A Celebration of Gathering: 25th Anniversary of the Expansion of Our Church’s Building and Mission

25th Anniversary

This fall, Good Shepherd is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the expansion of our church building and mission. The celebration kicked off on September 8, 2013 with our 4th annual Welcome Neighbor’s Picnic and will conclude on Sunday, November 17, 2013 with a special 25th anniversary worship service followed by a meal and program.

About the Expansion

In 1988, the congregation embarked upon a second building project. An addition to our original 1958 church building was constructed. It provides our present main entrance, sanctuary, narthex, office areas, nursery, sacristy, and additional restrooms.

The original sanctuary was remodeled into our Fellowship Hall and kitchen. Some of the spaces in the former ‘west wing’, which links the original building to the addition, also were converted for other uses. An important goal of this building project was to expand our space, not only to meet our worship and fellowship needs, but to enable us to provide facilities for additional community outreach.

The new spaces created a larger and unique space for worship, areas for informal and formal fellowship and meetings for the congregation and community groups, and allowed Good Shepherd to be the home for Kinderhaus Preschool and Kindergarten.

Special Projects

The Steering Committee, with Council approval, has designated two major projects for this 25thanniversary Celebration:

  1. A $25,000 fund-raising campaign. The goals of the fund-raising campaign are to provide hospitality upgrades for our spaces and furnishings and to continue our tradition of making substantial contributions to local community and global Lutheran  programs.
  2. A new version of our congregation Directory. The new version of the Directory will be on our website, log-in and password protected, with print versions available for members who do not have internet access.

Check our News and Events area for frequent updates on the celebration!


25th Anniversary Fundraising Letter

Fundraising Form

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