Mission and Outreach
The Heavenly Comforters are a group of women committed to outreach within Good Shepherd with a goal of spreading the warmth of Christ – literally.
Over 58 quilts have been made and presented to the Red Cross since inception, families who experienced flooding in Iowa have been assisted, and over 50 dog blankets have been made and donated to the Sioux Falls Humane Society. Hats, gloves, mittens and socks were collected and delivered to Achieve, Children’s Inn and Children’s Home Society for Christmas of 2009.
In addition, Heavenly Comforters creates extra items for sale to raise money for quilting materials, including quilts, receiving blankets, sweaters, and more.
Veterans administration hospital
Good Shepherd has a team helping to facilitate an outpatient support group on Thursday afternoons.
HOMELESS VETERANS OUTREACH cENTER
We collect coffee, coffee mugs, razors, soap, shampoo, new men’s underwear, new men and women’s socks, laundry soap, dish soap, foot powder, fingernail clippers, note cards, stamps and books and deliver them to the Center on Cliff Ave.
We also provide monthly lunches for the Center and help with a Thanksgiving meal.
Our church garden is tended by parish members and has produced abundantly. Produce is shared with parishioners and with people in our neighborhood.