Church of the Good Shepherd,

United Church of Christ

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Sunday worship is at 11:00am.

Worship is offered in-person or on Zoom. 

 If you'd like to join us on Zoom, please email We look forward to seeing you!

"No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."

We are a Progressive Christian church and community.  We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive. We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul. We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together we grow a just and peaceful world. 



Historically,  Church of the Good Shepherd  has worked to build relationships within our rural community.  Being rural has the advantage of well-built paths to address community issues, such as hunger, homelessness, and lack of economic security.  

 Church of the Good Shepherd supports and partners with local agencies, churches and coalitions, to address community issues of concern, and the community work of living out our covenants.

International Missions

Ecuador - Habitat for Humanity

If you are interested in purchasing or custom-ordering one of our handmade handbags that benefit Heifer International, email

    Our Covenants

Global Ministries  

That all of God’s people and creation share in God’s abundant life.

Just Peace

We believe God calls us to have a  passion for justice and a commitment to peace. 



Open and Affirming

We are an open and affirming congregation, welcoming all to join us, no matter their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ethnicity.



Whole Earth

We are called to love, care and advocate for the earth.

  We are a WISE Congregation

  Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged


For more information, click on the covenant picture icon.

Sunday Services 

11:00 am -  Sunday Service

 Email for information

*Nursery services available for ages, birth through 3rd Grade 

Donations through PayPal below

During the Week

Office Online:  Please email or call and leave a message.   


Email our Office Administrator at for information.



Contact Information

Address:  515 Orchard Drive

                  Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Phone: 618-457-2232


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