Outreach News and Events


Christ calls us to serve and share with others.  At Shepherd of the Valley, we see this as central to who we are.  John Wesley showed all Methodists how we should reach out to help others.  The divine requests for us to perform such deeds are written in red letters in the New Testament.

The Big Blue Barrel will be in the Narthex March 3, and again April 7 and the first Sunday of every month.  Please help us fill it with nonperishable food items and hygiene products for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.

The Big White Barrel will be in the Narthex March 17 and again April 21 and the third Sunday of every month.  The white barrel benefits people struggling with homelessness.  Please help us fill it with  individual servings of non-perishable foods: Canned meats – tuna, chicken, Vienna sausages, ravioli, Snack crackers, fruit or applesauce cups, chips, cookies, Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 12V cube). Hygiene items of all kinds- we are asked for Band-Aids, Antibacterial soap, razors and feminine hygiene products, hats, water, hand wipes, insect repellant, and other things that might help.

SOCKS….SOX…no matter how you spell it…we need used clean, brand new any color, or white, etc…..as a necessity for our walking guests.  ALSO, underwear for men and women…your size will do…We need lotions for the weathered faces and hands we see.

Carol Brudo for the Bridge team 

Remember we always need volunteers to go to the Bridge.  So, if you would like to volunteer to go to the Bridge with us on Saturday, February 23rd.  Look for volunteer sheet in the Narthex or let one of the following volunteers know:

Connie Bredemeyer

Cheryle White

Cathy Brocker

As always, all your donations are gratefully appreciated and put to good use. We thank you for your continued support of this vital outreach project.

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Joshua Tree

The Bridge