Welcome to Good Shepherd! We have so much going on and hope you will join us for all of these great opportunities!
Check out our Children, Youth and Family page for more information for kids.
Join us on Wednesday evenings!
Meal at 5 p.m.
Worship at 6 p.m.
Connect at 6:35 p.m.
Heavenly Bells at 6:30 p.m.
Sr. Choir at 7:30 p.m.
A reminder to please turn in your Time and Talent and Treasures sheets.
Meet and Greet
Join Pastor Peter for coffee and dessert on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Come and say hi in a casual setting.
Join us on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. for our meal and midweek worship. Connect, adult study and choirs begin at 6:30 p.m.
If you are interested in ordering a poinsettia for the sanctuary for Christmas, please use this form, which will be included in the bulletins. Deadline is Dec. 4.
Christmas Food Boxes
If you or someone you know is in need of a food basket for Christmas, fill out the form. Forms must be to the church office by Dec. 15. Food and monetary donations are welcome – please see the insert for specific instructions.
Attention Cookie Bakers of Good Shepherd
We need your help – when you tie on your apron and fire up your oven to make your holiday treats – consider baking an extra batch for the Christmas Cookie Sale. Your cookie contribution can be dropped off in the upstairs fellowship hall on Dec. 11, before the 8:30 worship service. The cookies will be available for sale on Sunday, Dec.11 between services. This is a great opportunity to bring home some home baked holiday goodies. Proceeds from the Cookie Sale will go toward reducing the balance on our Line of Credit.
Holiday crafts at Roosevelt Elementary
Roosevelt’s PTA will be hosting their 2nd Annual Holiday Workshop. Students will sign up to make two crafts to give to loved ones as a holiday gift. They are looking for volunteers to help the students. It will be held Thursday, Dec. 15. from approximately 3-5 p.m. Volunteers would be teaching a craft to a group of 20 students and the crafts will be supplied by the PTA. Please contact Tammy Rud at the school if you are interested in helping, 715-852-4707 or email@example.com.
A new gift option
Do you have loved ones that have everything and are hard to buy for? How about giving a gift of a new pair of shoes or boots for children in need? Shepherd’s Closet is going to have a shoe drive for the homeless children and the children in need. If you would like to donate money or a new pair of shoes or boots for these children in honor of your loved ones, we will have someone collect the money on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. In return for your donation, you will receive a certificate that you can give to your loved one, letting them know what you did.
Another online giving option
We are now set up to receive offerings by text message-ANYTIME, ANYWHERE! Text a dollar amount to 715-602-4777 and you will receive a text back with a link that takes you to a page to fill out the following information: name, address, card information and how frequently you want it taken out. Or you can swipe your card with our new Square option. (We will still be able to mark it on your giving record.)
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry
The Street Ministry has updated their list at this time to include: Hand-warmers, hoodies-especially sizes XL and larger, water, backpacks-large; jeans, boxers, white cotton socks, diapers and wipes, hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, warm coats with working zippers, winter/ski type gloves, tight knit hats, warm winter boots, gas cards and food cards. Money needed to purchase non-donated items. Cash is never handed out.
Check out their new website!
You can also donate right on the website. Or if you are giving a check, please write checks out to Chippewa Valley Street Ministry and mail it or drop it off at the church.
Mission Envelopes for October-December
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry (formerly Plymouth Street Ministry) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that focuses on people in need in our community. The ministry focuses on the homeless, people who are incarcerated and women who are being or have been trafficked or abused. The ministry subsists solely on donations, both monetary and more physical donations such as clothing, shoes, jackets, etc.
The ministry started in 2012 and was founded at Plymouth United Church of Christ. Pastor Mike Henry oversees operations and has the assistance of multiple volunteers. Over the years, our ministry has grown and we have been welcomed and supported by numerous individuals and organizations in the area. As a means to encompass everyone we serve and who support us, we are in the process of changing our name to Chippewa Valley Street Ministry. Our missions will not change. We are available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, rain or shine.
Check out our 60th Anniversary “Living History” booklet.