Serve God, Serve Your Neighbor!

Jesus tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. We work with our brothers and sisters in Christ to serve in a variety of ways:

Families Moving Forward

Good Shepherd hosts homeless families with children quarterly, offering meals, a place to sleep, and a caring community. To be a part of this ministry, contact Bob Stein or sign up on site just before the hosting week. Learn more about Families Moving Forward.

Next opportunity to serve: Week of May 18-24

Camden Promise

Camden Promise is an ecumenical organization, located at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in north Minneapolis,that assists their neighbors with a food pantry and weekly dinners. We join them the first Saturday of each month, helping in the food pantry. Help people find a way to feed their families.

Next opportunity to serve: May 3, 11:30

Community Emergency Service

A long-time witness in Minneapolis to families with challenges, Community Emergency Service is a crisis relief and empowerment ministry. It offers a food closet, housing assistance, and advocacy services to people in need. On First Food Sunday, Good Shepherd members bring food for the food closet. And there are more opportunities! For more information, contact Karen Walhof.

Next Food Shelf Sunday: May 4

Urban Homeworks

Good Shepherd folks repair homes in the city through Urban Homeworks. Help make homes more livable. Contact Joel Marty.

Next opportunity to serve: April 12

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels helps keep our homebound neighbors in their homes by delivering a hot meal regularly. We deliver meals every six weeks. If you have a car and an hour, you can provide nourishment and a friendly smile. Contact Sylvia Pedersen.

Next opportunity to serve: Week of April 21-25

Loaves and Fishes

Good Shepherd members prepare and serve meals to hungry people at St. Stephen’s School on the third Tuesday of every other month. Want to cook, serve or clean up? Contact Debbie Anderson.

Next opportunity to serve: May 20


Our quilters meet monthly, the second Thursday at 9:30 a.m., to prepare quilts for local and global organizations. Want to wrap someone in the love of Christ? Contact, and we will be in touch!

Next opportunity to serve: May 8, 9:30 am

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

LSS serves children and youth, families and adults, seniors and people with disabilities. Good Shepherd works with LSS on projects that assist families. Contact Joy Erickson to help immigrant families get on their feet and struggling families know they are supported and valued.

Plymouth Christian Youth Center

Children and young people in north Minneapolis find new hope at Plymouth Christian Youth Center. Want to know more? Contact Herb Morgenthaler.

Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

Good Shepherd is a part of this ecumenical group. Contact Karen Walhof to learn more. Learn more about the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches.