Wish List, Type in Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services, or United Community Ministries. Your selected items will be shipped directly
Feed the Hungry at Christ House
Donations of food are needed to help Teens prepare and serve the evening meal at Christ House the first Thursday of each month.
“Loving as Christ loves, serving as Christ serves.”
At Good Shepherd, we value the need to serve and stand with the poor and vulnerable, to advocate for justice, and to learn and live the seven core themes of Catholic Social Teaching.
Social Ministry work has been a hallmark of the parish since its early years. Indeed, Good Shepherd has helped launch two independent nonprofit agencies that are pivotal in serving the Alexandria, Virginia community: Good Shepherd Housing, and Progreso Literacy and Citizenship Center. We are also a founding church member of VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement in Northern Virginia), an interfaith social justice advocacy initiative.
Social Ministry at Good Shepherd includes more than 40 ongoing programs based on faith in action - programs of charity, advocacy, and education for all ages plus ministries of healing, comfort, and support. Furthermore, the Social Justice Ministry oversees an ongoing Emergency Assistance program and the annual Shepherd’s Gate Grant program.
For more information or to learn how to get involved, contact our Director of Social Ministry.
Learn more about our programs and
opportunities to serve below: