WELCA Tea & Talk -
Good Shepherd’s unit of Women of the ELCA will host its Third Annual Tea & Talk on Saturday, July 20, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. All women of Good Shepherd, their friends, and women from other congregations and the community are welcome!
Following the model of afternoon tea from the British Isles and Ireland, a variety of brewed teas, finger sandwiches, savory items, and sweet treats will be available. A free will offering will be collected at the event.
If you are interested in attending, a sign-up sheet is in the church lobby, or contact Susan Perkins, WELCA Coordinator, at email@example.com or at (607)376-3485, or call the church office at (518)458-1562. An estimated count is helpful for us in planning for adequate seating and refreshments. We look forward to seeing you on July 20th!
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!
Game Night - Do you love to play board games? Do you love Scrabble or cards, but need someone to play with? Good Shepherd would like to host a Game Night on Monday nights in the fall starting in September. 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.
July/August Cluster Collections - The Lutheran Cluster congregations will gather items for the Giffen Memorial and the Delaware Community Schools in Albany during the months of July and August. Needs include: black & white composition notebooks, markers, pencils, crayons, 3-hole loose-leaf paper, glue sticks, folders, boxes of tissue, index cards (5x7), paper plates & napkins, small brown lunch bags, colored pencils.
QiGong Classes – Saturdays 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Registration is required for the classes and 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.
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 at http://www.hoffmanhelpinghands.com/fundraiser.cfm?id=375
Exterior $10 – Interior $25. They make great gifts!