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 Big Blue Barrel will be in the Narthex again July 7, and the first Sunday of every month.  You are invited to bring non-perishable food items with you to worship Service on the first Sunday of each month to help the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission save people.

The Big White Barrel will be in the Narthex June 16 and the third Sunday of every month.  The white barrel benefits people struggling with homelessness. 

Please help us full it with individual servings of non-perishable foods. That includes canned meats like tuna, chicken, Vienna sausages, and ravioli. These people also need fruit cups, chips, cookies, and batteries. They need hygiene items of all kinds – we ask for Band-Aids, soap, razors, feminine hygiene products, hats, water, hand wipes, insect repellent, etc.

We need used new socks for our walking guests.  We also ask for underwear for men and women.  And we need lotions for the weathered faces and hands we see.

We always need more volunteers for our trips to the Bridge to help the homeless.  So, if you would like to volunteer to go to the Bridge with us look for volunteer sheet in the Narthex or let one of the following volunteers know:  Carol Brudo, Connie Bredemeyer, Cheryle White, or Cathy Brocker

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

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Joshua Tree

The Bridge