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:
Each summer, Give a Kid a Chance provides backpacks to underprivileged children in Cherokee County so they can start the new school year prepared with the essentials. GSLC has assembled some of the backpacks as a congregation for several years. While we won’t be able to do that this year, we can still participate. Below is a link to the GAKAC website where you can sponsor backpacks directly. Please consider supporting this important work for our most vulnerable. The GAKAC organization will be distributing backpacks on July 18th, so please make your donations before that date.
Our Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Saturday, June 6th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
There is a HUGE shortage of blood. With the recent outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continuing to spread in the U.S., we recognize that you may be concerned about the health and safety of blood donors. Blood donation is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. The Red Cross MUST follow CDC and FDA guidelines to keep these drives open. The FDA and CDC have been visiting random blood drives to make sure they are following protocol. Everyone’s temp must be taken before they enter the room. This will be done at the front door of the church. After passing the temperature station each person must pass through a sanitizing station. At that point each donor must have their history taken. Beds are all at least 6 feet apart. It is essential to keep the staff as well as the donors safe during the entire blood donation process. In addition to what the Red Cross is doing, we will be there to move tables and chairs prior to the Red Cross arriving. We will seal off areas that are not needed including the administrative hall (other than the bathrooms), the sanctuary and the kitchen. Basically, they will only be using the Fellowship Hall. The Red Cross sanitizes after each person has given blood including the tables, chairs and all other areas being used. They will sanitize at the end of the blood drive and we will replace chairs and tables and wipe them down. If you want to find out more information about what the Red Cross is doing you can go to Donate Blood-Information about covid-19. If you plan on giving, please go to www.redcross.org to schedule a time. Our Sponsor Code is: goodshepherdlutheran. This is something we can do for our community.
Help us with the upcoming Lutheran Coalition for Habitat build. No experience necessary, just willing hands – training and tools are provided. Build dates are all on Saturdays – April 4, April 25, May 2 and May 30.
Join us on one or more of these dates and help us provide affordable, quality housing for families in our community needing a helping hand.
This year we will be building a house in Canton at 160 Garrison Trail. Register here for the build. For more information about The Lutheran Coalition and Habitat for Humanity projects please click here.
GSLC has participated in the ELCA World Hunger 40 Days of Giving Campaign during the Lenten season. Click here for information and devotions surrounding this outreach activity. We are now asking for you to please return your boxes to the church office Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 -2 .
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|