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Current Outreach

Current Outreach

Dear friends at Good Shepherd,

What a wonderful and joyous holiday season! First, let me say thank you to all who graciously donated to our MUST Ministries Thanksgiving Bounty collection effort. Thanks to you, we delivered 121 cans of cranberries, 98 cans of yams, and 40 cans and boxes of other Thanksgiving edibles to MUST Ministries. We also delivered  a check for $526 to be used toward the purchase of turkeys. This is an amazing effort on your part and shows just how seriously you take God’s call to provide for others.

We have a lot of exciting outreach events to look forward to at Good Shepherd in 2019, but before we kick off a new year, I hope you will join Outreach in making the holiday season a little brighter for our neighbor’s around us. Here’s how you can help…

  • The Adopt A Senior for the Holidays program will continue through December 16. During this time, help make the Christmas season brighter for some of Cherokee County’s senior citizens by donating new blankets, pajamas, robes, slippers, grocery store gift cards and books of stamps to deliver to housebound seniors serviced by the Meals on Wheels program. The collection cart for all donations is located in the Fellowship Hall.

 

  • Grab your Santa hats, Christmas sweaters and reindeer antlers and join us Sunday, December 16 as we sing with our youth of Good Shepherd in our annual caroling event. This year we will be mesmerizing the residents of The Oaks Assisted Living facility with our sensational singing spectacular. We will enjoy a pizza lunch in the Fellowship Hall at 12:00 then carpool to The Oaks to sing with our friends at 12:45. This is always a highlight of the holiday season for both ourselves and the residents and we hope you will join us.  Please sign up at Sign Up Central.

 

  • Want to take some stress out of holiday shopping? Avoid the lines and crowds at the stores, by purchasing retail gift cards from Good Shepherd. Gift Card order forms are in the Fellowship Hall. Simply fill out the order form and drop it in the lockbox by Dec. 2 or Dec. 9 and then pick-up your cards the following week.

LSG is hosting their Foster Family Christmas Party at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Norcross on Saturday, December 15 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  They have put out a call for help with volunteers to make this a successful event.  Volunteers will help with serving food and interacting with the children and families by playing games, doing crafts, and distributing presents. If you would like to help out LSG with this wonderful opportunity please contact me at outreach@gslutheran.org for further details.

As always, thank you for all you do to help support our Outreach efforts at Good Shepherd.  It has been another glorious year of serving our Lord by serving our neighbor. I hope the peace and joy of the season will be yours the whole year through.

Merry Christmas! For unto us, a Savior is born!

Kristin Brenneman, Outreach Coordinator, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church