Outreach is at the heart of who we are as a church. The first homeless shelter in Rocky Mount was housed in the basement of our church, the soup kitchen once worked out of our facilities, and Good Shepherd Day School was the first daycare center in Rocky Mount that welcomed children from all racial, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. We strive to be a church that is open to the entire community.
Christmas Stars: In cooperation with the school systems and the Department of Social Services, Good Shepherd provides Christmas presents to children of families with limited financial resources.
Conetoe Family Life Center: Good Shepherd is committed to assist the Rev. Richard Joyner and the Conetoe Family Life Center in its efforts to change the poverty cycle in families through improving the healthy resources available to families. The Beehive Project has been a focus of our work with CFLF.
Snack Bags: Good Shepherd offers snack bags to local residents from Monday to Friday, 11:15 to 11:45 p.m.
People of Faith Filling in the Gaps (POF-FIGS): POF-FIGS is a combined effort of several Rocky Mount churches to help the underprivileged in our city with emergency funds to pay for utilities or rent.
Thanksgiving Dinners: Good Shepherd partners with the Down East Partnership for Children and United Community Ministries to provide Thanksgiving Dinners to families in the community.
Knitting Group: The knitters at Good Shepherd craft shawls, hats, blankets, and other items to clothe and comfort those in the community and around the world who need some warm love and prayers.
Good Shepherd participates in a variety of other outreach projects and events throughout the year. To learn more, please reach out to any member of the staff or vestry.