Mission Ministries 

 

CONSIDERING JOINING A GOOD SHEPHERD MINISTRY TEAM?

Check out their meeting schedules:
Building & Grounds Team meets monthly the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Christian Education Team meets every other even month the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Congregational Outreach Team meets the 2nd Wednesday as needed at 5:45 p.m.

Faith in Action Team meets monthly the 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Stewardship & Budget Team meets every other odd month on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Personnel Team meets every other odd month the 4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Worship Team meets monthly the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Presbyterian Disaster Relief Needs Our Help

Effective immediately, GSPC will be a COLLECTION site for the Disaster Assistant Gift of the Heart Kits, including the Hygiene Kits, and most specifically CLEANUP BUCKETS used to assist in flood recoveries!

Your participation is greatly needed and appreciated. Plase join the Faith in Action Team in collecting items to fill Cleanup Buckets. All items will be sent to the Disaster Assistance Center warehouse in Ferncliff, Arkansas, where the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PCA) stores them until needed. Currently they are out of buckets! So restocking them is desperately needed. Here is a link to PDA if you want more information: http://pda.pcusa.org/

Items contained in the Cleanup Bucket (Value $75.00):

1 - 5 gallon bucket with resealable lid

5 - scouring pads

7 - sponges, assorted sizes

1 scrub brush

1 pkg. - cleaning towels (18 reusable, like Easy Wipes)

1 - 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent

1 - liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol) 12 oz.

1 - pkg. clothespins, 48 - 50 Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.

5 - dust masks

2 pair - latex gloves (like Playtex)

1 pair - work gloves

1 - 24 to 28 count heavy duty trash bags (30 - 45 gallon, remove from carton)

1 - bottle insect repellant (pump, drops or lotion; not aerosol), 6 - 9 oz.

 

Save Sunday, December 10th, for Good Shepherd's Christmas Caroling event for our home bound members. We well meet at the church at 2:30 p.m. to split into teams to go caroling and return to the church afterward for a soup supper. Please bring Cookies or a dessert to share. Soup, sandwiches, and beverages will be provide. Congregational Outreach & Seekers Group hosting.

 

PW is conducting a drive to help the Barnabas Community and Friendship Home collect baby diapers for those in need. This is something these organizations don't ever receive enough donations of and are desperately needed, so your help will be greatly appreciated. A container has been placed at the back of the sanctuary for any contributions to help. Thank you for caring.

 

Faith in Action. Come serve at People's City Mission work days (2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. See below for more details on what People's City Mission is all about.

 

Eastridge Food Pantry

 

Please look at the expiration dates. The food pantry has been getting some food that is past its expiration date and these items have to be tossed. Thanks!

Anything is welcomed with a particular focus on: Mac & Cheese, Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, Rice, Jelly, Peanut Butter, Crackers, Dish & Hand Soap, Bath Soap, Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels, Canned Tuna & Meats, Canned Fruit, Jell-O, Candy & Cookies for Kids, Syrup, Pancake Mix, Pudding, Cooking Oil, Box Dinners, Cleaning Supplies, Laundry Soap, Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, Sanitary Napkins, Deodorant, etc.  All non-perishable food donations are so welcomed!

Place donations in the pantry box to the left of the elevator. The Food Pantry can always use cash in order to purchase food too. If you wish to donate make Checks made out to Good Shepherd and designated for the food pantry. Thanks for your continued support of this much needed and GREAT program!


BARNABAS PROJECT

The Barnabas Center in the Belmont area is now a FOODNET site.
Barnabas is lending their space for the distribution of foodstuff on Sundays.

Barnabas provides an extraordinary service to an underserved population. Questions? Call Carol Peterson at 402-420-7944.



People's City Mission, Homeless Prevention Center - Additional volunteers are needed to join the existing volunteer group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to around 3:00 p.m. The tasks are usually restocking the bread room, preparing fresh produce for shoppers, shopping for Barnabas and other tasks as needed. The Center is located at 26th and P Street. Please see Verneil Shamburg, Bill Baker, Paul Bartless, or Pastor Jeff if interested.

