- Congregation-wide Inter-generational Sunday School Event – Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15 am for a special Congregation-wide faith formation event. We’ll be talking about the Scriptural Foundation for Creation Care. They’ll be something for adults and children as we grow and learn together in faith.
- Ministry Team Fair - After each service, members and visitors of the church are invited to the Ministry Team Fair. Tables will be set up in the fellowship hall and narthex, where people can learn more about the many missions, committees, and ministries that exist in our church. Additionally, you can also sign up to join a ministry team (or teams)!
- Hillenbrandt Ice Cream Social - Enjoy a delicious Ice Cream Social during fellowship hour and support the Hillenbrandt Scholarship Fund.
Book Club - Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 17th at 6:30 pm as we delve into the book, “The Great Divorce” by Ilyon Woo. This is the true story of a nineteenth century mother’s extraordinary fight to regain custody of her three children and her battle with her husband, the Shakers, and her times.
Climate Change March on September 20, 2019 at 11:00 am. Starts at 79 Sheridan Ave and ends at the West Capitol Park where there will be speakers on climate issues. Come be a steward of our Earth. It needs you.
Game Night - Good Shepherd will be hosting a Game Night on Monday nights in the fall starting September 23. Game nights are a big event all around the country. This event will be open to the community, and it is sure to be a lot of fun. There is already quite an interest from many at Good Shepherd, but we need volunteers to be there on Monday nights to set out snacks, greet people and assist with the games. This will be a great way to get to know those in our community! Please contact Pastor Edwina if you are interested in helping.
Qi Gong Classes – Saturdays - 9:30 am to 11:00 am. ALSO - Wednesday evenings in October 6:30-8:00 pm.
Qi Gong RX Retreat - Saturday, October 5th 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Registration is required - you can call or text Maria at (518) 629-5800. Email CoreFourHC@gmail.com. Website is CoreFourHealthcoaching.com or MariaPatrickHealthCoach.com. Classes are $10 per session.
September/October Cluster Collections - As we do each fall, the Lutheran Cluster Churches will be collecting cleaning supplies for the Emergency Overflow Homeless Shelter in September and October. In addition to cleaning supplies—the shelter is also needs to replace bed pillows,wash cloths and protective pillow covers (not pillow cases) that zip, similar to ones used in hospitals and nursing homes.
Also, the eating and drinking products used on a daily basis in the shelter can no longer be Styrofoam, and they are in desperate need of paper hot and cold cups (only 6 oz. and 8 oz.) as well as sturdy paper plates. If you are able to pick these up between now and the first of October, that would greatly help the shelter start off right this coming season.
Hoffman Car Wash Helping Hands Fundraiser – Proceeds will now go to the Hillenbrandt Scholarship Fund. Tickets available from Chris Kleinhenz at 518-441-8719 or ONLINE. Exterior $10 – Interior $25. They make great gifts!
Hearing Loop - In early May, Upstate Hearing Loops installed a hearing loop in the sanctuary. The cost of the loop was covered by generous members of the congregation. It allows those with hearing aids to receive the audio directly to their hearing aids. For those with hearing difficulty, but do not have hearing aids, the church has four receivers that can be used along with earbuds or headphones. This will improve accessibility in our church and we are blessed to have this in our worship space!