Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known

Opportunities to Serve


Ross Writes:

I’m looking for people to serve in the three capacities listed below. Each position is a two-year appointment, with the possibility to “re-up” for another two years if things are going well and you have the energy to continue. There will be a vestry person to serve as liaison for each position. Please let me know if you are interested.

Outreach Coordinator:

The job description is to continue and develop the work that Kathy Day has done so faithfully for the last five years:

  • Oversee our current outreach efforts with Caritas, Church Hill Games, Stop Hunger Now
  • Explore new outreach ministries
  • In general, promote outreach and find ways to increase involvement by our members

Communications Coordinator

We have an excellent web site master, and Darlene effectively handles weekly email announcements and the Facebook Pages. We’re looking for someone who can help us with signage, advertising, and other media that will help us to promote Good Shepherd to the wider community.

Head Usher:

  • Work with Darlene to oversee scheduling
  • Recruit and training new ushers
  • Provide leadership for special services

Ways to Become Involved in Parish Life



Building and Grounds

  • Grounds care: cut grass and maintain borders; both monthly duties and/or special work days


  • Coffee time: bring snack, set up, clean up, etc. once a month
  • Receptions and meals: help prepare food and set up for weddings, funerals, and special events.
  • Transportation: pick up and take home parishioners who cannot drive

Christian Education for children and youth

  • Nursery: welcome parents and care for children – ages 0-4 during service, etc. (asst. paid staff person)
  • Children’s Chapel: prepare and deliver messages with interactive activity, based on the lectionary readings for Sunday; do the sermon for children ages 5-8.
  • Youth Group: work with students in grades 6th – 12th  to provide opportunities for service and fun

Study and Fellowship