Children’s Ministry

Sunday School kids packing up kits for Lutheran World ReliefGood Shepherd offers a variety of educational opportunities for children.  A description of our Sunday School is below.  Please use one of the following links to learn about our other opportunities.

Vacation Bible School – 2018
GOD SO LOVES THE WORLD!  
Explore the world, understand that God is present in all places, and learn from the faith of our neighbors around the world at this year’s Vacation Bible School.  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be hosting VBS on July 23 – July 25  from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.  All youth and children over age 4 are welcome.  A light supper will be served from 5-5:20 pm each day.  Following the supper, we will have activity stations, including music, crafts, games and storytelling.  On Wednesday, July 25th at 6:45 pm family & friends are invited to attend a global themed worship service led by Good Shepherd youth. An ice cream social will immediately follow in the Fellowship hall.  The cost is $10 per child or $15 per family.  For registration information or questions, please contact VBS Coordinator, Kathryn Thompson, or a member of the Education Committee (Anna Norris, Heather Cote or Bob Felde). 

Sunday School
We welcome all children to join with us for community and faith formation within our Sunday School program. Parents or caregivers do not need to be members of Good Shepherd for their children to attend.  

We meet most Sundays from September through May from 10:45 am-11:30 am. Students gather in the Fellowship Hall for snacks and conversation in the 10-15 minutes between church and Sunday School. Then, a chime rings to alert students that Sunday School is about to start.  The 4-year old-4th grade class will meet in the Sunday School room by the small kitchen.  The Youth Forum (Middle School and up) will meet in the Annex.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to come to Sunday School with their children, but are not required to do so.  Friends are always welcome!

Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Program:  At the Annual Meeting of the Congregation on February 4, 2018, a Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Program was formally adopted by the Good Shepherd congregation.  The program was recommended by the ELCA as well as Church Mutual, the Good Shepherd insurance company, and ratified by the Congregation Council.  Legal counsel was also consulted.

Abuse Prevention Program

 

First Communion/Confirmation