Good Shepherd United Church of Christ
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An Inclusive & Inviting Family of Faith


A Desire to Study God's Word
Made Real in Jesus Christ


A Commitment to Serving Others

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A Church That Prays Together
and Plays Together

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Sunday Worship — December 10th @10:30am (in person & online)

Monday, December 4th at 7:00pm we will have our Reflective Advent Service with Community UCC, Covenant Christian, Hillyer Christian, St. Paul’s Christian, and Wendell Christian a reflective service in our sanctuary for those who wish to center themselves in peace and hope and have space for loss and sadness during this season. Childcare provided.

If you click HERE, you can access the order of worship and prayer list for Monday’s worship. We will have printed bulletins at the sanctuary but feel free to print yours at home or to pull it up on your device during the service.

A link to the Sunday Worship materials (Order of Worship, Prayers and Announcements, etc.) will be posted here on the Friday before Sunday Worship. Please check back then for updates!

We look forward to having you join us online or in person for worship on Sunday at 10:30 am!




If you are planning to worship online, please join via the Zoom link.

Our Link is:
Our Password: 315138
Our Dial-in Alternative is 1-929-205-6099 (please have the password nearby for entry into worship)

For those who are worshiping in person, masks are optional.

We value your continued support of GSUCC ministry. The preferred method is to send checks or direct bill pay to Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 1050 NW Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27513. You may also access on-line giving HERE.

Permission to stream the hymns in this service obtained from One License with license #A-715220.

Please join us on December 10th for our “We are the Church” Sunday school program. It is aimed at being social justice oriented, Christian spirituality based, and community service focused. In this curriculum, we will have 6 week “units” in which we explore a theological theme, while walking students through the steps of volunteering with a community organization.

This unit, our theme is “Food, Farms, and Faith ”, where we will focus on food justice and the role that both farms and the Church play in ensuring people are fed. Make sure to bundle up your kids this week because they will be going outside to learn about our own community garden and how it helps keep our neighbors fed!

Advent and Christmas at Good Shepherd UCC

What does it look like to live as those who dream? The prophets, the psalmists, John the Baptist, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Simeon, Anna, the shepherds and the Magi—they were all dreamers. They received, discovered, and responded to God’s dreams for the world. In Advent, we step into the mystery and awe of God’s dreams and pray they shape our reality. This theme is for the dreamers in all of us—those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world. It’s for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. It’s for those whose dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time.

Join us this Advent as we dream alongside prophets and angels, Mary and the Magi. Join us as we seek and sow God’s dreams for our world.

Please see below for our upcoming Advent events:
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20
Advent Study
You are welcome to a weekly Advent study in High House where we will explore Advent Dreams.

Monday, December 4th
A Reflective Advent Worship
Along with Community UCC, Covenant Christian, Hillyer Christian, St. Paul’s Christian, and Wendell Christian a reflective service in our sanctuary for those who wish to center themselves in peace and hope and have space for loss and sadness during this season. Childcare provided.

If you click HERE, you can access the order of worship Monday’s worship. We will have a few printed bulletins at the sanctuary but feel free to print yours at home or to pull it up on your device during the service.

Those wishing to worship online, please join via the Zoom link.

Join Zoom Meeting
Password: 315138

Thursday, December 7th
Serving a Meal at the Carying Place
As part of our Sunday School series on “Food, Farms, and Faith”, we will be providing a meal for the families at the Carying Place. While this event will be “hosted” by Faith Formation, all are welcome to help us serve a holiday meal to families in our community.

Saturday, December 9th
Cary Christmas Parade
Join us as part of our float in the Cary Christmas Parade!

Sunday December 3rd
The Second Sunday in Advent: Those who dream… prepare the way (peace)
Join us for the second Sunday of Advent Worship in worship.
Faith Formation Christmas Party
5:00 – 7:00pm
Children, youth, and their families are invited to join us for our annual Faith Formation Christmas party where we will celebrate the season with Christmas themed games, a hot chocolate bar, and a meal together!

For a full list of Advent Events at Good Shepherd, please click here.

A progressive Christian community living in love.

Cary’s Good Shepherd United Church of Christ is a vibrant family of faith that is dedicated to being a welcoming and embracing home for families and individuals. We strive to the reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ in our relationships, spiritual journey and service to others.

Our Faith

Good Shepherd UCC embraces the progressive tradition of the United Church of Christ, which traces it’s roots through the Pilgrims, the Afro-Christian Movement, and German immigrant churches.  UCC firsts include: ordination of a woman and an openly gay man, participation in civil disobedience, and support of marriage equality.

Our Family

Good Shepherd UCC is diverse in all sorts of ways- age, race, gender expression, background, sexuality, education, family structure, etc.!  We take great pride in being a welcoming and inclusive congregation. Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, there is a place here for you to be known and loved in a family of faith.

Our Focus

Good Shepherd UCC is a Christ-centered congregation that seeks to do justice, work for peace, and build an inclusive community. We strive to demonstrate Jesus’ love for all, compassion for the hurting, and advocacy for the oppressed. Social justice and community involvement are a long-standing and essential part of who we are.

Wherever you are on your faith journey,
you are welcome here!

A joy-filled family of faith.

You Are Welcome Here

Pastor Welcome

On behalf of everyone at Good Shepherd UCC, I’m pleased to welcome you to our website and our church family.  Welcoming is the word we most often hear from first-time visitors. If you are looking for a new church home that is warm, friendly and supportive, please consider joining us for a Sunday of worship.

— Rev. Carla Gregg-Kearns, Senior Pastor

Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship

  • 9am — Intergenerational Class (@ High House Living Room)
  • 10:30am — Worship Service (with Child Care Provided)
  • 10:45am — Sunday School (Grades K – 12)
  • After Worship — Light Snack Fellowship
In Pursuit of a Perfect World

Video Welcome

We have been attending GSUCC for a little over a year now and we have absolutely fallen in love with this congregation.

Sarah S

"Walk with justice, walk with mercy and with God's humble care ..." We end by singing this every week and it is seen in our members' actions not just our words.

Kate Y

This is my family. I'm proud to be part of this growing family.

Kathy B

An exceptionally warm and welcoming gathering of humanity that rejoices in our differences as children of the family of God!

Gordon W

What a blessing this church is to the community! There are few houses of worship with this type of integrity in action.

DeeDee A

Very friendly, welcoming church. The welcome never stops. Every Sunday, I feel more and more like a member of the family.

Rowena R

I've been blessed to discover this church. It is full of love and wonderful, warm people dedicated to following Christ's teachings.

blessed to discover this church
Rebecca K.

A vibrant children's ministry, kind fellowship, inspiring worship, and a down to earth vibe-- all keep us coming back again and again. So glad we found Good Shepherd!

so glad we found GSUCC
Sarah S

Being a part of this family makes me strive to be my best self, and surrounds me with care when I am not.

makes me strive to be my best self
Kate Y
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