In these uncertain times, we are trying to maintain a sense of community and togetherness as we "social distance" from each other. We encourage you to reach out if you are feeling alone, if you're in need, or if you just want to let us know how you're doing. We also want to hear from you if you would like to help others!
Good Shepherd was supposed to host Haiti Food Packing this year, Since we can't gather to pack individual meals, we will be pairing sponsors with individual students at Bon Samaritan school!
Support Good Shepherd Episcopal School (GSES) with a digital twist on collecting boxtops. No clipping required!
This week, the Food Pantry served 82 families, and an estimated 233 individuals, an all-time high. On Thursday, some new clients were in tears in appreciation. With all that traffic, we have numerous items in the red. Please click below to review our current needs.
Our ministry partners in Honduras and Guatemala were devastated by two hurricanes back-to-back. Your support will go far to help them begin to rebuild and recover.
This will be a virtual event this year to coincide with the season of Lent.
Beginning Ash Wednesday!
Watch the Lent page for a progress graphic for our 2021 Project!
We are collecting your used tablets, laptops and devices that can serve as a spiritual life-line to our homebound and assisted living parishioners. Bring devices to the church office Tues - Fri from 10am - 2pm.
We are knitting prayer shawls, scarves and hats, and sewing masks. You can impact others with your hand crafting right now!
Scroll for patterns, projects, and information under the Volunteer heading.
The toy drive was a great success with the collection of over 275 toys for families at Jupiter Elementary School. Your support has been a relief for parents and and joy for children in this challenging year.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry
Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 2:00 p.m. An attendant will meet you at your car. Non-perishable food items will be loaded into your trunk. Please wear a mask. This is a community resource open to anyone and provided by the parish of Good Shepherd.
211 Palm Beach & Treasure Coast
Dial 2-1-1 if you are in crisis feel anxious, out of control, or suicidal, or just need to talk.
Or, visit the website for an expansive list of other resources at www.211palmbeach.org.
Addiction and Recovery Care
Florida Department of Children and Families
COVID-19 & Suicide- Prevention Tips Click Here
Sunshine Calls by 211
Offering a 24-Hour Toll-Free Helpline with Free Bilingual Emotional Support 833-848-1762. This service is a partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, which connects individuals with specially trained behavioral health counselors learn more.
12-Step AA Meetings Online
List of virtual meetings and speaker archives. Remember, this too shall pass! Download the list to enable links. See the list.
The Power of Prayer
Visit our prayer page for spiritual inspiration and guidance.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry
Emergency food packages are available for pickup on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Florida Power & Light
For customers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, FPL has resources available online at FPL.com. There will be a 25% decrease in your May electric bill for residential customers. Business customers will see a onetime decrease. FPL has agreed to suspend electrical disconnections, provide payment extensions and waive late fees for customers in a hardship situation – policies that will remain in effect while Florida is under a state of emergency
Palm Beach County Human Services Eviction Prevention Program. Palm Beach County Residents concerned with rent assistance may call 561-904-7900 or apply online at http://www.pbcgov.org/oscarss.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry
We are following the Florida Department of Health and CDC guidelines for safety. If you are below the age of 65, have no compromising health conditions, and have no symptoms and you don't feel sick, you may contact us to help process and prepare the packages for pickup. Please reach out to us. Want to buy for to drop off to the Food Pantry? Here is a list of items we can always use.
Good Shepherd Emergency Mask Sewing Ministry
We are asking everyone who can sew to please help us create masks for our community partners, Quantum House and Jupiter Medical Center, who are really in need right now. Click HERE for downloadable instructions and contact info for additional help if needed.
Knitting for Seafarers'
NEW Request*** Cowl Pattern. Good Shepherd knits scarves and hats for mariners who come through our ports and are in need of warm garments as they travel to the North Atlantic. If you knit, now is the perfect time to put your skills to use for others! All garments are blessed in November before being distributed. Please let us know that you are knitting for us! Here is the pattern.
All Hand Crafting ministries at Good Shepherd
We have opportunities for knit, crochet, and sewing projects that will make a very personal difference to individual lives. Read about them here.
We are seeking 300 $50 sponsorships to meet critical food needs for our friends in Bondeau, Haiti.
Good Shepherd is working in conjunction with South Florida Haiti Project and a diocesan effort to help our long-time friends in the Bon Samaritan School and community in Bondeau, Haiti.
Good Shepherd is excited to present as our 2021 Lenten Outreach Project, the parish goal of 300 sponsorships at $50 each, to help immediate food needs.
You may remember our Food PACKING event two years ago, when Fr. Phanord came to Good Shepherd to help us assemble nutritious food packets. We created more than 75,000 meals that weekend!
Since we are unable to gather in that way due to the pandemic, we are hoping to PAIR your gift, IN ANY AMOUNT, with someone who needs this life-sustaining nutrition. Your donations will send a container of rice and beans, and dried spices and vegetables to Bondeau.
AND, if you have a message of prayer or support to include with your donation, please send or email it to Good Shepherd. The messages will be translated into Creole and presented to community members. We are PAIRING people with people.
By clicking on the GIVE TODAY link below, you will be living into Good Shepherd's mission and vision to radiate God's love to everyone, everywhere.
The need is great.
Thank you for your kindness and participation. (Visit the Lent Page for a look at our photo gallery!)
Every little bit helps!
We are in the office only for limited hours, but we check our phone messages regularly. For the quickest response fill out the contact form below. For emergencies requiring immediate clergy assistance, please select option 4.