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



Worship is at 9 am (traditional feel with the choir) and at 11:15 am (contemporary vibe with the band).


Fellowship Hour in the Redman Room will take place from 10:15 until 11:00, between the two services.

It's an opportunity for worshipers from both services to come together for food and fellowship. Either Stay Late, or Come Early!


Services are live streamed on our Facebook page and remain there for later viewing.

Services are also videotaped and can be found on our MEDIA page.




We kick off our 20th Javarita Coffeehouse Concert series with great local singer/songwriters Tim and Char Seawell as Windfall. Their music captures the essence of the stories of everyday people living out their lives with courage and grace in the face of everyday challenges. Their music is infused with hope and rich with imagery; their voices are a perfect harmonious blend.

Tickets at the door  $15


The Mission Fair is our opportunity to support organizations that share our mission and values; and who serve the people who need it most. This year we have three well-deserving charities from which to choose. On November 19, we invite you to bring your gifts for one, two or all three deserving mission organizations. These missions do extraordinary things for those who are the least, last, over-looked, left-behind, and underserved in our world.


To support our staff, we ask that you write a separate check made out to The Good Shepherd for each charity you wish to support. Please put the name of the charity in the memo line at the bottom left of your check. If you write your checks online, please do the same, one, two or three separate checks, with the recipient named in the memo space.


November 26 is the final day to offer your gift. You can send your offering anytime between now and then or bring it to church and place it in the offering plate.


The next Taizé service is on Thursday, November 9 at 5:00 pm.


In the small historic village of Taizé, France an amazing worship experience takes place

year-round, attended by large numbers of people from around the world.


The Good Shepherd’s Taizé service is only once a month, but has the same

elements as the French services.


Second Thursday of each month (October - April)  5:00 - 5:45 pm in the Sanctuary.


Come and experience the candlelight, meditation, scripture, prayer, music and peace.


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.


Church Office hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday - Thursday.

Phone messages or e-mails are still the best way to communicate with the office.

seeyou@thegoodshepherducc.org                     520-625-1375



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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.