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Empty Nesters

The Empty Nesters are an adult fellowship ministry open to singles and couples of all ages; those who are “Empty Nesters”, or would like to be for an Empty Nesters’ event.  While our primary focus is Christian fellowship, we also strive to serve others to support the mission of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  If you are new to Good Shepherd consider joining us for this festive event.  We are a welcoming group! Contact Karen Yerkes, yerkesk@comcast.net, for information or to be added to The Empty Nester email list.


The Empty Nesters had a great time celebrating Seis de Mayo with Mexican food and ice cream! There were 22 of us in all, and most of us (even though we were STUFFED from lunch) walked all the way to Frozen Cow Creamery for some delicious homemade ice cream!

We hope that you can join us for our next outdoor outing:


First Friday in Canton, on June 1st from 6 – 9 pm, with music by “Local Legends” 

“We play classic rock and oldies with songs from Van Morrison, Linda Ronstadt, Animals, Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd,” said Gregory Henderson, lead vocalist and guitarist for Local Legends. “We play some blues songs as well.” They also play songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty, Grand Funk Railroad, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Steppenwolf and Mothers Finest. We have been playing around each other for about 30 to 40 years. We are an unpretentious group with songs for everyone,” Henderson said. “All ages from 50s to 60s and 20s and 40s, we play songs every person has heard and can sing along with.” The Local Legends is a band from the Canton area, whose members have been professional musicians for years.

Bring your chairs, food, and drinks to Main Street in Canton by the gazebo! There will be live music, dancing in the street, food trucks, shopping, and classic cars. The event is free. If you don’t care to bring your own food, there is plenty to choose from with the food trucks. Parking is easy, behind the stores or behind the courthouse. There will be a signup sheet at Sign Up Central, so that we know how big a space to reserve. Mark and I will arrive early and lay out some blankets to reserve space. If you are not able to get to church to sign up, email me, and I’ll do it for you. There will be an option for carpooling, also.


SunTrust Park tour, Saturday, August 25, with lunch or dinner afterward at a restaurant TBD in the Battery!

Price is about $20.00 per person for the tour. Mark your calendars!