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!
Visit our Outreach & Missions page on GoodShepOnline.org for more information about our regular outreach ministries and groups.
Before you shop, check the list of current needs for our Food Pantry. This will be updated twice a week, so your donations are sure to be timely!
Our annual supply drive for Warfield Elementary School in Indiantown is now in full bloom. Martin County school go back on August 11, so please don't delay ordering supplies to ship directly to the school, as detailed below.
This event to support the South Florida Haiti Project (SFHP) fundraiser takes place on August 7 - now just a week away! Scroll below to find links to SFHP social media sites that will carry the virtual tour live at 7:00 pm, as well as the link to the silent auction, which is currently live!
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
Virtual Support Groups during Covid-19
Recovery Support, Family Support, Young Adult Support, NAMI Connection Group, Check-in calls. Visit the NAMI site.
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.
Palm Beach County Public Schools
Meals for kids. The meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and are FREE to anyone under 18 years of age (under 22 for ESE students), regardless of financial need. Students Do Not need to be present in order to receive the meal. Click here for sites
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.
Palm Beach County Library System: Free temporary e-cards are available to access online resources including e-books, e-audiobooks, downloadable music, magazines and movies can be found by clicking here. A curated a list of resources has been created for this time: Topics covered include arts and culture, business, consumer, education, food, kids, stress release, technology tutorials and more by clicking here.
Staff are available to answer questions or to assist with using the online resources. Click Here for assistance or call Main Branch Phone: 561-233-2600, South County and Glades: 1-888-780-4962
"Love one another as I have loved you." - John 15:12
The Food Pantry continues to see heavy traffic from the community. With the Care Act due to expire at the end of July, we are bracing for increasing numbers.
Urgently needed at this time are:
In addition, we could currently use:
Through your food donations, you are helping real people, many of whom never expected to ever have to ask for assistance. Your faithful support of this ministry is truly a blessing. Please keep our team of dedicated volunteers in your prayers.
News! Martin County schools are now set to open on August 11 - the week after next! - so please don't delay to order your supplies!
Our annual fall collection of school supplies for Warfield Elementary School in Indiantown is in full swing, but with a modified protocol due to COVID-19: in order to minimize handling and maximize social distancing, please purchase supplies through Amazon and have them sent directly to Warfield:
Warfield Elementary School
Attn: Angie Gilbride, Assistant Principal
15261 SW 150th Street
Indiantown FL 34956
BONUS: When you order through Amazon Smile, Good Shepherd will receive a small donation from the total purchase. Just go to smile.amazon.com and select Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd of Tequesta as you charity! Products and prices are the same and Good Shepherd will benefit from your order for Warfield School!
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