The Shepherd’s Door

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Ann Farrell opened The Shepherd’s Door in 1977, “hoping it would be a blessing to the community,” and indeed it has been. After 30 years of owning and managing the store, Ann decided to retire. In November of 2007, Bellevue Christian Church loaned the money to Shepherd’s Door, Inc. to “purchase and relocate the store to its current location, and continue our ministry.”

The Shepherd’s Door initiatives are:  The Resource Center for adults  – community support with their needs, food, clothing, and guidance to available outside resources that offer assistance with a variety of needs.

Programs designed for the youth include:

  • Backpack Buddies:  providing weekend individual snacks and meals to students throughout the entire school year. The Shepherd’s Door is currently feeding 39 families through this effort.

  • The Summer Stars:  a two week free camp for students 5th through 8th grade. At camp, the participants study music, the Bible, and prepare a theatrical production at the conclusion of the camp. The cost per child attending is approximately $250 which is used to offset the cost of play rights, music scripts, costumes, daily snacks, and two dinners during the two week period of time. Donations are welcome!

The retail store offers Christmas Items, Cards, Christian Gifts, and Fair Trade Items such as jewelry, cards, accessories, gifts, and Ugandan Gold coffee.

Upcoming Events include:  A Spring Open House to be held on March 12 from Noon to 4:00 p.m., featuring live music by Celtic band Carnival of Soul. Refreshments will be served. The Shepherd’s Door will also be participating in the Firemen’s Festival on Saturday, May 7 – a drop off will be located outside the Borough Building for donations suitable for their Backpack Buddy program such as individual snacks, individual microwavable meals, individual boxes of cereal, etc. As a guide of food items to purchase, a list has been made available at their store.

Stop in and say hello to Jenn and any of the numerous volunteers who staff The Shepherd’s Door!

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[tab title=”Hours”]Monday 10AM – 5PM
Tuesday 10AM – 5PM
Wednesday 10AM – 5PM
Thursday 10AM – 5PM
Friday 10AM – 5PM
Saturday 10AM – 3PM
Sunday Close


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