Social Ministry

May 6 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sep 9 2018 - 8:00am - 12:30pm
Sep 29 2018 - 7:00pm

September 9th - Program Year Starts with Connections!

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 8:00am - 12:30pm

God's Work Our Hands is more than 1 Day!

Regular Worship Hours of 8am and 10:30am begin this day with a worship theme of Connections to the World. Social Ministry is one of the pillars of Good Shepherd. We strive to be conduits of God's grace in what we do. This pillar is lifted in worship with song and testimony. After both worship services is a Social Ministry Fair. Representatives from many Social Service agencies, such as PASO, AMMPARO, LSSI, and Kidz Express will be present to tell you more about their work and invite you to join their work. Visit all of the booths and you will be eligible for a prize!

Unveiled - A One Woman Play

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Racism.  Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life.

Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman show. Rohina Malik returns to present her play. Afterwards, stay for a discussioon over a light meal. Tickets $20 in advance. $25 at the door. The Chicago Tribune hails Malik as "a remarkable new theatrical voice in Chicago. Read more »

America To Me

Join a Viewing Party

Local filmmaker Steve James spent a year documenting students at Oak Park River Forest High School. His movie, "America to Me", examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. The series debuts on Sunday, August 26th at 8pm on STARZ, continuing on for 10 episodes. Good Shepherd has a viewing party each Sunday where participants will be able to discuss the film after each episode. Doors will open each Sunday at 7:30pm. No need for reservations. Feel free to bring snacks.

Lutherans Stand Up for Immigrants

Good Shepherd works with PASO and AMMARO

Whether Bishop Eaton, Bishop Miller, youth at the National Gathering or countless other individuals, Lutherans are standing up for immigrants. All affirm the concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives. Good Shepherd continues to move forward on this issue as they work with both PASO and AMMPARO. Here are some suggestions on what you can do:

PRAY: Pray for the safety of migrants. Your pray stirs both your heart and God's.

DONATE: www.ELCA.org/AMMPARO  www.pasoaction.org  www.LIRS.org Read more »

CROP Walk

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

It's spring ... birds, tiny flowers and time for the CROP Walk.  Since 2005, Good Shepherd has raised over $25,000!  Let's keep it going.  Our goal is to raise $3500 this year. Click here to sign up for the walking team or to donate. Remember, some of the money we raise goes to local food banks, other monies go to Lutheran World Hunger and worthy agencies around the globe. On May 6th registration begins at 1pm at Pilgrim Congregational on Lake Street and the walk begins at 2pm.

United Power

United Power is the nation's first and largest newtwork of multi-faith, broad-based citizens' organizations with 7 decades of experience winning tough batles on housing, health care, education, living wages, and immigration rights. Currently they are working on issues of mental health: creating alternatives to pushing the mentally ill into the prison pipeline, Housing in Chicago: reclaiming foreclosed housing on the southside and Gun Violence: working to change manufacturing. 

Hurricane Disaster Relief

It is estimated that 850,000 people were displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Sixty percent of the people in Florida were affected by Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were destroyed. While the water is beginning to recede in some areas, the devastation will last for many years. There are many wonderful agencies that need your money and are involved in the relief and restoration effort. Lutheran Disaster relief is an agency that will be there for the long haul. As a secondary responder they stay active for years helping people through the many stages towards renewed life. Give now. Give generously. Give here. 

Kidz Express

Kidz Express was founded as part of Good Shepherd's social ministry in 1997 to move forward in faith by providing programs and services for students in Austin. Today Kidz Express is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; however, it remains closely partnered with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. While programming for over 60 children takes place each weekday and for the bulk of the summer, volunteers are always needed on Tuesday nights at 6pm to help with tutoring. To volunteer at Kidz Express please talk with Pastor Kathy or go to: www.kidzexpress.org. Read more »

Kidz Express tutors: an hour a week to change a life

Kidz Express, the after school program in Austin started by Good Shepherd members, is seeking volunteers to tutor elementary school students on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  Anyone ages 13 or older is welcome, and rides can be provided.  Tutoring occurs at the Kidz Express center at 5221 Congress, Chicago. For more information, to sign up, or to join the carpool, contact Pastor Kathy, Duane Ehresman, Warren King, or Lynn Railsback.

PADS - Weekly Breakfast

West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) is a division of the larger nonprofit organization, Housing Forward. PADS provides meals and overnight shelter for the homeless in West Suburban Cook County. It operates for eights months of the year. Volunteers from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church purchase and deliver breakfast each Tuesday during the shelter season. For information, contact William Peterman.

Monthly Breakfast Staffing for PADS

In addition to bringing breakfast for the Tuesday PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), a crew from Good Shepherd staffs the breakfast shift on the 4th Monday of the month at Euclid United Methodist. This dedicated crew meets at 5am and leaves around 7am with plenty of time to get to work. To make it easy there are instructions and a list of supplies. Breakfast for the homeless is our way of following Jesus in helping the "widows, orphans and oppressed". Talk to crew leader Eric Wegener for more information.

Attitudes Towards Differences: The Riddle Scale

Good Shepherd rests securely in the "Nurturance" section of the Riddle Scale when it comes its welcoming stance towards GLBT people. We assume that diversity in sexual orientation within our community is indispensible. We view differences with genuine affection and delight and are advocates of those differences. See where you are on the attached Riddle Scale.

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