All women of the church are welcome and are encouraged to participate in this service group’s activities which reach both inside and outside the walls of the church. Please click on the above link to learn about St. Monica’s mission and outreach.
The members of Good Shepherd are also working with the following organizations:
We make a financial gift to the AFM as well as support an unreached people group in eastern Turkey through a parish member who travels into the village areas to build relationships with the people and to assist the emerging churches to share the gospel.
AFM was founded in Richmond, Virginia in 1993. The Rev. Christopher Royer of Tulsa, Oklahoma was named executive director of Anglican Frontier Missions (AFM) in June 2014. Chris was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois, with a bachelor of arts in Biblical Studies and Philosophy and a master of arts in New Testament Studies, both in 1989. In 1990, he joined Operational Mobilization and served in a Middle Eastern country. He spent his first three years learning that country’s language and culture. From 1993 to 1994, he lived in South Korea, where he learned the culture and language of his fiancé and future wife, Grace. From 1995-2006, Chris and Grace pioneered two different church plants in the Middle East. He has a master of divinity from Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado, and a diploma of Anglican Studies from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Chris next ministered in the Diocese of South Carolina (The Church of the Cross, Bluffton, and Christ the King, Pawleys Island), and then served as Associate Rector at Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulsa. Chris and Grace have two daughters, Daniella (17) and Stephanie (15).
We prepare, pack, and deliver lunches and prepare, deliver, and serve a dinner for homeless men who are spending the night at a nearby church facility.
Thank you note: Thanks for your continued support for the 43rd Street Festival and your willingness to allow us to use your grounds for this event. Celebrating its 23rd year, the Festival was a success and we could not have done it without you. CARITAS is grateful to be the beneficiary of this event and to have the opportunity to raise awareness about the important work being done to create stability for our most vulnerable neighbors. Your kind support helps to create a safer, stronger community for more of us. We are grateful. Robin Cage and Nancy Bruni for CARITAS
We partner with other organizations, local churches, and professionals to make a difference in the lives of Richmond high school students who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness. Our members may prepare and serve a dinner meal or provide transportation to a job interview. Our youth ministry is also involved with collecting donations for Change the World RVA from January through May.
FeedMore is our area’s hunger-relief leader and combines the services of the Central VA Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and the Community Kitchen. Our youth ministry is is involved with organizing and collecting donations for the Food Bank Drive during October and November.
The Liberation Family Services shelter, located at 12th and Hull streets, serves homeless veterans. We prepare and deliver bagged lunches on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Our youth ministry is also involved with these projects.
Liberation Family Services has been reorganized and we have new opportunities to assist them by providing an evening meal to 25 veterans. We can do it as often as once a month or three to four times a year. We have had a faithful group who has served at Freedom House and now at Liberation Family Services but to continue to serve we will need more folks. We need help in preparing the meal as well as taking the meal to the shelter to serve them dinner. We have been humbled by the opportunity to be with those who have served our country and now have the privilege to help them. Our youth continue to prepare bagged lunches for the shelter on the third Saturday of each month. Give Val Bowman a call at 439-3305 if you have an interest in this wonderful ministry so we can continue to serve these veterans.
We provide a financial gift and donations of newborn baby items, such as:
- Diapers (including larger sizes)
- Prenatal vitamins (over the counter, preferably gell variety)
- Canned/dry goods/toddler foods/baby foods for the center’s emergency food bank
- Formula (Enfamil of all types – soy, milk based, hypo-allergenic)
- Baby blankets
Larger material goods that are gently used are also welcome, such as, bassinets, unexpired and in good condition car seats, portacribs, etc.
We support this international hunger relief organization through donations to buy the food and a Saturday morning/afternoon project of bagging the nutritious meals for distribution around the globe.