November 2018

Divorced? Separated? Know someone who is? When a marriage ends, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants face challenges and discover: How to deal with emotions, Helpful tips for surviving social events, Ways to help children through the holidays...

Help Make Christmas Eve Worship Possible It takes an incredible team of volunteers to make worship possible each Sunday at Good Shepherd. On Christmas Eve in Madison and Verona there is also a need for many volunteers to help welcome and serve all who attend Good...

The latest issue of Good Shepherd's monthly newsletter "The Messenger" is now available to read online. Print copies are available at both the Verona and Madison campuses. Have a question or an idea for a future issue? Send an email to the communications team: communications@gslcwi.com Download the...

Dear Thanksgiving Meal Volunteers: Just days ago, you and I touched the lives of many through Good Shepherd’s Community Thanksgiving Meal.  Thank you!  Counting the servings of leftovers offered at meal’s end, we dished up a record shattering 478 plates of food for people!  The food...

"The day we purchased our house, we loaded boxes, furniture, toys and clothes onto my uncle’s truck. I was so excited. Our caravan of cars and trucks drove five miles north of the city of Hartford to our new home. Once we arrived, I played...

So the holidays have officially arrived. With all the hustle and bustle of peppermint mocha laced shopping sprees, or tryptophan induced binge sessions of football. And each year thrown into the mix is Christ the King Sunday. The Feast of Christ the King was first observed in...

Good Shepherd Members: Thank you for supporting our Generosity Campaign to provide funds For Good Shepherd in 2019. We are grateful for your generous giving for next year! Now, we hope to erase the $120,000 deficit we are facing in 2018 by the end of the year....

This is a new women's bible study group open to all women and hosted by Meadowood neighborhood resident Antonette Crosby and Good Shepherd's Student Minister, Sarah Key.  Our goal is to bring together a diverse group of women crossing racial, age, and socioeconomic boundaries to...

Sending Care to Service Members Every year each AMPed confirmation small group conducts a service project to learn about what it means to serve others.  This year one group is in need of your assistance. They are looking to coordinate letters and/or care packages to those family...

The Little Apocalypse This Sunday's Gospel reading from Mark (Mark 13:1-8) is called the Little Apocalypse.  Don’t let that scare you though.  The word apocalypse usually brings up images for us of death, destruction and catastrophe.  It’s true that Jesus describes earthquakes and war and famine,...

Often people feel they aren’t able to ask what it means to be LGBTQ because they are afraid of offending someone or they don’t have the right words with which to ask. If this sounds familiar, or you are interested in how to better support...

On Sunday, November 24 and Sunday, December 1, you are invited to choose gift tag from the Giving Tree Table at either the Verona or Madison Campus to buy a Christmas gift for a child in Dane County through Early Childhood Development.  Gifts are to...

Mark your calendar for the next FMSC MobilePack hosted by Good Shepherd on February 22-23, 2019 at the Verona campus. Since 2012, Good Shepherd families along with the community have packed over 600,000 meals for kids and families in the neediest areas of the world. In...

What does it look like to give without asking for anything in return? We might know people who can live this out, but it sure isn’t easy.  As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to live with generosity, humility, and faith.  But how often we...