Call for Coats

The Shepherd's Staff Office 30 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD

The kick off drive for the program begins with the collection of new coats only beginning on October 1. Distribution will begin in November by request and continue throughout the cold winter months Click here for more details.

Historic House of Worship Tour

The Historical Society of Carroll County and The Shepherd’s Staff are partnering to bring the Historic Houses of Worship Tour back to Westminster. The event will be held on Saturday, December 11, between 3pm-7pm and tickets are $15 for adults / children 12 and under are free. The event will culminate in a concert at Westminster United Methodist Church from 7:30pm-8:30pm featuring Leaves the 99 (a free will offering will be taken). Tickets may be purchased and more information can be found by following this link:


Homeless Memorial

SAVE THE DATE –  Community is invited to participate in a moving annual memorial remembering the homeless in our community that have passed that otherwise may have not been remembered. More Information coming soon.

Empty Bowls

Portico of St. John Catholic Church 43 Monroe St., Westminster, MD

Empty Bowls was created to bring awareness to hunger of all types, foster community, and raise funds to support those in need. At Empty Bowls of Carroll County, you will experience a delicious sampling of soups provided and served by the area’s best restaurants. More information.