First Baptist & Church of the Good Shepherd

What is PACEM?

People And Congragations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) is a grassroots organization that coordinates space and volunteers to shelter individuals in our community who are experiencing homeless. More than 80 faith congregations and community groups and 3,000 volunteers in the Charlottesville area come together each winter to address the need for shelter by opening their doors, serving evening meals, giving financially, and providing companionship. PACEM believes that a welcoming, safe place to shelter is the first step to addressing the crisis of homelessness

See how you can be involved below!


Care to serve? Here are three ways FBC members can engage with Church of the Good Shepherd to assist PACEM in hosting 35 men from December 23rd to January 5th. Register below:

VOLUNTEER  your time to serve and connect with these men either over a meal or thoughout their time at the church.

MEALS  help ensure guests receive dinner each night they stay.

SNACKS/SUPPLIES  help provide other items needed while we host.