We have had four rectors at Good Shepherd. During transition times, lay ministry has always remained high. We have grown from those thirty individuals who attended that very first organizational meeting to approximately 200 in our parish today. Equally as vital as our growth is our commitment to Christ’s great commission to “feed my sheep”. We find ourselves with arms open wide, loving one another, welcoming those who walk through our doors, and touching the lives of those who hunger and thirst in both literal and spiritual ways.
“I grew up in the Episcopal Church and after 25 years away, I wanted to be reunited with the Church. I found warmth, welcomeness, and caring at Good Shepherd that I did not find elsewhere."
“The kindness and outreaching, loving people of the Good Shepherd...”
“I wanted to be in a church that was more welcoming; where you actually know the people you sit with and worship with every Sunday. I wanted more of a “connection” within a Christian community than I and my family were able to find elsewhere.”
“What keeps me at Good Shepherd is its tendency to be more progressive and open in love for all. While there is tradition (and
there is a lot of it in the Episcopal Church), the congregation does not seem as a whole to “worship” that part, but instead is more concerned with faith in God and the love of each other and the community.
This parish seems to indicate a willingness to explore our faith journey.”
“I love the people here at the COGS. The minute I walked through the doors, I felt like I was at home. I have been in the Episcopal Church all my life. I have been in large churches, and I like small churches the best.”
“The wonderful people and the involvement in various ministries, especially Kairos...”
“Search for inclusive and loving Episcopal community brought me to the Good Shepherd...”
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