ABOUT THE CHURCH OF
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
“Sharing the Good News of God’s love by welcoming others to our traditional Anglican worship, providing opportunities for spiritual growth, and reaching out to those in need.”
WHAT WE DO
We strive to worship God in the beauty of holiness, to be formed as disciples of Jesus, to grow continually into the image of Christ, and to partner with others to serve Christ next door, in Newton County,
and in the world.
As the Episcopal Church's presence in Covington, Newton County, and the surrounding area since 1950, we are a parish of the Diocese of Atlanta.
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
As Episcopalians we are inheritors in the United States (and nearly 15 other countries) of the Anglican tradition, that is, the Christian church in the British Isles. Episcopalians believe there is One God who creates all things, redeems us from sin and death, and renews us as the Children of God. As Episcopalians, we promise to follow Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. We believe the mission of our church is the restoration of all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
Some of the things that define our beliefs and actions in the Episcopal Church are:
Inclusive - we welcome everyone to hear and take action on God's message;
Social Justice - helping get rid of the barriers of social inequality so everyone may participate fully;
Community - living, sharing, and helping each other;
Scripture, Tradition, and Reason.