Ministry Groups

Opportunity to Serve

There are many ways to touch the life of someone who is in need or hurting.  These are great opportunities to spread God’s love to others.

If your God-given talent is:

·         Sewing
·         Crafting
·         Teaching
·         Visiting the homebound or hospitalized
·         Quilting
·         Praying
·         Cooking

…then this is the opportunity for you!

Cancer Pad Sewers – This group meets the first Tuesday of the month.  By making cancer pads, they provide not only physical comfort from those suffering from cancer, but emotional comfort knowing someone cares.

Circle of Hope Bracelet Ministry - Through the ministry of making beaded bracelets, this group offers hope, prayer, and support.

Quilters – The quilters of this congregation gather monthly to learn techniques, pattern, and color combinations.  The quilters make baby quilts for the newborns, as well as a variety of other quilting projects for ministry.

Chix with Stix Knitting Group – If you can knit or crochet this group has a place for you!  The group makes the prayer shawls for those in need of prayer.

Study Connection – Through Study Connection, Good Shepherd opens its doors to Glenwood Park Elementary students.  Here, we are able to build relationships while helping children succeed in school by providing tutoring in a variety of subjects.  Sessions are Wednesday afternoon for one hour.

Prayer Ministry – Prayer is powerful and a vital part of Christian community.  Good Shepherd has two prayer groups.  Lifters is a group that prays for staff and the congregation by name for a specific period of time.  The Prayer Chain is a large group of individuals who receive congregational prayer requests via email.

Visitation Ministry – Visitation ministry is a wonderful way to lift up others and brighten their day.  There are two ways that individuals can represent Good Shepherd and visit others.  Hospital Visitation visits those in the hospital.  You would be assigned one day per month to visit.  Training is offered.  Home Visitation visits the homebound on a regular basis, offering support and encouragement for those who can no longer physically attend church.

Slappers – Once a month a group of servants gather at Good Shepherd and process the Staff Newsletter for mailing. 

Family Night Meal Crew – These are the wonderful people who prepare, cook and clean up for the Wednesday Family Night meal which fosters fellowship for the church family.  Teams work one Wednesday a month for food preparation.  Servers and dishwashers help as often as they are available.

Associated Churches Food Bank – Good Shepherd collects non-perishable items to be taken to the food bank.  There are carts placed by the entry doors that contain bags with a list of needed items.  Good Shepherd also provides fresh beef.  Servants are needed to deliver beef and non-perishables to the food bank.

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