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 Thursdays at 6:15pm.
November’s Concerns of the Month are the Hat and Mitten Tree, Community Christmas and Thanksgiving Meal Gift Cards
Hat and Mitten Tree
The Hat and Mitten Tree is up in the gathering space, waiting to be covered with hats, mittens, and scarves through December 4th. If you buy a matching hat and mitten set, please tie them together. They will be distributed to needy families in our community. Thank you for your generosity!
Once again, we will make a monetary gift to Community Christmas of Stark County. We will collect through November 27. Our gifts (combined with others) will help seniors, disabled, and families not adopted to receive Christmas gifts, in the form of food, gift cards for personal items, toys, hats and gloves. Thank you in advance for your generous support of Community Christmas of Stark County. Please memo your check “Community Christmas”.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Meal Gift Cards
We strive to help 10 families with meal gift cards during Thanksgiving and an additional 10 families at Christmas