CIELO Potluck Fundraiser August 20

Join us on Sunday, August 20 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  in Crary Hall for a potluck event to raise money for CIELO’s Immigration Family Fund. Please bring your favorite dish. Roasted chicken will be provided-plus Latino music! Charo Portaro, director of CIELO’s Education Program, will speak. Immigrant families in Read More

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Climate Action YOU Can Do!

Please join us in telling Puget Sound Energy (PSE) that we want them to be coal-free! Currently every time you flip a switch 30% of the power comes from a coal plant in Montana, the dirtiest plant west of the Mississippi! Please stop by the table in the Narthex to Read More

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Putting Our Faith into Action

We are pleased to announce a new opportunity to put your faith into action by lending support to detained immigrants through AID NW (Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest). Training and orientation by AID NW is available. On Saturday, July 22 Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest (AID NW) is Read More

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Summer as Sabbath

by Allison Pate, Faith Formation and Service Director This is the week summer begins. Not just because the Summer Solstice falls on Tuesday, June 20, but because (and probably more importantly) public schools are out this week. I’m sure you’ll notice the difference, as kids show up at grocery stores Read More

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A WholeHearted People

From Advent through Easter, we have journeyed through the seasons of the church that tell the story of Jesus. Now, we enter a new season where we transition to the story of the people of God. On the day of Pentecost, God fills us with the Holy Spirit, weaving us Read More

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Good Shepherd Partners with Days for Girls

Good Shepherd is just beginning  a new partnership with the non-profit Days for Girls. Days for Girls International is a grassroots non-profit that creates a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene. The Olympia Chapter of Days for Girls Read More

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VBS – Welcome to Hero Central!

Dates: Aug.7-11 from 9 a.m. to noon. You’re invited to soar with us at Hero Central Vacation Bible School! We’ll go on awesome adventures alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. Hero Central VBS features epic music, spectacular science, crafty Read More

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Local Author Ned Hayes to Discuss The Eagle Tree at Good Shepherd

Save the Date for Our Book Swap Brunch Good Shepherd’s Women’s Book Club invites everyone to Brunch on Saturday, June 24 beginning at 10:00 for a conversation with local author, Ned Hays. We’ll be discussing Ned’s bestselling book, The Eagle Tree. Set in Olympia, “Tree” is told from the perspective of 14-year-old Read More

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Are We Really the Mother of Exiles?

….Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome….”Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming Read More

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Welcoming Today’s Refugees

The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd and the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation are excited to host John Forseth, Program Director for Refugee Resettlement and Placement for Lutheran Community Services  on Sunday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m at Good Shepherd. We’ll be learning about the many heartwarming and rewarding volunteer Read More

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