How We

Serve Together

Maybe you haven't been to church in a while, or perhaps ever. Maybe you're worried about what you'll find, who you will meet or what to expect when visiting. That's okay. You don't have to have it all figured out, you might not be able to put what you're looking for, what's spurring your search or what you believe, into words. That's okay too.

We are all in different places in our faith exploration and we're figuring it out together. We believe that certain gifts from God help us hold tight when the going gets rough, especially the wisdom we find in scripture, the ways God feeds us in the Sacraments and the joy of going through good times and hard times with the comfort of community that is trying to practice a radical form of hospitality and welcome.  We believe that learning how to walk the walk through these acts of service is a great way to take your first steps into a whole new reality.

Pastor John Longworth, Pastor Hannah Rogers, Diane Sharrow wearing Faith on Foot uniforms
Faith on Foot Street Reach

Every Thursday at 8:30am a team of walkers meets at The Faith on Foot Office at 60 Strongs Avenue in Rutland. We prepare a route and then spend the rest of the morning greeting people, providing care packs, offering referrals for service and providing spiritual care and encouragement to our neighbors and community partners.

Rutland Meals Challenge

Rutland Meals Challenge is an annual community food packaging event and ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Rutland. Every January, over 300 volunteers gather at the church to assemble bulk ingredients into packaged meals that are donated to Rutland County food shelves and the Vermont Food Bank. Since its start in 2013, Rutland Meals Challenge has donated over 270,000 meals!

Little Lambs playground outdoor view
Faith on Foot Breaking Bread

Our Cooperative works together to host a FREE community meal on the last Thursday of each month at

60 Strongs Avenue, Rutland VT

Main Dish, bread, and beverages are provided

(Donations of side dishes, desserts, or chips welcome)

Breaking Bread is at 5:00 PM on the Last Thursday of each month

Sign inviting people to Holy Adventures with Good Shepherd and Faith on Foot
Comfort Zone Community Living Room

This free community living room provides a safe place for people to get out of their apartments or off the street and into warmth or cooling. Volunteers are needed to share snacks, listen to guests and offer connections to vital community partners. When there is a weather emergency declaration in the city, the Comfort Zone will have expanded hours

Current Hours are Monday-Thursday 9 AM-12:00 PM

Located at 60 Strongs Avenue in Rutland, VT

Vounteers packaging meals for the Rutland Meals Challenge
Little Lambs Early Learning Center

Serving 58 preschoolers from age 6 months to Pre-Kindergarteners. This Four Star center stands out for its high quality and creative curriculum.

In addition, our Kids Klub and Camp Frog provides amazing after school and Summer Camp programming for children in grades k-6.

Beginning in 2018, we will be offering Strong Parent training each month.

Person making bread dough for Breaking Bread
Feeding Our Neighbors Team

There are so many ways to connect with your neighbors and share the abundance of food. We love connecting volunteers to:

  • Dismas House Dinners

  • Community Cupboard

  • The BROC Food Shelf

  • Farmer's Food Center Healthcare Shares

  • and Little Lambs Gardening Program

Coffee and pastry served at th Comfort Zone