Sacred Ground – A Dialogue

Sacred Ground is a film- and reading-based dialogue series on race and faith. Participants will walk together through America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in the threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. It’s an invitation for small groups to gather to learn, share, and prepare to become Beloved Community.

The Church of the Good Shepherd will embark on this journey onto Sacred Ground this fall. We’ll form dialogue groups which will meet every two weeks to study, listen, and discuss. Please contact the church if you are interested in learning more about the program.

Take-out Church

Summer is fast approaching, and many of us will be traveling – why not
take church with you? Our “Take-out Church” is contained in one small
pizza box, which easily fits under almost any car’s front seat. Inside the
box you’ll find materials to help you continue to grow in the “Seven
Practices of Love”: Turn, learn, pray, worship, go, bless, rest. 
The boxes are available in the parish hall. If you would like to have a
Take-out Church box delivered to your home, please do not hesitate to
contact Katharina Johnson .

Register for VBS “Who is my Neighbor?”

Community Vacation Bible School

June 10 – 14, 2019
8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. daily at First Presbyterian Church
Ages 3 through completed 5th grade
Registration fee: $15 per child ($30 max per family)
Scholarships available

Registration is closed

Lenten Breakfasts “Go Speak”

Every Sunday in Lent, starting March 10th from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

During the 40 days of Lent, the people of Good Shepherd will get together every Sunday over breakfast to listen to each other’s faith stories, and to tell our own. We’ll be using the Go Speak Reconciliation Edition cards with prompts about faith, Jesus, race, and reconciliation.
We will enjoy food and create a sacred space for our stories. Please come and join us.

Ash Wednesday Services

Join us today for a service of Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes.

7:30 a.m. — Rite One
12:10 p.m. — Rite Two
6:30 p.m. — Rite Two with music

Mardi Gras Celebration 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Come to celebrate the last day before lent. Join us for delicious Louisiana food, King Cake, crafts sponsored by the day school, face painting, a musical presentation by the day school children, and lots of other fun.

Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Musical presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Suggested donations for dinner: $7 per adult, $5 per child, $20 max per family

Christmas Meditations

During the 12 days of Christmas, we will meditate on the meaning of the birth of Christ and its consequences for our lives using writings by the author Howard Thurman (1899-1981).

Click here to receive the daily eShepherd Christmas Meditations.

Abundant Gifts Catalog

Looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day? A birthday? With a gift from our Abundant Gifts Catalog you can’t go wrong. Instead of collecting dust on the shelf, it will keep on giving by making an impact on the lives of people who have not had the opportunities we have had. By donating a gift in your loved one’s honor to one of the outreach ministries of Good Shepherd, you will truly give a gift that keeps giving. We’ll provide you with attractive cards to inform the recipients of your gifts.

You can support the following ministries with your gift:
Snack Bag Ministry, Conetoe Bee Hives, Good Shepherd Day School

(no registration or PayPal account needed)

Good Shepherd Day School in the media

In recent weeks Good Shepherd Day School, our state accredited 5-star rated day care center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, has drawn media attention!
On October 5th, the Rocky Mount Telegram printed an article about the exciting kick-off event for our Book Fair with Superdog Lily. And last week, the Telegram featured our intern Theodore Hinton in a story focusing on the former deputy’s journey from criminal justice to early childhood education.

Read the articles to learn more about the great things that are going on at Good Shepherd Day School!

The Way of Love

As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we follow the Way of Jesus. His way is the Way of Love, and that love has the power to change lives and change the world.

Members of Church of the Good Shepherd are joining thousands of Episcopalians around the country in developing a Rule of Life following “The Way of Love – Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life”. Find Bishop Curry’s invitation and other helpful resources here. Please contact us to find out how you can come along on the journey.