Connecting Beyond Our Comfort Zone
One of the unique characteristics of Good Shepherd UCC is our willingness to take on non-traditional, creative missions and activities. For many years Good Shepherd was actively involved in prison ministry at the North Carolina Women’s Central Prison. Good Shepherd members also volunteered at bouts for the Carolina Rollergirls, demonstrating Christian love in a non-preachy way. When you think about it, even Good Shepherd’s long-standing relationship with our sister church, Cary First Christian Church, was a bit unusual at the time it originated. Our worship services often contain creative elements, and our annual Easter Bonnet contest is a favorite of youth and adults.
Creative ways to reach out . . . living and extending the word of God through Jesus’ example . . . has always been an important part of the faith journey of Good Shepherd.