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.


Progressive Theology Seminar      February 20-21, 2020


Carrie Newcomer and Parker Palmer

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

Join Carrie Newcomer (award-winning songwriter, performer, recording artist, performer), Parker J. Palmer (bestselling author, teacher, activist, and founder of The Center for Courage and Renewal), and Gary Walters (musician, recording artist, composer, educator) in a dynamic interweaving of music, poetry, prose, personal story, and audience participation. www.newcomerpalmer.com/events



10:15 am in the large classroom

February 2

Rick Ernst

Aging Better: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life

February 9

Rebecca McElfresh

Embracing Our Final Days

February 16

Don Fish

February 23

Carolyn Campbell, Executive Director

Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection



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.

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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.