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Board of Stewardship

This board has as its goal the God-pleasing management of the “life resources” of our people and to integrate these into ministry for Christ, both in our everyday living and here at Good Shepherd.

In order to enable this, the Board with its Chairperson seeks prayerfully to survey the needs of our congregation and its opportunities for service, to discover the God given and enriched resources (monetary, professions, talents, and personal gifts) of our membership, and to recruit them into service toward our personal growth and the edification of the Body of Christ.

(Romans 12: 3-8) “Use good sense and measure yourself by the amount of faith that God has given you. A body is made up of many parts, and each of them has its own
use. That’s how it is with us. There are many of us, but we each are part of the body of Christ, as well as part of one another. God has also given each of us different gifts
to use. If we can prophesy, we should do it according to the amount of faith we have. If we can serve others, we should serve. If we can teach, we should teach. If we can
encourage others, we should encourage them. If we can give, we should be generous. If we are leaders, we should do our best. If we are good to others, we should do it


CHAIRPERSON:  Stephen K. Hoverman, MD


COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  John Heeren, Jim Bowes, Betty Hopper, Barbara Katz, Carol Stidworthy


“Giving Scrip for Christmas to the Warwick Ecumenical Emergency Fund”

(Rev. Ken Susskraut, Pastor/845-986-3040)


This Fund provides immediate support for residence of the Town of Warwick.

The Fund is administered through the office of St. Stephen, the First Martyr Parish.

The needs are especially great and urgent this season of the year.

You can help by purchasing Script Cards from Good Shepherd

and then personally donating them to the Emergency Fund.

In doing so, you can receive:

(A) Your Scrip Card tax-deductible “Contribution to Good Shepherd”, which will be recorded on your Annual Statement, AND (B) A tax-deduction for your “Donation to The Emergency Fund”, according to the full amount of your Script Card donation! (You must deliver your cards personally to the office of St. Stephen church.)

If you have any questions, please speak with John Heeren.

“And now abideth faith, hope and charity; but the greatest of these is charity!” (1 Corinthains 13:13)


Lutheran World Relief – Equal Exchange Coffees

Roberta Beany, Coordinator/845-661-3718


Good Shepherd is still promoting the LWR Coffee Project, a partnership between LWR and Equal Exchange, which works with partners in 35 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen commiunities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters.


This sale is a component of Good Shepherd’s Fund Raising initiative in support of Good Shepherd’s “Renovation Fund”. The sale of Fair Traded Coffee is available every Sunday in the Narthex. Organic Decaffeinated & Caffeinated Coffee is being offered at $10.00 for a 12oz. bag. There is also a box of 12 single serve cups for sale at $10.00 a box.


This pricing is competitive with local stores and specialty retailers. By your purchasing, you will not only be supporting Good Shepherd’s renovation but also Equal Exchange.



Scrip Card “Fund Raising” Program

John Heeren, Coordinator/845-986-4326

 “Shop Scrip – Gift Scrip”

(John Heeren/Coordinator, 845-986-4326)


After much anticipation, the holiday season is here again! You’re busy with holiday gift shopping, meal planning and preparation, decorating, and making time to see your family and friends at gatherings and parties.


You don’t need to add “fundraising” to your list of to-do’s.


Shop with scrip for all of your holiday needs so you can earn money for your organization and love the holidays!


Use the Scrip Cards as gifts, or use the cards as you Shop with Scrip.

Low denominations cards for many merchants are available during the holiday season.


Check the website at for the most up to date list of participating merchants.


Scrip Order Form

Scrip Merchants and Brands

Stop by the table in the Narthex any Sunday, if you have any questions or call 845-986-4326.