August 2022 Update

Psalm of the Month

I am your servant; give me understanding. That I may know your testimonies.

Psalm 119:125

We are all in servitude to someone or something in this life, whether we like it or not. Offering ourselves in service to Christ conforms us to His likeness and confirms our life in His. Often, when we participate in the works that God has called us to, we find the strength of God working through our weaknesses.

We Help our Community!

Saturday Distribution

Join us every Saturday at Christ the Good Shepherd in Long beach for our food pantry distribution.

Afterward, we prepare snacks and small meals to hand out to our friends in the community. During this time we can connect with the people around us, those who are struggling and in need of a kind smile and a listening ear. We offer not just food and drinks but prayers and friendship.

Overcoming Obstacles

Starting in the Fall, we will begin a Life Skills course from once a week for children in middle school. The highly effective course will teach kids how to work as a team, build confidence, problem solve, and learn the benefits of serving others. If you know or have kids in middle school and are interested in having them participate, please let us know.

We are also looking for capable candidates who are interested in teaching these types of courses to the youth. The service will require time for lesson planning and teaching in a classroom environment. We are looking for highly motivated people who are passionate about empowering the youth to meet their full potential. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, please contact Mike Summers for more info.

Servants Needed

Our vision for helping the community is expanding, and that means there will be more opportunities for you to help.

Back 2 School Event

Join us on August 6th for the Back to School event at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Long Beach. We will distribute free school uniforms, backpacks, and supplies for elementary and middle-school-aged kids. Free lunch will be included. The event is happening at our 15th street parking lot behind the Church from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering, please contact us.

Christ the Good Shepherd Food Pantry Schedule

 Volunteer Schedule for Christ the Good Shepherd Food Pantry

  • Mondays: 8:30 – 11:30 am.  Food pickup, unloading, sorting, & deliveries
  • Wednesdays: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Unload shelf-stable foods.
  • Thursdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Unload and sort perishable foods.
  • Saturdays: Food Distribution from 7:30 – 10:30 am / Spiritual Talk & Walk 10:30am – 1:00pm