SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Reaching out to help people in their need
At Good Shepherd, you will find the opportunity to participate in a number of ministries that serve members of the parish, the local community, and those in the nation and the world.
Serving the Members of Our Parish Family
A vital part of Good Shepherd’s ministry is Fellowship and Pastoral Care.
Fellowship is a multi-faceted ministry that brings the members together as a community. It begins with a coffee hour after the Sunday 8:30 am service, usually hosted by a Parish family. Other fellowship activities include Plantation Suppers, Shrove Tuesday dinners, Mother’s Day brunch, Father’s Day brunch, Filipino Heritage Sunday, Holy Sovereigns Day, and a Christmas Party.
The ministry of Pastoral Care is to show and give care, concern, relationship and service to the Parish’s members. Members of the Pastoral Care team (clergy and lay) visit the elderly, shut-ins, the hospitalized, and those who are facing challenges. Download a Pastoral Care request form.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Other local outreach programs at Good Shepherd that includes support from the local chapter of the Episcopal Church Women are the School Supplies Drive and the Adopt a Family for Christmas Project.
A Cup of Cold Water
Good Shepherd's parishioners, together with the parishioners of the three other Episcopal Churches on Maui, are currently leading a new island-wide outreach program focusing on Maui's homeless called "A Cup of Cold Water."
Serving the Community Around Us
Good Shepherd is located in historic Wailuku town, with a rich history dating back to the days of the Hawaiian ali`i. Today, Wailuku is home to the County government, the courthouse, the state offices, businesses, restaurants and shops, as well as residences (both new and old). Wailuku is also home to many in transition, who are seeking peace on their way home.
One of the most important ministries of Good Shepherd is the Ka `Ohana Kitchen, which serves a meal every Sunday from 12:30 pm. to 1:30 pm. in the Church parish hall. Ka `Ohana Kitchen Team members consist of church teams (Good Shepherd, Christian Ministry, the Marshallese Congregation) as well as community teams. An average of sixty meals have been served every Sunday for the last ten years.
Queen Emma Athletic Club
Another important ministry to the community is the Queen Emma Athletic Club, where one can learn the basics of weight training from experienced coaches in a Christian environment. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Many of the club members have participated and excelled in weight lifting events throughout the state. See a video on the Queen Emma Athletic Club, or like the Queen Emma Athletic Club Facebook Page.
FACE Good Shepherd is also a member of Faith Action for Community Equity, which provides community members a vehicle for living out shared faith values by participating powerfully and effectively in the public life of Maui and the state of Hawaii. More information on FACE.
Serving the Nation and the World Good Shepherd also supports a number of outreach programs nationally and internationally including Compassion International (with Project Irish), Episcopal Relief & Development Fund, Miles of Pennies, and the United Thank Offering.