Upcoming Opportunities

  • Meet & Greet with Karlee Mendoza, Our Missionary in Mexico – Sunday, January 29 after services in the Cafe.
  • Pray for our Africa Mission Teams! – Details below.
  • Letters for Africa!Details below.
  • Feed the Need! 2023 – Join us in our goal of providing 600 + volunteers over 5 packing sessions on February 18 & 19 at North Central College! Details and sign up links are below.
  • Loaves & Fishes – Volunteers are needed to help sort produce! 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. Want to get connected? Contact Karen Fegley.
  • Hesed House – Our next serving opportunity at Hesed House will be March 8 & 9. Sign-up will be available two weeks prior.

Missionary Meet and Greet

Sunday, January 28th

Karlee Mendoza, Missionary serving with Living Hope International In Mexico, will be here this Sunday, January 29th! Please stop by the café after services to learn about the great work that she is doing to bring the hope and love of Jesus to abandoned and rescued children! Good Shepherd currently helps to sponsor four missionaries serving in Central America, Karlee is one of them. Stop by to hear her inspirational story!

Feed My Starving Children Packing Event – Feed the Need! 2023

February 18 – 19 at North Central College

As we move into 2023, our world faces the greatest hunger crisis of our lifetime. Join us to pack food, give hope and save lives as we partner with Feed My Starving Children and our community to provide one million meals during Feed the Need 2023. As a premier sponsor of this community event, Good Shepherd’s goal is to provide 600 + volunteers over five packing sessions. We also have additional support roles like greeters, registration assistants, and ambassadors as well as the opportunity to donate food items for a hospitality room for staff and all-day volunteers. Invite your family, friends, and small groups to help us reach this goal!

Saturday, February 18th 

  • Packing Shift 1: 3:30PM – 5:30PM  Sign up
  • Packing Shift 2: 7:00PM – 9:00PM  Sign up
  • Support staff roles like greeter, registration, or ambassador. Sign up
  • Food donations for the hospitality room. Sign up

Sunday, February 19th

  • Packing Shift 3: 9:00AM – 11:00AM  Sign up
  • Packing Shift 4: 12:30PM – 2:30PM   Sign up
  • Packing Shift 5: 4:00PM – 6:00PM   Sign up
  • Support staff roles like greeter, registration, or ambassador. Sign up
  • Food donations for the hospitality room. Sign up

The hospitality room is provided onsite at North Central College for FMSC staff and all-day volunteers.

NOTE: The packing shift sign-up link takes you to the FMSC system “Good Shepherd” group block. Support roles and food donation sign-up is done through sign-up genius.

Pray for our Africa Mission Teams

Please pray for safe travel, open hearts, and open hands to do the work that God has called us to do.

Team One: January 30 – February 8: Ken Holland, Wally & Katherine Johnson, Gary Mack, and Duane & Connie Tiede

Team Two: February 2 – 11: Jeannine Allen, April Fecht, Sue Halford, Susan Newhard, Irene Temple, Ellen Turnbull, and Julie Utter

Send Your Love to Africa

Collecting Cards and Letters for Cherish Watoto Kenya

This February we have two mission teams traveling to Cherish Watoto Kenya in Nairobi, Africa, formerly known as Cheryl’s Children’s Home. We invite you to send personal letters of encouragement and support to your sponsor child or any of the children at CWK for our team to hand deliver!

  • All content must fit in a 6X9 envelope
  • The final due date is Sunday, January 29
  • The collection box is located at the Connect Center

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.

Hesed House | March 8 & 9

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. Our next serving opportunity will be on March 8 & 9. The sign-up link will be posted two weeks prior.

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!

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.

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.

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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