Among our missions at Good Shepherd Church, the care and well-being of our community has always been a priority. This has been particularly true for those in our community in the margins: the poor, the infirm, immigrants, the undocumented, LGBTQ people and others. We have always sought to provide sanctuary, comfort and hope.
Now, the Covid-19 pandemic has allowed to recommit ourselves to those priorities with a renewed focus. We do more than offering hope; we must work to save lives, protecting, lifting up and honoring the lives of those who are invisible in our community. Our response has been to establish a food pantry, host vaccine and legal clinics, partner with others to work with our youth and children via our educational and music projects thus providing sustenance, advocacy and protection.
Without the food pantry at Good Shepherd Church, many in our Bay Ridge community would face starvation. Without the vaccine clinics we host, they would be left unprotected and extraordinarily vulnerable to the virus.
The following pages provide further details and images of our pandemic response.