Fellowship and Outreach Ministries

Good Shepherd fellowship ministries meet regularly to develop relationships, learn, serve, and have fun together. Outreach is also a major component of several of the ministries.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew | Caring Hands | Coffee Hour Hosts | Family Promise | Good Shepherd QuiltersGreeters/Newcomers | Lending Library | Page Turners |  Pitman Pantry | Women at the Well

Brotherhood of St. Andrew  The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew is an international ministry of men within the Anglican Communion. The Brotherhood believes  that when men come together with other men to share in discussions of their Christian faith and study the Holy Bible, they become more active in and supportive of the parish ministry in that community.  More . . . .

Caring Hands  The goal of Caring Hands Ministry is to use the fruits of our hobbies to provide comfort to those in need. We began by knitting or crocheting prayer shawls for anyone facing a serious illness or life crisis and for those grieving for a loved one. Prayer shawls are made with prayer for the person receiving them and have been described as feeling like an embrace of God. More . . .

Coffee Hour  Hosts  Coffee Hour is a weekly opportunity for fellowship providing time for parishioners to interact socially while enjoying coffee, tea, and refreshments, and to get to know each other beyond the limits of weekly worship. Much of the networking and the work of  parishioners is accomplished while socializing at coffee hour. More . . . .

Family Promise Since 2011 Good Shepherd has served as a support congregation for Family Promise of Gloucester County. Family Promise is a sheltering program for homeless families with dependent children. Local congregations host up to 14 people at a time on a weekly rotating schedule. Families are provided with safe and comfortable shelter, meals, companionship, and support. As a support congregation Good Shepherd assists the First Presbyterian Church of Glassboro when it is their turn to host families for a week. More . . . .

Good Shepherd Quilt Guild  Since 2005 almost 50 women from around our county have come together once a month to participate in the Good Shepherd Quilt Guild. Quilters from Pitman, Washington Township, Glassboro, Wenonah and the vicinity have the opportunity to join women from Good Shepherd for an evening of sharing their mutual love of quilting. More . . . .

Greeters/Newcomers  Those members of the congregation whose smiling faces you see standing with the pastor at the conclusion of services, are greeters.  Their task is to make everyone, new and longtime members, feel welcome and that their presence is recognized and appreciated. More on Newcomers . . . .

Lending Library The Lending Library has grown from being housed on a few tables to having six bookshelves groaning with the weight of the generously donate books. More . . . .

Page Turners  Page Turners is a group of book lovers who meet once a month, usually on the third Sunday, following the 10 AM service.  Books are recommended by members and are not limited by genre. Please join our lively discussions with many opinions being offered. For list of 2016 books . . .

Pitman Pantry  Pitman Pantry, located in rear of the First Baptist IMG_0547Church of Pitman, is an ecumenical ministry of local churches that provides food to families who are food insecure. The majority of recipients live in Pitman, but no one is turned away. While the Pantry receives food from the USDA and the Food Bank of South Jersey, much of our food is donated by local congregations and other friends in the community. Financial contributions allow the Pantry to purchase some food items.  More . . . .

Women at the Well  The Episcopal Church Women (ECW), also known as Women at the Well,  is a group of women who meet monthly IMG_0537for spiritual growth, prayer, and fellowship. Our year is busy with outreach projects, social events, and good fellowship among women.  More . . . .

 

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