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Current Outreach

Current Outreach

OUTREACH@GSLUTHERAN

Dear friends at Good Shepherd,It’s that time of year again! Time to roll up our sleeves and show the world what we can do as Lutherans together.  Yep, you guessed it; it’s time for God’s Work Our Hands Sunday! On Sept. 9, 2018, Good Shepherd will join nearly 10,000 other ELCA congregations and put our faith into action. There is plenty of opportunity to help serve our community, so we hope you will make plans to join us as we put God’s grace into action. All activities are family friendly, begin after the 11:45 service, and should take less than an hour to complete. Here are the opportunities we will have for Good Shepherd… 

  • Join our GWOH small group on Saturday, Sept. 8 for Bless the Homeless Day in Hurt Park in Atlanta. On this day, we invite you to travel to Atlanta with us as we stand beside other local Lutheran churches and commune with the homeless population guided by the nonprofit group, Stepping Stone Mission.   We will feed and interact with approximately 300 people while we also distribute backpacks, MARTA cards, coats, and toiletries. The event will take place from 8:00 am -11:00 am. Please contact me at outreach@gslutheran.org if you would like more information or would like to join our group.
  • Help assemble Birthday Boxes for children in foster care: Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday as we assemble Birthday Boxes for children in foster care for the Cherokee County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association. All supplies and instructions will be provided. Please sign up at Sign Up Central so we can ensure we have enough supplies for everyone.
  • Prepare Breakfast Sandwiches for Loaves & Fishes Kitchen: Join us in the Fellowship Hall as we prepare and package breakfast biscuits to be distributed to the working residents serviced by Loaves & Fishes Kitchen.

While GWOH Sunday is just a day, we plan to keep the giving going by hosting Christmas in September! With the commercial retail world pulling Christmas into the fall season more and more, why can’t we? Beginning August 26 through October 7, we will be collecting Christmas donations for the teenage refugees serviced through Lutheran Services of Georgia. This collection is very similar to our previous shoebox campaign but will focus on specific items requested. These items are…

  • “Fancy” soaps, baths salts, or bath bombs
  • Bows, hair accessories, colorful hair ribbons, etc.
  • Adult Coloring books and nice markers or colored pencils
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Soccer or basketball
  • Uno or Skip Bo Card game

We will also be taking donations to purchase Walmart Gift Cards for the students in the Refugee after school program.  There are 25 students enrolled and the suggested amount is $20. Envelopes and donation bins will be located in the Fellowship Hall. Please mark LSG Refugee Xmas in the tagline if donating by check. Any extra money received will be used to purchase bikes for the afterschool program and ensure we have enough of the above items listed. Mark your calendar for a Christmas bag assembly day here at Good Shepherd on Oct. 7 after the 10:45 service.

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions. God’s Peace, Kristin Brenneman, Outreach Coordinator, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.