We are a Progressive Christian church and community. We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive. We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul. We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary and where together we grow a just and peaceful world.
Historically, Church of the Good Shepherd has worked to build relationships within our rural community. Being rural has the advantage of well built paths to address community issues such as hunger, homelessness and lack of economic security.
Church of the Good Shepherd supports and partners with local agencies, churchs and coalitions to addressing community issues of concern and the community work of living out our covenants.
Quarterly Community Outreach Program Events
Rainbow Cafe, Carbondale, IL
Hoylton Youth and Family Services
Ecuador - Habitat for Humanity,
Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Havana, Cuba
We believe God calls us to have a passion for justice and a commitment to peace.
Open and Affirming
We are an open and affirming congregation, welcoming all no matter race, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
We are called to love, care and advocate for the earth.