 

Eastridge Emergency Food Pantry

Please place your donations in the pantry box left of the elevator. All donations of nonperishable food and checks made out to Good Shepherd with a food pantry designation are thankfully received. Special thanks go to Al Schwindt for delivering our food donations to
the Pantry and for the hours he volunteers there.

Consider Volunteering at EASTRIDGE PANTRY 

Pantry Volunteer Needs – There are 5 basic ways you can volunteer to help. Two to four volunteers are generally needed and it is recommended that you have a healthy back to meet the lifting needs. Different work tasks may be combined at a work session typically one and a half to two hours. The Pantry is at Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 56th and Margo, in the small building behind the church.


1. Order Pick-ups – Filled food orders are picked up at the Pantry on Tuesdays, 7-8 pm and Fridays, 1-2 pm by recipients or their representatives. Volunteers are needed to assist as needed and to obtain signatures.
2. Food Order Packing – Food boxes are filled per family size. Volunteers are scheduled as needed.
3. Stocking Shelves – Volunteers are scheduled as needed.
4. Receiving Food Donations – Volunteers are scheduled as needed to weigh, sort
and stock shelves.
5. Shopping at the Food Bank – Volunteers are needed at 11:00 am on Mondays at The Food Bank of Lincoln, 4840 Doris Bair Cr (north of 48th and Superior) to shop, load, haul and unload food supplies at the Pantry.
Al Schwindt is our coordinator for the volunteer program. Please see him or call him at 402-421-9237, cell 402-730-2884, if you would like more information and to volunteer. Volunteers will be called by Al when needed based on their indicated availability.

 

 

People’s City Mission
Homeless Prevention Center

We volunteer the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 1:30 PM. If you would like more information or wish to volunteer, please contact the church office.

 

Barnabas Community Needs You

The Barnabas Project is a ministry of Sheridan Lutheran Church serving the greater Belmont Community at 927 Saunders Ave. Good Shepher with leadership from the Faith in Action Team has been a contributing participant in this ministry with budgeted financial donations and volunteers for over six year.

Here are the different opportunities from which you may choose:
Hospitality at the store
Check-out volunteers
Hospitality in the community center
Sorters for Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday mornings, 9 –12
Sorters for Saturday afternoon, 12 –3
All positions on second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 6 - 8 pm
Of course, we are anxious to hear from you if you have some special skill to share. Maybe it is teaching a life skill or one-on-one guidance in an area where you feel especially comfortable, such as making a budget, etc. If you have not already turned in a volunteer form which contains this information, please reply to my email listed below. Please give a specific date that you are able to serve and what position you would like to fill.
Contact Carol Peterson
402-420-7944 home 402-419-9805 cell
email: ppete420@windstream.net
Please contact Carol if you have questions or are ready to volunteer. Please also consider touring the facility when they are open for guests (9 to 3 Saturdays and 6 to 8 Tuesdays and Thursdays), a great way to get exposure.
NOTE: Please donate clothing in season as there is no capacity for storage. Seasonal clothing is now fall and winter. Thank you.

 

JOCELYN’S JOURNEYS

Have you heard? Have you imagined evangelism, discipleship and outreach in the Muslim world?

UPDATE FROM JOYCELYN JOHNSON, MISSIONARY
WHERE: Persian, Armenian, Central Asian and Turkic World (PACT area)
WHAT: I am involved in personal evangelism and discipleship at a local
level through campus ministry in my neighborhood and my local church
of 30 people. I help to communicate the Gospel in a language that people
can understand by translating the Gospel message in large group
meetings, church, or other conferences. I resource others in how to do evangelism and
discipleship by translating for special speakers. For the whole area of PACT, I help others
fulfill the Great Commission by providing the resources they need to continue with their
personal ministries. I do this through prayer updates, encouragement and announcements.

I greatly appreciate your prayers.

