In the desert it is sometimes hard to find a cool, safe place to rest, a place where your spirit is renewed by community and refreshed by living waters. We are glad you have found your way here to receive our extravagant welcome.
We hope you will come to know us as a vibrant, relaxed and diverse community of faith, and as a church that gathers to nurture, share and celebrate the wonder of life.
For at The Good Shepherd we are all spiritual seekers who find joy in community; meaning in living faith-filled lives; purpose in seeking to promote justice and compassion; and direction in following in the way of Jesus.
Announcing a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 3rd at 10:15 am in the Sanctuary.
Purpose: To discuss the purchase of Lot #53 owned by Joyce Clarkson, located to the West of the Church. (Directly behind the educational wing and the water harvesting project.)
Joyce Clarkson, a longtime member of the Church, and daughter of Helen Clarkson is the owner of the property, identified as Lot #53 in the La Canada Norte Subdivision. She purchased the property in 1996 for $40,000 always thinking she would retire here. She has since retired in Maine and no longer plans to live in Arizona.
This summer someone approached Joyce about purchasing the property. She loves the Good Shepherd and wanted to give the Church the first opportunity to purchase the lot. Joyce has offered to sell the property to the Church for $40,000 and has offered to hold the mortgage, interest free, for 10 years.
The Admin. Team saw this as an excellent opportunity to provide a buffer between the Church and the housing development to the West. Therefore, they are supporting the purchase of the property. The church would encourage members to make a special gift to help pay for the lot with the remainder of the purchase price divided into yearly payments for the next ten years at a maximum of $4,000 per year.
If, in the future, the Church would wish to build on the property, the Covenant, Conditions and Restrictions (CC & R's) of the subdivision limit building on the property to single family dwellings. For the immediate future, the property would serve as a useful buffer should the church decide to pursue future expansion on our existing site.