“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…”(Hebrew 10:24-25)
The Church of the Good Shepherd enjoys the sweet fellowship of women spanning at least three generations. We have a long history of energetic, capable, and compassionate women who have served the Lord and their Church with faithfulness. Come experience the warmth of friendship, the strength of supporters, and the compassion of a caring heart. Come meet and engage with the women of the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Women of the Church
The Women of the Church is open to all women at the Church of the Good Shepherd. They host four program luncheons annually, with the proceeds supporting the missions and ministries of the Church. They also hold business meetings which provide a means to be informed about the various ministries around the Church. It is a delightful opportunity to come together as a whole, to celebrate the various ministries of the Church, and to support each other.
Women’s Bible Studies
Groups of women gather weekly at the Church of the Good Shepherd to be fed by the word of God, think theologically, and enjoy fellowship with one another. To learn more, click Bible Studies and Book Groups.
Jenette Hammer Guild
The Jenette Hammer Guild hosts monthly luncheons, each with a program. The guild collects dues which support the mission and ministries of the Church and the community such as summer camp scholarships, purchasing linens, prayer books, hymnals and more. They enjoy gathering for lunch and fellowship every month.
St. Francis Guild
The St. Francis Guild meets monthly to plan fundraising projects to support the mission and ministries of the Church and the community such as summer camp scholarships, purchasing choir robes, prayer books, hymnals and more. They also host the annual Blessing of the Animals, and the decoration of the Christmas Tree in the Sanctuary.
The “Egg Ladies” work in fellowship year round to make and sell decorative Easter eggs made from real egg shells. Many ladies gather weekly to paint, glue, cut, sew, and draw. The “Egg Ladies” have been selling these works of art for over 60 years, and a collection has been on exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas. Their work is not only real artistry, but effective fundraising. The egg sales have raised substantial funds which have been donated to mission work throughout the community and the world.
Good Shepherds Corner
Founded in 1971 by a group of women from the Church of the Good Shepherd with a heart to help others in need, Good Shepherd’s Corner is a consignment and retail shop that benefits the community in several ways. It has given thousands of dollars in charitable donations to the ministries of the Church, as well as to missions around the city of Corpus Christi. It takes many volunteers to receive, mark, categorize, and display the merchandise. The Corner is always looking for more volunteers. The women who work at the Corner enjoy lively fellowship plus the blessing of being able to interact with the customers and help those in need. Come join this vital ministry.
Spring Women’s Retreat 2017
“Becoming One” God’s Big Idea to Bring Peace and Healing to our Fractured Lives
Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29
Mustang Island Conference Center
Elizabeth Black will be our speaker and leader for our Spring Women’s Retreat at the beautiful, island retreat, Mustang Island Conference Center. She will speak on “Becoming One” – God’s Big Idea to Bring Peace and Healing to our Fractured Lives. Most of us live disjointed lives, often at odds with God, ourselves and others. We can lose a sense of ourselves in our attempts to hold all the pieces together – juggling dreams, managing responsibilities, all in the context of our complicated relationships. Discover how God desires to draw us to Himself so that we can become fully ourselves, and live connected, peaceful lives with those around us. Come learn how God’s holiness is meant to be the source of our “wholeness.” Elizabeth is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Bible Study teacher, and the author of the book Hand in Hand, Walking with the Psalms through Loneliness. She is married to the Rev. Milton Black. Linda Pate will host this event for women of all ages.
This is a wonderful weekend of relaxation, inspiration, fellowship and delicious food! All of your meals will be provided: dinner Friday night and breakfast and lunch Saturday. You may want to bring an extra pillow. You can choose between a single room for one person ($185) or come with a friend and share a double room ($150). Treat yourself to a trip to the island for a wonderful short weekend.