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.
March is Pet Month; we are collecting pet supplies for the Canton Pet Pantry. The pet pantry helps fur babies stay in their loving home when their mom or dad cannot afford to feed and care for them. In addition to monetary gifts, they look for donations of pet food, treats, gently used collars/leashes, cat litter, and toys. You can also share their Facebook page to let your friends know about 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. Please drop your pet supplies off in the gathering space or at the church office.