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Share Your Soles Shoe Drive

Our Confirmation students are sponsoring a shoe drive for Share Your Soles, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is dedicated to sharing gently worn or new shoes to those in greatest need. Currently, they are responding to the emergency in Malawi caused by severe flooding.

Shoes will be collected March 8 through April 12. Shoes of any type or size can be donated, although the greatest need is for children’s shoes. Share Your Soles does not repair or wash shoes and those receiving them often live in adverse conditions; donate wisely. Look for our donation boxes in the narthex.

Parent University

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Parent University is a gathering of parents to discuss interesting and relevant topics. The evening includes a light meal and activities for kids.

Join us on Friday, May 1. Dinner begins at 6:00pm and is $5.00 per person. Presentation for parents and activities for children begin at 6:45pm. RSVP to Debbie Speer at christianed@goodshepherdlc.org or call 708-848-4741. (An RSVP is required if you are bringing children.) Read more »

Easter Breakfast

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 8:30am - 11:00am

The high school and middle school youth of Good Shepherd will be hosting an Easter breakfast as a fundraiser for this summer's Youth Gathering trip and other activities.  Breakfast will be served from 8:30-11:00am so that no matter which church service you attend can come and enjoy a wonderful meal!  A freewill offering will be taken and food donations requested to help offset the cost of the meal.  Hop on down to the Fellowship Hall on Easter Sunday, April 5th!

Splash! Faith Formation from birth to age 3

Traditionally called "Cradle Roll," this ministry is aimed at our youngest members – our children from birth to the age of three.   At baptism, we as a congregation make a promise to support the baptized and their families in their spiritual journey.   Through resources offered by our congregation and Augsburg Fortress we can help parents in their role of bringing up children of God.  Splash! materials are sent out on a regular basis which offer ideas for faith-filled play, worship, meals and prayer together.  It is one way as a congregation we stay connected with young children and their families.   Read more »

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 9:15am

Amid a busy Easter morning for our children is an Easter egg hunt at 9:30am. Join us promptly on the South Lawn (weather permitting). Other activities on Easter Sunday:

  • Worship at 8:00am and 10:30am
  • Easter breakfast from 8:30-1:00am (proceeds help the youth fund)
  • Lenten Pinata opened at 9:15am in the Fellowship Hall (proceeds go to Seven Generations Ahead)

Please join us to celebrate Easter Sunday!

 

Educational Opportunities on Sunday morning

SUNDAY SCHOOL is for children ages 2 through 6th grade. Ages 2 through 4th grade begin in the sanctuary at 9:15 with music and then breaks into age group classes for rotations that go along with the Bible story of the week. 5th and 6th graders have class in the Youngman Room using the Connect curriculum from Sparkhouse.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (7th/8th grade) meet on Sunday mornings as part of the Confirmation program.

TEENS meet on the *Second Sunday* for lunch after the 10:30am worship service.

ADULTS:
1. Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in the Library at 9:15am for readings, on-the-spot research, stimulating discussion and good fellowship. No previous Bible-study background required. No homework! Read more »

About Christian Ed

Parent University

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Parent University is a gathering of parents to discuss interesting and relevant topics. The evening includes a light meal and activities for kids.

Join us on Friday, May 1. Dinner begins at 6:00pm and is $5.00 per person. Presentation for parents and activities for children begin at 6:45pm. RSVP to Debbie Speer at christianed@goodshepherdlc.org or call 708-848-4741. (An RSVP is required if you are bringing children.) Read more »