Outreach

Local

Our church is involved in our community in many ways, and is always looking for more ways to give to those we share our community with. Here are some of the ways we serve Barrhaven and greater Ottawa:

  • Church volunteers serve regularly at the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, an organization which feeds the poor of our area.

  • Our Seniors’ Speaker Series hosts a speaker of interest to local seniors each month–all without charge. It provides opportunities to learn and to connect with other seniors in the area. Check out the “upcoming events” section of the website for the next event.

  • We help staff local Barrhaven events, like the annual Canada Day celebration at Clarke field and participate in the Santa Claus Parade

  • Our church space is made available for use by charitable organizations

  • Funeral services are offered without charge

National

Service to our neighbours means more than service to those who live next door. At Good Shepherd, we look for opportunities to serve those who may not even be known to us. Here are some of the ways we reach out at a national level

  • We participate in the annual Relay for Life, raising funds and awareness for the fight against cancer

International

The world’s needs are many, and we do our small part to help

  • We support Lutheran World Relief and the Primates World Relief and Development Fund. These organizations are run by our Church overseeing bodies, helping with disaster relief and international development throughout the world.

  • Tabitha Wells provides clean, safe water to communities in the third world. Our church raises funds for this important effort.

  • Days for Girls meets monthly at our church. Here, volunteers from our church assist in making hygiene kits for girls in the third world. These kits give girls a path to better hygiene and long-term health.

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