Celebrating our 8th Year as a RIC Congregation

The holy work of welcome is a lifelong journey for everyone. There are countless milestones to be reached in a faith community to welcome, include, and advocate for LGBTQIA+ people and their families and other marginalized communities. These milestones will be reached through ongoing education, relationship building, and staying up Read More

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Benevolence Meeting November 12

Good Shepherd tithes a portion of the general offerings from our members and visitors. We distribute these funds (along with earnings from our ministry investment funds) to nonprofit organizations locally and globally that serve the poor and elderly, advocate for the vulnerable and protect God’s  creation. Last year, we distributed almost Read More

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Buy Christmas Greens to Support our Preschool

Our seventh annual wreath fundraiser to benefit the Good Shepherd Christian Preschool Tuition Assistance Program will be held on Sunday, November 5 and 12 from 9:30-11:00 in the Narthex.  We have had a wonderful response the last six years and the wreaths are spectacular! If you are interested in purchasing Read More

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Congregational Care Survey

The Good Shepherd Care Team gathers regularly to discuss the spiritual and pastoral care needs of church members and friends of the church. Up to this point, Care Team conversations have primarily centered on those who are hospitalized, in need of short term support following hospitalization, or homebound (including homebound communion). For the past few months, Care Team conversations have Read More

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Good Shepherd to Host Faith Over Fear

On October 26 at 1:00 p.m., Good Shepherd will host Faith Over Fear, Standing with our Muslim Neighbors. We encourage you to join Aneelah Afzali (MAPS-AMEN) and Pastor Terry Kyllo (Neighbors in Faith) for an overview of the Islamophobia industry, the threat it poses to our nation and civil liberties, Read More

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Join us for a CIELO Fundraiser

Join members of Good Shepherd’s Council and Staff on October 28 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Heritage Room, 604 Water Street, Olympia as we celebrate with CIELO The Day of the Dead. The evening will feature Mexican cuisine, live piano music of Eduardo Alarcon, a dessert dash, a drawing for Read More

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Theology Uncorked Celebrates the Reformation

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his famous “95 Theses” to the door of his hometown church in Wittenberg. With that small, symbolic act, Luther unleashed a storm of change, kicking off the most important religious event of the last millennium—the Read More

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Help us Raise the Roof!!

Over the last several months we’ve been talking about our need to replace the Gathering Place roof, repair part of the Sanctuary roof and our need to improve ventilation throughout our building. In August, the Congregation Council approved a plan and budget to accomplish these projects. In September the Gathering Read More

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We Need Strategic Planners

The Congregation Council is seeking four people to serve on a strategic planning committee led by John Masterson. The committee needs members who have one or more of the following attributes: A deep sense of God being at work through the Body of Christ in a particular time and place Read More

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Good Shepherd to Host AIDNW

We’re excited to be welcoming Aid Northwest  to our church on October 15 at 1:30 p.m. for conversation and training regarding the Tacoma detention center. Even if you don’t have time to volunteer on an ongoing basis with AIDNW this is still an invaluable event to better understand how the Read More

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