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We are creative beings!

We are made in the image of God, the Creator, after all. In this time of COVID/post-COVID we’re improvising our way through new realities, imagining new ways to show our love to our neighbors.

Here are some fun things we’ve done for and with our neighbors recently:

  • Host a Gingerbread and Jazz night with live Jazz in our parking lot. The Gingerbread House Contest netted over $600 for the homeless.
  • Boxed and delivered Thanksgiving meals for 40 families at the Mission of the Holy Spirit
  • Gathered leaders from a variety of faiths and blessed the animals at the Norfolk zoo on World Animal Day
  • Teamed up with nearby churches to gather canned goods for the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank
  • Collected school supplies for James Monroe Elementary School
  • Hosted themed public open mic nights—poetry, music, improv– in our outdoor greenspace
  • Hosted a Trunk-or-Treat for the neighborhood
  • Delivered “Mardi Gras” care packages to our neighbors
  • Participate in quarterly Red Cross blood drives with our neighboring faith communities
Volunteer Opportunities

Faith-Based Partnership Program with Sewell’s Point Elementary

Through the Norfolk Public Schools Faith-Based Partnership, Good Shepherd is cultivating relationships with the students and families of Sewell’s Point Elementary in our mission to serve our community. Click on the Volunteer Interest Form below to learn more. Already completed the form and preparing to volunteer with the school? Be sure to complete the required background screening and volunteer application for Norfolk Public Schools.

We love what we do

Open Doors

In our building we host AA meetings, Girl Scouts, Families to Families. Our tenants include Loch-Meadow Kindergarten, Lee’s Friends, The Chas Foundation.

We offer financial support to a variety of local organizations, with a primary focus on the homeless and on children and families.

Our original artwork

Live Creatively!

New Window Display: Wind. Breath. Spirit.

New Window Display: Wind. Breath. Spirit.

Wind. Breath. Spirit. There is a side to God that is wild and unpredictable, a side to God that is always beyond the predictable routines and rules we call religion. Every year at Pentecost, we remind ourselves that God is a creative Creator. God’s goal is not to keep...

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Joy (Christmas)

Joy (Christmas)

That first Christmas almost went unnoticed. A few stargazing nomads and some scruffy shepherds happened to look up at the night sky; they saw signs that something remarkable was happening. But most folks were distracted and busy with their daily lives, their families,...

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ANTICIPATION is the theme word for Good Shepherd’s newest window installation.  We’re all in the frenzied season of “getting ready for Christmas.” We can feel the time pressure, the need to check things off our to-do lists. We’re fighting the stress of...

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Check Out Our Upcoming Events

We are excited to offer a variety of opportunities to connect, worship, serve, and enjoy life together. Take a look at the calendar and come join us when you can!