Local Ministries

Allied Food Pantry

The Allied Food Pantry operates out of the Boys and Girls Club and is open on Wednesdays both mid-morning and during the evening. Volunteers serve approximately once a month.

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Holy COW

The Holy Cow is Good Shepherd’s food cart and mobile church ministry. The mission of this “Church on Wheels” is to build relationships throughout the greater Madison area through the connective power of food, music and worship. The Holy CoW is currently in the final stages of licensing and will be fully deployed as a mobile ministry site in the Spring of 2019. For updates and further information, please contact Pastor Joe at jbrosious@gslcwi.com

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Just Bakery

Just Bakery is an educational and vocational training program for those who experience significant barriers to employment. Individuals enrolled in Just Bakery participate in classes such as food safety, baking math, life skills education, and so much more. This program partners with Good Shepherd through the Madison area urban ministry to sell their baking products at our church campuses once a month. To learn more about Just Bakery, visit their website at: https://emum.org/what-we-do/justbakery/

Transitional Housing

The Good Shepherd Transitional Housing Team serves a meal at the men’s shelter, at Grace Episcopal Church downtown. Good Shepherd serves the 3rd Wednesday of every other month. Servers can volunteer for serve days in October, June, and February of this year. For more information, contact Scott and Bonnie Mast – smast@burkhaltertravel.com

Good Shepherd Food Pantry

Good Shepherd’s Food Pantry is located inside our Madison campus, and open to patrons every Thursday. A variety of volunteer opportunities exist to help families in our community with food insecurities. If you’re looking for a great way to meet fellow congregation members, build community, and help those in need contact our food pantry coordinators at gsfoodpantry@yahoo.com.

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Team World Vision

Team World Vision walks or runs to provide clean water to those in Africa who do not have that luxury. If you are looking to not only change a different person’s life, but yours as well; check out our Team World Vision page.

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Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit organization that provides complete meals to malnourished children around the globe. Together with the community, Good Shepherd has hosted 6 MobilePacks, funding and packing over 668,000 meals. Good Shepherds next MobilePack is on February 22-23, 2019.

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Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes team members provide lunch once a month for an average of 100 homeless/low income individuals downtown at Luke House on Williamson Street. Team members can further support this program by serving the meal, cooking, or bringing in supplies. Volunteers serve the 4th Thursday of every month, 9am – 1:30pm. Contact Donna Maysack the volunteer coordinator at dmaysack@gslcwi.com for more information.

Good Shepherd Clothes Closet

Our Clothes Closet ministry serves families by providing free new or gently used clothing for children. Volunteers serve approximately once a month and perform a wide variety of tasks. If you are interested in connecting with this ministry, contact the volunteer coordinator, Barb Herbsleb at 271-2119 or bherbsleb@tds.net

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Habitat for Humanity

Good Shepherd has a longstanding partnership with Habitat for Humanity Dane Country. Several times a year we host build days for our congregation during the week. No experience is necessary and it is a great way to get outside in service to our community. To get involved or get more information contact Deb Simon at simobach@gmail.com or Pastor Joe at jbrosious@gslcwi.com. For general information about Habitat efforts in Dane County visit habitatdane.org.

Mellowhood Foundation

Each summer Good Shepherd is host home to the Mellowhood Foundation’s efforts to change the lives and narratives of kids in our community. This foundation is spearheaded by Coach Asaad; who works to help guide the youth of the surrounding Meadowood community along their path to upper achievement. Youth accepted into the program perform community service and participate in educational initiatives to improve reading, writing, math, and science. A variety of opportunities exist to come alongside these youth. Contact Coach Asaad at coachassa.ta@gmail.com or Pastor Joe at jbrosious@gslcwi.com for more information

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