The Outreach Program offers financial support as well as many hours of service by parishioners to organizations and individuals in our community and beyond. Non-profit organizations apply for Good Shepherd Outreach grants in early March, and funds are generally disbursed in the late spring. In 2015, a committee of 15 parishioners evaluated grant requests. To assist with the evaluation, there were visits to the organizations and presentations to the committee. In 2015, 29 grants were provided, as well as fourteen scholarships. Over $145,000 was given to qualified organizations in the areas of education, healthcare, environmental education, and basic needs. Some of our Outreach recipients are listed below with their websites.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Blue Ridge Mountain Health Project
Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire Department
Cashiers Valley Pre-school
Community Care Clinic
Eckerd Living Center
Fishes and Loaves
Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad
Core Purpose of the Outreach Committee (What is the role of the Outreach Committee?)
Mission: Provide leadership, direction and voice to the Outreach calling of Good Shepherd. How?
Core Values or Beliefs for why we do Outreach as a congregation:
congregation and all should have an opportunity to be fully engaged.
Highlands/Cashiers Land Trust
Jackson County Council on Aging
Ministry of Hope
Neighbors in Need
United Christian Ministries
The Village Green
1448 Highway 107 South
Cashiers, North Carolina 28717
From the intersection of
US 64 and NC 107 in Cashiers, NC, we are 1.5 mile south on NC 107, on the right, and across the street from the entrance to High Hampton Inn.