At Good Shepherd we believe our baptism calls us into a working relationship with God, our faith family, our community, and the wider world. There are always opportunities to share God’s love and serve our neighbor. Look for these upcoming outreach projects you can be a part of:


TwoCanThe next Two-Can Sunday is September 3.

Bring your two cans of food for local hunger initiatives.




Caretakers of Community

As Caretakers of our Community we will be collecting household goods for Next Step Ministries during the months of September and October. Next Step Ministries is a local ministry in Woodstock geared toward helping individuals with special needs/disabilities and their families in a loving and safe Christian environment. They have several programs, including a weekday Therapeutic Day Care program geared toward young adults, Job Skills Program, a Saturday Respite Care program for ages five through adult, and School Break and Summer Camps for school-age clients. Currently, Next Step is in need of:

Hand Sanitizer

Paper Towels

Disinfectant Wipes

Toilet Paper (Septic Tank Friendly)

Lysol Disinfectant Spray

Bottled Water

Baby Wipes for Sensitive Skin


13th Annual Taste of Habitat

The Taste of Habitat Fundraising Event returns on September 22 from 7 – 9 p.m. at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta!

The goal this year is to raise $18,000 to build Habitat homes in Metro Atlanta. More than 50 fabulous chefs from the Lutheran Coalition for Habitat churches will share the foods they love to make. It’s a fun “date night” (adults only) with outstanding food & drink, great fellowship and enjoyable live music. There will also be a Silent Auction and trivia contest!

Participate by volunteering to be a chef, contributing to the silent auction, becoming a sponsor or simply just attending. Tickets are $25. For information, contact Max Epling at,



Shop for GSLC !

Don’t forget to direct your purchases on to Good Shepherd.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products as on When customers shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to the charitable organizations selected by customers. The first time you visit AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization. To select Good Shepherd simply type in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Woodstock and hit search – or you can type in this direct link to your browser:

Remember, every time you shop on Amazon you need to do so at for GSLC to benefit.


Hungry to Help GSLC? Enroll in Kroger Rewards! 

Having funds, manpower and proper resources are the lifeline to our Outreach program. With the beginning of a new year I thought this would be a great time to remind you of one of the many ways you can help Outreach at Good Shepherd fund it’s endeavors. One of the easiest ways for you to support our program is by shopping at your local Kroger store. You get great prices and great food at Kroger and Good Shepherd gets a percentage of the food you buy when you link your Kroger Plus card to Good Shepherd.

The process is simple and only requires a few minutes of your time. If you don’t already have one, obtain a Kroger Plus Card from the Customer Service counter at any local Kroger. Once you have a Kroger Plus Card you will need to link your card to our organization by registering online at and following these simple instructions:

If you are a new online customer click on Create an Account and follow the instructions to create an online account.

New account creators:

  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your email address and creating a password then entering your zip code, clicking on your favorite store, and agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • Follow the instructions given and once the account setup is complete return to and use your email and password to sign in.
  • Click on Enroll
  • Update or confirm your personal information
  • Good Shepherd’s NPO # is 84490 – Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the bottom of the page under community rewards

Once your card is registered, simply swipe your Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your registered Kroger Plus card every time you shop. Money earned through the Kroger Plus program is sent to Good Shepherd once a quarter. It’s really that easy!

Happy Shopping, Kristin Brenneman, Outreach Coordinator


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