Church Life

Oct 19 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

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

DONUT DAY FUNDRAISER--Saturday October 5th, Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 4:00am - 1:30pm

Join us for Donut Day, Saturday, October 5th at the Oak Park Farmer's Market! This community-building event serves as a fund raiser for Good Shepherd and lets us share our time and talents with the larger community. We are in need of over 40 volunteers to staff 2-3 hour shifts between 4:00 AM through 1:30 PM. No experience necessary. Jobs include donut mixer, fryer, people to box and sugar coat, as well as sell outside.  Sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board in the church lobby or contact Deaconess Debbie.  Read more »

Flock O'Readers

Come join us!  We meet on the following Wednesdays at 2:30pm to discuss new books, favorite reads and favorite authors. If you like to read and share with others about what you have read, this group is for you. Call the office to learn the current location of the group.

  • September 11 - Discussing our Summer Reads 
  • October 23 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 
  • December 4 - The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead



Meal Shepherds

Imagine that you are recovering from surgery or dealing with a sick loved one. Now imagine that a friend shows up with a basket filled with a warm dinner for your family. That is what the Meal Shepherds do. From time to time there are several families that need meals, but each Meal Shepherd is responsible for one or a few meals. Call the church office if you would like to be on the list of people who make meals. Also, please let the church office know if you would like a meal after recovering from surgery or have a sick loved one. We also provide meals for new parents those first days you are home from the hospital.


Within an hour of Oak Park there are LOTS of places to explore. Daytimers is a group for adults at any stage of life who typically meet on the 2nd Tuesday or Thursday each month. The group takes trips to local sights followed by a meal. Contact the office to make your RSVP. Check out these upcoming events: Read more »

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