IN OUR CHURCH
Descriptions of Volunteer Positions
Sub-Deacons – Sub-deacons function as the master of ceremonies during the worship service.
Greeters – As worshippers arrive, greeters provide a warm welcome along with a bulletin.
Ushers – Ushers help people find a seat in the sanctuary, help parents find the Nursery and Sunday School, and bring forward the offerings.
Lectors- Lectors read the appointed lessons for the day. This is a licensed ministry, as there is official training involved.
Eucharistic Ministers- Eucharistic Ministers offer the chalice during Holy Communion. This is a licensed ministry, as there is official training involved.
Acolytes & Crucifers - The crucifer carries the cross at the head of the processional as the ministers enter and leave worship. Acolytes carry the torches (candles) in front of the gospel as it is processed.
Prayer Team – The prayer team is available at the back of the church, by the columbarium, to pray with individuals as they have need.
Altar Guild – The Altar Guild is a team whose ministry it is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels and altar linens of the parish. They prepare the altar for services and clean up afterwards.
Flower Guild – The Flower Guild is a team whose ministry is to enhance worship through the beauty of flowers, arranged at the altar and in various places around the church and parish hall.
Plate Counters- To reconcile any donations made to the church throughout the week and during Sunday services.
Coffee Hour - To provide light brunch type foods, and make coffee for parishioners to enjoy after the 10 a.m. service.
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IN OUR COMMUNITY
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.
We are a long time member of this organization which 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 click here, or please contact:
The school has 310 children, and 35 teachers. Contributions to support teacher’s salaries ($85/month or any portion thereof) are most welcome. For more information click here. Check out this travel blog about St. Paul’s Episcopal School, the school Good Shepherd is helping in Haiti.
If you would like to participate in this ministry, please contact:
A family recovery community, sponsored by Sun Street Centers and the Monterey County Housing Authority, that provides transitional housing for homeless parents with children. Opportunities are available to mentor youth, share meals, and other ways to support formerly homeless adults and children. Click here for more information.
To volunteer, please contact:
Diocese of El Camino Real
We are a member of Diocese of El Camino Real, one of 41 parishes throughout central California.
Episcopal Senior Communities
ESC serves a variety of needs for seniors in the Bay Area and Monterey Peninsula and Salinas areas. We partnered with them to start the monthly Double Nickels luncheon and speaker program at Good Shepherd.
For more information on Double Nickels.
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