Current Outreach

FEED

More than 800 million people – that is 11 percent of people in our world today – are hungry…

Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble.  Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.  Isaiah 58:10

Just as in Isaiah 58:10, the Bible tells us numerous times that as Gods chosen people we have the responsibility to take care of our neighbor. Because of this charge, for the first quarter of 2018 Outreach at Good Shepherd will be focusing on all the different ways we can feed God’s people. We invite you to join us as we experience the many ways we can help feed God’s people right here in our neighborhoods and on the other side of the world. Here is how you can help our efforts…

  • Support the Outreach Committee initiative to plant a  Neighbor Garden on GSLC property so that we can help provide much needed produce to our neighbors in need.
  • Join us Saturday, February 17 from 10:30 – 12:30 pm as we assist with the Mobile Food Pantry at InTown Suites, Woodstock. We will assist with setting up the pantry, greeting and checking in guests, assisting guests with grocery selections, weighing and bagging groceries, and helping guests take their selections to their vehicles. This is a family-friendly event! Children are welcome to serve with their parents. Sign Up at Sign Up Central.
  • Join 15,000 people from across Atlanta, including several of our own members, as they help stomp out hunger during the Atlanta Hunger Walk on Sunday, February 25. You can join our team as a walker or simply donate funds to show your support.  The website to register or contribute is org. The name of our team is “Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Woodstock.”
  • Collect your spare change throughout the Lenten season to be donated to the ELCA World Hunger Campaign. Coin boxes will be distributed the week of Ash Wednesday and collected on Sunday, April 8.
  • In addition, as always please continue to help support MUST Ministries by donating nonperishable foods to the bins located in the Fellowship Hall and bringing in your cans on Two-Can Sunday, always the first Sunday of the month.

There will be an Outreach General Information Meeting Sunday, February 11 after both services in the back of Fellowship Hall. Come by and join us to hear about the garden plans and all the other exciting Outreach opportunities in 2018.