No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey ... you are welcome here!

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 In thegathers 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.

Santa Cruz Valley Border Issues Fair &

Common Ground on the Border

January 16-18, 2020


Friday, January 17, 2020, 7 pm

Scott Ainslie

Steeped in traditional music from both sides of the color line, Scott Ainslie is a renowned acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He learned southern old-time ballads, banjo and fiddle from senior musicians in North Carolina and West Virginia and blues from his black elders in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi: his roots are deep. Tickets $20 cattailmusic.com



10:15 am in the large classroom

January 5

Westy Egmont, Professor, Boston College

"Criminalization and Redefinition: The Narrative Border War"

January 12

"My Love Affair with Tanzania"

January 19

Two Guests from Italy

January 26

Susan Hill

“Stories of the Human Experience: The Documentary Photography of Steve McCurry”


9:00 am Spirited Traditional Service

11:15 am Relaxed Contemporary Service

Nursery and Church School during 11:15 Worship

Youth Group following Worship

Fellowship Time after both Services

Church Office hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday - Thursday

Open and Affirming

We believe God embraces all people equally, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation. Read about our commitment to welcome all into our fellowship.

Good News!

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Javarita Coffeehouse

A ministry of The Good Shepherd UCC dedicated to supporting and bringing fine live acoustic music to the Santa Cruz Valley for more than 15 years.

Coming in February to The Good Shepherd    

Carrie Newcomer and Parker Palmer

What We Need Is Here: Hope, Hard Times and the Human Possibility

Join Carrie Newcomer, award-winning songwriter and performer, Parker J. Palmer, bestselling author, teacher, and activist; and Gary Walters, composer and educator, in a dynamic interweaving of music, poetry, prose, personal story, and audience participation. www.newcomerpalmer.com/events