Berry Festival - The Fourteenth Annual Berry Festival will be on Saturday, July 13th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We encourage you to jot this date down and come out for some great berries and wonderful fellowship. There will be a free will offering and the proceeds will be going to benefit the many ministries of Good Shepherd. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Danny Patrick at email@example.com.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame – July 17th at 7:00 pm – Outing at Joe Bruno Stadium (HVCC) for a Tri-City Valleycats baseball game. Heroes night with post-game fireworks! Tickets are $9 each, due by July 1st. Please contact Pastor Edwina at 518-458-1562 if interested.
SAVE THE DATE!! The Women of the ELCA will host the 3rd Annual Tea & Talk on Saturday, July 20th. More details to come!
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!
Book Club – June 18th at 7 pm. Please join this fun group for discussion and refreshments. The book for June is “Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult.
Fair Trade – Please check out our new display in the Fellowship Hall next to the bookcase. Items can be purchased from the cart.
May/June Cluster Collections - Throughout May & June the Lutheran Cluster congregations will gather items for Things of My Very Own (TOMVO), a non-profit organization, located in Schenectady that provides crisis intervention services to children who have been impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. They also provide services to children at-risk of a Child Protective Services intervention where families don't have items necessary for sustainability.
Urgent Needs: Twin Sized Sheets & Blankets, Blankets (All Sizes), and towels.
*** Clothing and Bedding in New or Gently Used Condition Please.
Always Needed: Seasonal Appropriate Clothing, Pajamas, Diapers and Wipes, Hygiene Products, Shampoo, Body Wash, etc., Toilet Paper, Baby Formula, Household Cleaning Products
Administrative Needs: Postage Stamps, Gas Cards, Copy/Printer Paper, HP 950 and 951 Officejet Ink Cartridges
Parkinson’s Support Group – the support group will meet on Mon., June 17th at 7 pm at Grandma’s Restaurant. For more information contact Sue Brant at 518-951-4536.
QiGong Classes – Every Saturday in May - 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!