Upcoming Opportunities

  • Rebuilding Together Aurora – Join our team serving on Saturday, October 15, 8-4 pm. Full details are below.
  • Loaves & Fishes – Volunteers are needed to help sort produce! Full details are below.
  • DuPage Care Center – Serve with our team at DuPage Care Center on the third Sunday of each month between 9:30 – 11:45 AM. Contact Karen Fegley.
  • Thrivent – Thrivent members, we would love to partner with you on two upcoming projects! Contact Sue Halford.

New! Scheduled Mission Trips

  • See the impact of our Guatemala Team here.
  • See the impact of our Africa Mission Team here.

REBUILDING TOGETHER AURORA SERVE EVENT| OCTOBER 15

We are partnering with RTA on a home repair project Saturday, October 15th. For over 26 years, Rebuilding Together Aurora has equipped volunteers with hammers and paintbrushes to provide free critical home repairs for low-income homeowners in Aurora! Join the Good Shepherd Team in a purposeful day of helping our neighbors in need. All skill levels are welcome!

Sign-up will be directly on the Rebuilding Together Aurora site, here are the details you should know.

  • Select, Saturday, October 15th, 2022
  • The project will be from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (please note on the sign-up if you are unable to serve the entire window of time so they can plan accordingly)
  • Select, “Good Shepherd Church” as your volunteer team.
  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age
  • Please dress for the weather and wear close toe shoes
  • The project site is at 3243 Bremerton Lane, Aurora, IL 60504
  • Sign up HERE

We will be working on Aurora’s far east side! Tasks include outdoor repairs, light carpentry, painting, landscaping, and other tasks to help a disabled senior in need.


Better Together Serve Events | GOAL EXCEEDED for Lutheran World Relief

Thank you to the 175 volunteers that stayed after worship on August 28th to make OVER 1,000 care kits and 60 women from Growth Groups who made an additional 500 kits on September 20th! What a fun, impactful way to serve!  These care kits will be donated to  Lutheran World Relief for Ukrainian and other Refugees.  Because of your generosity, we have enough supplies to make a grand total of 1,500 personal care kits!  What a tangible way to offer comfort to those suffering and express love to our neighbors in need.  We are better together! 

Regional Collection Site for Lutheran World Relief|Oct 1 from 9-Noon and Oct 2 from 12-3 pm.

There will be a semi-truck in Good Shepherd’s parking lot the weekend of October 1-2 to receive items from Chicagoland churches for distribution through LWR. Additionally, our team will load over 100 boxes filled with 1,500 personal care kits and 200 quilts donated by Good Shepherd! Join us in a prayer of thanksgiving for those who lovingly created them and a prayer of comfort for all who will be receiving them. We are grateful to Jayne Reishus and her team for making this happen!

Loaves and Fishes Community Services|Volunteers Needed


Due to difficult economic circumstances, Loaves and Fishes Community Services is currently serving 5,500 families or more each week and could use our help!  They have an immediate need for volunteers on M-TH from 1-3 pm to do produce sorting for distribution. This is at their Distribution Hub, 580 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL.  The only requirement is that you wear close-toed shoes and can stand for 2 hours while sorting! Email Shelly Schmitz at sschmitz@loaves-fishes.org with additional questions or to volunteer! 

Better Together at FMSC|

Each day FMSC distributes meals in schools, orphanages, clinics, and feeding programs around the world to deliver hope and break the cycle of poverty. Kids and adults of all ages hand-pack nutritious MannaPack® meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition.

Thank you!” to those who participated in our Better Together September event where together we packed 22,032 meals. This is enough to feed 60 kids for an entire year!

Hesed House | November 9-10

Hesed House is the second-largest homeless shelter in Illinois and a long-time mission partner of Good Shepherd. Helping the most vulnerable among us remains one of our highest priorities.

Our team serves breakfast and dinner to the guests at Hesed House six times a year. Join our team in providing meal service at Hesed House on November 9-10. Sign up link to come!

DuPage Care Center | 3rd Sunday of the Month from 9:30 – 11:45 AM

Good Shepherd is delighted to be back serving in person at the DuPage Care Center. Every third Sunday, we provide a team to worship with residents physically unable to go to church. Pianists, musicians, vocalists, and anyone with a smile who can push a wheelchair are invited to join our team in this impactful service!

Email us for more details here.

Thrivent Action Teams

If you are a Thrivent Member, you are eligible for a $250 gift card to support community-involved service projects. Please consider partnering with Good Shepherd to put this money into action with our current community outreach efforts! Together we can make an impact! We will walk you through the easy process step by step.

Current needs are for our Refugee Personal Care Kits and School Supplies for El Ayudante, Honduras!

Email us to learn more.

Serving Christ & Loving Our Neighbors with Compassionate Healthcare

Our mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ through free healthcare for the uninsured and those unable to afford care.

Learn more about our incredible mission here.

Volunteer
Aurora Christian Healthcare runs on the dedication, compassion, and skills of caring individuals. Whether you are a medical practitioner or not, there is a place for you at Aurora Christian Healthcare.

Sign up to volunteer here.


Questions? Want to help? Get in touch with our Missions team through the button below.

Read more about the inspirational impact of our outreach here.

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