For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. — Matthew 18:20

Good Shepherd provides a vareity of adult faith formation and fellowship opportunities because we know that the road to becoming a disciple of Jesus is a life-long pursuit.  Whether it is a walk in the woods, monthly book club, or pilgrimage in Spain, you can expect to find something to help you connect with God and others at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Adult Connect in March 2023

March 5th: Ecospirituality with Caroljean Willie, SC, Ph.D. from Earth Connection.

This topic will help us better understand our spiritual connection to God’s greater Creation. Ecospirituality engages a relational view of person to planet, inner to outer landscape, and soul to soil. Sister Caroljean has extensive experience working cross-culturally throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia, South and Central America as an environmental educator, teacher-trainer and cultural diversity consultant. Before becoming the program director at EarthConnection, she served two terms of office as the NGO representative at the United Nations for the Sisters of Charity Federation and continues to work with microfinancing projects in Africa.


March 12th: St. Francis Way 2024 Pilgrimage Info Session

Are you particularly interested in St. Francis, the 12th century monk who led a life of poverty and service and founded multiple religious orders?  Have you been intrigued about pilgrimages taken previously by Good Shepherd people on the Camino in Spain and St. Cuthbert’s Way in Scotland / Northern England?  Are you interested to build deeper, more spiritual connections with fellow congregation members and experience your faith together?  Do you enjoy hiking and exploring new places?

If your answers to any of these questions are “yes!” or even a more cautious “maybe”, attend the March 12 Adult Forum at 10am to learn more about the “St. Francis Way” Pilgrimage that GSLC is planning for April, 2024.  Discussion leaders have participated in previous pilgrimages and will provide more information about this pilgrimage that will include: convening in Rome, walking through various towns of Umbria, Italy, and arriving at Assisi, Italy the city in which St. Francis was born and is buried.


March 19th & 26th: Understanding the Seder with Rabbi Drew

Rabbi Drew Kaplan will host a 2-part series on Passover. Part 1 will focus on understanding the Seder from a Gospel perspective and Part 2 will focus on how Passover is and Seder is understood in a contemporary context.

Rabbi Kaplan received his BA in Jewish Studies from Indiana University in December 2003 and was ordained by YCT Rabbinical School in 2009. In addition to speaking and writing on a variety of matters related to Jewish practice, he enriched and provided services for Jewish college students and young adults in Southern California for the better part of a decade. In Cincinnati, he has served for more than a quarter-decade as the chaplain at a senior living facility as their "Pandemic Rabbi". Rabbi Drew Kaplan is a knowledgeable Jewish communal leader, as well as an experienced Jewish educator. A leading expert in the field of Jewish drinking, he has reified his passion and expertise in creating, the #1 resource on the Internet for the textual exploration of beverage-consumption in the Jewish tradition, as well as publishing over 100 episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show.


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