“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25: 35 – 36
HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY:
I was hungry and you fed me… I was naked and you gave me clothing.
First United Methodist Meals
Every other Thursday lunch at 1st United Methodist on Lincoln St., Salinas. Our barrel is located in the sanctuary. Food is blessed on Sundays and distributed monthly. Average number served: 125. Contact Tim Knapp to be part of this team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monterey County Food Bank
Any Sunday bring food to church to be offered to the Monterey County Food Bank. Average annual amount of food given by Good Shepherd: 5,000 lbs.
Salinas Warming Shelter
Join the Warming Shelter Team: Dinner made and served on February 16, March 16, April 20. Average number served: 60. Contact Kristy Nunes to be part of this team: email@example.com
They Are One – Local
Any Sunday bring jackets and/or umbrellas to be given to those in need. Amy Tomasi and Kristy Nunes work with the Family Resource Center of the Salinas Elementary School District and lead efforts to supply clothing, furniture and educational materials. Amy Tomasi: firstname.lastname@example.org Kristy Nunes: email@example.com
I was sick and you took care of me…
Meals that Heal go to parishioners and others who request them on a short term basis and as cooks are available. To help or to make a request, please contact Angela Urciuoli at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Shawls are knit by parishioners and have been sent around the world bringing comfort and healing. Also, caps for newborns are knit and distributed to local hospitals. To help with knitting or to request a shawl, please contact Carol May at email@example.com.
I was in prison and you visited me…
Monterey County Jail
Our Deacon, The Reverend Cynthia Montague, is the jail chaplain for the Monterey County Jail. Parishioners have volunteered their time and talents to the chaplaincy program. We collect paperback books for the jail library. To help, contact our church office at 484-2153.
I was a stranger and you welcomed me…
Episcopal Relief and Development Click here for more information
Financial support to aid recovery efforts locally, nationally and internationally where disasters have struck.
Interfaith Outreach of Carmel Click here for more information; www.facebook.com/joininghandscarmel
Good Shepherd is a long time member of this organization that helps those in need in the Monterey County Community by raising funds at its Joining Hands Benefit Shop to give grants to local service organizations. We also participate in the Interfaith Thanksgiving service. For more information, please contact Anne Albano at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pueblo Del Mar Family Recovery Community Click here for more information
A family recovery community sponsored by Sun Street Centers and the Monterey County Housing Authority that provides transitional housing for homeless women with children, men with children, and families. Opportunities are available to mentor youth, share meals, and other ways to support formerly homeless adults and children. To help, contact our church office at 484-2153.
St. Paul’s School, Haiti Click here for more information
Check out this travel blog about St. Paul’s Episcopal School, the school Good Shepherd is helping in Haiti: Click here. The school has 310 children, and 35 teachers. Contributions to support teacher’s salaries ($85/month or any portion thereof) are most welcome. If you would like to participate in this ministry, please contact Tim Knapp at email@example.com.
Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps Click here for more information
Donations of filled book bags for the preschool’s graduates and gifts for children at Christmas. Michelle Zimmerman mzimmer591
Tabitha Guild meets the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Tote bags filled with toiletries for homeless women, for more information please contact Linda Kodet at firstname.lastname@example.org Also, Blessing Bags are filled with toiletries and sundries for homeless people: for more information please contact Amy Tomasi at email@example.com.
For more info or if you have questions, please contact Jim Copeland, Outreach Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Linda Kodet: On March 4th, we had our first ever Tabitha Guild Sew-In. Our aim was to make sturdy, reusable tote bags to fill and distribute to homeless women in our community. What an amazing group of hard-working hand crafters assembled! We ended up with about 10 people who spent most of the day there. It was like a well-oiled machine, between the people cutting, the people ironing, and the people sewing their little hearts out! We ended up with at least 16 finished bags on the day of the event, and 14+ more kits, ready to assemble. Most of those went home with our generous attendees to be completed.
I also want to thank the many people who donated fabric to make the bags, including Buck Hawthorne.
Thanks again, everyone, for making our first Tabitha Guild Sew-in such a success. It was a lovely, productive and fun day, and all for a great cause.