23 Hour Youth Service Event
March 31 – April 1, 2017
The Be Like Jesus 23 Hour Servant Event is an opportunity for 3rd through 8th grade youth to be a servant like Jesus. On this weekend, over 100 3rd – 8th graders from ELCA churches in the St. Louis area will be right here at Good Shepherd. Their assignment: reflect Jesus’ love by serving others! Youth will participate in a variety of service projects that include making fleece blankets, collecting food for the food pantry, yard work, purchasing items at local stores for community organizations, and much more. Projects will be held right here at Good Shepherd or in the surrounding communities. Service projects will benefit the participating congregations, community and global organizations. The event will also include great music, fun activities, a chance to meet new friends, and an opportunity to grow closer in faith to Be Like Jesus.
Please contact Becky Howard at 636-391-6685 if you would like to be a part of this amazing event. We will need many adult volunteers to help with Saturday meals and projects! (Shifts will be broken up into two-hour blocks of time)
Thanks for your Support of Be Like Jesus 2017!
A huge thanks to the many folks who gave of their time, talents and donations to make this year’s Be Like Jesus 23-hour Service Event for 3rd – 8th graders a huge success over the March 31 – April 1 weekend. Our awesome young people put their hands and hearts to work on Saturday and had a lot of fun along the way with the new friends they met! Here is some event math we wanted to share with you:
61 3rd – 8th graders, 19 high school color group leaders, 54 adults, 400 hygiene kits assembled for the homeless at Trinity Soulard, $546 raised for Feed My Starving Children during our Wash Away Hunger Car Wash, 124 Chemo Care kits assembled for Shepherd of the Hills Cancer Care Ministry, 170 greeting cards lovingly crafted for Project Boomerang, 8 prayer blankets tied with love and care for families in the Humanitri Transitional Housing program, 52 Mom’s Pamper Bags created for moms in the Humanitri Transitional Housing program, 83 prayer rocks painted for women currently in the Magdalene House Housing program, 350 bologna sandwiches packed for Trinity Soulard Homeless Outreach program, 1 Good Shepherd’s Memorial Garden was spruced up! 1 group visited Briarcrest Senior Living Center to share music and energy with residents there, 2 groups visited and learned about the homelessness reversed program at Gateway 180, 1 group visited Crisis Nursery in Wentzville and learned more about what they do for families in need, 2 groups visited Meramec Bluffs Care Center – they shared music, led bingo and had a ton of fun! 1 group visited Wings of Love & Care Center in South City and helped clean up the facility and pack care kits, 4 groups helped spread mulch at Schroeder Park, 2 groups helped bag 200 trees to be shipped to parks around Missouri, 3 groups gleaned groceries from shoppers at the Lafayette Center Dierbergs – they collected , 593 non-perishable food items and $82 in donations for Circle of Concern Food Pantry.