LOCAL MISSIONS 

 

GET INVOLVED!

We hope that you will prayerfully consider getting involved in some of the amazing
mission work going on all around us, right here in Austin!
 
Five mornings a week, our bread run ministry picks up day-old bread and pastries from two area HEB stores
and delivers them to two local food pantries. We have been partnered with this ministry for over twenty years! Pickups begin at 7:30 a.m. and usually take around 2 hours. 
 
To get signed up, contact Trish Scoggins at 512-828-1105 or email her at splashofchlorine@gmail.com.
ADRN (Austin Disaster Relief Network) is a disaster relief agency Shepherd of the Hills works closely with.
Recently, we worked with ADRN to help flood victims in the greater Houston area recover from the devistation of Hurricane Harvey.
Watch out for any announcements in our bulletins, monthly announcements, and social media for ways you can get involved!
 
You can always find ways to get involved with ADRN by visiting their website.
 
 
The Multicultural Refugee Coalition (MRC) creates opportunities for refugee livelihood through training, education, and community connections. 
 
Email Sarah Stranahan at sstranahan4@gmail.com to get involved!
 
This ministry provides a dental clinic, educational classes, food pantry, and clothes closet to assist the poor. There are several other opportunities to provide outreach for Manos, including offering assistance year-round in their food pantry and clothes closet, assisting with the Back to School Drive during the summer, their annual “Un-Gala” in October, and the Tamale Sale in the winter.  
Email Glenn Dukes at glenn@dukesfamily.com to learn more and get involved!
 
 
 
This ministry partners children at schools witn one-on-one mentors from neighborhood churches. These partnerships take on the enormous challenge of kids at risk – One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School at a time. Our partnership with Williams Elementary is in its 5th year! We are always in need of new mentors.
 
Email Sue Lagerquist and Lisa Crawford at kidshope@shpc.org to become a mentor!
 

FREEZE NIGHT

Cold Weather Shelter

 
This winter ministry takes care of the homeless women of downtown Austin on nights that are freezing. Shepherd is one of several local churches which takes turns at Central Presbyterian hosting women overnight. Volunteers are on call during Thursday evenings from November to March to make or take dinner or breakfast, eat with guests, or be an overnight host. 
 
Email Jessica Goulding at jessgoulding@gmail.com to learn more and/or volunteer.

IHN: Interfaith Hospitality Network

 
Besides sending a set amount of money out of the Mission budget every year to IHN, every three months we house families with children here at the church for one week through the IHN shelter program; a program that strives to help families transition from homelessness back to permanent housing.
Volunteers can host overnight or be at mealtimes, and/or provide groceries such as cereal, milk, and non-perishable food items. Setup, move-out, and laundry help is always appreciated as well. 
 
Contact Laura Manire at 512-922-3615 or Ihn.shpc@yahoo.com to volunteer and/or learn more.
 
 
 
This ministry provides foster care, adoption services, and support to children and families in need. Volunteers are needed to assist with childcare for foster parent events, and to assist with Back to School events,, and other support programs for foster parents. 
 
Email Tammy Boehman at boehmans@gmail.com to volunteer!
 
 
 
 
 
This is a local mission with global implications. RST is a resettlement agency that partners with local churches to resettle legal refugees from all around the world. We need volunteers and donors to help get refugee families settled here in the Austin area. 
 
Email Cathy Beard at beardfamily@austin.rr.com to volunteer.