Bishop's Visitation

On Sunday, May 31st, the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, the Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of North Carolina, will visit us at Good Shepherd. At 9:30 a.m. that morning she'll offer a forum about rural poverty in eastern North Carolina. She'll then preach and celebrate at the 10:30 a.m. service, during which fourteen members of Good Shepherd will either reaffirm their baptismal vows or be officially received into the Episcopal church. After the 10:30 a.m. service we'll have a special reception for the bishop and in celebration of those who reaffirmed or were received. It promises to be an exciting and edifying day!

Volunteers Needed for Summer Lunch Program


During the school year, 22 million children receive free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program. When school is out during the summer months, however, only 2.7 million receive free or reduced-price meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. By participating in this program, we at Good Shepherd can make a difference and help lower the number of hungry children in Rocky Mount. Volunteers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day (Monday – Friday) from June 15th through August 14th  to help with setting up, facilitating the daily activity/program, giving out lunches, supervising the kids, and cleaning-up afterwards.  Even if you can’t volunteer for the entire two hours, any time you can offer is appreciated.  Download the information brochure here.  To volunteer, click here

 

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The Summer Lunch Program is an opportunity for us to be Christ in the world. For the program to be a success, the Outreach Committee needs volunteers from 11:30 to 1:30 each day to help with setting up, facilitating the daily activity/program, giving out lunches, supervising of kids, and cleaning up afterwards. The more people we can get to volunteer, the easier (and more fun) it will be for everyone.