“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your

good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” — Matthew 5:16

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is able to commit 25% of our Annual Budget to outreach because of the generous support of our membership.  It is the reason we can faithfully support the mission of organizations like the Haitian Timoun Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and the Edge House (our campus ministry on the boundary of the University of Cincinnati).  If you’d like to donate to our mission, CLICK HERE.

For an up-to-date list of volunteer opportunities and special fundraising campaigns, connect with our News and Events Page.

Featured Outreach Ministries

Taft Elementary
Scott Puthoff
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Taft Elementary

Good Shepherd members meet with our classrooms on a monthly basis, providing activities based on the theme of the month.  Themes can range from meditation and mindfulness, where the students practice yoga and meditation, to career day, when the students get to hear from various professionals speak about their job.  During December and May, GSLC members celebrate Christmas and the end-of-school with the students.

Good Shepherd also supports the school through a variety of other ways.  Taft is a uniform school, so GSLC provides extra sets of pants, shirts, and winter coats to help those in need.  Members stock and work the Taft Elementary Food Pantry that supports school families that need extra food to make ends meet.  GSLC also provides food to support students during the times that they are not able to access schol meals during winter and spring breaks.

Even though the pandemic has altered the way that we are supporting our adopted classrooms and the Taft Elementary community, we are still finding ways to share God's grace with others!

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Other Organizations We Support

Hands Against Hunger (formerly Kids Against Hunger) - GSLC members regularly volunteer at food packing events that benefit the hungry throughout the world.

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) - an organization dedicated to providing emergency shelter for homeless families.  GSLC members and families host nights at a local church where they serve a meal, play games, and provide a safe place for homeless families to stay.

Inter Parish Ministries - an organization dedicated to providing clothing, food, and support to people in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Matthew 25 Ministries - an organization that provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief throughout the world.  GSLC has regular volunteer opportunities at the organization doing whatever work is needed and forms a walk-run team for the annual Hunger 5k which raises money for their mission.

Lutheran Disaster Response - the disaster relief and response arm of the national ELCA.  GSLC donates regularly to this organization as well as during special appeals for funds in response to disasters such as hurricanes or flooding.

Northeast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS) Food Pantry - a Kenwood-area food pantry that serves the local area.  GSLC regularly supports this organization with various events throughout the year and the annual Souper Bowl of Caring.

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank - GSLC volunteers and donates to this organization that provides diapers to folks in need in our community.

Tikkun Farm - GSLC regularly volunteers at this organization that provides food for those in need, while also caring for Creation.

Vida E†erna–Iglesia Luterana (VEIL) - GSLC volunteers and provides tutoring to members of this spanish-speaking worship community that finds a home with Lord of Life Lutheran Church in West Chester, OH.