•Thank you for your partnership in His Kingdom work! Jocelyn.Johnson@postca.net

 

 

Good Shepherd collects pop cans for the Habitat for Humanity project. The container to collect your donation of cans is located on the lower level of the church in the southwest entryway.

PEOPLE'S CITY MISSION FREE MEDICAL HEALTH CLINIC

People’s City Mission Free Medical Health Clinic is a local mission ministry that Good Shepherd supports financially. For our 2012 mission budget, we are gifting $300 quarterly to the Clinic. The Clinic opened its doors in July, 2009 and on average sees 1000 patients monthly at no cost to the patient. The Clinic provides primary medical care to uninsured residents of Lancaster County estimated at 50,000 people. Medical services are provided by volunteer practicing and retired doctors and other medical professionals and non-medical support staff. Donations of money toward operating costs and donations of medical and office equipment and supplies help support the Clinic. Services provided by the Clinic “reflect the love of Christ”. The Clinic is at 401 No. 2nd.

 

 

Leona Vicario in the Yucatan Pennisula

Laying a cement floor for the new school.

mexico miss before     mexico mission mid

Standing on the dirt floor after its been smoothed and leveled.  Hauling and spreading cement by hand.

mexico mission finish

Finished!

Local Mission Volunteer Opportunities

1. People’s City Mission, Distribution Center – Good Shepherd has been involved in this ministry for several years. Presently, a small group is volunteering on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. We are currently working in the bread room, the food pantry, the produce room and shopping for Belmont Barnabas, and there are other work areas available. The Center can use more volunteers and we would like to enlarge our group to take on more work and to get the work done faster. We can build this group but it is also possible to have additional Good Shepherd groups working at other times as they may desire. Volunteers are needed Monday – Saturday. Individuals can volunteer directly with the Center but we are pursuing this as a Good Shepherd ministry. If you have an interest in this ministry, please sign the Interest Sheet* found at the back of the church sanctuary. Anyone is invited to try out a work shift to “see what it is all about” and make continuing commitments later. Please see Verneil Shamburg or Dave Hughes about trying it out. The Distribution Center is at 21st and N St.

2. Belmont Barnabas Project – This is an extension of the Distribution Center to bless people in their neighborhood. This is a cooperative partnership between the People’s City Mission and Sheridan and Prince of Peace Lutheran Churches with other churches and individuals participating. We are a participating church. The Belmont store is open Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with two work shifts, 9:00 am to Noon and Noon to 3:00 pm. More volunteers are needed. Volunteers use a volunteer website provided by Sheridan Lutheran to volunteer for the work shifts they would like to work. Another volunteer opportunity is the scheduled times for sorting clothes and other items and displaying them for the Saturday shoppers. There are always experienced volunteers on duty so first time volunteers will have someone to show the way. If you have an interest in this ministry, please sign the Interest Sheet found at the back of the church sanctuary.

, September 8th, Belmont Barnabas  moves to 931 Saunders, one block south of Cornhusker Highway and west off of 10th street.

3. Eastridge Emergency Food Pantry – Food and money donations by Lincoln Presbyterian and some other churches are used to meet emergency food needs in the community. Food is provided to the Good Neighbor Community Center at 26th and Y St. for their distribution and Eastridge also make some distributions. Money donations are used to buy food from the Food Bank. A volunteer work crew of 3 people is needed on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to about 8:30 pm to weigh, sort and stock food donations. This is a new volunteer ministry for Good Shepherd and we hope to get enough commitments to schedule work crews with Eastridge. If you have an interest in this ministry, please sign the Interest Sheet* found at the back of the church sanctuary.

Eastridge Presbyterian is at 56th and Margo with the Pantry in the small white building at the north end of the parking lot west of the church.

Each year GSPC offers three special giving opportunities: One Great Hour of Sharing, Peace Offering, and the Thank Offering. Visit http://www.pcusa.org/oghs/ and http://www.pcusa.org/pw/thank/ for more details.