Creative. Curious. Faithful.

Let’s get to know each other

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

H.O.P.E. Foundation Feeding Ministry

Good Shepherd is committed to helping those experiencing homelessness and hunger in our community through our involvement with the H.O.P.E Foundation, Inc. (hopefdn.org).  H.O.P.E.’s efforts aim to help restore faith and hope by Helping Others Pursue Excellence

Good Shepherd is supporting our neighbors experiencing homelessness by preparing and serving meals one Sunday a month over the next six months (May – Nov 2023). Volunteers will serve as part of a team, working together to plan and prepare a meal for about 60 recipients; a subset of the team will deliver those meals to 2-3 designated drop-off locations in the community on our appointed Sundays.

Click on the Volunteer Interest Form below to sign up today!

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!

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,...

read more
Anticipation

Anticipation

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...

read more
New Window Installation Honors All Saints

New Window Installation Honors All Saints

The All Saints service at Church of the Good Shepherd this year brought the community together to reflect on where we’ve been, who we are, and who we are becoming. As the reading from 1 John on Sunday reminds us: Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has...

read more

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!