25th Anniversary of the Expansion of the Church’s Building and Mission

25th Anniversary

A Celebration of Gathering:  In 2013 Good Shepherd celebrated the 25th anniversary of the expansion of the church building and mission. The celebration kicked off on September 8, 2013 with the 4th annual Welcome Neighbor’s Picnic and concluded 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 the 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 the 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 the space, not only to meet the worship and fellowship needs, but to enable the congregation 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 the Kinderhaus Outdoor Preschool.

Special Projects

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

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


25th Anniversary Fundraising Letter

Fundraising Form

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