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.
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.
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
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)
Whether you are able to knit, crochet or would like to learn, please join us in creating prayers shawls, hats, blankets , and “no sew” projects for those in need. Prayer Shawls are available to parishioners who need a shawl or know of anyone in need of one.The shawls are located in the back closet in the library .
These items are donated to Tidewell,Pregnancy Solutions and St. Baldricks Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.
We meet on the FIRST and THIRD FRIDAY of the month 9:30-12:30 in the Parish Library.See our video of members in action.
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.