How To Help

Good Shepherd's ministries and missions are still happening, though they look a bit different these days. We've identified a few ways our church family can help make an immediate impact both within the church AND in the local community.

How Can You Help Others?

We will continue to update this section as we identify and organize more ways to help our church and our community. 

Short-Term Missions Opportunities

Looking to go deeper into missions? Check out these Good Shepherd Summer Short Term Mission Trips. Find out more.


Pray Around the Flag Pole

Join us at Steele Creek schools to pray around the Flag Pole before school hours on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays.  Lift up our community schools, teachers and students with fellow Christians and Churches. Email kristiphillips@gsumc.org for further information.


Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing

Serve children around the world by packing shoe boxes at the Operation Christmas Child warehouse in Charlotte. This is a great way to celebrate Christmas in the summer. Children must be 13 years and older with an adult guardian. Register for a date to serve.


MEDIC Vaccination Clinic Lunch Team

Help prepare a gourmet lunch for frontline workers at the MEDIC vaccination clinic. Meet at the church to prepare lunch for 16 people.

Wednesday     4/28  9:30 am

Wednesday     5/26  9:30 am

Email Kristiphillips@gsumc.org for more details or to sign up.


Samaritan’s Feet

Samaritan’s Feet Warehouse is back open for the usual 2nd Saturday Good Shepherd Serve Date. It is limited to 15 people (aged 12 and older) from 9:30 AM - 12 PM and is very safe with masks and social distancing. Please sign up on the Good Shepherd web site and you will receive further information. Sign Up or Find Out More.


Free Little Library

Literacy is a mission pillar at Good Shepherd and YOU have an opportunity to help. We are looking for Free Little Library sponsors:

  • Contact and manage neighborhood approval to place a Free Little Library in your community
  • We will provide the library and installation
  • Periodic inspection and stock a variety of books (Good Shepherd supplies the books)


Email kristiphillips@gsumc.org for further information.