Church life here at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church includes many year round and seasonal activities. Below are just some of the ministries we have here at Good Shepherd. To inquire about anything listed, please call the church office at (330)492-2743.
Christian Concerns is our committee that helps our congregation engage with both the local community and larger charitable efforts through our Concern of the Month. Past causes have included donating prayer books to our troops overseas, collecting diapers and other baby needs for Canton’s Pregnancy Support Center, and donating toys and learning materials for local agencies who deal with tramautized children. Meeting times vary.
Our Membership and Fellowship comittee plans many events throughout the year that build friendships within our congregation. Annual events include our Easter Pancake Breakfast, our summer picnic, weekly domino game nights, trips to local sporting events such as Cleveland Indians games. See the “Events” page for what’s coming up.
The objective of the Summer Lunch Program is to feed local hungry children during ten weeks for the summer by assisting their families with supplemental groceries. The children are from families who are struggling with employment, medical, financial and other issues. We have given assistance to between 80-100 children each year. We create menus, purchase food items, receive food donations and distribute the groceries weekly on Tuesday mornings.
Vocal choir performs an anthem every Sunday and also assists in leading worship. Vocal choir meets on Thursdays at 7pm.
Good Shepherd’s bell choir uses both bells and chimes to enhance the service. Bell Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:45pm.
We will be collecting pet supplies for the Stark Pet Food Pantry. The pet pantry helps fur babies stay in their loving homes when their mom or dad cannot afford to feed and care for them. With the support of the community, they are able to be a resource to help families keep their fur babies with them instead of surrendering them to a shelter. If you wish to help, but don’t want to bring something in, we are collecting monetary contributions also.
Dog Food (All breeds/dog sizes)
Pedigree, Dog Chow, Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle, Beneful
Bags of Cat Food (All sizes)
Friskies, Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle, 9Lives, Meow Mix
Canned Dog and Cat Food
Cat Litter (Lightweight-clumping)
Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Ferret Food