IN OUR COMMUNITY
At Shepherd of the Valley we strongly believe that community outreach is a vital part of our ministry. At the present time our missions include:
Food Pantry, Community Garden, Medical Assistance Fund, Project Outreach, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Special Mission Projects.
Our food pantry is open to all who are facing food insecurity. Currently we serve Scituate and the surrounding communities. The only requirement for access to our food pantry is need. Food pick-up is usually on Wednesdays, but other arrangements can be made. Food allergies and issues are accommodated. Call the office for sign-up.
We offer space in the Shepherd of the Valley garden for people in the community to grow their own vegetables and fruits. Excess produce goes to supplement our offerings to the people who use the Food Pantry. For more information on how to reserve your spot, please contact the Church Office.
Our church has a Medical Assistance Fund available to assist members of Shepherd of the Valley and the greater church community with a medical financial need. Please contact the Church Office for a request form.
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Thanksgiving & Christmas
For generations, members of Shepherd of the Valley have opened their hearts to make the holidays a little more special for those less fortunate. Each year the church gives out Thanksgiving Baskets to our neighbors in need. At Christmas time we participate in Angel Tree, a program out of the ACI which helps provide gifts to children of incarcerated persons.
Shepherd of the Valley has a long-standing partnership with Open Table of Christ UMC, located in Providence. Church teams are active in OTC Food Pantry and Community Kitchen, helping serve those less-fortunate by providing them food, clothing and other assistance.
Throughout the year the church participates in a number of special mission projects. Recent projects have included the Dorcas House Refugee Project, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk, school supply collection and a winter coat drive.