MUST Ministries is coordinating a MUST FOOD Rapid Response program. Family food boxes will be distributed at several points around Cobb and Cherokee Counties beginning soon. They are accepting donations at their facilities seven days a week. Good Shepherd has placed a barrel outside the front doors of the church. Mike McCoy has offered to deliver the non-perishable items to MUST. Please consider this way of supporting our community. The top items that MUST is collecting are:
Holiday Help Needed through Inspiritus
Do to the difficulty in preparation, GSLC will not be doing the traditional Christmas shoe boxes for Inspiritus this year. However, Inspiritus does have a project that we hope you can be involved with called, “Hope Tree”.
inspiritus is asking for $25 gift cards and coat donations for the families they support. Inspiritus is asking for you to sign-up by using the link below, so they are able to track the number of cards and coats they will be receiving.
The gift cards will then need to be mailed to the address below, to be received before December 16th. If you are donating a coat, they will respond back with a drop off date and location.
P.O. Box 7829
Atlanta GA 30357
Our musicians need your support! The music groups of Good Shepherd are teaming up to raise funds to update, refurbish and repurpose our equipment. Several of our instruments and equipment are over 20 years old.
Just announced…Have a favorite hymn? Contribute to the music fundraiser and sign-up for a Sunday to hear it sung at the 8:30 am service. See details at Sign-up Central.
Please make any checks out to GSLC, and note music in the memo line. We have a goal of $11,000 for the following:
|Handbell Cases and hand carts for storing and moving equipment from the Music Room to the Sanctuary||$1,500|
|Handbell tables and risers||$2,500|
|Foam padding and muslin covers||$1,000|
|New speakers and cabling for Praise Team||$3,200|
|New keyboard for Praise Team||$2,300|
|Costs to repurpose the old keyboard for use in the Music Room||$500|
|Total to Date:||$4,645|
Dear Supporter of the Lutheran Coalition for Habitat:
The Lutheran Coalition Ministry has helped to build 32 homes for families in our community since its inception in 1994. We could not have accomplished this without the volunteer and financial contributions from our church family supporters.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues its invisible presence and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our supporters, we have regrettably decided to cancel the Taste of Habitat Fundraiser for 2020. The Taste has been our major fundraising event for the past 15 years. Without the funds raised at this annual event, we would not have been able to help 32 families move out of substandard housing and into a well-constructed home they will own after paying back an interest free mortgage. The Habitat homeowners also invest 200 volunteer hours in other Family Partners’ home construction in addition to working on their own home.
We were pleased to be able to complete our 32nd Habitat home in Canton this year, conforming to the Covid-19 restrictions and financially supporting the build with $45K. In 2021, we want to ensure we will be able to fund and build our 33rd home, and ask your consideration to continue your support of the Lutheran Coalition for Habitat for Humanity ministry through the:
To view the fruits of your support of the Lutheran Coalition for Habitat for Humanity visit:
2020 Tour of 2020 Homeowner’s Home https://youtu.be/IX04b5KfK-s
Interview with 2020 Homeowner Kenny Ogundipe where she expresses her thankfulness for Habitat and your support https://youtu.be/MscNkdnBgLI
July 18, 2020 Home Dedication https://youtu.be/CQFFLsXe1gg
Your support can be selected on the donation form.
In the spirit of serving our community boldly, loving all as Christ,
Mike Dooley, President Lutheran Coalition for Habitat
Good Shepherd ELCA
Lutheran Coalition Board Members