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(Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd 45701)
church of the Good Shepherd

The Campus Community


Whoever you are and wherever you are
on your journey of faith,
we welcome you.

The Church of the Good Shepherd is one of three Ohio Episcopal parishes that were built to serve a campus.   The Church's music program is among the best in the diocese, and engages professors and students with townspeople on a weekly basis.   The Church provides a free lunch every Wednesday to students and residents alike.   Through it's different outreach ministries, the parish strives to meet immediate needs, to remove the root causes of injustice, to encourage forms of community that transcend divisions in our society, and to strenghten fellowship and spirititual growth. We invite your ideas and participation.


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The church sanctuary provides an excellent venue for performance and music rectals. Please call and/or leave a message at 740-593-6877 or barbara@chogs.org.

Please browse the "Events Calendar" for scheduling details and availability. Group use of the kitchen facilities and Nehls hall is sometimes avialable as well.
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Need some quiet time?

Visit the Chapel.

This small chapel is located across from the "food truck" area and is open when the CrossRoads Cafe' is open (7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday). Look for this red sign.

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Wednesday community lunch

Each Wednesday from noon to 1:00, a crew from Good Shepherd serves an excellent meal to over 75 people.   This ministry began in the late 90's by an energetic college student, Molly Gilbert. With a desire to serve, she simply began feeding peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to anyone in need of a free meal.   Today that spark has been carried on by the parish as a whole.   We have four teams who take one week of the month. There are many volunteer opportunities, from cooking and chopping up food to serving the meal and cleaning up.

If you would like to help please show up at the parish kitchen downstairs around 10 a.m. or contact Phyllis Dean at 740-593-8487.

CrossRoads Cafe'

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See the story
behind this ministry.

Open 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
Closed Saturday, open Sunday during coffee hour after the main service.

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If you Joinour Mailing List you will receive a weekly e-mail newsletter containing news, announcements, this coming Sunday, and a prayer list.

Until further notice the Church building will be closed to all public and church-related group meetings and events, the Chapel closed, CrossRoads Cafe closed, and Wednesday Lunch will not be offered.

Office hours will be from 10:00 - 12:00
Monday-Thursday, please knock.


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Diocese Southern Ohio, PRAXIS, Campus Ministries - PRAXIS, Campus Ministries (browse down page for Ohio Ministries)

National Church (these related sites below offer leadership development and networking opportunities)
Campus Young-adult Ministries English

Campus Young-adult Ministries Spanish

FACEBOOK - Episcopal, general for campus ministries

United Campus Ministry engages the Ohio University and Athens communities in spiritual growth, community service and work for justice, guided by socially progressive and interfaith values.

Our Priest is The Rev. Deborah Woolsey at 937-689-8895 (C) or 740-593-6877 (Church) or by e-mail at revdebwoolsey@gmail.com.

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 64 University Terrace (corner of Univ. Terrace and Park Place)

Students $5.00

Poster - Pancake supper, Feb 25

Why Campus Ministry

We are compelled to engage on our campuses
Sharing the gospel, a good news that is inviting and welcoming
Seeking to be rewired
To create a home for students seeking a path to God
Compelled by the Holy Spirit to listen and learn
And unlearn
Telling the stories about what we are learning from the campus
Discovering who is our neighbor
Opening out and walking alongside
It is who I am
My heart is called to relationship
Creating a place of empathy, safety, and connection
Noticing ways we experiment with the scripts we carry
Being present for the Spirit is moving