Donate to the Rebuild and Modernization

It's official! Floor boards were taken up in the ceremony to start the rebuild and modernization project. Would you like to donate towards the effort? This link will take you to the donation page. 

Bishop Yehiel Curry is Installed!

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

Congratulations to Bishop Yehiel Curry who was elected to be the sixth bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, at this year's assembly on Saturday, June 8, 2019. 

Installation Date and Location: Bishop-elect Yehiel Curry, will be installed as bishop on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park, IL 60477. All are invited to the installation and reception that follows. His term officially began on September 1, 2019. He is replacing Bishop Wayne N. Miller who is retiring August 31 after two terms as bishop.


Enneagram Workshop, Oct 12

Explore Your Spiritual Path through the Enneagram

The Enneagram is very helpful tool to understanding ourselves, our relationships with others, and our spiritual journeys.  Join us on Saturday, October 12 for a day-long exploration of the Enneagram. The day’s schedule includes: Read more »

Jazz Prayer

Friday, October 18 at 7:30 pm

Unity — Some people would have us believe that we are all very different from one another. Even more, some would believe that in the difference is preference or superiority. Yet scripture, science and folklore say the same thing: we are all made of the same stuff. God is in all and we are united in God's oneness. Doors open 7:10 with refreshments; music begins at 7:30 p.m. This month you'll hear Body and Soul by Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour & Frank Eyton and United Blues by Ron Carter. This gathering is designed to be meaningful and comfortable for people who consider themselves "spiritual but not religious” and for people who love jazz music performed well.  All are welcome.

HELPING HANDS SURVEY Offering time and talents as part of stewardship

The 2019 Helping Hands survey is launched! Click here to complete the survey on your phone or computer:  HELPING HANDS SURVEYThe Helping Hands survey is an opportunity for every adult, child or youth to indicate how you would be willing to offer your time and talents to support Good Shepherd’s ministries.  You’re just indicating your interests on the survey, not making commitments.  Continue to use the YES sheet and SignUp Geniu Read more »

Social Ministry Fair and Fall Fest

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:15am - 12:00pm

Good Shepherd partners with many organizations through donations and volunteer hours. On Sunday, October 20, you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from many of these organizations. Come and find out more about the work they do and how your generous dollars and hours are put to use. On hand will be Housing Forward, Kidz Express, Opportunity Knocks, Seven Generations Ahead, United Power for Action and Justice, Persist, Beyond Hunger, and more!

Children are invited to participate in our Service Scavenger Hunt as they check in with the organizations to find out more about their work. This will be followed by fall games and pumpkin painting. And, of course there will be yummy snacks on hand as well! Join us!

Another Success Story for Kidz Express

After 17 years with Kidz Express, Marco Dodd is ready to move on. He started with the program at 10 years old, eventually serving as the assistant director. In December 2019, Dodd will graduate from Concordia with a degree in Middle Grades Education (double major math/social sciences) and transition immediately to teaching grades 6-8 at a neighboring Chicago public school. According to Dodd, his experience at Kidz Express prepared him every step of the way. Here more about his story Read more »

Oktoberfest celebration

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

While not as rowdy as the one in Munich, this Oktoberfest Celebration has everything needed: German Food, dancing, and German beer. This year it takes place in the lovely gymnasium at First Baptist Church, 820 Ontario St., Oak Park. Once again Paul Collins from Ethnic Dance Chicago leads us in easy dancing for all ages. Tickets for food and dancing can be purchased in advance. Beer and wine is sold at the venue.  So get out your lederhosen or dirndls or other party clothes, bring your friends and enjoy the gemütlichkeit. 

  • Adults: $15
  • Children $5

Temporary Quarters

The Randolph Street building is now a renovation work site. We have moved operations temporarily to the First Baptist Church, 820 Ontario Street, Oak Park. Entrances are directly across from Scoville Park. The sanctuary is on the second floor. Parking is found on the surrounding streets or the Parking Garage on North Blvd, east of Oak Park Ave. Worship at 9:00 am and Education Hour at 10:30am (September through May).



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