Charitable Donations

Ten percent of our annual operating budget goes to charitable donations, distributed in this way:

  • 40% for crisis management, such as shelters and abuse centers

  • 25% for maintenance, such as food pantries

  • 25% for investment, such as schools

  • 10% for global, such as medical clinics and our Honduras mission


Our philosophy is to make sizeable donations that will make a real difference to these organizations

Blood Drive

Doris Soles, Cheri Pinner, and Chuck Van Gorder

Good Shepherd hosts a yearly blood drive.  Volunteers help load and unload the bus, greet donors, serve refreshments after blood donation, and bring cookies to give to donors.  The ministry calls potential donors and assigns them appointment times to fulfill our quota of units of blood.

Country Fare

Susan Morgan

Country Fare, our congregation’s largest fundraiser, is rapidly approaching. ALL members and friends of Good Shepherd are invited and encouraged to participate. Between August 12 and August 24, our church will be abuzz with activity regarding Country Fare. The Country Fare event has been held since the founding of our church and is at the heart of our community outreach program. Proceeds from the Country Fare are donated to area charitable organizations which feed the hungry, house the homeless, and comfort the abused as Jesus has called us to do. 

Holy Smokers

Wally Figura, Jon Czarnecki and others

Saving the world one butt at a time.

This new ministry prepares barbecued pork, beef, or chicken for sale at local events as a fundraising vehicle for outreach.




Boat Ramp Cleanup Volunteers

Fred King

Good Shepherd volunteers periodically clean up the area around the boat ramp and shoreline on Ledford Chapel Road near Hayesville, as a public service.

Parade of tables

Suzi Herbert and Laurie Wright

An annual outreach fundraiser dinner and silent auction. Individual parishioners and teams of parishioners sponsors and decorate tables. Music and games fill out this fun evening of fellowship that supports local outreach

DeSoto Square

Pam Roman and Harry Baughn

A low-income apartment complex for the elderly or handicapped.  Two parishioners from Good Shepherd serve on the board of Directors at all times.  You can help encourage and enliven their lives by participating in occasional sponsored social events.