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Outreach & Missions

The Bible calls each of us to serve – within our church, within the community and throughout the world. Partner with Good Shepherd in making Christ known through serving others.

Local Outreach

We strive to create sustainable, long-term change and restore hope for at-risk youth, families, and communities.

Tangible Asks

We collect tangible goods monthly to support a variety of local and global initiatives.

Global Missions

We collaborate with the global church to catalyze the expansion of God’s Kingdom around the world.

Global Partnerships

We partner with organizations and communities who are invested in God’s ongoing work around the world.

Ways to Serve Locally

Franklin Elementary Teacher Bags – collect teacher supplies as a group to provide the teachers with much needed school supplies. An example of these items would include office supplies, tissues, hand wipes and hand sanitizer.

Contact Mary Jacob at mcjacob7@aol.com for more information.

Franklin Elementary Student Incentive Bags – Partner with the Franklin Elementary Principal in providing incentive bags for students and their families. If a student meets a set of achievements, the Principal will gift them a “pizza party in a bag” and deliver it to their home. These bags include a liter bottle of soda, chips, cookies (or any other treats), paper plates, napkins, and a gift card to Dominos Pizza.

Contact Mary Jacob mcjacob7@aol.com for more information.

Life on the Streets – This ministry at the Crossings Church in Costa Mesa provides Christian fellowship and Saturday morning breakfast to the homeless of Orange County.

Contact Toby Albers at tobyalbers@cox.net to learn more.

Families Forward Food Pantry – Help Families Forward prepare food bags and distribute food to local families in need. Volunteers have a great time sorting food, stocking the pantry shelves, and greeting families who come in for food supplies each month.

Click here to learn more.

Irvine Marine Adoption Committee (IMAC) Baby Shower – Once a year IMAC holds a baby shower for expectant and new moms. Items are donated and collected year-round. Donated items include baby blankets, diapers, baby wipes, clothes, bibs, toys, etc. and are given to new parents. Donations are accepted year-round.

Contact Kim Strassner at kimstrassner26@gmail.com to learn more.

Are you not seeing an organization on this list where you’d like to serve? Share with us an organization or service need you are passionate about!

Contact Anjela Ponce at anjieponce01@gmail.com to learn more.

Ways to Serve Globally

Kids Around the World Meal Packing

All the items you need, along with very specific instructions, are available for pick-up in San Clemente. KATW meal packing allows the average person to be part of a “mission trip” in which they may never be able to participate and helps us to focus our efforts into a common mission to our local global communities.

Days for Girls Menstruation Kits

Days for Girls advances menstrual equity, health, dignity and opportunity for women around the world. You will be sewing the DFG pad - a washable and reusable pad that's made to last. These kits empower women and girls to choose how they want to manage their menstruation. Many of these kits are brought along on our mission trips to spread female hygiene education to more parts of the world.

Kids Around the World Meal Packing – Consider doing a KATW food packet meal kit project with your group, friends, or family. Kits are available for pick-up in San Clemente. All the items you need, along with very specific instructions, are included. KATW meal packing allows the average person to be part of a “mission trip” in which they may never be able to participate and helps us to focus our efforts into a common mission to our local global communities.

Contact Anjela Ponce at anjieponce01@gmail.com for more information.

Days for Girls – Days for Girls advances menstrual equity, health, dignity and opportunity for women around the world. You will be sewing the Days For Girls pad – a washable and reusable pad that’s made to last. These kits empower women and girls to choose how they want to manage their menstruation. Many of these kits are brought along on our mission trips to spread female hygiene education to more parts of the world.

Contact Adalmina Sarkar at adalmina.sarkar@gmail.com for more information.

Share God’s Love Throughout the World – Each year, Good Shepherd partakes in Mission Trips to Alaska, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.

Click here to learn more.

Are you not seeing an organization on this list where you’d like to serve? Share with us an organization or service need you are passionate about!

Contact Anjela Ponce at anjieponce01@gmail.com to learn more.

Monthly Tangible Asks

Pick up additional items on your next trip to the store and support a variety of local and global outreach initiatives. For specific drop off dates, see below.

Supporting Seniors of PATH OC – Donate Men’s shaving cream, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Disposable razors, soap, shampoo, conditioner and gallon-size Ziploc bags. Travel-sized preferred, but not required.

Collecting August 8 & 15 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on the Church Patio.

Online Donations can be given through our Amazon Wish List – click HERE.

Contact Kim Strassner at kimstrassner26@gmail.com for more information.

Supporting Low Income Families of Orange County – List of donatable items coming soon.

Collecting September 12 & 19 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on the Church Patio.

Online Donations can be given through our Amazon Wish List – coming soon.

Contact Teckla Morini at tjmorini@gmail.com for more information.

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