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Generosity isn’t an act. It’s a way of life.

Join us at our next scheduled event!

Sunday Worship at 8:30 am and 10 am. Livestreaming of our 8:30 am service.

A Strong Legacy of Generosity 

At Good Shepherd, we have a deep history of providing stability, security, and acts of generosity. We support local, national, and global projects that help people recover from natural disasters, support local charities financially, and make a difference in our world. Our missions committee ensures that the resources provided will prioritize the specific needs of each situation. Collaborating on the possibilities while offering solutions to better circumstances, we are adaptable and ready to take on any challenge! 

 

In addition to our physical efforts at Good Shepherd, we have a goal of generously supporting local, national and international ministries by giving away 30% of our annual operating expense (e.g., $180,000+ for donations.) To learn more about the ministries we offer, please visit the Ministries Getting Started page.

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Helping Make Gods Work Known

Good Shepherd partners and supports many places that are doing God's work outside our own walls. While supporting them with finances, we also support them by helping spread the word of what they are doing.

 

Pastor Chris uses time each month on the local cable access station (Channel 4) to interview an agency or group making a positive influence in the Palos Community through the program "Community Bridge." Check out the latest episode. 

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Annual Capital Improvement Grant

Good Shepherd annually distributes a grant of just over $8,200 to an agency or ministry which is embarking on a capital improvement project. Information about the application process can be found by clicking HERE. Make sure to share this project with agencies making a difference in our world and encourage them to send in their information by June 1, 2024.

Good Shepherd Giving Tree Gift Program

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Palos Heights is committed to sharing our blessings with others to help and support the care and ministry of organizations serving the Children of God. Beginning in 2024, we began setting aside funds to assist other non-profit/charitable organizations through the  “Good Shepherd Giving Tree” gift program.  The Good Shepherd Giving Tree’s mission is to plant seeds of difference in our community for the purpose of seeing them grow to make a significant, life-giving impact. 

As Good Shepherd sets aside funding to improve our own physical church building and grounds, we feel the need to go above and beyond our current giving by investing additionally in our community to support God’s work. Given that, for the foreseeable future, the “Good Shepherd Giving Tree” gift program will be supported with up to $50,000 annually. Funding will be allocated to organizations and entities by the Missions Committee based on the applications we receive. The recipients of the grants for 2024 were the South Suburban Joy Emporium, Shady Oaks Center of LSSI, Beds Plus+ and South Suburban Pads.

 

As we look at the year ahead, we will again be taking applications for the grant distributed in January 2024. Last year, the deadline for applications is yet to be determined but will be sometime in the Fall of 2024. Check back for more details. 

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