Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

                        Venice, Florida 

 
 
 

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
             Venice, Florida 

 

Missions

Every year our annual goal is to raise funds for our various mission opportunities. We reach out to domestic and international families and churches, helping build or renovate peoples' homes lost in natural disasters, and providing food, clothing, toys and volunteer hours to those in need. 

 

Find a mission that suits you.  See below...

Christmas Outreach  & Angel Tree


Each year, members of Good Shepherd Parish generously give Christmas joy to children of families of limited means and those with an incarcerated parent. Gifts are given to children referred to us by the Salvation Army or by the Angel Tree Prison Ministry.
 

Salvation Army


Good Shepherd parishioners partner with the Salvation Army in the Venice area by ringing the donation bells outside WalMart.


Habitat for Humanity/ Tuscaloosa Mission

Good Shepherd supports Habitat for Humanity building projects both in Venice and for tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. To see the impact of a tornado this size, click here:
Each Spring we send a team of volunteers to Tuscaloosa to help the ongoing relief from the devastating tornado of 2011. If you are interested in joining this group, we invite you to view our video and then contact Dave Beall at (941) 488-7312.  Click to see our 2016 story.

Weekly we provide the coffee break for local volunteers working on houses in Venice.

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County calls people to leave the halls of the church and to serve in the way that the original apostles served....As the body of Christ in the world.
 As a Habitat partner we help raise the money, provide the labor, and the prayer support, in partnership with a local family. Several days per month our parishioners can be seen at the local building site offering their labor and enthusiasm.

Contact David Beall at (941) 488-7312



Food Bank Distribution

 
Good Shepherd’s parishioners hand out food supplied by All Faiths Food Bank to those in need on the first and third Wednesday of each month. We are averaging 150 - 175 clients at each distribution. We also deliver canned goods to Center of Hope.
Contact Diana Hillock (941) 223-9567.

Supporting Episcopal Missions in Central America


Good Shepherd has supported El Hogar in Honduras for several years. The mission of El Hogar is to transform and empower abandoned and hopelessly poor children in Honduras by providing a loving home and education. 
To learn more about this mission, see their video.
To read the entire story of Fr. Bob and Margi Miller's founding of El Hogar, download their book (wait for the download)

 

Creative Designs

 
Whether you are able to knit, crochet or would like to learn, join us in creating hats and blankets for children, adult prayer shawls and “no sew” projects. These items are donated to Pregnancy Solutions, St. Baldricks, Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Moffitt Cancer Center & St. Jude's Research Hospital.

​Starting each August, we meet the first and third Friday of the month from 9:30 –12:30 in the Parish Library.  We also have a no sew program for those who would like to help and use another way of creating items for those who are ill or in need.

Contact Barbara Johnson (941) 445-4941 if interested.

 


Pregnancy Solutions Walk for Life

Come celebrate LIFE as we raise money for Pregnancy Solutions!  Join us for a fun-filled, community-wide, family-friendly 2 mile walk at Maxine Barritt Park.  The Walk for Life is held in the spring.

Ask your friends and family to sponsor you as you walk to support Pregnancy Solutions and their vision of ending the demand for abortion in our community by meeting the needs of those they serve.  Lynn Tabor & Jim Dellecker are our Team Captains.